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STORY

Every LOOK client is different. What you need drives what we do. From the big-picture strategy to the fine details of an integrated campaign. Branding and identity. Advertising and collateral. Interactive and direct. Any or all. Some clients want us on their agency roster to add depth and a different perspective. For others, we’re the full-service agency of record. The common thread? We’re obsessive about your objectives. What are you looking for?

SERVICES

  • Advertising
    Print
    Digital
    Outdoor
  • Branding
    Positioning
    Strategy
    Architecture
    Messaging
    Naming
    Identity
    Guidelines
  • Marketing
    Collateral
    Direct Marketing
    Employee Communications
    Executive and Sales Presentations
    Infographics
    Integrated Campaigns
    Social Marketing
    Strategy
    Trade Shows/Events
    Wayfinding
    Websites

TEAM


  • Mary Schwedhelm

    LOOK Co-Visionary
    marys@look-agency.com

    After hitting a few creative home runs for large clients like Wells Fargo in her design business, Mary decided to multiply her impact. She co-founded LOOK and extended her creative talents and strategic marketing expertise to such global clients as KLA-Tencor, Applied Biosystems, Brocade, Visa, Schwab, Santa Clara Health and Hospital System, Dignity Healthcare, and City of San Carlos. Mary loves being at the intersection of business and design, delivering the one-two punch that a strong strategy plus great creative achieves for her clients.

    FunMeter: Grilling in the backyard and boating in Lake Tahoe with my family.

    ROI: Helping our non-profit clients create campaigns that end up really making a difference in people’s lives.

    Passions: Everything visual: art, advertising, fashion, photography… and
    college towns—I’m crazy about college towns.

    Quote: “I love fire drills. The tighter the jam, the more I smile and nod.”

  • Betsy Todd

    LOOK Co-Visionary
    betsyt@look-agency.com

    One day, early in the new millennium, Betsy Todd looked out the window and had a meaningful conversation with her subconscious. She decided it was time. Time to remove the layer between her strategic and creative talents and clients. Within weeks, she co-founded LOOK and began to collaborate directly with world-class companies such as Visa, Brocade, Charles Schwab, Union Bank, and Cisco. Today, Betsy proves that being “layer-free” and working directly with leaders can yield impressive results. Betsy is happier than ever. And so are her clients. She is one of a few awarded 2012 Women Entrepreneur of the Year.

    FunMeter: Color, simplicity, running, waterskiing, anything athletic.

    ROI: Donating time at my children’s schools, teaching art.

    Passions: My family, modernism, vintage, art, travel, and good food.

    Quote: “Inside every project is a great idea just waiting to get out.”

  • Nicole Barbounis

    Senior Project Manager
    nicoleb@look-agency.com

    Fun Meter: Family time, walks with my dogs, laughing uncontrollably, boxing, enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping, date night with my husband.

    ROI: Being an active participant in my boys’ education and working in their school.

    Passions: My family, being efficient, spreadsheets, listening to new music genres, my job, working on always viewing my glass as half full.

    Quote: “There are only two qualities in the world: efficiency and inefficiency, and only two sorts of people: the efficient and the inefficient.”
    —George Bernard Shaw
     

  • Mindy Prabhu

    Senior Project Manager
    mindyp@look-agency.com

    FunMeter: Painting furniture, playing at the beach with my family, making candy.

    ROI: Watching my kids take their favorite books to bed with them even though they aren’t reading yet.

    Passions: Family, home renovation, and the perfect chai latte.

    Quote: "Nothing will work unless you do."
    —Maya Angelou
     

  • Robin McCreight
    Senior Designer
    robinm@look-agency.com

    FunMeter: Snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, riding horses, baking cupcakes.

    ROI: Earning my MFA from the Academy of Art University was incredibly challenging and rewarding experience that made me push my creative boundaries and taught me how to think about design in a whole new way.

    Passions: Beautiful typography, going on adventures, great food, and the great outdoors.

    Quote: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

    —Henry David Thoreau


  • Jill Navasca

    Designer
    jilln@look-agency.com

    FunMeter: Movies, family time, tennis and dancing around with my girls.

    ROI: That feeling you get when you receive a heartfelt “thank you” from your child, and even from a client, when all you did was something small, at least you think so. It never gets old.

    Passions: Family, timeless designs, chocolate, a good cup of coffee, and desserts, lots of it.

    Quote: “Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.”
    ― Audrey Hepburn

  • Julia Verheecke
    Designer
    juliav@look-agency.com

    FunMeter: Exploring new cities, curling up with a good book and my dog, impromptu dance parties, rock climbing, baking.

    ROI: Making the decision to go to art school has paid off in so many ways, not least of which is that I get to do something I love every day.

    Passions: Music, travel, design, food, learning and laughing.

    Quote: "It is never too late to be what you might have been."  —George Eliot

  • Jennifer Teu
    Designer
    jennifert@look-agency.com

    FunMeter: Swimming, boarding, skating, novels, late night movies, getting lost.

    ROI: Ten minutes of special time gives me a weekend of happy kids.

    Passions: My family, traveling, learning languages (seven and counting...), making things.

    Quote: “Live with no time out.”
    —Simone de Beauvoir

  • Tanya Fouts
    Finance
    tanyaf@look-agency.com

    FunMeter: Music, movies, reading, walking, baking cookies.

    ROI: Over the years I have greatly enjoyed tutoring young grammar school children in reading. Currently I am volunteering in the “Adopt a Teacher Program” in the Ravenswood School district.

    Passions: Family and friends, compassion for those struggling in life, being outside and taking walks in beautiful places (and there are a lot in California!).

    Quote: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”

    —Helen Keller


  • Janelle McGlothlin
    Senior Copywriter
    janellem@look-agency.com

    FunMeter:  Dancing, running, backyard barbecues, talking about great books, live music, funny blogs.
     
    ROI: Helping clients tell their authentic story; giggling with my kids.
     
    Passions: Time with family, words, good food, any kind of travel, funny people, making lists, crossing things off those lists.
     
    Quote: "More words does not equal smarter."

  • John McClave

    Senior Copywriter
    johnm@look-agency.com

    Fun Meter: Skiing in the winter and kayaking in the summer at Lake Tahoe, biking along the Embarcadero, making music mixes, rooting for Bay Area teams.

    ROI: Seeing how my daughters turned out and realizing we must have done something right.

    Passions: Rock and jazz (as long as it’s not “lite” or “smooth”), travel, history, the San Jose Sharks, recycling, spending as much time with my daughters, their husbands and my grandboy Jack as they’ll allow, writing and writing until it’s right.

    Quote: “May your heart always be joyful, may your songs always be sung, may you stay forever young.” 
    —Bob Dylan


  • Nicole Marquis
    Copywriter
    nicolem@look-agency.com

    Fun Meter: Hanging out with girlfriends, reading books I can't put down, singing while driving.

    ROI: Watching my kids grow up into people that I not only love, but genuinely like.

    Passions: Watching the sunset, spending time with my family, writing from within.

    Quote: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” 
    – Mary Oliver

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