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789 Inc.

A STRATEGICALLY CREATIVE AGENCY

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A Small But Mighty Team

This is where Strategy and Creativity come to Fall in Love.

We are an award-winning and versatile full-service creative firm based in Southern California, specializing in branding, marketing and design. Our team develops comprehensive brand, marketing, and outreach campaigns to help clients communicate the essence of their companies and organizations.

Through proven strategies and unique and visually innovative ideas, we develop everything from the name of a project to a full-scale promotional campaign, and every touch point in between. 789 excels at finding optimal and budget-conscious strategies and designing unique, engaging and often surprising in-person experiences. With each client, we strive to create moments that move people on an emotional level, that function flawlessly and leverage the clients’ brand effectively.

We believe in the importance of standing out in a crowd. The reason: now more than ever before, people are faced with having too many choices. If a project, organization, or brand is going to have its best chance for success, people need to be given a reason why to pick “this” over “that”. Too often, businesses simply employ cookie-cutter solutions for their communication challenges, thinking what’s worked for others should work for them. But great consideration should be taken as it pertains to how you are perceived. The more generic a brand becomes, the more we disable our consumers’ ability to stand apart from the next guy. And being different just for the sake of it isn’t compelling either; it just creates more noise.

No matter the objective, we are committed to creating a customized plan based on strategy and results. It’s not a job we’re hired to do, it’s a partnership we look forward to creating.

 

N.E.R.D. CODE

789 is a group of creatively strategic misfits who are leveraging their creative super powers to better the world. Drawn Together is our annual commitment to embody our guiding principles. Although we are a small but mighty team, we believe that individual acts can make a significant difference. Guided by our N.E.R.D. Code, our team will invite our clients to participate in our quarterly efforts. 

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Nourish Innovation

We strive to be on the cutting edge of technology, and that’s why we work with some of the most innovative and creative minds in the business. We plan to Nourish Innovation by teaming up with clients who aim to create solutions, build technologies, expand information and advance the digital world.

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Empower People

No business could succeed without the people behind it. Our goal to Empower People comes from the desire to lift them up, and work toward success through thought leadership, business development, relationship-building, and community connection and visibility.

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Reshape Environments

We only have one planet to live on (for now), and we are thrilled to support clients that are protecting and preserving the environment. By working together, we hope to help Reshape Environments through community outreach, education, forward-thinking technology and development, and community service.

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Deliver Change

There are so many issues facing our world today, locally and globally. And we want to be part of the solution. In order to Deliver Change, our team works with clients that are

Raymond Arias
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Videographer + Editor
Photon Striker

Kimberly Skorheim
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 Account Manager
Client Choreographer

Charley Bell
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 President
Creative Junkie

Richard Silva
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 VP & Art Director
Design Junkie

Crystal Casunuran
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 Lead Graphic Designer
Pixel Princess

Raymond Arias

Videographer + Editor
Photon Striker

Kimberly Skorheim

Account Manager
Client Choreographer

Charley Bell

President
Creative Junkie

Richard Silva

VP & Art Director
Design Junkie

Crystal Casunuran

Lead Graphic Designer
Pixel Princess

Ryan Vazquez
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 Jr. Graphic Designer
Digital Doodler

Fernando Uribe
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 Multi-Media Marketing Manager
Marketing Maestro

Gabriel Avalos
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 Jr. Web Developer
Digital Daredevil 

Shannon Sidney
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 Client-Relations Manager
Client Recruiter 

Patrick Castro
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 Social Media Specialist
Social Scientist 

Ryan Vazquez
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Jr. Graphic Designer
Digital Doodler

Fernando Uribe 

Multi-Media Marketing Manager  Marketing Maestro

Gabiel Avalos 

Jr. Web Developer
Digital Daredevil 

Shannon Sidney

Client-Relations Manager
Client Recruiter 

Patrick Castro

Social Media Specialist
Social Scientist 
1. RESEARCH

It all starts with doing our research. No matter the project size, we are proud of our nerdy nature to learn the most about your organization, industry, competition and more!

2. STRATEGY

Once we’ve had our fill with the facts + figures, we translate that into solid strategies geared toward reaching your
goals. We’ll never employ cookie-cutter solutions.

3. DESIGN

Let the design begin: We leverage our creative and technical writing, and innovative design, development and production skills to bring the plan to life.

4. CREATION

Once the brand, content, and design elements are complete, we start the development of tangible products. From broadcast and online media to print and mobile applications.

5. LAUNCH

Once the creative arsenal is ready, we deploy it via various communication channels, including PR, media relations, events, community outreach, and advertising.

2. STRATEGY

Once we’ve had our fill with the facts + figures, we translate that into solid strategies geared toward reaching your
goals. We’ll never employ cookie-cutter solutions.

4. CREATION

Once the brand, content, and design elements are complete, we start the development of tangible products. From broadcast and online media to print and mobile applications.

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Get Nerdy with Us!

Ι Work Directly with Us !

789 provides creative services for small to large businesses.

Ι 1-ON-1 RELATIONSHIP   

789 will work with you one-on-one and employ its services to help you reach your goals.

Ι Partner With Us

789 has a strong track record working with professional agencies.

Ι CREATING A PARTNERSHIP

789 helps compliment your efforts by rounding out capabilities for a proposal, pitch or already secured projects.

Ι Sub-Contract Our Team

789 is an unseen creative arm to larger agencies and production companies.

Ι STAYING WITHIN BUDGET

789 prides itself in supplying its full range of creative services to assist agencies to acquire and retain clients.

Raymond is our resident Photon Striker, ready to take on any and every video project we send his way. From motion graphics to corporate, and social media to long-form creative, Ray has a knack for capturing everything our clients ask for and projecting it efficiently through his creative lens. With a background in video news and journalism, Ray is a natural at telling detailed stories, and is a great fit with the rest of our creative team. When he’s not rolling, Ray enjoys listening to music and cheering on his favorite soccer teams.

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Kimberly has first-hand experience in strategic marketing, communications and project management. With a degree in journalism and a passion for film, dance and the arts, Kimberly is our Project Choreographer and one of our resident creative writers. From concept to paper to clients… Kimberly orchestrates it all with a calm, creative confidence exuding a positive project culture.

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Charley brings over 20 years of marketing & design experience to 789, Inc. His background spans all aspects of advertising including brand development, marketing campaigns, community mobilization and education, and interactive and print design. Charley’s versatility, coupled with strategically sound methods, have helped dozens of clients, large and small, launch successful brand identities and expansive campaigns across virtually all industries. He is 789’s resident chef of creative ideas… a true creative junkie.

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Richard brings over 16 years of design expertise, including corporate identity and standard-setting interactive work, with a focus on technology and business-to-consumer communications. Richard also holds significant fine art experience including illustration, paint-to-canvass, and true rendering for big business. When Richard swings into action, his attention to detail and unrelenting skill is 789’s secret weapon… he is our design junkie and 789’s artistic samurai. Without him, we’d be defenseless.

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Crystal is our resident Digital Scribbler. Why? Because she loves to find and share the oddities in life, and often celebrates with a heaping bowl of ice cream while designing to 90s R&B. Seriously. She has excellent attention to detail, both in people and design, and falls in love every day with each new layout and editorial design laid in front of her. She’s always in a great mood, willing to challenge ‘everyone’ in her own unique ways. Her honesty translates to paper so seamlessly that it’s hard to find fault anywhere.A great 789 addition!

Ryan is 789’s Digital Doodler of all things graphic design. Having graduated from Cal Poly Pomona, Ryan brings a unique and contemporary approach to our creative design team. With experience in marketing, packaging, and branding print and digital media, Ryan always gives every project his creative all. His attention to detail and collaboration skills make him a great team player, and he infuses his positive attitude into all of his work. When he’s not digitally doodling, Ryan is exploring his passions of video and board games, wood carving, and reading books about the history of design. You may also find him in the kitchen cooking up some creative meals, though he admits he “cannot bake desserts to save my life.”

Fernando brings over 20 years of experience in Marketing Strategy, Web Design and Development to 789, and for that reason, he is our resident Marketing Maestro! He works closely with the team and clients alike to ensure all things marketing and web-related are running efficiently and correctly. Did we mention he is also wicked-fast at resolving technical issues and finding long-term performance solutions? With additional passions for music and multilingual marketing, Fernando has a heightened sense of functionality and an eye for detail that our agency is lucky to have. In reality – both regular and virtual – he goes the extra mile to encourage, support, and supply knowledge in multiple programming and linguistic languages, application development, and basically just all that technical code that the rest of us don’t fully understand.

Gabriel brings a fresh new approach to Web Design and Development for 789. He works closely with the team and clients alike to ensure all things web-related are running efficiently and correctly. His passion for coding is complemented with a strong background in IT, which results in him jumping in to discover the most optimal hardware and software solutions. His enthusiasm for learning and problem-solving is infectious. With additional adventurous passions for surfing, snowboarding, and hiking, Gabriel has a heightened sense of exploring new worlds, digitally and in reality. Gabriel is 789’s Digital Daredevil, always willing to dive head-first into unknown digital worlds.

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Shannon has spent his professional career building solid relationships across all different fields: from sports and entertainment, to real estate and finance. His extensive knowledge and expertise helps him to pick the perfect play for each client, making sure they achieve their ultimate goals. He is 789’s go-to coach – for project input, strategic solutions, and of course, fantasy football draft picks..

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Patrick brings over 5 years of experience helping businesses and community organizations promote their brands on social media. Double majoring in marketing and international business, he sees social media as a way for businesses to communicate their vision with the world – a platform with limitless potential! His goal at 789 is to help clients use social media to facilitate lasting brand loyalty. When he isn’t wearing his Social Scientist hat, you’ll find Patrick putting mileage on his running shoes, making noises on his synthesizer, or playing with Instagram’s close relative, film photography.