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We are a team of creatives with a strong background in design and branding principles, aesthetics and strategy. We are proud of our reputation of high-quality work and our loyal client base.

Jeremy McPherson
Jeremy McPherson
Manager of UNC Creative

Jeremy manages the daily operations of UNC Creative and helps develop partnerships with new and existing clients around campus. He has 10+ years of experience working in higher education marketing and communications for both private and public universities. He is a North Carolina native who recently returned home after 9 years in Portland, Oregon.

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Tori Barnes
Tori Barnes
Assistant Manager of Marketing and Operations

Tori was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky where she spent her childhood as a competitive chess player and thinking the Derby was a national holiday. She later moved to North Carolina, where she attended UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated with a BSBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Today, her hobbies include spoiling her two dogs, traveling to foreign lands and being a self-proclaimed mac and cheese connoisseur.

Alyssa Stepien
Alyssa Stepien
Art Director

Alyssa was born and raised in New Jersey, where she attended Montclair State University. She worked as a book cover designer in New York City before moving to North Carolina in 2011. She has been with UNC Creative since 2013 and, in addition to art direction and brand management, enjoys working on branding and web projects. In her free time she volunteers and fosters with a local dog rescue to help find homes for abandoned pets.

Andrew Jacobs
Andrew Jacobs
Senior Designer

Andrew received his BFA from Georgia Southern University. Before joining UNC Creative, he worked in the agency industry, designing campaigns and identities for brands across the nation.

Adrian Garcia
Adrian Garcia
Designer

Adrian was born and raised in Lexington, NC and received his BA in Studio Arts from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2017. Before joining UNC Creative, Adrian worked as a freelance graphic designer and photographer for local businesses in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling to foreign countries, visiting art museums/galleries and attending community events. He is fluent in Spanish and is, currently, learning French.

Brad Crowell
Brad Crowell
Designer

Brad is from the small town of Thomasville, NC and received his BFA from UNC-Charlotte. He has been with UNC Creative since 2015. He has worked for ad agencies and design shops in North Carolina, Florida and West Virginia. Outside of work he loves spending time with family and friends.

Donna Marlette
Donna Marlette
Accountant

Donna was born and raised in Texas. She is a graduate of the Bryan School of Business at UNC-Greensboro. Donna has been with UNC Creative since 2011, where she does the accounting and provides customer service to clients. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends and volunteering in her church and community.

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