About Us


jane idea_face_v1Jane Lump
is a professional communicator with over 25 years of experience helping employers communicate important business issues with key internal stakeholders. In the course of her career, Jane has facilitated C-Suite alignment around key messages, conducted research to determine the needs of various stakeholders, and developed strategic plans that employee diverse media to inform and educate various audiences. In recent years, the topic of these campaigns has been healthcare—helping employees understand the cost and value of employer-provided health care, adapt to newer consumer-driven approaches, and accept increasing responsibility for their own health status.

Jane's past experience is supplemented with extensive research in innovation and breakthrough thinking and with a deep understanding of generational differences—two areas that have frequently been the subjects of her prolific speaking and publishing.

Prior to her consulting career, Jane spent ten years in academia, teaching at both Purdue and Valparaiso Universities and speaking and publishing in the areas of learning and creativity. She holds a B.S. in Education from Ball State University and an M.A. from Purdue University, where she completed all but her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition. She has advanced training in the Synectics® and Grove® methods of facilitation and creative problem solving and in the Michael Gelb method of Mindmapping as a way to generate, record and align group thinking by engaging both the right and left brain.

 

jamie idea_face_v1Jamie Henry—Senior Graphic Designer—has over 9 years of experience creating award-winning design both inside and outside organizations, working on a wide range of design challenges. She has created everything from the attractive and user-friendly design and layout of B2B catalogs to attention grabbing and effective web interfaces. Jamie has designed engaging graphic identities for clients ranging from consumer goods, to doctors and dentists, and even rock musicians.

Jamie is a classically trained graphic designer who earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Indiana University in 2005. She spent almost 5 years inside a major corporation, navigating the ins and outs of complex projects, leading a team of designers, and honing her interpersonal and project management skills. Jamie is a team player who enjoys problem solving, multi-tasking and hard work—and all of that shows in the successful solutions she provides to her clients. 

Jamie founded Prime Cut Creative in 2010 and has built a following of satisfied clients by providing professional design house quality at boutique pricing. She regularly consults with clients to develop effective design solutions, including branding and logo design, advertising, brochure, catalog and magazine design and layout, product packaging, tradeshow graphics and sales collateral. She provides end-to-end solutions, from brainstorming and ideation through production and delivery.

 

David Fritsch—Internet Advisor and Web Designer—has over 4 years of experience designing and developing web systems to help organizations get the most out of their web presence. Whether building a simple form to allow a visitor to contact you on your website or designing custom ecommerce solutions that allow visitors to sign up and pay for a scheduled class online, the goal is always to find ways to make the web work for you.

David’s specialty and focus is accessibility and ease of use. This holds true not only for visitors to the website but for the owners of the site as well. Every website is designed so that the owner or staff can be easily trained on how to manage and maintain each facet of the website. David is always looking for ways to integrate and connect different pieces to make things happen automatically and easily. 

Never will you hear “that can’t be done,” but instead “I would do it like this...” David loves trying something new, tackling problems, and creating something unique. His experience with small businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries such as healthcare, real estate, construction, manufacturing, and more has helped him develop a baseline of functionality that every website should have as well as additional, more specialized ideas.

 

Jane Leo—Senior Writer/Proofreader--is a freelance writer and proofreader with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and over 20 years of experience working with a variety of kinds of writing. While she began her career in corporate communications writing about benefits and human resource topics, Jane has more recently been working in a freelance capacity, both on a volunteer basis for a non-profit organization and for clients such as Nebraska Furniture Mart and the Society of Actuaries. Having worked with communications projects from first draft through print, Jane appreciates both the importance of accuracy in communication materials, as well as the timeliness of projects. Her attention to detail is an asset in creating a completed communication package.

 

Tamayo Design
taMaYo deSiGn, iNc. is an award-winning graphic design studio formed in 1997. We are minority-owned and have over 20 years industry experience. Our wide variety of clients, from large corporations to the local butcher, has allowed us to work on everything from corporate identities and brochures to billboards wrapping buses, t-shirts and CD inserts.

Our clients appreciate our ability to solve design dilemmas with a creative flair, within budget and on time. Beyond making our clients happy, our philosophy is “good design doesn't have to hurt,” you can have fun while still creating effective, dynamic projects. Along the way, we have established long-term, solid relationships with many of our clients, some of whom have been with us more than 10 years.

We work in both a PC and Mac environment, and are proficient in QuarkXPress, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint and Word. In addition, we have a strong foundation in illustration, both digital and traditional. We are in the process of adding DreamWeaver to that list. You can see samples of our work online at http://www.tamayodesigninc.com/portfolio.

 

Steinforth and Associates
Bill Steinforth is the president of Steinforth & Associates, Ltd., a firm specializing in the production and outsourcing management of printed corporate communication material. With over 35 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, Bill is able to quickly assess client needs and develop an implementation strategy that is both timely and cost-effective. He specializes in the handling of large, complex personalized communication projects in the benefits and human resources industry.

Working directly with numerous vendors in a variety of industries, he manages the entire production process beginning with budget and strategy development and continuing through all phases of production including design, printing, finishing, mailing, fulfillment and distribution of the final product. His eye for detail throughout the entire process has contributed greatly to his success throughout his career.

Before starting his own firm, Bill worked for 11 years as a production consultant/production manager at a leading human resources consulting firm in Chicago. While in this position, he successfully handled numerous benefit communication projects while overseeing a staff of designers and production coordinators. Bill has also worked for several leading Chicago printers where he specialized in the production and management of personalized benefit statements. During this time, he managed a staff of 18 people in production, scheduling, cost estimation and customer service.

Bill received his B.S. in graphic arts management from the Rochester Institute of Technology (New York), and received an M.B.A. in production and operations management from Loyola University of Chicago.

 

Stan Cottle is an accomplished creative director and owner of CCOM, a thriving production firm specializing in a variety of media from film and video to interactive disc, internet and entertainment productions. Stan’s work has included projects for national clients such as 3com, AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, Carrier, Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company, Kraft Foods, and Nestle.

Stan founded Cottle Communications, Inc. (CCOM) in Chicago in 1990 and now has offices in Florida, where he works with clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to regional businesses.

Stan’s professional theatre training and screenwriting background provide an understanding of the foundations of visual and multimedia communication, allowing him to creatively develop and produce visual concepts that meet the needs of his clients.

Stan's educational projects, in the form of narrative dramatic programs, are widely distributed throughout school and institutional markets. Sponsored by entities such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Institutes of Health, Ameritech, and Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry, these programs feature a captivating convergence of proven audience-building techniques that dynamically shape each concept into a sharply focused, yet entertaining, message.

Stan’s work is highly regarded by his clients, audiences and peers – earning him numerous achievement awards including the New York Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, the Houston International Film Festival, WorldFest, Telly Awards, ADDY Awards, Crystal Reel Awards, and others.

Stan is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications, and a minor in Calculus.