When Parisleaf first opened its doors in 2010, Chad set out to create a welcoming environment where creatives could thrive. A place where integration between work, rest, and play would be celebrated. That ambition remains at the heart of every decision Chad makes at our agency. Chad’s role is all about creating relationships and cultivating a healthy culture at Parisleaf. He loves helping clients discover how purpose can drive business. When he isn’t cracking silly jokes and giving bear hugs, Chad enjoys giving back to the community and supporting fellow entrepreneurs.
Where design and data meet, you’ll find Alison. Her research background brings order to the office, while her commitment to simplicity provides balance and serenity. Although she’s worn many hats at Parisleaf, her analytic disposition makes her a natural COO. Her passion for quality and tactile details come through in every printed piece that our team produces. Alison’s love for the outdoors is only rivaled by her love of knowledge – whether books, documentaries or inspiring conversation.
With a Ph.D. in Media Psychology, Corey is the resident “Brand Doctor” at Parisleaf. Throughout his career, Corey has leveraged his diverse skill set to help an eclectic assortment of brands identify, articulate, and amplify their purpose. This innate passion for creativity and insatiable sense of curiosity likewise carries over into Corey’s personal life, where you can often find him checking out the latest exhibition or happily ensconced in a thought-provoking book.
Matt is a designer who writes, father of four, and husband of one. Since 2003, he has designed and directed brand identities and experiences with clients ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 companies. Matt guides Parisleaf’s strategic and creative output from discovery to execution. As a maker who manages, you’ll find Matt not only directing but also designing or writing in whatever capacity the team needs. When he isn’t working or hanging with family, he enjoys reading and lots of it, writing essays and poems, surfing, practicing yoga, running, and doing ridiculous impersonations.
Gretchen is the backbone of Parisleaf, providing critical support to our COO and creative team. She leads client communication and project planning, ensuring that work gets shipped on time and in budget. Before landing at Parisleaf, Gretchen’s passion for sustainability led her to project management in the nonprofit and social justice sectors. She loves walking on her hands, yoga and flow arts, hanging with her two rambunctious huskies, and camping.
Born in Silicon Valley and raised in Spain, Elisa joined Parisleaf to work with creatives and clients who want to make a difference. Passionate about learning and serious about design, Elisa is a lifelong student. When she discovers a subject she wants to understand, she studies it from every angle – as evidenced by her Master’s degrees in design and web development. If she’s not scribbling in her sketchbook or picking Pantone colors, you’ll find her at the movies with her husband or eating pizza.
Originally from Memphis, Kendyl lives in Gainesville with 3 dudes: her husband, her dog, and her cat. She enjoys making lives easier with human-centered design. Kendyl thrives on variety, from directing photo shoots to designing identities and user experiences. She approaches every project with optimism that is only matched by her speedy pace. When she’s not at work, you can find her playing trivia at Maude’s, learning songs on the piano, or eating BBQ.
Jessica, otherwise known as Jessistant, is Chad’s right hand (wo)man. She’s a native Kentuckian and proud of it. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her cat/son Roman, playing piano and ukulele, singing, and boogying (yes, that’s a word) the night away. Her favorite holiday is Tater Day. We’ll let you ask her about that one.
Kyle is a versatile developer who loves solving technical and design problems. He has built web and mobile solutions for clients all over the world, ranging from early-stage startups to global brands like ESPN and HBO. When he’s not keeping current with emerging technologies, Kyle delights in traveling, obsessing about college football, and devouring as many books and movies as time allows.