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Our Team


OUR TEAM

WE'RE FREE SPIRITS WHO CULTIVATE INSPIRATION FROM EXPLORING THE WORLD.

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Our Team


OUR TEAM

WE'RE FREE SPIRITS WHO CULTIVATE INSPIRATION FROM EXPLORING THE WORLD.

Above:  Toronto Reservoir, Catskills, NY

 
 
 
 

Our super power is our freedom. 

We do things a little differently. It works.

Our team members crossed paths in the agency world, where we were asked to solve problems underneath a shared fluorescent light. It wasn’t our style, and we felt it produced subpar results for our clients.

We’ve found that sunlight sparks the smartest, strongest solutions to our clients’ toughest challenges.

Our team’s freedom to roam enables us to do, learn, feel, and grow. We bring that energy and spirit to each and every project we take on – and we’re passionate about the outcome.

We custom-build strategy in service to design.

We are client-focused through and through. Our goal: to deliver inspired, unparalleled solutions at a fair price – from a one-of-a-kind team assembled just for you.

 
 
 
 
 

Our motto:

"Time is money. Spend it on what matters most."

 
 
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Carl Riley


CARL RILEY

INDEPENDENT STRATEGY DIRECTOR

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Carl Riley


CARL RILEY

INDEPENDENT STRATEGY DIRECTOR

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Killian McIlroy


KILLIAN MCILROY

INDEPENDENT CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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Killian McIlroy


KILLIAN MCILROY

INDEPENDENT CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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Andrea Buccasso


ANDREA BUCCASSO

INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN DIRECTOR

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Andrea Buccasso


ANDREA BUCCASSO

INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN DIRECTOR

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Brianne DeRolph


BRIANNE DEROLPH

INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
DIRECTOR AND CUSTOM FABRICATOR

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Brianne DeRolph


BRIANNE DEROLPH

INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
DIRECTOR AND CUSTOM FABRICATOR

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Ashlee Stewak


ASHLEE STEWACK

INDEPENDENT TRANSITION DESIGNER

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Ashlee Stewak


ASHLEE STEWACK

INDEPENDENT TRANSITION DESIGNER

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Shaun Hamm


Shaun Hamm

INDEPENDENT VISUALIZATION DESIGNER

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Shaun Hamm


Shaun Hamm

INDEPENDENT VISUALIZATION DESIGNER

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Scott Sisun, Esq


SCOTT SISUN, ESQ

INDEPENDENT TRADEMARK, BRANDING
AND BUSINESS LAW ATTORNEY

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Scott Sisun, Esq


SCOTT SISUN, ESQ

INDEPENDENT TRADEMARK, BRANDING
AND BUSINESS LAW ATTORNEY

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Angela Stiftar


ANGELA STIFTAR

INDEPENDENT vISUAL COMMUNICATIONS DESIGNER

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Angela Stiftar


ANGELA STIFTAR

INDEPENDENT vISUAL COMMUNICATIONS DESIGNER

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Shawn Wolfe


SHAWN WOLFE

INDEPENDENT BRAND AND EXPERIENCE STRATEGIST

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Shawn Wolfe


SHAWN WOLFE

INDEPENDENT BRAND AND EXPERIENCE STRATEGIST

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Kate Darcy


KATE DARCY

INDEPENDENT MARKETING CONSULTANT
AND PROJECT MANAGER

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Kate Darcy


KATE DARCY

INDEPENDENT MARKETING CONSULTANT
AND PROJECT MANAGER

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Jennifer Allhusen-Worsley


JENNIFER ALLHUSEN-WORSLEY

INDEPENDENT CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
VISUAL MERCHANDISING

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Jennifer Allhusen-Worsley


JENNIFER ALLHUSEN-WORSLEY

INDEPENDENT CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
VISUAL MERCHANDISING

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Mahmudul Hasan Mehedi


Mahmudul Hasan Mehedi

INDEPENDENT WEB DESIGNER & DEVELOPER 

EXPERT IN WORDPRESS & SHOPIFY

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Mahmudul Hasan Mehedi


Mahmudul Hasan Mehedi

INDEPENDENT WEB DESIGNER & DEVELOPER 

EXPERT IN WORDPRESS & SHOPIFY

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Chris Mattingly


Chris Mattingly

INDEPENDENT STRATEGIST AND
FACILITATOR OF DESIGN THINKING

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Chris Mattingly


Chris Mattingly

INDEPENDENT STRATEGIST AND
FACILITATOR OF DESIGN THINKING

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STELLAR PARTNERS

As independent designers we have the advantage of partnering with so many talented organizations each with their own specialty.  We stand behind these guys because we've worked with them. We can assemble the right resources at the right time.

Mworldwide UK

We’re an award-winning retail strategy and retail design consultancy with international credentials and a proud track record of producing future-proofed retail environments specific to shopper journeys that create more effective and rewarding experiences for shoppers.

The Stratos Group

The foundation of Stratos’ practice is design research. 
We help our clients build empathy by connecting them to their customers’ stories and perspective, in order to inspire new products and services. Stratos focuses on everyday people as experts of their own experiences. 

LIGHTBORNE

Lightborne is a concept factory, a design studio, a production company, and an editorial house.  We meet your creative challenges with unique Lightborne solutions. We share your goals to express your vision.

trendwatching

Established in 2002, we help forward-thinking business professionals in 180+ countries understand the new consumer and subsequently uncover compelling, profitable innovation opportunities.

Summit Millworks

Summit Millworks provides outstanding project management and consulting services using a holistic, value-driven mindset. From economy to premium grade projects, we deliver competitively-priced fixtures and installation services.

HARBOR

Harbor is an integrated retail experience design firm. Harbor's Retail Labs, Retail Intelligence and Global Activation teams have a wide range of skills to design, build and implement strategic yet real world solutions.

Team Better Block

Team Better Block originated in 2010 as an alternative to the traditional urban planning process.  TBB utilizes experimental architecture, tactical urbanism and rapid prototyping to implement change at the neighborhood level.