Patti Benjamin
Brand Strategy Director

Patti Benjamin

Brand Strategy Director

Patti has nearly 40 years of experience in strategic branding, advertising and marketing research. Patti is passionate about creating compelling brand experiences. Curious, energetic and creative, Patti draws from her extensive background in brand development, creative brand communications and group facilitation, as well as qualitative and quantitative research, to unravel complex business problems and create meaningful interactions for consumers. She has developed and led creative branding initiatives for clients in a wide range of industries including real estate development, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, fundraising, design and retail. Patti is a member of the Account Planning Group-US and has been a guest lecturer in the UW School of Marketing.

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.
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
Michelle Morico
Account Director

Michelle Morico

Account Director

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
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
Senior Designer

Kylie Wagner

Senior 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