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We’re an international, intergenerational, opinionated ragtag group of relentless dreamers and designers. We also like each other, a lot. Which helps when you are at work, a lot.

PARTNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Hannah has driven projects for Mercedes-Benz, LG, No Labels and Ford. Hillier’s passion for visual storytelling is evident in her work. Hillier’s work has been featured in Graphic Design USA, USA Today, the State of the Union Address and HOW Magazine. Hannah hails from Traverse City, the cherry capital of the world — which might explain her love for polka dancing. Or does it?

HANNAH HILLIER

CEO & FOUNDER

Under Megan’s stewardship, the firm creates compelling, award-winning work for a range of clients. Flood was awarded Person to Watch by Graphic Design USA and is a regular guest speaker at her alma mater, University of Michigan School of Art & Design, and Parsons The New School for Design. The 24-hour/365-day-a-year commitment that comes with running the business is nothing compared to running after young sons Hayden, Rhys and Sonny the other 24-hour/365-days-a-year.

MEGAN FLOOD

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTS

Our resident client-whisperer  — Ryan has ten years of experience helping brands of all shapes, sizes and stature (over) achieve their goals through his expert client servicing, wild attention to detail and uncanny knack for being unflappable in the face of flap. Proud to have risen through the agency ranks honestly, Ryan’s humility is inversely related to his talents. Which makes his modesty about working for, and successfully handling some of the biggest brands in sports, entertainment and consumer goods even cooler. Ryan is trying his best to up level the Marine Lane water cooler convos to include more sports, comic book movies and debating the best lightsaber fight in Star Wars.

RYAN KEARNS 

CONSIGLIERE

An oldie but goodie. Been working in PR, marketing, branding and then some since the late 80s. Cut her teeth working for big agencies, small firms and global brands before finally opening her own eponymous firm, Maloney + Fox. She eventually sold her business to Waggener Edstrom (now WE) and returned to her Ogilvy roots as a Managing Director/Creative Director. As a good Jew, she has given up heels for lent. A proud Jumbo (Go Tufts) and a lucky London School of Economics graduate student (yes, they do give MAs in history) — Fox takes work very seriously — but never herself.

MARGIE FOX

DESIGNER

AMBER LIN

AWARDS

Four 2020 Graphic Design USA Awards

Three 2019 Graphic Design USA Awards

Four 2018 Graphic Design USA Awards

Three 2017 American Graphic Design Awards

Five 2016 American Graphic Design Awards

Flood voted Person to Watch by Graphic Design USA

Three 2015 American Graphic Design Awards

Merit Award for the How Promotion Design Awards

State of the Union Address, 2013, 2014, 2015

Print Celebrates Design Award

2013 AIGA Justified Award by Unanimous Decision

Hermes Award Winner, 2012

Twice Featured on WNYC’s The Takeaway

Work featured on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, 2011-2015

Meet the Lane

Amber is a sporty spice Gen-Yer and an outdoor/nature enthusiast. She loves to travel, find off-the-beaten track art exhibits, biking, painting, drawing, printmaking, indie films and box office blockbusters — all with a side of wasabi rice crackers, boba tea and lychee jellies.  She currently resides in CA but spent some formative and fun graphic design years in Boston (where she got her BFA) and NYC.  Amber is humble AND multifariously talented (go figure) and up-levels design with expressive, imaginative and surprising touches. She is universally loved on the lane for her never-say-no, can-do attitude and laser-focused in stressful situations.  Yes — she’s crafty too.

AMBER LIN

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

SENIOR EDITOR

A weed-puller, dog-feeder and mail-getter by the age of 8, David has since gone on to work as a busboy, journalist, adman, marketer, and TV writer. After serving a 15-year sentence in Hollywood, David now resides back on the East Coast with his wife and daughter. Dave’s sole professional purpose is to do a good job; his ego is never wrapped up in his work beyond his ability to deliver for clients. Which he’s done for household names like Amazon, Microsoft, Ford, American Express and beyond. Websites, speeches, books, collateral, campaigns and creative strategy, and all the stuff in between. Dave’s not in it for fame. He’s not in it for glory. Is he a hero? That’s for history to decide. Dave just likes to write. Who knows what he'll write next!

DAVE KORNHABER

PROJECT MANAGER

Originally from Venezuela — Rebe currently resides in Buenos Aires where when not crushing project management by day — is crushing her street fusion dance lessons, finessing her mixology skills and hanging happily with her rescue pup Artie. Rebe is a Business Administration graduate with experience managing projects in a myriad of fields including finance, business intelligence and graphic design. Rebe is known on the Lane for her ability to juggle (multiple) balls, sticks on fire, deadlines, and client needs with resourcefulness, aplomb, grace and wit. 

 

As a teenager Rebe taught herself English singing to the likes of Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and N’Sync. Which is why she always ends calls or zooms by saying bye, bye, bye.

REBECA RIVAS

That Alex landed on a career in design is a boon to the industry — especially given that she has multifarious skills that could have drawn her to a vast array of other professions. With stints unloading semi-trucks, barista-ing here in NYC, rolling the fastest Taco Bell burrito’s, and being a licensed concrete specialist — a world of gainful employment possibilities was there for her picking.

Luckily for us, her love of Fine Art, BA degree in Design Communications and a Master's in Industrial Design from Pratt trumped her prowess in latte art and ultimately led her to join us at Marine Lane. Growing up a homeschool kid in the South, she's an unorthodox, old soul with an endless array of interests — but we love having this way-finding savant, amazing art director and really cool human in the mix.

ALEX THOMPSON

ART DIRECTOR

MARIA EVA AGUILAR

Maria seriously ups our language game with her fluency in Spanish, German, Portuguese, English and a dash of Mandarin — and still never makes any of us feel any less linguistically apt.  Which is also testament to her ability to kindly + successfully manage projects and seamlessly work with clients, vendors and deadlines. With more than a decade in the biz and an MBA in international business and big data — Maria is our ace in the hole. Her brethren on the lane chock that up to her lust for life — and a long list of talents and passions including karate, photography, racquetball, travel and meditation.  

 

Born, raised and currently residing in Tegucigalpa, Honduras — Maria also has one heck of an adorable baby daughter Gracie.  No seriously, model baby cute (she wouldn’t say that — but the rest of us would).

PROJECT MANAGER

PROJECT MANAGER

Diana is a strategic thinker, enthusiastic team player and a devoted dog lover.  Diana’s a Libra but her laser focus on improving efficiency, keeping things organized, meeting and exceeding deadlines and being early to zooms adds extreme Virgo value to every project she touches. She collaborates closely and daily with Marine Lane’s creative crew to keep work humming, on schedule and within budget.  Ensuring success at every juncture —  from project conception to launch is Diana’s North Star.

 

Born and raised in Ecuador. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and master's degree in international public affairs from the University of Wisconsin and has worked in multicultural environments for more than 10 years with a strong background in international business.

DIANA ROSALES

DAVE KORNHABER

A weed-puller, dog-feeder and mail-getter by the age of 8, David has since gone on to work as a busboy, journalist, adman, marketer, and TV writer. After serving a 15-year sentence in Hollywood, David now resides back on the East Coast with his wife and daughter. Dave’s sole professional purpose is to do a good job; his ego is never wrapped up in his work beyond his ability to deliver for clients. Which he’s done for household names like Amazon, Microsoft, Ford, American Express and beyond. Websites, speeches, books, collateral, campaigns and creative strategy, and all the stuff in between. Dave’s not in it for fame. He’s not in it for glory. Is he a hero? That’s for history to decide. Dave just likes to write. Who knows what he'll write next!

SENIOR EDITOR

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Harry Richards is one of Marine Lane’s most trusted and key go-to graphic designers —specializing in visual identity, typography, print design. His side interest in medieval and 20th century history only makes him more fun on zooms.  Based in Bristol, UK, (known for its Clifton suspension bridge and its rich history involving swashbuckling pirates) Harry is inspired by mid-century design, old and new film posters and moonlights as an amateur quiz guy.  His work for our clients creates and elevates purpose, clarity and consciousness Originally from the county of Cornwall, Harry graduated from the esteemed Plymouth College of Art in 2019 with a BA in Graphic Design.

HARRY RICHARDS