BEN TRAN : FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR, B.F.A.
Ben was born and raised in Vietnam right after the Vietnam war ended in 1975. His career in design started in 1995 at Cypress College. He earned a BFA in Visual Communication Design at one of the top design programs in the country – Cal State Long Beach. Ben has worked with several brand + ad agencies, including Landor, one of the largest brand agencies in the world. Brands that he has worked on: Nissan, Pepsi, Disney, Toshiba, Donald Trump, Frito Lay, Qdoba, Deseret Book, Kootenai Health, City of Coeur d’Alene, and many more, in different markets: Los Angeles, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Utah, San Antonio, Seattle, and the Inland Northwest. Ben is a Ironman triathlete (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run). He has raced at Ironman events in Coeur d’Alene, Arizona, Oceanside, Boise, Grand Columbian, St. George, Boulder and has completed over 50 triathlons, including 2 Marathons as a guide for a blind runner. He spent 2 of the best years of his life during the 2-year mission in New Jersey for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He is also a self taught professional pianist and a father of 5 active kids.
ELISE STRIEFF : DESIGNER, B.F.A.
Elise is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication Design. She is versatile in all aspects of design. Elise grew up on a cattle ranch in Eastern Washington. She is an extremely hard worker, has a great love for nature, the arts, and is a fabulous cook.
GEORGE EGHO : ART DIRECTOR, B.F.A.
George grew up in Los Angeles for most of his life. He started his creative career in Los Angeles for nearly 2 decades. He earned a BFA in Visual Communication Design at one of the top design programs in the country – Cal State Long Beach. Brands that he has worked on: Nissan, Pepsi, Frito Lay. George is a long time business owner who has sold millions in merchandises and products. He is currently training for his first of many marathons due to Ben’s influence and encouragement. George is a husband and father of 2 kids.
LUCY TOROSYAN : ACCOUNT MANAGER, B.A.
Lucy is a life long Los Angeles resident. She earned a BA in Marketing & Management at Cal State Northridge. She started her career in managing several retail, import/export companies for nearly 2 decades. She is also a long time business owner in retail and merchandising. Lucy is a problem solver and is an extremely hard worker. She is an organic farmer, wife and mother of 2 kids.
AARON KRALL : MARKETING SPECIALIST, B.A.
Aaron is specialized in Web + (S.E.O.) Search Engine Optimization + Advertising. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising from Brigham Young University (BYU). He has worked on a number of large accounts including Burger King, Deseret Book and L’Oreal. Aaron was a full time magician in high school and likes to ride motorcycles. He came to Tran Creative from New York. Aaron specializes in:
• Lead Generation
• Mobile Site
• Reputation Management
• Convert Site Visitors to Leads
• Video Production & Optimization for Web
• Social Media Marketing
• Client Retention Increase
• Search Engine Optimization / Google Ranking
RICH MARKS : WEB DEVELOPER, B.S.
Rich is a graduate of University of Advancing Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in Multimedia. He came to Tran Creative from Sagle, Idaho. Rich has a strong passion for web development and coding. He is constantly finding new ways to improve his web development skills and enhance the users experience. Rich has over 10 years of experience in programming. He has extensive experiece in SQL, ASP.net MVC, JQuery, E-Commerce, PCI-Compliance, and much more. He could code just about anything. Rich is a husband and father of 4.
CARSON MCCOMAS : WEB DEVELOPER, B.A.
PHIL MASTRO : WEB DEVELOPER, B.S.
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JAMIE BLATTSTEIN : COPYWRITER, B.A.
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CHRIS WHALEN : PHOTOGRAPHER
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