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A small team working in honest collaboration with you

We're strategists, marketers, designers, developers, and visionaries who love working with one another—and would love to work with you, too.

Together we MAKE creative and intriguing campaigns for brands that want to MAKE a difference. We serve as an extension to your marketing team, plugged in as a source of knowledge because of proven methods that translate into results. We work across traditional and digital channels to help you exceed expectations way beyond the barriers you're faced with inside your organization every day.

Because we treat you like you're part of OUR organization. We're your marketing team—you just may not know it yet.

Co-Founder & CEO
Evan.
Kirsch

Evan is the key to every project, defining the company’s commitment to client service, execution and experience. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer specializing in driving MAKE forward to ensure what we say, what we do and what we commit to always stay in alignment.

His background spans across multiple industries and sectors which includes some of the largest retailers in the world. A few notable relationships include Dollar General, McDonald’s, Gold’s Gym, Black & Veatch, Massage Heights and Sprint Corporation.

When you need a blend of creative + data + web development, Evan has a unique ability to mix and match to produce innovative and award-winning solutions.

Senior Marketing Director
Trisha.
Gallagher

Trisha oversees all things marketing and strategy at MAKE, and is actively involved in defining and shaping MAKE’s core disciplines, including strategy, planning, user experience, client services, project management, and technology. She delivers the strategy, process, and purpose behind every campaign. She is dedicated to producing robust marketing plans that enable and prepare brands for growth.

Art Director
Ryan.
Hannebaum

Ryan’s resume will tell you he’s a multimedia designer, but if you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s a storyteller who happens to use digital experiences to tell those stories. His mediums of choice include motion graphics and animation, web design and development, and brand creation.

Technically educated with a BS in Computer Science from Kansas State University, Ryan shifted from development and product management at Sprint to the User Experience Design team, to get back to his creative roots. As the sole motion graphics designer on the UXD team, he crafted product showcase animations and teasers designed to educate, entertain, and entice executive audiences up to and including the very top of the corporate ladder.

Senior Developer
David.
Walz

David Walz is a full stack developer with a keen eye for design.

David is passionate about the design and performance of the websites we all use. He was apart of the team that created the current tourism website for the nation’s capital, washington.org. Other websites that he was involved in include: newmexico.org, travelsouthdakota.org, visitkc.org and kcrestaurantweek.com.

He has an extensive background in quality assurance testing and digital multimedia. When he is not developing he can be seen biking around the Kansas City area.

Interactive Designer
Corey.
Ellbogen

Corey is a rare combination of designer and developer with a passion for envisioning innovative ideas, incubating them, and seeing them come to life. She creates brands, campaigns, websites, and media.

Digital Marketing Coordinator
Brie.
Stiens

Brie helps implement strategic marketing plans and assists in any and all marketing related efforts to keep projects moving forward. This can range from reading, writing, researching, crafting, building, and implementing all aspects of a digital marketing campaign.

Business Development
Sarah.
Balderston

Sarah is responsible for introducing MAKE to the community and building relationships with existing and new clients. With a background in project management and account management with multiple marketing agencies, Sarah understands client needs and how to bring those to life. She spends the majority of her time networking, attending events, and building deeper relationships with our clients, and helps to build strategies, marketing plans, and provide insights on campaign performance.

Client Manager
Flavia.
Santibañez

Flavia is an absolutely fearless marketer with a proven ability to translate business objectives into communication strategies and shareable content. Her extensive experience in optimization for organic search, paid advertising, media buying, and social media development makes her a finely tuned instrument of digital domination. Oh, and did we mention? She’s bilingual, so her reach dips into wells normally beyond the grasp of us mere mortals.

Basically, she was SO good at digital marketing in English, she had to crush it in Spanish as well, just for something to do. You know: for kicks.

Co-Founder & President
Andrea.
Kirsch

Andrea is the Co-Founder & President of MAKE Digital Group. From branding strategies and content marketing, search engine optimization, customer acquisition and social media marketing, Andrea’s ability to build brands and drive sales with a digital-led approach is impeccable. She has worked on national brands in a variety of industries. Having managed and seen to fruition hundreds of website builds, Andrea has the ability to solve business challenges through her leadership and strategic planning abilities.

In 2013, she helped found an organization called Kansas City Women in Technology focused on providing young girls and business professionals with access to online programming, design, coding and development skills. She serves on the Marketing Advisory Council for UMKC and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Gala Committee, and has served as a speaker at WordPress Camp, NAWBO, KCIABC, and enjoys working with for non profits that support STEM, children, and women in technology.