WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

Our work stands out because we always put our creativity to work in the service of strategy to meet client goals. We align our process and output to their specific objectives, which requires that everyone our team have a high degree of flexibility and the ability to think analytically.

Our team


Our team is comprised of brilliant and warm individuals who have all stood out in their respective fields of expertise before joining Sands Costner.

Curtis Costner

President

With experience in brand management, advertising, interactive, and promotion, Curtis leads from concept to implementation. He has worn hats ranging from art director to producer and project leader on innumerable marketing campaigns. Praised for his shrewd understanding of businesses of all shapes and sizes, Curtis’s leadership means that every marketing project is aimed at providing value and meeting business goals.

Charity Hardwick

Director of Client Services

With an executive background in operations, account management, marketing/brand strategy, finance, advertising/pr, product dev, and global sales development strategy, Charity has worked diligently to help companies expand and measurably succeed. A spokesperson for Women in Business, Charity has been honored with Dealerscope’s “Powerful Women in Consumer Technology” award, and has appeared in Forbes and Wharton Business School.

Cheree Royster

Art Director

Our director in all things artistic and most things strategic, Cheree has been with Sands Costner since 2012. With over twenty years of graphic design experience and a degree in communications, she steers Sands Costner’s creative output from concept to delivery. On the weekends you can find Cheree in the Cascades, Olympics, and at local music venues or vintage clothing shops.

Zak Nelson

Senior Copywriter

With experience in publishing, tourism, cooking, and higher education, Zak brings a broad knowledge and creativity to the team. He is a passionate advocate for media literacy and the art of rhetoric—the use of language to achieve a desired effect. Born in New Jersey and raised in California, he lives in Seattle with his wife and dog and is working on a novel.

Raylene Sircable

Executive Assistant

An eight-armed sea beast of multitasking, Raylene returned to Sands Costner in 2019 to bring order, morale, and an appreciation for Mondays. She is the resident keeper of the workflow, and maintains a philosophy of presenting possible solutions when voicing concerns. When not at work, she may be found voice acting for alternate-reality games (ARGs).

Joyce Harden

Graphic Designer

An exceptionally versatile designer, Joyce is guided by her belief that visual language can instigate interaction and that good design amplifies the content and voice of the client. She brings to our clients a depth of digital marketing savvy and leadership on large-scale corporate campaigns, as well as experience with community-based initiatives like Tacoma Arts Month. She is also an aspiring ceramicist and illustrator. Outside of work, Joyce is both an avid gamer and nature lover.

Headquartered in the historic Perkins building, in beautiful downtown Tacoma, Washington