Vann Graves has been in the business for over 20 years, most of it spent within renowned New York advertising agencies.
Vann began his career at BBDO where
he worked creating global advertising for brands such as GE and Visa, as well as U.S. work for AT&T, Gillette, M&Ms, Motorola and Snickers. Later, he became an EVP, Global Executive Creative Director at McCann Worldgroup where he led many of the agency’s key accounts, including Lockheed Martin, U.S. Army, Kohl’s, American Airlines and Cigna.
Kevin is our odd Southern duck, a designer with a MBA, who has spent two decades engaging people through creative strategy and design solutions. He has done work for Fortune 100 companies, startups, universities, healthcare institutions, financial services, aerospace, and the military. His broad background has also meant he's spent time in roles ranging from designer to account manager to strategist to Chief Creative Officer.
In being a creative leader, Kevin enjoys pulling new ideas from fertile minds, mentoring, guiding teams to better solutions, pushing for more exuberant thoughts, and honing the importance of quality work. That’s what Kevin does well, he pushes beyond the normal with a passion for meaningful creativity and branding.
Check out some examples of his work here.
MANAGING DIRECTOR & STRATEGIST
Kate manages the day to day functions at FL+G. She makes sure clients' needs are heard and addressed and that nothing slips through the cracks.
She also spearheads strategic thinking for our clients. She listens, researches, gathers insights, synthesizes, and concludes. Being so closely tied to clients from the very beginning helps her to establish a strong foundation. From here, she can pull sound insights and develop a strong base upon which the creative team can build effective work.
Prior to FL+G, Kate used her business savvy in support of franchisees for PostNet, a print and ship brand. While there, she consulted with franchisees on how to build their businesses and worked with owners to develop individualized strategic growth plans focused on profitability initiatives
and marketing programs.
Born and raised in New York, Joe touched down in Boston to cut his teeth at Mullen and then found himself back in the Big Apple working at McCann after a few years.
Now with FL+G, Joe is an old school creative in a young(ish) guy's body. He's the kind of creative that excels in all aspects of the game. He possesses the intangibles you can’t teach — a great work ethic, downfield vision and the instincts to make smart decisions. Be it conceptual, executional, or in the pursuit of new business, Joe's work is always fueled by passion. Here are some of the projects he's worked on.
Brian is an idea guy who takes action and executes with accuracy and precision. Serving FL+G as the Chief Operating Officer, Brian wears many hats. His primary responsibility, however, is to search for and find dreamers that need their vision brought to life so that they can accomplish their business goals. Some people refer to this process as business development, however, Brian is a former educator who has a passion for solving problems, teaching and helping people. Working at FL+G allows Brian the opportunity to help others succeed, just as he did as a Teacher.
Brian will also assist Managing Director & Lead Strategist Kate Lamb in Strategy and planning. Brian is well traveled and with that comes a wealth of experience in variety of settings. Prior to FL+G Brian spent time as consultative Software Sales Executive specializing in member management software, Internet Marketing and Social Media Marketing .
With the soul of a Californian but the zip
code of a New Yorker, FL+G design lead takes shapes and colors pretty seriously. Allison strives to empower brand stories and connect with people deliberately by focusing in on the most succinct way to visually capture a brand’s personality.
Having worked with a range of globally
positioned agencies, the collaboration
process on projects big and small has
honed a particular passion for defining the voice of start-ups and ambitious brands. Allison works to elevate a brand's look and feel, and change the world for the better, one logo at a time.