We believe it's “always about people” and that rings soooo true for our team at Brainchild Studios®. We have such an amazing, supportive, smart, fun, funny, resourceful, kickass team that we get to work with day in and day out. It’s truly a blessing.
Our team is comprised mostly of millennial women, some of which are also moms, allowing us the opportunity to create authentic connections and build our target audience understanding from a very real place for our clients.
We work really hard to create an environment that supports growth, teamwork and helps our team craft the lifestyle they want for themselves. Learn more about our Culture & Benefits to get a better understanding of what the Brainchild Team spirit is all about.
Below, we proudly present, the Brainchildren of Brainchild Studios®.
Aka our bombass team.
KILEY Owner & CEO
Kiley is a proud Wisconsinite and Marquette alum who spent the last eight years in Chicago but is thrilled to be back in MKE! With over a decade of digital marketing, strategy and web design experience this consumer behavior nerd loves building brands and delivering results. She's an Adjunct Professor at Marquette University, a national speaker, comedy lover, international wanderer, and a sucker for a good romantic comedy.
BONNIE Business Operations Director
Bonnie spent the majority of the last decade in the UK, where she led the financial and operational planning of a multi-million dollar acquisition and worked with executive teams to streamline business processes. Bonnie has a unique fondness for spreadsheets and may even go so far as saying they’re exciting. Now back in her hometown of Milwaukee, she’s ready to take on the world of digital.
COBBIE Customer Research Director
Cobbie is Founder and President of AdaptivePatterns, a company specializing in research and a customer research partner to Brainchild Studios. As a software developer and consultant who stumbled into design thinking, Cobbie is passionate about enabling evidence-based design through sound research and stakeholder alignment.
CLAIRE Reporting & Analytics Director
Claire is co-founder and owner of Proc9, a data analytics partner with a focus on delivering performance-based insights to empower evidence-based decision-making. Claire tirelessly pursues effective ways to transform ambiguity into insight, even while biking the Oak Leaf Trail along Milwaukee’s lakefront. She is passionate about local music, beer and bourbon; not necessarily in that order.
Melissa Executive Assistant
Melissa has helped run large organizations for close to a decade and is excited to bring her mad organizational skills to the Brainchild Team. Melissa helps keep Brainchild’s engines running smoothly behind the scenes. When she’s not working, Melissa enjoys playing with her three kids, and occasionally finds time for some gardening and indulging in binging on BRAVO television shows. Don't judge.
CHRISTINE Account Manager & Email Strategist
Christine is a Milwaukee native with over six years of experience in digital commerce. With a love for the online experience and a knack for operations, Christine has partnered up with brands such as Kohl’s, Groupon and LivingSocial. When she’s not playing quarterback for big projects, you can find her running along the lakefront or checking out the newest craft brewery in town.
Kristina Account Manager
A proud Milwaukeean, Kristina has over 10 years of experience in business, working with both corporations and nonprofits including MillerCoors and Milwaukee Film. She thrives on account and project management, content execution, creative problem-solving, and morning coffee. When not working with clients, Kristina is training for her next big race, watching the latest documentary film, or looking for a really good vegetarian taco.
EMILY Art Director & Lead Designer
Emily is an art director and designer with over 10 years of experience. She’s worked on everything from print to packaging to environmental design, but her true passion is branding and being able to work with a company from day one to help visualize their story. She’s one of those strange type A creatives that balances every project with her left and right brain.
Erica Graphic Designer
Erica is a graphic designer with experience in digital, print, and social media. She especially enjoys illustration and bringing brands to life! She is an avid podcast listener, photographer, and board game enthusiast. Erica can be a bit of a coffee snob, but luckily her terrible cooking skills keep her humble.
MADDY Graphic Designer
Maddy is a graphic designer and digital creative. She has been an East Side resident for over seven years and is a self-proclaimed hipster. She prides herself on always having a restaurant recommendation and is not afraid to take pictures of her food in public. Maddy believes a screen should be replaced with a good book every night.
Lauren Social Strategist
Lauren is a digital marketer, ENFJ, enneagram #1, and (dare we say) the ultimate millennial mom. As a mom of two toddlers, you can find her sipping LaCroix, watching Frozen, and catching moments of her family on Instagram stories. Lauren has a passion for creating and connecting people to meaningful content and has truly been focused on marketing to moms since joining the MKE Moms Blog in 2015.
Erin Social Strategist
Erin is a Milwaukee native with social media experience industries including retail, healthcare, entertainment, education, and sports. Her passion is to help all brands communicate creatively and effectively via integrated digital platforms. When Erin isn't nerding out on her next campaign, she is sweating at the gym, meal prepping, or watching her favorite vloggers on YouTube.
Kennedy Influencer Strategist
Kennedy is a public relations professional, beauty and fashion enthusiast from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has four years of experience in influencer strategy and social media and thrives on using creative strategies to produce original and diverse content. Her passion is to empower and encourage brands to reach their full potential in the digital space.
Melania Copywriter & Content Strategist
Melania is a Momma, Enneagram 4w5, creative, and anti-trafficking advocate. She’s a storyteller through digital platforms, written word, and graphic design. You will most likely find her with an oat milk chai as she writes copy for all the things in a cozy corner of a local coffee shop. A few of her favorite things are homemade pie, high waisted jeans, and books.
Ashley is an ex nine to grinder with a passion for all things health and wellness, especially nutrition. Have any health and wellness questions? She is the go to girl! With a positive attitude and appreciation for life, Ashley is a digital nomad who loves getting creative with the written word.
CECI Junior Copywriter
Ceci is a recent graduate of UW- Madison with a bachelors degree in strategic communication and certificates in digital studies and entrepreneurship. She is a Wisconsin resident, but loves traveling to new places and taking photos of what she sees. With four years of social media and public relations experience, Ceci is excited to see what her next adventures hold!