We are your brand gladiators.

Every day, we are inspired to fight for your brand.

We believe professionals can only become truly accomplished pursuing work they love – and we love the work we do together. Fueled by creativity and passion, the team at 70kft pours its heart and soul into every project.

We handpicked the scrappiest, most passionate communication standouts from across the country. With a diverse range of backgrounds in various disciplines, each team member brings unique insight to the strategic table. We breathe collaboration, exploring projects through every lens of the communication sphere.

Intellectual curiosity and immersive exploration guide the team at 70kft. Top-tier leadership works alongside passionate early-risers in an environment of adaptive learning and strategic problem solving.

To know us is to love us, so come meet the team.

We are 70kft  (seventy • kay • eff • tee).

Leadership

Top leaders in the worlds of Design, Public Relations, Digital Marketing and Web Development guide the teams at 70kft. Our leaders pull expertise from impressive company backgrounds and a greatly encompassing range of industries. 

Gus Granger

Gus

Gus Granger

Founding Principal & Creative Director

Throughout his career, Gus has championed pushing Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) from buzzword to reality. He emphasizes the importance of seeking a deep understanding of each client’s business, audience and competition, prior to beginning the creative process. This inspired the agency’s name and philosophy – starting each project from far above, understanding the landscape, obstacles and opportunities, and then appropriately positioning the right solutions.

His work has been recognized by a number of publications and organizations, including Adobe (formerly Macromedia), Architectural Digest, Communication Arts, The Dallas Society of Visual Communications, Graphis, as well as both the London and New York Flash Film Festival.

Audrey Granger

Audrey

Audrey Granger

Principal, Marketing & Public Relations

Audrey has a professional passion for Integrated Marketing Communications and the keen instincts to make every facet measurable, powerful and relevant. She has held a series of high accountability brand and portfolio management roles for PR, corporate communications and marketing. Audrey’s career has spanned 17 years in TV news, health care, nonprofits and top 20 national retail and consumer durables/manufacturing. A few major brands instrumental in shaping her strategic thinking over the years have included Whirlpool, Lowe’s and Home Depot.

With an innate ability to inspire, she mentors the staff to reach their full potential. Audrey and the teams she has led have been recognized with some of the industry’s top awards including a Gold SABRE for Integrated Marketing Communications, a Bronze Anvil and Top 40 Under 40 PR Professionals to Watch.

Allison Ellis

Allison

Allison Ellis

Chief Strategist

Allison is known for her data-driven, collaborative, integrated and value-based strategies. A long tenure at the Dallas office of Edelman as head of its corporate and brand-positioning group anchors her extensive advertising and PR agency background. Portfolio work includes consumer tech startups, destination resorts, convention and visitors bureaus, and brands such as Pizza Hut, Wyndham, La Quinta Inns, ClubCorp, Arvida, Greyhound and Texas Tourism. Additionally, she served as the in-house marketing executive of Meeting Professionals International leading brand strategy, business planning, research, event marketing, design, Web and e-marketing, magazine production and public relations.

With CRM, target marketing and sales strategy expertise added to the mix, she delivers a multi-faceted, results-oriented skill set that's garnered multiple industry awards over her career.

Danny Oncina

Danny

Danny Oncina

Director of Digital Marketing

Danny powers our strategic Digital Marketing department with an unmistakable zeal for turning data into distinctively fortified ROI. His experience spans across the broad digital spectrum, from concept to post deployment optimization – and everything in between. However, it is his natural ability to explain and distill even the most complicated analysis into clear, relatable terms that makes Danny a priceless asset to the agency.

Danny has driven conversion optimization, SEO, PPC, site analytics, A/B testing, responsive web design, UX optimization, information architecture, email marketing, social media, mobile app development and online media campaigns. His impressive client portfolio includes Red Envelope, Purina, Michaels, Direct Energy, Wholly Guacamole, Wonderful Pistachio, J.C. Penney, Jiffy Lube, Del Frisco’s, Fossil, Anthropologie, Butterball, Daltile, Dr. Pepper, Sapporo and Williams Sonoma, just to name a few.

Jeremy Williams

Jeremy

Jeremy Williams

Director of Development

For over 16 years, Jeremy has devoted his professional career to making online experiences richer and more engaging. He began as a graphic designer, honing his eye for detail and experimenting with the latest digital innovations. Fueled by this interest for pushing the needle, making design more meaningful, he changed paths to become a PHP developer. It was after opening his own web design firm that he caught the attention of Google and became a web developer for Webstudio, Google's internal ad agency.

Today Jeremy channels his love for innovation, immersive web experience and all things awesome to create dynamic, responsive and exceptionally stable brand websites, e-commerce and mobile apps for 70kft clients.

Stefan Reddick

Stefan

Stefan Reddick

Creative Director

Stefan loves beautiful design and strategically robust work. His exceptional and diverse agency background includes designing for Douglas May & Co. and Omnicom agency, AvreaFoster. Stefan further strengthened his brand expertise as Design Director for brand communications firm BrandCory. Today Stefan uses his sharp eye for detail, brand prowess and expert insight to nurture and cultivate the strengths of our Design team. He is also fundamental in developing key strategies for 70kft clients.

Some of his previous clients include: Southern Methodist University, AdvancePierre Foods, Brunswick Outdoor, American Heart Association, Florida Grand Opera, Genesis Women's Shelter, Turner Construction, Dell, Anritsu North America, Regus North America, Southwest Airlines, Chase Paymentech, Fiserv, Ryan & Company and Borden.

George Wilkes

George

George Wilkes

Account Group Manager

Not only is George the team leader for our Account Management team, but he is also the driving force behind the steady growth and highly satisfied client roster. He has been the essential glue that bonded together the multi-city, multi-department Verizon Terremark account.

As a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, George strives to be a steward in both his professional and personal life. He has built a stellar reputation as a proactive leader and remarkable brand strategist for a majority of the clients we serve. His can-do attitude and admirable work ethic has made a standout leader, valued team member and inspiration throughout 70kft.

Dan Buckhout

Dan

Dan Buckhout

Traffic Manager

Dan is a seasoned business management professional, strategic leader and savvy tactician. For over 30 years, he has devoted his career to optimizing the operational side of businesses. He has held several management positions in publishing and advertising, as well as a long tenure with Boy Scouts of America as operations director. A passionate analyst and problem-solver, Dan stays on the cutting edge of workflow technology to implement systems and quality-improvement programs that increase efficiency in the creative environment at every stage.

Today Dan leads the Traffic team to ensure the highest caliber performance from all departments and high-quality deliverables, on time and within budget, for 70kft clients.

Kevin Rosser

Kevin

Kevin Rosser

Copy Director

As head of 70kft’s Strategic Content team, Kevin combines refined expertise and his passion for dynamic copywriting with a keen eye for business and high-impact messaging. In addition to his 20 years of writing and leadership across a wide range of digital and traditional channels, Kevin shares his technical insights and fosters creative growth throughout the team. Under his guidance, he has established strategic content messaging skills as one of 70kft’s most valuable and integrated services.

Notable clients from his career include: Dell, Sony PlayStation America, Adobe, Busch Gardens, Sea World, Mattel, Warner Bros. New Media, CompUSA, Electrolux, Tabasco, Verizon Superpages, Radio Shack, Mouawad, Robergé, Victoria's Secret, Theorem Clinical Research and many more.

Molly Hawthorne

Molly

Molly Hawthorne

Design Director

A prolific creative, award-winning designer and adjunct professor, Molly adds the perfect blend of innovation and practicality to everything she touches. Unearthing a brand’s story to articulate its form is her passion; knowing when to break the rules is her modus operandi. Molly uses her palette of skills to convey complex ideas with elegance and aplomb. Whether she’s leading the design team at 70kft or instructing aspiring college student artists typography, her devotion to groundbreaking work is infectious.

Over the years, she’s lent her talents to brands including: Fossil, National Public Radio, Human Rights Campaign, Neenah Paper, Princeton Architectural Press, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Maryland Institute College of Art, Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Virginia.

James Harrison

James

James Harrison

Design Director

Recognized as a prolific, pace-setting talent in typography, branding and corporate identity, James has made his mark, earning an impressive stockpile of top national and international awards and honors as well as the respect of his peers. Originally from Kilgore, Texas, he has mastered the practice of stripping concepts and creative down to their most beneficial assets in order to reach the strongest solution. As Design Director, James helps guide, sharpen and refine the skills of the design team while laying a solid foundation for discovery and growth.

His work has been showcased in Communication Arts Typography Annual and the Print: Regional Design Annual. Notable clients include: Texas Health Resources, Samsung Mobile, First Financial Bank, Coca-Cola Emerging Brands, Tenet Healthcare, Cooper Aerobics, Museum Tower Dallas, El Chico, Dougherty’s Pharmacy.

The Team

Our team is as diverse as the clients it serves. We are boomers, gen-xers and Millennials. Our passionate, goal-driven branding specialists have the insight and immersion in today’s communication industry to create revolutionary brand solutions. 

Terez Barbaro

Terez

Terez Barbaro

Copywriter

Adds power, elegance and precision to every message, kisses her AP Style Guide before bed each night

Christian Beatty

Christian

Christian Beatty

Senior Account Manager

Half Disney prince/half miracle worker, this California-raised talent machine has the brand wisdom, determination and chiseled jaw line to command results

Bruce Blay

Bruce

Bruce Blay

Junior Web Developer

Artist, musician, dev guru and all around Renaissance man, has the coding speeds to break the sound barrier and the quiet demeanor to make him a real threat

Tiffany Bryant

Tiffany

Tiffany Bryant

Office Manager

Our very own Moneypenney – the brains, the brawn and the classified skills that keep the whole operation in-line and on track

Josh Carroll

Josh

Josh Carroll

Senior Designer

High-impact skills and strategy, finely tuned talents, big-picture thinking, used to sport a killer side-rattail

Kacie Crowe

Kacie

Kacie Crowe

Account Manager

Has a bright mind for business, an eye for design, management muscle and a heart of gold – won’t hesitate to skewer you like a shish kabob in archery tag

Kathryn Drennon

Kathryn

Kathryn Drennon

Public Relations Associate, Social Media Strategy

Brand focused, media savvy, engaging and unapologetically Dallas-proud since birth – a bright talent built for social media

Anna Eliot

Anna

Anna Eliot

Digital Marketing Manager

Codename: “Anna-lytics,” lively cocktail of wit, ginormous talent, conversion-boosting instincts, effortlessly transforms data into tada!

Michael Feavel

Michael

Michael Feavel

Designer

With degrees in design and architecture, this “Swiss Army knife of multimedia talent” adds artistry, focus, reason and integrity to every job

Laura Fidelman

Laura

Laura Fidelman

Senior Public Relations Associate

Multi-talented titan/comm artist, towers over mere PR insiders with a battle-forged tenacity, a deceptively small frame and a knack for media impact

Greg Hayes

Greg

Greg Hayes

Developer

Whether he’s sporting a bow tie, concert tee or delivering his signature half-smirk grin, Greg has the steady calm, broad range of experience and eager confidence to make every project remarkable

Kevin Johnson

Kevin

Kevin Johnson

Designer

Young gun with a talent for taking projects to the next level – passionate, colorful, eager, distracted by shiny things

Maya Koshaba

Maya

Maya Koshaba

Public Relations Associate

Mixes a passion for fashion, an eye for the big picture and a natural talent for social media, makes the most detailed and complicated campaigns seem effortless

Megan Kwan

Megan

Megan Kwan

Senior Copywriter

Creative team’s secret weapon – high-caliber talent, agile, incisive and highly strategic – her engaging style and signature dry wit adds strength and life to any project

Becky Lin

Becky

Becky Lin

Junior Designer

Equally skilled at capturing big ideas and the most intricate details – sharp, focused, refined – adds joy and value to every job, secretly plotting to end us all

Elda Marroquin

Elda

Elda Marroquin

Senior Designer

A.k.a. “Mexican Takeout,” 70kft’s first intern/staff designer, packs a TKO punch with poise, nimble expertise and swift, crushing results

Renee Nelson

Renee

Renee Nelson

Senior Designer

Infectious laugh and powder-keg charm, she sets the standard for seamless precision, strategic integrity and attention to detail

Bailey Parkerson

Bailey

Bailey Parkerson

Designer

Part Southern gentleman/part giant human, attacks every challenge with creative zeal, conceptual maturity and seersucker flair

Jessica Petrocchi

Jessica

Jessica Petrocchi

Junior Digital Marketing Specialist

Pure digital marketing muscle – able to assemble intuitive, high-result site frameworks, pull powerful findings from routine reports and elevates ROI with ease

Cortnee Robinson

Cortnee

Cortnee Robinson

Traffic Coordinator

Process champion/traffic enforcer/problem eradicator – Whip-smart, profoundly caring, eager to help – an iron fist beneath a velvet glove… but a nice iron fist

Yulu Zhang

Yulu

Yulu Zhang

Developer

Lightning-fast, intuitive and perhaps diabolical – solves problems before you knew they existed

Work Hard. Play Harder.

The only thing better than doing work we love is doing it with people we love. The team at 70kft is humble and collaborative - we respect every teammate’s work and encourage each other to succeed. Most importantly, we have a lot of fun working together. We find any excuses to spend time together - company-wide lunches, new business celebrations and even quarterly breaks for team-building retreats. Each employee can confidently say they enjoy coming to work each morning.

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70kft maintains a fun and respectful work environment where teamwork makes the difference. The agency believes in scrappy go-getters who are collaborative and full of positive energy.

70kft is an integrated agency maintaining three core competencies: Design, Public Relations and Digital Marketing (SEO/SEM). Additionally, the agency has in-house Web Development and Strategic Content teams to better serve clients. While the agency is medium in size, the volume of work is large and timelines are aggressive.

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