Meet Our Lead Creatives
I've already got a page...duh!
- 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’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember, and a love for writing followed soon after. My mother, a long-time English teacher, has always been my biggest supporter. She encouraged me to follow my dreams and earn my master’s in writing. Believe it or not, one of my favorite assignments was having to write research papers. I love to thoroughly investigate a topic, gather sources and defend a thesis. Being able to express yourself well in writing is so important-in any field! I’m quite excited to put my passion for writing and editing to work for Dooley and Associates and our wonderful clients!
- Project Management
- Volunteer Coordination
My three children.
Locally, I love wandering through Lemon Street Gallery and looking at the ever-changing artwork. But I’m a city girl and I love walking around Chicago-downtown and in surrounding neighborhoods-there is always something fun to see and do!
Treating everyone with respect and kindness. We are all fighting our own battles. A smile goes a long way.
Last year, my son was invited to play in a hockey tournament in Sweden. Our whole family was able to travel there. We loved the beautiful country, the amazing cities and towns, and Henry’s team ended up placing third in a highly competitive field. It was an unforgettable week, filled with new experiences and our new Swedish “family.”
Dark chocolate. Since it’s dark, it’s healthy, though, right?!?
Bagel with lox.
My parents raised me to work hard, believe in myself, do the right thing and be a blessing to others. They are both my heroes and my inspiration.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." — Eleanor Roosevelt
Passionate, emotional and fiercely protective of all things I care most about-my family, my friends, their children, all animals (except for spiders, centipedes and snakes). I love going out to discover a new restaurant along with creating my own spin on the dishes. I enjoy creating art-lots of lines and detail, and collecting art for my walls.
Every position I’ve held since high school has involved customer service. I’ve taken on challenging environments without backing down. I feel blessed that I am able to take my experience and creativity to translate it into client satisfaction at Dooley and Associates. Let’s roll out the orange carpet!
- Client Communication and Relations
- Creative Thinker
- Project Management
- SAP Business Solutions
- Quick Books
- 2020 Design
- Problem Solver
1- Treating others with kindness; a simple smile may make a real difference to someone you encounter. 2- Straightening wall art; I will straighten a frame hanging anywhere, anytime. 3- Table manners!!!
A comfortable kitchen, mine or yours with family and friends; or relaxing on a deck with the same group.
Elsie Mae’s pies. I haven’t met an EM pie that I didn’t like.
I love all things breakfast! Hash browns-breakfast out must have hash browns to go with my omelet. Throw in a spicy Bloody Mary, I’m set!
At the yoga studio, working on a pen and ink drawing or on my balcony relaxing with a book, glass of wine and my sassy little cat, Chloe.
My surroundings inspire my creative side. I enjoy finding beauty in all things simple and complex-art, music, fashion, architecture, furnishings. My most important inspiration, hands down, is my mom. She is the strongest, most compassionate, and loving person I know. Understanding where she came from and what she accomplished as a single parent makes me proud to be her daughter. Whether she chooses to believe it or not, she’s one badass Mama!
Refer back to my guilty pleasure and add a glass or two of dry red wine.
My education and background in interior design instills a desire to provide a client with design plans that makes them happy. I am confident that I can translate that into my role at Dooley and Associates. Client satisfaction is paramount.
I am honored to be a first generation college graduate. General education was never my forte; it became a game changer when I enrolled in the design program. Work experience along with my education gave me the courage to start Shaye Interiors and work for myself for several years.
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.
20+ year professional of all things creative. I started out of college designing logo T’s for JCPenneys, then went on to designing catalogs for a major office supply mail order company, web manager for a lighting manufacturer in Kenosha, director of marketing for a pharmacy automation company and now, agency life. Design is in my blood, and I always look at everything with a creative eye.
- Project Management
- Print and Digital Design
- Creative Writing
- Any Creative Development
I don’t know the word “no.” If I don’t know how to do it, I learn. If I don’t have time to do it, I find the time. I am a people pleaser and do what I can to keep people happy.
After buying a home, it’s my backyard. We installed a firepit with patio and we’re far enough from the city lights to see all the stars and enjoy the noises of wildlife at night.
I’m a southern girl, so probably homemade biscuits.
Music. I love most genres, anything from Patsy Cline to Metallica and all things in between. If I have a good day - music. Have a bad day - music. Need inspiration - music. Need to unwind - music.
Food, food and more food.
My better half. He keeps me grounded, keeps me sane and shares all of my ups and downs. He truly is the one person who has always believed in me.
Ansel Adams. I knew after learning about his photography in high school, that I wanted to be in the arts field in some regard. It pushed me to also start my own photography business.
Doing anything creative. I love designing cakes/cookies, writing in my blog, snapping photos of unique people and places.
When I think I’ve not performed my best and the design is mediocre, I hear someone say, “Wow, I could never be that creative.” Makes me appreciate the talent I was given and not be so hard on myself.
I have quite a few, but having an army veteran view my photography portfolio in high school after winning 1st place, and begging me to sell my photo of the Vietnam wall. That piece is still hanging in my house 30+ years later.