Our People

Our 100+ skilled and spirited employees focus their insights and energy on meaningful retail, package and product design.

  • Steve Mac

    Senior Production Specialist
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    Stephen A. Mac

    Senior Production Specialist

    Preps files for printer, builds mockups. Father, fan of R.I.T. hockey; racing fan, owns world’s largest collection of Super Dirt Week t-shirts.

  • David Aureden

    Director of Client Strategy
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    David B. Aureden

    Director of Client Strategy

    Came to Skaneateles via London, Lisbon, Moscow, Bentonville. Still shoots pictures on film; smells the roses; leads our team in the Polar Plunge.

  • Dawn Michalec

    Senior Production Specialist
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    Dawn M. Michalec

    Senior Production Specialist

    “I love my animals more than anything else in the world; I love to play and watch sports; N.Y. Yankees fan (with the ink to prove it).”

  • Mike Shamon

    Senior Designer
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    Mike Shamon

    Senior Designer

    A Central New York native and a proud Villanova graduate. Enjoys design, following sports and running.

  • Jade Cole

    Senior Designer
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    Jade Cole

    Senior Designer

    Jade is an RIT grad, kayaker, crafter, reader of the Game of Thrones novels, and a rescuer to Doxy, a foxy kitten found under a trailer.

  • Emma Scott

    Senior Strategy Director
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    Emma Scott

    Senior Strategy Director

    Passionate about research-driven design solutions. A Jersey girl and Cornell grad, enjoys to-do lists, the Yankees, paper stores, porches, and trail running.

  • Clint Smith

    Building and Grounds Maintenance
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    Clint Smith

    Building and Grounds Maintenance

    Cares for our buildings and curb appeal during the week; as the pastor of his church he cares for his people every day.

  • Ann Moore

    Receptionist
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    Ann M. Moore

    Receptionist

    Has the uncanny ability to recognize almost every voice she has heard in 20+ years. Enjoys her family, country music and camping.

  • Andy Schweitzer

    Senior Design Director
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    Andrew C. Schweitzer

    Senior Design Director

    Provides graphic/structural design for packages on retail shelves all over America. An Eagle Scout, now his son’s Den and Pack Leader. ADK 46er.

  • Riva Powers

    Senior Designer
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    Riva Powers

    Senior Designer

    A second-generation designer, Riva appreciates the visual but relishes designing the entire experience, perhaps to the tune of AFI or the Ronettes.

  • Dawn Kerr

    Senior Process Designer
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    Dawn Kerr

    Senior Process Designer

    Enthusiastic problem solver who always wants to know “why?” Loves to bake and eat baked goods.

  • Kyle Pienkowski

    Senior Financial Analyst
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    Kyle D. Pienkowski

    Senior Financial Analyst

    Kyle is a CPA in NY and has his Bachelor's in Accounting and MBA from SUNY Oswego. Enjoys time with family and friends, playing basketball and watching sports.

  • Glenn Christoffel

    Manager, Design and Implementation
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    Glenn N. Christoffel

    Manager, Design and Implementation

    Concept development, engineer, project management, construction, and installation. Hunter, fisherman, camper, gardener and joyful father of two.

  • Leah Kotas

    Designer
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    Leah Kotas

    Designer

    An RIT grad, INFP, and passionate designer. Enjoys herbal tea, 80s and 90s music, and having fun with friends and family.

  • Ariel DuChene

    Senior Project Manager, Client Support
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    Ariel DuChene

    Senior Project Manager, Client Support

    Driven by bringing ideas to market. Self-proclaimed foodie who loves family time and outdoor activities (if it’s not too cold).

  • Analiese Cohen

    Client Lead
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    Analiese Cohen

    Client Lead

    Avid marketer, communicator, and organizer. Enjoys crafting, the great outdoors, yoga and good food.

  • Steve Lambrecht

    Account Manager
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    Steve Lambrecht

    Account Manager

    Steve enjoys helping brands find answers, building forts with his kids, playing chef in the kitchen, and being active outside.

  • Bonny Dudden

    Senior Production Specialist
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    Bonny L. Dudden

    Senior Production Specialist

    Prepares work for print. Loves painting with watercolors, spending time with her family, her garden, her cat and her camp in the Adirondacks.

  • Amy Clardy

    Client Lead
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    Amy B. Clardy

    Client Lead

    Enjoys long walks with her dog, Ralphie, as well as cooking, baking cupcakes, savoring new restaurant experiences, and has a passion for color and design.

  • Bill Murphy

    Registered Architect
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    Bill L. Murphy

    Registered Architect

    Assures that what has been designed can be built. Loves to play with his kids: golf, soccer, t-ball, skiing.

  • Peter Quintana

    Manager of Resource Planning
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    Peter J. Quintana

    Manager of Resource Planning

    Air Traffic Controller for people and projects; enjoys hiking and travel; notes that due to Witness Protection constraints, this is not his real picture.

  • Sarah Cipro

    Designer
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    Sarah Cipro

    Designer

    An RIT grad, Sarah enjoys “Pinteresting” everything, binge watching Netflix and long walks with her dog, Bruce. She dislikes bad acting, spiders and tomatoes.

  • Jeff Pirro

    Managing Partner
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    Jeffrey P. Pirro

    Managing Partner

    Leads retail design group; creates strategies and translates them into effective solutions. Loves NASCAR racing and Sonoma County.

  • Carly Johnson

    Cincinnati Strategy Lead
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    Carly Johnson

    Cincinnati Strategy Lead

    A local resource for Chase in Cincinnati, leading strategy for P&G. Enjoys cooking, running and her lab Callie.

  • David Furth

    Senior Mechanical Designer
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    David A. Furth

    Senior Mechanical Designer

    Research and development. Makes and plays guitars; owns a 1963 Sunbeam Alpine and is owned, in turn, by a Great Dane.

  • Lauren Mays

    Designer
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    Lauren Mays

    Designer

    A graduate of RIT, Lauren is passionate for all things art and design. When she’s not working, Lauren enjoys hiking, cooking and illustration.

  • Myles Proudfoot

    Managing Director/Behavior & Insights
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    Myles Proudfoot

    Managing Director/Behavior & Insights

    As global capability lead for P&G in shopper research, Myles worked in Europe, China and the U.S. He brings a world of expertise and many curry recipes.

  • Kara Gjersvig

    Design Director
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    Kara H. Gjersvig

    Design Director

    Designs for retail and research. Enjoys company of her husband and dog, DIY projects, reading about vampires, Pinterest, Words with Friends and Candy Crush.

  • Chris Andrews

    Senior Design Director
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    Christopher P. Andrews

    Senior Design Director

    Manages retail projects; designs for print and video. Enjoys the Adirondacks, and has cycled in the Pyrenees, following the route of the Tour de France.

  • Trina Willardson

    Senior Production Specialist
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    Trina E. Willardson

    Senior Production Specialist

    Ushers print pieces from layout to mechanical. Patriots and Red Sox loyalist. Lives in the country with her daughters and fishes on Otisco Lake.

  • Julie Zajac

    Senior Designer
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    Julie M. Zajac

    Senior Designer

    Graphic design for packaging and retail; art director for her church; mother of two young children, enjoys making family memories.

  • Amanda Hoyt

    Account Coordinator
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    Amanda Hoyt

    Account Coordinator

    A devoted problem solver and relationship builder, Amanda also enjoys drinking coffee, spending time with family & friends, and cooking up healthy meals.

  • Mike Bellamy

    Senior Model Maker
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    Mike Bellamy

    Senior Model Maker

    Uses C&C milling machine and “all the tools” to create prototypes. Enjoys golf, singing in the choir and launching model rockets with his grandchildren.

  • Courtney Carroway

    Design Director
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    Courtney L. Carroway

    Design Director

    Graduate of R.I.T.; creates graphics for retail environments. Enjoys cycling, swimming, and hand-drawn typography.

  • Stephanie Scriven

    Research Director
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    Stephanie Scriven

    Research Director

    A seasoned researcher with a passion for uncovering drivers of customer behavior, preferences, and perceptions.

  • Tyler Springer

    Senior Project Manager
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    Tyler Springer

    Senior Project Manager

    Tyler likes people, nature, art, books, empathy, music, travel, Wes Anderson films & tries to never suppress a generous impulse.

  • Naomi Stockwell

    Creative Strategist
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    Naomi Stockwell

    Creative Strategist

    Happiest when wandering.

  • Sean McNaughton

    Senior Strategy Director
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    Sean McNaughton

    Senior Strategy Director

    Visual storyteller and unabashed data & science nerd. Loves having kids, which gives him the excuse to do things he’d rather do anyway

  • Cliff Clark

    Senior Vice President
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    Clifford F. Clark

    Senior Vice President

    Applies strategies and shopper-based insights for successful retail projects. Loves to ski, sail and visit Cape Cod. “Wellfleet oysters are the best.”

  • Shealena Hartwell

    Production Technician
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    Shealena Hartwell

    Production Technician

    RIT grad loves to bring effective designs to fruition. Enjoys local food, wine, craft beer, diverse cultures, and travel, hopes to visit 30 countries by 30.

  • David Hine

    Senior Designer
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    David J. Hine

    Senior Designer

    Designer in the product group. A devoted fisherman & hunter who loves camping and anything else he can do to be outdoors.

  • Brad Hall

    Senior Vice President
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    Brad D. Hall

    Senior Vice President

    Combines our insights and design with client objectives. Devoted to family, disruptive DIY projects and his ‘64 Porsche.

  • Joel Masters

    Information Technology Manager
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    Joel R. Masters

    Information Technology Manager

    Majors in IT with a minor in Farm Machinery. Has commuted to work via snowmobile.

  • Brian Lewis

    Vice President, Human Resources
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    Brian Lewis

    Vice President, Human Resources

    Brian has a passion for helping people – fitting that he's in HR. He also enjoys time with his three young children, running, sporting events and music.

  • Carol Rossman

    Administrative Assistant
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    Carol Rossman

    Administrative Assistant

    Supports product designers and graphic artists; enjoys traveling with her children, sunny days and gardening.

  • Kelly Vann

    Account Manager
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    Kelly Vann

    Account Manager

    Finds (professional) purpose by achieving results from effective strategies. Part-time cannonballer who loves pork roll and chocolate chip pancakes.

  • Donnalyn Smith

    CEO
  • Roxanne Harvard

    Administrative Assistant
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    Roxanne Harvard

    Administrative Assistant

    Coordinates everything and everyone who travels. Makes the best peanut brittle in the world.

  • Don Kang

    Design Director
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    Don Kang

    Design Director

    A native of Seoul, birthplace of K-Pop and Gangnam style, Don brings unique perspective and energy to every retail, product and package design project.

  • Maggie Susman

    Senior Design Director
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    Maggie Susman

    Senior Design Director

    Artist and designer with an instinctive craving to clarify details. Wife. Mother. Lover of mountains, water and perfect Manhattans.

  • Bill Finch

    Senior Design Director
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    Bill R. Finch

    Senior Design Director

    Creates graphics for retail environments and innovation labs. Writes, plays and records his own music, paints in oils and is a worship leader for his church.

  • Marlena Leonardi

    Senior Designer
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    Marlena E. Leonardi

    Senior Designer

    Rochester native, S.U. grad and visual storyteller; loves cats, cooking and live music; tagged in crowd at Lollapolooza 2013.

  • Dan Murphy

    Facilities Coordinator
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    Dan Murphy

    Facilities Coordinator

    Dan fixes everything we break, is putting the finishing touches on a camp in the Adirondacks and serves as a National Disaster Responder for the Red Cross.

  • Athena Karper

    Designer
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    Athena A. Karper

    Designer

    Creates work for animations, from the design to the editing and compositing. Enjoys video games as a source of entertainment and inspiration.

  • Ali Costikyan

    Associate Account Manager
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    Ali Costikyan

    Associate Account Manager

    Proud Syracuse grad. Question asker & problem solver. Loves dogs, coffee, food, the outdoors and the occasional glass of red wine (or two).

  • Brooke Williams

    Project Coordinator
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    Brooke Williams

    Project Coordinator

    Forever curious about how technology affects our lives. Passionate about bringing inspired designs to fruition. Always seeking to deconstruct how things work.

  • Bob Frost

    IT Analyst
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    Bob Frost

    IT Analyst

    I am an IT Analyst and love technology. I also enjoy summer and spending time with family and friends.

  • Sarah Earl

    Designer
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    Sarah Earl

    Designer

    An RIT grad, Sarah loves designing experiences for others, traveling in Europe, cooking gluten-free, country music, and hanging with family pets Duke and Amber.

  • Brad O’Connor

    Director of Finance
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    Brad O’Connor

    Director of Finance

    Oversees finance and accounting. Enjoys time with his family, cheering on the Yankees, Bills and Orangemen. Sometimes wears a beard.

  • Matt LaManna

    Accounting Analyst
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    Matthew D. LaManna

    Accounting Analyst

    “Jack of all trades;” degree in Accounting and MBA from LeMoyne College; loves fishing, camping, the beach and the Yankees.

  • Laura Woodruff

    Senior Designer
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    Laura H. Woodruff

    Senior Designer

    Designs retail spaces. Interned at Hatch Show Print. Enjoys volleyball, drawing and excels at salsa dancing. Has deep love for things that crawl, swim, fly.

  • Margaret Lee

    Senior Creative Writer
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    Margaret Lee

    Senior Creative Writer

    Margaret loves open spaces — running, hiking, being active, exploring — as well as watercolor, yoga, dance, craft beer and being a self-proclaimed word nerd.

  • Kristina Henson

    Senior Production Specialist
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    Kristina L. Henson

    Senior Production Specialist

    Shepherds print from design to production, and her daughter from horse show to horse show; enjoys live music, print making and writing.

  • Kerry Coyne

    Senior Design Director
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    Kerry A. Coyne

    Senior Design Director

    Designs for retail spaces, brand identity, presentations, packaging. Enjoys playing with her children, soccer and boating on Skaneateles Lake.

  • Carolyn DeGroff

    Senior Designer
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    Carolyn B. DeGroff

    Senior Designer

    Working on 40 years as designer and project manager. “Helping companion animals and their people to make my corner of the world a better place for both.”

  • Jonathan Fitch

    Senior Designer
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    Jonathan A. Fitch

    Senior Designer

    Thrives on a variety of products – from scientific devices to consumer items; enjoys hiking in the Adirondacks, disc golf, snowboarding, and craft beers.

  • Marty Cregg

    Chairman
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    Martin S. Cregg

    Chairman

  • Cassie Buehler

    Senior Project Manager
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    Cassie Buehler

    Senior Project Manager

    Cassie is all about on-target installations that exceed expectations. Also friends, family, dramas on Netflix, Spanish reds and her dog Scrappy.

  • Jon Cammarata

    Design Director
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    Jonathan D. Cammarata

    Design Director

    Designs packaging, merchandising and identities. Loves being a dad, car guy, advocate for manual transmissions and ADK 46er. Knows that Han shot Greedo first.

  • Rebecca Battles

    Project Manager
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    Rebecca Battles

    Project Manager

    Background in graphic design and retail. Lover of dogs, food, CrossFit and travel.

  • Jason Farr

    Senior Designer
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    Jason W. Farr

    Senior Designer

    3D modeler for virtual reality projects; finds time for house repair, child-chasing and golf.

  • Lisa King

    Managing Partner
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    Lisa King

    Managing Partner

    Passionate marketer focused on retail strategy, brand building and omni-channel solutions. Avid runner, half-marathoner; my best training companion is my Boxer.

  • Matt Steele

    Design Director
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    Matt A. Steele

    Design Director

    Makes concepts and images come to life with 3D visualization; also writes and records original music, collects guitars.

  • Randy Johnson

    Designer
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    Randall D. Johnson

    Designer

    Came from West Palm to learn to snowboard. Also enjoys surfing the Web with frequent visits to Vimeo and Motionographer.

  • Matt Farrell

    Senior Design Director
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    Matthew W. Farrell

    Senior Design Director

    Concept development for retail environments; brings things to life in 3D; enjoys volleyball, camping, family time and classic cars, especially his ’68 Camaro.

  • Adam Kimble

    Retail Installation Specialist
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    Adam Kimble

    Retail Installation Specialist

    Handy with tools, good with numbers, loved by cats and dogs everywhere!

  • Ron Kingston

    Design Director
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    Ronald J. Kingston

    Design Director

    “Part stylist, part engineer.” All aspects of product design. Loves his grandchildren, his TR-6, watching his daughter play soccer.

  • Tanner Gjersvig

    Senior Model Maker
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    Tanner L. Gjersvig

    Senior Model Maker

    Works as model maker and travels for retail installations. Enjoys hockey, soccer, cycling, the company of his wife and dog.

  • Claire McAuliffe

    Senior Client Director
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    Claire E. McAuliffe

    Senior Client Director

    Communicator, moderator, advocate; danced professionally with touring company of A Chorus Line and spontaneously in the streets of Havana.

  • Jim Francescotti

    Model Maker
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    James A. Francescotti

    Model Maker

    Prototypes, mockups and form studies. Works on a pit crew for Super Modified racing team. Outdoorsman, especially in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Bill Assimon

    Director of Client Development
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    William S. Assimon

    Director of Client Development

    A long-time marketer, Bill is a sports fan and an avid reader of books that weave together history, sociology and economics.

  • Lauren Ciereck

    Account Coordinator
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    Lauren K.G. Ciereck

    Account Coordinator

    Passionate about creativity and making brands grow. Enjoys golf, horror movies, country music, S.U. basketball, and jet-skiing in the Thousand Islands.

  • Scott Osiecki

    Managing Partner
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    Scott W. Osiecki

    Managing Partner

    Leads product design strategy and helps clients grow businesses through innovation. At his Adirondack camp, he draws, and sits on the porch.

  • Lindsay Pittard

    Account Manager
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    Lindsay Pittard

    Account Manager

    An experienced software marketer, Lindsay has an MBA and two cats; she reads and listens widely, skis (snow/water), surfs and practices yoga every day.

  • Jeff J. Smith

    Senior Industrial Designer
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    Jeff J. Smith

    Senior Industrial Designer

    My intent is to design by a process that defines value as creating something that is socially relevant, culturally appropriate and individually meaningful.

  • Jill Wilson

    Cybrarian
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    Jill Wilson

    Cybrarian

    Jill keeps our digital library neat and tidy so everyone can find what they seek. A fan of Rush, she's seen the band live 16 times, including front row.

  • Eric Meier

    Design Director
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    Eric Meier

    Design Director

    3D and 2D animation, motion graphics and audio design. Loves to play with his kids, fly radio-controlled helicopters, and play golf.

  • Carol Hatch

    Design Director
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    Carol Hatch

    Design Director

    Designs for packaging and retail spaces. Enjoys her Adirondack camp, white-water kayaking, skiing; just returned, reluctantly, from the wilds of Australia.

  • Kate Percevault

    Designer
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    Kate S. Percevault

    Designer

    Happiest with a coffee in one hand and a sketchbook in the other, Kate believes in playful creativity and exploring new places.

  • Kara Finch

    Resource Allocation Coordinator
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    Kara Finch

    Resource Allocation Coordinator

    Coordinator of people and projects. Enjoys painting and drinking wine, preferably at the same time.

  • Peter Lynch

    Chairman
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    Peter F. Lynch

    Chairman

    Shepherds the culture of ChaseDesign, directing the present, envisioning the future, and seeing that we have the resources to get there.

  • Dave Mayer

    President
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    David Mayer

    President

  • Zach Clark

    Project Manager
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    Zachary R. Clark

    Project Manager

    A proud St. Bonaventure and SU grad, Zach is a rich blend of intelligence, wit, and sarcasm. Enjoys pizza, Mexican, and Monday meetings.

  • Doug Whitehouse

    Managing Partner
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    Douglas P. Whitehouse

    Managing Partner

    “Work with a fantastic team of talented people. Love old cars: their shapes, sound, character and patina. Love the outdoors, traveling and drawing what I see.”

  • Louis Siy

    David O. Chase Master of Design
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    Louis F. Siy

    David O. Chase Master of Design

    Deep background in design for retail spaces and international trade shows. Enjoys being out on the water, fishing, and being a grandfather.

  • Melissa Chapman

    Vice President of Operations
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    Melissa E. Chapman

    Vice President of Operations

    Coordinates designers, fabricators, retailers and clients so “everyone is happy” at completion. Enjoys her family, friends, art, fashion and fantastic food.

  • Sarah Watkins

    Manager, Project Management & Production
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    Sarah Watkins

    Manager, Project Management & Production

    Sarah crossed the country four times in her career, most recently in from Oregon. When not in the car, she bakes, crafts, and attends to her terrier Sammy.

  • Scott Zajac

    Planogram Technician
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    Scott M. Zajac

    Planogram Technician

    Retail installer and product shopper; among his records: a 13-foot receipt at a grocery store. Bowled first 300 game at 16. Youth Leader at his church.

  • Heather Niland

    Strategy Director
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    Heather M. Niland

    Strategy Director

    Studies shoppers’ decision-making process. Enjoys the lake and being Mom to a boy active in lacrosse, soccer and painting.

  • Stefanie Stoddard

    Executive Secretary
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    Stefanie Stoddard

    Executive Secretary

    “The glue that holds it all together.” Loves to golf and enjoys time with family, especially watching her kids’ sporting events.

  • Sal D’Amelio

    Client Lead
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    Salvatore J. D’Amelio

    Client Lead

    An entrepreneurial spirit at heart, energized by growing enterprises, enjoys competitive rounds of golf and relaxing on the lake with the Mrs.

  • DeAnna Hine

    Senior Project Manager/Production Supervisor
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    DeAnna K. Hine

    Senior Project Manager/Production Supervisor

    Manages projects from design to installation. Experiments with new recipes; enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, and spoiling her chocolate Lab.

  • Eric Smith

    Managing Partner
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    Eric W. Smith

    Managing Partner

    Raises the bar at work, raises goats at home.

  • Ben Watkins

    Senior Strategy Director
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    Ben Watkins

    Senior Strategy Director

    Ben sees to digital strategies and media analytics, and lives his work via immersion in video games, television, print and Syracuse University sports.

  • Clarice Wilkinson

    Senior Accounting Coordinator
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    Clarice M. Wilkinson

    Senior Accounting Coordinator

    “Accounting is black and white, so it’s great to practice in a world of colorful people. Love my dog. Knew Dave Chase. For every debit there is a credit.”

  • Karen Wicks

    Accounts Payable Coordinator
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    Karen M. Wicks

    Accounts Payable Coordinator

    “I pay the bills.” 30 years ago, went from high school graduation to ChaseDesign; loves her Pekingese (“T-Bone”); given the nickname ‘Mad Dog’ by Mr. Chase.

  • Kara Roth

    Vice President
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    Kara Roth

    Vice President

    “I love finding the jewel among the jewels, the one thing that’s going to connect your brand to the consumer in a way that’s just magic.”

  • Laura Ferrel

    Strategy Director
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    Laura Ferrel

    Strategy Director

    Copywriter and recreational writer of fiction and bad poetry. Advocate of children's literature, Finger Lakes wine, and the Oxford comma.