Interesting people
create interesting work.

For any brand to live up to its promise, it should be honest and insightful. Just like the studio that helped create it.

Beth Welch

Managing Director

San Jose State University
B.S. in Business Administration,
Emphasis in Marketing

18 years experience

With a degree from San Jose State University in Business Administration and Marketing, she brings a strong sense of management and creativity to the agency. If multitasking was a sport, you can bet Beth would be MVP. To start, she’s one of seven kids and has three little towheads of her own. Still, Beth finds time to throw parties with her family, play Bunco with girlfriends and get the best shopping deals she can find! Beth has always kept busy; it’s in her nature. After 17 years of agency work under her heels, she finds herself managing work, family and playtime. Yes, Beth loves life for its challenges, and takes them on head first.

Cheryl Lovejoy

Senior Media Designer

California State University, Chico
B.A. in Communication Design,
Emphasis in Graphic Design

17 years experience

Cheryl brings years of design expertise and a great deal of cheer to Schipper Design. Her love of learning is the driving force behind her detailed, masterful designs. No matter the challenge, she always seizes opportunities to teach herself and others about emerging new mediums and techniques. Cheryl is a gifted storyteller, whether it is designing digital animations or chatting over a cup of coffee.

Michelle Padron

Senior Graphic Designer

California State University, Fresno
B.A. in Graphic Design

14 years experience

Having worked her way up from a graphics assistant at a print shop, through the ranks at a design firm in Fresno, and now landing at Schipper Design, Michelle is passionate about her work and enjoys contributing to the team every day. Michelle knew that she wanted to be a designer from a relatively young age, studying at Fresno State on a full academic scholarship through the Smittcamp Family Honors College. Her design style is defined by thoughtful organization of color, images and space. Michelle loves spending the day at the beach with her husband, son, and dog Wally, scribbling in a sketchbook.

Kamryn Keefe

Graphic Designer

California State University, Monterey Bay
B.A. in Visual and Public Art

5 years experience

Kamryn’s career in graphic design is fresh, but her attention to detail is that of a seasoned pro. Her self-initiative and love for collaboration allows her to become excited by any design feat she can get her hands on. Whether its web development or 140 page catalogs, she’s eager to do it all.

Kamryn is a tried and true California girl. When she’s not soaking up the sun, Kamryn spends time coaching her boyfriend’s Sunday Men’s Soccer League, though she’s never played a game of soccer herself. She enjoys her friends and family, and has recently discovered a love for crafting and infusing homemade gin. She’s been swimming with wild stingrays, and the only hiccup in her sunny California lifestyle is that she’s 90% sure she is allergic to avocados, of all things. Her determination to learn and curate more experience both professionally and in life will take her far. (13.1 miles in fact! She ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon twice!)

Heidi Ash

Client Services Director

Saint Mary’s College of California
B.A. in English and Women’s Studies

20 years experience

As Client Services Director, Heidi uses decades of interpersonal and sales skills to benefit Schipper, providing our clients with the high level of customer service that comes from years of building relationships and a passion for delighting clients and working with them to achieve their goals.

Before joining Schipper design, Heidi spent 20 years as a sales and service rep for a national yearbook company, working with more than 100 schools each year on every aspect of their yearbook, including marketing, design, sales campaigns and strategies, concept development, copy writing, and photography.

She was consistently recognized for her achievements in marketing, sales, and customer service and led her office to become the top performing territory in sales and customer retention for more than ten years in a row.

At home, Heidi relaxes by getting out in nature, taking hikes and walking on the beach with her husband. Most evenings you will find Heidi cooking and enjoying healthy meals or watching movies and cheesy, old TV series with her husband. She loves the clean air and quiet of living in a rural area.

Zack Shubkagel

Creative Director

University of Missouri Columbia
B.A. in Journalism and Advertising

20 years experience

Even after more than two decades of design experience and direction, Zack says his favorite part of his job is the constant learning and growing this industry requires to stay relevant. He describes it as a “perpetual university” of applying design to solve client challenges and researching to stay fresh.

In his free time, you’ll find Zack outdoors – glamping with his family and Miss Bonnie (his dog); hiking, skiing, road cycling; or in a quiet place, contemplating the details of his future novel. That is, until his next international adventure.

Madison Fisher

Marketing Coordinator

California State University, Long Beach
B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing

3 years experience

As our in-house social media wiz, Madison takes the lead on building community connections and advertising for our clients’ social channels. Her desire to go above and beyond for her clients stems from a deep love of marketing and gratification for getting the job done right.

After she hangs up her marketing hat for the day, Madison’s passions lie in the outdoors. On weekends, you’ll find her enjoying the sunshine and getting her health on by snowboarding, skating, hiking, and running. But Madison doesn’t mind rainy days too, where she can spend a quiet afternoon eating sushi and coloring an intricate work of art next to her cat, Luna, or rearranging her whole house on a whim.

Kaysea Johnson

Creative Systems Manager

4 years experience

Whether it be tackling new software like a seasoned-pro or creating pieces as our resident mixed media artist, Kaysea’s skillset is vital to our team at Schipper Design. She spent her early career as an artist, skateboard builder, Greenpeace advocate, and sign painter, among other things building the type of knowledge, experience and agility needed to harness the most challenging systems into elegant solutions. Outside of work, you will find Kaysea chasing her two wild boys and getting her hands dirty in her garden.

Kathy Schipper

Founding Partner

University of San Francisco
B.S. in Communication and Organizational Behavior

25 years experience

Kathy is a passionate person; passionate about color (right now, it’s red-orange), passionate about creating high-texture canvas artwork, and passionate about building creative marketing materials. In every project Kathy lends her strong intuition to push the creative forward. Her expertise started in college, where she studied art and design before graduating with a degree in organizational behavior. Her creative vision grew over the years, as she took on in various roles in the marketing and design industry. Kathy’s confidence lies in her creative leadership, her team at Schipper Design, and the continuous flow of inspiration she gathers from art museums, design conferences, as well as the great outdoors.

Diane McGirr

Senior Digital Designer

California State University, Monterey Bay
B.S. in Telecommunications, Mulitmedia & Applied Computing

15 years experience

When Diane is focused, there’s no stopping her. A self-described perfectionist, Diane has the ability to deliver designs that are creative yet highly functional. As our first web developer and Schipper veteran of over 14 years, we trust Diane with our most challenging digital projects. When she is not designing and coding, she enjoys hyping up the holidays with her two kids, playing with her seven-toed cat, Mochi, and teaching exhilarating fitness classes, including kickboxing and hip-hop dance.

Jessica Willis

Agency Account Coordinator

Evangel University
B.S. in Journalism

7 years experience

Before becoming our resident copywriter, Jessica honed her skills by working for a newspaper, a TV show, and then a magazine. These were fitting career moves, considering that she majored in Journalism in college. Around the office, Jessica is known for her candidness and problem-solving abilities, showing that client challenges are opportunities to learn. At home, Jessica loves eating sushi and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, decorating her house with pineapple things, and taking lots of photos during day trips with her husband.

Lars Faye

Web Developer

10 years experience

A dedicated life-long techie and digital virtuoso, Lars has been working with computers before Microsoft and Apple became household brands. From hardware, software, networking, to hosting – Lars delivers over eight years of solid skills. He’s a master at building responsive websites that deliver on the front and back-end. When Lars isn’t cracking the code to lo-fi beat-tapes and de-mystifying the interwebz, you can find him spending time with his wife and his daughter, cooking up food for every meal of the day, and jamming on his harmonica with a drink of choice while the sun sets.

Sara Campos

Graphic Designer

San José State University
B.F.A. Graphic Design

4 years experience

Sara relishes the mental puzzle of everyday design challenges at Schipper, especially when applied to packaging, book layouts and brand strategy. She loves the feeling of making a difference in a client’s business by providing attractive marketing solutions.

After graduating from college, magna cum laude, Sara entered the workforce as a freelance graphic designer for a creative agency and for Salesforce, learning how to please clients and produce effective designs on time and on budget, before joining our team.

Beyond work, Sara’s creative side continues into the evenings and weekends, as she loves knitting, embroidery, and drawing. Her adorable Boston Terrier, Audrey, could spend hours snuggling on Sara’s lap while she reads Stephen King novels or watches historical dramas.

Inside Schipper Design

After opening our doors more than 15 years ago, we’ve had three studio spaces, consumed hundreds of donut holes, and cultivated thousands of designs. We’re 40 minutes from Silicon Valley, home to the world’s high-tech influencers and entrepreneurial innovators. As such, we continue to develop our talents, engaging with the newest tools and apps to expand our marketing capabilities.

Schipper Design Conference Table
Schipper Design Office Sign

Our work is a
synthesis of solid
design talent,
sound marketing,
and creative magic.

San Juan Bautista Illustration on iPad
Emily at Desk
Schipper Designers at Table

You can’t use up
The more you use,
the more you have.

Riley Puppy in Office
Loni and Diane riding bikes
Schipper Design Bookshelf
Michelle and Cheryl at Conference Table

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