Andrew Hanlon

Founder, President

Nothing is out of reach. Whether Andrew’s training for his next Ironman competition or working on a breakthrough for one of our clients, he refuses any and all limitations. Succeeding at the highest levels isn’t just about who wants it the most. It also comes down to who is ahead of the curve, who is taking advantage of the tools and processes that are changing the game. Determination will get you far, but when all your energies are narrowly focused right where they need to be, that’s when you really break away from the competition.

Christopher Hanlon

Founder, Chief Creative Officer

Christopher preaches a simple philosophy: Zig while others zag. It takes guts to swim upstream, dive into uncharted territory and examine today’s business challenges from a less-than-obvious angle. Gaining a totally new perspective and disrupting the status quo through smart, calculated creativity is a message that can be heard throughout the hallways of our creative department. When he’s not wrestling down our next award-winning creative execution, Christopher can be found golfing, snowboarding or just relaxing with his family at the beach.

Emily Gorka

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Emily gets things done. She sees the big picture without losing sight of the details. Not only does she ensure that Hanlon is consistently delivering on promises, fostering and tracking growth and actively reacting to feedback, she does the same when consulting for our clients. She sifts through the clutter and finds clarity. Action items, timelines, deliverables, quality scores and data-driven results are the benchmarks she sets for herself, her team and everything she works on. Outside of Hanlon, Emily loves spending time with her family and friends.

Michelle Stevens

Creative Services Manager

Michelle is the oil that makes Hanlon go. She’s the liaison between the account and creative departments, and she has an unbelievable ability to keep projects on schedule and clients happy. Michelle is an amazing designer by day and super mom by night. When she’s not architecting layouts, she’s perusing Pinterest, planning over-the-top birthday parties for her son or brunching with friends in the city.

Sarah Chesterman

Marketing Project Manager

Sarah is a connector. She has an innate ability to seamlessly manage projects with a variety of client personalities from all across the country. It's not surprising that this mother of two spends most of her free time at home baking cookies, having fun with her kids or hiking with her new Carolina dog.

Stephanie Meraklis

Senior Graphic Designer

Stephanie brings to our team a keen sense of design and 13 years of industry experience. From outdoor signage, to holiday retail catalogs, to digital advertising, Stephanie doesn’t design ads, she designs brand experiences. She is a proud mother of two with a passion for fixer-uppers, gardening and spending time outdoors.

Julia Taft

Graphic Designer

Julia rocks at finding inventive ways to get messages across in just a few colors and images. Julia is obsessed with hair, fashion, and makeup, so her creativity extends outside of the office as her person is her canvas. She has two lovable rescue cats that grace her Mac desktop and screensaver.

Meet the Team

Our team of designers, production experts and account managers has experience well beyond that found in a typical sign shop. Our creative folks graduate from the top design programs in the area and specialize in simple, smart design solutions that will stand the test of time. Our production team is well versed in everything from printing processes to substrates and hardware and shares a pioneering spirit when it comes to uncharted signage territories. Our account team is second to none. Its members are client concierges, well trained in the art of project navigation and protecting our clients' best interests every step of the way.

Andrew Hanlon

Founder, President

Christopher Hanlon

Founder, Chief Creative Officer

Emily Gorka

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Michelle Stevens

Creative Services Manager

Sarah Chesterman

Marketing Project Manager

Stephanie Meraklis

Senior Graphic Designer

Julia Taft

Graphic Designer