UNITED IN VISION

Our team is brought together by our vision to creatively solve business problems, leveraging our unique histories to build best-in-class programs. We skillfully juggle design, content, and the digital world to create meaningful stories for diverse clients and their audiences. 

FOUNDERS

Traci Peebles-Jones

TRACI JONES, CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER

For over 20 years Traci has guided large, multi-faceted programs, developed and implemented strategies at scale, and has tirelessly collaborated with diverse teams to reach business goals. As director of marketing she has worked inside brands and with agency clients to establish foundational marketing programs, orchestrate events across the nation, and create successful brand and communications strategies. A sprinkling of brands Traci has worked with; Discover, AT&T, and Microsoft.

 

Traci is able to build bridges between art and science to create best-in-class marketing plans and brand stories. She anchors all of her work to the design thinking ideology—a repeatable, human-centered methodology for creative problem solving and innovation. She believes this approach is critical to creating truly impactful stories.

Jana Kopp

JANA KOPP, CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

With over a decade of digital marketing experience, Jana’s no stranger to the power of when a business problem meets the whiteboard. From small business marketing on the brand side to a senior director role at a fast-paced agency, Jana's learned that leading and listening are equal players on the road to success. She’s worked closely with B2B, B2C, and nonprofit clients, helping businesses find their competitive niche, understand their target audiences and develop a unique brand story.

 

She’s happiest when she’s driving integrated marketing strategies to deepen customer engagement and drive results. Account director, brand advocate, strategist, teacher, maker, doer... she brings an open mind and a sincere, creative, and focused approach to all that she does. Let’s collaborate!

CORE TEAM

The Swell Co-Lab’s collective experience in Portland agencies, inside brands, and participation in events such as Design Week PDX has solidified strong and lasting relationships with talent ranging from producers to illustrators, motion designers to data analysts. It’s like six degrees of Kevin Bacon but it’s only one degree of separation. You need trusted and vetted talent and we either have it or we have immediate access to it. 

 

Our team has celebrated triumphs, braved the Willamette River on paddleboards, enjoyed countless happy hours, and dog-sat each other’s pups. We have been in the trenches, suffered failures, and picked each other up. It’s not often you get the opportunity to choose your people and it’s one we don’t take for granted.

Deanna Rizzo

Program Manager

Jeffery Frankenhauser

Designer + Illustrator

Jennifer Soulagnet

Senior Copywriter

Nicole Marsh

Graphic Designer + Educator

Nicole Bittner

Graphic Designer

JEFFery Frankenhauser

Nicole Marsh

Nicole BITTNER

jennifer soulagnet

Deanna Rizzo

THE SWELL MANTRA

WE ARE CURIOUS EXPLORERS & OPPORTUNITY SEEKERS 

who believe in the power of asking tough questions. 


We believe that

WORKING SMART & WORKING HARD

are synonymous.

WE TREAT OUR CLIENTS LIKE OUR CRUSH

We put them at the center of everything we do
(and occasionally send them love notes).

We are flexible, nimble, and

CONFRONT CHANGE HEAD-ON.

WE ALWAYS KILL 'EM WITH KINDNESS

 and follow the advice of Kendrick Lamar to “be humble.”