Happy anniversary to Matthew Elliott, our in-house experience strategist, who has been an eminent M|Ber for 6 years now. Ever the inquisitor, Matthew pushes himself without pause—and in the process, pushes our agency toward excellence. Thanks for a great ride, M.E.; the sky’s the limit in year number 7.
Today we can no longer count our years in business on two hands. Our agency was born in 2001, year one of the 21st century—the same year as a few other great firsts: Apple iPod, Wikipedia, and the first Harry Potter movie. Thanks to our fab clients and teammates throughout the years for a great ride!
Today we celebrate 3 years of working with our superb project manager, Shannon Thomas. Our newest employee, she brings up the rear in style with her exhaustive agency knowledge, penchant for client service and crazy attention to detail. Thanks, Shannon, for all you do!
What a week for our friend, Brian: Baby’s birth, wedding anniversary…and…drumroll, please…M|B anniversary! For our part, we’re celebrating 5 years of his tremendous talents, astonishing passion, and first-rate client work. But we understand if we take a back seat this one time. Cheers, B!
On July 23, 2007, one Zach Lowery joined our development team. He’s helped make us better every day since then. Thank you, Zach, for your technical talents, cultural insights, wicked sense of humor, and of course, indispensable food and beer advice! We heart you, brother.
A cornerstone here at M|B, our dear Danielle has been here a whopping 7 years. We all salute her for her exhaustive efforts to make our agency awesome. We couldn’t survive without her quick-thinking, detail-attending, long-remembering ways. Thanks for another great year, Danielle!
The agency’s first employee and Laurel’s right hand-gal (literally), Yosh has been with Malenke | Barnhart forever. So it’s fitting that the 8, her official anniversary number, viewed sideways is infinity. Infinite also describes Karie’s design talent, good-naturedness and shall we say, risqué, sense of humor. It’s impossible to imagine doing the work we do without you, Karie. We’re so glad you’re here!
In the leap year 2008, Kelley Rand joined M|B. She’s helped us leap ahead every year through her amazing talents, wisdom, expertise and leadership. Over the last four years Kelley has consistently been a bright and positive spirit, a wise soul who can always turn lemons into lemonade. Thank you Kelley for bringing cheer to the office and pushing us to be the best we can be!
2007 was a momentous year. Apple released the iPhone. Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s home run record. And Matthew Elliott joined Malenke | Barnhart. This big-brained, straight-talking, open source-evangelizing UX geek has bettered our agency in innumerable ways. Thank you, Matthew, for your leadership, vision and willingness to reinvent yourself to help us drive forward. You and Apple and baseball ROCK.
Double high five to our fab team and clients for 10 years creating successful interactive experiences together. We celebrated with a special soiree and Zach’s anniversary homebrew. Cheers to another 10 years!