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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.

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 and has managed and seen to fruition hundreds of website builds. Andrea works with organizations and business owners to solve business challenges through leadership and strategic planning.

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 University of Missouri – Kansas City and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Gala Committee, and has served as a speaker at WordPress Camp, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Kansas City International Association of Business Communicators (KCIABC), and enjoys working with non-profits that support STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), children, and women in technology.

Managing Director
Trisha.
Gallagher

Trisha oversees all things strategy, marketing and operations at MAKE, and is actively involved in defining and shaping MAKE’s core disciplines, including marketing, planning, user experience, client services, project management, and technology. She delivers the strategy, process, and purpose behind every project. Letting no detail go without care, she is constantly pushing MAKE and our clients forward, creating solutions that transform businesses and create exceptional brand experiences. With the personal and professional motto of “process makes perfect,” Trisha ensures MAKE’s work is innovative and of the highest quality.

Creative Director
Ryan.
Hannebaum

When Ryan isn’t designing something, he gets pretty sad. And tall guys look pretty weird when they’re sad, so we keep Ryan happy by keeping him designing. While his title tells you he’s our creative director, and while he does actually direct the art/designs/branding/productions/creative stuff that we make, he still can’t help but dabble in the designing himself.

And by “can’t help himself” we mean “won’t help himself,” because Ryan has no plans to stop creating anytime soon. Motion graphics, animation, web design—he even does some front-end development for us, because he feels like he has to put his computer science degree to good use once in awhile.

If it involves telling your story in a compelling, interesting, effective way, you can be sure Ryan is going to get his hands on your project in one fashion or another. And you can be sure you’ll be happy he did.

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.

Project Manager
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.

Web 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 Strategist
Gaby.
Riggs

We’re so blessed here at MAKE, we even get the best digital strategists. Gaby comes to us from Kansas State, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing while crushing life as a member of the Panhellenic Council and K-State Proud. She’s all about asking questions to get the answers that fuel her strategies—which is done at a pace bordering on unbelievable. She’s got an awesome dog, she’s not above sarcasm, and she’s got skills and smarts for days…so, yeah, Gaby fits right in here at MAKE.

Web Developer
Jake.
Stewart

Jake’s passion in life is writing code. Great code. So we said, hey, we’ll pay you to do that! He thought that sounded fantastic, so here he is, writing great code for all of humankind.

When he isn’t writing code, he’s reading about it—staying up on all the latest tools, technology, best practices, and bleeding edge functionality. So when you get a website built by Jake Stewart, you start showing it off and talking about it in awkward social situations where people don’t usually talk about websites.

He’s not too shabby at Rocket League either; a little practice with his Maine Coon cat on his lap, and he’ll be as good as David in no time.

Copywriter
Adelie.
Cox

Did you know “Adelie” is a type of penguin? Well, you do now. We don’t have any penguins here at MAKE, but we do have an Adelie, and our Adelie is a better writer than any penguin could ever hope to be (those flippers would make it tough anyway).

Armed with a bachelor’s in public relations from Missouri Southern—and a minor in mass communications for good measure—Adelie is fluent in the art of being fluent; composing one elegant, impactful piece after another for our clients across a variety of long- and short-form mediums. She’s also a big fan of KC coffee shops, which is good, because she works above one now.

We know her as Addy, and you’ll know her as the girl who crushes content writing for you on the regular.

Production Artist
Cassie.
Taylor

There is no way a bio this short _isn’t_ going to shortchange Cassie, with all the cool stuff she’s got going on. In a previous life, she fronted a band. As in, a real band that recorded albums and toured and all that. She also produced the music, because when you want something done right…

When that no longer posed enough of an artistic challenge, she switched gears to photography and videography, and within what seemed like minutes, she was taking shots for legit TV shows. Needless to say, we were sold.

Now she’s here with us, and our cool factor just shot up by a thousand. More importantly, your brand’s cool factor will do the same once she’s turned her lens your way.

Junior Graphic Designer
Brandon.
Miller

Honestly, graphic design is like Brandon’s fourth best skill—and he’s _really_ good at graphic design. That tells you how good he is at things like brewing killer beer, drumming, and—as we all found out very recently—Rocket League.

But we should probably rank those things 1a, 1b, 1c, and 1d, because we’d be doing him a disservice if we discounted his talented eye for designing all aspects of a brand’s identity. And that’s what we care about the most.

Well, aside from the killer beer.

Senior PPC Specialist
Chelsey.
Giambrone

Chelsey currently serves as our Senior PPC Specialist, handling all of our Paid Ads accounts.