The visionary creative
Susan is the Simple Truth rock star who has built a career of 20-plus years as a creative director upon intrepid and surprising design. She leads our team with spot-on intuition and spark, and she challenges us to be risk-takers who boldly question the status quo. With her steering the ship, whatever brands she touches are in good hands.
The ace in the hole
Mark is Simple Truth’s larger-than-life lead writer, ECD and secret weapon. Drawing on over 30 years of experience (including at FCB on both sides of the Atlantic), he is an agile and unassuming leader whose mild-mannered temperament belies an inventive and unstoppable spirit that infects everyone his work touches.
The best in class
Simple Truth’s gold standard brings over 20 years of experience and an encyclopedia of solutions every day. Rhonda’s classic style and collaboration skills combine to push clients to greatness. If you ever wonder why we love what we do at Simple Truth, why we’re healthy, why we stay: it’s Rhonda’s influence.
The ST Three
If they had their way, Susan, Mark and Rhonda wouldn’t be at the top of this page. They’d be ordered alphabetically with the rest of us. But they were outnumbered, so they get top billing. Because the rest of us wouldn’t be here and we wouldn’t work the way we work if they hadn’t started something special at Simple Truth.
For over 10 years, our brand activator has shown a consistent ability to generate client-shifting ideas. Steve crafts unexpected and spot-on brand platforms with enthusiasm and energy. He’s one of our biggest thinkers and possesses a vault of understated creative energy.
Jonah’s boldness and drive are what make him so valuable. Never afraid to deliver something that pushes the envelope, his buoyant enthusiasm and team-first nature keep Simple Truth pulsing with life. He sweats and bleeds for his colleagues and his clients.
Cathy loves the details. Like, truly loves them. And we’re glad she does. Thanks to her tireless preparation and eagle eye, her projects begin and end with everyone — clients and creatives — on the same page. She’s thorough, thoughtful and so efficient that it’s borderline ridiculous.
Mistress over chaos, gear turner, trouble shooter, organizer, timeline enforcer, efficiency bringer. When things get messy, Ashley’s at her best, creating order with ease and moving projects forward. Her project management bridges our teams so we can all deliver our best. Stick with Ashley, and it’s
Our resident MFA word wrangler is a creative strategist first and foremost. For over 15 years, Claudine has effortlessly harnessed her clients’ spirit. She can tackle projects that are big in scope and complexity, and she transforms them into meaningful, simply expressed stories.
Sharon’s gift is eliminating the unnecessary so the necessary can speak. She energizes and inspires her team to create and craft words that perfectly fit the brand. Others think outside the box. For more than 25 years, Sharon has been turning boxes upside down and giving them a good shake.
The life of the party
Simple Truth’s living, breathing one-liner generator, Jason keeps us in stitches and his clients awestruck by the power and truth in his words. Drawing on 15 years of experience, he’ll boldly drop the mic after a legendary line, and he’ll take you by surprise with his heart of gold.
A fearless experimenter with an eye for print and interactive alike, Drew’s design generates excitement, emotion and engagement. He brings two decades of experience to the table, and his boldness and artistic chops help clients make the intangible tangible.
A natural design strategist, Brea is a dynamite developer, articulator and activator of client brands. She excels at shaping raw materials into an artistic final vision. She can really see what her clients need and drive the most authentic way to communicate it — a rare and invaluable skill.
The obstacle smasher
Before landing at Simple Truth, this ambitious Aussie was in New York, shaping big brands and helping small ones get noticed. Now he challenges us to bring our best every day, with an ever-moving engine and an ability to deliver results. He innovates, elevates and moves mountains for his clients.
With degrees from both coasts and top-shelf agency and consulting experience, we look to Mande for guidance, professionalism and thoughtful leadership. Her glass is always half-full, and her diplomatic demeanor is a steady influence on her clients and co-workers.
The quiet storm
It happens fast — a subtle nod. It’s easy to miss. The moment Jeff finds his muse. After 15 years, he’s learned to lead by listening. Under the noise, there’s nuance. Amongst the chaos, there’s clarity. Behind his quiet demeanor, a storm of creativity brews, ready to breathe life into brands.
The culture creator
With over 20 years of accounting experience, Janice gives us influential financial leadership. And with a masters in kinesiology, it’s no accident that our lunchtime personal training sessions are encouraged. She hears us and steers us, and shapes our future with care.
The humble hero
Is the Internet down? Are the printers acting up? Does someone in the office have a problem of any kind? Cesar is on it. Plus, he’s Apple-certified and skilled in web development, print production and color management. His steady demeanor reminds us daily: “Keep calm. Just reboot.”
He’s a senior statesman of our original design team. He's a ready-to-help answer machine. He might be a superhero. To work with Mick on a project is to know that consistent leadership and authoritative design are taken care of. He’s simply the best.
The first impression
It was the strangest thing. A little while back, stuff just started getting done around here. Why wasn’t anyone taking credit? Turns out it was because of Maura. Want someone with an unrelenting work ethic, a willingness to serve and a genuine aura of humility? Well, you can’t have her. She’s ours.
This Midwesterner by way of California is every UIC freshman’s favorite 2D form and color theory adjunct professor. Her design sensibility is informed by an architectural background and extensive work in textile design, photography and graphic installations.
The voice of reason
Simple Truth’s calm, cool and collected writer built brands in New York for a decade before relocating to Chicago and learning the ways of deep dish pizza. His resume includes stints in the travel and outdoor industries, as well as a stretch on the publisher side with The New York Times.
Need an injection of boldness? Tony is your go-to. He brings a bottomless well of ideas in the brainstorming phase and delivers stunning experiences when it’s all said and done. For over 10 years, he’s artfully crafted visual communications for brands both global and local.