We’re an agency that’s been in your shoes.

With eons of in-house experience, our team is your cosmic marketing extension.

  • 2000

    It all started with a quote…

    Flipping through Fast Company magazine, Matthew Clyde reads the quote that profoundly shifts his approach to work, life, innovation, and service.

    …which sparked an idea.

    Why not bring together the most talented, humble people to create a different kind of agency? One that’s laser focused on giving back — to employees, clients, and the community?

  • 2005-2006

    The launch of an agency…

    Giving back is priority #1, from day one. And everyone in the creative funnel — brands, talent, leaders — brings their ideas forward to build truly meaningful impact.

    …by idea-driven partners.

    Founders Matthew Clyde, Rebecca Clyde, and Mike Mason blaze a brand-new trail. And companies like Best Western and eBay believe in our mission, trusting us to build their brands.

  • 2007-2009

    Building a new studio…

    Renovating a gem of a midcentury building, we create the ideal space for our growing agency in Phoenix — setting the tone for our collaborative spirit and design aesthetic.

    …and a legacy of giving.

    Since 2005, Ideas Collide has contributed more than $3 million — and thousands of volunteer hours — locally and nationally to the communities where we live, work, and play.

  • 2010-2015

    Celebrating big wins…

    From awards, like the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s Business of the Year for Culture, to partnerships with iconic brands, Ideas Collide collects big wins and inspiring work.

    …and our 10th anniversary.

    Agency growth. Client impact. Continued success. (And even bigger achievements on the horizon.) Ideas Collide is here to stay.

  • 2016-2018

    Putting roots in Portland…

    Growing in the City of Roses since 2008, we decide to shorten our commute with a new office first in the Pearl District, then relocating to downtown in the West End neighborhood.

    …and fueling new business.

    With expanded MarTech capabilities, we give clients better, more visible actionable data and insights — strategic tools for stronger marketing results.

  • 2019-2023

    Making THE LIST!

    Yes, that’s us! We land a spot on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America — a giddy and humbling moment after years of hard work.

    Pivoting with intention.

    2020 brings unparalleled challenges globally. Despite setbacks, Ideas Collide emerges stronger, with new business paths, a new content studio (IC Streaming), and remarkable opportunities. We love our work. We love our life. And we love what we’re building.

Team

  • Amy Frost

    Amy Frost

    Managing Director, Creative Development

    Specialties:
    • Brand Strategy,
    • Digital Media,
    • Visual Identity
    Specialties:
    • Brand Strategy,
    • Digital Media,
    • Visual Identity

    Amy brings years of agency experience and an in-depth understanding of marketing automation campaigns and complex UI and UX projects. She works with companies across various industries to create, implement, and measure innovative marketing campaigns. Amy instills trust and expertise with each client and project she works on, in addition to leading cross-disciplinary teams and strategic vision for digital marketing campaigns.

    • Favorite Movie: Notting Hill
    • Favorite Sport: Volleyball
    • Favorite Restaurant: Anyplace that serves Gluten-Free Food
  • Kit Kwong

    Kit Kwong

    Managing Director, Project Management

    Specialties:
    • Project Management,
    • Digital Marketing,
    • Workflow Development
    Specialties:
    • Project Management,
    • Digital Marketing,
    • Workflow Development

    With over 15 years of experience managing marketing projects of all sizes in varying industries (including technology, hospitality, education, and retail), Kit is a proven leader with a keen eye for details and a disciplined approach to execution. She specializes in overseeing the execution of complex projects and optimizing processes to drive higher efficiencies
    for her teams.

    • Favorite Book: Harry Potter series
    • Favorite Sport: Tennis
    • Favorite Hobby: Nail Art
  • Jeremy Rudd

    Jeremy Rudd

    Managing Director, MarTech + Business Intelligence

    Specialties:
    • Marketing Data Automation,
    • Eloqua Practice Lead,
    • Business Intelligence
    Specialties:
    • Marketing Data Automation,
    • Eloqua Practice Lead,
    • Business Intelligence

    Jeremy is armed with unmatched patience and offers insight from web development to marketing technology. With his extensive experience and knowledge working in Eloqua, a B2B marketing automation solution, he sets his clients up for success. Prior to joining Ideas Collide, Jeremy worked as a web designer/developer for a GPS fleet tracking company implementing multiple lead gen and retention use cases within Eloqua.

    • Favorite Movie: The Matrix
    • Favorite Sport: Lacrosse
    • Favorite Restaurant: Cheesecake Factory
  • Sue Watt

    Sue Watt

    Managing Director, B2B Marketing + Tech Integration

    Specialties:
    • Market Research,
    • Campaign Development,
    • Demand Generation
    Specialties:
    • Market Research,
    • Campaign Development,
    • Demand Generation

    Prior to joining Ideas Collide, Sue gained experience as the founder of Pure Insight Marketing and as the Director of Research Operations at Six Degrees, a sensory branding agency. She carries over 25 years as a brand strategist for B2B technology clients including: TD SYNNEX (HPE, NetApp, Nutanix, NVIDIA, Brocade, Cohesity), Intel Corporation, Logicalis
    (Microsoft, HPE, Cisco, IBM, NetApp, VMware, Veeam), Insight, to name a few.

    • Favorite Snack: Gummy Bears
    • Favorite Book: The Power of Moments
    • Favorite Restaurant: Ocean 44
  • Nichole D Abbot

    Nichole D. Abbott

    Director, Talent + People Development

    Specialties:
    • Talent Development ,
    • Leadership Training,
    • Communications + Copywriting
    Specialties:
    • Talent Development ,
    • Leadership Training,
    • Communications + Copywriting

    Nichole is an authentic servant leader with over 20 years of experience delivering effective human resources strategies that drive business results through connecting people. Her progressive knowledge developed across various industries, includes hospitality, healthcare, construction, automotive, e-commerce, and retail. She delights in opportunities to support the team’s success.

    • Favorite Getaway: Jamaica
    • Favorite Movie: Titanic
    • Favorite Hobby: Crafting
  • Bobby Boland

    Bobby Boland

    Director, Content + Creative Copy

    Specialties:
    • Copy Direction,
    • Loyalty Programs,
    • Conversational AI/Chat
    Specialties:
    • Copy Direction,
    • Loyalty Programs,
    • Conversational AI/Chat

    Bobby has been with the Ideas Collide team for 11 years. During that time, he has worked across diverse industries and scales, including healthcare, hospitality, beauty, consumer products, and tech. Bobby oversees a robust team of creative and technical writers, creating brilliant campaigns that make brands shine.

    • Favorite Snack: Oreos (by the sleeve)
    • Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    • Favorite Sport: Mountain Biking
  • Brynne Curran

    Brynne Curran

    Senior Account Director, Health + Wellness Brands

    Specialties:
    • Brand Strategy,
    • Market Research,
    • Product Placement
    Specialties:
    • Brand Strategy,
    • Market Research,
    • Product Placement

    Brynne is an award-winning marketing strategist with over 14 years of experience meeting marketing and sales objectives in the consumer goods and healthcare industries. Her experience overseeing multi-platform campaigns, leading cross-functional teams, and driving product ideation make her an ideal leader to help clients seize market opportunities and drive impact.

    • Favorite Movie: Almost Famous
    • Favorite Hobby: Reformer Pilates
    • Favorite Restaurant: Mastro’s City Hall
  • Jessica Hays

    Jessica Hays

    Director, Account + Operations – B2B Tech

    Specialties:
    • Interactive/Technical Project Management,
    • Website Strategy,
    • CRM Development
    Specialties:
    • Interactive/Technical Project Management,
    • Website Strategy,
    • CRM Development

    With significant experience as a technology operations leader and a passion for interactive project management, Jessica specializes in client and project management and developing cross-functional teams at the agency.

    • Favorite Getaway: Italy
    • Favorite Podcast: Huberman Lab
    • Favorite Restaurant: Nobu
  • Ryan Katz

    Ryan Katz

    Director, Business Development

    Specialties:
    • Fundraising Strategy,
    • Motion Design,
    • Visual Identity
    Specialties:
    • Fundraising Strategy,
    • Motion Design,
    • Visual Identity

    A professional dreamer with a dynamic range of creative production and marketing strategy skills, Ryan (AKA ‘Katz’) is spearheading sales, business and brand development, along with lead generation and events.

    • Favorite Snack: Sour Patch Kids
    • Favorite Book: Project Hail Mary
    • Favorite Sport: Hockey
  • Margaret Ann Lippincott

    Margaret Ann Lippincott

    Director, Business Operations

    Specialties:
    • Business Administration,
    • Operations,
    • Finance
    Specialties:
    • Business Administration,
    • Operations,
    • Finance

    MA has been with Ideas Collide for 10 years. Her 20+ years of experience ensures that Ideas Collide has peace of mind with excellent general office and facility management and supervision over financial operations, IT and retirement account management.

    • Favorite Drink: Iced Tea
    • Favorite Movie: Sound of Music
    • Favorite Hobby: Reading Spiritual Books
  • Bryan Noguchi

    Bryan Noguchi

    Director, Media Planning + Strategy

    Specialties:
    • Advance Development,
    • Segmentation,
    • Media Analytics
    Specialties:
    • Advance Development,
    • Segmentation,
    • Media Analytics

    Bryan is a 25-year media professional with experience at major holding company agencies and smaller independent boutique experience. His past agencies have included Anderson Lembke, McCann Erickson, Grey Worldwide, T3, DWA Media (now Merkle), R2C Group (now Rain). Bryan is a published author with his articles appearing in Huffington Post, Ad Exchanger, Media Post, and Radio & Television Business Report.

    • Favorite Getaway: Oahu
    • Favorite Book: What’s Bred in the Bone
    • Favorite Podcast: Wild Thing
  • Ryan Palmer

    Ryan Palmer

    Account Director

    Specialties:
    • Email Marketing,
    • Data Analysis,
    • Campaign Development
    Specialties:
    • Email Marketing,
    • Data Analysis,
    • Campaign Development

    As an account director, Ryan constantly seeks to bring market and industry insights to bear with his technology and hospitality clients. Having grown up in the Northwest, his spare time is shared between the biking trail, his wife and 7-year-old daughter, and their yellow tabby.

    • Favorite Drink: Old Fashioned
    • Favorite Book: Catcher in the Rye
    • Favorite Hobby: Rock Climbing
  • Christine Patton

    Christine Patton

    Brand Marketing + Creative Director

    Specialties:
    • Design Thinking,
    • 360 Branding,
    • Messaging Strategy
    Specialties:
    • Design Thinking,
    • 360 Branding,
    • Messaging Strategy

    Christine is an accomplished creative director with 25+ years experience shaping brands and campaigns. With an MBA from NYU Stern, she possesses a unique blend of creativity and business acumen to help brands distinguish themselves through design, storytelling, and marketing. Christine has worked with brands across various industries, including fashion, beauty, hospitality, fitness, media, government, healthcare, and higher education.

    • Favorite Getaway: Australia
    • Favorite Drink: Cucumber Mint Martini
    • Favorite Hobby: Metal Smithing + Jewelry Making
  • Rita Rabbani

    Rita Rabbani

    Senior Account Director, Hospitality + Lifestyle/Consumer Brands

    Specialties:
    • Campaign Management,
    • Brand Strategy,
    • Loyalty Programs
    Specialties:
    • Campaign Management,
    • Brand Strategy,
    • Loyalty Programs

    With over 18 years of experience, this ASU Sun Devil and former Marketing Manager at the Phoenix Suns, has extensively honed skills in digital marketing, branding, advertising + consumer engagement marketing for both B2C and B2B clients. When not collaborating with teams to deliver impactful campaigns, Rita may be found in the kitchen trying a fun recipe, listening to podcasts while working out, or caring for her 3-year-old fur baby.

    • Favorite Getaway: New York City
    • Favorite Podcast: Smartless
    • Favorite Restaurant: Pizzeria Bianco
  • Jennifer Spangler

    Jennifer Spangler

    Associate Account Director

    Specialties:
    • Design Thinking,
    • Event Strategy,
    • Public Relations
    Specialties:
    • Design Thinking,
    • Event Strategy,
    • Public Relations

    A unique blend of creativity and data, Jennifer brings over 20 years of demonstrated success in marketing, branding, advertising, and web. During that time, she has worked with various clients, including national brands, such as Pert/Sure & Massage Envy, and industries, from entertainment technology to real estate.

    • Favorite Getaway: Maui
    • Favorite Podcast: Gilmore Guys
    • Favorite Dish: Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Gery Teague

    Gery Teague

    Director of Digital Development

    Specialties:
    • Game Creation,
    • Kiosk Interfaces,
    • Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
    Specialties:
    • Game Creation,
    • Kiosk Interfaces,
    • Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)

    Gery has been developing websites, dashboards, apps, kiosks, games, visualizations, and leading teams for over 30 years. He enjoys communicating and collaborating. Gery is passionate about his team and the projects they complete together to drive success for their clients.

    • Favorite Drink: Protein Shake
    • Favorite Movie: Tenet
    • Favorite Sport: Beach Volleyball
  • AAron Vance

    Aaron Vance

    Director of Business Development + Emerging Accounts

    Specialties:
    • Storytelling,
    • Website Strategy + Development,
    • Account Management
    Specialties:
    • Storytelling,
    • Website Strategy + Development,
    • Account Management

    In his role, Aaron is focused on facilitating the client onboarding process, including identification of strategic account support team(s), initial project discovery and tactical plan building, as well as account oversight and relationship/partnership development. Aaron has 20+ years of experience in various industries including market research, technology, healthcare, education, media, construction, hospitality, and food & beverage.

    • Favorite Snack: Whatchamacallit
    • Favorite Movie: Big Lebowski
    • Favorite Hobby: Photography
  • James West

    James West

    Director, Video + Content

    Specialties:
    • Video Direction + Production,
    • Storytelling
    Specialties:
    • Video Direction + Production,
    • Storytelling

    James has been with Ideas Collide for over 12 years and joined in the early start-up days to help form the company into what it is today. In 2015, he created our Video Production Studio to bring services like video editing, photography, audio production, and more in-house and has grown the team and work ever since.

    • Favorite Book: Creativity Inc
    • Favorite Sport: Basketball
    • Favorite Dish: Pizza
  • Nick Winter

    Nick Winter

    Senior Art Director

    Specialties:
    • Website Design,
    • Logo Creation,
    • Visual Identity
    Specialties:
    • Website Design,
    • Logo Creation,
    • Visual Identity

    Nick is an experienced Art Director with over 10 years of experience in website and email design, brand identity, and building design systems for scalability and efficiency. With a B.S. in Graphic Design from Arizona State University, his vision as a branding and design expert is clever, strategic, and hard-hitting.

    • Favorite Drink: Waterloo Grapefruit or Pineapple
    • Favorite Sport: Basketball & Soccer
    • Favorite Dish: Panang Curry
  • Whitney Mellis

    Whitney Mellis

    Art Director

    Specialties:
    • Brand Strategy,
    • Visual Identity,
    • Brand Guidelines
    Specialties:
    • Brand Strategy,
    • Visual Identity,
    • Brand Guidelines

    Whitney’s background consists extensively of retail marketing and brand ideation and development. Her experience lies in developing and implementing new brands into the market with associated multi-level advertising campaigns. She specializes in branding strategy, photoshoot direction and digital marketing needs.
    Prior to joining Ideas Collide, she worked for large retail organizations such as Schurman Retail Group and PetSmart.

    • Favorite Drink: Iced Americano
    • Favorite Podcast: You’re Wrong About
    • Favorite Restaurant: The Shack in Playa del Rey
  • Alicia Mount

    Alicia Mount

    Art Director

    Specialties:
    • Logo Creation,
    • Data Visualization,
    • Visual Identity
    Specialties:
    • Logo Creation,
    • Data Visualization,
    • Visual Identity

    Alicia is an experienced designer and leader with over 10 years of experience in creating print and digital design solutions for industries, including
    finance, education, technology, and non-profits.

    • Favorite Snacks: Sour Strips
    • Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper Zero Sugar
    • Favorite Book: Anything Stephen King
  • Nereida Avila

    Nereida Avila

    Designer

    Specialties:
    • Graphic Design,
    • Template Design,
    • Illustration
    Specialties:
    • Graphic Design,
    • Template Design,
    • Illustration

    Experienced in various design disciplines, Nereida works strategically, empathetically, and playfully to influence and inspire with her work. She actively looks for new ways to create visuals for her clients that make an impact.

    • Favorite Snack: Fruit with Tajín
    • Favorite Book: City of Thieves
    • Favorite Restaurant: Federal Pizza
  • Heather Becker

    Heather Becker

    Staff Accountant

    Specialties:
    • Accounting,
    • Blogging,
    • Social Media Influencing
    Specialties:
    • Accounting,
    • Blogging,
    • Social Media Influencing

    Heather’s number-crunching skills are just as impressive as her numerous marathons. Her master expense tracking and reporting skills keep us on ready for every budget goal.

    • Favorite Getaway: Tulum
    • Favorite Hobby: Working Out
    • Favorite Restaurant: Diego Pops
  • Kayla Becton

    Kayla Becton

    Designer

    Specialties:
    • Animation,
    • Logo Creation,
    • Digital Media
    Specialties:
    • Animation,
    • Logo Creation,
    • Digital Media

    Kayla impresses clients with her custom illustrations, animations, and new creative concepts. We also think few people can get more excited about music, food, or swing dancing!

    • Favorite Drink: Topo Chio
    • Favorite Hobby: Cooking, Baking and Eating
    • Favorite Restaurant: Pizzeria Bianco
  • Laura Edgerton

    Laura Bjerk

    Content + Communications Strategy Manager

    Specialties:
    • Social Media Strategy,
    • Keynote Presentations,
    • Audience Analytics
    Specialties:
    • Social Media Strategy,
    • Keynote Presentations,
    • Audience Analytics

    Laura is a content enthusiast and creative strategy expert with a passion for pushing the envelope. She’s crafty with custom solutions and even craftier in her free time with embroidery, painting and more.

    • Favorite Book: Code Name Verity
    • Favorite Podcast: And That’s Why We Drink
    • Favorite Restaurant: Smokin’ Fins
  • Hayley Bunschoten

    Hayley Bunschoten

    Design Lead

    Specialties:
    • Brand Strategy,
    • UX,
    • Brand Guidelines
    Specialties:
    • Brand Strategy,
    • UX,
    • Brand Guidelines

    Hayley excels at crafting unique and thoughtful solutions to generate successful brand experiences. When she takes a break from all-things-design, you can find her bargain-shopping or playing with animals.

    • Favorite Snack: Cookies Straight from the Oven
    • Favorite Drink: Sweet Coffee Drinks
    • Favorite Hobby: Bargain Shopping
  • Mason Byrne

    Mason Byrne

    Senior Manager, Director of Photography

    Specialties:
    • Animation,
    • Motion Design,
    • Video Production
    Specialties:
    • Animation,
    • Motion Design,
    • Video Production

    Mason’s video expertise takes him to shoots from Honolulu to Houston. His talents in editing, filming and production have led the agency’s video department to award-winning success.

    • Favorite Podcast: Short History Of…
    • Favorite Hobby: Hunting
    • Favorite Restaurant: Thai E San
  • Emily Chen Headshot

    Emily Cheng

    Senior Project Manager

    Specialties:
    • CMS,
    • Project Management,
    • Copywriting
    Specialties:
    • CMS,
    • Project Management,
    • Copywriting

    Emily manages various marketing and website projects for a diverse client portfolio. In joining Ideas Collide, Emily fulfilled a long-standing dream to call Portland, her favorite vacation spot, home. Emily loves reading fantasy novels involving interesting magic systems and pantheons, or perhaps exploring some coffee houses around Portland for a fancy almond milk latte.

    • Favorite Drink: Anything with Espresso
    • Favorite Movie: Blade Runner
    • Favorite Dish: Vegetarian Kibbe
  • Janet Caballero-Daltrey

    Janet Caballero-Daltrey

    Digital Marketing Project Manager

    Specialties:
    • SEO,
    • Project Management,
    • Email Marketing
    Specialties:
    • SEO,
    • Project Management,
    • Email Marketing

    With years of experience in client communications and project management, Janet brings passion for planning and problem solving to projects. Outside of work, you may find her adopting a cat or a horse!

    • Favorite Drink: Cherry Coke
    • Favorite Movie: Hot Fuzz
    • Favorite Sport: Video Games
  • Caitlin Davison

    Caitlin Davison

    Project Manager, Business Development

    Specialties:
    • Organic Media,
    • Messaging Strategy,
    • Copywriting
    Specialties:
    • Organic Media,
    • Messaging Strategy,
    • Copywriting

    When not cheering on Arizona sports teams, Caitlin is networking with potential clients and bringing brands to life through dynamic storytelling. Her journalism background helps fuel messaging that makes an impact for clients and Ideas Collide.

    • Favorite Snack: Peanut M&Ms
    • Favorite Drink: Coffee
    • Favorite Podcast: Armchair Expert
  • Vicki Diaz

    Vicki Diaz

    Senior Manager, Account + Brand Development, DEI Lead

    Specialties:
    • Speech Writing,
    • Keynote Presentations,
    • Social Media Strategy
    Specialties:
    • Speech Writing,
    • Keynote Presentations,
    • Social Media Strategy

    With over a decade of brand marketing & communications, Vicki has a passion for storytelling and content creation. She brings a balanced level of strategy and creativity to every project. Not only is she a collaborative partner to her clients, but Vicki has also made a valuable impact at Ideas Collide, heading up the agency’s DEIB program and coordinating community giveback events.

    • Favorite Getaway: Oregon Coast
    • Favorite Hobby: Interior Designing
    • Favorite Dish: Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas
  • Kendra Dingley

    Kendra Dingley

    Senior Designer, Business Development

    Specialties:
    • Creative Strategy,
    • Presentation Design,
    • Illustration
    Specialties:
    • Creative Strategy,
    • Presentation Design,
    • Illustration

    Fueled by inspiration from the world around her, Kendra’s entrepreneurial mindset and passion for design foster her relentless pursuit to innovate, captivate, and deliver high-quality solutions.

    • Favorite Book: Greenlights
    • Favorite Sport: Football – Go Eagles!
    • Favorite Hobby: Hiking & Camping
  • Sabrina Drumond

    Sabrina Drummond

    Digital Project Manager

    Specialties:
    • Loyalty Programs,
    • Email Marketing,
    • Brand Strategy
    Specialties:
    • Loyalty Programs,
    • Email Marketing,
    • Brand Strategy

    Fueled by iced coffee, Sabrina is a holistic problem-solver with a diverse creative background. She has a glass half-full kind of attitude and is inspired by experiences, places, and dogs – mostly dogs.

    • Favorite Getaway: Puerto Vallarta
    • Favorite Drink: Iced Coffee
    • Favorite Hobby: Scrolling Tik Tok
  • Kylie Dukes

    Kylie Dukes

    Production Designer

    Specialties:
    • Package Design,
    • Motion Design,
    • UX Design
    Specialties:
    • Package Design,
    • Motion Design,
    • UX Design

    Designer by day and gamer by night, Kylie brings her creative thinking to every project. When she’s not designing, she’s spending quality time with her family.

    • Favorite Drink: Iced Coffee with Cream
    • Favorite Movie: Howl’s Moving Castle
    • Favorite Dish: Fettuccini Alfredo
  • Morgan Eichsteadt

    Morgan Eichsteadt

    Senior Digital Marketing Strategist

    Specialties:
    • SEO,
    • Demand Generation,
    • Digital Strategy
    Specialties:
    • SEO,
    • Demand Generation,
    • Digital Strategy

    Morgan is a highly adaptable, analytical strategist who loves solving problems and creating solutions. Fueled by an enthusiastic personality, she tackles data-driven challenges with passion.

    • Favorite Drink: Coffee
    • Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series
    • Favorite Hobby: Lifelong Learning
  • Sarah Fein

    Sarah Fein

    Senior Account Manager

    Specialties:
    • Customer Journey,
    • Campaign Strategy + Management
    Specialties:
    • Customer Journey,
    • Campaign Strategy + Management

    Sarah is an accomplished Senior Account Manager with a background in digital marketing and a passion for client service. She is a driven self-starter focused on ensuring clients get the best work possible.

    • Favorite Movie: Serendipity
    • Favorite Hobby: Baking
    • Favorite Restaurant: Kobe
  • Kim Fischer

    Kim Fischer

    Digital Project Manager

    Specialties:
    • Project Management,
    • Event Strategy,
    • Social Media Strategy
    Specialties:
    • Project Management,
    • Event Strategy,
    • Social Media Strategy

    Amateur foodie and lover of craft cocktails, Kim is a strong problem solver who brings her passion for planning and organization to all of her projects. She loves a challenge and has mastered the art of staying calm under pressure.

    • Favorite Drink: Brown Sugar Espresso Martini
    • Favorite Hobby: Cooking
    • Favorite Dish: Thai Fried Rice
  • Rachael Gildersleeve

    Rachael Gildersleeve

    Business Intelligence Analyst

    Specialties:
    • Data Analysis + Visualization,
    • Business Intelligence
    Specialties:
    • Data Analysis + Visualization,
    • Business Intelligence

    Rachael is a proud geek with a creative spirit. When she’s not diving into data, you can find her hiking to the top of mountains or camping with her dog Lloyd.

    • Favorite Book: The Nightingale
    • Favorite Hobby: Hiking
    • Favorite Restaurant: Buck and Rider
  • Brittney Gilmore

    Brittney Gilmore

    Senior Project Manager – B2B Marketing Specialist

    Specialties:
    • Project Management,
    • Event Planning,
    • Event Logistics
    Specialties:
    • Project Management,
    • Event Planning,
    • Event Logistics

    Brittney is the definition of a team player. As an experienced Senior Project Manager, she has a well-rounded background in B2B marketing, content creation, client relations as well as event and logistics management. She handles client initiatives on top of her work load while handling projects with dedication, professionalism and positivity.

    • Favorite Drink: Green Tea & Vanilla Lattes
    • Favorite Hobby: Party Planning
    • Favorite Dish: Authentic Italian
  • Justin Grady

    Justin Grady

    Senior Developer + Specialist

    Specialties:
    • Website Development,
    • SEO,
    • UX Design
    Specialties:
    • Website Development,
    • SEO,
    • UX Design

    Justin has a varied background in advertising agencies, e-commerce, non-profit, political campaigns and advocacy, as well as deep experience in news media. His project management, media buying, and programming past experience assist Justin in spotting potential business or communication opportunities to better serve Ideas Collides’s clientele.

    • Favorite Snack: Trail Mix
    • Favorite Podcast: The Drill Down by Cory Johnson
    • Favorite Hobby: Trail Running
  • Demetrio Herrera

    Demetrio Herrera

    Senior Web Developer

    Specialties:
    • CMS,
    • Website Development,
    • Conversational AI/Chat
    Specialties:
    • CMS,
    • Website Development,
    • Conversational AI/Chat

    “D” works day and night using his champion coding skills, ability to jump in on projects and troubleshooting expertise to create solutions our clients love.

    • Favorite Snack: Lemon Heads
    • Favorite Sport: Boxing
    • Favorite Restaurant: Pappaduex
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    John Hollow

    Business Intelligence Strategist

    Specialties:
    • User Engagement Dashboards,
    • Data Analysis,
    • Email Marketing Strategy
    Specialties:
    • User Engagement Dashboards,
    • Data Analysis,
    • Email Marketing Strategy

    John’s background in marketing automation and digital strategy uniquely prepared him for his current hybrid role as a BI Strategist. In this role, John applies his unique skill set to help clients draw insights from data, achieve efficiencies, while also designing impactful UX and email strategies.

    • Favorite Drink: Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Favorite Podcast: The Bill Simmons Podcast
    • Favorite Hobby: Snowboarding
  • Abby Huntington

    Abby Huntington

    Lead Project Manager

    Specialties:
    • Media Planning,
    • Paid Media,
    • Account + Project Management
    Specialties:
    • Media Planning,
    • Paid Media,
    • Account + Project Management

    A master planner and dog-lover who is always making things happen. Abby constantly thinks outside the box and looks for new growth opportunities to expand our accounts.

    • Favorite Drink: Coke Zero
    • Favorite Sport: Soccer
    • Favorite Hobby: Gardening
  • Taylor Knutson Headshot

    Taylor Knutson

    Sr. Project Coordinator

    Specialties:
    • Brand Strategy,
    • UX Design,
    • Campaign Management
    Specialties:
    • Brand Strategy,
    • UX Design,
    • Campaign Management

    Taylor began her career as a designer but found her passion in project management early in her agency career. Her sources of inspiration include running, practicing yoga, pilates, hiking, and going to the beach, which is pretty accessible since Taylor is based in California. When not working, you can also find Taylor reading or listening to music.

    • Favorite Getaway: Nice, France
    • Favorite Movie: Knives Out
    • Favorite Hobby: Reading
  • Jarrod Livingston

    Jarrod Livingston

    Lead Marketing Automation Manager

    Specialties:
    • Email Marketing,
    • Marketing Automation,
    • Campaign Management
    Specialties:
    • Email Marketing,
    • Marketing Automation,
    • Campaign Management

    This book worm and craft beer aficionado knows how to stop, collaborate and listen, developing complex MarTech projects from concept to deployment.

    • Favorite Snack: Cheetos
    • Favorite Book: Name of the Wind
    • Favorite Movie: Inception
  • Ryan Lowry

    Ryan Lowry

    Design Lead

    Specialties:
    • Loyalty Programs,
    • Email Marketing,
    • Brand Strategy
    Specialties:
    • Loyalty Programs,
    • Email Marketing,
    • Brand Strategy

    Ryan is an artist and an innovative mind with an eye on the philanthropic. He finds inspiration on morning hikes and lives for evenings and weekends with his son and wife.

    • Favorite Movie: Amelie
    • Favorite Restaurant: Clever Koi
    • Favorite Dish: Ramen
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    Court Mann

    Senior Copywriter

    Specialties:
    • Messaging Strategy,
    • Copywriting,
    • Storytelling
    Specialties:
    • Messaging Strategy,
    • Copywriting,
    • Storytelling

    Court is an extraordinary writer and creative thinker, bringing fresh perspectives to his work. In his full-time role as Senior Copywriter, Court spends his time writing clever quips and leading the way with strategic storylines for many of our B2C clients.

    • Favorite Snack: Frozen Buncha Crunch
    • Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper
    • Favorite Book: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs
  • Nicole Meade

    Nicole Meade

    Marketing Automation Specialist

    Specialties:
    • Demand and Lead Generation,
    • Marketing Automation
    Specialties:
    • Demand and Lead Generation,
    • Marketing Automation

    Nicole delights in bringing data alive with marketing automation. Her passion is in HTML, CSS, or complex crochet lines – scanning for errors and tiny details.

    • Favorite Getaway: Aruba
    • Favorite Book: A Walk in the Woods
    • Favorite Podcast: Morbid
  • Kelsey Moore

    Kelsey Moore

    Senior Account Coordinator

    Specialties:
    • Digital Media,
    • Social Media Strategy,
    • Account Management
    Specialties:
    • Digital Media,
    • Social Media Strategy,
    • Account Management

    With experience in client-facing roles, Kelsey enjoys moving projects along with a creative and problem-solving energy. She enjoys hiking, hanging out with her dogs and home renovation projects.

    • Favorite Snack: Hot Cheetos
    • Favorite Movie: Silver Linings Playbook
    • Favorite Podcast: My Favorite Murder
  • Alex Morgan

    Alex Morgan

    Media Strategy Supervisor

    Specialties:
    • Media Planning,
    • Paid Media,
    • Digital Media
    Specialties:
    • Media Planning,
    • Paid Media,
    • Digital Media

    Alex is a strategic communications professional with experience in public relations, social media, and traditional and digital media, focused on optimizing marketing campaigns across offline and online channels. Alex makes waves with quiet determination. She works collaboratively to find insight, strategic direction and impact for her paid media clients.

    • Favorite Getaway: Costa Rica
    • Favorite Podcast: Dateline
    • Favorite Hobby: Playing the Sims
  • Stormy Nesbit

    Stormy Nesbit

    Design Lead

    Specialties:
    • Illustration,
    • Visual Identity,
    • Brand Guidelines
    Specialties:
    • Illustration,
    • Visual Identity,
    • Brand Guidelines

    Stormy is a multidisciplinary designer, illustrator, & creative with experience executing successful visual stories & strategies. Some of Stormy’s artwork has been featured in Allure magazine, Buzzfeed, West Elm, NPR, Popsugar and Yahoo Life. Stormy loves French fries & hanging out with her dog/son Blue.

    • Favorite Movie: Due Date
    • Favorite Hobby: Biking
    • Favorite Dish: French Fries
  • KJ Okayama

    Digital Media Strategist

    Specialties:
    • Media Planning,
    • Paid Media,
    • Digital Media
    Specialties:
    • Media Planning,
    • Paid Media,
    • Digital Media

    KJ’s experience in marketing, digital media, social media, and customer service result in a unique and creative approach to media campaign strategies. Attention to detail and a keen understanding of the market and data result in excellent performance analysis and optimization strategies.

    • Favorite Getaway: Disneyland
    • Favorite Snack: Kit Kat
    • Favorite Movie: Black Panther
  • Sarah Rex

    Sarah Rex

    Senior Digital Media Strategist

    Specialties:
    • Lead Generation,
    • Media Planning,
    • Digital Media
    Specialties:
    • Lead Generation,
    • Media Planning,
    • Digital Media

    Always looking for the next big thing in paid media, Sarah brings creative thinking to every media plan she creates utilizing her skills in PPC, social media, Google Analytics and more!

    • Favorite Snack: Chips & Guacamole
    • Favorite Podcast: The Toast
    • Favorite Dish: Chicken Parmesan
  • Wesley Rouse

    Wesley Rouse

    Senior Lead, Media Relations, Partnerships + Business Development

    Specialties:
    • Lead Generation,
    • Business Intelligence,
    • New Business Outreach
    Specialties:
    • Lead Generation,
    • Business Intelligence,
    • New Business Outreach

    With over eight years of sales experience and presentation skills, Wesley is passionate about outreach and finding creative ways to find new business and sell at the highest levels. He brings innovative strategies to grab the target audience’s attention and is passionate about sharing his network and learning about new people.

    • Favorite Getaway: Paris
    • Favorite Podcast: Million Dollars Worth of Game
    • Favorite Dish: Burger and Fries with a Milkshake
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    Jessica Scott

    Junior Designer

    Specialties:
    • Visual Identity,
    • Logo Creation,
    • Illustrations
    Specialties:
    • Visual Identity,
    • Logo Creation,
    • Illustrations

    With art as her first passion, Jessica discovered graphic design while attending Arizona State University. While at ASU, she joined Ideas Collide as an intern. Her talents and keen understanding of marketing and digital audiences result in inspired designs that are both salient, aesthetically appealing, and effective.

    • Favorite Vacation Spot: Seattle
    • Favorite Hobby: Crafting
    • Favorite Dish: Sushi
  • Amanda Sessego

    Amanda Sessego

    Senior Project Manager

    Specialties:
    • Nuture Strategy,
    • Email Marketing,
    • Project Management
    Specialties:
    • Nuture Strategy,
    • Email Marketing,
    • Project Management

    Coming from a background that spans healthcare, wellness, tech, and politics, Amanda is dedicated to providing top-tier project management for her clients, with clear communication and operational rigor.

    • Favorite Snack: Sour Gummy Worms
    • Favorite Drink: Diet Coke
    • Favorite Dish: Sushi
  • Nikki Seven

    Nikki Seven

    Senior Account Manager

    Specialties:
    • Event Strategy + Activation,
    • Influencer Marketing
    Specialties:
    • Event Strategy + Activation,
    • Influencer Marketing

    With her marketing and entertainment experience, Nikki makes sure projects are always completed up to client satisfaction. Just like her favorite new music, she never misses a beat.

    • Favorite Drink: Iced Tea
    • Favorite Podcast: My Favorite Murder
    • Favorite Sport: Pilates
  • Chelsy Sharkey

    Chelsy Sharkey

    Senior Project Manager

    Specialties:
    • Event Strategy,
    • PR,
    • Project Management
    Specialties:
    • Event Strategy,
    • PR,
    • Project Management

    Chelsy is an experienced project manager with a customer-centric approach from start to finish. She is organized and motivated with a background in marketing, advertising & PR.

    • Favorite Book: Braving the Wilderness
    • Favorite Podcast: Running Rogue
    • Favorite Restaurant: Sushi Brokers
  • Shine Smiley

    Shine Smiley

    Office Coordinator + Executive Assistant

    Specialties:
    • Project Planning,
    • Event Coordination,
    • Production Support
    Specialties:
    • Project Planning,
    • Event Coordination,
    • Production Support

    Shine is a Certified Administrative Professional, an enthusiastic problem solver, & an avid coffee drinker. She supports projects while brainstorming ways to impact organizational excellence.

    • Favorite Podcast: Let’s Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast
    • Favorite Sport: UFC
    • Favorite Restaurant: AZ/88
  • Erin Sweeney

    Erin Sweeney

    Senior Account Coordinator

    Specialties:
    • Account Management,
    • Email Marketing,
    • Social Media Strategy
    Specialties:
    • Account Management,
    • Email Marketing,
    • Social Media Strategy

    Erin is a morning person with a can-do attitude. When she’s not striving to perfect the art of client service, she’s fueling her day with iced coffee and cat cuddles.

    • Favorite Snack: Swedish Fish
    • Favorite Book: Wuthering Heights
    • Favorite Podcast: Poog
  • Angela Tripi

    Angela Tripi

    Traffic Manager + Atlassian Administrator

    Specialties:
    • Project Management,
    • Sprint Planning,
    • Project Traffic
    Specialties:
    • Project Management,
    • Sprint Planning,
    • Project Traffic

    Angela is an integral staff member who keeps our production teams organized and efficient. With an experienced background in project management, the only thing more organized than Angela are the bees that she aspires to keep one day.

    • Favorite Podcast: Crime Junkie
    • Favorite Hobby: Bird Watching
    • Favorite Book: 1984
  • Marissa Valesco

    Marissa Velasco

    Project Manager

    Specialties:
    • Event Strategy,
    • Market Research,
    • Influencer Marketing
    Specialties:
    • Event Strategy,
    • Market Research,
    • Influencer Marketing

    With a diverse background in Film Promotions to CRE marketing, Marissa oversees projects into production and brings a creative approach to brand management.

    • Favorite Snack: Ghirardelli Salted Carmel Chocolates
    • Favorite Book: The Child Called It
    • Favorite Dish: Homemade Pozole Rojo
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    Nathan Warne

    B2B Tech Copywriter

    Specialties:
    • Messaging Strategy,
    • Copywriting,
    • Speech Writing
    Specialties:
    • Messaging Strategy,
    • Copywriting,
    • Speech Writing

    Nathan has leveraged a passion for technology, strategy, and a talent for writing, and a keen understanding of numerous business audiences into a successful career as a copywriter. With 10+ years of freelance and content marketing experience, he specializes in B2B tech, SEO, email writing, and digital content. In that time, Nathan has amassed a 3 million+ word tally of marketing content.

    • Favorite Getaway: Hawaii
    • Favorite Movie: Wall-E
    • Favorite Podcast: The All-In Podcast
  • Alexus Washington

    Alexus Washington

    Senior Video Producer

    Specialties:
    • Storytelling,
    • Video + Podcast Production,
    • Animation
    Specialties:
    • Storytelling,
    • Video + Podcast Production,
    • Animation

    Alexus may be quiet, but her video skills speak volumes. She’s a pro on set, quickly turns around any video request and delivers high-quality work with a smile on her face.

    • Favorite Snack: Chocolate Ice Cream with French Fries
    • Favorite Drink: Iced Tea
    • Favorite Sport: Basketball
  • Scottie Yang

    Scottie Yang

    Production Manager + Editor

    Specialties:
    • Content Development,
    • Sound Design,
    • Story Production
    Specialties:
    • Content Development,
    • Sound Design,
    • Story Production

    Scottie is a lifelong student in the art of storytelling. His life’s mission is to tell the story of exceptional people and brands that create a positive impact in our world.

    • Favorite Book: The Miracle Morning
    • Favorite Podcast: Smartless
    • Favorite Hobby: Apparel Design

Awards

  • Best Company Culture
  • Recognized for 7 Years in a Row
  • Best Places to Work Arizona
    Rankings 2022
    • #2 Women
    • #3 Hispanic
    • #5 Overall
  • 5x Platinum Winner
    3x E-Marketer of the Year
  • Top Email Marketing Agencies in the U.S.
  • #1 Graphic Design Firm
  • 2023

    • Telly Awards

    • AMA Phoenix Spectrum Awards

      • Best Outdoor Advertising
        • IC Streaming Ideas Collide
      • Best Television Commercial
      • Best Event Marketing Campaign
        • The Next Great Chapter HSMAI Adrian Awards
  • 2022

    • AMA Phoenix Spectrum Awards

      • Content Marketing Campaign
      • Fundraising/Nonprofit Video
        • Let’s Be Direct Health Current
      • Website – Non-Profit
      • Online Marketing Campaign
        • Labor & Delivery Banner Health
    • AIGA PHX Design Week

      • Best in Show Finalist
        • Ideas Collide Streaming
    • HSMAI Adrian Awards

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