Matt is a visionary business builder. Since founding Nominee from his spare bedroom in 2010, Matt has been the force behind single-handedly building the studio into a nationally competing boutique agency, with an impressive range of clients like Goodwill, Chevy Music Showcase, and ATO Records. His zeal for excellence, endurance, and vision for success are what keeps the Nominee machine running 24/7.
In 2014, Matt was recognized as one of the Business Time’s 20 Under Forty and has a decade of design and creative direction experience.
Matt is also very active in the music industry, currently recording and touring with his band Matt Stansberry & the Romance, as well as being a consultant on various music projects, and a voting member of The Grammys. He also enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.
Natalie is a creative powerhouse, the happy medium of big-picture vision and detail-oriented execution. She can take on just about anything, from full scale creative direction & brand strategy to storytelling and concept development. Always curious, Natalie is constantly searching for the next big idea for our clients and what can move our industry forward.
In 2017 Natalie was awarded the Top Ten Creatives in Oklahoma award by AIGA Oklahoma and has given talks on branding at the American Marketing Association Oklahoma chapter, Night School, and AIGA.
If we asked our clients to describe Tim in one word, it would be "amazing." Tim is our web guru and with him, anything is possible. Constantly thinking one step ahead, Tim usually has the solution ready and tested before you even ask the question. Yeah, he's that good.
His passion for web design and development extends into the community, where he is an adjunct professor at Oklahoma Christian University teaching web design and development classes. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Cara, and his daughter, Hazel.
Meet the captain of our studio. Callie runs a tight ship managing our busy schedule, keeping things organized, and making sure the Nominee machine is always running smoothly. Not only does she know inner workings of Nominee like the back of her hand, but she is the first person to greet you with a smile when you walk in the door, and she’s passionate about creating remarkable experiences for our clients.
Callie loves discussing movie pop-culture, especially Wes Anderson movies (The Darjeeling Limited is her absolute favorite- don’t try to say otherwise), is a thrifting guru, and she enjoys experimenting in photography with her Minolta film camera.
Christian is a hand-lettering prodigy. Self-taught in the fine art of letter-crafting and illustration, he started his own freelance business at the age of 18. Not long after, we hired him as our designer where blowing minds with his type skills is a regular occurrence. When he's not in the studio, he's most likely creating another design tutorial for his YouTube channel, or dropping in skate parks around the city.
If you want to meet someone who gets fired up about attention to detail, chat with Autumn. She’s our go-to when it comes to paying attention to the smallest details in design; it invigorates her to know that every detail in a project has a home. Besides being an organization wizard, Autumn is also the most perceptive member of our team – her insight is what makes her a vital resource for our clientele.
Autumn’s extracurricular activities include an unparalleled gusto for all things Oktoberfest (she loves an ice-cold mug filled to the brim with Left Hand Milk Stout), and spending time with her daughter, Olive, and her husband, Justin.
Avery is our most versatile designer. With a strong design foundation in vector illustration and digital design, Avery knows what it takes to make a brand work at any scale. Never intimidated by a challenge, Avery is able to find the solution to just about anything. His true passion is developing brands to tell a compelling story, and helping clients realize that what makes them unique is what makes them stand out. Avery's strong conceptual mindset shines when you hear him talk about the research behind his work.
When Avery's not in the studio, you'll usually find him skateboarding, going to music shows around town, and reading manga—he’s even considering cosplaying as Canti, a robot with a TV head, armed with an electric guitar, at the next convention.
Zac is a senior communication design major at OC. His favorite part of web development is problem solving. Zac pushes his skills on every project, looking for functionality to make each one unique.
Outside of being a developing phenomenon, Zac spends time in the outdoors—fishing, backpacking, and rock climbing.
Natalie is a senior design major at UCO. Her favorite thing about design is how powerful it can be, changing a client’s perception of everything from brand standards to their worldview.
When she’s not crushing it as our design intern, you can find her hiking, climbing, and exploring the outdoors.
Caleb is a senior communication design major at OC. He finds that the challenge of solving puzzles is what he enjoys most about web development.
Besides being a digital mastermind, Caleb plays percussion, travels, and enjoys catching up on all things pop culture.