Creative Team

The secret sauce at Knapp Marketing is spiked with a special ingredient: our creative team members. They aren’t full time team members (most likely because we couldn’t afford them), but because of their long-time association with Knapp Marketing, our clients get world-class creativity and skills. Our youngest designer brought her fresh approach to the team two years ago, and the rest of the team have a 10-year track record with Knapp Marketing. Our collaboration and results have stood the test of time – and earned a lot of awards!

Mary – Brand Strategist and Copy Writer

Mary is one of the most dynamic and positive people you will ever meet: a seemingly endless font of creative ideas and unusual ways of looking at the world. Mary operates at the creative intersection of brand, copy and visual imagery. Time and again, we’ve watched her take the ordinary and transform it into the extraordinary. Mary’s day job is as the creative director at a top consumer brand agency in Chicago where she is responsible for award-winning ad campaigns and websites for many of the products that we use on a daily basis.

Rick – Copywriter

Rick is the award-winning author of three novels and two critically acclaimed memoirs who lives on a tropical island (really). He has published numerous feature stories, short stories, essays and book reviews in magazines and newspapers. Rick has taught creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he served as a Distinguished Visiting Writer.  When he isn’t snorkeling and lobster hunting, he is writing out of the box taglines and headline concepts for law firms and corporations nationwide.

Elaine, Creative Director

Elaine is a senior creative director with an unusual gift for understanding a client’s strategy and business as well as deeply understanding web and communications technologies.   That potent combination has enabled her to creatively solve client requests in unique and interesting ways. The recipient of multiple design awards (several in combination with Knapp Marketing), Elaine is also deeply experienced in printing, fabrication and publishing.

Angela, Graphic Designer

Angela has worked in the creative design realm for over 10 years, and her designs have a distinctly current and modern aesthetic.   Angela couples that sense of forward-looking design with a keen understanding of marketing and sales, which allows her to produce designs driven by targeted, powerful messaging for the audience. She works with a high level of ingenuity when working with clients, and her versatility and collaborative approach make her a great creative partner. Angela earned her B.A. in Graphic Design from Penn State.

Andrew, Developer

Andrew has an extensive background in web and app development solutions, and is a trusted technology/development resource. He manages technical implementation in a hands-on way, and depending on the project scope and budget, his on-shore and off-shore development resources can scale to meet any client’s technical needs Andrew has managed full lifecycle development projects totaling $3M+ for notable clients in Chicago and around the world. He is a very effective communicator with clients, stakeholders, marketers and development resources, representing all levels of technology experience and proficiency.