Sheepscot Creative is an award-winning communications agency. We build brands and brand equity.

We produce communication strategies and campaigns, videos, logos and taglines, digital and print materials, websites and loyalty-building experiences.

Sheepscot Creative’s clients improve the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest. We inspire advocacy and action on their behalf. Our work empowers organizations to communicate more productively, from leadership and staff to partners, peers, customers, donors and fans.

Our clients do so much good. We make sure audiences are paying attention.

Need a brilliant strategist who pays attention to detail and is ready to tackle a complicated project? Hire Sheepscot Creative. They deliver.

Chris D'Arcy; executive director, Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust

Not only did Sheepscot poise us to tell our story, they helped us write that story from the ground up. Not a week goes by without referencing the work we did together.

Christi Crowley; development director, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington

I recommend Sheepscot Creative for any creative project, especially those that require complex strategic planning.

Kate Lasky; executive director, Josephine Community Libraries

Core Team

Dave Weich

Dave Weich

President, Chief Strategist

vitals / born in framingham, MA / youngest of 3 children / leo / 1 dog + 1 cat / right-handed at everything except billiards

Dave founded Sheepscot Creative in January 2010. Previously, he served as director of marketing and development at Powell’s Books (1998-2009), building Portland's indie bookseller into a competitive national brand. Over the years, he's interviewed hundreds of authors and artists for page and screen: Annie Leibovitz, Salman Rushdie, Michael Palin... His work has earned “Best of the Web” awards from Yahoo! and Forbes. His film projects have been recommended by the New Yorker and featured in the New York Times. Since 2011, he has served on the board of Oregon Humanities.

Hanna Nesper Newell

Hanna Nesper Newell

Account Director

vitals / born in evanston, IL / virgo / 2 daughters / 1 very large dog / 1 very old cat / childhood lightning strike survivor

Hanna has over fifteen years experience in advertising and brand marketing, ten of which were spent leading account teams at advertising agencies including Wieden+Kennedy, Razorfish, and Campbell Mithun. Her successes include holistic communications campaigns for clients both global (Coca-Cola, Nike, and Microsoft) and regional (American Indian College Fund, Oregon State University). She’s managed high-profile Super Bowl spots for Coca-Cola and Weight Watchers as well as the digital elements of Procter & Gamble's Global Sponsorship of the 2012 London Olympics. Her work integrates traditional, digital, and social media, reaching millions of consumers and inspiring and empowering them to become brand advocates.

Kate Sokoloff

Kate Sokoloff

Creative Director

vitals / born in new york city / capricorn / 2 sons / 1 corgi / 1 lucky dress / dreams of another vacation in greece

Kate uses her powers of engagement to help people, brands, and companies tell their stories in ways that are unique and meaningful. As founder, executive producer, and artistic director of Live Wire! Radio, she directed live production, business development, and fundraising. More recently, as a creative director, writer, brand strategist, and namer, she’s helped clients such as Ecotrust, Nike, Salt & Straw, Revolution Hall, and Whole Foods Market name and brand their programs and services.

Leah Bobalova

Leah Bobalova

Marketing Manager

vitals / raised in riverside, IL / 3 cats / aries / longs to see the pyramids / terminal music addict

Leah Bobalova is a conduit for information. She honed her passion for fostering brand loyalty and building a brand’s digital presence as the New Media Manager at New Seasons Market and, previously, at Pacific Northwest College of Art. With an impressive balance of creative and technical skills, Leah adeptly facilitates complex communication projects that deliver proven results. She’s produced content for independent publications including The Chicago Reporter, 2 Gyrlz Quarterly, and Nervy Girl magazine; her creative writing and photography has appeared in The Chicago Reader and Gobshite Quarterly, among other publications.

Michael Nipper

Michael Nipper

Videographer

vitals / born in newton, MA / has pet cockatiel / gemini / likes 3 olives with an IPA / without his a.m. coffee the universe will implode

Michael stepped behind a camera in 7th grade; since then, just about the only time he’s put it down is to edit. (And to eat ramen; he’s addicted to ramen.) He’s filmed speakers such as Mark Cuban, live concerts indoors and out, fashion shows, and commercial products; he’s piloted unmanned aircraft to gather footage of some of America’s wildest landscapes. With a rich technical background—his resume includes a lengthy stint at Intel—Michael always knows the best tool and configurations for the task. He shot and edited our Tree For All video, among many others.

Jen Wick

Jen Wick

Art Director

Jen has spent more than a decade designing for the health, nonprofit, publishing, editorial, and mobile app industries. Her experience includes five years as Art Director for the Portland Mercury, as well as stints as senior designer of Portland Spaces magazine and marketing designer for Sagacity Media. She works regularly with clients such as Oregon Humanities, Right Brain Initiative, Portland State University, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Her career is about becoming an ally for the clients that she believes in—to help them achieve clarity of purpose and to carry that clarity through with efficient, appropriate and beautiful execution.

Collaborators

Erica Hassinger

Erica Hassinger

Art Director

Holly Andres

Holly Andres

Photographer

Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Designer

Trent DeBord

Trent DeBord

Graphic Designer

Caitlin Wilbert

Caitlin Wilbert

Motion Graphics Designer

Lisa Bolden

Lisa Bolden

Videographer

Michelle Leigh

Michelle Leigh

Designer & Illustrator

Jesse Nordhausen

Jesse Nordhausen

Sound Engineer