ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
He is the vision behind Summerfield, a member of 40 Under 40’s Class of 2013, and recently recognized as one of Columbus Business First’s 20 People to Know in Advertising, PR & Media.
Andrew understands that strategy comes first – from identifying objectives to launching new products, creating and repositioning brands to building corporate systems, from designing comprehensive solutions to meeting your goals. He maintains brand integrity by identifying, building and guiding a talented team powered by open conceptual thinking and strategic vision.
When Andrew is not working, you can find him brewing his own beer, making kombucha or most importantly, making home movies with his kids.
The vice president that keeps us on track. As an integral part of Summerfield Laura merges her passion for clean layouts, vibrant design and her experience in project, personnel and client management. Laura always focuses on going above and beyond to provide clients with exceptional service, creative ideas and insightful solutions that will work for them.
When Laura is not at the office, you can find her poolside (that’s baby poolside) in the summer, dancing away at concerts or shopping at the local farmers markets.
Since joining the team in 2011, Cory’s unique combination of graphic design and digital development skills along with his get-it-done attitude, has made him the go-to for a variety of Summerfield’s projects. These projects range from the creation of a new brand identity to the development of user interface design and flawless code for innovative, responsive websites. His positive attitude and precise attention to detail make him a great mentor for directing and leading the junior designers.
Out the office, you can find Cory networking with the local design community, hitting up a happy hour in the Short North Arts District and experiencing the outdoors at his family’s farm.
Todd has more than 15 years of experience as a Designer and Art Director. He has been recognized with awards by several industry associations for his unique and innovative creative work. Todd strongly believes that “quality is the one article of the trade which cannot be compromised,” and this is clearly seen in his work.
Todd has experience working for dozens of clients across a myriad of industries, creating boundary-pushing print and digital campaigns for QSR’s, non-profits, nationally-recognized tourism destinations, healthcare organizations, professional sports organizations and more. His versatility across industries is unique in the creative community.
At Summerfield, Todd is overseeing the expansion and growth of the Creative Department, as well as mentoring junior and mid-level designers.
JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
Dallas joined Summerfield in June, and has already begun making her mark. She has worked on many different types of projects such as branding, menu design and type-based layout pieces. Known in the office as the Wellness Warrior, Dallas spearheads our company wellness program by incorporating healthy choices into our daily routines. She enjoys anything that gives her the opportunity to learn something new.
Outside of the office, Dallas can be found trying new restaurants, getting creative in the kitchen, going on hiking adventures or planning her next beach vacation.
Gia is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she majored in strategic communication. She is a versatile member of our team and has a hand in most, if not all, projects.
At Summerfield, she helps with marketing & brand research and planning, account/project management, social media tactics and planning of Summerfield events and outings. She enjoys challenges, learning new tasks and thinking creatively.
Outside of work, Gia can be found exploring all Columbus has to offer, practicing calligraphy and hand lettering or planning her next trip.
JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Julia is Summerfield’s newest Junior Designer. She is currently a senior at Columbus College of Art & Design, finishing up her degree in Advertising & Graphic Design, where she loves to work on branding projects and print design.
At Summerfield, Julia is designing the identity and collateral for this year’s “Guac Fest". She will be adding her own personality, style and touch to this fun annual event.
Julia enjoys doing hands-on craft projects and drawing whenever she can. She loves traveling, exploring Columbus and enjoys listening to music and going to concerts around the city!
Joining Summerfield in 2015 as an Account Manager, Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and several years of experience managing clients in Ohio, and from coast-to- coast. He has experience in a wide range of industries including quick-service restaurants, travel and tourism, government and non-profits.
Joe specializes in building trusted, long-lasting partnerships with new and existing clients. He not only ensures that all client projects are completed on-time and on-budget, but makes sure that the client’s goals and expectations are met and exceeded.
When not managing accounts at Summerfield, he can be found enjoying the outdoors, traveling, eating, woodworking, listening to folk music and spending time with family.
JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Donovan joined Summerfield team in June as an Account Manager. She comes to Summerfield with a background in project management, public policy, communications, and both K12 and higher education. Donovan has worked with The Ohio State University, The Ohio Technology Consortium, and was involved with strategic engagement and project management with Battelle for Kids.
She enjoys working on things that are new and challenging – whether it is utilizing a new process, creating something from scratch or learning about an unfamiliar industry. She enjoys being hands-on and really understanding the details/background of the work.
Outside of the office, Donovan loves finding new places to go hiking, crafting, traveling and exploring new restaurants around Columbus.
Joe is currently finishing his final year at Columbus College of Art & Design, honing his advertising and design skills and experimenting with any and all mediums that he can get his hands on. As a Junior Designer, Joe plays an integral role in the development and completion of many of
Summerfield's projects and tasks. He also puts his growing motion graphics skills to work in many of Summerfield’s social media posts. Joe is an Ohio-native now living in the heart of Columbus. He enjoys going to local art & design events and being a part of the creative community. When not in design mode, he can be found watching a foreign film at Gateway or visiting the dog park with his trusty sidekick, Gogo.
They are invaluable in ushering our business to the next level. Their knowledge informs us. Their vision leads us. Their spirit and wisdom guides us. And sometimes, they prompt us, kick us and keep us moving together down the right road.
PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER ASSET STRATEGIES GROUP
VP OF DESIGN PLANNING & STRATEGY AT LEXTANT
CHAIRMAN AT BEST BRANDS
PARTNER AT VORYS, SATER, SEYMOUR & PEASE LLP
As former SVP, CAP and CFO of Limited Brands Real Estate and Store Planning Divisions, Steve brings to the table a plethora of experience and wisdom. At ASG, he has developed market-by-market new store location strategies for multiple brands, developed a new real estate deal and lease administration system (Oracle based), integrated with Industry-leading GIS software and has created asset management methodology resulting in better capital allocation decisions and significant repositioning of store portfolio.
Spencer has three decades of experience working with research, design, engineering and business partners to build remarkably successful products. He holds dozens of US and foreign patents and draws on this rich background to define the optimum relationship and points of integration that will facilitate the greatest possible impact from teamwork between design, research and the social science.
Doug is a former business leader, who over the past 15 years has served as CEO of Kraft General Foods Canada, Chairman/CEO of Borden Foods Corporation and most recently Chairman/CEO of Best Brands Corporation, the global leader in bakery supplies until its sale to CSM Corporation. His specific areas of interest are leadership and organizational effectiveness, happiness and well-being and the skill of dealing with setbacks in life.
Webb is a partner at the Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP Columbus office and a member of the commercial and real estate and healthcare practice groups. He has extensive experience advising and assisting domestic and international clients with the structure, negotiation and documentation of purchases, sales and leases of personal and real property. His experience also includes distribution and licensing arrangements, and secured and unsecured financings.