Advertising for the rest of us

You don’t have to look to New York City to find creativity and state-of-the-art technology. You chose quality of life and affordable cost of living over the hustle and bustle of the big city. So did we.

We have what it takes to bring your brand to life. We exist to bring creativity, technology and imagery together as a branding machine that will make your business stand apart. Our gestalt approach sees you for who you really are and communicates it much better than you can.

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Christopher Swainhart

CEO | Creative

Christopher Swainhart’s first photographic experience was in a darkroom at age three, quietly watching while his father developed and printed photos. Since then the award-winning cinematographer has filmed all over the world, producing hundreds of commercial film projects for companies worldwide.

Also an orchestral arranger and musician, Chris’s group Queen City Brass is widely known and has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” The former principal trumpet with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has played on numerous recordings with the Cincinnati Pops. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.

Tom Consolo

Copy Writing | Web Design

Tom honed his writing and editing skills over more than a decade on the copy desks of Cincinnati’s daily newspapers, including creating and implementing strategies for their transition into multimedia content resources. He’s also worked to connect audiences with the performing arts through lively and accessible concert program notes and live presentations for orchestral audiences in three states. The CCM graduate also still maintains an active schedule as a violinist and conductor.

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Janie Smith

Film Editor

Janie has three years’ experience in video production and video editing. She’s a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where she earned a degree in public relations. Janie has on-air experience, too: she hosted a daily radio show as part of a summer internship near EKU. The Bell County, Ky., native is a recent arrival to Greater Cincinnati, and she’s having a great time getting to know the city in her free time.

Jim Fausz

Photography | Video

Jim has a wide background in all aspects of photography. Commercial projects and events, portraits and fine art cover just some of his still photography experience. He’s also the in-house photographer for the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Jim, whose degree is in radio and television production with a minor in photography, is active in digital photography education and consulting.

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TJ Derrick

Design | Packaging & Branding

TJ’s product and packaging design for Johnson & Johnson was named one of 2014’s Best Beauty Products of the Year by the Huffington Post. He is a Copper Ingot Award winner where three of his design projects made the AIGA 100 Show of 2013. His projects include work for Bausch & Lomb, Harvard and MIT. TJ graduated first in graphic design from Brigham Young University.

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Katie Lee

Web Design | Social Media |
Promotions

Katie has years of experience running our promotional products division and has helped hundreds of clients with their social media needs. She also is an expert web designer, with an emphasis in e-commerce. Katie holds a communications and advertising degree from Brigham Young University.

Jason S. Young

Cinematographer | Steadicam

Jason Young is a passionate filmmaker and Steadicam operator. With 20 years’ experience in cinematography, Jason has produced media ranging from live streaming to TV commercials and feature films. Jason is a frequent speaker at Creatasphere Conferences in New York City and Los Angeles. He has spoken on several panels with industry leaders such as Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk, 5thKind, EnterMedia Software and many others.

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Mark Burgun

Art Director

With 20 years of agency experience, Mark Burgun inspires creativity and exceptional design among our team. Mark graduated from the College of Art Advertising, where he later worked as a design teacher and computer art instructor. He is also a graduate of Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts and attended Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. Mark has served on several graphic arts program advisory boards, including Diamond Oaks Vocational School.