Meet Our Lead Creatives
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- The Art of Messaging
- Does a grade school essay contest count?
- 2009 Dooley & Associates KABA/KACC Economic Impact Award
- 2011 Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha Rookie Board Member of the Year
- 2012 Boys & Girls Club of America Bronze MAC Award for Kenosha Cub
- 2013 Boys & Girls Club of America Gold MAC Award for Kenosha Club
- 2013 Dooley & Associates KABA/KACC Fast Five Award
Taking the entrepreneurial risk to start Dooley & Associates and having no regrets.
Uh oh, I don’t want to offend anyone or encourage stalkers. Let’s just say I can be found where there’s local food, wine or martinis.
Details...they really matter & are hard to let go of!
M-F: Oatmeal & Fresh Blueberries, Weekends: a Bloody Mary, followed by eggs full of veggies with salsa on top...gotta love veggie benedict and garbage plates too, but only in moderation!
Vegetables & Fruit, Shopping, Clash of Clans, Reading, Vacations
FroYo with 5 pieces of cookie dough & berries.
If you don’t have haters you’re not doing something right.
Positive feedback inspires me!
I love to learn, so talking to clients is among my favorite things to do. Once we’re done talking I love to develop creative solutions and watch the results! I’m also a closet analytics junkie...
Walking with friends & family, volunteering, exploring mother nature, shopping, drinking coffee at the HarborMarket, eating local healthy fare, reading or maybe sipping a spirit.
Since earning my Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2005, I have worked with a number of museums across the country. I have also worked with a wide range of businesses – from small, family-owned start-ups that need a single logo or flyer – to large corporate brands, such as Aurora Health Care, that need an entire ad campaign. And even though my way into the field of design was through traditional print media, my interests have since then expanded to include illustration, web and interactive design. I met Jen in 2008, a few months after she started Dooley & Associates, at where else? A martini tasting. (Obviously we made a perfect team right from the beginning.) Since then it has been incredibly exciting and rewarding to experience how much we have grown. The sky is the limit!
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Illustrator
- Photo Retouching
- Photo Manipulation
- Logo Design
- Website Design
- Print Layout Design
- HTML Email Design
I have a knack for capturing the “essence” of your message, and bringing it to life. You have a brand, whether you realize it or not, and it is my job to figure out what that is, what it looks like, and how it makes other people feel. I pride myself on having happy clients that come back to us time and again, because they know they can expect great results.
The beach or the gym.
Food. I love going to new restaurants, trying new foods and experimenting with my own recipes.
Wine. And pairing it with food (see above). But I don’t feel guilty about it!
"You CAN have it all… just not all at once.”
I love nature and traveling/experiencing other cultures. When I’m faced with a creative block, my first line of defense is to go for a walk outside in the fresh air. Nature is the best source of inspiration out there!
I have never experienced anything as rewarding as being able to use art to convey a message – the way that design allows you to do.
Painting, practicing yoga, running, reading, at the beach, walking my dog, Cooper, or hanging out with my husband, John.
Managing clients digital marketing brand and footprint to grow their business. Including websites, social media, e-mail marketing, SEO and online advertising campaigns for an array of clients. Developing unique long term marketing campaigns for clients. I weigh short term initiatives versus long term goals, while taking into account budgetary considerations, to help develop the best strategic outcomes for our clients. Through internal development of our own marketing and technological initiatives, I am able to facilitate the strategic plans that ultimately benefit our clients. The above is accomplished through my oversight of our digital team in collaboration with our design team at Dooley & Associates.
- Digital Marketing Generalist
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Website Strategy
- Social Media Management
- Creating Advertising Campaigns
- Creative Writing
- Video Production
- Proposal Writing
Music, but especially electronic music. During a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia I was introduced to house music by the locals and I was forever changed. There was something about the constant 4/4 drum beat to the music that was instantly energetic and equally comforting. When I returned to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, I became involved with DJing at nightclubs and eventually started my own DJ company. 10 years after returning from Australia, I'm still obsessed with the hypnotic and infinite sounds of electronic music.
When I look back on my life, I have many memories of the influences that lead me to digital media - disassembling our family PC at 8, hooking up my computer to our television years before Apple TV, or creating a Facebook account within its first year of inception - but the single most important influence in my life was my parents. They were always open and willing to allow me to indulge my technical interests, well before it was considered normal. To them, I am forever grateful.
Cursing. I haven't entirely figured out why I love to swear, but there is something therapeutic about a good [email protected]*!
Not really a breakfast guy... I'll take a turkey sandwich, please!
"The unexamined life isn't worth living." Thank you, Socrates. Your words have changed my life.
I'm inspired by the possibility for technology to create a better world for everyone. The history of humanity has been a history of technological innovation: new industries that drive progress, new medicines to cure, new appliances for efficiency, etc. Having the opportunity to educate people on how technology can propel their personal and professional success motivates me on a daily basis.
There's been a lot in this life to be thankful for, many of which I'd consider proud personal achievements. However, I was once told after DJing a wedding that I "made a wonderful memory for our family that we will never forget." I was pretty proud of that.
Practically any supper club. I'm what you'd call a supper-club-kind-of-guy. Supper Club beer by Capital Brewery is also one of my favorite brews.
Born in Aurora, IL (made famous by Wayne’s World) and raised in Racine, WI. Grew up playing soccer which led to a college scholarship at UW-Parkside where I majored in Graphic Design. I’m an only child but I definitely don’t have only child syndrome. My friends, however, might disagree with that.
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Print and web design: brochures, catalogs, logo design, page layout and on and on.
- General computer knowledge, also known as helping my parents fix their computer when anything goes wrong with it.
A media guide that I designed being voted best cover in the country, that was a pretty cool moment and something I’m still very proud of.
Playing in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. This isn’t something many people can say they’ve done and it’s something I’ll always remember.
In the spring or summer a golf course, in the fall Lambeau Field and in the winter a curling rink. I wasn’t kidding about the 2018 Olympics.
Having an internship in high school at Karen Johnson Productions in Racine. I had been contemplating what to major in at college and after that I knew that graphic design was it.
The Packers and Manchester United. If either of them lose, my weekend just isn’t the same.
The breakfast sandwiches from Common Grounds, I’m hoping this gets me a discount or a rewards card.
Caramel Delite Girl Scout Cookies, it’s an issue.
My parents. Knowing where and how my father grew up and what he came from to be successful.
Being able to help people communicate their message visually that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to do on their own. Working and being in a creative environment every day is something I really enjoy.
Do you remember those tests you took as a kid? The ones that said what you should be when you "grow up?" Mine always pointed to some creative options and yet my heart's desire was to be a marine biologist. (I mean, come on, how neat are dolphins and whales)! Years later, though, I would accept my utter lack of interest in math and science (two requirements for a budding marine biology career) and focus on my interest in computers and art! I was introduced to my first graphics program in high school. When I combined that with my love of working with people and planning, my future in design and marketing became clear. With my background and education in graphic design, journalism and marketing, I have worked in a variety of genres over the last 15 years - from small business to music to B2B in manufacturing. Whether a client is looking to increase their customer base, build brand exposure, organize their website or redesign a logo, I love helping them reach their goals.
- Marketing Generalist
- Graphic Design
- Event Planning/Promotion
- Employee/Group Engagement
- Volunteer Coordination
- Customer Service
Anywhere my friends or family are ... that generally means a cafe, restaurant or some fun local event!
Organizing and planning ... it's an odd past-time but one I love to indulge in. Be it organizing my closet, my vacation or some fun outing for my friends and family, I really love seeing the results of a well-thought out plan.
Cereal. Hands down and no questions asked. Lucky Charms, Captain Crunch and more! Now, that being said, I have not actually had a box of cereal in my home in over 10 years (because my self-control in that area is sorely lacking.) It's a long standing joke with friends and family.
Music in all forms but especially the musical/classical singing genre. I love to find that exact soundtrack to fit my life, no matter what I am working on. I have particular types of music for every event; songs for driving, running, writing or doing something artistic. The perfect song can set the perfect tone to get you through almost anything.
Sci-fi. I admit it, I'm a nerd. I read sci-fi/fantasy and love that genre in movies.
Everything is simple but that doesn't mean it's easy.
Anyone and everyone. I try to see the best in people and to learn from or be inspired by others.
At community events, bike riding, kayaking, traveling or helping my family.
I am a Racine native and the youngest of 4 kids. I graduated Gateway Tech. right here in Kenosha with a degree in Software Development and have been writing code for various applications and websites for the past 5. I am also an avid collector of vinyl records and huge movie lover.
- SQL Server
Yes. Bacon, Eggs, Pancakes, Waffles, Cereals you name it.
The Green Bay Packers, Go Pack!
True crime books and t.v. shows.
“ 'You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take,' — Wayne Gretzky,” — Michael Scott
Jimi Hendrix. He knew that we need to be the change you want to see in the world and at the height of the civil rights movement, probably wasn’t an easy thing for him to do at times. The result was some of the greatest music ever recorded. Oh and he was a left handed guitarist playing an inverted right handed guitar.
I love helping people and in some slight way making there life a little more enjoyable.
With family and friends listening to music and talking about movies.
I’m not one to like to be in the spotlight, so this is hard to write about myself. That’s why I’m a graphic designer, I like to sit at my desk and putter around with design—just me and my computer. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with 10 years experience designing for corporate brands.
- Adobe Creative Suite
Organization, I love to organize my house and find ways to simplify life. Need something organized, I’d be right on that.
Just relaxing at home on the couch with the fireplace going, a glass of wine and a comfy blanket. I like to hygge, especially in the colder months.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Sour Gummies.
Does cheesecake count?
Hanging out with my kids and renovating houses.