At Sands Costner, we’re a team in every sense of the word–differing backgrounds, high fives, low fives and we play to win. We are the consummate professionals and possess an array of overlapping skill sets. We are: technologists, strategists, listeners, creators, kick-ass mothers, writers, Thursday night trivia champions for 11 weeks straight in 2016, designers and discoverers. Like you, we hold some pretty strong opinions when it comes to our line of work. And our opinions in marketing and advertising are shaped by past outcomes both successful and humbling.
We exist to help businesses hit their growth objectives and increase revenue year over year over year. Yes, we’re in it for the long-haul. And our primary goal? To flawlessly execute marketing plans with compelling creative that elicit real human responses from targeted audiences.
With experience in brand management, advertising, interactive, and promotion, Curtis leads from strategic concept to tactical implementation. He has worn hats ranging from art director to producer and project leader on innumerable marketing campaigns.
Our director in all things artistic, Cheree has over 15 years of graphic design experience and ensures that our creative output is on-point at all times. Under her watchful eye, Sands Costner’s team of designers develop artwork from concept to delivery. On the weekends you can find Cheree in the Cascades, Olympics and local music venues.
Our longest tenured employee, Lauren brings 10+ years of design experience to Sands Costner. She has a degree in Applied Science with a focus in Graphic Design from Pierce College. Lauren is a master of the Suite and interwebs whose output is both extensive and impressive in the both the print + digital realm. She is married with two daughters and crafts at Etsy level expert.
Part Project Manager, part Copywriter, Patrick is the newest addition to Sands Costner. A Black Belt and an Eagle Scout, he has been known to wear both the Security and Disaster Management vests here as well. Patrick earned his degree in Rhetoric and Media Studies at Willamette University. An impassioned snowboarder, Patrick is our resident shred head.
Besides being a designer, Joe is also a design researcher and writer, and public historian. A BFA class graduate of EWU, his design focus is in art and design history, responsible design and design practice. His specialties are in identity and brand design, editorial and publication, and exhibition related design. His personal research is focused on politics and aesthetic concepts in art and design from the mid 19th century to the beginning of WW II.