About 2017-08-22T18:21:34+00:00

We love what we do so much and enjoy such a positive culture, that we attract a world-class team of marketing professionals.

allow us to introduce ourselves …

  • Amy Royster
    Amy Royster
    Director
  • Dan Hanrahan
    Dan Hanrahan
    Director
  • Tonya Speciale
    Tonya Speciale
    Creative Director
  • Avi Schaeffer
    Avi Schaeffer
    Creative Director
  • Kevin Blandon
    Kevin Blandon
    Art Director
  • James T. Brown
    James T. Brown
    Web Development Director
  • Jorge Gomez
    Jorge Gomez
    Art Director
  • Emily Nolan
    Emily Nolan
    Business Development
  • Gwen Berry
    Gwen Berry
    B2B & Data-Driven Marketing Manager
  • Cory Capps
    Cory Capps
    Senior Marketing Account Manager
  • Mariel Rosenwasser
    Mariel Rosenwasser
    Senior Marketing Account Manager
  • Keith Merritt
    Keith Merritt
    Marketing Account Manager
  • Jenna Lehtola
    Jenna Lehtola
    Senior Traffic Manager
  • Daniel Loyd
    Daniel Loyd
    Executive Video Producer
  • Jim Beriau
    Jim Beriau
    Senior Graphic Designer / Photographer
  • Daniel Sauceda
    Daniel Sauceda
    Graphic Designer
  • Tom Kirkpatrick
    Tom Kirkpatrick
    Graphic Designer
  • Staci Sturrock
    Staci Sturrock
    Senior Marketing Writer and Content Editor
  • Steve Dorfman
    Steve Dorfman
    Writer/Editor
  • Chadi Irani
    Chadi Irani
    Digital Strategy
  • Courtney Ricks
    Courtney Ricks
    Digital Sales Manager
  • Marcela Sikora
    Marcela Sikora
    Digital Account Manager
  • Bryan Glynn
    Bryan Glynn
    Digital Services & Ops Manager
  • Dan Nichols
    Dan Nichols
    Multimedia Account Manager
  • Angelina Stewart
    Angelina Stewart
    Digital Marketing Consultant
  • Michelle Bernzweig
    Michelle Bernzweig
    Projects Manager
  • Katie Smith
    Katie Smith
    Account Manager
  • Paige Canady
    Paige Canady
    Account Manager
  • Renata Maia de Needell
    Renata Maia de Needell
    B2B & Market Research Analyst
  • Jennifer Cooper
    Jennifer Cooper
    Research Analyst
  • Drew Carr
    Drew Carr
    Content and Copywriter
  • Serena Hicks
    Serena Hicks
    Sponsored Experience Producer
  • Kim Harrington
    Kim Harrington
    Senior Graphic Designer
  • Evan Roberts
    Evan Roberts
    Video Producer
  • Jason Garcia
    Jason Garcia
    Graphic Designer
  • Jo Rose
    Jo Rose
    Designer
  • Kevin Van Der Werff
    Kevin Van Der Werff
    Page Designer
ideabar

Let’s Work Together.

Want to collaborate with the Ideabar team? Tell us what you’re thinking, and we’ll gladly get back to you.

Amy Royster
Director

Amy is a positive and creative business leader known for identifying opportunities and developing strategies. Loves: laughing with her family. Hates: the feel of cardboard.

Dan Hanrahan
Director

As director of our Austin shop, Dan manages daily operations and oversees the design, content, video and account teams. He holds a degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Tonya Speciale
Creative Director

Tonya oversees the design and content teams at Ideabar Palm Beach. She’s known for her creative leadership, and “sparkles” 365 days a year. During her downtime, she loves spending time with her family.

Avi Schaeffer
Creative Director

A maker at his core, with a lifetime of design and art experience, Avi communicates simply for brands. He attended the New York School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design.

Kevin Blandon
Art Director

A veteran of the agency life, Kevin brings artistic vision and precision to the Ideabar team. His weekends consist of CrossFit, family time, and walking and sketching his pit bull rescue, Bane.

James T. Brown
Web Development Director

J.T. brings more than a decade of design and development experience, with six-plus years specifically in advertising, to his oversight of Ideabar’s website and interactive applications business. He is a senior-level developer specializing in enterprise-level websites, database integrations, front- and back-end systems, email marketing and display advertising. Traditionally trained in design at Florida State University, J.T. brings an artist’s eye to the technicalities of development and human interaction, and he possess a strong understanding of web usability, user experience and current design trends. He is skilled in HTML5, PHP, CSS3, jQuery, user-centered design and mobile environments, and well-versed in best practices for website development and interactive marketing applications.

Jorge Gomez
Art Director

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Emily Nolan
Business Development

An agency veteran who’s worked in New York, San Francisco and Berlin, Emily relishes learning about new industries and working with creatives who make her laugh. Snack? Pass the popcorn.

Gwen Berry
B2B & Data-Driven Marketing Manager

To say Gwen is research-obsessed is an understatement. She digs through data with the determination of the long-distance runner she is. FYI: Gwen is a certified sommelier.

Cory Capps
Senior Marketing Account Manager

A former marketing pro in the music business, Cory loves to orchestrate compelling marketing campaigns for clients and looks forward to winning more international business for Ideabar.

Mariel Rosenwasser
Senior Marketing Account Manager

Mariel is all about making an impact — at Ideabar, in the industry and her community. She’s recently taken up golf and tennis and stands ready to take a swing at brand-strategy challenges.

Keith Merritt
Marketing Account Manager

Dubbed “the funniest man on the third floor,” this proud FSU Seminole says working with clients and co-workers to achieve a shared goal is the most rewarding part of the job.

Jenna Lehtola
Senior Traffic Manager

Sharing ideas and collaborating with all the talented Ideabar team members is Jenna’s jam. Off the clock, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching scary movies.

Daniel Loyd
Executive Video Producer

Daniel is an award-winning filmmaker with more than 20 years of creative collaborations in the TV, film and advertising industries. He’s led Studio’s expansion to VR, drone and 360 video.

Jim Beriau
Senior Graphic Designer / Photographer

Ideabar’s in-house photographer not only makes clients look good –you should see his portraits of wildlife. A racquetball addict, Jim is a production workhorse, cranking out ads and e-blasts.

Daniel Sauceda
Graphic Designer

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Daniel has already won more Addy awards in his early twenties than many artists do in a lifetime. A photographer and videographer, Daniel may be quiet, but his work speaks volumes.

Tom Kirkpatrick
Graphic Designer

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One of the newest talents to join Ideabar, Tom is soaking up new computer and design skills. He enjoys live music and basketball, and looks forward to New Year concerts at Red Rocks.

Staci Sturrock
Senior Marketing Writer and Content Editor

Brainstorming, beach volleyball and board games. Staci adores these things – and alliteration. Her favorite place to be is Route 66, with a Payday in hand and a Dr Pepper in the cup holder.

Steve Dorfman
Writer/Editor

Steve is our grammar guru and go-to guy for questions about pop culture, sports and history. He never misses a Sunday morning political show, and his snack of choice is pistachios.

Chadi Irani
Digital Strategy

This graduate of Notre Dame savors the ability to help Ideabar clients and partners achieve their goals. Around 2 p.m., you’ll always see him with a cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee in hand.

Courtney Ricks
Digital Sales Manager

Courtney is all about creating the perfect strategy – whether working with Ideabar clients, facing opponents on the beach volleyball court or remodeling her home, DIY-style.

Marcela Sikora
Digital Account Manager

A native of Brazil, Marcela loves welcoming clients to Happy Hours and sharing campaign successes and optimizations with them later. For fun? Beach volleyball and paddle boarding.

Bryan Glynn
Digital Services & Ops Manager

Bryan enjoys sifting through campaign data and surfing the waves off of Palm Beach. He often cooks for friends, who likely don’t share his taste in afternoon snacks: sardines and crackers.

Dan Nichols
Multimedia Account Manager

“I like getting in the head of consumers,” says Dan, “and optimizing ads to make them compelling.” Dan makes a mean Sunday dinner and dreams of hiking the Grand Canyon.

Angelina Stewart
Digital Marketing Consultant

A brand new mom, Angelina is Ideabar’s official rock star of digital marketing, helping businesses achieve their marketing objectives and drive client business.

Michelle Bernzweig
Projects Manager

Michelle is that person in the office who knows the answer to almost any question. She relishes working with designers to present content in the best light and eating breakfast near the beach.

Katie Smith
Account Manager

Katie’s no-nonsense style and meticulous attention to detail are perfectly suited for the dual role of keeping clients happy while finessing the creative team to help them work at their best.

Paige Canady
Account Manager

A “Jill of all trades” and a perfectionist at heart, Paige strives to meet her client’s needs while managing her team’s workflow. She’s always up for a challenge, usually with a big smile on her face.

Renata Maia de Needell
B2B & Market Research Analyst

For statistics-obsessed Renata, it’s all about finding the right numbers and using research to tell consumer stories. Her bucket list includes building a snowman and visiting the Scottish Highlands.

Jennifer Cooper
Research Analyst

With a decade of experience using market research and data analytics to deliver actionable insights to clients, Jennifer has the tools to drive results and get the best return on investment.

Drew Carr
Content and Copywriter

With a flair for wordplay and a crisp communication style, Drew is an essential part of the Studio’s messaging strategy, keeping clients happy with engaging content and sharp headlines.

Serena Hicks
Sponsored Experience Producer

A pop-culture junkie who lives to inspire and connect people, Serena spent 10 years in New York City producing shows and events for MTV News, Comedy Central and Martha Stewart.

Kim Harrington
Senior Graphic Designer

Kim’s strong organizational sense and unwavering eye for detail pervade everything she does, from her award-winning creative to her immaculate workspace. Her cat is named after a font.

Evan Roberts
Video Producer

With 15 years of experience in media production as a photojournalist, public radio reporter and independent filmmaker, Evan is a master of storytelling. He received his MFA from UT-Austin.

Jason Garcia
Graphic Designer

A film graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a lifelong Texan, Jason has always been driven by the excitement of making something from nothing, or creating order from chaos.

Jo Rose
Designer

Jo loves creating designs that convey our clients’ message – almost as much as she enjoys rooting for the Miami Heat. Weekend goals: maximizing time with her twin granddaughters.

Kevin Van Der Werff
Page Designer

Kevin’s secret power is special-section design – from cover to ad to article to native. Kashi granola bars fuel him at work, and board games with the family keep him going at home.