Departments

Amy Schwartz

Amy Schwartz

Graphic Designer

Amy is organized, creative and computer savvy, and uses those skills and her 18 years of experience to achieve a vision and communicate it. She specializes in page layout and bold graphic designs, but also enjoys the playful and whimsical. Amy understands current design trends, and stays up to date with advancements in graphic technology. She loves creating — starting with a blank page and making something aesthetically interesting and clearly communicated. Amy enjoys initial brainstorming sessions — throwing around ideas, no matter how crazy, and finding something brilliant. She knows the most important part of design is interpreting the client needs.

Elaine Trussell

Elaine Trussell

Production Coordinator

Elaine has been juggling production schedules, cost analysis and quality control to produce superior communications on deadline and on budget for over 30 years. Working closely with external suppliers and internal designers, she plans, directs and executes Blue’s projects — both on paper and online. She is dependable and excels at sourcing the right vendor for the right job. Formerly with Towers Watson, Elaine is the winner of several IABC Gold and Silver Quill Awards, as well as a Maggie Award for directories and guides. She enjoys working in a challenging and productive environment, and has dedicated her career to excellence.

Heather Harwood

Heather Harwood

Graphic Designer

Heather is a creative and resourceful designer with an obsession for making every project her best one yet. With more than 25 years of experience as both an agency designer and an HR Communications consultant, she has worked with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies. She has loads of experience in the hot topics of employee communication — including workforce engagement, wellness, retirement strategies and benefits enrollment. Her specialty is taking the toughest subjects and turning them into engaging layouts that are easy to understand and always beautifully executed. She also enjoys learning all she can about her clients so she can provide them with outstanding communications that really connect with their employees.

Kelley Rice

Kelley Rice

Graphic Designer

Kelley creates from her heart. With 29 years of experience in the design field, she specializes in employee communication— including wellness, retirement, and benefits enrollment. She has worked with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies as well as local boutiques.  Kelley’s design style is organic, fun, and whimsical while still creating the perfect hierarchy of information. From logos to full branding, Kelley brainstorms, sketches, and designs until it is just perfect. She is the winner of multiple Gold Quill awards and was chosen by Barnes and Noble for her journal designs. Children’s illustrator, Eric Carle’s words perfectly describe Kelley’s connection to her design…“We look at things all the time, all day long. I think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, appealing, and important.”

Shahrzad Marvasti

Shahrzad Marvasti

Creative Director

Sami is a creative dynamo with a giant heart and a lively imagination. She oversees the creative process at Blue, working with the consultants, design team, and project managers. With over 20 years of graphic design experience — including 14 with an advertising agency — she takes ideas and words and turns them into images, layouts and campaigns targeted to each specific audience. Sami displays a mastery of design styles, simple to complex, and has a special flair for brand development. She has been the Creative Director for many of Blue’s 80+ communications awards, including five Gold Quills, Best Internal Communications Campaign (ABA), and Internal Communications Program of the Year (IBA).