Strategy plus execution.

Our senior advisory team consists of six marketing professionals with decades of shared experience to drive business results. Whether you need trusted marketing advice or brand development, copy and design, digital marketing, or other creative services, we'll apply the right resources to your challenge and get it done.

Karen Gafney

Strategy  |  Brand Development  |  Project Management

Karen is a marketing professional with 30 years serving corporate and financial services clients. She helps clients strategize their goals, develop their brands, reach their markets and sell their services. Formerly the head of investor communications at a Wall Street bank, Karen understands the journey clients must take to bring ideas into reality. She personally manages every client relationship with care and attention to detail. &

Eric van den Brulle

Branding | Design | Photography | Video

Eric is an award-winning art director, designer, photographer and filmmaker. Eric's design solutions solve marketing challenges and develop brands for clients like Lionel, JPMorgan Chase and FAO Schwarz. His celebrated photography career began with Annie Leibovitz over 30 years ago; his cinematography work has been accepted in the Berlin, Tokyo and Pusan Film Festivals for independent feature films.

Edith Graves

Strategy  |  Brand Development  |  Project Management

Edith is an advisory consultant to Creative Collective. For 25 years, Edith has acted as liaison between corporate leadership and creative teams, managing award-winning branding and marketing efforts that showcase the importance of good design in the workplace and home. She’s held senior roles at architecture firms, investment banks and graphic design studios in Washington, DC, Boston and New York.

Richard Hine

Strategy  |  Brand Development  |  Copywriting  |  Social Media

Richard is a content strategist and writer whose career roles include copywriter at Ogilvy and Mather Direct, marketing director for Time International, publisher of Time’s Latin America edition and vice president of marketing at The Wall Street Journal. He’s also a novelist, short story writer, ghostwriter, speechwriter and two-time past winner of (and five-time finalist in) The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest. Richard’s expertise in social media helps clients gain visibility and market traction with influencers and consumers alike.

Geoff Atkin

Interactive Communications | Digital Marketing

Geoff’s development expertise combines with fine art to provide graphically stunning, intuitive solutions in data visualization, web software, interactive communications, iOS development, sales tools and corporate marketing. Unlike typical data visuals that dress up the information, Geoff's focus is on solving the information needs of the user and then building an intuitive and beautiful interface that invites curiosity and compels exploration. His patented Activemap technology is a signature interface design for viewing and navigating image or text content. Geoff is also a fine artist working in pastels and oils.

Lee Miller

Design / Video Production / Digital Marketing

Lee has over 25 years' experience helping clients with their marketing needs. He has worked with a wide range of major brands, including The Economist, Showtime Networks, Weight Watchers, Johnson & Johnson and The United Way. Lee is also an inventor with experience in product design and development, manufacturing and distribution, and targeted digital marketing strategies.

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