WE ARE FLANNEL
We saw agencies providing only part of a solution. Half of the story. Pieces of answers. We think that's wrong.
We knew we could do better. More. Faster. With honesty and transparency. This should be the norm.
We see. We keep what's good, and fix what's broken.
We build. We implement systems to support the work.
We integrate. We function as, or alongside, internal marketing teams.
We scale. We have a stable of collaborators we trust.
We execute. We know the order of what to do, and when.
Founder & CEO
Past Life: Actor, Playwright and Producer
Melody is a visionary strategist, author and creator who knows how to build and manage the ‘A’ team. Generally, that means getting out of the way, for real.
With specialized training in organizational development and business communication, Melody's singular objective on every project is to build creative trust and collaborative systems to perform high-stakes work.
How she went from 'serious fringe' to an award-winning musical theater performer is hilarious and you should ask her about it.
Chief Creative Officer
Past Life: Video Game Creative Director, UX Consultant, and Super-Villain
Creative isn’t a big enough word to describe what Christian does. He moves mountains to get at your core.
His background in the big-name gaming world means he starts with user experience first. Projects begin with the question, "What do you want people to do?"
From websites to apps to high design marketing collateral, every execution is strategy-driven starting by honoring the user.
His kids are driving him crazy.
Senior Account & Project Manager
Past Life: News Producer and Reporter
Process fanatic and copy guru, Ian is a writer with mad project management skills. Plus an Emmy-nominated journalist with a national reputation.
Ian is married to the calendar and devoted to project scopes. His friendly, dependable communication style makes him a pleasure for clients, and he is the reason our projects meet deadlines and strategic goals.
As a broadcaster, Ian once profiled a 'professional cuddler.' It is the most Portland story he's covered.
Past Life: Mobile Game Designer and Movie Poster Auteur
A true artist who’s managed to keep both her ears, Andriana's skills run the gamut from charcoal sketches to high digital design. She’s never met a medium she couldn’t master.
She doesn’t like to name-drop, but has done work for Fox, Disney and Showtime. No big deal. (SUPER big deal!)
Andriana is the only one of us with a semi-professional headshot, and she’s in front of a pool.
Developer + Digital Strategist
Past Life: Google Pawn and Hard-Core Gamer
Andre is a tech junkie with a knack for being in the right place and the right time.
He's a full-stack developer specializing in front-end development. He keeps the digital space neat and clean, up-to-date and trend-aware. His code kung-fu is fast and furious, and he does it right the first time.
Andre’s photo looks like a Disney Channel shoot and we're here for it.
We are (proudly)
Flannel is woman-owned. That matters.
Our societies require everyone be given a seat at the table. In the US, women have held voting rights for just 100 years. In business, women are still fighting to be promoted and compensated at the same rate as their male counterparts.
At Flannel, all team members are compensated on a matrix based on equality first, with equal access to opportunities for skill building, promotion and leadership. We actively seek women and women-identifying candidates for open positions and expanding teams, and promote ourselves as a women owned business.
We are proud to model a culture of equality for all businesses.
Diversity, EQUITY & INCLUSION Statement
Flannel is anti-racism. There is no place for exclusionary practices in our world. We stand in firm solidarity with Black Lives Matter, with the understanding that for BIPOC, the playing field has never been level. We recognize that the histories we have been taught are incomplete, and that the systems we relied on are inherently racist.
We support protests and civil disobedience as our society’s most effective tool for making change. We provide financial support for organizations doing the work. We listen and learn, change, and admit out loud when our privilege and inherent biases are showing.
Importantly, we collaborate with our clients to facilitate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion conversations with their own teams, develop statements and stances, review and change exclusionary practices, and create action and accountability plans.
We do not have all the answers. Our commitment is to constantly be listening and learning from the work of DEI experts, leaders and organizations, to reframe our outmoded and incorrect ideologies. Our experiences are not equal, and the perspective of BIPOC is primary. Theirs should be the loudest voices, and they are to be believed.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Flannel provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.