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Toby Kane and the Creative Process

Prolific writer and creative expert–Toby has been a part of nearly every big project that comes through the HS doors, and he never gets tired of diving deep into the story of clients. In fact, Toby’s always been a creator, and he plans on being one for years to come. Where a Story Teller Begins His Journey Ever since he was a kid, Toby has been writing stories, drawing cartoons, and scripting plays. So naturally, for him, the world of communications, marketing, and advertising was an ideal career path. Upon graduating from college, Toby held a wide variety of roles…
MelissaD
July 13, 2021
Melissa Doyle - Creative DesignsStaffWebsite Design

Melissa Doyle on Creativity and Web Design

The list of things Melissa Doyle can do is long and it’s getting longer. As HenkinSchultz Web Projects Manager, Melissa continually finds new ways to tackle age-old problems. An Entrance to the Internet Long before Twitter, Facebook or even MySpace and Friendster, Melissa developed her first website. “I made my first website in 2001 on the geocities.com platform,” says Melissa. “It was an easy way for my sister and I to share photos. A few more friends had their own websites, too, and we all linked to each other's sites.” Since then, Melissa has honed her skills and expanded her…
MelissaD
June 15, 2021
Joey SchultzStaffVideo

Joey Schultz Delivers on Video and Creativity

Joey Schultz has numerous skills and hobbies. Whether as a skateboarder, judo enthusiast, or strategy gamer, Joey brings all his passions to his creative work and video production at HS. As Partner and Motion Graphics/Video Artist, Joey has done a lot of things around HS for the past (20?) years. As a young man around the office, Joey was tasked with all sorts of odd jobs from deliveries to maintenance and even lawn care. His dedication to doing whatever task was required proved his work ethic as he entered into his video role. Joey spent his adolescence shooting and editing…
MelissaD
May 10, 2021
Jason JellisStaff

Jason Jellis fixes, thrives and leads.

Growing up, Jason Jellis remembers people stopping by to drop off things at his house, asking his dad to fix them. Why? Because, one way or another, his dad had the knack to just “figure it out.” It’s the same approach Jason has brought to HS for 20 years. Jason heads up the HS Sign Shop, is an agency partner, fixer, landscaper, designer and truly jack-of-all-trades. If there is a problem, yo, Jason will solve it. The multiple hats role comes naturally to him. He rarely says “no” to a challenge and that was a big part of his introduction…
MelissaD
April 22, 2021
Becka & EmilyStaff

Becka Burger and Emily Sorenson: A Friendship That’s Not Strictly Business

The advertising industry has its share of seeming contradictions: Art meets commerce Creativity meets analytics Gut instinct meets planned strategy So, it’s no real surprise that when Becka Burger and Emily Sorenson met, their differences quickly complimented each other. As HenkinSchultz, celebrates 30 years in business, Becka and Emily celebrate their friendship, too. Making a Plan and Making it Fun Becka Burger, Partner and Director of Client Services was hiring a Digital Marketing Director when she first met Emily. She was impressed by her skill set and knowledge, but worried Emily wouldn’t have fun at HenkinSchultz. “My first impression was…
MelissaD
March 25, 2021
LYNELL Weeg & Tammy LarsonStaff

Tammy and Lynell: A Rare Pair

You could say Tammy and Lynell make quite a pair. They’ve shared nearby office spaces for most of HenkinSchultz’s 30 years, but they’ve shared a lot of memories, too. The Lost Highway Tour Lynell Weeg, Creative Director, has made no secret of her love for Bon Jovi throughout the years. So when the coiffed-hair dreamboat and his band were scheduled to play in Fargo, she was not about to miss it. Tammy Larson, Art Director, was down for the fun, too. The two endeavored upon an epic road trip and documented every step of the way with an old-school video…
MelissaD
February 15, 2021
Joe Henkin and Kirby SchultzStaff

Kirby Schultz Reflects on 30 Years of HS

Moxy. It's a word HenkinSchultz founder Kirby Schultz uses a lot. It's a hard word to define. But then again, Kirby's career path has been hard to define, too. For the last 30 years, he has been at the helm of HenkinSchultz. But far before that, he was making his creative mark in a number of ways, powered by curiosity and exploration. Kirby makes rock-and-roll artwork from Doritos, remodels his dream home to his exact vision, shoots photography and plays guitar, even composing original music. On any given weekend, he may wake up and go to Menards to buy supplies…
MelissaD
January 15, 2021
Hive World Champ blog imageStaff

Joe Schultz Wins Second World Championship in Strategy Game Hive

HS’s own Joey Schultz continues to pursue his many creative endeavors and recently won the Hive Online World Championship in the popular strategy game Hive. Joey outlasted 98 competitors from around the world, ranging from Russia, Australia, Brazil, the United States and more. Joey’s tournament win came after a four game championship round that lasted over six hours, beating a two-time reigning champion from Chile. It is the second time he has claimed the title, previously winning it in 2017. So Just What is Hive? Hive is a two-player game centered around the placing and manipulation of hexagonal shaped tiles…
MelissaD
December 14, 2020
Crazy obsessionsStaff

Crazy Obsessions Outside the Office

HenkinSchultz has always been big on celebrating. Be it singing “Happy Birthday” in deliberate and awful tones to anniversaries, parades and office competitions. We enjoy a good party. We also enjoy hearing what our team is Crazy Obsessed about outside the office. HS team members share a few of their creative pursuits, hobbies and what they do to relax, inspire and refresh in their spare time. Cameron Abbas, Graphic Designer Font Enthusiast When Cameron isn’t designing, he’s designing. A big fan of using his tablet for drawing, Cameron has recently developed a love of creating fonts. His imaginative font creations…
MelissaD
July 27, 2020
Graphic Design advice Featuring Lynell Weeg & Tammy LarsonDesignStaff

Graphic Design Advice for Students and Artists

HenkinSchultz designers Lynell Weeg and Tammy Larson were once students too. As experienced graphic artists, they have a passion for sharing design skills they’ve learned with students. We asked them to step away from their Adobe Suite for a few minutes and share thoughts for aspiring artists. Engage Both Sides of Your Brain “We are artists, yes, but in communication design, details, organization, critical thinking and logic are just as important as creativity and aesthetics,” says Creative Director Lynell Weeg. “Paying attention to details saves employers and clients time and money. It will make you a better artist and a…
HenkinSchultz
April 3, 2019