Left Right Media is a branding and marketing agency in Austin, Texas, founded in 2014.
The firm specializes in branding and positioning, visual identity, web development, and digital marketing. With diverse backgrounds in journalism, design, advertising, and engineering, Left Right Media has a rare formula for producing engaging storytelling and delivering transformational results.
MEET OUR TEAM
After a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics and Mathematics from Austin College, a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and nine years experience as an electrical engineer at IBM, Chris began a career path that combined his analytical thinking with his passion for art. He independently launched Austin’s first digital magazine, Citygram Austin (the foundation on which Left Right Media was built), and is driven by defining differentiators for our clients through branding and design.
Chris has a natural ability to cultivate talent and believes in the power of diversity and creative collaboration to make unique work that creates results. As an avid reader and networker, Chris is a great resource for our clients on not just where the market is, but where it’s going to be next. Chris has been widely recognized for his many accomplishments and his dedication to teaching and mentorship. He has spoken at Adobe MAX, Parson’s New School of Design, The University of Texas, Texas State University, and is a brand mentor for The Founder Institute.
Empowering design with technology is what makes him Left Right.
Art Director and Web Developer
Olivia is a natural artist. She has an eye for inspiration and the talent to translate her discoveries into wow-factors with every project. As the Art Director for Citygram Austin and TRIBEZA Magazine, Olivia made stories jump off the page with her unique aesthetic. As a teacher, Olivia works with our clients on software training and project maintenance. A traveler and lover of interior design, Olivia draws inspiration from her many adventures.
Olivia joined Left Right Media after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism, Certificate in Digital Arts and Media and a Minor in French. While growing up in New York, Olivia dreamed of being an architect, and now builds on digital platforms with precision and seamless function. She is a brilliantly creative problem-solver, and brings ideas and wireframes to life with code.
Stunning art direction and functional web design are what make her Left Right.
Account Manager and Senior Copywriter
Becca’s management experience in the startup space and her degree in journalism from the University of Texas (where she co-founded the successful student digital magazine Orange), make her an incredible account manager and listener for our clients. Becca makes sure all of our projects progress efficiently and on-schedule by facilitating clear communication, even during extremely quick turnarounds.
A lifelong student of her craft, Becca loves reading books and magazines in our client’s fields, as well as fiction for the creative perspective it lends to her process. Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit and a true love for great advertising, Becca is driven to push the boundaries of our client’s success with marketing concepts that combine impactful design and compelling copywriting. She is always seeking to find words that not only have meaning but a rhythm and beat that evoke emotion.
Efficient project management and compelling copywriting are what make her Left Right.
Mike has a track record of writing clean, efficient and testable code. As Left Right Media’s developer, Mike builds custom websites that are functional like the user would expect with subtle elements of surprise built into the design. His passion lies in working with dynamic teams to produce truly great products.
Mike knows that the development world is constantly in motion, so he continuously develops his skillset by staying up-to-date with emerging technologies and processes. He is adaptable and quick on his feet—allowing him to spot issues in code as soon as they arise and course correct as needed. Outside of work, Mike is energized by hiking the Greenbelt and being outdoors. He’s also an adventurous eater, always willing to try foods that offer a different cultural perspective from his own.
Web development and creative problem solving are what make him Left Right.
Content Marketing Director
With a degree in advertising from The University of Texas at Austin, Rebecca is a storyteller at heart. As a lifelong learner, she loves diving headfirst into the discovery phase of a project to truly understand her client’s goals and their target audience. To Rebecca, it’s not just about creating compelling storylines through her clients’ digital content, social media posts, and digital ads; it’s about finding that audience through good data and instincts.
Her written words are only strengthened by her photography talent. Specializations in interior and portrait photography allow Rebecca to organically bring our clients’ stories to life on today’s popular content channels. Additionally, her background as an SEO specialist allows her to drive engagement for her clients by optimizing their presence and visibility online. With an analytical mind, and razor-sharp eye for data, Rebecca can make sense of any and all Google Analytics you throw her way.
Data analysis and photographic storytelling are what make her Left Right.
Annette’s background as an interior designer and education from The Art Institute of Austin gives her a unique lens for graphic design. She has a keen understanding of form, balance, and color that allows her to craft beautiful, yet functional designs in every application. From digital design (custom illustrations, animations, and websites) to physical design (print materials and hand-made paper prototypes)—Annette can do it all.
Annette finds inspiration in the calming, neutral spaces of Scandinavian interior design and the modern simplicity of Australian architecture. She’s also an avid painter, taking cues from the abstract and expressionist eras. Her eyes are always open to the world around her, which means she finds inspiration in every place she visits. Her unbound creativity brings a level of artistry to every project she takes on.
Design precision and artistic expression are what make her Left Right.
Marketing Analyst Intern
Andrea is fueled by an intense curiosity for the world around her. Her studies in Anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin have taught her how to not only study other cultures and behaviors, but see the world from multiple vantage points. As a marketing analyst for Left Right Media, Andrea uses her research expertise to uncover valuable data and positioning opportunities for our clients. She then helps apply that data to every piece of the clients’ journey—from content marketing to advertising campaign development to website user flow.
Her openness to learning gives Andrea the focus necessary to fully understand our client’s businesses and uncover compelling opportunities. Inspired by travel and nature (get her to tell you about the summer she spent working on a farm in Costa Rica, seriously), Andrea applies everything she learns outside of the office to creating targeted, customized work for our clients.
Research expertise and cultural perspective are what make her Left Right.