Joan is a critical thinker who generates creative solutions drawn out of deep experience across a wide spectrum of marketing communication tools. Joan founded Verve out a love of the power of aesthetics, design, and words to form impactful creative channeled to help brands making the world a better place. Prior to Verve, Joan worked on the client side for almost 25 years helping to build businesses and brands in the corporate, non-profit, and agency worlds including as brand architect and marketing driver behind the New Living Translation and work for multi-million dollar nonprofit and professional organizations. Joan holds a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and MBA in Marketing from DePaul University.
Seth left the downtown agency world to take a hands-on design and leadership role at Verve in 2010. His design talent is reflected in all agency work. Prior to Verve, Seth’s career included design leadership roles at Arc Worldwide/Leo Burnett, Euro RSCG, and Burrell Communications where he has brought his creative talents to brands such as Target Stores, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Verizon, Citi, and Proctor & Gamble. Recognition for Seth’s design work spans both print and digital including being featured in Print Magazine and numerous awards at Verve. Seth holds a B.A. in Visual Communications from Judson University and was one of forty design leaders selected for the Harvard Business School’s 2007 Business Perspectives for Design Leaders program.