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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Olive & Company announces the addition of five new employees

Marketing design agency Olive & Company has announced the addition of five new employees over the past year: Ben Oberg as account executive, Jessie Reagen as art director, Jonathan Sollie as graphic designer, Danielle Noyes as project manager and Katie Yohn as office assistant.

            “The new hires strengthen our overall level of client service while further bolstering our studio’s creative talent,” said Tom Keekley, Olive & Company partner. “We’ve brought in several new clients over the past year, and we are taking steps to ensure that all of our clients continue to receive the same level of exceptional design and service that they have come to expect from our team.”

            As account executive, Oberg serves as a day-to-day client contact, oversees execution of projects and develops new business for the agency. He previously worked at Linnihan Foy Advertising and Sevnthsin. Oberg has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

As art director, Reagen manages the Olive & Company design department, ensuring that the agency’s work is consistent with each client’s brand voice and business objectives. She previously worked as an art director and graphic designer at ideapark, where one of her primary accounts was the General Mills Box Tops for Education program. Reagan graduated with distinction from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

            In his role as graphic designer, Sollie creates smart, innovative designs across a wide range of client projects including interactive, print collateral, advertising, branding and more. He most recently worked as a junior graphic designer at Morsekode. Sollie has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and volunteers with MNfashion.

            As project manager, Noyes manages client projects from start to finish, ensuring that the work gets done properly, on time and on target. She also coordinates internal staff and resources to optimize project efficiency. Noyes previously worked as a project manager at Fallon, Martin|Williams and FAME. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in English. Noyes also has an associate degree from New York University.

            In her role as office assistant, Yohn greets office guests, handles daily office upkeep and organization, contributes to the Olive Blog and assists all agency departments with project management, graphics, accounts and digital strategy. She previously worked for film company Entertainment One, interned at Indie PR and supported multiple television productions as office and set production assistant at Magnetic Productions. Yohn has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

            “All of these employees are high-achieving individuals and excellent additions to the Olive & Company team,” said Rob Haskin, Olive & Company partner.