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KATIE OTIS
Creative Director & Founder

Katie is our fearless leader, our Creative Director, our Lady Boss. She grew up in Oakland behind an easel, knowing from an early age that her artistic side was her destiny. She began her design career inside of a fortune 500, and in 2002, started Design in Mind that not only serves fortune 500’s—but start-ups and non-profits also. As a small business owner, Katie wears every hat. Over time, she has passed the baton of responsibility to well-equipped team members, but her favorite and most difficult hat to take off is overseeing every creative process. On top of owning a business, she’s a mother, wife, and master of time management. Given the frequent traveling schedule required of event branding, she’s evolved from a nervous flyer over-packing for every trip, into an international superstar who packs a carryon in 20 minutes flat. When she’s not flying across the world, you’ll find her sweating it out at the gym, soaking up time with family, or enjoying a glass of wine.

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RAYMOND SANTIAGO
Senior Designer
"Mr. Sunshine"

Raymond is our easy, breezy, “got-it-covered” guy, dubbed the ultimate wingman. Want a drink? – Yep. Try a new spot for lunch? – Sure. Stay late to help on a project? – No problem. He’s a team player and outstanding contributor, leading the team in logo design and brand development. Raymond brings attention to detail, thoughtful strategy, and extensive research to each project and has extended his branding expertise to event design. His hidden talents include quoting all things Michael Scott and reciting basketball highlights like poetry. On the weekends, you can find him winding down with his wife, binging a new series or discovering the best new eateries and “locals-only” spots.

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JENNA DELLA ROSA
Project Manager & Content Strategist
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Private: DARYL CAMPOS
Designer & Senior Photographer
"Designated Daryl"

Daryl is meticulous. While his nickname “Designated Daryl” certainly stems from his reputation as a safe ride home from any party, it’s equally applicable to his scrupulousness. Daryl is our point-man for anything technical. Numbers, spreadsheets, diagrams and specs are his forte.

Daryl fixes the unbroken. He loves to build and takes things apart just to put them back together again. Even as a child, he was a little MacGyver. He built his own toys from scrap materials and quickly learned improvisation is half the battle. “It’s how I got creative,” he says.

At work, he approaches projects the same way: If something isn’t working, how do we fix it? And if it is, how do we make it better? His brain is an index of calculations, solutions and for fun, useless facts. But the best side effect of his maniacal need for order? A very organized Dropbox.

Daryl earned a BS in Graphic Design, but even before he began his formal education, he had an extensive knowledge of design software. He was self-taught, but beyond proficient, as his second career demanded the skills.

That’s right, his second career. Daryl is a workaholic—by day, a graphic designer, and around the clock, a professional photographer and cinematographer. He spends most weekends shooting weddings and events and rarely emerges from behind the screen or lens.

Though he doesn’t sleep much, Daryl still manages to find time for cycling, archery and occasionally joining us for happy hour (food). But don’t worry! He’ll keep chugging along. Though Daryl has never had a drop of alcohol, he’s already consumed a lifetime supply of Red Bull!

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AMOS OTIS
Business Development

Amos walks through the door a bundle of energy. A “people person” through and through, he brightens the office and has a natural knack for sales. He charms prospective clients with a friendly smile and good faith, and though he may technically be a salesman, he never seems like he’s selling anything. It’s a talent.

Amos’ has nearly twenty years of experience in sales and business development. He’s worked for companies like Advanced Discovery, Atlas ESI Management and Apple, and has filled a range of positions. Some were more technical (he studied mechanical engineering in college) and others purely focused on client relations. But in all cases, his natural ability to communicate and interact has paved his path.

Amos is also an entrepreneur. He started two local businesses that fused his interest in people with his passion for fitness. The first was a private training gym called BodyWorks. Amos has a degree in Sports Medicine and loves to help people get fit and healthy. Later, he opened a shop called “State Bicycle Campbell” where he built and sold beautiful fixed-gear bikes.

To top it off, Amos also has an eye for design. Not only was he heavily involved in the branding of his own businesses, but he’s now an important source of feedback for our team. Seasoned salesman, serial entrepreneur, fitness guru and artistically inclined—a bit of a phenomenon, really.

Amos’ hobbies are extremely active. Beyond working out and training others, he likes cycling, golf, tennis, snowboarding, volleyball, jumping out of planes …anything that keeps him moving. He has, however, been banned from “extreme” sports. By whom? Katie.

With Amos an active part of the team, Design in Mind is officially a family business. Katie and Amos are happily married, committed to the success of the company and busy raising our little mascot. Just over a year old, their son Zane has given Amos his greatest coaching gig yet.

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KELLY WILLIAMS
Designer

Kelly is the calm in every project’s storm, producing polished work with a smile no matter how tight the deadline. With a background in fashion design and campaign marketing, she has a natural interest in illustration and infographics and brings a unique skill set to our team. But despite this expertise, Kelly’s greatest asset is her tenacity in mastering all mediums and honing her craft to take on whatever is thrown her way. She’s our go-to for every left-field request and a savior to projects in a pinch. Outside of the office, Kelly has a thirst for adventure. Whether that’s a spontaneous weekend outing or drinking bourbon with good company, she simply enjoys life.

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JADY CHUANG
Designer

Jady is a fierce perfectionist devoted to creating stunning work. She believes that whoever said, ‘never judge a book by its cover’ clearly wasn’t a designer. Shortly after moving from Taiwan to pursue her artistic passion, Jady joined our team as an intern. Her ability to experiment with new styles, predict coming trends, and work efficiently were so impressive, we soon asked her to accept an official role on our team; the rest is history. We call her our Instagram influencer because her feed is as curated as her closet. Outside of work, Jady’s interested in fashion, exploring the great outdoors, and beating the masses to binge the latest hit series on Netflix.

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ANDREA MUZZINI
Project Manager

Andrea is a full force in project management, not only as “Master of Spreadsheets” and maintaining process but also when working with clients to set expectations and meet deadlines. When Andrea is on your team, you can rest easy knowing the ball won’t get dropped. She earned her PMP certification in 2016, and since then has played a key role in improving our process and efficiency as a team. After work and on weekends, Andrea likes to unwind on the beach with her husband and spend time exploring her inner foodie. Whether she’s channeling her Italian roots in the kitchen, taking photos, traveling, or pouring at a local winery, Andrea dives into her passions vigorously.

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CRAIG PINTO
Senior Designer

Craig combats grueling deadlines with comic relief. His quirky humor and motivational spirit help that 3 p.m. lull pass with ease. With experience working in both large and small ad agencies as well as big tech companies, Craig carries an impressive arsenal of design skills. He is a master of all-things brand and digital, but his passions lie in 3D and photorealism. He brings a curiosity to his work that keeps him challenging himself with new techniques and is known for pushing the envelope to deliver unique, unexpected designs. Off the clock, he likes to unwind in the kitchen, cooking Portuguese cuisine or baking delicious desserts. You may also find him channeling his inner Ron Swanson, sipping on old-fashioneds and listening to Billy Joel.

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ERIC HOANG
Designer

Eric is a straight shooter. He’s bold, yet refined and keeps the team laughing with witty remarks and sarcasm. At the screen, Eric is a web wizard who enjoys blending the usability and the aesthetic side of design. He moved from Texas to the Bay Area in 2018 to join our team, where his focus is branding and web. Eric is strategy-driven and never fails to produce quality content; he lets clients’ objectives lead his approach, but pushes boundaries to challenge himself and the expected. Off the clock, he loves to pair a vodka-soda with live music, and discover new eateries. He’s proud to have adopted a California sense `of adventure, but misses Dallas’ Tex-mex, rent prices, and hearing the word, ‘y’all’.

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NATALIA PEREZ
Project Manager

Natalia is our happy camper. Building relationships is her craft, and killer margaritas are her secret weapon. As a thoughtful Project Manager, she manages time, clients, and projects with a smile on her face. She began her career in Monterrey, Mexico, where she not only managed large landscape architecture projects, but designed over 30 parks for low-income neighborhoods. Natalia has a natural gift for keeping clients happy by bringing passion and creative flair to every project. After hours, her wilder side comes out whether she’s camping with her wife, or throwing one-of-a-kind parties.

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MORGAN STARKEY
Copywriter

Morgan is a wordsmith with a keen insight for what’s trending. We call on her to replace Lorem Ipsum with clever copy, so our content and visuals share the same strategy. In the great words of Nora Ephron, Morgan believes that ‘Everything is copy’ and finds inspiration through daily interactions, people watching, and constantly reading subtitles. With experience in everything from UX website writing to coming up with catchy headlines for marketing campaigns, Morgan enjoys sprinkling her work with bits of humor when she can. On weekends, Morgan likes to escape the San Jose hustle and surround herself with friends, cold drinks, and the great outdoors. Depending on the weather, sometimes a beer garden does just the trick.

A SMALL AGENCY WITH BIG IDEAS
We’re a tight-knit team of creatives making the world a more beautiful place…one design at a time.
We love what we do and we’re good at it. Our small team has 65 years of combined experience and each bring a specialized skillset to the table. Branding, marketing, photography, code, and copy—we have you covered on all fronts.
But we’re more than the work. We take great pride in the quality of our service. We form long-term relationships with our clients and guide them through each project in a calculated pursuit of their business goals. We love the process and the collaboration. Your success is our success.
WE PROMISE

Fresh Perspective

We bring new ideas to the table.

Passion

We love what we do.

The Extra Mile

We live to exceed expectations.
MEET OUR TEAM
KATIE OTIS
Creative Director & Founder
Creative Director & Founder
RAYMOND SANTIAGO
Senior Designer
Mr. Sunshine
JENNA DELLA ROSA
Project Manager & Content Strategist
Project Manager & Content Strategist
AMOS OTIS
Business Development
Business Development
KELLY WILLIAMS
Designer
Designer
JADY CHUANG
Designer
Designer
ANDREA MUZZINI
Project Manager
Project Manager
CRAIG PINTO
Senior Designer
Senior Designer
ERIC HOANG
Designer
Designer
NATALIA PEREZ
Project Manager
Project Manager
MORGAN STARKEY
Copywriter
Copywriter
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