Janice Ferrante has worked in advertising for more than two decades and she’s got skills and scars to prove it. Starting out at big agencies in New York and New Jersey, it didn’t take long for this Jersey native to realize that her ambitions weren’t destined to stay on the East Coast. Janice is one of the risk-taking, soul-seeking, wander-lusting few who hate to follow the status quo and want nothing more than to be happily immersed in new creative environments. (Sounds like a case for Colorado if you ask us.)
So in 2002, Janice decided that her passions for entrepreneurship and the outdoors would be best served in the company of Boulder’s famous Flatirons. She soon opened Oblique’s doors and has since been proudly serving clients in the automotive, healthcare, software, higher education, footwear, technology and renewable energy industries. Among others.
When she’s not standing at her computer, you can probably find Janice on her motorcycle, a yoga mat or feeding her diehard fixation with fashion. She’s also a lifelong learner who loves to explore the latest industry trends and an ardent traveler who daily integrates international influence into her daring designs.
Hire Natalie Legg, they said. She has tattoos and makes her own kombucha and her brain is an embarrassment of design talent, they said. Well, we nabbed her, and boy are we glad we did. Not only does Natalie geek out on brand identity, packaging, web design and typography, but she legitimately enjoys laying out brand guidelines. We know, crazy. But who are we to argue with a rare talent like that?
Throughout her career, Natalie has designed for massive companies like Gatorade, Quaker, Tropicana and Cover Girl, plus smaller startups (mostly of the organic, sustainable variety), including Ridge38, Love The Wild, Alpha Skincare and Little Secrets candy. Before getting her slant on here at Oblique, she was a senior designer at SMAKK where she worked her magic on SW Basics and Waggo, plus some dynamite digital stuff for Edox and kCura. When she’s not being all design-y, Natalie’s main hobbies are throwing ceramics on the wheel (like that scene from Ghost, but even sexier), camping, hiking, gardening and kicking it farm-style with her cat, six chickens and three dogs. Overalls optional.
Stop and smell the sweet aroma of your every need being met because Kelly Van Woerkom’s in the house, and getting-it-done is her middle name. Actually, it’s Laurel, but you catch our drift. This client service savant never shies away from a challenge and she speaks 2.25 languages (konnichiwa to you) so as far as we’re concerned, she pretty much has it all.
Kelly is as curious as she is professional, which probably has something to do with her stellar resume. After serving agency gigs in Denver and Chicago, the Rocky Mountains beckoned her back with promises of hiking, skiing and proximity to family. Kelly’s already summited ten of the state’s 14ers, plans to nab all 53 before she croaks, and has visited 25 countries—but her sense of adventure doesn’t end with the outdoors. Her career has seen its share of exploration too, including clients in healthcare, education, government agencies, non-profits, technology, fast casual restaurants and furniture. So, if you’re ever in the ‘hood, come say hi to Kelly. She’ll be the one checking to-dos off her list at breakneck speed with a 185-pound newfoundland at her feet.
Keith comes to us by way of Manchester in the north of England. When Keith emigrated to America several years ago, he brought with him a passion for creating coherent, original and distinctive design that always have clients clamoring for more. (We’ve never seen such clamoring). Keith also imported his love of foreign movies, food, technology, start-ups, traveling and football team, Manchester United.
Keith is a supreme talent in a down-to-earth package. To use the vernacular of his home country, Keith is a diamond geezer–meaning a gem of a man you can always count on. Goodness knows we do.
During his many years in logo, print and digital design, Keith has lent his talents to a plethora of global clients in technology, sports, automotive, telecoms, fast casual restaurants and healthcare.
When Keith isn’t turning his hand to design, he enjoys attending concerts, watching his home team run around the football pitch and a good beer. We guarantee his sharp eye and sophisticated design aesthetic will have you clamoring for more too.