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by Aimee Knox

C+F Welcomes A Host of New Talent

As we head into the final stretch of 2014, there’s no sign of slowing down before the end of the year at Copacino+Fujikado. We’ve brought aboard a lot of new talent across all disciplines.

New hires include:

Andrew GallAndrew Gall, Associate Creative Director
Effie Finalist and creator of award-winning work, Andrew was quickly promoted from Senior-Level Copywriter to Creative Director by demonstrating creative ownership of a variety of projects for the Kimberly-Clark (Huggies, Pull-Ups) brand after working only one year at Ogilvy & Mather. Having spent six years in Chicago, Andrew is moving back to Seattle, bringing to C+F his knowledge from working on major brands such as the Chicago Blackhawks, Pledge, The Hemingway Foundation, Landmarks Chicago, KISS FM Radio, and Emporium Arcade Bar. Additionally, Andrew has worked as a Copywriter at Ascentium/HL2 and Cramer-Krasselt. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys writing books and has seen success in his three published works: Everything is Better with a Gorilla, Make Your Own Bucket List, and free e-book Mommy, What’s a Seattle Supersonic?



Scott Howe, Digital Services Manager
Scott brings a wealth of interactive prowess to the C+F team. Scott’s resume is impressive boasting agency gigs at WCG, Attik and Publicis Groupe and working for clients such as Microsoft, T-Mobile, Martha and Getty Images.


Andy WestbrockAndy Westbrock, Sr. Art Director
Before joining the team at C+F, Andy brought his signature wit, charm and creative mind to agencies such as Wexley School for Girls, Publicis West, Sedgewick Rd. and Saatchi & Saatchi LA, where he worked on innovative campaigns for Toyota, Ford, Wilson Tennis, the Seattle Sounders FC, Carhartt, Group Health and T-Mobile to name a few. Since calling C+F home, he’s been busy adding his creative touch to campaigns for clients such as the Seattle Mariners, Washington State University, 14 Hands Winery and Visit Seattle.


Rebecca ArbeeneRebecca Arbeene, Account Supervisor
With past jobs ranging from Event Planning, Public Relations to Marketing Management, Rebecca will be bringing over 12 years of experience to C+F. Rebecca is coming from Phinney Bischoff where as a Senior Account Director she worked on developing campaigns for clients such as BECU, Portland State University, Foster Pepper, the Seattle Symphony, Microsoft, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Trios Health, and The Northwest School. Her experience working with Pacific Northwest brands, as well as in the healthcare and university sector, makes her an ideal fit to be working with C+F clients.


AlyssaGoldberg_2014_1000Alyssa Goldberg, Account Executive
With over four years of experience at full-service marketing agency 206Inc, Alyssa has experience developing integrated marketing campaigns with notable clients Iceland Naturally, The City of Seattle, and Levi Strauss & Company. A graduate of the University of Washington, Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and International Studies.


MelodyKromer_2014_1000Melody Kromer, Account Coordinator
A Montana native and University of Montana graduate, Melody moved to Seattle to start her career in advertising. With prior Account Coordinator experience at Destination Marketing, Melody’s experience in communications, public relations, event coordination and social media marketing, coupled with her driven personality and hard work, has made her an invaluable asset to client Premera Blue Cross. When she isn’t hard at work, you can find her hiking up a mountain, baking delicious treats or playing a game of cards.


KatieBaumann_2014_1000Katie Baumann, Account Coordinator
Katie started off as our Account Management/Engagement Strategy Intern prior to being hired on as our newest Account Coordinator. While studying Communications as a student at Pacific Lutheran University, Katie gained experience as the Senior Administrative Officer and General Manager working at the University’s MediaLab. Other past experiences include internships at Pierce County Office of the Executive, Premier Media Group, and Oak and Cypress Weddings. Katie, an Oregon girl at heart, is a happy Seattle transplant who enjoys knitting in her downtime and traveling whenever possible.


NalinaBaltzo_2014_1000Nalina Baltzo, Executive Assistant
The anchor of our agency, Nalina, contains a vast wealth of information which she uses, coupled with her meticulous attention to detail, to ensure that the C+F agency runs smoothly. Nalina graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in Interior Design, and has past work experience as an In Home Stylist at West Elm, Starbucks Shift Supervisor, and interned at Graypants. As a true Seattle Native, Nalina is a lover of seafood, but also has an appetite for hiking, boating, bird watching and Seattle sports teams.

“The caliber of talent we have at the agency right now is really exciting,” said Mike Hayward, creative director. “We’ve got a diverse group of folks with varied backgrounds and expertise. We’re really well positioned to build on the success we’ve had these past few years. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings for C+F.”

Now you know about our new additions, take a peek at the work they help produce or learn more about our team.