Meet Artsy Geek
Our Strategy Lies In Our Name
Artsy Geek was born at the intersection of cutting-edge technology and innovative design.
Our ARTSYNESS lies in not only great design, but in the art of collaboration.
Our GEEKINESS lies in our solid skills under the hood and commitment to keeping up with the latest and greatest in the ever-changing digital landscape.
There’s nothing we love more than hearing our clients say, “I love it!”
This tells us we’ve captured your essence, bottled it successfully, and packaged it in a way your audience will also love. Our goal is to give you this level of satisfaction with everything we create.
Artsy Geek Founder Jen Heller has been turning ‘meh’ into magic since the earliest days of the internet, building and selling her first website in high school and honing her skills in college. After an early career in nonprofit work, Jen realized she was an entrepreneur at heart. She’s leveraged her wealth of experience to help small businesses and organizations sparkle ever since.
Established in 2010, Artsy Geek is a marketing agency offering you stellar design work without sticker shock prices.
We launch businesses and transform brands with stunning visual identities and enchanting brand stories that speak to your audience in their language.
Artsy Geek dives in to find what makes your business magical, learning as much as we can about you to capture the color, shape, and personality of your services.
Our tight-knit, talented team works closely with you to turn the ordinary into extraordinary, creating spectacular logos, websites, and content that shines. We make sure your messaging is consistent, your campaigns are cohesive, and your communications are stylish, polished, and strategic.
With Artsy Geek as your partner, you can relax and concentrate on doing what you do best, knowing that we’re here doing what we do best–every jaunty step of the way. (And we’re pretty fun to work with, too.)
Let’s make magic!
Jennifer “Jen” Heller
Creative Director & Brand Strategist
Known to some as “Jen of Jenfest”, Jen comes from a long line of female entrepreneurs. Her obsession with marketing and design started at a young age; she launched her first business at the age of twelve, a crochet pop-up.
Jennifer thrives on analytics and numbers. Tracking the effectiveness of your marketing efforts is the foundation of any campaign.
She built her first website when the internet happened and has been working with solopreneurs and non-profits for 20 years (gasp!). She’s a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner and lifetime student of brain science. She is known for her uncanny intuition, out-of-the-box ideas, dedication to strategy and appreciation for details – which she brings to all of Artsy Geek’s client work.
With Artsy Geek’s DIY resources, Jen combines marketing and branding expertise with real, actionable reprogramming of your brain to achieve unprecedented results in your life and your business.
Family Matters: Jen lives with her husband, three cats, and two kiddos in sunny San Leandro, California.
Little Known Fact: Once Jen traveled the world (ok…the US) slinging Super Sponges at County Fairs. These super absorbent and super sanitary gems gave her indispensable insight into sales and the human mind.
The Artsy Geek Team
Michael is keenly attuned to the nature of running a small business, which he’s done for a handful of companies over the last 15 years. In the Ops Director role for Artsy Geek, he experiences the dual joys of keeping a marketing agency running smoothly and delivering amazing designs to help your organization thrive.
Secret Power: Michael is an engaged listener who ensures that your needs will be heard, noted, and met on time!
Becca loves to juggle (metaphorically) and very much wishes she could juggle (literally). Her career has spanned research, sales, marketing, operations, and project management, with a passion for writing and editing holding fast throughout. Her work as a project manager for Artsy Geek lets her indulge in plenty of calendar worship and detail-sorting to keep things moving, while giving her daily opportunities to share her experienced perspective on design and marketing for small businesses.
Secret Power: Fun! She knows that a little joke can be just the thing a team needs to reboot their synapses and get unstuck, so they can finally solve that problem.
Lead Graphic Designer
Leanne’s style is unique and versatile. She ensures that all of Artsy Geek’s clients have truly stellar logos and graphic design. Leanne is a trained fine artist who works with inspired mastery in a variety of mediums.
Secret Power: A truly creative and multi-faceted designer, Leanne loves to learn! From animation to audio editing, she’s always discovering new skills.
Digital Marketing “Geek”/Coordinator
Sarah works closely with her co-workers to make sure jobs are completed smoothly and on-time, while also helping to brainstorm and execute new digital marketing strategies. She previously worked in the podcast advertising industry, and gained a familiarity with website creation while studying digital humanities in college.
Secret Power: Sarah is the go-to person for knowing the latest digital and social media trends and following the ever-changing internet culture.
Lead Web Developer
Tak came to web programming by way of an MFA in Fine Art — a circuitous but lucky route. He brings his innovative and creative spirit to all of Artsy Geek’s technical work, ensuring our sites load quickly and are coded to the highest (and current) standard.
Secret Power: Tak is always looking for opportunities to improve the Artsy Geek codebase and processes.
OUR CORE VALUES
Have Vison. Be Creative. Aim for Excellence. Be Accountable. Proactively Communicate. Be Collaborative. Be Thoughtful. Have Fun.
We are changemakers, shapeshifters, groundbreakers, and wizards.
We are a marketing agency that can truly understand the essence of your brand and can infuse new energy into your business.