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We are talented strategists, writers, designers, fabricators, and developers who help our clients do their work better.

Talie Smith

Talie Smith

Partner, Creative Director

Talie’s background in visual design, literature, and nonprofit work means she brings a well-rounded set of experience and skills to Smith & Connors. She crafts powerful storytelling through her work that can reach diverse audiences. From creating striking brands, to elegant websites and print materials, Talie brings more than visual beauty to projects. Her strategic approach to her work, and boundless enthusiasm for design (and life!) make her a great partner in any project.

Becca Connors

Becca Connors

Partner, Technology Director

Becca brings a wide spectrum of experience and standards to Smith & Connors from her 9 years as software engineer at Sun Microsystems, where she architected, managed, and implemented complex projects. Her meticulous approach to technology sets the bar high for our projects. Becca’s deep experience in software engineering, website development, and project management—coupled with her resourcefulness and creativity—is integral to making great things happen at Smith & Connors. Her logical mind keeps us rooted in reality, while her creativity challenges us to push for new solutions.

Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Partner, Strategy Director

Scott has crafted compelling content and user experiences for well-known brands, universities, and cultural institutions. He aligns and synthesizes content and messaging with creative concepts to communicate with multiple audiences across media channels.

Beth Meyer

Beth Meyer

Senior Producer

Bethany brings to S&C a diverse background in technology, strategic marketing and account services. She applies the perfect formula of superior communications, client relationships, and account management to our projects — keeping us moving forward on time and within budget. Her superhuman ability to optimize employee productivity while catering to the instant whims of our clients and creative teams is so seamless it almost goes unnoticed (but we notice). She is thrilled to be at S&C for the high caliber of work, simply good clients, and a brilliant collaborative team.

Maria Janosko

Maria Janosko

Design Lead

Maria has a background in fine arts and graphic design, rooting her in a strong visual practice. She enjoys creating meaningful connections between brands and consumers. Partnering with brave clients to understand their challenges fuels her drive to develop fresh creative platforms. Maria brings a conceptual approach, curiosity, and love for storytelling to all projects at Smith & Connors.

Megan Oliver

Megan Oliver

Senior Content Strategist

Megan spent a decade crafting an authentic narrative of what sparks the Northwest spirit as a writer and editor in the magazine industry. With content strategy, she combines her background in nonprofit communications and marketing with a producer's love for processes to ask compelling questions and reach a more complete brand story.

Stephen Forbush

Stephen Forbush

Producer

No one is exactly sure where Stephen came from, or how he became so good at managing projects. The few records that do exist indicate he received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Communications from Lewis & Clark College, and subsequently received a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from Portland State University. His professional record is as diverse as it is impressive. He has applied his unparalleled project management skills to the nonprofit sector, a financial services firm, and digital media projects for the better part of a decade. His passion for spreadsheets and project management software has been described as both “awe-inspiring” and “uncomfortably obsessive,” depending on who is asked. When solicited for comment on Stephen’s impressive resume, Bill Gates once exclaimed, “I’m sorry, who are you talking about?” In his free time, Stephen enjoys skiing, hiking, and recreational time travel.

Rebecca Collins

Rebecca Collins

Designer

Rebecca studied studio art and graphic design and is passionate about visual communication. Having grown up around a family of engineers, she’s developed a strong sense of curiosity and tenacity in figuring out a way to make something work. She came to Smith & Connors to work with others who are deeply thoughtful and genuinely care about what they do. Rebecca enjoys collaborating and arriving at design solutions that are truly impactful.

Jen Tsuda

Jen Tsuda

Data & Analytics Manager

Jen brings to Smith & Connors a background in data visualization, policy analysis, and project management. She is a versatile team member supporting many areas of the business. She spent eight years working on health care policy and data analysis in the public and non-profit sectors before joining S&C. Her ability to tell stories with numbers complements the creative minds here. 

Nils Hellberg

Nils Hellberg

Senior Developer

Nils is a web and games developer with a background in anthropology, giving him a unique perspective on user experience and usability. He is passionate about interactive technologies with a fierce attention to detail and extensive set of skills, spanning both front- and back- end aspects of a project. He is also currently serving as Director at the Bristol Games Hub and was previously CTO at VODO, working with independent media distribution. Outside of work, Nils holds an Anthropology and Political Science degree from Stockholm University and was a member of the now-disbanded think tank Piratbyrån (The Bureau of Piracy).

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