Michael is equal parts strategy and creative. He has spent over a quarter century helping a wide variety of clients articulate compelling brands and align their marketing communications with business strategy. Prior to 2003 and the birth of id29, Michael spent over a decade at one of upstate NY’s largest ad agencies. He also did five years on the west coast in the music industry and was instrumental in growing a category-leading company from $100 million to nearly $1 billion in annual sales. Michael thinks he may have lost his soul during this time period. It’s ok, because he found it again. Outside of the studio, Michael enjoys riding bicycles, attempting to play guitar and wondering what to do with the free time that he doesn’t have. He has a wonderful family and lives in Niskayuna, NY.
Education: BS/Marketing & Management, Siena College
Doug is an art director and designer with over 25 years experience working with national and international clients. As Director of Design at MASS MoCA for 8+ years, Doug helped put the country’s largest arts center on the world’s cultural map by designing the museum's identity system, exhibition and wayfinding signage, print collateral, catalogs and web presence (with only the help of an occasional summer intern.) Doug left MASS MoCA in 2003 to co-found id29. Doug frequently lectures on design, and has written for design publications such as Speak Up and HOW Magazine. Doug is the former President of AIGA Upstate New York—the Professional Association for Design—whose mission is to build and promote the Upstate New York design community and advance design as a vital cultural force. In 2010, Doug was named by Graphic Design USA as one of the top 50 People to Watch. When Doug isn’t coaching youth soccer, or watching the U.S. Men's National Team pwn Mexico, he likes to play in the local over-30 men’s league and complain about muscle pulls to his wife and three junior soccer players at home.
Education: BFA/Graphic Design, SUNY New Paltz; MFA/2D Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Jessica’s passion for brand storytelling has been cultivated over her 15 plus years’ experience leading brand marketing campaigns and communications across multi-million dollar healthcare and consumer industries. Jessica’s background in partnership development, communications and public relations enables her to initiate and maintain relationships with our clients with a keen eye to their sales and marketing goals by helping to innovate new ways of creating amazing content that's absurdly useful and effective.
When she’s not in the office Jess can be found jet setting to new travel destinations from Peru to the Cayman Islands with her husband and 2 little girls. Don’t let her fool you though, Jess is a diehard Disney lover and would be just as happy sipping a margarita while walking around the world at Epcot.
Education: BS/Castleton University
Jake is a multi-faceted graphic designer with over fifteen years of experience in applying his creativity—as well as lessons learned from a formal background in science—to craft thoughtful design solutions. The desire to constantly evolve his skill set, learn new subjects and translate the truth of the client into appropriate designs are paramount to his contributions as a member of the id29 family. Jake is especially proud of his work for Sterling Rope, Method Design, Union College and Bright Ideas Brewing.
Education: BS/Biology, Virginia Tech
Bringing 25+ years of experience to the table, Kevin is an internet technology master. Kevin possesses the web development skills to help us deliver sites that are intelligent, beautiful and easy to maintain.
Education: BM/Performance & Songwriting, Berklee College of Music; also studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University
James is a creative marketing all-rounder and proud autodidact with a diverse professional background. For the past 15 years, James has been applying his communications skills and marketing knowledge to help build new brands and improve existing ones.
In addition to having experience in print media and brand strategy, James has been building websites since he was in college, knows content strategy inside and out, and has a handle on the latest in technical advances in website design and development best practices. He started and ran an online magazine and boutique ecommerce website for several years and has overseen nearly a dozen website implementations since joining id29.
Education: B/A Philosophy, Hamilton College