Strategically led, creatively driven and technologically passionate, we are a growing group of strategists, researchers, writers, designers, motion artists and more. We are problem solvers fixed on creativity and data.
With a background in art, design, advertising and marketing, Bruce brings multiple critical disciplines to e10’s project strategy and creative oversight. His 30+ years of seasoned experience in the development and management of corporate branding and marketing programs steers his intent to connect both the right and left side of the brain on every project. Bruce is passionate about seeing brands through Design Thinking and its core focus on end-user knowledge and empathy to design as the best path to engaging communications. He is the captain of medtech marketing in the Midwest (and beyond). And he navigates the brand development process like he races sailboats: with informed assessment, consensus building, solid teamwork, and creative nuance.
As a principal and founding partner, Gina calculates she has composed several million sentences over the course of her 30+-year career. But she’s much better with words and relationships than numbers. How should verbiage compliment visuals (and visa versa)? Since every project is unique Gina approaches the written dimension with a careful exploration of the client’s story and territory, a survey of the competitive landscape and then an expression of the brand with words that wow. Her favorite type of project is name generation, her favorite game is Scrabble and her favorite authors are Charles Dickens and J.K. Rowling, both Masters of Making Monikers.
When you need a Virtuoso of Marketing, you call Karena. She has extensive strategic branding experience with Fortune 500 companies and smaller organizations alike, in a breadth of B2C and B2B markets. As an MBA from the Carlson School of Management she started in project management at 3M and today brings to e10 clients her skills in leading new product commercialization teams, developing and managing global brands and conducting complex research projects. As a virtuoso on the flute and community orchestra member, she brings musical joy to many.
Suzanne didn’t invent Zen, but she could have. With 25+ years of design and project leadership, her creative (and thankfully, serene) mind is the wellspring of countless successful corporate and product launches. Large campaigns and UX are all mindfully and aesthetically dressed by her in visuals that engage for growth and ROI to brands. Twice every day she is one with her bike as she commutes carbon-free. It’s her creative footprint that leaves the biggest impact.
Rick is no mere “Tech Guy”. More like Digital Renaissance Man or First Adaptor of Everything. His drive to explore and expand digital possibilities find expression every day through his (fastidious!) work in web development, videography, photography and music. Nothing makes his day more than working out a solution using the latest development tools. Rick brings inventive insights to design usability and online standards. Starting from a design discipline he works both sides of creativity and technology for a holistic perspective of every digital project while collaborating closely with clients, designers and developers to find the solid ground solutions between visual engagement and actual implementation.
Eva has worked under the guiding principle of creative storytelling since she learned to write. Whether it’s crafting quippy copy or designing engaging visuals, she brings critical thinking and curiosity to every project. With her background in rhetorical and media theory, she wants the stories she helps clients to tell to be anything but surface level. Once the day is done, Eva enjoys playing with her Bernese Mountain Dog, expanding her bread baking repertoire and leading a book club with friends.
Lucky for our clients (and for e10!) that there is a Marylou. Few in our industry possess the extensive knowledge and project leadership that only 30+ years in marketing, advertising, publishing and design can earn. From finance to med-tech to non-profits, Marylou gets clients to think in new ways, engage in smart ways and succeed like nobody’s business. But she never leaves anything to chance — her tenacity and work ethic are awe-inspiring. She is a potent branding partner in a petite package.