What’s the story?

Born from the mind of an ad-industry vet. Forged in the fires of the Valley of the Sun. In a decade we’ve grown from a small creative studio to a full-service advertising agency serving everything from local to international clients.

We believe that the best work occurs when big ideas are guided by well informed tactics. Where creativity and strategy meet to shake hands. It’s the art and science of effectively delivering reasons for audiences to believe in your brand.

And it’s what we do best.

What makes Bigfish different?

Passion

Passion of originality, passion of brand authenticity, passion of pushing boundaries. Passion for amazing creative that literally turns heads.

Purpose

Doing everything with intent. We take a measured approach, we learn from what does and doesn’t work, and grow your brand using the best bang for your buck.

People

Diverse perspectives that aren’t afraid of expressing it. We’re strong believers that collaboration inspires growth, and also that donuts are an essential food group.

Joe Pizzimenti Principal

Joe Pizzimenti

Principal

Joe Pizzimenti

Principal

Joe is an expert in aligning world-class creative vision with top-line focused business strategy to deliver results. He rolls with the punches, outthinks and outhustles the whole industry, looks out for the team he’s responsible for, and still loves every minute of it. Joe carries over two decades of executive experience in the advertising and marketing world and is a proud graduate of Arizona State University.

Nicknames

Larry, Rich

Bucket List

Hole-in-one

Favorite Word

Partner

Favorite Sound

Sizzle of ribeye on a flaming hot grill

Dream Car

Silver Porsche 550 Spyder

Would Like to Learn

Kung Fu

Cameron Weaver Digital Marketing Intern

Cameron Weaver

Digital Marketing Intern

Cameron Weaver

Digital Marketing Intern

A Michigan native, Cameron currently studies finance as a senior at ASU. While he enjoys playing baseball and spending time with friends, he also leads his fraternity, Sigma Chi, as vice president. Cameron joins the Bigfish team as a digital marketing intern, offering support and organization to the digital team. He plans on pursuing a career in finance after graduation.

Kiahna Chutich Receptionist

Kiahna Chutich

Receptionist

Kiahna Chutich

Receptionist

Continually keyed in to the comings and goings of the Bigfish office. Empathically attuned to the waxing and waning of the Bigfish team’s astrological calendar. Kiahna helps ensure that the office is running smoothly while making sure our inner zodiac signs are being satisfied. Socially speaking, she’d prefer quiet time alone with cinematic horror, a visit to an art gallery or museum, or perhaps an outdoor setting featuring flora and fauna.

Happy Place

Studio City, Los Angeles

Karaoke Song

"Rebel Rebel"

Most Used Emoji

Bucket List

Toboggan down the Great Wall of China

Can't Live Without

Coffee

Zodiac Sign

Leo

Ryan Carr Associate Director, Design

Ryan Carr

Associate Director, Design

Ryan Carr

Associate Director, Design

Ryan’s experience crafting exceptionally communicative and thoughtful designs for clients comprises two decades. At Bigfish, he plays a leading role in collaborating with the design team to create concepts, layouts and final proofs for clients. Ryan brings an incredibly fine-tuned instinct for design and marketing to each and every piece of work he presents.

Life Theme Song

"Life's Been Good" - Joe Walsh

Beer of Choice

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin

Pet Peeve

Toilet paper hung backwards

Guilty Pleasure

Oreos

Happy Place

Any beach

Least Favorite Word

Staycation

Kevin Cornwell Director, Design

Kevin Cornwell

Director, Design

Kevin Cornwell

Director, Design

With his unparalleled inventiveness, Kevin is the creative heart of Bigfish, guiding our campaigns with a skillful hand and expert vision. His experience in directing creative and design encompasses almost two decades, 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.

Bucket List

Race the Baja 500 or 1000

Spirit Animal

Tiger

Beer of Choice

805

Life Theme Song

"Story of My Life" - Social Distortion

Favorite Sound

A 250cc two stroke

Dream Car

Trophy Truck

Alyssa Anduiza Designer

Alyssa Anduiza

Designer

Alyssa Anduiza

Designer

Alyssa received her Bachelor’s degree in Design | Media Arts from UCLA. She originally came to Bigfish as a developer, but has now happily settled down as part of the design team. Her keen eye for detail and solid work ethic translates to flawless execution on behalf of clients, while her openness and collaborative instincts make her a must have team member on any project.

Dream Vacation

The Alps or Scandinavia

Favorite Sound

A river

Last Book Read

The Wild Trees by Richard Preston

Guilty Pleasure

Ice cream

Bad Habit

Not making my bed

Irrational Fear

Bears

Marcus Piazzisi Director, Paid Media

Marcus Piazzisi

Director, Paid Media

Marcus Piazzisi

Director, Paid Media

Marcus brings over 6 years of experience directing online marketing initiatives for automotive companies across the nation. Marcus has helmed paid media planning, digital response, social media marketing and online reputation management for numerous vendors in the industry, including six of the largest auto OEMs, dozens of the top dealer groups, and thousands of retail dealerships across North America.

Amber Chutich Web Developer

Amber Chutich

Web Developer

Amber Chutich

Web Developer

Amber bundles a decade of industry experience in development, graphic design and SEO into a sizable punch. She develops and maintains both static websites and WordPress themes along with coding and implementing campaign assets such as landing pages and emails.

Nickname

Biz

Hidden Talent

Human car alarm

Dream Vacation

Mediterranean Cruise

Favorite Time of Day

Happy Hour

Irrational Fear

Sharks in the pool

Starbucks Order

Iced Vanilla Latte

Allie Jones Jr. Account Manager

Allie Jones

Jr. Account Manager

Allie Jones

Jr. Account Manager

Allie is an experienced program manager with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in national promotions, event management, employee training and project management, Allie brings leadership and experience to every client interaction and strategy execution.

I Start My Day With

Meditation

Guilty Pleasure

Cheese curds

Happy Place

Nature with no roads

Favorite Fictional Person

Harry Potter

Favorite Sound

Wind chimes

Fancy Drink

"Wisconsin Style" Old Fashioned

Melissa Berkey Senior Designer

Melissa Berkey

Senior Designer

Melissa Berkey

Senior Designer

Melissa combines her expert design skills, leadership and boundless creativity to craft campaigns that stand out among the pack. Print, web, video and beyond—this Bigfish veteran’s resume features over twelve years of experience crafting inspiring, purposeful visual solutions for all kinds of brands.

Happy Place

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Bucket List

Hike Machu Pichu

Irrational Fear

Clowns

Can't Live Without

Tortillas

Fancy Drink

St. Germain martini with a twist

Favorite Word

Cypress

Jamie Williams Office Manager

Jamie Williams

Office Manager

Jamie Williams

Office Manager

Jamie is the true puppet master behind the scenes at Bigfish. She keeps the train on the rails when it comes to budgeting, despite a concerted effort from the rest of Bigfish and clients at continuous derailment. Balance sheets, keeping the office stocked and supplied and handling the integration of new business is her daily grind. Also, she cuts the paychecks.

Dream Vacation

Wales & Scotland

In Ten Years

I'll be living on a mountain in a Silver Stream

Guilty Pleasure

Culver's Concrete Mixers

Hidden Talent

Bungee Jumping

Favorite Conspiracy

JFK

Most Hated Food

Broccoli

Sebastian Campos-Alvarez Designer

Sebastian Campos-Alvarez

Designer

Sebastian Campos-Alvarez

Designer

Sebastian is tuned into everything digital, from audacious tech start-ups to trending apps and gadgets and the latest in design philosophy. He collaborates with the rest of the creative team to craft visually stunning work that seamlessly augments and integrates with client marketing strategies.

Nickname

TheCbass, Sebas, Cbass

Favorite Word

Opossum

Bucket List

Climb Mount Fuji

Guilty Pleasure

Burnt cheese

Perfect Meal

Fettuccini Chicken Alfredo

Favorite Sound

Cracking knuckles

Kathryn Jarosz Director, Accounts + Brand Strategy

Kathryn Jarosz

Director, Accounts + Brand Strategy

Kathryn Jarosz

Director, Accounts + Brand Strategy

Kathryn’s expertise in account management and brand strategy is rooted in her work for Bigfish overseeing multiple integrated marketing campaigns, hands-on resource management, fueling new business growth and developing tactical branding strategies for clients. A true collaborator, Kathryn brings an infectious positivity and enthusiasm to every project she oversees.

Hidden Talent

Épée fencing

Perfect Meal

Pie. Pie is the meal. Any kind.

Want to learn

How to do a proper cartwheel

Last Book Read

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Beer of Choice

Papago Orange Blossom

Pet Peeve

People who leave car blinker on too long

Joleen Jansen Director, Accounts

Joleen Jansen

Director, Accounts

Joleen Jansen

Director, Accounts

Joleen’s experience spans from research and analysis to digital and web strategy, campaign planning and execution, and data analysis. She also oversees all internal, agency-focused efforts and operations. When she’s not reading the latest best seller about women in the workforce, Joleen is pursuing a variety of courses and certifications to keep her marketing knowledge up to par.

I'd Like to Learn

Something new every day

Favorite Day of the Week

Thursday

Bad Habit

Sleeping in

On Weekends I

Play (very competitive) co-ed, indoor soccer

Happy Place

My driveway

Alter Ego

Cave Creek Cowgirl

Megan Mitchell Media Planner/Buyer

Megan Mitchell

Media Planner/Buyer

Megan Mitchell

Media Planner/Buyer

A native to sunny Phoenix, Megan studied marketing at the University of Arizona. Megan joins Bigfish with experience in media planning and sales, as well as being Analytics, AdWords, Tag Manager and DoubleClick certified. She also has experience buying and planning both traditional and digital media. When she’s not in the office, Megan enjoys spending time with friends and family, enjoying local concerts and the occasional Netflix binge. As a retired swimmer, Megan loves to stay active by running on the canals or attending Pilates classes.

Nickname

Mitch

Can't Live Without

My car's rearview camera

Guilty Pleasure

Mozzarella sticks

Pet Peeve

Colored highlighters

Irrational Fear

The wind

Rock Star Alias

Morten Gretchen Weiners

Mike Passalacqua Senior Copywriter

Mike Passalacqua

Senior Copywriter

Mike Passalacqua

Senior Copywriter

Mike’s strength as a writer and strategist lies in his ability to boil messaging down to easily digestible, yet compelling installments. In more than a decade of creating awareness, and shifting perceptions, Mike has worked with brands in verticals such as healthcare, technology, education, property development and construction, non-profits, and state services amongst others.

Nicknames

Lenny, Leon, Leonard, Boffo the Clown

Happy Place

Madrid

Favorite Color

Off white

Favorite Sound

Carolina Wren

Favorite Word

Khaki

Least Favorite Word

Rewrite

Jenna Handley Account Manager

Jenna Handley

Account Manager

Jenna Handley

Account Manager

Jenna’s background as a writer, editor and project coordinator play in to the excellent communication and organizational skills she uses on a day-to-day basis at Bigfish, composing statements of work, maintaining production timelines and ensuring deadlines are met in a timely manner with the utmost degree of quality.

Perfect Meal

All-you-can-eat crab legs

Pet Peeve

The Oxford Comma

Favorite Conspiracy

Dyatlov Pass

Rock Star Alias

Calle Redonda Deeby (don't have a pet, Deeby is my robot vacuum)

Last Book Read

The Journals of Lewis & Clark

Most Used Emoji

Eye Roll Emoji

Thao Phan Receptionist

Thao Phan

Receptionist

Thao Phan

Receptionist

Don’t be fooled by her size. Thao is actually Bigfish’s resident bouncer, ensuring that the riff raff stays out and the good vibes stay in. And while her boxing skills are an invaluable asset to the company, she actually prefers helping over hurting, which is why you can find her working as a medical scribe in the emergency department when she’s not here. Thao makes supply runs for the office, A.K.A., No Thao = No Bigfish productivity.

Nicknames

Thao Pow, How Now Thao Thao

Happy Place

My boxing gym

Favorite Day of the Week

Wednesday

Spirit Animal

Mountain Goat

Favorite Fictional Person

Ender Wiggins

Rock Star Alias

Charleston Boba

Dennis T. Elder Director, Technology

Dennis T. Elder

Director, Technology

Dennis T. Elder

Director, Technology

Always a big picture thinker, Dennis is well versed in the high-level phases of project lifecycles and handily executes deliverables while delegating tasks on a day to day basis. With 9+ years of website development under his belt, Dennis brings experience, a keen eye and a competitive passion for problem solving to the table. Dennis has a strong knowledge of HTML/CSS/jQuery, custom WordPress development, Angular4+ web applications, and conversational interfaces such as chatbots.

Sarah Barnard Digital Copywriter

Sarah Barnard

Digital Copywriter

Sarah Barnard

Digital Copywriter

Often found exploring northern Arizona with her trusty dog, Sarah brings a passion for discovery and creativity to the Bigfish team. With several years of digital marketing experience, Sarah couples this knowledge with a creative flare to create unique and dynamic content for clients, working collaboratively with her team members. Sarah’s experience in project management encourages communication, organization, and a spirit of comradery between people, clients, and partners.

Happy Place

Flagstaff

Life Goal

Travel the US in a van

Can't Live Without

Pasta

Zodiac Sign

Leo

Pet Peeve

Whistling

Irrational Fear

Fish

Alex Giroux Jr. Account Manager

Alex Giroux

Jr. Account Manager

Alex Giroux

Jr. Account Manager

Certified in both Google Analytics and Hubspot Inbound Marketing, Alex brings a passion and enthusiasm to internal agency marketing efforts. Highly organized and highly energized, Alex has years of experience managing social media, staying up to date on marketing trends, enhancing business to customer relationships, planning events and managing operations.

Hidden Talent

Writing jazz pop on the piano

Happy Place

My bathtub with a glass of wine

Most Used Emoji

Yay Emoji

Favorite Conspiracy

Aliens built the pyramids

Starbucks Order

London Fog or Bantam Bagels

Hero

Sophia Amoruso

Kellen Moen Director, Sales

Kellen Moen

Director, Sales

Kellen Moen

Director, Sales

An Alaskan native, Kellen made his way to the University of Oregon to play baseball and study political science. After graduating, Kellen continued his baseball career by being drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 7th round. Along with enjoying sports, Kellen supports his wife, a professional artist, by creating and building frames to house her work. Leading Bigfish sales, Kellen brings a sharp mind and exceptional communication skills to the team, driving success and partnerships.

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