YOUR BRAND + US

THE LOVE AFFAIR

We meet. We connect. We fall in love.

From all different walks of life, the talent at Lost Pearl Creative all has one thing in common.

We love creating & communicating companies’ brands that the right audiences will connect with, see their value, and fall in love with their products or services.

We want you to stand out from your competitors and attract loyal brand followers.

Marie Linne von Berg
Creative Director
Intrigued by artistic projects since I was little, I have transformed this hobby into a career that I am extremely passionate about. Through advertising and design, I am able to exercise my artistic ability while helping businesses achieve their marketing goals. I am able to use my strategic mindset to build a foundation of reasoning behind all our design and marketing projects.

Additionally, I have a passion for becoming a positive force in the world around me, both locally and abroad. Combining my talent and this passion, I am able to make difference in people’s lives through my artistic abilities in the form of low cost services for our non-profit clients, in addition to volunteering and service trips on the side.

I am someone who is extremely driven towards personal achievement. After being told by the head of my university’s communication department that double majoring in Creative Advertising and Strategic Advertising was not possible while working a full-time job, I did exactly that and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

World traveler. Yorkie lover. Food connoisseur. Clothing collector. Ice cream smuggler. Fitness fanatic. Passionate designer.

Tiffany Quasnitschka
Art Director

There’s a quote by David Carson that I love: “Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.” Like a good song you can’t get out of your head, creativity is the heartbeat of my soul.

In addition to design, I have a passion for writing, social media, digital marketing, and creative business solutions. As a part of the Lost Pearl Creative team, I am a motivated and energetic professional who enjoys the fast pace of the creative world. My personal mission is constant self-improvement: I love brainstorming big ideas and perfecting every little detail to get them just right.

In my spare time, I’m active in causes that are important to me. I champion civil rights as a voter registrar, and I volunteer with Texas Center for the Missing. I’m also an avid reader, vintage enthusiast, and baseball fan.

Nick Gartside
Business Development Director

Hi there, my name is Nick Gartside, and I am the Marketing & Business Development Director with Social Media Torch & Lost Pearl Creative. I know you must be confused. What is Social Media Torch? We are the sister company for Lost Pearl Creative. Fire meets water. Digital meets creative. My passion is helping my clients setup and implement successful online branding, social media, and digital marketing strategies. We do this alongside with campaigns that grow online communities, increase brand awareness and drive bottom-line online revenues. 

I am a dreamer. I envision BIG goals for us and our clients! I’m the office jokester and I promise that I can make you smile on your worst day. ( I dare you to challenge me!) I’m the designated director of fun.

George Michael
Executive Council

As Lost Pearl Creative’s Executive Counsel, I provide insight and expertise as a recognized leader in corporate and marketing strategy and business development.

Founding Michael & Partners Public Relations in 1998, my agency grew to be among the top ten firms in Texas before it was sold to the employees in 2004. The firm now operates under the name HCK2. Before that, I began MBRK Advertising in 1983, also growing that agency to be among the top ten in Texas. MBRK is now part of Publicis, the third largest agency in the world.

I have had the pleasure of working with leading companies across numerous industries, including American Airlines, Dr Pepper, EDS, Ernst & Young, Frito-Lay, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott Corporation, Mary Kay, Methodist Hospitals, Nationwide Insurance, NEC, Neiman Marcus, St. Jude Medical, Strasburger & Price and Zale Corporation.

I hold a doctorate and a master’s degree in marketing and a bachelor’s degree in engineering, all from Northwestern University.

Brian Wood
Creative Technology & Experience Design
It’s not often you hear a Technical Director tell you that you need to think less about technology. But technology is just a tool. The customer experience has to come first, and more tech isn’t always the answer.

I’ve been doing User Experience for more than ten years, even before we started calling it UX Design. With graduate studies and certification programs in Human-Computer Interaction, User Testing and Research, and User Centered Design, making things elegantly usable is my passion. My unique breadth of experience includes everything from high tech companies to non-profit organizations and individual startups to the US Government.

When I’m not telling clients’ world-class stories through crafted experiences, I’m working for my home church, playing my guitar (badly), or spending time with my family.

Kenzie Hitz
Content & Social Media Director

I am your go-to for content curation and creation on all your social media platforms. Skilled in AdobePhotoshop, MatLAB, PTC Creo, Engineering, and SolidWorks, my education is focused on MechanicalEngineering from The University of Texas at Dallas. 

A master multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and an upbeat attitude, my wide range of skills and abilities makes me the unsung hero of the team.

A typical 21 year old college student with a caffeine addiction and a love for trying new things. Dallas is my home base, but I love to travel and explore anywhere I can. 

Bill Krueger
Search Engine Optimization Specialist

What makes content work on the web? Great messaging, a strategic site plan, simple navigation, elegant design and programming, and getting the details right. Those things all matter for success in search, too.

A good SEO strategy brings in the traffic. And isn’t that why we’re doing this? I push for design and content that work naturally for SEO. Our clients benefit from better findability on the web, and more conversions. Boom.

I’ve been a Marketer for a long time, working with international brands as well as local SMB’s. I should be a better guitar player than I am, but most importantly I’m a husband, father and grandfather. And I consume technical blogs with my morning coffee. Jamaican Blue Mountain, please!