Our storytelling defines us

Words and design intentionally paired to win hearts and hook minds

We believe stories

Belong to the listener

Get stronger through prodding

Take our breath away

Our approach sets us apart

Strategy and creativity at the backbone of everything we build

Let’s make progress together

Brand foundation

the who you are and what you do

  • Audience research
  • Naming
  • Messaging and positioning
  • Branding and identity design

Brand experience

the way we spread your story

  • Animations and videos
  • Case studies and ebooks
  • Web design and development
  • Presentations and keynotes

Embedded project management

the on-site team to plot, cultivate, and deliver success

Meet some of our masterminds

Renato Agrella

Partner | LinkedIn

Renato has no fear when it comes to taking the plunge. He happily dives into freezing oceans, and just as freely takes the leap for 2A. As a founding partner, no task is too small and no undertaking too vast, as long as it propels the agency forward.

Renato Agrella

Abby Breckenridge

Partner | LinkedIn

Marketer by trade and manager by passion, Abby has made it her mission to empower her team so they can deliver their best work to clients. She prefers working with whole people who aren’t afraid to bring their creativity to the table.

Abby Breckenridge

Daniel Schmeichler

Partner | LinkedIn

Daniel still reaches for his camera when a scene unfolds. As creative director, his photographer’s eye enables him to see both small details and the big picture. With enough room to explore, he and his team can make anything come into focus.

Daniel Schmeichler

Thad Allen

Designer | LinkedIn

Thad is the sought-after corner piece in all PowerPoint puzzles. His fine tuning reveals a full-picture design that frames the content just right. Final level of a video game, or final round of tweaks, he’s game to take it to the finish line.

Thad Allen

Clinton Bowman

Sr Consultant | LinkedIn

While he wanted to be an FBI agent, Clinton now spends his days investigating crimes against marketing, and solving cases of mistaken messaging. He always shines the spotlight on the story and makes sure his clients can capture their customers.

Clinton Bowman

Nick Dwyer

Sr Consultant | LinkedIn

Nick wanted to be a cartographer as a kid. These days he helps clients chart a course through choppy information and land on clear narratives. Still an adventurer at heart, he’s equally willing to explore the jungles of the Congo or the depths of messaging and positioning frameworks.  

Nick Dwyer

Melanie Hodgman

Ops Manager | LinkedIn

Mel was made for the mountains. With a lifetime of outdoor education under her belt, she’s keen on scaling operational challenges and bringing the whole team along with her. Her commitment to inclusivity means we’ll all reach the top.

Melanie Hodgman

Laurie Krisman

Sr Consultant | LinkedIn

With dreams of being a movie star as a kid, Laurie now takes a showstopping approach to consulting. She loves shining the spotlight on her clients, nailing down plot lines in deliverables, and building assets that get noticed.

Laurie Krisman

Guangyi Li

Designer | LinkedIn

Li has a sixth sense—he can detect the feeling of brands. Some are cheeky, others are warm and fuzzy. This talent makes him such an exceptional designer and enables him to construct brands that truly connect on a deeper level.

Guangyi Li

Kyle Luikart

Consultant | LinkedIn

Inspired by robots and all things mechanical, Kyle channeled his love of the meticulous into a quest for organization. But he does one better than machines. He uses his non-artificial intelligence to devise creative solutions and unite teams.

Kyle Luikart

Erin McCaul

Program Manager | LinkedIn

Erin is the nexus between devs and marketers, fluent in both, and at home in the middle. With a goal in life to strike balance, she believes in equal ratios of work and play, beer and coffee, mountains and sunshine, and consulting and sprints.

Erin McCaul

Katy Nally

Sr Storyteller | LinkedIn

Katy is a digger, of information and earth. It just depends if her clients want an eBook or some endive. She helps companies across industries find their voices and speak the language of their audience. She’s also fluent in tomatoes.

Katy Nally

Rachel Sacks

Sr Designer | LinkedIn

Rachel would prefer to spotlight her dog, Baker, but then we wouldn’t know about her amazing design skills. Unlike Baker, Rachel’s talents go far beyond sit and stay. Her portfolio includes packaging, branding, and fine art. How bow-wow that!

Rachel Sacks

Kelly Schermer

Sr Storyteller | LinkedIn

Just because it’s tech talk, doesn’t mean it should be boring. Kelly taps her eclectic background—from biochemistry to children’s books—to infuse the unexpected into otherwise dry stories. Her ideas are proven to lengthen attention spans. 

Kelly Schermer

Guy Schoonmaker

Consultant | LinkedIn

Once upon a time Guy developed fundraising campaigns for universities. In a plot twist, he now applies that expertise in working with 2A’s higher ed and B2B tech clients. He’s helped schools and companies alike find their happily ever after.

Guy Schoonmaker

Drue Stewart

Controller | LinkedIn

Drue is the fire ant of finance. She handles 100 times her weight in data, navigates the dark tunnels of CRMs, and calls attention to problems with a little nip on the heel. Sugary sweets motivate her just as much as spreadsheets.

Drue Stewart

Mitchell Thompson

Developer | LinkedIn

Mitch can talk the computer talk. He enjoys chatting in code to make websites shine and connect to users. Faced with a web design curveball, he’ll catch it with his sharp know-how and strong Google fu.

Mitchell Thompson

Sarah Silva

Sr Consultant | LinkedIn

Sarah’s superpower is bringing people together. By email, conference room, or phone, she fights B2B tech challenges by uniting her clients with her team of creatives. Her only kryptonite is any reality TV on Bravo.

Sarah Silva

Annie Unruh

Sr Designer | LinkedIn

Datasheets or devil’s food cake, Annie knows the recipe for deliciously designed end products. It helps that websites and cookies have a lot in common—they’re all about structure, user experience, and flow. One taste and you’re hooked.

Annie Unruh

Annie Wegrich

Sr Consultant | LinkedIn

Through many late nights with her nose in a novel, Annie cultivated her way with words. At her day job you’ll find her putting her word-wise noggin to use—whether she’s reviving listless marketing jargon or landing the perfect header in a datasheet.

Annie Wegrich

Aaron Wendel

Animation Lead | LinkedIn

It all starts with a sketchy scribble in his notebook. From there, Aaron commands animations into being with the force of 1,000 suns. His commitment to artistry and attention to detail shine through in unexpected designs that tell a story.

Aaron Wendel

From disruptors to trendsetters

We work with the best and build the brightest

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