The Crew

 

For over 30 years, Brian has been crafting brilliant strategies for big brands, and working with some of the best and brightest minds in the business. His only regret is that he juuust missed the Mad Men era. Don’t let his laid-back approach fool you – Brian has lived every one of those 30 years like they were dog years, and there’s a lot of industry knowledge packed into that big brain of his. He used that knowledge to grow Wilson Advertising into the company it is today, turning a one-shot opportunity into a leading strategic and creative agency.

Throughout his career, Brian has been fortunate to work with a number of marquee brands: Titleist, Huffy Bikes, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, NCR, Teradata, Conagra Foods, Coca-Cola, Huntington Bank, and many others. He’s at his best when collaborating with companies to craft the vision that moves them forward… and inspires bold leadership to embrace the power of their brand’s authentic voice.

Why Brian loves what he does

“My favorite part of the job is seeing our team smile when they know they’ve done well. A close second is watching clients become passionate and reenergized by the strategic vision and creative work we do for them. Being surrounded by a team with the confidence to conquer Goliath, entrusted by brands to lead them forward into next generation… yeah, that’s what I get out of bed every day for!”

Also passionate about

“Life, love, kids (and animals – except snakes!). I believe life is a journey best experienced outdoors and on top of the world. When it comes to love, I’m passionate, compassionate, respectful and always on. I also have two of the very best and most special kids on earth. I know every parent thinks that, but I know it! I have one child with special needs, and a son who will one day own his own gig and go on to achieve even more than I have. I treasure them both.”

Fun fact

“I really would like to be one of the Beach Boys… from the 60s.”

Pets

“Never met a dog I couldn’t bond with. Right now, I have Roxy. She’s the most adorable black lab mix ever, and she’ll forever look like a puppy to anyone who meets her. She always reminds me how beautifully simple life can be.”

Jason has over a decade of experience in advertising and design as a print and digital designer in the media world, and now focuses primarily on video production, video editing, and motion graphics here at Wilson. He has an AAS in Visual Communication from Sinclair Community College and has also attended Wright State University.

Why Jason loves what he does

“I love the art of visual storytelling: combining visually compelling imagery with complementary music, using either video footage or motion graphics. Even simply interviewing someone about their experiences in the world can be very powerful.  Everyone has a story, and I enjoy bringing that story to life. Here’s an example. I also love making explainer videos! I worked on these ones for ASG and Teradata.”

Also passionate about

“I enjoy hanging out with my family, watching movies and playing video games.”

Fun fact

“I’m totally normal!”

Pets

“I have a dog named Stella.”

Tom leads the account service team at Wilson and ensures that we consistently delight our clients with strategic thought leadership and holistic solutions that help grow their respective businesses. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the advertising industry, and has worked with leading companies such as Conagra, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Teradata, Motoman/Yaskawa Robotics, NCR Corporation, AAA Auto Club, CareSource, Walgreens, Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Midmark, Holloway Sportswear, Vectren, NewPage, Dayton Audio, Liberty Savings Bank, Joyce/Dayton Corp, AIDA, Monarch Machine Tools, and Makino.

Why Tom loves what he does

I am most passionate about strategic marketing: seeing the big picture and developing and implementing integrated marketing programs that build brand differentiation while solving the real business problems facing our clients. This is what gets me excited every day. I also have a very curious nature and enjoy digging in and learning everything I can about different industries and their nuances. Always something new.“

Also passionate about

“Oh yeah, I love my family and friends and all that stuff too!”

Fun fact

I’m 1/10th Viking! That’s right! Thanks, Ancestry DNA!”

Pets

“Three (3!) dogs.”

Bethann is one of the most experienced project managers on the planet, with nearly 40 years of xp under her belt. She keeps the Wilson team crafting exceptional work on time and on budget. Her specialties include retail, experiential environments, and graphic/broadcast production. Name an industry and she’s probably done project management or production work within it. She has experience at corporations, ad agencies, and branding firms, and has worked with clients ranging from local business leaders to global powerhouses.

Why Bethann loves what she does

“I truly enjoy the challenge of helping take a designer’s concept and marry it with the client’s budget and timing so that both are satisfied!”

Also passionate about

“I have many passions, so it’s hard to narrow down! My family, friends, being outdoors with the scouts (I’ve been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts for 21 years!), cooking, gardening, and life in general. Every single day is a gift.”

Fun fact

“Someday I want to to color my hair rainbow, like My Little Pony.”

Pets

“Always! Life without a dog isn’t life!! We currently have two rescue dogs, Asti and Hershey, and a Russian Tortoise named Baxter.”

Brett has been solving creative challenges for brands for over two decades. He started out his professional design life working on global brand accounts like Coca-Cola, Motorola, and Titlist in an agency environment and hasn’t looked back since. His love of merging technology and design experiences has resulted in some incredible experiential  marketing work for our clients, in addition to his traditional design work. He graduated from Ohio University.

Why Brett loves what he does

“I’m passionate about utilizing cutting-edge tools and technology to deliver engaging experiences that smash expectations for our clients! I’m very empathetic to the needs of our clients, which helps me deliver the type of creative work that’s not just beautiful, but also very effective.”

Also passionate about

“I love volunteering with my kids for BOGG Ministries.”

Fun fact

“I started skateboarding over 30 years ago and still love to go to the skate park and get a little air from time to time.”

Pets

“I currently have three dogs:  a Toy Yorkie, a Pit Bull and Golden Retriever.”

Andy has seven years of experience as a designer in the agency world. You name the industry, he’s probably created work for it, whether it’s B2B or B2C. From destination marketing to the entertainment world, Andy’s got it covered. He’s worked with clients such as Airstream, Hobart, Cedar Fair, Cassano’s, PolyOne Corporation and University Hospital. His work has earned two Gold Hermes Awards, several local Silver Hermes Awards, and one Silver Regional Hermes Award. Andy started learning design through a career technical program in high school, and later graduated with a B.A. in Design from the Cedarville University. Since graduation, Andy has taught adjunct design classes at Clark State during his down time.

Why Andy loves what he does

“Art and design are my biggest passions. I love to solve a problem or tell a story through design. I always push to try to solve client challenges in the most clear, simple way I can while also trying to push clients to try something different, break through their comfort zones. I also love the process of creative work, because I believe process is where great work comes from.”

Also passionate about

I love music. I sing, play bass, ukelele and dabble in drums. Not a rockstar, but I really enjoy playing. Music is my go-to decompressor. I am into a lot of geekery. I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and I love comic books (specifically Batman and The Walking Dead).”

Fun fact

I am a pretty decent beatboxer for a suburban fella.”

Pets

“I have two cats, Oliver and Erma, and one dog, a King Charles Cavalier named Petey.”

Devin has over 20 years of experience developing exceptional content for top agencies and tech companies.  He has a B.S. (no BS!) in Journalism and Advertising Management with a concentration in Psychology from Ohio University.

Why Devin is great at what he does

“I love creating, building, and growing things that move people and improve their lives to make the world a better place.”

Also passionate about

“I love getting outdoors. I’m a conservationist and volunteer soccer coach with Strive Soccer Camp benefiting local awareness of burn survivors and the Phoenix Society.”

Fun fact

“A thing that I have in common with late comedian Mitch Hedberg is that we both rarely drive steamboats. I can also blend right and left brain functions without losing my balance!”

Pets

“I have a dog, Jürgen (his full registered name is super fancy, but at home he’s just Jürgen), a German Short-haired Pointer.”

Jess has seven years of experience in design and front end web development in both an agency environment and as a freelancer. Whether it’s digital design, user experience design, or just making awesome print pieces, Jess delivers the best for our clients. She graduated from the School of Advertising Art.

Why Jess loves what she does

“I love having the opportunity to help the client have the best looking and most user friendly (and functional!) branded pieces. I want to use to design to help them take their brand to the next level!”

Also passionate about

“I’m a certified yoga instructor, so I also love practicing yoga, hiking with my dog, backpacking, kayaking, and sketching.”

Fun fact

“I secretly dream of living in a super awesome tiny house someday.”

Pets

“I have a Shiba Inu named Rocky. :)”

Kameron has over a decade of experience creating knock-out copy for big brands in the healthcare, financial, entertainment, and technical industries. Clients she has worked with include Hartzell Propeller, CH Dean, Stafford Jewelers, CareSource, Autosoft, Teradata, LexisNexis, Conagra, and Goodwill Industries. In addition, her writing has appeared in venues such as The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, LA Weekly, The Village Voice, The Huffington Post, and Popular Science Magazine.  She also writes regular columns for Locus Magazine

Why Kameron loves what she does

“I’m passionate about storytelling, and I love to help brands tell their stories in a way that connects with their audiences. The challenge of coming up with new ways to deliver stories and experiences never gets old. I truly believe that stories can change (and even save!) the world.”

Also passionate about

“I’ve written seven science fiction and fantasy novels for publishers in New York and London, as well as an award-nominated essay collection. I basically write all the time.  I also love to travel, and my writing and client gigs have taken me all around Europe, the Nordic Countries, New Zealand, and (soon!) Australia.”

Fun fact

“I started oil painting with Bob Ross on YouTube awhile back, and now I sell the paintings on Etsy. I also took boxing classes for four years while living in Chicago. I got my Master’s Degree while living in Durban, South Africa, and also lived in Alaska for two years.”

Pets

“I’ve got two great dogs – a Siberian Husky named Snax and a slobbering Saint Bernard named Indiana. I also have some hermit crabs, which are growing big and fat on a diet of dog food.”

Katie has eight years of gung-ho sales, marketing, and account management experience under her belt. She specializes in serving digital and technology accounts, as she has in-house experience at both Lastar and Teradata. Her both sales and marketing background gives her a well-rounded perspective of the end customer. She is a graduate of Purdue University and looooves her Boilermakers!

Why Katie loves what she does

“I really enjoy helping customer solve their challenges through the creative process. I love digging deep, asking multiple questions to uncover the fundamental issue or core challenge a company faces, then engaging our team to build a unique, kick-ass solution that makes our clients look like heroes!”

Also passionate about

“I am passionate about human rights, and protecting the basic rights of the most vulnerable among us. As an anti-human trafficking activist, I spent five weeks volunteering in Nepal at a center that rescues young girls from sex-trafficking. I also believe in preserving the world we live in and exploring and experiencing it to the fullest. There is such an amazing world out there to explore and I want to experience all of it.”

Fun fact

“I’ve trekked to the Everest Base Camp, just me and my guide, lived through an earthquake, and watched the sun rise over Mount Everest.”

Pets

“I have a sweet, angelic, collie/golden retriever mix rescue named Abby, and a rotten, crazy-eyed American Brittany rescue named Josie.”

Kim has over three decades of financial experience in corporate and agency environments. And she puts her numbers game to work for us here at Wilson! Kim crunches our budgets, wrangles warehouse logistics, keeps our tools in stock, and  ensures our engines are fueled (snacks!). She graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. (no BS!) in accounting.

Why Kim loves what she does

“The back office has to run like a well-oiled machine.  I like efficiency, smooth processes and clean financial reports.  All that makes me very happy, because that leaves more time to play.”

Also passionate about

“Caring for my family. As part of the ‘sandwich generation’, my husband and I raised two sons. As they leave the nest, experience life, and move on to what’s next, we look forward to what’s in store for us while enjoying and caring for our own parents.  Life is great!”

Fun fact

I love the great outdoors and getting back to nature, hiking, boating, camping, water and snow skiing, golfing.  Nothing beats a great campfire in any weather.”

Pets

“I am a HUGE dog lover and a sucker for puppies!  Fridays are the best working days because everyone brings their dogs to work.  Hugs and pats all around.”

Kim has over 20 years of experience in collaborating with clients to build marketing strategies and multi-channel campaigns that deliver results. Her strategic, innovative approach to marketing strategy gives her the unique ability to reach difficult and highly-targeted segments. She’s a high-energy go-getter with vast knowledge of product and brand marketing, and possesses strong planning, communication, execution and analytical skills. Kim is a problem-solver who thrives in high-pressure environments where deadlines are tight, and she understands the importance of driving outcomes that align with our clients’ overall business goals.

Why Kim loves what she does

“I enjoy building relationships with my clients that are focused on strong collaboration and trust. At the end of the day, if my client successfully met their objectives and had an extremely positive experience, then it’s a win-win for both of us!”

Also passionate about

“While we live, let us live!  I’m constantly on the move.  I love spending time with family and friends and participating in any outdoor activity I can squeeze into my schedule – hiking, running, camping, four-wheeling, and even yard work.”

Fun fact

I’ve run two Ultra Ragnar relays.”

Pets

“Of course!  I have two Goldendoodles, Cash and Sierra.  I’m usually running a doggy B&B out of my house – not out of the ordinary to find one or two extra tails running around!”

Mike has 30+ years of experience as a designer and production artist, nearly a decade of which he earned here at Wilson (he has also been instrumental in tilling the Wilson community garden every year!). During that time, Mike has created powerful, persuasive collateral for dozens of clients, from global giant Conagra to the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau right here in Ohio. He graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design.

Why Mike loves what he does

“I love seeing projects through from start to finish, and paying attention to the details in each step to create truly remarkable work for clients.”

Also passionate about

“I love being outdoors: gardening, bicycling, running, traveling.”

Fun fact

“I am a serious Andy Griffith Show aficionado (I’ve been to Andy’s hometown of Mt. Airy, NC).”

Pets

“I have two dogs, Milo and Ellie; two cats, Fez and Josie; and one goldfish that will live forever!”

We Love What We Do. Want to Work with Us?

We don’t currently have any openings on our team, but if you’re a competitive player at the top of your game, feel free to send us a resume.