Founder and Principal
Jason is the rare pitcher who can hit. Founder and chief wolverine at Speak!, his monster swing is found at the heart of everything he inspires. For 15+ years, Jason has crafted and honed brands for clients in B2B, companies in the technology, manufacturing, health care, professional services, and lifestyle industries. No one’s ever seen him sweat or sleep, which is another way of saying he makes it look so easy: vision, technology, design, tacos, trips to the liquor store. Prior to forming Speak! in 2007, Jason managed creative teams for B2B giants Randstad, Sage and Timberline Software where his fearless design and original ideas resulted in efficacy game changers.
Creative Director and Partner
Paul oversees all creative development at Speak! Whether he's crafting a campaign or a cocktail, his standards are crazy high. Naturally, it’s all about the story for our creative leader, who began his career as a writer. Paul believes if it’s not authentic and human, it’s not working. With over 15 years of experience turning expectation on its ear for some of the world’s most admired and iconic brands, he’s a good guy to have on your side. Clients frequently ask us how Paul can make things so darn simple when they’re anything but. He hasn’t told us either. Probably keeps that secret tucked away alongside the recipe for his grandma’s world famous meatballs. Selfish SOB.
Client Services Director
There's something very grownup about decisive people who get things right. That’s Jenn. She’s a force of nature, which pairs nicely with her Project Management Professional certification and wine, a combo that also serves her well as a moderately adjusted soccer mom. A few of her favorite things? Adoring animals. NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. Laughter. It’s how she embraces the love-hate relationships she has with everything she love/hates, which is most everything.
Brad is our secret weapon and best kept secret. A true swiss army knife, his technical acumen and innate artistic talent combine the capabilities of three to fifty-five specialized individuals. Brad brings over 20 years of design, illustration, videography, animation and production experience to our team. His ability to produce video and animation from storyboard to final cut gives our agency a unique advantage when considering cost, quality and timing for clients. Brad’s fastidious adherence to the creative process and understanding of the client’s business ensure that we deliver results that surprise and delight, and most importantly generate results.
Speak's zeitgeist of ambition and typography, Alex will fuss endlessly about your kerning and widows, after which he will explain how serif typefaces most effectively express your brand essence and resonate with your core audience. In other words, everything Alex does has a purpose and is well thought-out. From user interfaces to environmental graphics, Alex creates design solutions that stand the test of time.
Born on the means streets of San Francisco to ex-circus performers, Dan is a loose cannon with a natural affinity for daydreaming. After a college career involving the Univ. of Oregon journalism school and The Grateful Dead, Dan has been working toward a lifestyle that doesn't require his presence. In conclusion, Dan is a copywriter and tolerated by many.
Shawn has been obsessed with crafting web experiences since the very first day he finagled access to a dial-up connection. Fifteen years later, he's built more web sites and applications than he can count ... and counting! When he's not slinging code, Shawn is adventuring outdoors, painting surrealistic landscapes, or losing all track of time in a book or record store.