An honest, ego-free creative agency environment.

Brand Neue is a place where clients feel comfortable discussing their most important branding and marketing ideas — along with real-world budgets
and deadlines.

Meet the team.

Brand Neue Company Team

Former COO, Vice-President, Director of Operations and National Sales Manager that successfully blends both creative and analytical strategies to more effectively optimize growth and profitability.

doug@brandneue.co
Doug Sappington
Doug Sappington
Founder | Operations and Development

Over 25 years of highly-successful ad agency and client-side experience building results-driven creative solutions while serving in Marketing Director, Executive Creative Director and Senior VP roles.

roger@brandneue.co
Roger Ellenburg
Roger Ellenburg
Founder | Creative

National award-winning creative director with a forte for building strategic, impassioned brands that captivate, engage and deepen loyalty among customers.

joey@brandneue.co
Joey Graddy
Joey Graddy
Executive Creative Director

Grace has the rare ability to be all places, at all times - with her finger on the pulse of every project that comes through the door. With several years of leadership experience, she is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur.

grace@brandneue.co
Grace NeSmith
Grace NeSmith
Account Director

Resourceful and aspirational senior creative with a love for intelligent and refined design, well-versed in creative storytelling within diverse industries and disciplines, excelling in photo art direction, print and digital design.

brooke@brandneue.co
Brooke Smith
Brooke Smith
Creative Director

Award-winning web designer and front-end developer for McDonalds, Verizon, Honda, BBVA Compass and many other leading brands. Brian can absolutely rock some illustrations, as well.

bhandley@brandneue.co
Brian Handley
Brian Handley
Senior Art Director | Developer

Avid designer with keen attention to detail and an eye for interesting typographic combinations, ensuring that the concept around each project matches strength of the aesthetic.

kathryn@brandneue.co
Kathryn Stalnaker
Kathryn Stalnaker
Art Director

An accomplished web designer and front-end developer with a dash of animation prowess. Andrew has a love for all things digital, illustration and movement.

andrew@brandneue.co
Andrew Handley
Andrew Handley
Art Director | Developer

Creative and entrepreneurial with impeccable attention to detail, Kate has it all together — all of the time — with a positive impact on every project she touches.

kate@brandneue.co
Kate Fitch
Kate Fitch
Account and Project Manager

Not your cookie-cutter culture.
Ping pong table notwithstanding.

Deadlines are often short, but life is shorter. So while we’re not afraid of a little hard work, we don’t shy away from having fun either. Whether it’s a company cookout or some community volunteerism—work is play, play is work and everything in between is a blast.

Simply good business.

Principle No. 1
Principle No. 2
Principle No. 3

Principle No. 1

Honesty in Advertising. Did we just say that? Yes, we did. Being nice, upfront, respectful and frank is just an essential part of who we are. Sorry, but we can’t help it.

Principle No. 2

Outstanding Stands Out. Our preferred way is to use our talents to do top notch creative—creative that makes you think, laugh or cry and is built around a powerful idea that stakes out a unique brand position.
Fun Fact: It costs the same to create a great video as it does a mediocre one. Just saying.

Principle No. 3

Better Business by Design. We believe a lean ship is a smart ship. Our processes are streamlined and our client communication is open and always transparent—all the better to fuel the kind of honest collaboration we know is simply good business.

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We’re proud of the reputation we’ve earned as an agency that builds new brands, energizes established brands and delivers the results that make our clients successful. To request a time to talk about becoming a client, you can fill out the form below or just call us at 205.667.3301.

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