Twenty plus years as a marketer with agencies including, CKS, Landor Associates and Razorfish for top clients including, Microsoft, Brocade, San Diego Zoo, Solazyme and William Blair. Phil brings the unique ability to listen, define problems that need solving, and develop the right brand strategy and creative approach to achieve results. Phil has a strong consumer packaged goods background along with solid business-to-business credentials and was responsible for Miller Coors, Chevron and Waste Management business while at Landor.
Multi-disciplined designer and creative director with over 20 years experience. Courtney has been the Executive Creative Director for Landor Associates and Interbrand. He has led design efforts for Identity, packaging, web, print, advertising and architectural projects. Multi-category experience including consumer goods, financial services, fashion, technology, petroleum and industrial services, with clients as diverse as BP, Citi, Tommy Hilfiger, John Deere, Taco Bell, ProActiv, FedEx, Heinz, British Airways, Union Bank, and Sea World.
Creative Director / Designer
Bill leads brand strategy and brand development for a broad range of global, national and regional clients. His experience includes working in B2B, consumer and nonprofit sectors. Bill was with Landor Associates most recently as creative director. Bill led and was an essential team member working on global brand programs clients including Microsoft, Sunkist, FedEx, Bacardi, Smucker’s and Four Seasons. Bill is also co-author of Branding for Dummies.
Wendy is an innovative marketing strategist with experience identifying, envisioning, and expressing unusual insights and opportunities. She has expertise in positioning and messaging architectures, copywriting, brand strategy, ethnographic and secondary research.
Creative Director / Designer
Mary has over twenty years experience in consumer packaged goods and brand identity and was formerly a creative director at Interbrand San Francisco. In her career, she has designed and managed the creative process for clients including Del Monte, Kraft General Foods, Post Cereal, Lu Cookies, Oroweat Bakeries, Stolichnaya, Williams-Sonoma, Franklin Covey, Wachovia, United Way, and Walmart.
Former creative director for Walmart.com, Donata established, nurtured and grew a content marketing discipline that informs, inspires and educates customers of the $500 billion retail brand with solutions that enable them to “save money, live better.”
Her success at Walmart.com, Eddie Bauer, Williams-Sonoma, Restoration Hardware and other renowned consumer brands is an expression of her experience in creating award-winning, compelling, sales-driving content and creative across a range of channels and media.
Donata’s category expertise includes food, baby, beauty, electronics, apparel, health and wellness, as well as seasonal campaigns. She has created rich media content across these categories, including textual, video, and interactive tools, as well as content across social media channels.
Operations and Program Management
Kathy has a background in advertising, branding and special events. Her background includes work for clients like Net Objects, LifeScan, Intuit and Waste Management. She is a versatile and athletic player that can jump in to manage a brand program, write a messaging platform or develop and manage a client event.
Writer / Strategy
Robert Schettino helps companies find simple ways to communicate complex ideas, value and differentiation. He has written web sites, top and middle of the funnel content for companies including SE2, Pramata Corporation, Magento/ebay Enterprise, Gaia Metrics and iVideosongs. Schettino has held marketing and communications leadership roles with Pramata, Buzzlogic, Hyperion and Ketchum Public Relations.
Creative Director / Strategist
A creative director and strategist who was formerly the Executive Creative Director for the Google Brand Studio, a Global Creative Director at Nike and Design Director at Landor Associates. Joe has created brand narratives, identity systems, typefaces, packaging, products and event experiences for Google, Nike, Apple, FedEx, Herman Miller, P&G, Pixar, Dwell magazine and the First Lady Michelle Obama. His work has been featured in Adweek, the AIGA annual, Atlantic Cities, the Annual of the AIA, fastcodesign.com and at Cannes, amongst others.
Creative Director / Interaction Designer
Leslie is an interaction designer with a high level of experience in corporate communications and branding. Previously an art director at Pentagram, Leslie has worked with high tech and biotech clients such as Coherent, Varian, Aradigm, and Novartis, specialty brand Yerba Buena Tea Company and cultural organizations such as KQED and SFMOMA. Leslie’s work has been featured in: AR100, Graphis, Potlatch Annual Report Show, Potlatch Context and The West Coast Show.
Designer / Developer