Meet the People

Graphicmachine is a digitally-focused marketing firm. We provide strategy, design and programming services that work together to create memorable brands, rewarding user experiences, and loyal customers. We learn your business and help you build its future.

  • Matt Staub
    Matt Staub

    Matt emerged in 2013 from an over 10-year corporate career working in systems, marketing, and social strategy for brands like Sprint and H&R Block. Known as a challenger of the status quo, he caused plenty of trouble while meddling in aspects outside of his job description where he thought he could help. Matt also co-founded Streetcar Neighbors, the grassroots organization supporting Kansas City's forthcoming streetcar system, and sits on a variety of official boards, commissions, and neighborhood and advocacy organizations. He likes to watch (and play) soccer and has a favorite pizza place in most major American cities.

  • Brian Jones
    Brian Jones

    Brian began his career as an architect, but soon realized his excitement about design could not be confined to the drawing board. He founded Graphicmachine in 1999 to build solutions for clients that combine keen design focus with his boundless love of technology and future-thinking. He understands the business and aesthetic needs of other design professionals, including architects, interior designers, photographers and other agencies, and has developed creative solutions that deliver measurable results for both national brands and small businesses. He is a big fan of robots and dinosaurs.

  • Patience Jones
    Patience Jones

    Patience is a University of Michigan Law grad who practiced law in New York for 10 years before putting her analytical and intellectual property skills to work at Graphicmachine. She started and for several years ran a handmade soap company; her soap won several awards and it was sold online to customers across the country and in Japan. She has helped the U.S. Senate investigate international money laundering, performed improvisation in theaters around New York City, and been yelled at by Charlize Theron. She also speaks French.

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From the Blog

Smartwatches: The Counterintuitive Solution To Our Constant Distraction Problem

September 09, 2014 // by Matt Staub

With Apple's Watch announcement, wearable technology is a hot topic again. Skeptics bemoan yet another gadget to intrude upon our lives, but the promise of this new device category is its ability to be just the opposite.

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Is There There There?: A Podcast

Is There There There?: The If You Build It Edition

September 12, 2014 // by Matt Staub

Let’s build something that 40% of people hate. That was a project strategy for this week’s guest, Kansas City real estate developer Chris Sally. The lesson for marketers: when pushing the envelope with a new kind of product for an emerging niche audience, don’t dumb it down. When you’re ahead of the trends and innovating, it really is “build it and they will come.” Chris tells us about his projects, how marketing ideas play a role in the development process, and indulges Matt’s questions about bathroom maintenance.

Plus: A German astronaut’s video shot from the International Space Station is oh so German, major Internet players throttle the speed of their services to draw attention to the drastically important battle over net neutrality, and yet another brand embarsses themselves by being clumsy on Twitter. Should we be used to it by now?

Here are the keys to the new podcast we developed for you. Move on in!

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