Senior Drupal Developer
Assistant Account Executive
VP Digital Strategy/UX
Digital Marketing Supervisor
If you want to get ahead, you’ve got to think ahead. Courtney takes in as much of the world as she can to understand where it’s going. That’s why she didn’t stop with a public relations degree, but also traveled to Hong Kong to study journalism, sociology, East Asian culture and dance. It’s why she’s been chosen to develop marketing and social strategies for everything from a children’s museum to multiple B2B magazines. And it’s why we asked her to join our team. Because we’re thinking ahead.
Kristen enjoys kickboxing, and that’s certainly consistent with her working style. She rolls with the punches and comes back even stronger. After managing major B2C accounts including Discover, Comcast, Charter, Cox Communications and Time Warner, Kristen joined our team and showed us how to grapple the toughest B2B projects into submission. But she also has a softer side. In fact, if you really want soft, try her family’s famous cannoli – but be ready to work off the calories afterwards. Care to join Kristen in the ring?
Everyone who joins Symmetri discovers on day one that Carl is a passionate guy. You can’t miss his drive, whether he’s cheering on the Michigan Wolverines or his own Symmetri team. Showing photos of his grandchildren or showing a new branding plan to a client. Singing in his choral group or singing out in the office halls, “Make it happen! Move the mouse!” Whatever the pursuit, the important thing is to go all in, all the way. Carl’s passion is infectious, and we’ve all caught it. That’s why we love delivering our best under his remarkable leadership.
EXPERIENCE OPTIMIZATION SPECIALIST
Social Media Community Manager
Senior Account Executive
Asked about nicknames, Julie says, “People mostly call me either ‘Jules’ or ‘Miss, please don’t drink that wine here; this is a playground.’” With that wicked sense of humor, “Miss, please…” fits right in here at Symmetri. But she’s not just about the funny. In both her postgraduate degree and marketing career, Jules has avidly studied how communication styles inspire people to act – whether it’s a belly laugh or a business lead. “That’s what makes my perspective unique as an account executive,” she explains. Or to use her preferred job title, “badass middleman.”
Associate Creative Director
Tom fell in love with the written word around the same time he started wrecking things to see how they work. Fortunately, he now limits himself to taking words apart – then throwing out the ones that aren’t working and putting the rest back together better than before. But he never lost his fascination for structure, tools and technology. That’s why he sees B2B marketing as a perfect fit. He gets to explore what engineers and other brilliant people do – then put words to work to help them do it better. All without breaking anything.
Associate Creative Director
Where did this whirlwind come from? Katelyn hails from Omaha, Nebraska, where tornado watches are a way of life. With degrees in both mass and visual communication, and experience working in nonprofit, B2C and B2B agencies, she breathes fresh ideas into every aspect of concepting, branding, graphics, digital, social, video – you name it. Katelyn is a perfect storm of creative energy. But here’s the thing – whenever she’s around, it feels like the sun is shining.
As one of Symmetri’s founders, Ryan has done it all. Discovery, strategy, execution for every client. Guidance for every member of the account team. Brand development, messaging and management across every channel. Beer procurement for every celebration. Diaper duty for his adorable twins. Through it all, he’s developed ideas for how to make a difference. Ask him, and you’ll hear, “Make it real!” “Get to know people!” “Be helpful!” “Stand for something!” But you don’t really have to ask – just watch him work and see for yourself.
Jenna grew up off the grid in a tiny logging community in the North Idaho panhandle. From there, she ventured to the University of Idaho where she served for three years as American Marketing Association President; was named Outstanding Sophomore, Junior and Senior of the Year; and graduated Magna Cum Laude with nearly perfect grades. Then it was straight to Symmetri, where Jenna’s mind and energy match the scale of the Chicago skyline. It’s been an inspiring journey – and it’s only getting started.
With digital ink in her blood, Nora has delivered concepts and copy for many of the world’s most recognizable brands, from cereal and beer to smartphones and luxury cars. Her secret? “I love this business. I love finding the little insights that make each client and product unique. Advertising can be beautiful and challenging and smart and still sell the heck out of products. I have an idea how to make that happen. Actually, I have about a million of them.” That’s why this “NRD” is our Double-Agent for Copy and Moxie.
A diploma in advanced French from the Université Lumière in Lyon. Degrees in French literature, linguistics and political science from Indiana University. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader. Runner, traveler, outdoorsman. But no studies in commercial or technical writing: Does that sound like a typical copywriter to you? Well, we’re not interested in typical. We want extraordinary. That means a deep curiosity about the world and a deep facility with putting whatever you learn about it into words. That’s David.
Senior Account Executive
One of Josh’s past clients said, “We would hire three of him if we could.” But there’s only one Josh, and he’s ours. An avid outdoorsman, Josh manages digital projects with the same enthusiasm he’d bring to a fly-fishing expedition. He offers deep expertise for interactive account management – helping major retailers and brands launch new websites, enhance user interactions, deliver mobile apps and strategize to improve marketing performance. It’s amazing what one person can accomplish. Maybe we should clone him.
SENIOR EXPERIENCE OPTIMIZATION SPECIALIST
Director of Technology
Principal, Executive Creative Director
Mark is a designer’s designer. His big-picture concepting and attention to every detail of execution influences virtually everything we create – whether or not he personally touched it. That’s because he’s also a mentor’s mentor. Count on Mark to ask the tough questions that get you thinking deeply about the project’s true aspirations. And your own. If your art and copy can work harder to uncover needs, deliver answers and inspire action, Mark will help you find the way.
Executive Vice President, Digital Practice
Under a nicely pressed shirt beats the heart of our Chief Geek Officer. It goes: 0, 1, 0, 1…. With a child-like enthusiasm for groundbreaking technology and visionary work, Ray brings the soul of an entrepreneur and innovator to every client relationship and project. His commitment to delivering truly differentiated and meaningful customer experiences is unwavering and inspiring. As Ray would say, “Do what’s right, not what’s easy. And have fun!” We might add, if Ray decides to grow out his beard, stand back!