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, husband and father of 7 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. Elise is a new mother to a beautiful daughter and loves the new stage of life she has entered into.
RACHEL ANDERSON : DESIGNER, B.S.
Rachel is a graduate of BYU-Idaho with a Bachelor’s in Communications emphasizing in Visual Media. She not only brings solid skills in design and photography but is also vibrant, and eager to learn. Rachel grew up in Springville, Utah. She is a hard worker, enthusiastic, a proud fur-mama, and never says no to a fun craft project. She is also a cancer survivor and loves her life.
BRANDON BUROKER : VIDEOGRAPHER, AA
Brandon has degree in videography from the Art Institute of Seattle, with 10 years of experience in video and photography. He is also a new father and and is enjoying the new stage of life he has entered into.
MADISON MILTON : SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Madison grew up in California and Nevada and moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2018. She enjoys reading and expressing herself through creative writing. She also has been doing competitive Irish dance since she was a child.
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 merchandise 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.
DONNEY SALAZAR : ACCOUNT MANAGER
Donney is PASSIONATE about working with organizations who invest in their people. As a leader, who understands the difference between earning and demanding respect, Donney primary goal will be to help you make a “shift” in order to reach your highest potential.
HEATHER SALAZAR : ACCOUNT MANAGER
Heather is PASSIONATE about working with organizations who invest in their people. As a leader, who understands the difference between earning and demanding respect, Heather’s primary goal will be to help you make a “shift” in order to reach your highest potential.
MARSHALL HUGHEY : ACCOUNT MANAGER
Marshall has extensive sales training from some of the most prestigious sales development companies in the world. In addition to being a top producer over his career, he has personally trained and mentored more than 1,000 sales professionals.
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 merchandise. Lucy is a problem solver and is an extremely hard worker. She is an organic farmer, wife and mother of 2 kids.
RICH MARKS : WEB DEVELOPER, B.S.
Rich is a graduate of University of Advancing Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in Multimedia. He 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. Rich is also leading Market Igniter, a marketing partner of Tran Creative specializes in:
• Lead Generation
• Reputation Management
• Convert Site Visitors to Leads
• Social Media Marketing
• Client Retention Increase
• Search Engine Optimization / Google Ranking
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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