Joe Hilliman – Art Direction | Design | Illustration
Core design experience in brand identity development and publication redesign. Design approach centered in creative process that defines the scope of the project and allows for research, exploration, and refinement prior to execution. Known for a style that is vibrant, refined, imaginative and balanced. Accomplished at building out messages with the creative boost needed to attract visual attention, grab hold of the imagination and communicate a point. Ability to blend imaginative thinking with strong visual communication principles. A passion for all things design — typography, fine art, photography, color trends and mixed media illustration. Educator, Illustrator and Award-winning designer with works recognized by the Associated Press, the Society of News Design, the Society of Publication Design, The Catholic Press Association, The CT Art Directors Club and Print magazine.
Core Competencies include:
• Print publication management, design, and prepress production management
• Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Premiere Pro
• Photo-illustration, photography, photo retouching, and vector illustration
• Copy editing and creative writing
• 3D Product Rendering in Cinema 4D
• Video editing and production
Jim DeMicco – web developer, graphic designer, photographer
Web developer, experienced in WordPress, HTML, Flash, andSEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Graphic designer including marketing collateral, ads, brochures, logos, eNewsletters
Logistics including Ad buys, direct mail campaigns, budgets, and coordination.
Photographer special events, headshots, food photography and landscapes.
Sara Jessie Kane – branding, designer, artist
Passionate about great design and finding solutions to your company’s content and creative questions.
Branding, trend scouting, design and contemporary art. Sara loves finding answers to visual questions.
Sara works with Ed Tech, Healthcare, national brands and small businesses including:
- NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Skye MacBroom – publicist, writer, social media
MacBroom creates overall branding and marketing strategies and manages campaigns from beginning to end.
Utilizing her background as a publicist, she blends various promotional tactics such as traditional communication programs, eMarketing concepts, social media and grassroots efforts.
MacBroom has a passion for journalistic writing and brand messaging, whether it is crafting the perfect pitch, writing scripts or penning full-length feature articles. She can happily get lost within the pages of a project she’s working on, sometimes unaware of time and space around her. (Yup – she’s “one of those” writers who truly loves her job.) She spends her days writing biographies, company histories, news articles and website content. MacBroom is also a ghost writer and editor for her clients and prides herself in reflecting the voice and tone of the brands that she works with.
MacBroom follows The Associated Press style, a clear, concise journalistic form of writing that is used among all major media. She also enjoys writing for regional and national news outlets and magazines, covering issues such as health, lifestyle, home, food, marketing and current events.
Mathieu Jean – fine artist, photographer
Mathieu Jean is a compulsive artist with a rapidly growing circle of notable collectors; among them are Ringo Starr, Matt Sorum (Guns n’ Roses, The Cult, Velvet Revolver, Kings of Chaos), Oscar Santiago (Il Nino), Jenn Lowe, Telefunken Studios and more.
Much of the inspiration for the work is derived from a lifetime of artistic experimentation and travels across Africa, Asia, and a constellation of special places. He identifies himself more closely with tribal mystics, aboriginal peoples, and shaman and than any singular art movement.
“I strive to portray as much emotion as I can in each capture. People are my favorite subjects. A person’s body language, energy, and eyes help me connect with them. I focus my attention on what my subjects are feeling in the moment. In this way, each click of the shutter is special, and can never be replicated.”
Rachel Hurvitz –cannabis consultant, marketing manager, graphic designer, social media, artist
Lauren Dugo – photography, video production, trade shows, research