With a BBA in Marketing, David brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of brand and identity marketing, promotional planning, advertising, and graphic design for both print and web-based media…and he’s technically the boss though he might lead you to believe otherwise. Before entering the world of Envision, he served in marketing and print advertising roles in companies such as IBM, FIData and Sun Harvest Farms. David is insanely proud of the team he’s put together, the work they’ve done, and their dedication to his mission. Over the past 10 years, they have built a client roster including Dell, HEB, Clarke American (Harland Clarke), AMD, The Boyscouts of America, The University of Texas at Austin and Julio’s Chips and Salsa just to name a few. When not doting about the Envisionaries, he enjoys photography, playing guitar and racing off-road motorcycles. He also grills a killer ribeye steak. Find him on Facebook if you’d like to see what he’s cooking on Saturday nights.
Here at Envision, we can’t stress how important our team is. With other agencies, we’ve seen their staff roster change like a revolving door at Macy’s during the holiday shopping season. Not here. Our team is one of the key ingredients to what makes us special. Over the years, we’ve forged a solid team of creative professionals that are so dedicated to our client’s objectives, getting them to leave the office and go home is a job unto itself! (Go home already, gaaahhhh!)
Oh, and there isn’t a whole lot of boss/subordinate stuff here. We all work together side-by-side as a team. And that team of rock stars is (in no particular order):
Stephanie has been a leader in sales and marketing for over 15 years. She’s been a rock star in management and marketing positions in the service, retail, and business services industries, most recently fulfilling the role of Director of Sales and Marketing at Shoreline Grill. Stephanie has a BFA in Theater. Don’t ask her for a performance, but do take a step back if she starts to tell a story. She’s pretty animated but not so coordinated. However, she was awesome enough to have spent a summer studying with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford England. With a flair for the dramatic and a strong attention to detail, she is now the Vice President at Envision Creative Group. She has a passion for building relationships and helping our clients grow and succeed. When she’s not managing the team or visiting with clients, Steph can usually be found cooking or gardening. There was a time when you could find her dancing the night away in Austin’s hottest clubs. You’re now more likely to spot her dancing in her living room with her son.
Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, Kyle Thomas Firle is Envision’s go-to guy for business development. His grizzly can-do attitude has helped him become a pioneer in driving sales for companies like JPS Holdings Inc. and Duchman Family Winery (sorry he doesn’t do tastings anymore). As a responsible businessman, he thrives on connecting people with Envision to help them realize their dreams. A self-proclaimed outdoors junky, you won’t find him around town because he’s probably somewhere in the country side tackling every challenge nature has to offer. On the weekends you’ll find him jamming with his band on the keys and trumpet, taking his dog William out for a walk on the greenbelt, and enjoying anything from fajitas to veggies, as long as they’re grilled.
Stephanie Meyer is an accomplished graphic designer, website developer, illustrator, and studio artist -Yeah, I know, she’s pretty awesome. The truth is, she can’t resist a challenge so don’t try to double-dog-dare her unless you’re up for a fight. She holds a BFA in Communication Design and in Studio Art and spent some time in Italy studying the art of photography. When she’s not slaving away at Envision, she enjoys painting, sculpting, and exhibiting her work. She also loves puppies, travel, working in her vegetable garden, and listening to great music. Stephanie is thrilled to be able to bring her experience, passion, and unique vision to the Envision team.
If Sarah’s designs aren’t adequate proof of her creative capabilities you should hear her excuses for being late to the office. She’s an incredibly dedicated and generally prompt team member so we don’t ask a lot of questions when she calls in from the roof of her house after being locked out by an apparently overly security conscious dog. True story. Sarah holds a BFA in Communication design from Texas State University but originally hails from Scotland and remains the only import who voluntarily continues to eat Haggis and simultaneously declines her co-worker’s requests to quote lines from So I married An Axe Murderer. She adores typography and food packaging projects and truly enjoys helping Envision’s clients succeed through strategic design. Sarah’s other talents & hobbies include dancing (to bagpipes), celebrating strange holidays (Semi-official non-national Plaid Sock Day), and eating TONS of sushi (without having to loosen her kilt).
A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Nicole Conlay holds a BFA in Graphic Design and a great passion for information graphics. Hailing from a small town in Louisiana (Quiz: where Steel Magnolias was filmed), Nicole loves outdoor life because it reminds her of her a childhood spent on a ranch… and yes, she does own her own cow. An avid animal lover, her household is run by her many pets, including dogs, rats, and lizards. When she is not working at Envision, she is cooking, baking, taking care of her animals, and feeding her chocolate addiction. Besides being the best designer she can be, she hopes to one day have a huge family, a ranch, and a letterpress.
Michael is a wonderfully ridiculous University of Texas graduate and proud Internet geek. Seldom found outside the role of “host” at an event, and with personality shaped by elaborate adventures abroad and multiple entrepeneurial endeavors, he offers a unique insight into Envision’s marketing division. He has received Inbound Marketing, HubSpot Technical, and HubSpot Partner certifications. When not busy blogging to his heart’s content at his scribble-ridden desk, Michael enjoys running around Town Lake, playing video games, and spoiling his dog Mocha. If you’re looking for advice on finding the best food in Austin, he’s your man, having eaten out on weekdays more than he will ever care to admit to. Alas, he does have a tendency of choosing random numbers when he’s explaining the magnitutde of something (i.e. “This is, like, my 13th breakfast taco!”), so you might want to resist putting anything on record.
Alex is the most positive person you will ever meet. If you catch her without a smile, you’ve likely done something wrong. When she’s not making her rounds hugging the cast and crew of Envision Creative Group, she’s making sure the Envision Machine is running smoothly. With a keen attention to detail, and a need for organization, Alex manages the office with gusto.