A Tacoma advertising agency for over 35 years

A Tacoma advertising agency for over 35 years

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.


Our Agency Expression = Partnerships > Projects

Curtis Costner


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.

Cheree Royster

Art Director

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.  

Lauren Adler

Graphic Designer

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. 

Patrick Cully

Account Coordinator

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.

Nick Azure

Director of Accounts

Since graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Nick has worked in PR from Portland to NYC, with Seattle area start-ups and real estate outfits in Brooklyn. Here at SCA he ensures that every clients’ creative is strategic and on-brand by interfacing with project stakeholders, marketing directors and company leaders.

A. E. Allen

Art Director

Our director in all things artistic, Cheree ensures that all of our creative is on point. Under her watchful eye, our team of designers create artwork, from concept to delivery. Her visual aesthetic leadership is seen in both print and digital.