Linear Creative | People
Meet Linear Creative’s core team members. We like to think of ourselves as the perfect balance of experienced marketers and young techies.
Graphic Design, Strategic Planning, Analytics, Google AdWords, Fundraising, Public Relations, Video Story Boards and Script Writing, Motion Graphics, Filming, Copywriting, SEO Content, Public Relations, B2B Marketing, Social Media, Proofreading, Integrated Media Planning, Email Marketing, Photography, Video and Photo Editing, Website CMS
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People

Ray, Barb, Mike, Patti, Amanda, Dylan, Dan . . .

The key to a successful advertising agency is finding and retaining talented individuals who not only work collaboratively as a team, but who truly care about their clients’ missions. Take a moment to get acquainted with Linear Creative’s core team members.

RAYMOND JASINSKI

Owner & Creative Director

YEARS IN THE BUSINESS: 30

 

CURRENT ROLE:

Ray is Linear Creative’s owner and creative director, and the driving force behind all of the agency’s advertising and design projects. But Ray doesn’t just make our work look good. With more than 25 years of agency experience, he has developed numerous strategic marketing plans that have generated big impact and big results for clients who continue to partner with us year after year. Ray started Linear Creative in 2001, and has steadily grown the agency since then.

 

BACKGROUND:

  • Art Director, Meldrum & Fewsmith, Cleveland
  • Art Director, McHale & Koepke Communications, Solon
  • Graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art

 

SPECIALTIES:

Art Direction  |  Graphic Design   |   Strategic Planning   |   Campaign Management   |  Account Management  |   Analytics   |  Google AdWords  |   Running an Ad Agency!

 

BEST PART OF HIS JOB:

“Designing! I never get tired of creating something new that leads to a client’s success. I also enjoy working with a team of experts who give it their all each day.”

BARBARA RAGON

Marketing Director

YEARS IN THE BUSINESS: 25

 

CURRENT ROLE:

Barb oversees all aspects of marketing, strategic business planning, and fundraising for several of Linear Creative’s clients. When nonprofit organizations in Ohio need to raise funds, they seek out Barb’s proven track record of success.

 

BACKGROUND:

  • Several senior-level management positions at major retail departments stores
  • Operations, financial planning, merchandising, sales promotion
  • Fundraising and major donor campaigns

 

SPECIALTIES:

Strategic Planning  |  Fundraising   |  Account Management  |   Campaign Management   |   Public Relations

 

BEST PART OF HER JOB:

“I love working with nonprofit organizations to help them raise the awareness and funds needed to serve the more vulnerable populations in our community. It’s amazing to see the results of our efforts.”

MIKE COUNSELMAN

Videographer & Senior Graphic Designer

YEARS IN THE BUSINESS: 11

 

CURRENT ROLE:

Mike is responsible for all facets of video design and production, graphic design, and photography at Linear Creative. He also serves as an account manager for several of our key accounts. Mike’s professionalism and versatility make him one of Linear Creative’s greatest assets.

 

BACKGROUND:

  • 10+ years of agency experience at Linear Creative!
  • Bachelor’s degree in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

 

SPECIALTIES:

Video Story Boards and Script Writing   |   Motion Graphics   |  Filming   |   Photography  |  Video and Photo Editing   |   Graphic Design   |   Website CMS  |  Account Management

 

BEST PART OF HIS JOB:

“Being a videographer allows me to be a director, cameraman, sound man and lighting man. Then, I get to really have fun editing and putting it all together. Creating motion graphics is definitely the best part!”

PATTI KOHLER

Account Manager & Copywriter

YEARS IN THE BUSINESS: 25

 

CURRENT ROLE:

Patti serves as Linear Creative’s account manager, planning and overseeing all aspects of our clients’ activities. She also doubles as our lead copywriter. Ask Patti to write something for you, and she’ll find a way to convey your message in a manner that’s clear, concise and engaging to your audience.

 

BACKGROUND:

  • Production Manager and Account Coordinator,  McHale & Koepke Communications, Solon (20+ years)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Kent State University

 

SPECIALTIES:

Account Planning and Management  |  Copywriting  |   SEO Content  |  Public Relations   |   B2B Marketing  |  Social Media   |  Proofreading   |  Integrated Media Planning   |  Email Marketing

 

BEST PART OF HER JOB:

“Because Linear Creative has so many different types of clients, I’m continuously researching and learning new things I would not normally be exposed to at such a thorough level. I also enjoy writing for nonprofit groups whose messages require a more heartfelt touch.”

AMANDA FOURLARIS

Social Media Manager

YEARS IN THE BUSINESS: 11

 

CURRENT ROLE:

As Linear Creative’s social media manager, Amanda has a passion for connecting our clients with current and future customers. Her digital marketing experience expands across multiple channels, while her analytical skills help optimize lead conversion rates. When it comes to elevating online traffic and success, we rely on Amanda to maximize each client’s return on investment.

 

BACKGROUND:

  • Account Manager, SyncShow, Rocky River 
  • Digital Marketing Manager, ShurTech Brands, Avon
  • Senior Account Executive & Search Engine Marketing Specialist, Fathom, Valley View
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, University of Phoenix

 

SPECIALTIES:

Digital Marketing  |  Digital Strategy  |  Content Marketing  |  Social Media Marketing  |  Google Analytics  |  SEO Best Practices  |  Consumer Profiling  |  Influencer Engagement  |  HubSpot Inbound Marketing Certified

 

BEST PART OF HIS JOB:

“Since a large part of our client base is nonprofit, I feel like I’m able to make a difference in the community by working with our clients on their social media outreach campaigns. At the end of the day, I really enjoy the analytics of what we’re doing and connecting our strategy to results you can see!”

DYLAN HAMILTON

Web Developer

YEARS IN THE BUSINESS: 4

 

CURRENT ROLE:

As Linear Creative’s website developer, Dylan is tasked with taking agency designs and integrating them into WordPress themed templates that can be custom coded to achieve a specific branded look or function.

 

BACKGROUND:

  • Freelance website developer
  • Video game developer
  • Continuing education in Computer Science, University of Akron

 

SPECIALTIES:

Website Programming  |  WordPress  |  HTML, CSS, PHP, JQuery, JavaScript, .NET, SQL  |  Database Administration  |   Website Assessment and Recommendation  |   IT Consulting  |  Website Troubleshooting and Training

 

BEST PART OF HIS JOB:

“Every day brings a unique set of challenges in the web world. As a result, I’m constantly learning and figuring out solutions that ultimately help make a client’s business more effective.”

DAN BRENTON

Production Manager

YEARS IN THE BUSINESS: 35

 

CURRENT ROLE:

Dan handles our agency’s estimating, print production, vendor coordination, media planning, invoicing, and more. We rely on his administrative support to keep our agency running smoothly each day.

 

BACKGROUND:

  • Print Production Manager, Rosenberg Advertising, Lakewood
  • Director of Production Services, Bozell Worldwide, Cleveland
  • Graphic Arts degree, Lakeland Community College

 

SPECIALTIES:

Print Production  |  Estimating   |   Scheduling   |   Vendor Coordination    |   Media Planning  |   Accounts Receivable  |  Database Management     

 

BEST PART OF HIS JOB:

“I’m a very organized person, so I like making sure a job gets from point A to point B without any issues. Like most agencies, it can be very fast-paced at Linear Creative and I tend to thrive in this type of environment.

 

 

FREELANCE EXPERTS

Brand Strategy, Social Media, Graphic Design

One of the biggest advantages that our agency can boast is our affordability. We operate lean and without the layers of a large agency to offer our clients flexibility while providing expertise across all platforms. We augment our in-house talent with some of the area’s best independent experts who have proven track records in the following areas to consistently meet our clients’ needs:

 

  • Brand Strategy and Planning
  • Social and Digital Strategy
  • Social Media Best Practices
  • Consumer Profiling
  • Influencer Engagement
  • Research and Analytics
  • Content Strategy
  • SEO and Campaign Optimization
  • Graphic Design

GET TO KNOW US.

We love our clients and we love what we do.