Dave | Senior Copywriter

In coming up with creative solutions, the challenge is picking a direction. The greater challenge is knowing when to change direction and staying positive about it. When that happens, I’m reminded of the calm confident wisdom of Mr. Spock: “There are always alternatives.”


Gale | Director of Administration

Don’t put off what can be done today. Tomorrow may never come.

Andrea | Account Manager

Express yourself…goofy or otherwise. Laugh…loudly. Appreciate…every day. Hug those you love…or even a stranger (I’m thinking figuratively…you be the judge). Enjoy and preserve BACK nature. Now, relax…you probably deserve it.

Jenni | Creative Assets Coordinator

Life is too short and flies by if you let it so choose what you want every day – and go get it.

Vogue | Creative Director

I don’t live by many rules, but if there is one absolute…it’s never start a plumbing project on a Sunday.

Linda | Branded Merchandise & Logistics Coordinator

One of my favorite feelings is laughing out loud with someone and realizing halfway through how much you enjoy their existence. You get 86,400 seconds each day. Don’t waste ‘em.


Rick | Senior Art Director

When I questioned a process and offered an alternative at my former job, I was told, “Ours is not to question why, ours is but to do or die.” I only lasted 3 months at that job. I didn’t follow that advice and found a job that encourages continuous improvement.  I’ve been at SMG for more than three decades.

Drew | Art Director

I know that I’m wrong about some things, I just don’t know which things.

Christy | Account Manager

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

Autumn | Art Director/Workflow Mama

Steve Jobs once said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” I am fortunate to not only love what I do, but to work with a team of people who feel the same way.

Robert | Presentation Artist

It’s turtles, all the way down.


Alison | Account Coordinator | Copywriter

I believe you can accomplish great things if you have passion, positivity, and a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

Rusty | President

Hmmm, what can I say? I could say I love our team and our clients…but they’ll use it against me. I could say I am rarely satisfied…but that’s pretty self-serving. I could tell you I am constantly learning from the people and experiences in my life…but where do I begin? I could get philosophical and tell you to always keep your eyes open…but the fact is sometimes you need to close them. I could point out that this blurb is starting to sound like the Little Critter books from my childhood, stream of consciousness from my college writing courses, a bad social media post that should be deleted…I could tell you my secret…but you first. Until then, let’s be honest…let’s hold hands…let’s get to business. After all, it’s what we do, not what we say, that matters most.



John | Senior Copywriter

A professor once told me, “Marketing is common sense writ large.” What he left out was that if you want to do it well, having good common sense is kind of a prerequisite.