Like a baby bird taking flight Ben has grown Elegant Seagulls from a one-man operation to one of the largest agencies in MI. As creative director he oversees all things design. When not cracking hilarious jokes Ben enjoys surfing, snowboarding, CrossFit, and spending time with his family and two dogs.
For over a third of his life, John immersed himself in the world of e-commerce. As vice president of marketing he successfully developed & led a multimillion-dollar outdoor industry retailer. John brings well-rounded experience and multi-industry knowledge to the Elegant Seagulls team along with Fantasy Football expertise.
Forged in the fires of Alpha, Michigan Gene looked to hone his skills at Northern Michigan University, earning a BS in Network Computing and a minor in Art & Design – a true double threat. When not writing a code or pushing pixels, Gene enjoys an active lifestyle riding bikes, CrossFit, snowboarding, and getting juiced like Rambo.
On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha, somewhere between the introduction of the floppy disk and Operation Desert Storm, Tom realized he had a passion for all things design. Tom worked for numerous agencies before finding a warm corner at Elegant Seagulls to hone skills, drink coffee and plot the ruling of the world with his fellow seagulls.
Prior to taking flight with Elegant Seagulls Chris has dedicated over 10 years of his life to community service and youth development. A graduate from both Specs Howard School Of Media Arts and Northern Michigan University he has refined his ability to communicate across a variety of mediums. If not coding and crafting pixels at Elegant Seagulls you will find him at concerts, volunteering, or making music with his Dad.
An ex-East Coaster and always a Michigander, Mike was thrilled to join the Seagull flock after working in the action sports and automotive industry. Mike handles brand building and design for Elegant Seagulls - mixed with a splash of copywriting. When not in front of the screen, Mike is often spotted in his natural habitat with a fishing pole in hand.
Between collecting plaid shirts and being the Official Unofficial Ambassador of the Upper Peninsula, Bugsy brings the team his knowledge of web development, marketing, and social media. A native of Baraga, and graduate of Michigan State University, he has settled into Marquette where he also works on Yooper Steez and practices the art of beard growing.
Reigning from a summit atop the Rocky Mountains, Jim found himself a home with Elegant Seagulls after working as a U/I Designer for Northern Michigan University. After a hard days work you can find him shredding licks, whipping discs or hammering out pixels in Adobe Illustrator.
Hailing from the sprawling Metropolis of Amasa, Michigan. Joe practiced his passion for Illustration and Graphic Design at Northern Michigan University. As an artist he enjoys blurring the lines between illustration, design and street art. When not scribbling in his sketchbook, Joe is commanding funky fresh beats.
Sneak Dribbble peak of what we are currently working on.