Understanding. Ideation. Execution.

Our process is driven by passionate people who are skilled in creating content and designing award-winning communications. We partner with your marketing team to complete our simple Z Creative Strategy Brief. This mutual effort helps us develop a wide range of initial concepts that evolve into final executions.

We have experience with regional, national and international consumer brands in a variety of industries. Our expertise spans healthcare, insurance and financial services, home improvement, electronics and security, as well as real estate, banking and retail organizations. On the B2B side, we have a depth of expertise in marketing for associations, trade groups, highly complex/high value products and service providers.

Our boutique approach eliminates the four-deep staffing that slows down projects and fattens invoices—and it’s also more fun this way! We’ll work with your marketing team on a project-by-project basis or on a retainer as your personal “in-house” team.

Our Services

  • Advertising Campaign Development
  • Branding Campaign Design & Development
  • Design & Copywriting
  • Direct Mail Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Exhibit & Tradeshow Design & Development
  • Integrated Marketing Campaigns
  • Name Generation
  • Sales Collateral
  • Social Media
  • Radio, TV & Web Video
  • Voice of the Customer Research
  • Website Design & Development

Clients

Team

Our staff is made up of designers, content creators and project coordinators who are marketers at heart.

Joe Zeller
President

Joe Zeller

As president of Zeller Marketing & Design, Joe is in charge of overseeing and managing daily activities, client relations and sales. He provides strategic and creative direction to employees while still allowing his team the freedom to do what they do best. When he’s not directing his creative team, Joe enjoys playing soccer, watching sports and throwing pottery. The proud father of three also enjoys visiting his children—all of whom have graduated college and started their own careers.
LouAnn Zeller
Vice President

LouAnn Zeller

LouAnn is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and co-founder of Zeller Marketing and Design. She is dedicated to keeping the business running smoothly. LouAnn has a keen sense of typography and balance, and she inspires the team to create simple, clean, consistent, high-quality design. Her many other roles include art direction, accounting, human resources, office operations, IT management, client reporting and event planning. An empty-nest mother of three, LouAnn enjoys spending her free time cuddling with her dog Oscar, gardening, birdfeeding, online shopping and visiting her children in their respective states from coast to coast (New Jersey, Wisconsin, California).
Bob Fugate
Associate Creative Director/Copywriter

Bob Fugate

Bob has served as a marketing consultant and content creator across all media. He helps clients develop their brand positioning from the ground up, along with content for web, print, direct mail, digital marketing, cross-media campaigns, video, radio and TV. Bob is an alumnus of Leo Burnett and DMB&B—and a ten-time CLIO finalist. He has done work for clients that include Kemper, CNA Insurance, Harris Bank, Budweiser, 3M and Honeywell. When Bob is not working, he enjoys reading biographies, watching YouTube videos and operating his ham radio station.
Joel Davies
Web and Multimedia Developer

Joel Davies

A team member since 1995, Joel is Zeller Marketing & Design’s senior employee! He specializes in all forms of media production including responsive web design, HTML preprocessing workflows, WordPress/CMS implementation, video animation and editing, social media and SEO. Joel is an avid Roku binge-watcher. A graduate of Northwestern University, he also enjoys old-school amusements like reading chunks of bound paper.
Jen Walker
Senior Designer

Jen Walker

Fueled by her passion for design, Jen excels at producing creative that gets results. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Jen has worked with top-tier clients such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Primex Wireless, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices since her start at Zeller Marketing & Design in 2004. Her dedication and positive demeanor provide the basis for outstanding client relationships. Jen enjoys spending time with her husband and their twin children. She also enjoys photography, traveling and cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks.
Oscar Zeller
Urination Specialist

Oscar Zeller

Oscar functions as vice presidential bodyguard and is built low to the ground for stealth. The barking and jingling dog tags interfere a bit with the stealth. Oscar spends most of the day in his bed on top of the vice president’s desk. His secondary duties include cuddling, peeing without warning, and halitosis. A rescue dog who has earned a little slack, Oscar has been an office fixture since 2010, and when we say fixture, we mean he rarely leaves that bed. Besides sleeping, Oscar enjoys playing with plastic bowls and begging for treats.
Andy Sauder
Senior Designer

Andy Sauder

Andy works directly with project managers, copywriters, developers, SEO analysts, UI/UX specialists, photographers and social media experts. He has created corporate identities, websites, email and print campaigns, packaging, exhibit graphics and an occasional temporary tattoo. Driven by a passion for good design and good coffee, he has years of experience with clients such as ADT Security, AT&T, Comcast, The Nature Conservancy and many local businesses. Andy is a jack-of-all-trades, dabbling in coffee roasting, beer brewing, cyclocross racing, dog walking and screen printing portraits of sasquatches.
Chris Kowalski
Web Developer

Chris Kowalski

Chris is typically knee-deep in code, helping create dynamic and stylish websites, emails, and online marketing campaigns for a variety of local and national corporations such as Eastman Kodak, Gallagher Asphalt, Jameson Sothebys International Realty and Protection 1 Security. Keeping pace with the latest innovations in online technologies, he is able to offer clients a wide variety of solutions based on his familiarity with numerous platforms, methods and assets to provide a rewarding marketing experience. Chris has a unique fondness for the outdoors. Whether he’s camping, hiking, biking or canoeing, Chris always finds time to get outside and take a break from the computer screen.
Kailee Rose
Senior Designer

Kailee Rose

Kailee joined Zeller Marketing & Design in 2012 as an Iowa State University graduate. She is known for her innovative thinking, dedication and drive. Kailee's design work has been appreciated by Kodak, Real Living Real Estate, Hines & Associates, Gallagher Asphalt and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. She believes that graphic design is about creativity and producing out-of-the-box solutions for clients, which shows in all of her projects. But don’t be fooled, Kailee is as equally enthusiastic about her downtime, which includes shopping, cooking, working out, traveling or simply relaxing with friends.
Danielle Magana
Project Manager

Danielle Magana

Since joining Zeller Marketing & Design in 2013, Danielle has helped deliver numerous marketing campaigns and events/tradeshows for our clients. As an experienced project manager with a background in design, she has a keen eye for catching typos and ensuring files are buttoned up for print production. Danielle’s ability to respond quickly to client needs and meet tight deadlines makes her a vital member of the Zeller Marketing team. When she’s not juggling multiple tasks, she enjoys slowing down to spend time with her husband and son. Danielle is always in pursuit of new places to explore—whether it’s wandering around the city, taking a trip to the beach or hiking through the mountains.
Morgan Anderson
Administrative Assistant

Morgan Anderson

Morgan’s job at Zeller Marketing & Design is pretty straightforward: keeping things running smoothly. As administrative assistant, Morgan’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) filing, mailing, opening job folders, replenishing supplies, answering phones, greeting clients, and keeping the office area neat. Morgan is the face of the business front, and with previous experience as a sales associate and a stay-at-home mom, she is just the right person for the job. When she isn’t keeping things tidy here at the office, she is taking care of business at home. She loves working with kids, especially her son, Liam. Aside from raising a family, Morgan is also fond of animals and enjoys movies, music, and art.
James Brouder
Senior Designer

James Brouder

James joined Zeller Marketing & Design in May 2016 and has been fortunate to have worked on many top brands including ADT Security, Subway, Corona Extra, Modelo and LiftMaster. He excels at both print and exhibit design—creating ADT’s annual exhibit space for Global Security Exchange (GSX) and Consumer Electronics Show (CES). He is passionate about woodworking and adventuring. He often spends his free time wakeboarding, snowmobiling, snowboarding, renovating his 1946 Georgian home, designing/building furniture, or just hanging out with family, friends and his dog, Olive.
Dave Moy
Senior Designer

Dave Moy

Dave is an accomplished graphic designer, illustrator and front-end developer who has done work for Quill, DePaul University and Abbott Laboratories. Since joining the Zeller team in November 2016, this Northern Illinois University alum can be found creating marketing materials for ADT Security, Chicago Testing Lab and MB Financial Bank. He is a stickler for meeting deadlines and works patiently with clients to achieve perfection. In between mouse-clicks, Dave is learning how to fingerpick a guitar. He also relishes spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Belle Goble
Administrative Assistant

Belle Goble

Belle is our master organizer, keeping the office neat and orderly while performing many receptionist and administrative duties. Belle has associate degrees in Liberal Studies and Science from Elgin Community College and majored in Office Administration of Technology and Informational Processing. She has worked as an executive assistant at State Farm Insurance, Elgin Community College and Rieke Office Interiors. “Family is the most important thing to me,” she says. When she isn’t caring for her parents, three children, husband and dog, she enjoys shopping with her girls, cooking and cocktails. She characterizes herself as a walking zombie with too much energy!