Pretty, aren't they? And just as sharp.
Meet our crew, a diverse and talented team of account managers, programmers, writers, designers, producers, and strategists with the chops to knock your socks off. Unless you’re already barefoot, then we’ll just resort to tickling and toe pulling. Maybe even a wet willy if you’re lucky—and willing.
Click around to learn a little more about them. We’ve been told that our creativity tends to rub off on people, so don’t be surprised if you feel a heck of a lot cooler when you’re done.
Agency Marketing Manager
Senior Account Manager
Digital Marketing Manager
Associate Account Manager
Production Manager/QA Lead
Finance and Operations Manager
A Cuban native, Dani is an accomplished designer and alumnae of the University of Central Florida, where she received her bachelor's degree in Spanish Literature with a minor in Art History and Latin American Studies. Most recently, she received her associate's degree in Graphic Technology & Interactive Design from Valencia College.
While she loves to create thought-provoking work that resonates with BIGEYE's valued clients, her personal interests are varied, including: art, travel, history, literature, poster design, and photography.
Dani is frequently found at Chipotle, and dreams of traveling the world, never missing the opportunity to spoil her miniature schnauzer, Manu.
Agency Marketing Manager
Kara's wide range of skills and experiences make her the perfect fit to lead BIGEYE's marketing and new business department. She worked for many years as a graphic designer, lending a hand on projects for such clients as Wal-Mart and Fuze. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Operations for a rapidly growing local nonprofit organization in the central Florida area providing over 50 million meals of global food aid to 38 countries.
A Virginia native, she graduated from Longwood University in the greater Richmond area with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design. As a professional golfer and former collegiate player, Kara loves exploring new courses with her husband when she's not in the office developing proposals, guiding all internal marketing efforts, and establishing strong foundational relationships with prospective clients.
Dana Cassell is a digital marketing enthusiast, college professor, and marketing specialist. Since 2003, she has worked in digital and brand marketing for major brands The Orlando Sentinel, Bright House Networks, and Orlando Health, among others.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Temerlin Advertising Institute at Southern Methodist University, a Master of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Certificate of Achievement in Web Analytics from The University of British Columbia.
Dana teaches courses in marketing, advertising, and sales at Valencia College, and occasionally speaks to professional groups about digital and brand marketing management.
If you’re looking to work with BIGEYE for the first time, Emily is your new best friend. As Marketing Coordinator, she works to establish strong relationships and ensure that the new business process is a positive experience. From collaboration on web design, internal marketing collateral, and brand direction to the creation of new business proposals and the onboarding process, Emily strives to show others the value of being a part of BIGEYE.
A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Human Communication, Emily brings years of marketing and advertising experience along with account service, client relations, and administrative experience from a variety of industries. She is also pursuing a Master of Arts in Interpersonal Communication at UCF. Emily has a go-getter attitude with a great sense of humor who makes a genuine personal connection with everyone she meets. She is an avid reader, a lover of animals, and has a passion for traveling the world.
Matt is BIGEYE's go-to video production guru, capable of executing a successful shoot, no matter the complexity. He uses his production expertise to manage crew, gear, and lighting to ensure the perfect shot - channelling the innovative and inventive spirit of 80’s TV legend "MacGyver" in nearly everything he does.
Whether building and flying his own camera-mounted quadcopters before it was the trendy thing to do, modding a camera to shoot in 4k resolution and ultra slow motion, or rigging an egg timer to shoot a 180 degree time-lapse, Matt’s creativity pushes BIGEYE's video projects from average - to awesome.
A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Chris received a bachelor’s degree in Digital Media: Web Design, and served as a founding officer of Design + Code @ UCF, a student-run organization at the college. Born in New Jersey, he grew-up in Sarasota, Florida before relocating to Orlando.
Chris is a self-professed lover of all things web-related, and when he isn't coding outstanding websites for clients at BIGEYE, he loves playing video games, cards with friends, and catching-up on must-see TV. His current favorite shows in rotation? "Breaking Bad," "Arrow," "Dexter," and he can't get enough of "The 100."
Lyndsey serves as an Account Coordinator at BIGEYE and is an extremely important member of the account team. Lyndsey's bubbly personality is incremental in how well she builds relationships with clients and aids her as she juggles being the liaison between the account and creative teams.
Lyndsey graduated from the University of Central Florida, where she studied Advertising and Public Relations. Before joining BIGEYE, she spent a year promoting women’s leadership development at college campuses around the country as a Leadership Consultant for Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She loves the performing arts, online shopping, travelling with her friends and family, and all things social media. She is known for her ability to make you feel immediately comfortable and welcome, and her ever-present positive attitude is incredibly contagious.
Senior Account Manager
Prior to joining BIGEYE in 2011, Sandra was in media as an Account Executive for broadcast television with Orlando’s NBC affiliate, WESH 2. She possesses a comprehensive knowledge of media, and an advertising acumen that allows her to offer fresh perspective and insight to clients of all sizes, with needs of varying scopes. As Senior Account Manager, she’s committed to exceeding client’s expectations and developing strong client relationships . She has partnered with national and international accounts including Disney, ESPN, Greystar, Nielsen, and Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association among others.
With a steadfast commitment to obtaining ongoing expertise through partnership with her peers, Sandra currently serves as Membership Chair of the American Advertising Federation-Orlando.
Digital Marketing Manager
A social and digital marketing guru with an innate knack for generating captivating content, Tim serves as BIGEYE's Digital Marketing Manager. Possessing an unbridled passion for creative content writing, he joins the agency after most recently serving as Digital Marketing Team Lead at Orlando-based agency, &Barr.
Quick to master new technology, Tim provides unmatched digital marketing expertise to valued clients in a vast array of disciplines and industries and is highly proficient in campaign tracking and analysis using a number of key digital monitoring channels. He's also a basketball playin', rock climbing, space, and Phish lovin', uber-proud University of Central Florida Knight.
Justin established BIGEYE in 2002, and in the years since, the agency has evolved and thrived, with partnerships including Fortune 500 companies GE, Disney, Marriott, and Sprint. Justin’s creative mind, and his knack for strategy and development, continues to drive BIGEYE to the forefront in advertising throughout the southeast.
A visionary, he sees things in their entirety - driving a project’s scope, and leading his team from conception to overall campaign execution. He is exceptionally proud to manage a team of highly talented individuals, while simultaneously possessing a knack for relating to valued clients and their ever-changing needs.
Associate Account Manager
Aubrey serves as account coordinator at BIGEYE, and is an extremely important member of the account team. A graduate of the University of Central Florida and a native Floridian, Aubrey brings previous experience as an account coordinator at a local advertising agency, and expertise gleaned from past internships. She is passionate about advertising and account management, and appreciates the collaboration between different departments to create measurable results.
When she's not serving clients at BIGEYE, Aubrey enjoys volunteering with the Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and the local non-profit, Feeding Children Everywhere.
Innovative ideas and detailed execution are a hallmark of our creative director’s magic touch. Spanning a diverse career of 15 years in the agency world, Seth has contributed his unique blend of tactical and creative approaches to various departments, from roles in account planning and media, to copywriting and design—all of which bestow a unique perspective of agency life that very few are able to see and experience. As Creative Director, Seth maintains a high standard of creative style and tone that is implemented throughout the design department, ensuring that briefs are detailed and precise and that resulting work is both creative and strategic. Nothing leaves the department without his stamp of approval. Seth’s core passion lies in high-concept visual design carried out amongst broad integrated campaigns—from print and web, to digital and video—and beyond. Seth is a pop culture aficionado and known to spot trends in design, music, and fashion in their earliest forms. He pairs that skill with a love and respect for classic design traditions. Seth is a graduate of Louisiana State University, and has had a colorful past growing up on a southern Louisiana sugarcane farm surrounded by Cajun family and friends. His career has been decorated with awards and accolades recognizing his creativity and dedication to the world of advertising.
Production Manager/QA Lead
Ashley brings nearly 10 years of marketing and public relations expertise to BIGEYE. She has gained invaluable experience partnering alongside a number of large national brands, including Optum, Leeann Chin, and NeoPath.
She began her career as an Intern with the Minnesota Vikings, and most recently, Ashley served as Senior Project Manager at Wingnut Advertising in Minneapolis, where she was instrumental in coordinating daily production efforts for the agency, while serving as a key contributor to the account team.
When she isn't providing exceptional client service, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, John, son, Jett, and their Morkie, Zoe.
An Orlando native, Jennifer is a University of Florida graduate and a die-hard Gator fan. She has over 20 years of industry experience, and has worked with a variety of clients, including: Florida Hospital, Fields BMW, Orlando Infiniti, CFE Federal Credit Union and Orlando Health, among others.
Jennifer's career in the advertising industry began at Progressive Communications International as a copywriter, and she has previously served as First Marketing's senior account manager, and account services director at Spotted Dog Marketing.
With a passion for excellence and attention to detail, Jennifer strives to consistently exceed expectations.
Rhett is a skilled designer and graduate of Valencia College. When he isn't exploring the world of Adobe or creating new masterpieces, he proudly admits to enjoying spending his time absorbed in all things "geek.”
An avid fan of “Star Wars,” comic books, and movies - but not necessarily in that order, Rhett is also the self-appointed Orlando Magic Team Historian, and loves to discuss the latest sports news with anyone willing to lend a listening ear.
With a keen interest in partnering with his peers in the industry, Rhett also serves as Board Member for AIGA Orlando.
Clayton is a programming aficionado, providing expertise to clients in a variety of industries. He possesses working knowledge of a number of complex systems, machine learning methods, artificial intelligence applications, analytics, and simulation.
He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Saint Leo University, and his Master of Arts in Industrial Engineering from UCF, where is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy. Clayton is a member of INFORMS, IIE, SCS, and ASQ, and is an avid basketball fanatic.
When he's not coding, he's enthusiastically cheering on the Orlando Magic, the Florida Gators, or his alma mater's Knights.
Matt loves late nights, long walks with APIs, and snuggling with custom integrations.
Finance and Operations Manager
Jason came to BIGEYE with an extensive education and a great deal of experience in finance and operations. Here at BIGEYE, he is our one and only Finance and Operations Manager and expertly takes on many tasks around the office to keep our office running smoothly. He is also responsible for monitoring the financial health of the company by tracking agency financials and driving profitability. Jason received his Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Valencia State College, his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida, and is currently working towards his Master of Accounting from Nova Southeastern University.
Besides being excellent at his job, he also loves to go surfing on the shores of Playalinda beach and fishing at Mosquito Lagoon. When he's not at the office, he can be found cheering on Orlando City Soccer and volunteering with TOPSoccer, U.S. Youth Soccer's community-based training program for young athletes with disabilities.
Kelsey joins us with a background in the life of advertising agencies and serves as an Account Coordinator here at BIGEYE helping to ensure our clients’ needs are handled efficiently and with care. She is essential to the BIGEYE team and comes to us with over five years experience in advertising. Kelsey holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Florida and gained experience in both digital and traditional agencies and strives to understand the extensive world of both avenues.
Beyond BIGEYE walls, Kelsey enjoys exploring Orlando lakes on her boat, traveling for UF football games, and hosting many backyard BBQs.
Yavi is a gifted developer and joins BIGEYE after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology as well as a Full Stack Web Developer Certificate where he acquired vast experience in programming and coding. He participated in UCF's Coding Bootcamp where he fell in love with all things coding and gained a great passion for front-end coding and new web technologies.
When he’s not busy learning all things coding, he enjoys spending his free time at the beach, traveling, or visiting Orlando’s many theme parks. His favorite TV shows include Game of Thrones and Westworld where he breaks away from the world of advertising.
LeAnne is our one and only Agency Coordinator, and a vital member of the BIGEYE family. She keeps the ball rolling at BIGEYE (no pun intended, as her last name is "Ball"), ensuring that we create a positive and productive environment for both our clients and employees. From managing the agency calendar, scheduling all internal and external meetings, and working with our marketing team on community outreach and public relations efforts, LeAnne is our go-to girl.
LeAnne graduated from the University of Central Florida, where she studied Human Communication with a minor in Mass Communications. Before graduating and joining the BIGEYE team, LeAnne was heavily involved with UCF's largest philanthropy, Knight-Thon, which benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals - more specifically, our local children's hospital Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. She has always had a love for serving others who are less fortunate. In her free time, LeAnne loves painting, cheering on her sports teams, traveling with her friends and family, and all things interior design.
Nicole joined BIGEYE originally as an intern and became our latest designer to join the team. She is an incredibly talented drawer and brings a new perspective on creativity to all of our internal and client-based work. She is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from Full Sail University with an Associate's degree in Graphic Design. Nicole graduated valedictorian of her class with several course director awards, an advanced achievement award, and was offered the opportunity to display her work in the student showcase as well.
Nicole is a fashion guru and loves to express her creativity through her style every day. She ideally is found at the beach anywhere and anytime possible. She loves reading books that everyone else finds boring and is talented in playing multiple instruments including, the flute, trombone, guitar, ukulele, and percussion.