One of New Hampshire's most well-connected businessmen under 40, Zac is the epitome of an entrepreneur. Having built four New Hampshire-based businesses from the ground up, he recognized marketing as a vital component of any successful company. So he did what any entrepreneur would do and started his own marketing company with co-founder Julia Ahumada. Now, Zac shares his business and marketing insights with Vital Design's clients.
Julia Ahumada, co-founder of Vital Design, is the driving force behind Vital's creative services. Since she founded Vital, Julia has been advocating for her clients through the creative process. Her background in multimedia, design and print make her a star in New Hampshire's marketing community. Before starting Vital, Julia expanded her design experience at Quantic Communications, a high-tech multimedia marketing firm in Andover, MA.
Jesse's experience has found him working in Boston's mobile start-up industry where he functioned as UI designer and graphic artist. Jesse then moved into the world of web design and development and has produced a vast portfolio of interactive websites. Functioning as both a print designer and primary web developer Jesse manages the production of all major design/devlopment projects at Vital. Jesse holds a BFA from Plymouth State University, with a concentration in graphic design.
Chris Getman is an experienced account executive and project manager who brings a wealth of knowledge in SEO, online marketing and branding to Vital. Before joining the Vital team, Chris worked as an account executive at MicroArts in Greenland, NH, and as a product management specialist for Measured Progress in Dover, NH. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Venture Creation.
Jess works with the management team, contributing to the development and implementation of organization strategies, policies and practices. She has a diverse marketing background with experience marketing for Fortune 500 companies in Boston and New York. Jess holds a B.A. in business administration with a concentration in marketing and finance from Northeastern University.
Lori has been working in marketing and advertising since 2004 to ensure her clients’ needs are met in a timely fashion, well within budget and always with a smile. Her vast project management experience in the hospitality, tourism and service sectors have led her to work with such clients as New Hampshire Travel and Tourism, full-service Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Renaissance Hotels, select-service properties, as well as several independent hotels and resorts, spas, restaurants, golf clubs and more. Lori is excited to bring her project management, print and digital production, brand building and copywriting experience to the Vital Design team.
Experienced in conceptualization and ideation of marketing and brand strategy, Liz is a talented manager who helps keep the production team on target and on schedule. Liz has a strong foundation in market research, implementing both qualitative and quantitative projects including website usability testing and evaluation for leading national and multinational companies. Beyond research, her skills include digital marketing, social media outreach, email campaign development, sales and PR support programs, and event marketing. In her free time, Liz enjoys cooking, golfing (well, trying at least), playing tennis, skiing, fishing, doing DIY projects and embracing New England. Liz holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of New Hampshire.
Ali brings a wealth of graphic design skill and experience to Vital's visual projects. Before coming to Vital, Ali worked as a freelance designer and illustrator and at a startup software/web development company in Nashua, NH. Ali graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine FL with a BA in Graphic Design and a minor in Fine Arts. Her focus at Vital involves creating aesthetic and innovative solutions to any and all design challenges.
Scott is a graphic designer whose specialties include branding and identity, print, layout, editorial and package design. His technical skills include InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. When he’s not at Vital, Scott enjoys a huge variety of outdoor sports and activities, including mountain biking, rock climbing, snowboard, camping and white water rafting. His other hobbies include letterpress printing and photography. Scott holds a B.S. in graphic design with a minor in advertising from Pensacola Christian College.
An experienced web developer who works across all major platforms and content management systems, David Currier integrates his knowledge of web development with a strong sense of inbound linking, SEO and analysis. Prior to joining the Vital team, David was an SEO specialist and web developer at a leading SEO firm and ran his own web design and SEO company. He studied web design and interactive media at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Doug heads up Vital Design’s social media marketing department, where he works to help clients build brand equity and drive sales leads using social media. He takes a rigorously analytical approach to social media, and believes that social media is only as good as the inbound marketing strategy that drives it.
Before joining the Vital team, Doug was the marketing and social media manager for the New York YMCA camp for three years. He attended the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY.
Ellen’s areas of expertise include copywriting, blogging, video production, public relations and SEO copywriting. She drives content strategy for client projects and for Vital.
Ellen's background in journalism and editing makes her a natural fit to head up Vital's content production team. She worked as News Editor of The New Hampshire and as an arts reporter at The Hippo in Manchester NH. She graduated from UNH with a double major BA in journalism and Spanish.
Senior Account Manager, SEO, Creative and Web Strategy, Copywriter, Blogger
Ali Brennen Senior Designer, Brand Strategy
Elizabeth Sullivan Account Manager
Doug Ridley Social Media Manager, SEO & Inbound Marketing
We’re constantly listening and growing, and our relentless curiosity means that we’re always applying the latest skills and technologies to the work we do.
Our team is ready to work with you to create a marketing solution that fits your needs, vision and budget. We’re driven by our passion for creating websites and marketing pieces that get results (and look darn good doing it). Contact us today to talk about your marketing strategy.