Better

Together

Since Statement first blossomed from a partnership between two creatives, our team philosophy has been “better together.” Individually strong and fiercely united, we bring out the best in each other to do our best work as a team.

We care deeply about our craft, our people, and our partnerships and sometimes we still can’t believe how lucky we are to do this work every day.

Intentionally Inclusive

As part of the 1% of women-owned and led creative agencies, we've seen the power that comes from bringing diverse voices to the creative table. We're passionate about advancing DEI in our client and talent partnerships and are always seeking to do better through research, training and discussion.

Kind and Collaborative

Creative ideas don't happen in a vacuum. Trusting, mutually respectful relationships across our team and with our clients are the foundation we use to brainstorm, plan, execute, iterate and achieve great creative results.  

Deliberately Distributed

Many of us call Chicago homebase, but our full core team is distributed coast to coast. We don’t believe in one size fits all creative, so we stay purposefully small to expand and contract using our extended large network. This allows us to custom assemble each project team so we can hit it out of the park for your brand while also hitting your timeline and budget.

Our Team

Isabel Bogarin

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Senior Designer

Isabel Bogarin

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Senior Designer

Isabel is known for her ability to take a creative brief and run with it, coming back with fresh ideas and a perfectly built design file every time. From digital design to long-format layouts, she blends beautiful and intuitive with each project she touches. She also happens to be the queen of deadline-crushing, all while maintaining a can-do, Zen attitude that keeps the whole Statement team centered.

Creative chops from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago‍
Has never met a deadline she couldn’t crush
Takes her Fitbit steps very seriously

Jen Depakakibo

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Partner

Jen Depakakibo

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Partner

Jen co-leads the direction and growth of Statement, builds relationships with its partners, and guides the multi-disciplinary creative team. She’s spent two decades as a creative explorer and advocate for design, helping clients meet their goals across digital and print within sectors like Fortune 500, health care, tech, nonprofit, restaurant and hospitality. She loves helping social impact organizations get very clear about their brand, audience, and goals through strategic planning, and has fun translating those plans into designed experiences that drive action and emotion. As a digital media enthusiast who enjoys chasing innovation, trends, and tech, she helps ensure client brands stay relevant and dynamic with the times.

Trained with Dutch design masters in the Netherlands
Married to a Chicago street artist
Would take a podcast over a book any day

Harrison Gibbons

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Senior Copywriter

Harrison Gibbons

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Senior Copywriter

Emily Kohler Sala

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Senior Account Director

Emily Kohler Sala

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Senior Account Director

Emily is a high-energy leader and entrepreneur with nearly a decade of experience in marketing strategy, operations, and business management. She has successfully driven business growth as the marketing head at three separate startups in the healthcare and finance sectors. Through her work with businesses ranging from early-stage startups to established enterprises, Emily seeks to understand each client’s unique needs and develop workable solutions to reach their goals.

Proud pup mama of a Goldendoodle and Corgi
Travel fiend! 26 countries and counting…
Personal mantra is "always be curious"

Chrissy Marselle

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Associate Content Director

Chrissy Marselle

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Associate Content Director

Chrissy is passionate about accuracy, empathy and impact, and she gets to combine all three in her role at Statement. On a typical day, you’ll find her proofreading, editing and writing copy that helps Statement’s clients achieve their goals as they shape our world for the better. Chrissy has been writing professionally for about a decade, but her first “published” work was a family newsletter started at age 8. Since then, she’s developed her philosophy that the audience is always the hero and collaboration is key to success. Strategic thinking gets Chrissy up in the morning, and missing commas keep her up at night.

Has been known to read the dictionary for fun
Proud mom to the world’s best cat, Lou
If you can’t find her, check the pool or the beach

Lis Martin

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Partner

Lis Martin

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Partner

A classic oldest child, natural optimist and tireless consensus-builder, Lis is happiest working alongside our team and clients to move everyone toward their shared goals. She's a writer by trade and an entrepreneur at heart, collaborating with Jen to oversee the agency's direction and build strong, successful client partnerships. With 15 years of experience as a content strategist and creator, Lis guides Statement's content team to deliver smart, consistent communications across all print and digital formats. A high-level thinker with a penchant for fine detail, Lis loves helping clients crystallize innovative ideas into actionable branding and marketing plans.

Honed her interviewing skills as an investigative reporter
Paris is near and dear to her heart
Her lunchtime La Croix is a daily highlight

Doreen Naor

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Senior Operations & Delivery Director

Doreen Naor

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Senior Operations & Delivery Director

Not only does Doreen keep Statement's project pipeline running smoothly, our clients also praise her for keeping them just as well-organized. A quick thinker and meticulous planner, Doreen keeps complex marketing programs and high-volume environments humming along with diligence and patience. She developed her organizational and client service skills in previous roles, creating operational structures for new teams and managing large-scale global conferences 
and events.

Gets unreasonably excited by spreadsheets and bulletin boards
Happiest when eating, dancing or taking in a good view
Grateful for her husband who manages to keep the plants alive

Allison Rowe

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Associate Creative Director

Allison Rowe

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Associate Creative Director

Since she was old enough to read, Allison has lived at the intersection of words and images. For decades she’s cultivated her craft, designing narratives that drive progress toward meaningful goals. Through content marketing, branding, and experience design, Allison helps organizations spark real connections with the audiences they seek to serve. Her partnerships span from healthcare to fintech, consumer lifestyle to real estate, and everything in between. With each new client, she employs a test-and-learn mentality, applying insights across industries to make waves with every message and build momentum from what works.

A travel junkie who takes inspo from life on the road
Idea vending machine with a knack for ideas so crazy, they just might work
Loves helping clients think bigger and achieve more

Cait Weisensee

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Senior Project Manager

Cait Weisensee

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Senior Project Manager

As our senior project manager, Cait combines a love of task Tetris with the adrenaline rush of keeping our creative pipeline running smoothly (you've probably got an email or Asana ping waiting in your inbox from her right now!).

Cait spent several years honing her problem-solving skills in production management roles, where she planned intimate to large-scale events and helped fundraise for important causes. No detail is too small for Cait as she interprets client requests, creates work plans, removes roadblocks, and communicates with clarity to keep it all on track. She leads with empathy and enthusiasm in managing the Statement team and our client partners.

Dog mom to two spoiled chihuahuas‍ (with the dog purse to prove it)
Has lived in 10+ states - by choice!
Oldest of 4 - shout-out to her siblings for teaching her that you don't have to be the biggest or the loudest to be the one in charge 🙂

Grow alongside talented, good-hearted people who will cheer you on.

We’re always on the lookout for marketing, creative and project management pros.

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