TEAM

Meet The Team

Steve Edwards

Steve has over 30 years of experience in graphic design, exhibit design, and exhibit fabrication. His role as Creative Director allows him to guide our production team through all phases of projects, encourage new and innovative ideas, and instill a sense of pride in all aspects of our work.

Cathy Edwards

When it comes to the business and customer-relations side of the company, Cathy takes the lead. She has an extensive background in business management that has allowed Edwards Creative to grow and flourish as a successful business.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Tiffany Hogan

With a background in marketing, accounting, and 7 years of experience at Edwards Creative, Tiffany knows the inner workings of the business better than anyone. She has a vast knowledge of materials, methods, processes, clients, and project histories. As Operations Manager, she effectively manages the daily operations of the administrative, design, and production teams.

FABRICATION MANAGER

Donnie Hammond

With over 30 years of experience in designing, building, and installing custom exhibits, displays, and environments, Donnie is a true craftsman. His sincere passion and exceptional talent for building shines through in every project that comes across his desk. His creations are built to last and built to impress.

DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM SERVICES

Tim Wren

Tim is a 13-year veteran in the museum services industry. His knowledge of both interactive media development and museum exhibits has resulted in over 200 successful installations across the country. With a background in sales and market expansion, he is committed to creating spectacular visitor experiences, no matter the budget or project size.

MUSEUM SERVICES PROJECT MANAGER

Julia Evans

As lead project manager for Museum Services, Julia uses her extensive background in museums, non-profits, and exhibit design to oversee the conceptual, design, and implementation phases of all museum-related projects. She also specializes in artifact care and preservation, historical research, interpretation, and writing. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Wartburg College and her master’s degree in museum studies from Western Illinois University – Quad Cities.

ESTIMATOR

Marisa Lack

Marisa’s background in graphic design is fundamental in her ability to understand and interpret the scope and variety of projects that she estimates. She’s a pro at preparing budgets, value engineering, and ensuring projects stay on target through every phase of their lifecycles.

CLIENT SERVICES

Jacki Schnell

Jacki is at the forefront of all incoming projects. She has over 10 years of customer service experience, and it shows. Her ability to instantly connect with every client, understand their needs and ideas, and initiate projects from the ground up is one of our greatest assets.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Matt Nielsen

Matt has worked in the design and fabrication industry for over 20 years. With an accomplished background in design and production, he has the unique ability to design projects from the perspective of an experienced designer and a skilled fabricator. He specializes in environmental design, vehicle wraps, and logos.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Michael Edwards

Michael has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and cinematic arts from the University of Iowa. His experience and passion for design and film make him the go-to for motion graphics, videos, and interactive media. He also specializes in museum and tradeshow exhibit design, engineering, and brand development.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Danny O’Leary

A background in illustration, art, and graphic design gives Danny the tools to develop eclectic, unique, and diverse styles to the Edwards Creative graphic design team. He as over 30 years of experience designing for museums, corporations, and small businesses. He is passionate about history and ensuring the integrity of historical themes and designs in all of his creations.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Clint Thomas

Clint’s vast understanding of modern approaches to graphic, brand, interactive, and environmental design makes him stand out as a leader in projects that need a contemporary and artistic look and feel. He has over 13 years of design experience and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Iowa State University.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Chad Koziczkowski

With over 15 years of experience in graphic design, Chad’s digital 3D models of layouts and custom fabrication renderings are second to none. His area of expertise gives clients and our production team a clear and concise understanding of how a project will look and feel before anything is fabricated.

PRODCTION SPECIALST

Mitch Knobloch

With an impeccable sense of detail and a background in graphic design, Mitch ensures all print production projects are completed to their exact specifications. From paper and vinyl prints to direct prints on plastic and metal, his ability to transform digital files into flawless tangible products makes him a true master at his craft. 

GRAPHICS INSTALLER

Jared Thornburg

From installing vehicles wraps and wall graphics, to corporate environments and tradeshow exhibits, Jared’s 14 years of installation experience ensures each and every project is in good hands. He is also active in the production side of the business where he assists with laminating, cutting, and plotting.

GRAPHICS INSTALLER

B.J. Mendez

Although B.J. wears many hats on the production and installation departments, he specializes in installing vehicle wraps and wall graphics. In addition, he assists with corporate environment and tradeshow exhibit installation, laminating, cutting, and plotting.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Aryn Carpenter

Aryn is an essential member of our team who assists with the production of all projects. He has a keen eye for detail and helps to ensure print quality and specs are correct. Assisting with installations to ensure smooth and accurate results is one of his greatest strengths.

FABRICATOR

Jon Rini

Custom-build projects are Jon’s specialty. He has over 7 years of experience building and installing a variety of projects from large exhibits and tradeshow displays to small and intricate cabinetry and kiosks.

FABRICATOR

James Hogan

James assists with any and all projects in the fabrication department. From large exhibits and tradeshow displays to kiosks and cabinetry, he ensures everything is completed to perfection and without flaw.

FABRICATOR

Ryan Morford

Ryan has a passion for wood working and carpentry, and his love for his craft is evident in his creations. His lifelong hobby for woodworking has become not only a career for him, but one of Edwards Creative’s best assets.