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?

Genuine Passion

We get excited, like really excited, about what we do every day. The risk taking, the wearing of multiple hats, and especially pushing one another to be better than who we were the day before. Who sets the example? Everyone.

Bold Authenticity

Fearlessness when it comes to expressing diverse perspectives? That would be us. We’re confident, accountable, and transparent. Our strong client relationships are based on keeping it real, and getting real results.

Inspired Creativity

We can play inside the box, but we prefer to frolic outside it or completely ignore it. We look at problems from all sides and solve them with a balance of art and science. Our little open secret: we do it better than anyone else.

Celina Jimenez Copywriter

Celina Jimenez

Copywriter

Celina Jimenez

Copywriter

When it comes to writing, Celina is somewhat of a renaissance woman. She’s dabbled in a little bit of everything, from breaking news journalism to short stories to corporate copywriting to poetry. Wherever there’s a great story to be told, she wants to be there. Armed with an extra toolkit of SEO knowledge, journalistic skills and digital marketing expertise, she loves collaborating with her Bigfish team to get to the heart of a client’s story and share it in fun, innovative ways. When she’s not playing around with words, she likes practicing yoga, trying new foods, dancing or hanging out by the pool.

Favorite Meme

Shaq Dancing

Alter Ego

Iconic Pop Star

Conspiracy

We’re living in a simulation

Zodiac Sign

Virgo

Meal of choice

Full-course authentic Italian meal

Hero

Selena Quintanilla

Chris Connelly Project Manager

Chris Connelly

Project Manager

Chris Connelly

Project Manager

Chris has years of professional project management experience in the technology, web publishing and digital marketing industries. Her high energy drives her excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling her to foster great working relationships with clients and her fellow team members, which means the work gets done quickly and efficiently. Chris’ positive attitude and dedication to team success makes her stand out.

Bucket List Item

Mount Rushmore

Happy Place

The Beach

Can't Live Without

Halloween

Theme Song of My Life

"Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina & The Waves

Zodiac Sign

Virgo

Favorite Color

Bright yellow & orange

Kelly Cassidy Account Manager

Kelly Cassidy

Account Manager

Kelly Cassidy

Account Manager

Kelly was born and raised on Kodiak Island, Alaska. She found haven and a bit of sunshine when she moved to Sacramento, California to attend Sacramento State. Kelly knows what it takes to get your message in front of the right audience from her vast experience in marketing for the Food & Beverage industry as well as her past work in experiential marketing. When she’s not occupied leading Bigfish clients to success, she’s probably hiking with her fiancé and Miniature Australian Shepherd, Millie, or enjoying live music, wherever she can find it.

Happy Place

Superstition Mountains

Favorite GIF

Excited pageant girl

Favorite Fictional Person

Baby Groot

Can’t Live Without

Oat Milk Iced Lattes from Berdena’s

Fancy Drink of Choice

Cognac Sazerac

Perfect Meal

Bacon & Blue Cheese Burger w/ Tots

Sam Machado Account Manager

Sam Machado

Account Manager

Sam Machado

Account Manager

A California native raised in the Valley of the Sun, Sam’s back for her second round in the desert after spending six years doing post-production for commercials in L.A. Her passion for the hustle and grind of advertising makes her a powerhouse account manager who goes above and beyond to make our clients’ visions come to life. When she’s not in the office, you can probably find her sipping fancy wine, trying a new restaurant or going for a bike ride.

Spirit Animal

Golden Retriever

Favorite Beer

Big Blue Van

Most Hated Food

Ranch Dressing

Favorite Band

Fleetwood Mac

Guilty Pleasure

Bravo TV

Can't Live Without

Chapstick

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

Alex Giroux Account Manager

Alex Giroux

Account Manager

Alex Giroux

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

Ray Artigue Director, Corporate + Community Relations

Ray Artigue

Director, Corporate + Community Relations

Ray Artigue

Director, Corporate + Community Relations

A seasoned PR vet with an impressive arsenal of verticals under his belt, Ray plays an invaluable role in Bigfish’s client relations. After nearly 14 years of owning and managing Artigue Advisors, racking up several awards and co-authoring a popular college textbook, Ray joins our team with a propensity for persuasive PR and the experience to back it up. When he’s not in the office, you might find him writing songs, poetry or short stories.

Nickname

Arti

Can’t Live Without

My family, cheese is a close second

Favorite Day of the Week

Monday

Favorite Sound

The ocean roar

Hidden Talent

Writing poetry

Bucket List Item

Skydiving

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

Erin Sperduti Digital Media Coordinator

Erin Sperduti

Digital Media Coordinator

Erin Sperduti

Digital Media Coordinator

Turning data into straightforward storytelling is the daily grind for Erin. Assisting with the creation, upkeep, and reporting of digital media campaigns, she uses performance metrics to make informed suggestions and changes that align with the client’s goals. Data tops her love list, second only to playing music and petting dogs.

Life Theme Song

"Thunder Road" - Bruce Springsteen

Spirit Animal

French Bulldog

Favorite Conspiracy

Tupac

Happy Place

Paris

Want to Learn

How to sail

Least Favorite Word

Leverage

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

Alyssa Anduiza Senior Designer

Alyssa Anduiza

Senior Designer

Alyssa Anduiza

Senior 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, where she uses her coding background to specialize in digital and web design. She is also passionate about creating strong visual identities for brands. When she’s not in front of the computer screen, she loves photography, hiking, and traveling.

Dream Vacation

The Alps or Scandinavia

Favorite Sound

A river

Most Used Emoji

Guilty Pleasure

Ice cream

Bad Habit

Not making my bed

Irrational Fear

Bears

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

Marissa Larkin Digital Marketing Coordinator

Marissa Larkin

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Marissa Larkin

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Born and raised in Phoenix, Marissa headed to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University where she earned a degree in marketing. While at NAU, she discovered her affinity for digital marketing. With experience in social media management, Marissa has a passion for helping clients reach a wider audience through online platforms. She brings resourcefulness, a collaborative spirit, and a thirst for knowledge to the Bigfish team. Outside the office, you can find Marissa at the concerts of her favorite boy bands or petting every dog.

Most Used Emoji

😂

Can’t Live Without

Dogs

Favorite Fictional Place

Central Perk

I'd Like to Learn

How to speak Italian

Pet Peeve

People who walk slow

Donuts or Bagels

Donuts

Katie Fleming Jr. Account Manager

Katie Fleming

Jr. Account Manager

Katie Fleming

Jr. Account Manager

Although born and raised in Arizona, Katie moved to Seattle where she studied marketing before moving back home to pursue her career in marketing and branding. Katie brings an innovative spirit and passion for creating imaginative brands to the team, as well as whole lot of customer service experience. When she’s not in the office, she’s traveling, hiking, running, and exploring the Valley’s newest foodie spots.

Bucket List Item

Raft down the Colorado River

Perfect Meal

Enchiladas, tacos, chips & salsa

Irrational Fear

Bananas

Favorite Time of Day

Lunchtime

Least Favorite Word

Moist

Favorite Beer

Scottsdale Blonde

Sebastian Campos-Alvarez Motion Graphics Designer

Sebastian Campos-Alvarez

Motion Graphics Designer

Sebastian Campos-Alvarez

Motion Graphics 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

Candace Choi Designer

Candace Choi

Designer

Candace Choi

Designer

Born and raised in sunny Arizona, Candace Choi is an ASU alumni and Visual Communication graduate. With a specialty in visual design, more specifically digital and web design, she creates an intentional, clear, and seamless user experience for clients through expertise and collaboration. A virtual jack of all trades, Candace brings a product design focus into web projects, elevating the digital experience and focusing on attention to detail through motion design. Indulging in her creative side, she loves reading, photography, and hiking in her free time, and is constantly keeping up to date on the latest design, UX, and UI trends and tools.

Bucket List Item

Visit Japan

Fancy Drink of Choice

Moscow Mule

Can't Live Without

Chapstick

Favorite Time of Day

Morning

Guilty Pleasure

Staying up too late

Spirit Vegetable

Pumpkin

Jamie Williams Business Manager

Jamie Williams

Business Manager

Jamie Williams

Business 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

Ron Pearl Senior Web Developer

Ron Pearl

Senior Web Developer

Ron Pearl

Senior Web Developer

A skilled and well-rounded web developer, Ron brings both large and small-scale web application experience to the Bigfish team. With a background in both Computer Science and Programming, Ron has worked in graphic design, UI/UX, JavaScript development, and CMS development, focusing on open source application and front-end JavaScript. When he’s not building high performance websites, he’s spending time with his 4-year-old and finding spare time to enjoy his favorite hobbies like golf, snowboarding, and bowling.

Hidden Talent

Bowler Extraordinaire

Spirit Animal

Meerkat

Perfect Meal

All-you-can-eat crab legs

Favorite Beer

Firestone, Union Jack

Dream Car

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

My Karaoke Song

"Ice, Ice Baby"

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

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

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

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

Joleen Jansen Director, Marketing + Operations

Joleen Jansen

Director, Marketing + Operations

Joleen Jansen

Director, Marketing + Operations

Joleen locks down the big picture, then sweats the details, including the creative parts. A great listener, tactician, enforcer, and cheerleader, she makes sure that whatever happens, happens for a reason. As Director of Marketing & Operations, Joleen plays a key role working with our clients at the beginning of an engagement to confirm goals and strategies and then oversees execution of that effort across the various agency teams.

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

Jackson Bentley Digital Copywriter

Jackson Bentley

Digital Copywriter

Jackson Bentley

Digital Copywriter

As resident “jack-of-all-trades”, Jackson works with accounts, design and the development team in a variety of tasks including SEO, audio production and copywriting. He graduated from the Barrett Honors College of ASU with a Bachelors in U.S. History along with a Business Minor. While a student, Jackson worked for three years on the recruitment team for Teach for America, where he helped to turn ASU into one of the top 5 recruiting schools in the nation for the program.

Favorite Conspiracy

Moon Landing or Tupac Lives

Favorite Fancy Drink of Choice

Root Beer Float

Favorite Word

Pontificate

My Karaoke Song

Shake That - Eminem ft. Nate Dogg

Last Book Read

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

Favorite Fictional Person

Tyrion Lannister

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

"We're laid back high strung."

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