ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM

To work in marketing and design you have to maintain communication and trust with your clients, and you have to possess artistic and technical skills. Not only are these traits keys to success, but there are a few other pieces to developing a design team that is great at what they do!

Problem Solving

Every project is a unique experience. You never know what is going to pop-up so you have to be ready. Technology is great, but it rarely functions without issues. We are proud of our ability to find solutions for issues that come our way.

Honesty

We believe in transparency. That is why you will find our prices right on our website! We are open with our clients so they know exactly where their project stands and how much it will cost. There are no surprise bills or unknown costs when you work with our team.

Excitement

When you work with us you might be surprised to find that we are just as excited (if not more) about developing your website, creating your graphics or streamlining your social media. Our passion for branding, technology, and design is what sets us apart from our competitors. Even if this is not your forte, we think this process should be fun and with Woodchuck, it is!

Design Ability

Our owners come from a long line of artists who made a living in the fine arts. You could say it’s in their DNA! How fortunate to be born with an eye for art and design as well as an eye for great people! So, it is not surprising that when adding to the Woodchuck team, they chose another great designer whose aesthetic is both fun and timeless!

Attention to Detail

How many design companies do you know that come with their own Glitter Roadie? Well, Woodchuck does! While our design team loves to go ‘big picture, big ideas,’ Woodchuck’s Content Developer digs into the details behind it all. There isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t need a project to ‘sparkle’ and that’s where our Glitter Roadie shines. With a great passion for life’s details, our Content Developer rounds out an enthusiastic Woodchuck Arts team.

THE WOODCHUCK TEAM

ERIN WELKER

My name is Erin and I live in Caledonia, Michigan with my husband Matt and 3 children:  Zach (13), Lilah (7) and Ella (7).

I have a BS in Psychology from Jacksonville University and a MBA with a focus on International Business from Cornerstone University. I worked as the Communications Director of a West Michigan non-profit for 7 years before starting Woodchuck Arts with my awesome partner and cousin, Heather. It’s been a pleasure to build this business and grow with our two fantastic employees, Laurie and Tonya.

We work with a wide variety of people and businesses, which makes every day interesting. I love to learn about the different aspects of each company as we support them in their marketing efforts.

In my off time, I spend time with my family at our children’s sporting events (football and lacrosse), traveling and reading. I’m very thankful for our team and our clients that make this all possible.

HEATHER LIPE

My name is Heather and I am currently living in Newark, OH. I have a husband named Jason and we have 2 young boys who attend Granville schools named Xavier (6) and Sebastian (9).

I have a BA in Graphic Design and Business, because I always wanted to have a graphic design business! I am lucky to co-own Woodchuck Arts with my brilliant cousin Erin. We have built Woodchuck Arts over the last few years and are lucky to have two of the best employees we could ask for, Laurie and Tonya.

I love this job because there are so many different things that I get to do in a day, such as talking to clients, being creative and challenging myself with technical skills.
A typical day can easily involve billboard design, website development and helping clients with their SEO and I really like that variety. I also enjoy learning about each of our client’s businesses.

When I am not working, I am probably at an activity for one of my boys, baseball, basketball, Cub scouts, Lego Robotics, etc. My family loves to camp (yep – in a tent) and travel. I also love to read and listen to podcasts and am especially excited about anything that involves history.

HEATHER LIPE

My name is Heather and I am currently living in Newark, OH. I have a husband named Jason and we have 2 young boys who attend Granville schools named Xavier (6) and Sebastian (9).

I have a BA in Graphic Design and Business, because I always wanted to have a graphic design business! I am lucky to co-own Woodchuck Arts with my brilliant cousin Erin. We have built Woodchuck Arts over the last few years and are lucky to have two of the best employees we could ask for, Laurie and Tonya.

I love this job because there are so many different things that I get to do in a day, such as talking to clients, being creative and challenging myself with technical skills.
A typical day can easily involve billboard design, website development and helping clients with their SEO and I really like that variety. I also enjoy learning about each of our client’s businesses.

When I am not working, I am probably at an activity for one of my boys, baseball, basketball, Cub scouts, Lego Robotics, etc. My family loves to camp (yep – in a tent) and travel. I also love to read and listen to podcasts and am especially excited about anything that involves history.

LAURIE BLACK

Laurie Black serves as Woodchuck Arts’ Content Developer, providing her exacting attention to life’s little details to our exemplary team. She also operates as the senior administration specialist for Woodchuck by utilizing her extensive administration background from both the business and non-profit sectors.

Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University. She joined our team in 2012, filling an opening that was created by the great demand the company experienced through rapid growth. Her love of writing, detail-oriented mind, and clever sense of humor make her an ideal fit for our team.

Laurie currently resides in Northwest Ohio with her husband and three very active children. When not working fervently for Woodchuck, you will most likely find her traveling the greater Ohio Valley for Regattas, Lacrosse, or pacing anxiously on a soccer field. In her spare time, you will presumably catch her in a quiet place reading, binging on some Netflix, or writing about herself in the third person.

TONYA LAURENT

My name is Tonya and I was lucky enough to be hired by Heather and Erin in September of 2017 to work for Woodchuck Arts. I am originally from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, so I’m pretty sure it was destined for me to work for a company with the name ͞Woodchuck͟ in it!

I have been a graphic designer for 19 years. I started out working for a consulting firm near Washington, DC. My husband’s job then took us to Pittsburgh where I worked for a marketing/communications firm. For the past 11 years, I have been freelancing or working part-time from home so that I could be with my children as much as possible.

We currently live in Galena, Ohio, which is a suburb of Columbus. We have 2 boys (8 and 11 years old) so they keep us very busy with sports and other activities!

I absolutely love working for Woodchuck Arts. I get a great variety of things to work on and I have the best teammates (and bosses)!

TONYA LAURENT

My name is Tonya and I was lucky enough to be hired by Heather and Erin in September of 2017 to work for Woodchuck Arts. I am originally from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, so I’m pretty sure it was destined for me to work for a company with the name ͞Woodchuck͟ in it!

I have been a graphic designer for 19 years. I started out working for a consulting firm near Washington, DC. My husband’s job then took us to Pittsburgh where I worked for a marketing/communications firm. For the past 11 years, I have been freelancing or working part-time from home so that I could be with my children as much as possible.

We currently live in Galena, Ohio, which is a suburb of Columbus. We have 2 boys (8 and 11 years old) so they keep us very busy with sports and other activities!

I absolutely love working for Woodchuck Arts. I get a great variety of things to work on and I have the best teammates (and bosses)!

GET IN TOUCH

The incredible thing about the internet is that we can work anywhere! Woodchuck Arts is geo-located in Newark, Ohio; Caledonia, MI; and Toledo, OH. We serve clients from Seattle, Washington, to Washington D.C.

Email Heather at heather@woodchuckarts.com or call 724-281-0559
Email Erin at erin@woodchuckarts.com or call 616-528-2747

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