Fully staffed with 14 professionals in 2 locations, Ellipse Design is part of the HBP network of services, providing creative design and quality assurance on a full scope of marketing communications products.
ELLIPSE WEST – HBP’s corporate office in Hagerstown, MD.
Lori Schulman, Art Director
Lori has been an award-winning designer and creative director since 1982. As the Art Director at HBP, Inc., she has inspired and managed the design team for over 20 years. She is strong in logo and magazine design, exhibits and web design. Lori is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, earning a BS degree in Advertising Design Communications. She has lectured on many diverse topics at Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery College, and at numerous area high schools.
Laura Dugan, Assistant Art Director
1-888-287-7691 ext 3385
Laura has been an award-winning designer with HBP for 7 years. She has worked on many types of projects such as; logos, brochures, websites, newsletters and books. Laura is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University earning a BS degree in Media, Communication & Technology, Graphic Design.
Dawn Winter-Haines, Designer
Dawn is an award-winning graphic designer with over 10 years experience in providing creative solutions for a variety of clients. She is expert in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
Heather Holman, Senior Web Developer
1-888-287-7691 ext 3358
Heather Holman has over 17 years in web development experience. She is a fast and efficient expert in HTML, CSS, Coldfusion, SQL, .Net, WordPress, JQuery, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Mobile Development, as well as graphic design. Heather can troubleshoot and improve existing sites with confidence, as well as create innovative designs for new websites.
Linda Greenberg, Web Designer
Linda has experience in website design, system administration, ColdFusion programming, and database driven directories, printed and online versions. Additionally Linda provides customer support as well as maintains websites for our customers. She also provides assistance in the design department as a backup designer.
ELLIPSE EAST – HBP’s facility in Falls Church, VA.
Randy Cook, Creative Director
Direct 703 289-9067 • Main 703 289-9000
Randy has over 20 years experience in design management. He develops budgets, ensures projects are on track strategically and reviews comps through various stages in design. Randy maintains client feedback and contact throughout each project. He is the Business Development representative for establishing and enhancing client relationships. To assist customer’s understanding, he conducts client seminars on various design-related issues. Randy has a BFA from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Melissa Clarke, Studio Director
Direct 703 289-9034 • Main 703 289-9000
Melissa is a former Senior Graphic Designer turned management. After 17 years of designing for several award winning agencies, Melissa turned her attention to managing the creative, print and photography process. Coming from a concept and design background has allowed her the opportunity to wear multiple hats in multiple disciplines; creative staff, printing, timelines, production checks, event production, photo shoot planning, budgets, contracts and vendor relationships. Her attention to detail and quality control is crucial to every project.
Bill Wilson, Project Manager
Direct 703 289-9090 • Main 703 289-9000
Bill oversees day-to-day activities of all creative projects. He ensures deadlines and estimates are on track, and is the primary contact with clients to coordinate proof cycles and delivery. Bill works closely with the sales rep and creative director to maintain project integrity. He also assists with design and layout when needed.
Kathryn Ruff, PMP, Project Manager
Direct 703 289-9077 • Main 703 289-9000
Kathryn is a certified project management professional, specializing in advertising, design and marketing. She maintains timelines and budgets for projects and is the primary design communications lead with her clients. Kathryn has significant experience in grassroots marketing, nonprofit arts administration and event planning through her experience as the Manager of Special Projects and Community Relations with the Washington National Opera.
Matt Ballard, Senior Print and Web Designer
Main 703 289-9000
Matt graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 with a BFA. With over 5 years experience in visual communications, Matt develops unique design solutions for a variety of clients.
Vicki Hooper, Senior Designer
Main 703 289-9000
Vicki has been with Ellipse Design for 13 years. Her experience includes providing creative solutions for a variety of clients on projects which include logos, ads, brochures, annual reports, websites, newsletters and books.
Amir Khatirnia, Junior Designer
Main 703 289-9000
Amir has a BFA from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and over four years of hands-on experience in design. He handles multiple projects simultaneously in a corporate environment.
Lisa DeJohn, Project Manager and Proofreader
Direct 703 289-9002 • Main 703 289-9000
Lisa oversees the design process, budgets and schedules for her select group of clients. Lisa is also an extremely thorough proofreader and communicator, ensuring quality-control for all Ellipse projects and has been with HBP for 29 years. Lisa has worked at many different tasks through the years, layout, variable data and pre-press.
Marcia Kennedy, Senior Layout Artist
Main 703 289-9000
Marcia is adept at managing and formatting large publications, layout, data merging and word processing. She is a seasoned professional who works on both PC’s and MACs in all the major layout programs.