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 has over 12 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.
Bonnie spent the first decade of her career in the UK where she earned her MBA, led the financial and operational planning of a multi-million dollar acquisition, and worked with executive teams to streamline business processes. Bonnie loves helping business owners earn the right to implement the fun stuff. Now back in her hometown of Milwaukee, she’s taking on the world of digital.
Iryna has almost 15 years of experience working with small businesses in the areas of accounting, taxation, and financial and tax planning. Seven years ago she opened her CPA practice, a virtual women-operated firm specializing in finances for marketing and advertising industry agencies. When not taking on the world, Iryna is either kickboxing, hiking, or exploring her local neighborhoods.
Lindsay Account & Business Development Director
Lindsay is an account manager with over 14 years of experience. She's a life-long learner who loves collaborating with others to make the "big idea" come to life to build brands and bottom lines. She's a mom of two, yoga teacher and proud member of the Slow Runners Club who runs on to-do lists, to-read lists, and oat milk lattes.
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 &
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.
Lauren Account Manager &
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.
Paige Customer Research Strategist
Paige has spent the last five years implementing customer discovery research. She has participated three times in the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps customer discovery program. She has conducted, recorded, and analyzed over 100 interviews understanding consumer behavior locally and nationally. She is a proud Milwaukean and loves her life in Bayview with her wife and pup, Jane.
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.
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.
SUZANNA Lead Copywriter
Suzanna has over five 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.
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.
Erin Digital Marketing Coordinator
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.
What’s unique about the team is that we genuinely care about one another (and each others’ families) and have the utmost respect for each other’s talents. The support of the team surpasses anything I’ve experienced at a business before.- Kristina