Clients Benefit from Our Experience and Elevated Teamwork

When you hire Bonehook, you’re putting a senior team who has worked together since 2001 on your project.

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 Capitol Hill where he advocated for wild and scenic rivers. David joined the ad agency business as a copywriter in Salt Lake City in 1997. He went on to work 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 worked to reshape the offerings for progressive companies, campaigns, and causes. In 2019, he joined the board of the Austin Advertising Federation.

Cathy Solarana: Art Direction, Graphic Design, and Environmental Design

Cathy puts the “art” in Art Director. Like many Midwesterners, 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 hallmarks 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.

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
  • Actors and voiceover artists
  • Front-end web designers and web developers
  • Printers and custom fabricators

Where It All Began

This is the first print ad that Cathy and David ever made together. It ran in the Omaha World-Herald and the rest is herstory.

Gross & Welch newspaper ad