Born and raised on the California coast, Oliver derives his greatest inspiration from the beauty and power of the beach. He was called to the South Bay after completing his education at the Art Institute of Seattle. Since graduating with honors, Oliver mastered skills in Graphic Design, Brand Development, Corporate Identity Systems and Promotional Marketing. Collaborating with action sports brands Quiksilver/ROXY, DC Shoes, Hurley and VANS, apparel brands Junk Food, Salt Life, Soffe as well as global entertainment company’s FOX SPORTS, IMG/WME and CAA – he has generated an acute and powerful design skill that is a valuable trade for his clients.
Jana Simpson Kuehler
Global Marketing Manager
Jana began her Pelicon journey as a client and after years of working with Oliver and his team, decided to bring her marketing strategy and project management talents directly to Pelicon. During her former role at a local entertainment marketing consultancy, she worked with small to large entertainment companies, including Cirque du Soliel in a marketing and project management role. A native Texan, Jana earned double degrees from Baylor University. With the big picture in mind, she coordinates project details and guides clients on the smoothest path to project completion. Her favorite part of her job is deepening relationships with clients while effectively developing creative connections between people, projects, strategies and solutions. Jana spends her “free” time wrangling 3 teenagers and 2 dogs, a sweet black-and-white Greyhound, Onyx and Pepe, a hilarious French Bulldog. She enjoys hiking, working out, art museums and live music.
Senior Graphic Designer – The Chameleon
Since childhood, Omar has gravitated toward multimedia arts. In his early teens, he began working professionally in graphic design and photography for a family owned bike shop and clothing line, which kick-started his passion for design. Born and raised in Tecate, Mexico, he eventually moved and graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in the Digital Media program. Throughout college, he explored many medias ranging from graphic design, video, 3D modeling, projection mapping and animation. Although he has a wide set of skills, graphic design has remained his passion and media of choice. Besides designing, Omar loves spending time at beaches and parks to skate with his happy pit bull, Bruno.
Graphic Designer – Surf Team Leader
Born and raised in San Diego by artist parents, Julian later moved north to be part of the creative action in Los Angeles. He earned a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in Studio Art, with an emphasis in Illustration from California State University, Long Beach. Julian is dedicated to the lifelong study of art and design. He is focused in visual communication and has worked with various industries, including, journalism-news, media-tech, automotive, entertainment, sports-gaming, consumer electronics, and apparel to name a few. Overall, with his work and in everyday life, he strives to positively impact the world. When not in the studio, you can find him traveling to new destinations and enjoying outdoor activities, most likely out in the surf savoring nature.
Copywriter + Social Media Community Manager – The Blurb Doctor
Carolyn is a copywriter and social media pro living in Hermosa Beach. You can usually find her staring at one of her various screens choosing just the right words to make her copy pop. She graduated from Purdue University with degrees in Professional Writing and English Literature and then ventured away from the Midwest to Houston and eventually to the South Bay in search of warmer weather. With over five years of experience under her belt, she has worked in a wide variety of industries including fashion, athletic apparel, healthcare and education. When she isn’t writing, Carolyn is probably either playing beach tennis, reading (books with actual pages) or playing with her Miniature Schnauzer, Schnapps.
Multi-Media Producer/Animator – The Artsy Aussie
John specializes in web design, video and 3D animation. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a post-graduate diploma in Communications – Film & Television and Level3 Creative Computing from the Silicon Studio London. His recent projects include work on reality TV shows such as Big Brother, production for Channel Seven Australia and as a lecturer in 2D and 3D motion graphics at the Digital Design Studio at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.
Digital Design Master
Doogie is the newest addition to the Pelicon team. A graduate of Arizona State University, Doogie has always been enamored with the power of visual communication. He strongly believes that the presentation of a message has as much impact as the content within. As a visual artist, he strives to create imagery that is distinct in style, aesthetically beautiful, and evokes emotion. His ultimate goal is to create a feeling. His path to photography and design forged from an attraction to various visual mediums. Doogie is drawn to aesthetics with well-defined styles in all formats.