GRAPHIC DESIGN & WEBSITES
Chris graduated with honors from the Seattle Art Institute in 1992, and took his first graphic design job at Deane’s Graphics (Now Creative Media)! After a year at Deane’s he moved to Oregon and was a Designer and Illustrator at Pickthorn Ad Agency.
He was offered an opportunity to be Production and Logistics Manager at a startup company called BLT Technologies, the inventor of the Talk N Toss ™ prepaid phone card. There he managed product design, advertising and production with an annual budget of $10 million dollars. BLT then went through a series of acquisitions where Chris was able to oversee the merger of two large departmental operations teams (WorldCom/MCI) and merged business processes as well. His innovative inventory management system reduced their annual expenses by 50%, and established near perfect Quality Assurance.
He stayed on when Verizon Business took over as the Senior Manager of Operations and Product Development. There he directly engaged with Fortune 500 companies such as Costco, Rite Aid, CVS and Target. He developed and managed a $100M+ business unit including fulfillment, order management, product development, point of sale activation and platform services. He outperformed service level agreements and industry standards, with sales to fulfillment delivery on time, and inventory accuracy of +99.5%.
Chris has never stopped designing logo artwork and advertising and has done several pieces for Deane’s Graphics over the years. He also created the brand concept, and advertising for his wife’s business Global Spirit Inc. who owned several other brands that he also created images for. Chris’ vast experience with small start -ups to Fortune 500 companies makes him the perfect design partner for your business.
MARKETING, PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS & EVENT PRODUCTION
Kiki studied Art at Oregon State University in the early 90’s. She used her marketing and planning skills in the political arena where she planned fundraising events for several organizations, and offered campaign consulting and management services.
After stepping away from politics to raise a family, Kiki started an event production company, Pac West Spirit Group, specializing in live cheerleading and dance competitive events and camps. That business grew into Global Spirit Inc., the largest spirit industry production company in the Pacific Northwest. This business also spawned a merchandising company that still provides event merchandise for several athletic organizations.
She was in innovator in event planning and pioneer in the spirit industry, instrumental in the development of the industry’s governing body, the US All Star Federation. She received several industry awards including one for advertising from the Spirit Industry Trade Association, and a Lifetime Achievement award from the Washington State Cheer Coaches Association.
She sold her business to Varsity Brands Inc., the largest Spirit Industry provider in the world; so she could join Chris working together at Creative Media Enterprises Inc. Kiki brings vast experience with event production, brand merchandising, and event planning from registration systems, to hotel partnerships, customer service, advertising and marketing.
Chris and Kiki have been married since 1994 and have two very entertaining children.
WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
Taylor first began her website design interest in HTML and CSS in her youth when she began to customize her MySpace online profile. She was so fascinated by the process that she spent the next several years studying code and learning how to write her own styles, effectively bypassing code generators.
Through her research over the years, she has applied her extensive abilities with code to build websites from scratch.
Taylor has 9 years of experience building websites with raw HTML and CSS, as well as using Content Management Systems such as WordPress and Drupal.
She was a premier designer at Elliot Design in Vancouver before joining Creative Media in April, 2012.