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.

  • Jerry Director of Attitude
  • Ted Security Advisor
From the Blog

You Can’t Afford to Ignore Social

July 14, 2014 // by Matt Staub

What could a tweet possibly be worth? The lifetime value of a customer, for starters.

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Is There There There?: A Podcast

Is There There There?: The 18-24 Edition

July 25, 2014 // by Matt Staub

What do Darth Vader and episode 16 have in common? They’re both more popular than any of the prospective 2016 US Presidential candidates. We talk about that and this stuff: Is age just a number, or is it still the most useful way to slice and dice the marketplace? In thinking about office spaces like neighborhoods, maybe somebody can finally get the office right. Matt reads the accidental (and somewhat hilarious) poetry of SEO-driven link building spam blogs; a not-so-magical ice cream sandwich that doesn’t melt still makes a defensive PR department melt down; old school images of NYC get the View-Master treatment; and a Southwest Airlines gate agent goes a little overboard during boarding, but the customer was definitely a jerk.

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