IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT WHAT YOU CREATE,
BUT WHO YOU CREATE IT WITH.
Our team of designers, marketers and ad buyers are passionate about the creative process. We know your company has a unique story to tell and we strive to tell it in a way that will help your message rise above the rest. Consumers see countless ads and brands every day, but we’ll make sure the right people discover you. We believe in building trusting relationships with our clients so that we can help grow your voice, reach, and bottom line. Can a partnership between your business and our team change the world? Let’s find out.
Looking for a collaborative agency experience? One that believes that bold ideas > boardrooms? Keep on scrolling to meet your new best friends…
With more than twelve years of experience in website design and development, Chris’ focus recently shifted towards better implementing e-commerce marketing and advertising strategies for Handshake’s clients. Previous experiences in corporate, small agency, and freelance environments gave him the knowledge to be able to balance his passion for problem-solving with his intuitive creativity.
When not hard at work, he spends his time working around his yard, cheering on Cleveland sports teams, and enjoying the company of his wife, three children, and their dog.
Pat is the creative mastermind behind Handshake Digital. He holds a B.F.A. in Visual Communication Design from Kent State and works mainly on Handshake Digital’s branding and the more artistic aspects of the designs. He worked as a freelancer for a company in San Francisco, and at a small Cleveland-based agency before founding Handshake Digital with Chris.
Pat spends his free time renovating his house, attending Browns games with his Dad, and playing with his dog, Iggy.
Mallory is a New York native who has a love for keeping ducks in a row. She graduated from Marist College in 2009 with a degree in Business/Marketing. As the Account Executive at Handshake Digital, she interacts with clients on a daily basis while also managing internal workloads for the entire staff.
When she’s not working she’s enjoying time with her husband, three children, Goldendoodle, cooking or going for long runs!
Alicia’s extensive experience as a marketing professional, content creator and event producer gives her the perfect background to serve as a Senior Marketing Specialist for Handshake Digital. Not one to shy away from multitasking, you will find Alicia working on a wide array of our work – from writing content to working directly with clients and everything in-between.
In her spare time, she enjoys teaching yoga around Northeast Ohio, hiking in the Metroparks with her Golden Retriever, Frank, and spending time with loved ones, especially her daughter, Brenna.
One of the resident “Swiss Army Knives” of the agency, Michael has experience working on many different types of projects. Here at Handshake Digital, he can typically be seen elbow deep in coding our WordPress sites or coming up with simple solutions for complex issues.
Stephanie is an experienced digital strategist with an award-winning history. With over 8-years’ experience in national and global agencies, she has an extensive background in digital.
With a number of large-scale brand strategies under her belt she has the knowledge and passion it takes to get brands noticed.
With over 10-years in the media buy and digital space, Phil has extensive knowledge when it comes to Facebook Advertising. Having worked with and scaled a number of global eCommerce brands, he is a trusted expert in delivering a true ROI
Rebecca joined our team in May of 2020 as our digital designer. She helps create brand concepts, social media graphics, print material and so much more. Calling Waterbury, Connecticut home, she is one of many Handshake Digital team members that works for us from home. A 2019 graduate of Full Sail University where she graduated as Valedictorian, she’s officially the most studious person on our team!
When she’s not whipping up some kick ass designs, Rebecca is busy learning guitar, going to concerts (hopefully those start back sometime!) and loves watching movies with her two cats Boo and Luna.
Julia, Handshake’s Junior Marketing Associate, is a graduate of Elon University in North Carolina, where she earned a bachelor of arts in media analytics and a minor in information science. Yeah, you can say she likes data and the details.
Born and raised in Rocky River, Ohio, she’s another member of Handshake’s Northeast Ohio crew and is thrilled to dive right into all aspects of our work.
Jacob is Handshake’s Pacific Northwest representative, providing his expertise in video production from the Seattle area.