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
154 Days
Until the Next Birthday
129,618
Bad Puns Told
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Current Side Projects

Our Team

SEO Strategist. Brand Developers. Digital Marketers.

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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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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James McMinn JR
Senior Digital Strategist
James McMinn JR
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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Colby Craig
Project Coordinator + Photographer
Colby Craig
Project Coordinator + Photographer

Colby brings a talent for capturing the elements that make people and organizations unique through her digital photography and marketing agency experience. She cultivates relationships with our clients as project coordinator and helps develop and manage our projects from start to finish.


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Jim Schulman
Senior Art Director
Jim Schulman
Senior Art Director

Jim specializes in pairing the beauty of design with the usable function of digital mediums. He views design in much the way he views hot sauce… spice for spice sake is useless, however, spice that serves as flavor is essential. With over 8 years experience in design, and over 15 years experience in messaging and branding, Jim expertly walks the line between flash and substance, letting the quality of the work speak for itself.


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Jim Courtois
Front-End Developer
Jim Courtois
Front-End Developer

As our new front-end developer, Jim helps us bridge the gap between design and development. With a depth of knowledge in CSS and HTML and a background in design, he develops visually engaging digital presences for our clients.


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Rachel Jurina
Digital Strategist
Rachel Jurina
Digital Strategist

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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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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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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