Get the Download on Element’s Newest Web Developer, Amanda Jackson

We are excited to welcome Amanda Jackson, Element’s newest web developer to the team. With a background in website design and development, Amanda works to improve the function of existing websites and researches new platforms and frameworks to give our clients the best interactive resources available.

We caught up with Amanda to learn about her love for website development, what it takes to learn a new platform, and just how her Neopets are doing!

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Element Employees Showcase Their Unique Talents!

Creative design and marketing isn’t all we’re good at here at Element. In fact, our employees possess a wealth of talents to share with the world! This month, we’re taking time to highlight some of our employees’ unique talents outside of the workplace.

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5 Things You Should Know about Jenna Garvin, Element’s Newest Graphic Designer

Element would like to give a big warm welcome to our newest graphic designer, Jenna Garvin! Jenna comes from an extensive design background, most recently working as an account manager for a social media agency in the Fox Valley. Prior to that, she was an in-house designer for Sendik’s Food Market, a Milwaukee-based grocery store chain.

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Element Employees Share Their Black Friday Traditions

‘Tis the season for third helpings of stuffing, heated political arguments with extended family, and early morning shopping deals that require a healthy dose of endurance and even more caffeine. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So what will Element employees be doing when the clock strikes twelve on Black Friday?

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Element Designer Series: Q&A with Director of Publications Ann Behling

2016 keeps moving along, and signs of the fall season are everywhere you look, from autumn leaves and pumpkin everything to Halloween costumes and apple picking.

Each month, one of our talented designers creates a new Facebook cover image and answers a few questions for our blog. Our latest Designer Series subject is Element’s Director of Publications, Ann Behling.

Ann has worked at Element longer than the vast majority of us. In fact, she started here in 2003, just a few months before the ad agency switched from River North Communications to Element Creative.

(Get more fun facts about Element here on our blog)

Ann is a big fan of this time of year, so she seized the opportunity to design a seasonally themed Facebook cover image!

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Element Designer Series: Q&A with Creative Director Mike Tessmer

For the month of September, our Designer Series brings us the “leader of the pack,” Mike Tessmer.

Mike is Element’s Creative Director. As an experienced art director, he works closely with the design team and helps conceptualize many of the amazing ideas we bring to life for our clients.

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Mike Tessmer

As you’ll learn, Mr. Tessmer is also a car guy. He drives a Prius to work because he needs to get good gas mileage due to a long commute, but he’s a fan of fuel-guzzling machines of all shapes and sizes.

For last year’s Element Holiday Gift Guide, Mike even suggested high performance motor oil as an ideal present.

(Word to the wise, this is probably not a good choice for wives and girlfriends.)

Mike’s September cover image for Element’s Facebook page also has an automotive theme.

Start your engines, and get ready to find out a little about Mike Tessmer’s creative process!

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Element Designer Series: Q&A with Shawn Williams

Would you say the moose is something like the camel of North America?

Take a look at our latest Facebook cover image and you’ll see why we ask.

It’s our second month featuring the work of Element designers on our Facebook page and digging into their creative process here on our blog.

For July, we’re featuring a design from Art Director, Shawn Williams.

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Element Designer Series: Q&A with Joel Haase

Welcome to the first installment of a new series on the Element blog we’re calling the Element Designer Series. Find out more about Element’s talented graphic artists and illustrators who help create campaigns and bring ideas to life.

Over the next six months, we are giving each member of the art department a special mission: Design an original cover image for the Element Facebook page!

It’s a chance for them to have a little fun using their imaginations to make something that’s completely their own. Then we’ll ask each of them a few questions about their idea and their creative process.

First up, it’s Art Director and Designer, Joel Haase. He combined two recognizable pieces of Element’s agency culture to make a custom illustration that includes photography and tells a story about our mascot and unofficial spokesmoose, Canuck.

Check out Joel’s design for the month of June and find out what he has to say about it …

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Element Favorites: 20 Appetizers and 20 Mobile Apps

Food days and potlucks are a regular part of agency culture here at Element. Any time there’s an excuse to eat, we’re ready to stuff our faces and fill our bellies.

But this time … we decided to do something a little different and added technology to the mix.

We called it Element’s Apps & Apps Day! 20 of us brought in our favorite appetizers and also dished on our favorite mobile apps. It made for some great conversation. That is – when our mouths weren’t full of delicious food.

Keep reading to find out what we devoured during this feast, and discover some mobile apps that are both fun and useful!

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Content Marketing Specialist
Kasey Steinbrinck has been creating content since he was just a little kid, writing stories and making radio shows on his Fisher Price tape recorder. He went on to produce local television and wrote for an area newspaper before discovering the power of telling stories online. Kasey worked as a content marketer, blogger, and copywriter for two ecommerce companies before joining Element in 2015.

Element Favorites – 14 Creative Films You Need to Watch

It’s award season in Hollywood – a time when famous people who get to make movies for a living pat themselves on the back and hold three-hour-long live broadcasts so we can watch them gloat.

But who cares what the Academy thinks? Who cares what the Hollywood Foreign Press says is the best, or what the movie critics say you should and shouldn’t watch? How about hearing from some real people?

Here at Element, we went around the agency to find out what the staff thinks are some of the most-creative movies of all time.

Check out the list! It’s pretty good if we say so ourselves.

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Content Marketing Specialist
Kasey Steinbrinck has been creating content since he was just a little kid, writing stories and making radio shows on his Fisher Price tape recorder. He went on to produce local television and wrote for an area newspaper before discovering the power of telling stories online. Kasey worked as a content marketer, blogger, and copywriter for two ecommerce companies before joining Element in 2015.