Our 50+ years of combined experience help us advance the causes our clients champion every day. We’re in it to design for good.
Meet Our Team
Emma, the newest member of the MGD staff, arrives every day with a calm, refreshing aura and an eagerness to be helpful. In addition to managing our production projects, Emma is our resident Microsoft Office expert and After Effects wiz. She is a graduate of Temple University, Tyler School of Art + Architecture. Emma dabbles in Philly’s comedy and improv scene and most recently appeared as an Amish woman in a Neighborhood Film Company movie.
WordPress Developer / Collaborator
Beth is our enthusiastic and expert WordPress developer. Her background in photography informs her strong big picture thinking and detailed focus on every job. We’ve enjoyed a long history of collaboration with Beth, yielding national recognition. She works hand-in-hand with our team to transform our front-end designs into easy-to-use, functional solutions. Beth is a graduate of Temple University, Tyler School of Art + Architecture and Maryland Institute College of Art. Apparently, she can deadlift 300 pounds. Girl’s got power!
Communication Strategist, Writer / Collaborator
Barbara is an award-winning communications strategist and copywriter. Her comprehensive analytical approach and ability to communicate to any target audience make her unbeatable. From brand positioning and messaging platforms to compelling copy for publications and campaigns, Barbara can sew words together to make pearls. Her tireless work ethic, huge heart and warm personality are just three of the reasons we’ve maintained a long-time partnership. Barbara received a BA in Fine Arts from Penn State.
Editor / Collaborator
Janice has more than three decades’ experience as an editor, specializing in business, academic and healthcare communication. She holds the title of longest MGD collaborator collecting the most praise for “catching EVERYTHING.” Whether she’s working with nonprofits, publishers, small businesses or seasoned authors, Janice ensures that a client’s written words are clear, correct and still their own. Her rare combination of brains, wit and x-ray vision makes her contributions to our work invaluable. In addition to her editing services, Janice teaches writing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, which is also her alma mater.
Photographer / Collaborator
Meet Laurie for a second and you’ll understand why she’s able to put her subjects at ease. She naturally draws people in, allowing her to focus on capturing their essence—which she’s been doing for over 25 years. Whether she’s photographing nursing students, breast cancer survivors, the managing partners of a law firm or elementary school kids, Laurie’s uncanny ability to expose the raw, authentic power of those in front of her camera is why our collaboration has lasted over a decade. Laurie teaches at Temple University, Tyler School of Art + Architecture and received her BFA from Syracuse.