When passion and talent connect, amazing things happen.
We are an exceptional marketing firm, voted one of Tulsa’s Best Advertising Agencies as well as one of Tulsa’s Best Places to Work, and our clients trust us to deliver results. We’ve achieved those things by staying true to our belief that this job is about more than words and pictures: it’s about finding your passion and infusing it into everything we create for you.
Angela Byers | CEO / Managing Partner
Before forming Byers Creative in 2003, Angela worked in the Corporate Communication Department at The Williams Companies. She started Byers Creative out of a spare bedroom of her house; the business — and her world-class team — continues to grow. She has over 20 years of experience in supporting Fortune 100 and 500 clients with their communication, design, public relations and marketing efforts.
Mike Byers | CFO / Managing Partner
With over 25 years of sales, management and accounting experience, Mike has worked in the beverage, gas compression and automotive industries. He joined Byers Creative in 2008 and manages the operational, administrative, finance and accounting work for the company. Mike is the left-brain guy who keeps all of our right-brain creativity rooted in reality.
Andrea Maduro | Art Director
Andrea enjoys collaborating with clients on high-quality, creative projects. She leads our team of talented designers, helping to ensure that the client’s vision is represented through outstanding design. Her background includes print design, branding, web design, email marketing and animation.
Lisa Kleefeld | Graphic Designer / Photographer
With an array of experience from many different fields, Lisa brings a lot to the table. Her ability to unify imagery and content into one moving piece of art has been particularly effective when creating museum displays. Her photography portfolio is also diverse, having worked on a variety of print and web design projects, staff photos, product and landscape photography.
Marquétta Thompson | Graphic Designer
Marquétta is able to quickly conceptualize and execute effective marketing collateral. She enjoys helping clients achieve business development and growth goals through forward-thinking designs and strategies. She boasts an extensive background in visual strategy, layout development, print and digital advertising, brand management, and retail marketing.
Jesse Bennett I Graphic Designer
An experienced advertising art director with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry, Jesse is an award-winning designer. He is skilled in graphics, logo design, advertising, and typography and is a true design professional. With a passion for laying out creative headline treatments, Jesse’s flair goes far beyond just making things look pretty.
Genny Pankey I Graphic Designer
Genny has been designing since before she knew what design was — drawing and creating for as long as she can remember. Specializing in advertising, branding and print design, she enjoys working on mediums that require interactive designs and seamless user interfaces. She sees design as a powerful, shaping force in our lives and hopes to use that force to make a positive impact on those around her.
Harley Jordan I Jr. Graphic Designer
Few have the spunk and determination exhibited by Harley on an everyday basis. With skills that run the design gamut, she most enjoys creating web graphics and improving her illustration prowess. Her love for design stems from her need to solve problems. Helping others solve problems through art and express their purpose through visual creations is right up her alley.
Amanda Merkel | Manager, Digital and Client Services
With a strong background in technical writing and editing, Amanda heads all of our content strategy efforts, both internally and externally. Her extensive knowledge in the AP, MLA and Chicago styles of writing helps our clients communicate their messages effectively. She also leads our digital and client services teams, supervising our marketing strategists, web developers and social media coordinators.
Noël Freeman, SCMP | Director, Business Development & Retention
Building relationships and exploring the array of possibilities available to each of our clients is Noël’s passion. Her past experience includes strategic marketing, graphic design, search engine optimization, media advertising and event coordination. Noël is an intrapreneur and loves assisting professionals on their journeys toward elevating the success of their businesses. Noël also serves as the current board president for IABC Tulsa.
Josh Maxwell | Marketing Strategist
Working with clients in a wide range of industries — manufacturing, oil and gas, health care, consulting and more — Josh develops communication plans that affect change and achieve marketing goals. He desires to promote strong communities using every channel possible, including print design, custom websites, press writing, videography as well as digital marketing. Josh is also a member of Tulsa’s chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Cynthia Farmwald I Marketing Strategist
Cynthia is passionate about building strong relationships with clients and dreaming up out-of-the-box marketing. Her experience in fashion marketing and sales, international sales operations, digital and traditional marketing, licensor relations, and project management give her incredible insight into getting the results our clients want. Few things make her feel more alive than knowing the work she has done was done with excellence.
Andrew Hagni | Web Developer / Designer
As our in-house, front-end web developer, Andrew enjoys working with clients to transform their content into websites that are both beautiful and easy to use. With a background in graphic design, he has an affinity for highly-polished design combined with exceptional user experience. Andrew is also proficient in out-of-the-box technology and media projects.
Natalie Bolton | SEO Strategist / Copywriter
Natalie brings over 15 years of SEO, writing, design and marketing experience to the Byers team. Her past experience includes work in health care, manufacturing, IT, classical music and the arts. She also has experience with public awareness campaigns and is strategic in her approach.
Mikayla Kundel I Social Media Strategist
Combine a love for people, an insatiable curiosity for all things analytics and a relentless pursuit of meaningful ideas, and you get Mikayla. With a background in digital marketing, social media, photography and design, she’s a seasoned strategist who treats her clients’ companies as if they were her own. She balances a sharp creative eye for brand consistency with a passion to ensure everything she does is purposeful, measurable and highly effective at bringing clients closer to their goals.