Art Director Steve Hinckle’s birthday was Saturday. Monday he officially started full-time at Launch. Perfect timing.
Steve received his design education at VCU Brandcenter and took a job in Richmond after graduation. He later moved to New Mexico for his second job. Now he continues his affinity for scorching summers by moving to Texas to join Launch.
Steve likes to spend his spare time with his wife Meghan and daughter Audrey. He also enjoys watching sports. Not all sports though, just those where “people are competing against each other to win and make the other one feel bad.”
As an art director, Steve takes a particular interest in typefaces. And, aside from discerning between good and bad fonts, he can recognize “a good many” just by looking.
Get an even better look into Steve’s psyche:
Q: Do you have a personal website?
Q: Favorite 80s music?
A: I liked the Joshua Tree album a lot.
Q: Staples or paper clips?
Q: Have you ever set off a rocket?
Q: Do you feel bigger now that you’re in Texas?
We feel bigger now that Steve’s joined the growing Launch agency. Welcome to Launch, Steve!
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Launch Agency welcomes a new digital specialist to the team. He answers to Jon, not Muse.
With the addition of Jon Fullrich, Launch is expanding its digital creative capabilities. David Wilgus, Launch Principal, Creative Director raves, “Jon is incredibly talented. He enhances our current offerings to our clients and can provide new innovations, which will allow us to lead our clients in the digital content arena.” Jon has a Masters Degree in Visualization Sciences from Texas A&M University, where he “learned everything I could about animation, video, and motionography.”
After a stint at interactive shop imc2, Jon freelanced for several top digital agencies, including Tribal DDB, and Click Here. In addition, he was part of some award-winning project work for Launch, which is how this beautiful relationship began.
We dove deeper and asked Jon some more revealing questions:
Q: Favorite sport?
A: Basketball and football . . . and some baseball. I played basketball in high school.
Q: Favorite spare time activity?
A: Watching sports and playing poker. I just played in my first real tournament and placed 106 out of 600.
(Not a bad debut.)
Q: Favorite animal?
A: I always liked penguins.
Q: Bow tie or Ascot?
A: I don’t know what an ascot is, so bow tie.
Q: Any pets?
A: A chihuahua named Bobinot and a black cat named Pepper.
Q: Most played song on iTunes?
A: “Home” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
Q: What’s one of your favorite artists?
A: M.C. Escher. His art is a blend of engineering, architecture, and optical illusion.
We’re happy to have Jon on the team.
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Fresh from a trip to NYC for the One Show Education Festival, he’s looking forward to expanding his portfolio, learning more about the craft of copywriting and the advertising agency business and doing his part to “punk” the other interns as they come join Launch.
Randall’s one of those rare types who knew way back in 9th grade what career path he wanted to pursue. Check back throughout the summer to see how the real ad biz jives with his lifelong expectations. To learn more and check out his stellar student portfolio, visit randallkenworthy.com. You can also follow his exploits on Twitter.
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Launch Agency is pleased to welcome its newest addition to the squad — Linda Powell. She’s our Director of First Impressions, receptionist and office den mother. To find out what’s really behind her wonderful smile, we ran her through a little Q & A.
Q: Where’s your hometown?
A: Moyers, Oklahoma, a pleasant town in the southeastern part of the state near the Kiamichi Mountains.
Q: How long you been a Texan?
A: 42 years!
Q: Favorite vacation spot?
A: None other than the home of mariachi and all-inclusives. Cancun, Mexico.
Q: Favorite movie you’ve seen recently?
A: It’s Complicated, with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin.
Q: Secret snack food preference?
A: I gotta stick with the whole-baked goodness of Goldfish. I just can’t get enough of those little things!
Q: Top celebrity crush?
A: Patrick Swayze by a long shot. Have you seen Dirty Dancing? Enough said.
How’s that for a first impression? Just wait until you meet her in person. Needless to say, Launch is glad to have her onboard.