David Burn: Brand Strategy, Copywriting and Creative Direction


David wrote his first ad for a political candidate when he was just 17 years old. She won her race and he experienced the power of a well-crafted line for the first time. After working for seven agencies in five states and catering to the whims of many large consumer and B2B brands, David embarked on the entrepreneur’s journey and formed Bonehook with the idea that we will offer large agency thinking and doing to SMBs for a fraction of the price.

Darby Strong: Project Management, Account Service and Agency Operations


Darby is a pop culture junkie who can name that tune in less than three seconds. She’s also an amazing organizer of tasks and people. Before joining Bonehook, Darby worked in event management for The Chicago Film Festival, in operations for the International Living Future Institute, and in client success for Portland social media startup, Little Bird. Darby grew up playing point guard, and later working as a server in restaurants. She credits her early experience with helping her learn to anticipate, juggle multiple tasks, and to see the entire field of play.

Cathy Solarana: Art Direction, Graphic Design and Interior Design

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Cathy puts the “art” in Art Director. Like many Nebraskans, she is a hard-working, no-nonsense designer who brings her all to every project. Cathy’s “all” means a thorough exploration of your existing brand assets in an effort to improve the “look and feel” for your particular industry and audience. Passion for design and for client care are halmarks of her work. Cathy is active in AIGA leadership, both locally and nationally. She also teaches at Creighton University and puts on seminars for designers seeking to advance their work.

Shawn Hartley: Web Development, Analytics and Search Marketing

Shawn is the guy who makes it all work, digitally speaking. No creative team is complete today without someone to manage the daily complexities of web design and development, search optimization and marketing, web hosting, data backup, security and analytics. Shawn meets the digital storm with patience, experience and hands-on know-how. He was coding websites in the 1990s before many Americans had their first email account. Today, many clients count on Shawn’s wealth of knowledge to keep their digital marketing moving forward.

What It Means For You:

When you hire Bonehook, you’re getting a senior team comprised of leaders who all specialize in a particular aspect of Marcom, and who have all known each other and worked together for more than 15 years.