Benefit from Our Passion, Experience, and Teamwork
When you hire Bonehook, you’re hiring a senior creative team that has worked together since 2001. We have our act together, a fact that allows us to help our clients in an efficient, humble, and cost-effective manner.
David Burn: Brand Strategy, Copywriting, and Creative Direction
David wrote his first ad for a local political candidate when he was 17 years old. She won her race and the advertising hook was set. David studied English and American history at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, and worked as an editor on the college newspaper. After college, he headed to Washington, DC where he advocated for wild and scenic rivers. David joined the ad agency business as a copywriter in Salt Lake City in 1997. He worked for seven agencies in five states and freelanced for several more before embarking on the entrepreneur’s journey and forming Bonehook in Portland, Oregon in 2009. In 2018, David moved the company to Austin, Texas and reshaped the strategic communications offerings for progressive companies, campaigns, and causes. In 2019, David joined the board of the Austin Advertising Federation.
Cathy Solarana: Art Direction, Graphic Design, and Environmental Design
Cathy puts the “art” in Art Director. 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 high-quality client care are hallmarks of her work. Cathy is active in AIGA leadership, where she advocates for diversity, both locally and nationally. She also teaches design at Creighton University, her alma mater, and she conducts seminars for designers seeking to advance their work and the craft.
How Healthy Teams Expand and Contract
We call upon a variety of talented specialists to help us make videos, websites, print materials, event materials and more.
To bring our ideas to life, we routinely hire:
- Illustrators and designers
- Videographers and photographers
- Production managers
- Actors and voiceover artists
- Front-end web designers and web developers
- Printers and custom fabricators
Some of the Incredible People We Work With
Recently, we’ve been fortunate to call on the following creative colleagues for their expertise:
- Jenn Byrne (videography)
- Shawn Hartley (web development)
- Darby Strong (project management)
- Jason Walton (illustration)