About

About

Out of the ordinary since 1997.

Studio Science is a design & innovation consultancy. We work with established market leaders, enterprise software companies, and assertive venture-backed startups to deliver transformative brands, products and services.

For more than 20 years, we have empowered enterprise-level clients to pursue innovation with agility and intention, while helping venture-backed startups move ahead with tenacity, confidence, and industry know-how.

Innovative brands trust Studio Science to create meaningful value and carve a clear path forward.

Teamwork at Studio Science

The next curve? We’re already there.

Our team is endlessly curious. It compels us to face challenges head-on, and leads us to new solutions. We’re known to launch unique endeavors of our own, partnering closely with founders and early stage startups.

The result: Studio Science Labs, an incubator focused on launching new businesses built by the Studio Science team and partners who inspire us.

We were born
to do this.

UI/UX Designer
Seth Richardson

Seth Richardson

UI/UX Designer

Seth is a UI/UX Designer at Studio Science, specializing in digital product design.

Before joining Studio Science, Seth worked as a Web Designer for Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company, where he lead web design and development, email marketing campaigns and national marketing campaigns.

Seth grew up in northwest Ohio and attended Grace College where he earned a degree in Graphic Design. He lives on the west side of Indianapolis with his wife Allie, their son Jedidiah and dog Nala. Outside of work, you can find Seth enjoying time with his family and exploring the outdoors by mountain biking, hiking, and hunting.

Chris Belli
VP, Marketing & Business Development
Chris Belli

Chris Belli

VP, Marketing & Business Development

Chris serves as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development overseeing the strategic marketing of Studio Science as well as all sales activities.

Before joining Studio Science, Chris led the sales and marketing team for international thoroughbred racing enterprise Swettenham, based in Melbourne, Australia, with representation in Hong Kong, the USA and United Kingdom. He has over 15 years of experience serving in executive leadership roles from senior sales to marketing strategy and business development.

In addition to his managing responsibilities, Chris focuses on advancing Studio Science’s brand vision, establishing meaningful partnerships and enhancing new client experiences.

He is known for his expertise in building strategies from the ground up, re-calibrating existing brands, leading teams requiring high volume sales, and spearheading collaborative efforts with creative resources on all levels of marketing.

Chris, his wife and three children relocated from Australia to Indianapolis in 2016. He has since adopted the Colts and Pacers as his home team—while keeping Australian Football and Horse Racing near to his heart.

Summer Fisher
Designer
Summer Fisher

Summer Fisher

Designer

Summer is a designer on the brand team at Studio Science. Her passion for beautiful design, thorough research, and smart marketing tactics are rooted in a natural curiosity, fascination with psychology, and empathetic design.

Prior to joining the Studio Science team, Summer taught design at Indiana Wesleyan University. In addition to being a professor, she designed brands out of the Foundry and actively engaging within the community. As part of city planning and environmental design projects through Marion Design Co., she first discovered her interest in human-centered design strategy.

Working with communities, students, organizations & businesses, pushed Summer to develop effective learning environments and invaluable brand structures. She strives to approach every design problem with sensitivity to perspective and background.

She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.

Outside of her work, she is most likely to be found reading, outside enjoying the weather, or watching a movie.

Chad Hostetter
Designer
Chad Hostetter

Chad Hostetter

Designer

Chad is a designer at Studio Science, specializing in product design and front-end development.

Chad first started at Studio Science in the Spring of 2014 as a Design Intern. Since then, he joined the Studio Science design team full time, won two office ping pong tournaments, and advanced his role as a designer at High Alpha.

In the Fall of 2016, Chad joined the High Alpha design team—serving as Design Lead for pre-launch portfolio companies. He touches every aspect of the business from brand, product, and strategy to marketing and print materials. In addition to his expertise in product design and front-end development, Chad brings an unparalleled level of optimism and thoroughness to every project—he can tackle anything from a brand identity to user experience flow.

In his free time Chad loves to stay active by participating in agency kickball, disc sports, and outdoor activities. He graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Visual Communications.

Senior Designer
Evan Strater

Evan Strater

Senior Designer

Evan is a multi-disciplinary Senior Designer with a focus on product strategy, UX, and visual design for both web and mobile experiences. He has partnered with brands like ExactTarget, Angie’s List, and Salesforce to develop winning brand, marketing, and product solutions.

Prior to Studio Science, Evan worked for years in the restaurant industry, serving in customer service and management roles. He attended Herron School of Art and Design graduating with a BFA in Visual Communication.

An Indiana native, Evan lives in Fishers with his wife, Leticia, and son, Adrian.

Client Experience Manager
Eric Baker

Eric Baker

Client Experience Manager

Eric is Studio Science’s Client Experience Manager. He drives strategic growth and tactical business results by steering the alignment between the client team and Studio Science’s delivery team of designers, developers, strategists, and writers.

Prior to Studio Science, Eric worked in the health insurance industry leading a team in the creation and development of custom health insurance benefit plans. He exceeded client expectations by maintaining the relationship between multiple internal departments and external vendors, all while adhering to insurance policy and guidelines.

He is an active member of East 91st Street Christian Church, where he serves on the Outreach Leadership Team communicating local, national, and international service opportunities.

Eric graduated from Indiana University with a degree in psychology. Currently residing in Indianapolis, you’ll often find him outside playing tennis, golf, hunting and fishing.

Jeremy Steiner
Designer
Jeremy Steiner

Jeremy Steiner

Designer

Jeremy is a storyteller, not in the traditional sense of spoken words or letters on a page, but through visual language. Jeremy’s strengths in brand identity and illustration breathe life into Studio Science’s clients’ stories and provide a layer of depth that goes far beyond surface aesthetics.

Jeremy cut his teeth at Mediasauce—a digital advertising agency in Carmel, Indiana—as an intern in 2011 and was then brought on as a full-time production artist. In a short period of time, he was promoted to a graphic designer position where he honed his skills creating powerful visual stories.

Jeremy joined the Studio Science team in 2013 as a designer and continues to serve the company within that role. Jeremy plays an integral part in crafting brand identities for many of Studio Science’s clients, including Return Path, Octiv, Clustertruck, and Second Nature. Jeremy is also a key player in Studio Science’s partnership with Salesforce.

Striving to join in the cultivation of Indianapolis’ creative community, Jeremy volunteers with the local CreativeMornings chapter by designing promotional posters for the events and by helping to facilitate the events themselves. Additionally, Jeremy has partnered with Pattern magazine to celebrate Indianapolis through his passion for illustration.

Senior Strategist
Molly Monceaux

Molly Monceaux

Senior Strategist

Molly is a Senior Strategist at Studio Science. As part of the Research & Strategy team, she is determined to gain a deep understanding of our clients’ brands through the study of their objectives, challenges, and most importantly, their customers, in order to develop a more meaningful and memorable brand experience.

Molly comes with a diverse marketing background including brand and sponsorship strategy, event planning and logistics, media relations, social media, copywriting, and project management which have all taught her to have a keen eye on the impact of a brand’s strategic approach to the market.

Most recently, Molly worked for CSM Sport & Entertainment (formerly JMI), the leading motorsports marketing agency in the world, where she was the strategic lead on all client, prospect, and brand projects. She has worked with some of the world’s largest brands including Verizon and Diageo, as well as some local, Indianapolis-based brands like Fuzzy’s Vodka.

Molly grew up in McCordsville and attended Saint Mary’s College where she received a degree in Humanistic Studies. Molly now lives in Indianapolis with her husband Brandon, their two children, Evie and Keating, and their Springer Spaniel, Gumbeaux.

Founder
Kristian Andersen

Kristian Andersen

Founder

Kristian works with entrepreneurs and business leaders to design compelling brand experiences, create new business models, and innovate new products and services. Kristian founded Studio Science and is a Partner at High Alpha, a new venture studio that conceives, operates, and scales enterprise cloud companies.

Previously, Kristian was an active angel investor, co-founding Gravity Ventures, a seed-stage venture fund, and several software companies, including Octiv, Lessonly, Visible, and Pathagility.

Kristian has a diverse background in technology, design, and venture capital. He is frequently invited to speak on the intersection of design and entrepreneurship at events, such as SXSW, HOW Design, and Transform (Oslo). Kristian and his work have been featured in publications, such as Print Magazine, Graphic Design USA, Logo Lounge, and on cable and network TV, including Your Business (MSNBC), Inside Indiana Business (WFYI), and more. Kristian has been recognized as a member of the Forty Under 40 class by both the Indianapolis Business Journal and Arkansas Business, as the 2016 Alumni of the Year (Anderson University), and Designer of the Week by Print Magazine.

In addition to maintaining several corporate board directorships, Kristian is actively involved in a number of philanthropic and nonprofit endeavors. He co-founded the Speak Easy, serving as the first board chair, founded the Arkansas Fellowship, and previously served as the Chairman of the Harrison Center for the Arts.

Kristian has been married to his wife Brandi for 15 years, and together they have 6 children. He prioritizes his faith, his family and is passionate about entrepreneurship, design, conservation, hunting, fishing, gardening and the outdoors.

Cole Farrell
Senior Writer & Content Strategist
Cole Farrell

Cole Farrell

Senior Writer & Content Strategist

Cole develops content strategies, assists with research, and produces foundational documents for Studio Science clients. He transforms insights into ideas and ideas into executable strategy.

Cole earned his master’s degree at Ball State University, where he studied both critical and creative writing.

Equal parts idea generator and research nerd, Cole comes to Studio Science with a varied writing background. Most recently, he was a copywriter at a boutique creative agency where he helped clients discover, develop and maintain consistent voices across print, television, radio and other deliverables.

In addition to his client work, Cole writes narrative nonfiction—personal essays that are continually fascinated with community and his place in it. Through writing that is often vulnerable, he is motivated by author Abigail Thomas’s advice to “be honest, dig deep, or don’t bother.”

Cole lives in Woodruff Place with his partner Aric and eventually an adorable rescue dog. When not at his writing desk, you can often find him with a book in hand or a Broadway Cast Recording playing over his headphones.

VP, Research, Strategy & Design
Christopher Vice

Christopher Vice

VP, Research, Strategy & Design

Christopher guides our research, strategy and design teams to develop meaningful brands, services and products. He is passionate about identifying opportunities to generate solutions that meet the real needs of everyday people and advance organizational objectives.

Over the past 25 years, Christopher has held agency and enterprise leadership roles in Los Angeles, Burlington, Vermont, New York City and Miami. He’s led a wide variety of customer experience design and strategic branding engagements for major brands including AT&T, Citibank, Viacom, Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Converse, Specialized Bicycles and Brooks Brothers. In 2000, he was Vice President of Brand Marketing at Sapient, an S&P 500 business and technology consulting firm.

His work has been featured in numerous national and international book and periodical publications including American Center for Design, Brandweek, Architectural Record, ID Magazine, Emigré Magazine and Idea Magazine (Japan).

From 2002 to 2012, Christopher served as the founding chairperson of the Design Thinking Leadership master’s degree program at Indiana University. During his career in higher education, he was appointed as Scholar of Political Engagement at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Christopher is a frequent public speaker on the topics of service design, customer experience design, people-centered innovation and design thinking. In 2007, he delivered the keynote address at the Design Management Institute’s international conference.

Growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina, Christopher attended North Carolina State University. He completed a master’s degree at California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Christopher is committed to lifelong learning. Activities include continuing executive education studies at Harvard Business School.

Mark Williams
Designer
Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Designer

Mark is a designer and front-end developer at Studio Science. He primarily spends his time designing digital product interfaces, interactions, and experiences.

Before joining Studio Science, Mark worked as a product designer at a local nonprofit called People For Urban Progress, and ran a small leather goods business called Jack Heinz.

In June of 2015, Mark began as an intern at Studio Science and joined the team as a full-time employee three months later. During his internship, Mark had the opportunity to work on marketing websites for EFL, Midwest Center for Joint Repair and The Oaks Academy, and software design for Studio Science Lab companies like Octiv.

Mark currently works on the team that is embedded within our partner company, High Alpha. As he grew into his full-time role, he gravitated toward product design and crafting digital interactions and experiences. Now he’s working on product and marketing design for Sigstr, Zylo and ClearScholar.

For someone working in tech, Mark spends an unusual amount of his free time offline—reading, biking around Indianapolis, and hiking. Mark can be found at local events such as Creative Mornings, AIGA studio tours, hackathons, and occasionally guest lecturing on design at The Iron Yard. He enjoys living downtown, and walks to work every day.

Mark graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Entrepreneurship.

Senior Designer
Brian White

Brian White

Senior Designer

Brian is a Senior Designer at Studio Science, where he works with our clients to tell their unique brand stories through researching, analyzing and visualizing custom solutions for their businesses.

After graduating from Ball State University, he was hired as a Graphic Designer and ultimately transitioned to Senior Designer at Just Marketing International (now part of CSM Sport & Entertainment), a motorsports-specific marketing agency. In this role he partnered with clients like UPS, Crown Royal and LG Electronics to extend their brand presence into motorsports.

Brian began his work at Studio Science in 2012 as an independent contractor and within a few months was hired full-time—playing an active role on our Brand Strategy team visualizing solutions for Salesforce, Angie’s List, SalesLoft and more. He also works with our internal team as a mentor and advisor to inspire our culture and formalize best practices.

In addition to his primary role, he is an avid photographer and partners with our clients to capture their cultures in unique ways. Brian is also actively involved in the design community and spends time with local university students reviewing portfolios and providing them with insights that he’s gained over his professional career.

Director, Client Experience
Alexandra Allinson

Alexandra Allinson

Director, Client Experience

As the Director of Client Experience, Alexandra drives Studio Science’s commitment to providing world-class client service. She leads the Client Experience managers to focus on our client’s goals and perspectives, and be in touch with their needs to ultimately drive success for their business.

The Client Experience team also ensures that projects are planned, resourced, and prioritized properly throughout our cross-organizational teams, and that we’re utilizing our talent to their fullest capabilities.

Before joining the Studio Science team, Alexandra spent four years building out the project management organization and managing the Client Services Operations efforts at SmarterHQ, a behavioral marketing platform focused on personalizing visitor interactions. She has worked closely with retail brands such as Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Lord & Taylor, Sam’s Club, Finish Line, Eddie Bauer, and Expedia.

Alexandra earned her Bachelor’s degree in Product Development from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. During her time in Manhattan, she worked for Jonathan Adler, where she fell in love with interior design. After four years in Manhattan, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in management and merchandising for Nordstrom and Jimmy Choo, as well as in Costume Design for movies & television.

She now lives in the Cottage Home neighborhood, just east of downtown. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Kevin, tending to the community garden, cooking, practicing yoga, and traveling around the world.

Amanda Jones
Director of Special Projects and Executive Assistant
Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones

Director of Special Projects and Executive Assistant

Amanda Jones serves as Director of Special Projects and Executive Assistant to Kristian Andersen, Founder of Studio Science and Partner at High Alpha.

Prior to working at Studio Science, Amanda joined the Orr Fellowship in 2013. In the Fellowship, she worked as a Client Success and Product Enablement Manager at a marketing firm for two years.

Following the Fellowship, Amanda started at Studio Science and immediately began working with Kristian, who was in the midst of co-founding what is now known as High Alpha, a venture studio that conceives, operates, and scales enterprise cloud companies. Amanda has supported High Alpha since its inception, implementing operational procedures and providing multifaceted personnel and office support. Her first project was managing the office buildout for High Alpha and its upcoming portfolio companies.

Amanda’s chief focus is optimizing Kristian’s time, ensuring it is spent efficiently and effectively. Her duties include scheduling, fielding requests, communicating on his behalf, reviewing and preparing documents, and directing his energy when and where needed. Amanda also serves as an Office and Events Manager at High Alpha. She is known for being very fast-paced, driven, diligent, detail-oriented, and thorough.

Outside of the office, you can find Amanda exploring new restaurants and bars, staying active on the Cultural Trail, and relaxing at her home in Fountain Square. She loves living in Indianapolis.

Amanda graduated from Ball State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and minors in Professional Writing and Telecommunications.

Casey Gawthrop
Director, Research & Strategy
Casey Gawthrop

Casey Gawthrop

Director, Research & Strategy

Casey directs research and strategy activities in addition to providing editorial direction across all client deliverables. He has helped a diverse portfolio of clients develop a deeper understanding of people, design more meaningful brand experiences, and create more innovative solutions.

Casey benefits from an eclectic educational background, but if you ask him he will probably tell you he’s simply schooled in perspective. He holds a master’s degree in history, with a focus on cultural history, and a bachelor’s degree in PR, with a focus on sociology and propaganda.

After taking time off to teach college history courses Casey joined JMI, the world’s largest motorsports marketing agency. During his tenure as brand manager he helped redefine the agency’s brand identity, capabilities, and marketing strategy. While at JMI he also helped create some remarkably cool campaigns for global brands such as Verizon and Farmers Insurance.

Casey lives in Indianapolis with his wife Jill and their son Noah. If he can’t be found at home or in the office, he’s probably off the grid—fly rod in hand—pursuing fish and enlightenment, both of which continue to elude him.

Laura Kuhn
Client Experience Manager
Laura Kuhn

Laura Kuhn

Client Experience Manager

Laura is a Client Experience Manager at Studio Science, working with both clients and Studio Science team members to ensure a streamlined project process and timely deliverables.

Prior to Studio Science, Laura worked as a technology designer and project manager, designing low voltage infrastructure inside new and existing buildings throughout Indiana and its neighboring states. Laura has worked alongside many large architecture firms and educational institutions in Indiana, such as BSA Lifestructures, Ratio, CSO, Purdue University, Indiana University, Butler University, Indianapolis Public Schools, and The Metropolitan District of Washington Township.

At Studio Science, Laura is a master of communication and organization. She creates schedules, breaks down tasks, manages budgets, and oversees projects as the lead point of contact. As a part of the operations team, Laura also assists with various daily tasks to ensure that the office as a whole runs as smoothly as possible.

Laura obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with Academic Distinction in Industrial Engineering Technology from Purdue University. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Laura lives with her boyfriend, Glenn, and their dog, Harry. You will often find her drinking a cup of tea, riding her bike on the Monon Trail, and exploring new places and spaces around Indianapolis.

Eugene Ernsberger
Senior Front-End Developer
Eugene Ernsberger

Eugene Ernsberger

Senior Front-End Developer

Eugene is a Senior Front-End Developer at Studio Science focused on executing digital strategies and enhancing brand perception through evocative, meaningful interactive experiences.

Eugene first moved to Indianapolis to pursue a Visual Communication degree Herron School of Art + Design. After graduating, he soon joined the ranks of Lodge Design as their Interactive Director. While at Lodge, he helped develop and deploy digital strategies for a wide variety of brands from local artisanal popsicle vendors to nationally recognized tourist attractions. He’s also had the opportunity to go back to his alma mater to teach a course on Visual Design for the Web.

When away from the office, he spends much of his time in his local neighborhood of Irvington with his wife, kids, and Meat Loaf the family chug (chihuahua + pug). Eugene craves exploration and learning new things both at and away from the computer.

Senior Front-End Developer
Austin Woodall

Austin Woodall

Senior Front-End Developer

Austin is a Senior Front-End Developer at Studio Science turning static designs into rich interactive web, application, and mobile experiences.

Austin joined the Studio Science team in 2015 with multiple years of development experience, with a keen eye towards email design and development. He works with the product team to design and develop micro-sites, landing pages, applications and mobile apps. Austin also provides troubleshooting support and guidance to clients.

Austin has been featured by Reallygoodemails.com and MailChimp for his work in email design and development. He’s spoken at MailChimp HQ, and presented at The Email Design Conference hosted by Litmus.

Growing up in Indiana, Austin was a 10 year 4-H member raising and showing cattle and swine at his local fairgrounds and Indiana state fair. Austin graduated from Indiana State University with a B.F.A in Graphic Design and a minor in Art History.

Accounting Manager
Tracy O’Toole

Tracy O’Toole

Accounting Manager

Tracy is a consultant and serves as the Accounting Manager at Studio Science. She manages and keeps a close eye on the financial health of the company, identifying opportunities to create more effective and efficient financial operations through reporting and analysis.

Starting her career in Public Accounting she transitioned into corporate accounting working for a Fortune 500 company for thirteen years as manager in revenue accounting, contract administration and financial planning. Over the last several years she has owed her own accounting consultancy firm offering successful multi-industry experience in accounting and financial management.

Tracy graduated from Butler University with a Masters in Business Administration and from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her seven nieces and nephews, golfing, watching IndyCar, boating, skiing, listening to live music and is passionate about her faith.

Designer
Levi Hadley

Levi Hadley

Designer

Levi graduated from Herron School of Art & Design in 2017 with a BFA in Visual Communication Design. He enjoys doing design work that has humanitarian aims and engaging others to be creative through the people-centered design process. Outside the office, Levi enjoys swimming and yoga, as well as drawing and oil painting.

Rob Wessel
Senior Strategist
Rob Wessel

Rob Wessel

Senior Strategist

Rob is Studio Science’s Senior Strategist. Using people-centered design methods, he works with clients to ensure their voices are captured through every phase of a project. He believes that people know their own problems better than anyone else, and he loves helping them create meaningful solutions.

Rob is just at the beginning his design career. He is a 2016 graduate of the Herron School of Art and Design’s MFA program in Visual Communication Design, Design Thinking, and Design Leadership. While in school, he worked with local hospitals, providers, and state health organizations on projects aimed at improving health care and social services. For his thesis, Rob worked with Indiana women veterans to co-create a new social support network model.

Prior to his life in design, Rob did some pretty interesting things, from translating Arabic to interpreting satellite images. If you ask him, his varied experiences help him understand the experiences of others.

When Rob isn’t in the studio, he’s usually being run ragged by his adorable twins (1 of each). When everything has settled for the evening, he likes to keep his drawing hand sharp. Or maybe just get some sleep.

Steve Pruden
CEO
Steve Pruden

Steve Pruden

CEO

Steve Pruden is the Chief Executive Officer of Studio Science, a design & innovation consultancy. For more than 20 years, Studio Science has worked with established market leaders, enterprise software companies, and assertive venture-backed startups to deliver transformative brands, products and services. Steve joins Studio Science from Appirio where he helped lead the business through a $500M acquisition by Wipro, an $8B+ global IT services company.

Most recently, Steve served as Appirio’s senior vice president of Human Resources, where he was responsible for all global people functions for the company. Under Steve’s leadership, Appirio won numerous Best Places to Work awards including being named to Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in 2017 in the US and India.

Steve founded Appirio’s Indianapolis operations and headquarters in 2012. He was responsible for corporate strategy and partnerships, including Appirio's Amazon Web Services relationship. Prior to his current role, Steve led self-service crowdsourcing initiatives with topcoder and was responsible for Appirio’s alliance with Apple. Steve was vice president of CRM services where he led Appirio’s global Salesforce.com consulting practice. He has partnered with Appirio’s largest customers including Facebook, NetApp, and Robert Half to move millions of dollars in infrastructure and hundreds of thousands of users to the public cloud.

A graduate of Indiana University, Steve joined Appirio in 2010 after helping lead the Information Technology function for a publicly traded, diversified holding company serving over 25,000 employees and millions of customers annually.

Steve enjoys spending time with his family, performing and writing music, and road racing sports cars. He is based in Indianapolis, IN.

Mike Heintzleman
Account Executive
Mike Heintzleman

Mike Heintzleman

Account Executive

In his role as Account Executive, Mike primarily focuses on driving revenue growth for Studio Science. He also works closely with the marketing team to develop new business relationships and increase the company’s exposure within the community.

Before joining Studio Science, Mike spent nearly two years at a local firm called Powderkeg (formerly Verge) where he helped foster community among tech entrepreneurs and investors across the Midwest.

Prior to his tenure at Powderkeg, Mike spent several years working in the fast-paced tech scene of New York City, where he specialized in building sales and marketing teams for high-growth software companies. While in NYC, Mike worked as a recruiter at a boutique agency called Betts Recruiting before going in-house to a learning software company called Grovo. In his time at Grovo, Mike helped foster a company culture honored as the “#1 Best Place to Work in NYC Tech,” among other workplace accolades.

In late 2015, Mike relocated from NYC to Indianapolis with his (now) wife, Elizabeth. They live together downtown with their cat named Monkey.

Outside of work, Mike is an active member of the Penrod Society and volunteers as a mentor through Starfish Initiative. He enjoys playing basketball, golf, traveling and biking around town.

UI/UX Designer
Jordan Brewer

Jordan Brewer

UI/UX Designer

Jordan Brewer is a UI/UX Designer at Studio Science. He specializes in creating tailored user experiences and interfaces for both web/native apps and websites. He utilizes his vast array of experiences in a holistic approach to contribute in meaningful ways past the interface.

As a designer since early 2010, Jordan has worked with several teams in integral capacities. Most recently he spent three years with an Indianapolis web and marketing agency specializing in enterprise-level web experiences and products with work recognized through W3 and the Davey awards. Prior to agency life, he started out as a pixel-pusher for various Indianapolis companies, and before making his way to UI/UX design he was the marketing director of an Anderson-based company recognized as Mira’s emerging tech company of the year in 2014 and the INC 500.

Outside of the office, Jordan can be found playing music, reading and spending time with his family.

Director, Design
Jon Hubartt

Jon Hubartt

Director, Design

In his 8 years at Studio Science, Jon has served SaaS-based startups and technology-enabled enterprises in developing world-class brand experiences and innovative new products and services.

As Design Director for High Alpha, he leads a team of talented designers focused solely on the creation of new enterprise cloud software companies.

Jon and his wife Natalie have been married for 7 years. They have 2 girls – Leighton and Clementine. Jon loves spending time on projects outdoors and in the home as an excuse to build up his tool collection and workshop.

Hayley Fink
Office Coordinator
Hayley Fink

Hayley Fink

Office Coordinator

Hayley serves as the Office Coordinator at Studio Science. Hayley maintains a clean, orderly, safe, and welcoming environment at Studio Science. She supports both internal and external Studio Science events, as well as general office support.

Hayley is highly experienced in customer service and hospitality. Prior to starting at Studio Science, Hayley spent 6 years in the foodservice industry. Throughout those 6 years, Hayley served as the Foodservice Director at Putnam County Hospital, the Foodservice Director at The Oaks Academy, and the Patient Services Manager at St. Vincent Heart Center.

An Indiana native, Hayley attained a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Indiana State University. Outside of work, you will find Hayley cheering on the Packers, Colts, IU, and the Pacers. Hayley loves to travel, attend concerts and spend time outdoors.

Justin Zalewski
Director, Product Design
Justin Zalewski

Justin Zalewski

Director, Product Design

Justin directs a team of UI/UX designers and developers focused on digital product design and development.

Before joining Studio Science, Justin provided freelance design and development services, and also worked as an in-house designer, where he managed email marketing campaigns, product photography, multivariate testing campaigns, SEO optimization, web design and development.

Since joining Studio Science in early 2013, Justin has had the opportunity to work with clients from small startups to world-renowned brands, including Salesforce, Angie’s List, Stack Overflow, and MailChimp.

Justin has spoken to audiences at local universities, AIGA events, and MailChimp, covering topics from UI/UX process to marketing strategy. His industry writings have been published on the InVision blog, Convince & Convert, AlleyWatch, and InfoQ.

Justin grew up in southeast Michigan and moved to Indianapolis after graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University. He lives there now with his wife, Suzan, his daughter, Jane, and their dog, Maeby.

VP, Operations & Finance
Haley O’Brian

Haley O’Brian

VP, Operations & Finance

Haley serves as our Vice President of Operations and Finance, where she’s charged with ensuring that Studio Science runs smoothly to provide maximum value to our clients.

Prior to joining the team in 2013, Haley acquired over six years of experience on cross-functional creative teams in fast-paced, high-stakes environments including the Indiana State Senate, Amnesty International USA, and the Indiana University Foundation.

Haley first joined Studio Science during a vital time of growth as a Project Manager focusing on adding operational efficiencies throughout the creative workflow process. In early 2015, Haley transitioned to VP of Operations and Finance where she now leads a team in streamlining efforts across delivery, finance and culture—not only to increase productivity and reduce costs, but to ultimately yield results producing the best work and experience for our clients and team.

In addition to her specialization in operations, Haley is known for her exceptional ability to capture experiences through photography. Away from the office, you’ll find Haley volunteering at Coburn Place, working on her yoga practice, and traveling.

Haley holds a degree in Political Science and Art History from DePauw University.

Michael Overbeck
Designer
Michael Overbeck

Michael Overbeck

Designer

Michael is a designer at Studio Science. He has a passion for social design and using branding to empower and inspire hope in other people.

Prior to joining the Studio Science team, Michael worked in marketing and advertising at Raidious. During his time there he created real-time social content for clients all across the country.

While pursuing his degree in Graphic Design from Indiana Wesleyan University, he played a role in establishing a community-based design studio in Marion, Indiana called Marion Design Co. Michael’s time there served as a springboard for his growth and development as a designer and established many of the core values that drive his process today.

When he’s not in the office, Michael loves going to concerts, watching basketball, photography/videography, and playing ultimate frisbee.

UX Developer
Keith Brooks

Keith Brooks

UX Developer

Keith is a contract UX Developer at Studio Science, where he manages the day-to-day client web properties and their front-end development support.

Prior to joining Studio Science in January 2017, he worked for OHL, a third-party logistics provider. While there, Keith developed from intern to a successful Business Process Manager who assisted the Indianapolis campus growth from 50 million to 100+ million in revenue within three years. He conducted labor analysis, continuous improvement projects and organically grew the Campus Support team. After years of self-taught coding, he discovered an opportunity at The Iron Yard Indianapolis campus. There he engaged in an immersive front-end engineering program to build his technical skills through hands-on daily projects.

In Keith’s brief time with Studio Science, he has excelled with his attention to detail. He is known for his ability to find and quickly learn the resources needed to support his client. Outside of work, he produces video content for United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana and sews awesome bowties.

A Tennessee native, he obtained his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from UT Knoxville. He currently lives in Indianapolis with his wife and their two cats.

Marketing Manager
Robyn Tyner

Robyn Tyner

Marketing Manager

Robyn is the Marketing Manager for Studio Science. She leads all the marketing efforts for the company and activities within the marketing department.

Robyn attained a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations at Ball State University. Following college, Robyn worked at SmarterHQ, a behavioral marketing platform, on the marketing team managing all events and becoming lead support for the direct sales team in developing their marketing initiatives.

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Robyn now lives in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood with her husband, Matt, and her purebred Border Collie, Kilroy. When not at work you can find Robyn enjoying any activity outside, attending a Colts or Pacers game, traveling, attending concerts, or enjoying time with family and friends!

Director, Brand Design
Brian Pennington

Brian Pennington

Director, Brand Design

Brian directs a team focused on designing strategic brand expressions that deliver compelling brand experiences. He applies a blend of business acumen and creative vision to create flexible, compelling solutions that connect with people and contribute to client success.

He began his professional career in advertising, creating demand for milkshakes and airlines. Over the next 12 years, he broadened his experience, including playing a foundational role in starting a boutique marketing firm where he built beautiful brand experiences and crafted compelling narratives for clients in higher education, technology, institutions of culture, and professional services.

While at Studio Science, Brian has applied a design-led approach to help SaaS-based startups and tech giants translate business strategy into design strategy. His impeccable level of craft continues to inspire and guide brand, product, and service projects.

He currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife & family.

Kolby McElvain
Designer
Kolby McElvain

Kolby McElvain

Designer

Kolby currently works with the new High Alpha portfolio companies to create product and brand strategy.

Previously, Kolby worked as the Lead Designer for a startup called Plan The Day, where she led all design functions for product and marketing. Within Studio Science, Kolby has been able to take her role as a designer to a new level working with High Alpha portfolio companies. In addition to creating the actual deliverables for both product and marketing, she oversees timelines and product roadmaps as they pertain to UI/UX and design.

She successfully led Clearscholar from rough idea to product launch within 3 months, while playing a key role in starting the company and strategizing for long term brand efforts. Kolby has also helped immensely with each of the other companies in different capacities. She not only is able to create wonderful, strategic work, but also able to manage her time appropriately between clients and projects. In addition to working with each portfolio company, Kolby has shown great leadership as she has helped guide and groom new designers that have been added to the team.

Outside of work, Kolby is involved with many organizations, with the most time dedicated to AIGA as the organization’s President. In addition to AIGA, Kolby is a member of the Junior League of Indianapolis, which is a women’s leadership and community group. Kolby has a huge heart for service and community and continues to find ways to give back and make a difference.

Senior Designer
Thomas McKinney

Thomas McKinney

Senior Designer

Thomas is a Senior Designer at Studio Science, where he collaborates with clients to craft powerful design-driven solutions.

Prior to joining Studio Science, Thomas was a designer at a strategy and design agency in New York City, working with large brands like PepsiCo, MillerCoors, and General Mills to improve customer experiences and innovate for the future.

As a member of the Studio Science Brand team, Thomas approaches each project with a passion for problem-solving, dogged thoroughness, and the ability to geek out on almost any topic.

Thomas studied graphic design at Western Michigan University and currently lives in Indianapolis. Away from the office, you can find him sipping coffee at a local shop, playing a pick-up game of basketball, venturing out for a weekend hike, or relaxing somewhere along the west coast of Michigan.