On any given day of the week, the PDG+creative studio is bustling with productive energy. We wouldn’t want it any other way. We love the way our office, cozily situated in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, has allowed us to convert creative thought into tactile products. As relationship-oriented, imaginative students of the creative field, we've never stopped learning; meaning the past twenty years have certainly taught us a thing or two.
The most significant lesson we've picked up is simply knowing the value of a sure-fire, elastic idea. Whether inspiration is derived from our coffee stained Moleskin sketchbooks, the distinct tailoring of our creative director’s wardrobe, or even something as sentimental as our imaginary office pet — no concept is too obscure for us to carry it to its perfect visual embodiment. Happiness for us means strategizing for your brand identity. So go ahead, make our day.
They say you can't have your cake and eat it, but at PDG+creative, we get the best of both worlds. Not only does our vocation stream opportunities to fulfill our individual creative ambitions, but it also keeps us in good company. In this multi-faceted agency, we hold the highest respect for one another as pioneers of design and as peers of the creative mission. Let's just say we've grown pretty spoiled, meaning not only do we get to eat our cake, but might ask for seconds.
One of Matt’s best traits as Executive Creative Director is his willingness to look at every idea and possibility. His goal at the end of the day is to let creative have its way—that’s why he and his team are known to push the boundaries of design styles, printing methods and everything in between (like what’s really acceptable inside a direct mail package). To help others jump into the line of work he loves, Matt also teaches branding and design at a local liberal arts university, and often invites student interns to make their start at PDG.
Barb has a brilliant mind for numbers, which makes her an important gear in the PDG+creative wheel. Before jumping headfirst into business with her husband, she earned a B.S. in Accounting and rocked the corporate world as a stock broker, managing portfolios for several corporations and individuals. (Yeah, PDG totally has a former stock broker at the helm.) Now, she works hand-in-hand with every adventurous PDG designer (Matt included) to ensure things don’t get creatively out of hand on the financial front.
Consider Jennifer our office commander on the communication frontlines. Seriously. At any time, we can ask her about any project or client (or anything regarding the history of “Friends” on TV) and she knows what’s up. If our office has any sense of flow, it’s because of her. Our clients would agree, since she coordinates, plans and designs for almost all of them. It’s true—she’s not just a communication queen, she’s got design skills, too. Leading up to her directorial debut here at PDG, she was an Account Executive for both Plan B and Stevens & Tate in Chicago.
Natalie is pretty much what you’d expect from a redhead—adventurous, passionate, outspoken, driven. Her love of storytelling naturally led to her love of design, because she sees visual communication as the most exciting and inspiring influence a person can have. As PDG+creative's lead designer, Nat approaches every client’s project as a story to tell and works to make it authentic, meaningful and enduring. And when she’s not rockin’ her design skills at the office, she’s rockin’ somewhere else on her guitar, and she occasionally pops oversees as a missions leader.
Maybe she didn’t think much of her Crayola canvases when she was six years old, but Jessica’s spare-time love of drawing made her a uniquely perfect fit when we needed a new manager. Whether it’s thanks to that, her years of customer service at ConocoPhillips or her time as a marketing student at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Jessica’s got a knack for understanding our clients and knowing exactly what they’re looking for. Once she’s wrapped her head around what they want, she brings it back to us, with a blueprint-like explanation that ensures we nail every project, every time.
Most of the time when he’s ducked behind a computer, Johnathan is focused on the coding challenge at hand. But he may be back there with a book, too, since this guy can never get his hands on enough reading material. (And you thought tech geeks didn’t like things made of paper.) Johnathan is a guy of intense focus and is ready to conquer when it comes to helping our interactive clients make the most of their online presence. He started here as a student intern and now look at him—he took over the interactive side of the house.
Travis is a curious guy. Outside our office, you’re as likely to find him restoring vintage cars as you are to find him digging happily in the garden. Not two things we’d necessarily put together, but he sure has a knack for detail-oriented work. That’s why we dig his style at work—his observation skills are tops, and he examines every angle of every job to make sure nothing is overlooked in the development phases. The kind of detailed perfection he expects at work makes sense when you consider his fine woodworking techniques. Because yeah, he does that, too.
For years Erika has collected ideas from her lengthy bookstore visits and studious habits, making PDG+creative the perfect outlet for her vault of creative inspiration. She works as our point of contact coordinating both client and team communication efforts. Always armed with her pen and notepad, Erika helps direct innovative thought to a viable reality.
Building a coherent brand identity is the key to gaining customer recognition and engagement. We at PDG+creative work to take your unique selling point and thread it across your company’s applications, making your company distinctively yours.
As a team who respects the craft of design, we set aside mere decoration in favor of purpose-driven production every time. We work carefully to maintain the integrity of each piece never sending to the printer without artful consideration.
Each website we develop is completely customized for the client’s needs and is built with current web standards. Whether your company requires an e-commerce website, a social networking application, or an interactive publication, we do it all.