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.
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 bomb-ass team.
If you're interested in joining us, please shoot us an email here.
KILEY Founder & CEO
Kiley has over 13 years of small business consulting, digital content strategy, and consumer research and analysis. She spent the better part of a decade in Chicago before moving back to Milwaukee. She's an Adjunct Professor at Marquette University, a national speaker, comedy lover, international wanderer, and a sucker for sweatpants.
Melissa Marketing Director
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.
Erin Client Operations Director
Erin supports our clients through her broad skillset in project management, operations, and marketing. With a love for problem solving and organization, Erin is always ready to tackle her next project. When she’s not geeking out over the newest project management software, you can find her at the gym or cruisin’ down the isles at Trader Joe’s to find her meal prep staples.
Sue-Ellen Client Strategist
Sue-Ellen is a marketing professional with a passion for communications and an eye for detail. Her experience spans three continents for universities, schools, social enterprise, fintech, and event management sectors. This Australian national, now based in Wisconsin enjoys traveling and exploring her local area in search of the perfect latte! Her mantra for herself and curious 2yr old daughter is: never stop exploring, growing and learning.
Caitlin Lead Researcher & Copywriter
Caitlin is a researcher, writer, editor, and food photographer based in the Midwest. With a background in nursing and decades spent writing, she is a published eBook author and knows a thing or two about communicating complex concepts in easy-to-understand language. Caitlin spends her free time developing gluten-free recipes, reading psychology books, and wrangling two pugs and a Dutch rabbit.
SUZANNA Researcher & Copywriter
Suzanna has over six years of copywriting, integrated marketing, SEO and HTML experience. Creating blog posts and building landing pages is no biggie for this lady. Suzanna specializes in both print and search engine optimized web content, has been published in numerous national magazines, and has worked with clients ranging from healthcare to agriculture to human resources software to finance.
Kanoe Researcher & Copywriter
Kanoe has over 12 years of experience as a copywriter and creative business blogger. She has worked with clients across various B2C industries is passionate about helping creative entrepreneurs grow their businesses through strategic SEO initiatives and connect with their ideal customers. Mom to her 2 yr old daughter and a sassy English Bulldog, Kanoe also enjoys collaborating with other working mothers.
EMILY Art Director & Lead Designer
Emily is an art director and designer with over 12 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.
EMILY Graphic Designer
Emily is a graphic designer and a creative passionate about strong visual storytelling, compelling design, and strategy-driven advertising. She nerds out for beautiful branding, and integrated campaigns. When she’s not designing, she is volunteering as VP of Operations for AIGA WI, the professional association for design. She enjoys leading events that benefit nonprofits in the Milwaukee community.
Lauren Email Marketing Strategist
Lauren labels herself as an “email geek” because of her passion for email marketing as a digital channel. Her approach to creating a lifetime customer through email is by delivering content a user truly wants to receive and at the right time. If you have a conference call with Lauren, you’re bound to meet her sidekick, her Vizsla pup Josie. When she isn’t working, you can find her outside - the place that genuinely soothes her soul.
Makenna Email Marketing Strategist
Makenna has broad marketing expertise in retail and tech. She supports brands by elevating the customer experience through email marketing - leveraging her background in analytics, design-thinking, and leadership. Makenna indulges in many creative pursuits (currently re-learning the piano) and is always looking for new things to learn/do - plus, she's a bit of a history podcast nut.
Hannah Digital Marketing Intern
Hannah was born and raised in Wisconsin but attends Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota working towards her bachelors degree in Marketing with a minor in Graphic Design. Hannah is on the women’s hockey and softball teams at Augsburg. She enjoys the outdoors, pugs, and is Kopp’s number one fan.