About Shinebox

Meet Shinebox

Twenty-two brand strategists, brand story experts, and studio creatives that create disruptor brands and capture success.

Meet the Shineboxers.

The people who make it happen.

  • Becky Sabir


    Becky is our Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer, who specializes in strategically focusing the business for future growth, aligning human resources, speaking three languages and making sure Shineboxers are shiny, happy people.

  • Randy Larson


    Chief Creative Officer Randy has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. He focuses on the 30,000-foot view, with a client base that includes 3M, Procter & Gamble, Best Buy, Unilever, Pillsbury, Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farm, Pace, Franco American, Prego, Orville Redenbacher’s, Slim Jim, Act II and Dairy Queen.

  • Nancy Prososki


    Nancy is our Chief Client Services Officer, with 18 years of B2B and B2C marketing experience. She specializes in building strategic partnerships with clients, anticipating needs, connecting brands to people and making quick yet sound decisions.

  • Sigrid Nord

    We all look up to Sigrid — literally, because she’s gloriously tall. But we also look up to her because she’s a talented trailblazer and astute business manager — traits she honed working in leadership roles at Target, Life Time Fitness, Fame, and Little. As Director of Strategy and Client Engagement she uses her 20 years of experience to develop brand and communications strategy for retail, consumer products/packaged goods, medical, financial, B2B and more.  

  • Kris Dunlap

    As Creative Director/Content, Kris specializes in compelling storytelling, interpreting audience insights and traveling the film festival circuit with her quirky shorts. Her 20+ years of writing experience include a 10-year stint at the Star Tribune.

  • Eric Bundy

    Creative Director Eric has a knack for harnessing B2B and consumer insights, leading teams and refreshing brands. His 20+ years of experience include roles at Best Buy, Graco and Star Tribune.

  • Erik Olson

    Triple-talented Copywriter Erik possesses skills as art director, content expert and avid doodler. With more than 20 years in the biz, he specializes in brainstorming breakthrough concepts, perfecting audience voice and writing clever headlines.

  • Meredeth Barzen

    After winning the WordMasters Challenge in 3rd grade, Copywriter Meredeth brought her skills to Regis and SidewalkDog.com before landing at Shinebox. Our go-to girl specializes in obsessing over grammar and creating crisp, concise content.

  • Mike Will

    Proofreader Mike has 15 years of experience, with past gigs at Target, Best Buy and Thomson Reuters. He holds a paralegal degree and a masters in business communication and specializes in memorizing brand guidelines, detecting minuscule errors and polishing his magnifying glass.

  • Linda Goodvin

    Linda is our Director of Client Services who specializes in managing people and projects. She’s mixed big picture thinking with a passion for detail across 20+ years of branding experience in everything from 3M, HealthEast and St. Jude Medical to every channel in the food industry, with roles at General Mills and Baker Associates.

  • Mary Burger

    Senior Art Director Mary has 22 years of B2B and consumer experience for clients such as Target, Cargill, Allina, United Hospital, Marvin Windows, Select Comfort, Wells Fargo and 3M. She specializes in big-picture concepting, detailed design, smart strategy and intuitive UX.

  • Roger Shaide

    Roger is a Senior Art Director with 20 years of experience, including 14 years at the Star Tribune. Truly a jack-of-all-trades, his love of marketing and advertising is balanced by his love of minimalist furniture design and making pottery in his studio.

  • Robert Pflaum

    Rob, an Art Director whose 10 years in the biz include time at Target, specializes in design, branding and typography — with a dash of illustration. He appreciates the parallels between design and hip hop: creativity, individual style and a sense of community.

  • Kelley Stafne

    Kelley is a Senior Art Director with more than 20 years of experience working on 3M accounts. She specializes in creating POPs that pop, breathing life into in-store displays and elevating brands.

  • Jenny Johns

    Jenny is our ace-in-the-hole Art Director who’s two parts print, one part digital. She specializes in project deep diving, creating clean design and convincing us she’s not related to Jimmy Johns.

  • Scott Dutcher

    As Director/Production Art, Dutch specializes in Photoshop composition and retouching and ensuring files are print-ready. He has 23 years of experience, including a stint at PHM, and prefers his Scotch neat and single-malt.

  • Sunny Johnson

    Senior Production Designer Sunny has worked in five different states over three decades. She specializes in lightning-fast print production, graphic design and, for fun, pieces that combine photography and mosaic glass.

  • Laura Hanser

    As our point person for every job, every day, Studio Manager Laura specializes in trafficking jobs, getting collateral produced and behind-the-scenes multitasking. She’s been in the biz for more than 25 years, with time spent at Bozell, BBDO, Martin Williams and PMH.

  • Jill Anderson

    Senior Project Manager Jill considers herself part conductor, part librarian and part interpreter. With 25 years of project management experience, including a position at Optum, she’s better at recalling a years-old job number than the name of an old friend.

  • Jason Cook

    Jason is a Project Manager specializing in keeping projects moving, producing videos and honing his innate photography skills. His 14 years of experience includes 12 years as a photojournalist, where he was on the scene for everything from tornados to sporting events — even managing photo coverage of the 35W bridge collapse.

  • Amy Deutschman

    Our Office Manager Amy is punctual and positive, whether she’s answering phones, filing, sending out packages or greeting Shinebox guests. A natural organizer who sorts her closet by colors, she’s been inducing daily smiles for three years.

  • Brett Schnacky

    Brett is our Senior Art Director/Motion whose expertise includes design, animation, videography, editing and visual effects. Pairing award-winning storytelling with thoughtful execution, he has collaborated with such world-class clients as Coca-Cola, MillerCoors, Nike, Nintendo and the 2008 Obama Campaign.

  • Stephanie Cone

    Stephanie is an energetic Project Manager who always wears a smile, even when leading teams through the weeds of a difficult project. With roots in graphic design, she has 10+ years of experience working on both print and interactive projects at Target, The Lacek Group and Wunderman.

  • Lisa Balzo

    What do Justin Timberlake, the Green Bay Packers, cheesecake and Shinebox clients have in common? Their own devoted cheerleader: Lisa Balzo. As Account Executive, she leverages seven years of account management experience to help her champion the marketing needs of clients — stopping at nothing to get the job done. And get it done right.

  • Nahil Khalife

    Senior Art Director Nahil, a.k.a. “Smalls,” hails from Beirut, Lebanon, and brings five years of experience and three languages to the Shinebox family. She loves music, beer and doesn’t have a problem with tight deadlines — she planned her entire wedding in a day.

  • Jana Solberg

    As Senior Project Manager, Jana is always willing to roll up her sleeves, dive in and be an everyday hero for Shinebox clients. She prides herself on overseeing the what, where and when of all aspects of a project from start to finish. She’s always looking for efficiencies to keep things moving — just ask her about the zipper merge.

  • Danny Ostrowski

    Our Design Director, Danny, leads the Shinebox studio creative team with his three decades of design and marketing experience. He’s outstanding at strategic design, compelling shopper experiences and karaoke duets. He likes his design exactly like he likes his coffee — strong.

  • Michael Zaspel

    Michael is our Interactive Creative Director and we’re positive he’s the right man for the job. In fact, his positivity and creativity are what clients love about him. His seven years in the business show in his interactive storytelling and ability to create unique user experiences. His only negative? He won the ugly holiday sweater trophy the day before the contest.

Join our team.

Shinebox is a Brand Story agency.

Creating ideas from insights about your audience. Ideas that tell a brand story built on shared values. Ideas that build community and create success.