Our offerings are built on one simple foundation: collaboration. By learning, knowing, and understanding your goals, we help you solve problems and overcome challenges. We’re people people. We listen. We adapt. And on top of that—we put decades of knowledge and expertise at your fingertips.
If you want to know what Bigfish is all about, look no further than Joe because Joe is Bigfish. We reflect his personality and we share his work style and his values.
The most important of those values is integrity—it’s the first word in Joe’s personal dictionary. It’s not about simply providing a service and ringing up billable hours; it’s about watching out for our clients’ best interests, outperforming their expectations, and being there from strategy creation to finished product—and beyond. Because as he’ll tell you, when our clients succeed, we succeed.
To us, Joe is a giant amongst bosses. We’re his family and he’s housed us in a groovy space that fosters the collaborative effort; we all work hard and he lets us do the job our way because he trusts us. Micromanaging? That word isn’t in his personal dictionary.
The one downside to Joe? If he keeps channeling his Italian grandmother and bringing us snacks, we’re going to have to ask for subsidized gym memberships.
With his unparalleled inventiveness, Kevin is the creative heart of Bigfish, guiding our campaigns with a skillful hand and expert vision. And while he would knock it out of the park in a big city agency—don’t get any ideas, New York, Chicago, or L.A.—he’s not going anywhere.
In high school, Kevin went from illustrating his friends’ letterman jackets, to designing the yearbook cover, to revamping the school’s mascot. His talent and drive eventually led him to the prestigious Art Center College for Design to begin his formal training.
Whether it’s BMX racing, running, or skateboarding, Kevin is always active. So, if you’re in the office and he invites you out to lunch, prepare yourself mentally because even if it’s 105° F out, there is a good chance you’ll be hoofing it.
Like a birthmark, Ryan has been around for an incredibly long time, in fact, since the very early days of Bigfish. With an eye for talent, Joe hired him right out of college, and despite their alma maters being mortal enemies, they get along famously (though that might explain why Ryan sits where he does, in lonely isolation).
With years of experience, Ryan is an accomplished graphic artist who specializes in producing high quality print work and playing golf poorly.
And while his status as a fantasy football savant is undetermined, that doesn’t stop him from pointing out all the terrible mistakes you made after your team crashes and burns (another possible reason why he sits in lonely isolation).
Kathryn has an active role in formulating brand strategy and enjoys giving creative input to shape a campaign.
A study in contrasts, one moment Kathryn is quiet and unassuming, tapping away at her keyboard, and the next, she’s transforming into Action Woman to hit an aggressive deadline.
An artist, a former pastry chef, and an animal lover with an impressive menagerie of beasties (though the rattlesnake that gave birth to 9 babies was a bit much), Kathryn doesn’t wait for others to define her—and she has the Slayer t-shirt to prove it.
An admirer of a well-formatted Excel spreadsheet, Kristen came to Bigfish with an abundance of raw talent, and she is eternally grateful to Joe and Lauren for taking her into the inner sanctum and teaching her the mystic ways of the account manager. Kristen’s marketing kung fu is now most impressive; she guides clients to see beyond the mundane and calms their anxious moments with thoughtful words of wisdom.
Kristen’s one piece of advice to Bigfish new hires: watch out for the occasional Nerf gun sniper camped out on the mezzanine.
Melissa got her first taste of graphic design when she took a stab at creating a local band’s cd cover. Stoked that they used it, she suddenly knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
After mastering her craft in the print world, Melissa embarked on her digital career at Bigfish, and she’s had the pedal to the floor ever since, absorbing new skills to use on ever more challenging projects. Designer, dog whisperer, scuba diver—there’s nothing Melissa won’t conquer.
If she has one secret regret in life, revealing her unparalleled mastery of PowerPoint would have to be it. Seriously, we’ll cross multiple burning deserts to beg her for one of her awesome presentations.
A confirmed math hater, Alyssa might not have been a child prodigy, but when you tackle Photoshop at age 10 and then teach yourself to code to get your work up on the Internet—that’s still pretty impressive. By the time she was a teenager, she knew she was well on her way to turning her hobby into a career.
Alyssa’s passion is to be creative in as many different ways as possible, whether it is through design, coding, or endlessly decorating her house. And while her perfectionism causes her occasional anxiety, Bigfish’s clients love the results.
Free spirit. Life of the party. Lover of ridiculously tall high heels. Amber is all of these things and much more. The human divining rod for fun, she has a laugh that invites you to join the adventure—as long as you’re willing to sign a waiver.
Anything but your stereotypical web nerd, Amber loves the puzzle-solving aspect of coding and dreams of the day when her commitments at home ease up a bit so she can jump into new languages with both feet and really earn her pocket protector.
Always one to speak her mind, she has a quiver full of sarcastic zingers, so if you’re sharing an office with her, she has one piece of advice: Don’t take it personally ;)
An amazing guitarist formerly signed with Interscope Records, Zach left the music world when he came to the realization that while being a rock god was mind-blowingly fun, unfortunately rock gods don’t always receive steady paychecks.
Luckily for Bigfish, Zach is also a highly talented designer/developer who works hard, plays hard, and who wants new and exciting challenges to work on.
A little known fact about Zach: he almost didn’t make it to his Bigfish interview due to an unfortunate incident involving a pair of pants, a belligerent scorpion who’d taken up residence in them, and 5 painful stings. Not surprisingly, he doesn’t like to talk about it much.
The origins of his nom de guerre are all but lost in an old Detroit neighborhood. Few know Lenny’s real name and even fewer call him by it—at times he forgets it exists.
Leon is possessed of a heart and mind so expansive that he is incapable of hate.
Nonetheless, he is extremely proud of his many strong dislikes. Leon eats a lot for a man his size. His favorite color is off white. And though he can be quite garrulous, he clams up around Chihuahuas.
Craft-wise, Leonard is up to any challenge and can turn around lucid wordplay tout de suite, all whilst barely disturbing his contemplation of the mutable nature of existence in an infinite and random multiverse.
Always looking for a new challenge, Joleen is one of those people who will try anything once be it mountain climbing (reluctantly), painting, coaching club volleyball, or building a pallet couch with instructions from Pinterest. Whatever the project, she finds it invigorating to take it from start to completion.
With a background in industrial design and design management, Joleen had a lot of options coming out of school. She tested the waters out before making the decision to move from project management on the industrial side of things to working with clients and Bigfish is glad she did.
Nebraska born and bred, Joleen is a lifelong Cornhusker fan though we try not to hold it against her.
As a designer, Sebastian finds that objects fascinate and speak to him; their spatial relationship tells a subtle story and, combined with other elements, can influence the way a person will receive a message.
Growing up in Mexico, he first put his creativity and his love of geometry to work by crafting detailed, floor-by-floor blueprints of spaceships. Conversant in Spanish, English, and Japanese, Sebastian also loves tinkering with gadgets and working with his hands. His dexterity with kitchen utensils and a refined palate have also provided him some success in the kitchen. Basically, he’s a multilingual MacGyver with a culinary flair—just the person you want to stick with if civilization suddenly collapses one afternoon.
As a kid, Alyssa was a member of the Fantastic Feet, a competitive jump rope team. At one point, she could do a handspring into double dutch.
That’s why, when alternately cheerleading and enforcing project deadlines and budgets, she says things like, “writing that 20-page whitepaper over the weekend won’t be any harder than doing a handspring into a double dutch.”
The funny part is, everyone buys into Alyssa’s agenda. Because her brand of hyper-organized, spreadsheet-driven energy inspires confidence.
Also, beware: occasionally, she bides her time and lets the game come to her. Yeah, for a relative newcomer to account management, she has the moves of a veteran.
So let’s see. Alyssa wakes up roosters in the morning. She dusts and vacuums on Sundays. She listens to music all the time. She runs and hikes like clockwork.
She’s just basically focused up. In this nice, totally fun and real way.
And she gave up a career on the pro jump rope circuit to help your brand shine.
A former accountant, Jamie might not always have a lot to say—unless you haven’t turned in your timesheets—but she’s at the center of the Bigfish solar system, working tirelessly to make sure that everything travels smoothly in its orbit.
Need help with the latest insurance forms? Can’t find replacement batteries for your mouse? Don’t know the status of the gate permit? Jamie is the one at the top of the mountain who we go to for answers. When she isn’t in the office, that’s when we realize how much we depend on her.
Jamie is unflappable, which is a good thing because there is a hardcore band of recalcitrant timesheet slackers always trying her patience—plus Brett is always within earshot.
Is it possible that Taylor may someday work remotely from a picnic table set up in the parking lot of a nearby taco stand?
When you consider her combined, native-born Arizonan love for the great outdoors, Mexican cuisine and dry heat, then sure, it could happen.
In the meantime she’s in the office banging out robust brand stories that better connect Bigfish clients to their communities. A recent grad of ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism, Taylor has already showed off her writing skills by creating and implementing PR strategy for non-profit, fitness, and healthcare enterprises.
Oh, and speaking of fitness, she’s pretty much a badass. So, she can put her desk wherever she wants.
Jenna wants you to know that she’s a twin. And that twin telepathy really is a thing.
Also, that she’s deeply interested in history, anthropology, and archaeology.
And that she’s kinda obsessed by dogs. And all things British Isles.
Mostly though, she wants to share her skills in experiential marketing with brands who might just be better off reaching their audiences using events, stunts or tours. At trade shows, conferences or at site-specific pop-ups—Jenna has ideas for making your brand stand out and get noticed. Before joining Bigfish, she publicized movies, so yeah, she’s got the Hollywood thing going on.
And one time she wanted to tell her twin brother about this dream she had involving a spaniel, Stonehenge and Helen of Troy. Oddly enough, he already knew all about it.