Team

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. David joined the ad agency business as a copywriter in Salt Lake City in 1997. He taught himself html and launched his first website in 1999. In October 2004, David co-founded  Adpulp.com, an industry site respected today by top communications professionals from around the world. David 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, the company moved to Austin, Texas. In 2019, David joined the board of the American Advertising Federation/Austin as VP, Professional Education.

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. Cathy’s first TEDx talk is coming up next month in Omaha.

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)