We just want a project. That’s the way we roll. Why? Because creative minds work in bursts. The very best creative thinking explodes at the beginning of an assignment when the details are fresh, the energy is high, and the possibilities are limitless. That’s what we harness and deliver to you – one assignment at a time. If you like the results, we can do the next project the same way. We’ll earn the next job on the strength of our last one.
We’ve defined our business model to be agile to accommodate your business needs. You get a great creative product all while being affordable and devoid of any commitment pressure. Heck, even Forbes agrees with us.
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Ken Womack has been an ad guy and design guru for 25+ years (since before he started losing his hair). Over the past decade or so, he has been a principal at several marketing firms with funky names, like Shift Option J, Agent 485, the B12 Group and MindHandle. Though not usually a name-dropper, Ken is rather proud to have helped promote scores of well-known brands over his career, including Chili’s, Pizza Hut, Rent-A-Center, Coors, Pepsi, TGI Fridays, Boston Market and Cook Children’s Medical Center. Along the way, his work has been celebrated in many shows and publications including Communication Arts, Print Magazine and The Clio Awards.
When clients don’t have him running, Ken competes in marathons and is an aspiring filmmaker. He and his wife, Maureen, also both paint in various media but never with rollers. They have three kids at various ages and expense levels, ranging from high school to college.
Cathy is a senior level creative with a design background who loves bringing ideas to life that build passion for brands. For more than two decades, she has brought her insight to world class restaurant, retail, financial and other clients.
After graduating from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Cathy moved to Chicago, working for agencies FCB, Wunderman/Y&R and Leo Burnett/Arc. More recently she relocated to Dallas/Ft. Worth to join her now husband, where she headed a creative team at TracyLocke and founded an in-house creative team at a major national restaurant brand. Her experience spans brands such as Burger King, Pizza Hut, Sonic Drive-In, Cicis, Chick-fil-A, On The Border, Citibank, Office Depot, Chevron, Sears and P&G.
When she’s not dreaming up brand-building ideas, she enjoys cooking, photography and travel. She and her husband Bill live in Grapevine, with their Yorkie, Zoey, and recently returned to their home town of Pittsburgh to be married. They remain Steeler fans.
Nicole Cochran is passionate about ideas, fast-paced environments, bringing out the best in others and being a catalyst for change. With a unique and versatile background within corporate marketing and advertising agencies across a variety of industries including restaurant, retail, tech and nonprofit, she is known for driving results without driving people crazy.
Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. She spends as much time as possible exercising her right brain by cooking, traveling, gardening, reading and writing. While her advertising career has alluded her of fortune and fame, she still holds out hope for a best selling novel and a movie deal.
Eric started Campfire after working in both creative agency and client roles. He’s grateful for these experiences, because it opened his eyes to the universal challenge of selling ideas.
Eric writes a mean creative brief, and can’t be outdoors with his family enough. He may or may not smell like hickory from smoking meat in his backyard.
Jeff’s approach to client service is simple: No bad surprises. Only good ones. Why? Because the market is surprising enough already.
When Jeff isn’t shaping creative work for clients, you’ll find him on the ranch or the golf course. Ask him how many pushups he’s done today.
Katie Crawford thrives on the opportunity to take ideas and insights and turn them into strategies that work. She is drawn to the constantly evolving landscape of the advertising world, and even thinks it’s this rapid change that keeps her job so exciting. She likes to help brands advance by thinking big.
After growing up in Houston and attending college in Austin, Katie moved to Dallas and joined the MindHandle team in 2017 – completing her tour of the “Texas Triangle”. She recently graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Public Relations. In her spare time, you can find her cooking, doing yoga or hanging out with her cat, Moose.
Santiago “Bo” Botello has been at this for a while. He’s worked on some really great accounts like Pespi, AT&T, Nissan, Heineken, Southwest Airlines, Gatorade, 7-11, Wrangler and Dannon just to name a few. Much of his experience has been bilingual production work though he doesn’t speak Spanish. How does that work?
A Native-born Texan, Bo lives in Dallas, calls Ft. Worth home and loves road trips to Austin for bbq and a Shiner or two. He has a Great Pyrenees at home and a daughter in Montreal. He loves to cook and is pretty good at it. He was “a fat, Italian chef” in a previous life according to his daughter. For fun and as a creative outlet, Bo has a Photo Everyday blog that he’s been doing for over five years. So he almost always has his camera or at least his iPhone with him. Just in case.
In addition to running a successful agency for 13 years (which he sold in 2006), Steve Stafford has freelanced for over 200 companies across the US. Past and current clients include Chili’s, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, EDS, Nokia, Microsoft, Hilton Hotels, Texas Instruments and a variety of national, regional and niche firms.
When his hands are not glued to his laptop, he enjoys restoring properties, reading, writing, grilling, shooting, tinkering in the garage, messing around with dogs and single-handedly generating enough demand to support 5 local Starbucks locations.
Fabian Anderwald began his design career as both graphic designer and web designer; designing product brochures right alongside building websites. Loving both fields, website design eventually won out as his overriding passion. This “dual citizenship” in design gives him a unique perspective and understanding that space, typography, and form are just as important to a good website as are elegantly written code and user experience.
When not obsessing over design or code, Fabian fuels his creative energies with photography, an ever-growing collection of vintage cameras, running, annual summer “get out of Dallas cuz’ it’s too damn hot” getaways, and working on his mad grilling skills.
A writer/creative director with experience on regional, national, and global brands, Kevin Paetzel brings a wealth of expertise. Over the years, he’s worked on clients such as BVD, Corona and Shiner beers, Chick-fil-A, GameStop, Hyundai, Luby’s, Nokia, Baylor Scott & White Health, and The Home Depot. Industry recognitions include National Addy Awards, Gold Effie, Graphis Design Annual, Obie Award, Print Magazine Design Annual, Gold Tops, Adweek Best Spots, Gold Stevie, and WebAward. Whether overseeing a complete branding project or cranking out ideas for a social media campaign, Kevin brings an abundance of ideas with the determination to knock it out of the park.
On occasional weekends, he can be found performing feats of magic at retirement homes. During one recent show, an elderly lady shouted out, “You’re nothing but a squirt.” Kevin’s response: “I’ve been called much worse by clients.
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