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Kelly Connelly
Creative Director

Kelly Connelly has more than sixteen years of skill and experience in the print and design industry. In 1984, Kelly founded her own design firm, Kelly Connelly Design + Print, offering the full spectrum of design services from creative concepts through finished, delivered product. Kelly draws from a close network of top designers to create specific and tailored designs for her wide array of clients.

Kelly's work includes the development of corporate identity systems for Cellular One, Franklin/Templeton, Wells Fargo and MIPS Technologies. The breadth of design services her firm offers includes logo development, direct mail campaigns, trade shows/special events, product launches, and collateral. Understanding the client's challenges—to enhance the brand while making an impact on sales—has helped to keep long-standing relationships with her clients. Kelly holds a B.S. in Graphic Communications from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Kelly's clients include 3Com, Actuate, Blue Shield of California, Cellular One/AT&T Wireless, DHL Worldwide Express, Franklin Templeton, Goldman Sachs, Informix, Interwise, Life Legal Defense Foundation, MIPS Technologies, NEC Electronics, Netscape/iPlanet, Oracle Corporation, Quantum, Response Associates, Silicon Graphics, Sendmail, United Health Care, WorldRes.com, and Wells Fargo Bank.

Gary Frank
Creative Director/Copywriter

Gary Frank has eighteen years of expertise, with senior management and creative roles at respected agencies, which he brings to his consulting practice. Gary is a gifted and seasoned copywriter and marketing communications creative director who develops effective direct response campaigns, collateral, advertising, and Internet communications. His diverse client base consists of companies in technology, financial services, manufacturing, and consumer products.

Prior to founding Creative Communications in 1992, Gary was Vice President and Director of Creative Services at Ogilvy & Mather/West working on accounts such as California Milk Advisory Board, Chevron, Chemical Company, and EurekaBank. Before joining Ogilvy, he was Vice President at Amidei & Company Strategic Communication, providing strategic planning, creative direction and copywriting for advertising and collateral for Atari, Manufacturers Hanover, Mother's Cake & Cookie Co., Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, and the Portman Hotel.

Gary received an M.B.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in Monterey, California with a specialization in International Marketing/Consumer Behavior. He has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and received the Certificat Pratique de Franšais Commercial et Economique from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris, France.

Gary's client experience includes 3Com, American Express, Adobe, Apple Computer, AT&T, Autodesk, Charles Schwab, DHL, Household Financial, IBM, Intuit, Oracle Corporation, PCWorld, Pacific Bell, Samsung, Sanwa Bank, Silicon Graphics, Symantec, WAM!NET, Wells Fargo Bank, and XO Communications.

Shannon Mahorney

Drawing on more than a decade of experience in writing, editing, and program management for technology companies, Shannon Mahorney works with corporate marketing and development teams to turn raw information into convincing marketing content. Since 1998, she has been collaborating with organizations that range from large, established companies to small companies and startups. Shannon crafts a variety of communications tools for audiences ranging from C-level executives to developers that includes data sheets, white papers, brochures, Web sites, annual reports, customer success stories, conference materials, and direct mail.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Shannon managed the Web, writing, creative services, and project management teams for Oracle's server marketing organization, and worked closely with senior management to write strategic white papers and brochures. Shannon holds a bachelor's degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Shannon's clients include Avistar, Discreet Logic (a division of Autodesk), Ligos Technology, NuvoMedia, Openwave (formerly Phone.com), Oracle Corporation, Palm Computing, SoftwareMarkets, Tumbleweed Communications, Voquette, and Western Multiplex.