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Our Team – Designers, Developers, & Strategists

Our team of designers, developers, and strategists bring, enthusiasm, talent, and years of experience to every creative and technical project. Our focus is on providing you with the best team to achieve your goals. Our design team has a reputation for providing original, inventive, and noteworthy creative solutions. Our technical expertise covers a wide variety of web-standard coding and programming technologies. We continuously work to develop the best application for the task at hand by integrating our approach with the latest online and offline technologies.

Knowledge Sharing

An important element of our culture is knowledge sharing. In addition to our weekly meetings, we hold frequent workshops for our staff, where colleagues share design trends, technical advice and recent successful projects. We consider our studio a learning incubator for everyone; from junior to senior members, we all have knowledge we can share with others. Our culture of learning is also extended to clients. We hold regular workshops on topics such as publication apps and inbound marketing for non-profit organizations.

Community Service and Involvement

OmniStudio actively gives back to our local community. Omni’s president serves on the local boards of Companies for Causes, International Association Business Communicators, and the Historic Society of Washington DC. Within our studio, Omni staff members provide professional development workshops for high school students, and we regularly mentor high school and college students as staff interns. We also donate hundreds of hours of design and content services to local non-profits each year.

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Eileen Kessler Past President, Founder, Advisor info

In April, 2017, Eileen Kessler  stepped down as president and owner of OmniStudio. Eileen founded OmniStudio with a passion for graphic design, publishing and public interest communications. Over the years she worked with teams of incredible talent, dedicated to providing clients with complete communications design services in print and online media. The focus of her work has been in creative direction, writing, print and web design and project management. Eileen is currently an advisor and project management consultant for OmniStudio. She serves on the boards of IABC-DC and the Historical Society of Washington DC.

Kathy Foltin Art Director info

With a passion for mission-based communications, Kathy specializes in design for non-profits, associations, and advocacy groups. As art director at Omni, she brings 20 years of experience in creative direction, design, and project management to print and web design projects.

Sergey Danilishin Senior Interactive Developer info

As senior web developer for Omni, Sergey has architected and built everything from organization websites to complex web applications using a variety of tools and languages. He develops sites and implements technology solutions that deepen and enhance site capabilities. Web programming efforts include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, PHP, and SQL database administration. Sergey has extensive experience with PHP platforms, including WordPress and Drupal.

Norman Mallard Senior Designer info

Norman brings his concept and design skills to a wide range of clients.  Norman has a strong knowledge of advertising, both consumer and B2B. He also excels at corporate communications and branding.  Roles include client consultation, project management, art direction and design. Norman is an independent designer who has worked with Omni for 10 years.

Kirsten Ankers Senior Designer info

Kirsten leads clients through the creative design process to meet their marketing objectives while striving for creative excellence. Her passion is design for magazines, annual reports, marketing collateral, and brand identities. An independent designer, Kirsten has worked with Omni since 2001.

Jason Shaffer Graphic Designer info

Jason is a graphic designer with a background in web and print design, with an emphasis on technical details. He has over a decade of experience in data visualization and working with government statistical publications, both print and digital.

Henry Pereira Graphic Designer info

Henry’s design experience includes work with small businesses, environmental non-profits and, national publishers. His creative portfolio is diverse, including identity design for emerging brands, commercial publications in print and digital eBooks and front-end web design for company-wide campaigns.

Elina Graphic Designer info

Elina is a graphic designer with a passion for innovative design. Elina brings strong attention to detail and a wide range of experience to Omni including print, identity, web, and publication design.

Michael Leclair Designer/Developer info

Michael Leclair is a graphic designer and web developer who brings years of technical production experience to OmniStudio. In addition to his decades of print experience, his background includes front end coding for websites, email campaigns and digital app development.