We are a team of high-caliber creatives, strategic thinkers and tenacious problem solvers. Never rusty. A tad quirky… and always a blast to work with. Meet the crew:
Rusty George | Creative Principal
Rusty applies over 25 years of creative wisdom to supervise a team of highly-skilled artists and thinkers producing compelling brand experiences for a variety of clientele. When not guiding clients through the studio's brand process, he can be found speaking at any number of regional conferences on the importance of telling a strong story through visual communications.
Secret To the Universe: It’s held together by duct tape.
Kevin Gamache | Creative
Kevin initially started college thinking he’d become a Pulitzer-winning columnist. While laying out pages as an editor for Gonzaga's student newspaper, Kevin discovered his passion for design and was immediately hooked. Creating layouts, choosing fonts, organizing information in a compelling way — he loved it all. After moving back to Seattle he enrolled at the School of Visual Concepts and has been designing ever since. With a clean, simple design aesthetic, Kevin specializes in UX and responsive website design while chipping in on logo and identity work as well. While he’s excited about the future of the web, he’s equally passionate about spoiling his 2 dogs, and fixing his slice at the nearest golf course. Fore!
Secret To the Universe: Coffee. Followed by more coffee.
Samantha Madeo | Creative
Meet Samantha. Born and raised in the Seattle area. Samantha has a natural ability to create compelling visuals from concept to execution. A Central Washington University alum, Samantha loves hiking, hitting the closest beach, clean eating and live concerts. She would be an avocado eating giraffe if she could choose a way of life.
Secret To the Universe: Bare feet in the sand
Jeromy Condon | Programmer
Jeromy is a multidisciplinary programmer, designer, artist, and cat lover sailing the seas of the wild internetz. In his free time he enjoys creating traditional art, macro photography, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.
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Hana Kato | Art Director
Hana’s life as a creative first came to light when her school district offered to purchase her rendition of a Matisse painting while she was in 6th grade — an offer she refused. While attending Western Washington Universities’ design program, Hana developed a solid foundation in visual thinking and critical analysis. Eventually she made her way down to Tacoma, where she chased her dreams of merging design and social justice by working for Tacoma Community House. Hana brings to the table a background in nonprofit marketing, solid design skills, expertise in UX and front-end programming, and an endless capacity for learning and drinking tea.
Secret To the Universe: Dancing
Jennifer McCorkle | Account Manager
Jennifer is a client-centric Jedi who utilizes the Force in order to represent and maintain the client’s objectives. Her proficiency in account management cuts across industries, from manufacturing to IT. She uses her powers of organization and multi-tasking for the greater good and can be found obsessing over the details, keeping an eagle eye on budgets and timelines, and rooting for UW. GO DAWGS!
Secret To the Universe: It’s far better to spoil the ending than to wait for the surprise.
Erica Riker | Creative
As a kid in Upstate New York, curating her own 25¢ marker-and-paper solo shows, Erica knew she needed to work in the arts. After honing solid visual ideation skills during her design studies in NY, she moved from coast to coast collaborating with artists along the way and learning invaluable problem-solving and technical skills working with both self-taught and seasoned designers, molding her into the multifaceted designer she is today. Erica cherishes the responsibility of creating compelling visual voices for every client, and she is constantly gaining inspiration from the newest design trends, the timeless classics, and really hot chicken wings.
Secret To the Universe: Warm cats
Kitura George | Operations Manager
Kitura is a super-organized, uber-detailed, list-making, budget watching asset to the company. She also happens to be the wife of the infamous Rusty George. Her past work-including wedding planning and community relations-make her an expert at keeping us focused on the big picture.
Secret To the Universe: Confidence is like lip gloss, all you have to do is put it on.
Crissy Pagulayan | Accounts Director
Crissy's experience in account management includes working in agencies small and large from the beautiful Pacific Northwest to the Isle of Hawaii. Her role is to be the main point of contact for you. She schedules internal and external meetings, manages project budgets and timelines and acts as your advocate when allocating shop resources. When she is not leading a team of stellar account managers, you can find her giving pony rides to her preschooler, feeding her baby, making dinner for her husband and walking the dog…all at the same time.
Secret To the Universe: Jazz hands
Seeking | Copywriter
Skilled In Campaigns, Marketing, Content Strategy
Candidates Only Please.
In addition to strong copywriting skills you must have a robust knowledge of branding and advertising, social media and new media marketing. You will also be relentlessly curious, imaginative, conceptual and driven to own our clients’ challenges, dreams, goals and pain points. You will be interacting directly with the Creative Team, participating in brainstorming conversations and critique sessions, developing everything from slogans to headlines, body copy, website content, blog posts, plus many more duties. Experience and a passion for marketing and creating brand loyalty is a must.
- Help the creative team (led by Art Director) develop an excellent story that encapsulates the spirit and essence of each client’s brand and defines the purpose and strategy behind every project
- Collaborate with creative team to produce effective work for a variety of clients across multiple media types including print, digital, outdoor, television, radio, and collateral, and others
- Help the agency win new business through bold, innovative work, as well as effective presentations. Assist with proposal language and development
- Translate concepts to compelling content in a variety of tactics, from website copy to social media posts, blogs, catalogs or sell sheet descriptions, just to name a few
- Proofread all communications developed by the agency and ensure information accuracy
- Maintain a positive attitude and continually contribute to a positive, productive and inspirational environment
- Strong writing skills in both strategic and creative capacities- developing campaign messaging (headlines, taglines, copy, etc)
- Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
- Bachelor’s or higher degree in English or communications and agency experience is a plus, as well as experience in manufacturing, transportation or human resources industries
- Understanding of latest communications trends (social media, digital media, SEO)
- Must be solution-oriented and not afraid take initiative and push innovative ideas
- High organizational skills
- Ability to self monitor time and record via company’s time tracking software
If you believe you have the caliber of talent required to join our team we invite you to send your resume and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please.
PLEASE NOTE: E-mailed or physically mailed correspondence only. An automatically sent link from your Linked In profile displays a lack of initiative unworthy of our ideal candidate and will be immediately discarded. Unsolicited phone calls are not appreciated. Thank you!