Kiwi Creative Head Honcho Jen Lombardi
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Jen Lombardi

Head Honcho & Creative Genius

As a small business owner (and founder!), Jen splits her time between being a creative director, marketing strategist, business visionary, HR manager and bookkeeper. And she loves every minute it. (Who knew creative people could learn to appreciate Quickbooks?)

Jen is a 2005 graduate of the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and has worked as the lead designer on big-name accounts like Verizon Wireless, Hyatt, Starbucks and Ocean Spray in her past life at advertising agencies around Cleveland. In addition to collecting quite a few accolades for her own work, she’s also been a two-time judge of the Webby Awards and a repeat speaker at several conferences, including HOW Design Live.

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Patrick Zangardi

Digital Marketing Director & Pizza Party Pro

As our Digital Marketing Director, Patrick focuses on creating and executing integrated marketing strategies for our amazing clients—whether that’s building a powerful website and leveraging it for long term success, creating an inbound marketing campaign or developing a brand strategy.

He’s a “digital native,” but is seldom seen without a notebook (and coffee) in hand—old habits die hard. Equal parts brand and marketing strategist, sales professional and pizza expert (eating it, not making it), Patrick is a tech-obsessed marketing pro who is constantly thinking of big-picture ideas and tactical ways to implement them. His philosophy on pizza is simple—no piece left behind.

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Kiwi Creative Project Manager Katie Palmer
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Katie Palmer

Project Manager & Starbucks Aficionado

Coming from a graphic design and creative management background, Katie is our sweet-but-stern (when necessary!) project manager. She’s a master of Active Collab (our online project management system) and is here to make sure that all of our projects get completed on time and on budget.

Katie is a graduate of the University of Akron and a self-proclaimed lover of all things Cleveland, especially the awesome restaurant scene. She’s also a yoga-loving, Starbucks-obsessed mom to two super cute Boston Terrier pups (Lola and Maple).

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Kiwi Creative Graphic Designer Jennifer Shaw
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Jennifer Shaw

Graphic Designer & Bicycling Enthusiast

Our graphic designer, Jennifer, is a proud typography nerd with a passion for all things related to design. She loves a creative challenge and will make sure your projects look amazing down to the smallest details.

When not designing, Jennifer enjoys drinking a lot of coffee, hiking the Akron Metroparks and biking. She recently adopted a Boston Terrier, Winnie, and is the #1 fan of the Gilmore Girls.

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Kiwi Creative Web Developer Ryan Patterson
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Ryan Patterson

Web Developer & Golden Retriever Dad

Ryan has been fascinated with technology for as long as he can remember, which has translated into a successful career as a web developer and usability expert. In addition to being a wizard of WordPress websites, he’s also well-versed in search engine optimization and other digital marketing tactics that are crucial to creating a well-rounded website design.

When he’s not in front of his computer, Ryan enjoys being outdoors and spending time with the world’s cutest 2-year-old Golden Retriever: Layla. He’s also a self-proclaimed amateur chef, which is amusing considering he’s a pretty picky eater.

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Kiwi Creative Digital Strategist Danni Bennett

Danni Bennett

Website Strategist & SEO Data Geek

A self-proclaimed “data geek,” Danni has a clear passion for all things related to online marketing and website development. Whether it’s organizing a sitemap, drafting wireframes, researching keywords, optimizing copy or reviewing analytics, she’s a crucial part of making sure all of our websites are equal parts form and function.

Fun fact: Danni has a Speedy Gonzales tattoo on her ankle. (Her maiden name is Gonzales. ¡Ándale!)