Our Culture

Web Designers. Web Developers. Content Writers.

Since 2006, Matchbox Design Group has been igniting innovative ideas and building St. Louis brands. But what we are most proud of is building our agency culture. Our team is chock-full of incredibly talented people who make every day amazing. They bring their A-games to the office and pursue creative passions on the side, which all add an extra dash of awesome sauce to our mix. Learn More about our culture and how all of our different team members are able to work together so well. Get to know our team one by one and you will gain an understanding of how we work well together.

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Awesome Employees
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Cups of Coffee
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Projects Launched
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Until the Next Birthday
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Current Side Projects

Our Team

SEO Strategist. Brand Developers. Digital Marketers.

Brent Feldman
Partner
Brent Feldman
Partner

Brent has overseen award-winning design work for a variety of industries, such as healthcare, higher education, architecture, packaged goods, retail, technology and more. Brent sees his job as more than simply building brands. He sees his job as anticipating a client’s unmet and unforeseen needs to deliver strategic solutions.


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Cullen Whitmore
Partner
Cullen Whitmore
Partner

Cullen spent years in the architectural industry prior to starting Matchbox Design Group. Cullen is a master of process and is relentlessly monitoring the emerging development and engagement trends, UX best practices and platform capabilities.


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James McMinn
Senior Digital Strategist
James McMinn
Senior Digital Strategist

James is a savvy digital marketing specialist with a Masters of Science in Internet Marketing. For the past thirteen years, he has been specializing in website design and SEO. He has a super sharp analytical mind and a finely tuned creative eye for marketing initiatives that optimize brands. He also owns a t-shirt shop, too.


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Rachel Jurina
Copywriting Lead
Rachel Jurina
Copywriting Lead

Rachel comes to us with a background in journalism and marketing with a sweet spot for client relations. Writing has always been her passion and in this unique position she gets to combine that passion with the practicality and importance of SEO. Her ability to formulate well-optimized content for a variety of industries makes her an essential member of our SEO team. 


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Alex Shaw
UI/UX Designer
Alex Shaw
UI/UX Designer

Alex is a self-taught designer who specializes in UI/UX design. He brings a unique perspective to the team providing insight into user intent and accessibility. He has a knack for identifying a company’s audience and goals, then blending those two elements together to result in a design that is both tasteful and intuitive.


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Amber Alesi
SEO Account Manager
Amber Alesi
SEO Account Manager

Amber comes to us with an extensive background in digital marketing with an SEO focus. She handles the day-to-day interactions with our SEO clients and presents complex data-filled reports in an easily digestible manner. Her well-organized and analytical nature keeps projects running smoothly and makes her a vital component to our SEO team. 


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Mark Patterson
Development Manager
Mark Patterson
Development Manager

Mark is our unicorn who understands technical website development and is also a skilled project manager. He knows the details of what developers work on and spends time organizing dev projects which puts team members in the best position to succeed. He owns the delivery of project commitments and is always looking to improve productivity. 


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Jeramy Hing
Developer
Jeramy Hing
Developer

Jeremy is a talented, laid back, and creative individual. He is an experienced web developer with excellent communication skills and a knack for solving complex tech problems. We’re excited to add yet another talented developer to our team to assist with website builds, strategy, and problem-solving.


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Vanessa Sickles
Junior Developer
Vanessa Sickles
Junior Developer

Vanessa brings a robust set of design skills to the development table. Her eye for interactive design helps create a streamlined experience for users. She also maintains relationships with our clients as a support liaison, speaking “development nerd” fluently to those who aren’t quite as familiar.


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Tracey Jones
Junior Developer
Tracey Jones
Junior Developer

Tracey comes to us with a background in customer service and support. As a junior developer, Tracey helps to resolve and debug issues for our clients which can range from quick fixes to deep-rooted technical issues. No matter the challenge, Tracey can handle it which is why she’s become such an essential part of our development team.


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JP Phillippe
Junior Copywriter
JP Phillippe
Junior Copywriter

JP comes to us with a unique background in comedy writing and scriptwriting. He is a fun, creative individual with a passion for words. No matter the subject matter, JP always finds a way to make it interesting and to truly connect with the audience. Aside from his writing, he’s highly skilled in content strategy, website optimization, and perfectly timed jokes.


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Sebastian Marton
Business Development Representative
Sebastian Marton
Business Development Representative

Sebastian is our sales guy. He helps out with business development by finding new opportunities, collecting leads and building relationships. He’s an extremely driven individual with a wealth of marketing knowledge and passion for providing solutions to those in need. Mix a “rise and grind” mentality with a chill and personable demeanor and you’ve got Sebastian!


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