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Creative Director / President
Creative Director Chris Myers worked her way up from Typographer to Art Director for MacLeans Magazine . . . Canada's version of Time Magazine.
Chris opened her first agency, Mars Media Communication in Toronto, Canada and built in from the ground up. Mars Media created everything from magazine ads to outdoor advertising and everything in between. Mars Media became the first seven agencies in North America to transfer from traditional typesetting and art production to using the first Apple Macs, combining type and photography and illustrations in one document and outputting them through the use of high-end typesetting equipment.
There was a lot of frustration. Chris's agency were several of the beta testers for new programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Quark Xpress.
Since then she has had such curiosity about her industry that, when she saw a new program unveiled, she could not resist learning it. Macromedia's Flash, Director. InDesign and HTML . . . you name it and she's probably versed in it.
Loving Toronto but hating the snow caused her to move to Key West for 12 years and eventually ending up in Miami Beach where she both ran, what became BrainChild Branding, and taught at the prestigious Miami Ad School. She taught the Masters level students Typography, Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark XPress and InDesign.
She went back to school to become a Certified Website Developer and was lucky enough to do an internship for some months with our Chief Website Developer. From the ground up, she learned the development of both our Robust sites and our Robust Lite sites and began producing them for clients.
When her partner was transferred to Tampa, she moved BrainChild Branding there and was amazed with the differences between Miami and Tampa. She's embraced the wonderful gentleness and courtesy of Tampa and loves the easy-going nature of the Tampa people.
Currently in search of a project the likes of which she has not seen before (after 25 years, there aren't many), Chris invites a challenge. You can reach Chris at Chris@BrainChildBranding.com.
Dr. Amy Tirpak
Business Manager / Vice President
Amy is the head pencil sharpener at BrainChild Branding. She is all
things not-so-sexy: she creates quotations, financial plans, and
maintains some semblance of order at BCB. Amy is the one who makes all
of us look like we are in three places at once.
If it has numbers in it, Amy had a hand putting it together.
Amy is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. Her healthcare background includes: massage therapy, sole-practioner, multi-disciplinary practice, and managing a diagnostic imaging facility. Everyday her business and healthcare experience meld together to help other BrainChildren understand the medical field more than your average bear.
When she is not herding the creatives at BCB (she calls it herding cats), you will probably find her running near the Tampa Bay, reading about ergonomics or natural healing, and on more than one occasion, groaning at the staff about their bad posture and ergonomically-incorrect work stations.
You can reach Amy at Amy@BrainChildBranding.com.