Barbara, Creative Director & Designer
Barbara has a record of revitalizing branding and communications at the national and global level, and knows how to get results. Her background includes leading large-scale projects for clients such as Mayo Medical Ventures, Wells Fargo and Cargill that develop and strengthen brand identity and positioning through innovative strategies, messaging and collateral development. She has been recognized for excellence in graphic design by several national and international organizations, including AIGA, New York Art Director's Club and Biennale of Graphic Design International. She has lectured at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas, and has brought her venture, A Woman's Paris(TM) Discovering Paris Through Its Women, to the Alliance Française and other groups. Her fine art prints of famous places and streets in Paris are often gifted to charities for fundraising.
Gary, Creative Director & Writer
Gary specializes in brand positioning and working with clients to create powerful messages for all media. He helped introduce such familiar brands as Lloyd's® Barbeque Foods, Malt-O-Meal® Bagged Cereals, Mariner® Outboard Motors, and Post-it® Notes. He also helped grow brands such as Children's Hospitals & Clinics, Hormel® Foods, Land O'Lakes ® Foods, Malt-O-Meal® Hot Cereal, Marvin® Windows and Doors, Park Nicollet Clinics, Scotch® Brand Tapes, Softsoap® Products and Time-Warner® Cable. His work has been recognized in virtually every regional, national and international creative competition. Gary volunteers for many good causes, especially the issue of self-determination for Tibet. He also applies his creativity to Tibetan, Chinese and Mongolian martial arts.
Shelly, Design Assistant
Shelly is committed to helping businesses achieve excellence by providing them with fresh, creative and unique design solutions. With more than 14 years of experience in the graphic design field, she has successfully worked with industry leaders. Her many award-winning designs reflect her creative talents and attention to detail. Shelly serves in the University of Minnesota's student mentor program and has been a keynote speaker and panelist at various events sponsored by the University of Minnesota. Shelly's passion to serve others extends globally through her active participation in short-term humanitarian efforts to provide impoverished individuals and families with food, water, shelter, essential medical care, education, leadership training and mentorship programs.