COUNTERINTUITY

CREATIVE MARKETING MADE FRESH

We are an award-winning full-service creative marketing agency that designs and implements marketing that gets visitors to click or call. The firm has designed, launched and maintained hundreds of custom-built websites, marketing, public relations, SEO and social media campaigns, as well as identity and print pieces.

 

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Our Core Team!

Our Pad!

Lee Wochner

CEO & Creative Strategist

Experience:
Almost 20 years of organizational consulting both independently and with Counterintuity. Training and practice in creative solutions, logic and criticism, with degrees in literature and professional writing. Highly regarded as a facilitator and strategic leader able to bring disparate groups to consensus. Once sat on 13 different boards, panels, committees, and commissions at the same time. (Has now regained sanity.) Recognized by the State of California as a “California Thinker.”

Personality:
A good listener and strong communicator. Given to
new ideas. Dedicated to helping clients take the hill.
Cocky but caring. An agent of change.

Likes:
Reading, playing Civilization, cigars, music, theatre, hiking, camping, fishing and family.

Vacation Spot:
The Pine Barrens, with few supplies.

What He Loves About the Gig:
The feeling in the room when everyone
shares in a breakthrough.

Amy Kramer

President & Marketing Whiz

Experience:
Experience: B.S. in Journalism and Advertising, with a minor in Marketing, from the University of Maryland, College Park. Amy Kramer’s marketing and design experience includes the direct response company Completely Direct, LLC, where she designed, executed, and interpreted reporting for a $200 million marketing campaign including monthly sales forecasting, break-even analysis, and performance assessment. Owner and principal at Clever Pup Web Design, a full-service web design and development company responsible for creating and maintaining almost 100 websites over three years for organizations large and small across the country. Certified email marketer.

Personality:
Open-minded, but cares about the details.
Known in other circles as “Smarty Chick.”

Likes:
Dinner and a movie, tweeting, concerts at the Greek, nice shoes, theatre, laughing, my kids.

Vacation Spot:
A beach, sun and surf, with a comfy chaise.

What She Loves About the Gig:
When all the pieces fall into place and the whole transcends its parts.

Manakan Seechooratana

Senior Designer

Experience:
An artist since age 3 and a professional designer since college, Penny holds a BA in Art with a focus in graphic design from CSUN. Portfolio includes work for most Counterintuity clients. Her daily palate includes Adobe Creative Suite 2, Dreamweaver, Flash, ExpressionEngine, Contribute, Photoshop, Powerpoint, HTML, CSS, Java, MySQL, and almost all other relevant design and web maintenance languages and programs.

Personality:
Scary-good at turning clients’ wishes into images that captivate and command. Flat-out unable to overlook ugly, wrong, misinformed design. Known among co-workers for her eyeglasses, her flip-flops, and the bottle of hot sauce sitting on her desk.

Likes:
Challenging activities like snowboarding, surfing, and skimboarding. Hiking and camping. Traveling to new places and countries. On lazy days, watching movies and taking long naps.

Vacation Spot:
A secluded beach with warm turquoise calm water.

What She Loves About the Gig:
The closeness we have with each person in our company. And hearing from clients when they’re appreciative of what we did for them and their business. This tells me that I’ve done my job right.

Jonathan Josephson

Digital Marketer and Publicist

Experience:
Armed with eight years of professional experience spanning numerous major markets and nearly every aspect of marketing, publicity, communications and promotions, Jonathan is a wordsmith and strategic thinker who knows how to think big and make things happen. Extensive background in the sphere of live arts and entertainment includes marketing campaigns for Cirque du Soleil, Center Theatre Group, Washington National Opera, Walking With Dinosaurs, LA Phil, Westfield Shopping Centers, and many others. Jonathan has also consulted for Project Angel Food and the Pasadena Public Library.

Personality:
Intelligent but fun, goal-driven yet flexible, Jonathan is a consummate professional and a reliable member of the team.

Likes:
Theatre, film, most everything on HBO and Showtime, music, poker, his family and friends, traveling and his little gray cat Trisky. Jonathan is also a big LA sports fan – Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers, Kings and UCLA Bruins.

Vacation Spot:
Camping in the old growth redwoods in Northern California is amazing, but the Big Island of Hawaii is also pretty rad. Dream vacation: to visit Norway to see the Northern Lights up close.

What He Loves About the Gig:
The diversity of work, the opportunity to work with so many talented and creative collaborators and the proximity to not one but three Starbucks.

Jaclyn Barrett

Operations Supervisor

Experience:
Jaclyn skillfully supports our management and marketing departments in the execution of SEO strategy and innovative social media programs. She is Counterintuity’s official “connoisseur of quality assurance.” Truth be told, Jaclyn keeps us in line and makes this place run like clockwork.

Personality:
Enthusiastic, positive, easy-going, family oriented,
sometimes clumsy.

Likes:
Dodger baseball, pizza, a bold red wine and all animals – especially her cat Stanley.

Vacation Spot:
Big cities with a lot of things to do and look at. And Disneyland.

What She Loves About the Gig:
The atmosphere, her hilarious co-workers, and the variety of things to work on everyday.

Vartan Antonyan

Account Manager

Experience:
With a background in creative marketing, brand partnerships, and project management, Vartan is the newest addition to the C! team. A graduate of California State University, Northridge with a degree in Communication Studies, this native Angeleno has specialized in running social media campaigns for the music and entertainment industries to managing accounts for lifestyle brands and products.

Personality:
Enthusiastic, focused, a go-getter, compassionate, and pretty dang funny.

Likes:
From fine dining to cheeseburgers, live concerts, working out, physical challenges (i.e., Tough Mudder), sweets (especially dark chocolate), and my big, fat Armenian family.

Vacation Spot:
City life: New York City. Tropical destinations: Maui, HI and Puerto Vallarta, MX. Haven’t been overseas…yet!

What He Loves About the Gig:
The level of talent in the office, the challenge that keeps me stimulated, the amount of passion we have for success, and the unparalleled commitment to going over and beyond the goals we’ve set for our clients and ourselves.

Dominique James

UI/UX | Web | Graphic Designer

Experience:
Dominique is a highly organized team player with a strong, clean, innovative design sense. Dominique also has a hyper attention to detail and is very passionate about finding new creative solutions to a problem. In addition, Dominique is a collaborative team player with a positive attitude.

Personality:
Creative. Passionate. Never stops learning and always loves a good challenge.

Likes:
Watersports, music, outdoors, and eclectic foods.

Vacation Spot:
Beaches, Central Coast of California or local mountains. Also, Dominican Republic.

What He Loves About the Gig:
The people are so genuine, and nice. The work never gets boring, there’s always something new to do.


Our Awards


2013


Davey Awards for:
Website – Food & Beverage, TheSpotGourmet.com
Print Collateral – Brochure, Pasadena Symphony and POPS

Communicator Awards for:
Website – Visual Appeal, TheSpotGourmet.com
Brochure – Non-Profit, Pasadena Symphony and POPS


2012


Communicator Awards for:
Website – Award of Excellence for Travel/Tourism, SMCCVB
Website – Award of Distinction for Home Page, SMCCVB
Website – Award of Distinction for Structure and Navigation, SMCCVB
Website – Award of Distinction for Visual Appeal, SMCCVB



2011


W3 Awards for:
Website – Design, BraggCrane.com
Website – Visual Appeal, BraggCrane.com
Web Video – Politics, Yes, State Parks campaign

Communicator Awards for:
Website – Interactive Design, BraggCrane.com
Political Video – Yes, State Parks campaign
Print Collateral – Business Card Design, Counterintuity
Website – Copywriting, BraggCrane.com
California Small Business of the Year, California Small Business Association
Small Business Award, United Chambers of Commerce,San Fernando Valley & Region
Davey Award for Website Design, BraggCrane.com




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