STYLE draws in viewers, sets a brand apart, and builds intrigue. Style evolves over time.

SUBSTANCE is understanding who you are, and sets your course for the road ahead. Substance is timeless.

We Cultivate Meaningful Relationships

We work with only ten clients a year, each of them at various stages of business development. Every service plan is custom-tailored to your needs and complements your in-house capabilities. We have strong industry contacts and regularly collaborate with experts. We love making connections and are always happy to make an introduction when needed.

OUR TEAM

RYAN NUSSBAUM

Lead Brand + UI/UX Designer

Ryan is a multi-disciplinary, equally versed in branding and user-experience. He is accustomed to wearing many hats and is involved in all stages of brand development, from product architecture and brand story to identity design, packaging, websites, apps, and campaigns. He seeks to design brands and products that are beautiful, intuitive and rewarding for users. Ryan’s work has received awards from the AIGA, Type Director’s Club, Communication Arts and the Webby’s. 

CYNTHIA BEESEMYER

Sales and Distribution Advisor

Having held senior executive positions at Neutrogena, J&J, and Dermalogica, Cynthia brings the knowledge, creativity and track record to build beauty brands from concept to shelf that are poised for long-term growth. She has launched 12 new brands with over $145 million in revenue and is responsible for developing over 100 new products throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

JUDY GALLOWAY

Market Research Advisor

Judy has been named an “It” market researcher by WWD. She specializes in digital and traditional research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, that uncover actionable insights that guide and empower the creative process. She has held corporate strategic planning, marketing and research positions and has worked with beauty, fashion and health care global iconic brands as well as entrepreneurial start-ups. She teaches Market Research & Consumer Behavior at NYU.

JOAN MANSBACH

Copy Director

Joan is an award-winning writer and integrated marketing communications strategist with over 20 years of experience. An expert in both consumer and B2B marketing, she has helped a range of beauty and luxury brands develop targeted strategies, enabling them to expand their customer base and increase market share. In the past, Joan has held a variety of key positions at leading marketing and consulting agencies.  

RON ZVAGELSKY

Lead Developer

Ron is a full-stack developer who has extensive experience building enterprise-level websites and applications for a range of clients, from startups to Fortune 500 companies such as Verizon, Google, Comcast, IBM and Cisco. His focus is on efficiency, performance and intuitive user experience, all while achieving business objectives.

TED WERTH

Business Plan Advisor

Ted is an expert business consultant for startups and growth stage companies. He has co-founded, grown, and sold several businesses, and helps our clients with their growth strategy, financial projections, and investor presentations. A graduate of UPenn’s Wharton School of Business, Ted’s extensive industry experience includes tech, media & entertainment, consumer goods, and food & beverage.

DAVID VAN VEEN

SEO Advisor

David delivers clear, actionable and comprehensive SEO plans that have had measurable results for clients. His proprietary on-page + off-page principles guide this work, ensuring that efforts are spent where it counts. David is a natural leader and problem solver with extensive entrepreneurial and project management experience in mobile and e-commerce strategy.

 

MAUREEN O' BOYLE

Bookkeeper + Office Manager

Maureen manages day-to-day operations and finances, ensuring that all projects stay on budget and on time. Her tireless attention to detail allows the entire team to be highly responsive to our clients’ needs throughout the creative process. She has 20 years of experience in the creative space, working with both design and architecture firms.