Karl Bischoff
COO / Chairman

Karl Bischoff

COO / Chairman

Karl has 30 years of experience in streamlining creative processes, building an enthusiastic creative team and ensuring the smooth production of superior design. Above all, he is devoted to the long-term success of our clients. His award-winning work in multimedia production, creative direction and commercial photography has delivered results for clients such as Oldcastle Precast, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle University and Realogics.

  • After work you'll find me:
    Building a 30' wood schooner
  • Mantra:
    Always come in slow
  • Comfort food:
    Fish 'n chips with a Guinness
  • Childhood dream job:
    Veterinarian
Kellee Bryan
Account Manager

Kellee Bryan

Account Manager

With an innate contempt for disorder and an unflagging pursuit of perfection, Kellee is a natural born project manager. Informed by 17 years of experience in marketing and project management, Kellee applies an eye for detail and organizational acumen to keep projects on schedule, in budget, and delivering on goals. In addition, her love of the written word combined with a healthy disdain for poor grammar and errant punctuation make her a skilled copy editor. Though she’s worked with clients across all industries, Kellee cut her teeth in the world of legal marketing and has a particular knack for understanding the needs of clients in the professional services sector. Her clients have included BECU, Sound, Alteryx, Jumpstart, Bellingham Public Schools, and University of Washington.

  • Comfort food:
    Fruit pie
  • Drink of choice:
    AM: Coffee
    PM: Old Fashioned
  • Childhood dream job:
    Astronaut. Or a Solid Gold dancer.
  • Favorite place:
    A creaky-floored bookstore. Anywhere in the world.
Ann Janikowski
Brand Strategy Director

Ann Janikowski

Brand Strategy Director

For the past 15 years, Ann has been a market researcher, business strategist, and armchair anthropologist to brands large and small looking to build stronger connections with their audiences. Leading the research and insights practice at Phinney Bischoff, her specialty is finding the white space between what audiences say versus what they mean, and translating that information into compelling brand stories. Ann is proud to have helped achieve positive outcomes for organizations like BECU, Fluke Corporation, Infusionsoft, Pioneer Human Services and Mercer Island Center for the Arts.

Her career trajectory has progressed from moody teen poet to disgruntled bookstore employee, ticket-taker to paralegal, nonprofit fundraiser to marketing manager. What linked those experiences was a deep fascination with the everyday lives of people – their stories, habits and behavioral quirks. It’s an obsession she still cultivates, and which fuels every aspect of her work.

She is a TEDx speaker, a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow, and has a B.A and M.A. in English from DePaul University.

  • Book that changed everything:
    The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • Desert island album:
    OK Computer by Radiohead
  • Most irrational fear:
    Cruise ships
  • Mantra:
    She who cares the most, wins
Holly Keenan
President

Holly Keenan

President

As a longstanding and integral member of Phinney Bischoff, Holly has helped oversee the complete operation of the firm for over 10 years. With a laser focus on the strategic direction of the firm, internal growth and streamlined operations, Holly continually strives for success internally and externally. In collaboration with the entire leadership team, Holly demonstrates an unwavering committment to each employee. In fact, she firmly believes that by cultivating a strong organizational culture, Phinney Bischoff produces the very best work for each and every client.

  • After work you'll find me:
    Working on my forever house project
  • Mantra:
    Be a fountain, not a drain
  • Most irrational fear:
    Getting stuck in a sleeping bag (maybe a reason I hate camping)
  • Childhood dream job:
    Teacher or any job where I could buy office supplies
Annett Kohlmann
Marketing Director

Annett Kohlmann

Marketing Director

Annett is our client advocate and biggest fan. She speaks two languages: yours and ours, ensuring that your needs are accurately translated into meaningful deliverables. She is passionate about solving problems through design and strongly believes in fostering longstanding relationships with all our business partners. Annett brings over 20 years of experience in marketing and client services with global and interactive agencies and has had the privilege to work on a broad spectrum of projects with clients such as Amgen, Eos Airlines, Widmer Brewing Co, Holland America Line, The North Face, The Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, The Burke Museum, and DCI Engineers.

  • Hero:
    My grandmother
  • Drink of choice:
    Vodka soda
  • Desert island album:
    Sand in the Vaseline by Talking Heads
  • After work you'll find me:
    At a little league baseball game
Sarina Montenegro
Senior Art Director

Sarina Montenegro

Senior Art Director

Sarina is passionate about design and believes good design can truly enhance the quality of life. She loves engaging with clients and discovering what’s most unique and unforgettable about their business, transforming their story into meaningful brand experiences. For over 15 years, Sarina has lead design teams, owned her own design business, and worked at the renowned companies Nordstrom, Marios, Methodologie and Tether. She’s a multitalented designer and art director in print, digital, and photography.

  • Comfort food:
    French fries and salted chocolate
  • Favorite movies:
    Hitchcock Films
  • Mantra:
    Stay humble or be humbled
  • Dream Vacation:
    Gallivanting around Spain and Portugal
Michelle Morico
Senior Account Manager

Michelle Morico

Senior Account Manager

A problem-solver, organizer, and strategic people-person dedicated to the public good, Michelle has spent more than eight years working with organizations to develop and execute on digital and communications strategies. Michelle brings a wealth of experience in strategy, project management, and business development at brand and digital agencies. Her expertise includes managing complex data-driven website and application projects, driving new business strategy and facilitating decision-making among large and diverse stakeholder groups. She began her career working for magazines and digital publications and has spent time working in-house at small to medium sized nonprofits. She’s passionate about social justice issues and has worked with clients like the American Cancer Society, Columbia University, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance.

  • Favorite binge watch:
    Anything/everything on HBO
  • Most irrational fear:
    Mayonnaise
  • Childhood dream job:
    I just wanted to wear a suit. Actual job not important.
  • Favorite place:
    Sleeping in a tent by an ocean, lake, or river
Lianne Onart
Client Experience Director

Lianne Onart

Client Experience Director

As Client Experience Director, Lianne fosters productive partnerships between clients and the Phinney Bischoff team to ensure success in bringing brand stories to life. A strategic thinker and inspiring team leader, Lianne understands the power of customer-centric creative to build emotional connections and long-term brand affinity. Her curious nature, passionate spirit and diverse background has translated into results-driven, award-winning work for numerous local, national and international clients including Westin Hotels & Resorts, Alaska Airlines, Microsoft, T-Mobile for Business, Xbox, Fred Hutch, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and Ben Bridge Jeweler.

  • Comfort food:
    My husband’s spaghetti bolognese
  • Desert island album:
    Stevie Ray Vaughn "The Sky is Crying"
  • Mantra:
    May my heart be kind, my mind fierce, and my spirit brave.
  • Favorite place:
    Cappadocia, Turkey. The most exotic place on earth.
Bridget Perez
Senior Account Director / Strategist

Bridget Perez

Senior Account Director / Strategist

Bridget has been making meaningful contributions in the marketing world for more than 20 years. With an easygoing nature and unique versatility, she leads projects from inception to fruition with curiosity, empathy and creative problem-solving. She values great partnerships and has helped organizations of all sizes communicate and connect with their customers. Prior to joining Phinney Bischoff, Bridget was the Creative Director at TRAY Creative, a branding and marketing agency that she founded in 2009, where she worked with clients like Amazon, Avvo, Gelatiamo, Savers/Value Village, Bellingham Public Schools and the Washington Environmental Council. Bridget has also held creative leadership roles in higher education and with media companies.

  • Animal alter-ego:
    Cat, duh!
  • Most irrational fear:
    Getting stuck in an elevator
  • Desert island album:
    Rumors by Fleetwood Mac
  • Childhood dream job:
    Cruise Director, inspired by Julie on The Love Boat
Leslie Phinney
CEO

Leslie Phinney

CEO

Leslie oversees strategic branding and award-winning creative for a diverse group of regional, national and international clients. Her 36 years of experience, vision and leadership have turned Phinney Bischoff into one of the top brand strategy and design firms in the Northwest and one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. Her strategy is simple: She hires the best people and inspires them to do great work for clients such as Alaska Airlines, BECU, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Boeing, Seattle Symphony, Premera and Swedish Hospital.

  • Book that changed everything:
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • After work you'll find me:
    Walking Walter.
    Or playing with Walter.
    Or cuddled up on the couch with sweet Walter.
  • Childhood & adult dream job:
    Cowgirl. Veterinarian. Ballerina.
  • Favorite place:
    Bellagio on Lake Como, Italy or Botswana, Africa
Cody Rasmussen
Associate Creative Director

Cody Rasmussen

Associate Creative Director

With 26 years of experience, Cody employs a dynamic approach to strategic, comprehensive brand development and inspired digital and print design. He is a skilled creative who excels at solving problems and applying design to strengthen a brand’s unique personality. He enjoys working with design teams and clients to develop creative concepts and design solutions with award-winning results. He has played a key role in art direction, design and production for clients including the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, The Allen Institute, Premera, Downtown Seattle Association, Seattle Children’s, BECU, Portland State University, Marylhurst University, The Bravern, Escala, Woodland Park Zoo, Radio City Music Hall, ABKCO Music & Records, National Museum of American Art, Microsoft, Russell, Margaret Thatcher Foundation and Zymogenetics.

  • After work you'll find me:
    On two wheels or boards
  • Favorite place:
    Halfway down a snow-covered mountain or a muddy single track
  • Favorite binge watch:
    Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Spartacus
  • Current drink of choice:
    Rainier
  • My hero:
    My dad
Andrew Schroeer
Senior Designer

Andrew Schroeer

Senior Designer

Andrew’s experience ranges from branding and photography to art direction for print, retail, digital and film. He spent his childhood exploring the American West as well as much of Europe and aspires to bring the best of European and coastal aesthetics into his work. Culturally and business attuned, he loves taking part in client workshops and strategy sessions. His clients include BECU, Futurewise, Downtown Seattle Association, Avalon Bay Communities, University of Washington, and the Allen Institute. Andrew cut his teeth in San Francisco, producing design work for Adidas, Gap, Absinthe Films, Anthem Cider, Children’s Television Workshop, as well as smaller start-ups and non-profits.

  • Movie that changed everything:
    2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Desert island album:
    Can I take like 50 albums to the island?
  • Favorite drink:
    Grain Belt Beer
  • Favorite place:
    CA Hwy 395 and all the incredible places it leads
Kylie Wagner
Visual Designer

Kylie Wagner

Visual Designer

Kylie joins Phinney Bischoff as a Visual Designer who specializes in branding and digital design. A curious, nimble worker, she has a keen eye for what matters and enjoys translating brand narratives into clear and fresh visual forms. Creating refined, flexible, and scalable design language systems brings her joy and she views her clients as partners in the creative process. Over her five years of experience she has been lucky to work with an eclectic collection of brands ranging from startups to household name clients, including BECU, Downtown Seattle Association, T-Mobile, Boeing, and World Vision. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia in Graphic Design.

  • Book that changed everything for me:
    Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • Desert island album:
    The Essential Billie Holiday
  • Favorite binge watch:
    Mad Men
  • Drink of choice:
    Whisky Ginger
Harry Wirth
Production Designer

Harry Wirth

Production Designer

Harry comes to Phinney Bischoff with over 15 years of experience as a production designer. Throughout his career Harry has developed a broad skill set that includes production of long documents, such as annual reports and CSR reports, extensive packaging design and production, environmental graphics, interactive production, photo retouching and compositing, and more. Harry’s eye for detail and technical know-how have benefited clients such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Gatorade, Green Mountain Coffee, Boeing, Children’s Hospital, Microsoft, X-box, BNSF Railway, Unico Properties, Chihuly Studio, Potlatch, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, BECU, Gelatiamo, Point B, Portland State University, Premera, and Sun Valley Summer Symphony.

  • Comfort food:
    A hearty breakfast with some kind of egg dish
  • Movie that changed everything:
    The original Blade Runner
  • Desert island album:
    What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
  • Favorite binge watch:
    Breaking Bad