This year ST8MNT brought three new employees into the fold — we’d like you meet them so you can know how great they are (we’re like a proud mother hen clucking over all these good eggs).
It’s a good mix of hires: one account-side star (with mix-tape experience), a designer/developer with natural-born Nashville style, and a design enthusiast comfortable working with Country’s biggest names. Meet the crew!
Emily Evans: Branding Manager
As ST8MNT branding manager, Emily pursues new business and client opportunities. Her passion? Helping companies and artists develop their brands into recognizable, profitable entities that can forge lasting relationships with fans and consumers.
Emily’s previous work includes experience as day-to-day manager for Taylor Swift, and later as the point person for Taylor’s branding, strategic partnerships and marketing.She managed creative direction and production for music videos, photo shoots, and marketing campaigns, including the multi-faceted album launch campaigns that helped Swift sell over 1 million copies of her Speak Now and RED albums in their first week of release.
Emily is originally from Cleaveland, Tenn. and she enjoys hiking and travel. She’s thinking seriously about adopting a dog — send any medium-sized candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org (mention Emily in the subject line).
Read Emily’s blog post: Must love branding and mix tapes
Zach Keller: Designer/Developer
A native Nashvillian and University of Tennessee alum, Zach has been working as a designer for the last decade.
He has worked in-house at Thomas Nelson Publishers, RTM Productions, and on his own as a freelancer. Zach spent the first part of his career doing mostly print design, and then attended Nashville Software School – a move that proved to be a catalyst for his shift towards interactive design and front-end development work.
Zach’s hobbies include cars, music, photography and college football. He adores his wife Jennifer; together they are expecting their first child (a boy!) in September. They have a blue-tick hound named Knox, and a rather healthy Volkswagen and Ford Bronco habit.
Read Zach’s blog post: Das Typography
Amy Fucci: Junior Designer
Prior to joining ST8MNT, Amy worked in the music industry, doing design and photo editing/retouching at Big Machine Label Group, and serving artists such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry, and many more.
Amy’s passion for consistent branding and unique creative content began as a freelancer and continues to be an asset professionally and personally. Her interest in photography meshes with solid design experience – she produces thoughtful compositions and proves photographic proficiency.
Originally from sunny Southern California, Amy’s cheerful, laid-back disposition is a natural match for ST8MNT’s collaborative culture. Her passion for high-quality work can be summed up in this quote by Tolstoy:
“The goal of the artist is not to solve a question irrefutably, but to force people to love life in all its innumerable, inexhaustible manifestations.”
**Interested in joining the ST8MNT team? Send resume and work samples to email@example.com. We’ll check you out.
“Someone once told me, ‘Time is a flat circle.’ Everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again.” ~Rust Cohle