Sue Safos

Sue Safos

President, Co-Owner

Sue has 24 years of experience in advertising and public relations. Prior to joining Dennison, Sue managed marketing communications for Nordson Corporation, a billion dollar manufacturer of precision dispensing, coating and curing equipment based in Westlake, Ohio. In that role, Sue worked with a marketing team of 12 people across five lines of Nordson business. Her responsibilities included managing the annual $750K communications budget, developing communications strategies for all five business groups, creating print and electronic advertising schedules, overseeing creative services – in-house and agency, copywriting, web site maintenance, handling of social media, public relations and trade show support.

In addition to her work with Nordson, Sue also has experience in running her own marketing communications consulting firm, serving clients such as Lubrizol Corporation, Kaplan Trucking and Geo Kingsbury Machine Design. At Dennison, Sue served 20 years as copywriter/client and is now the executive in charge of all accounts.

Ross Safos

Ross Safos

Chief Operating Officer, Co-Owner

Ross has 24 years of experience in creative and production services. Prior to joining Dennison, Ross managed creative services for ICI Paints North America (formerly Glidden, currently PPG Industries), a billion dollar manufacturer of coatings and specialty products based in Strongsville, Ohio. As creative services manager, Ross supervised five graphic designers and worked with marketing managers across five lines of ICI Paints business. His role included developing brand identities for all five business groups, promoting the in-house services, overseeing creative services – in-house and agency, print production, website graphics, creating materials for company trade shows and sales meetings.

Prior to ICI Paints, Ross also worked as graphic designer for two Cleveland agencies; Point To Point Communications and Marketing Directions. At Dennison, Ross served eight years as art director and is now overseeing all creative and business operations.

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Phil Hollweg

Digital Project Manager

Phil has worked at Dennison for more than 15 years, beginning at a time when many companies were getting their sites “up on the web”. He works with clients to create content-managed projects that can integrate with back-end services to display on either desktop or mobile device. In projects for print media, Phil integrates data-driven workflows into publication design.

Scott Zimmer, Dennison Advertising
Scott Zimmer

Multimedia Art Director

Knowledgeable in both design and programming, Scott applies his skills to create various communications vehicles for clients. A 15-year veteran at Dennison, he stays on the cutting edge of new technologies and production methods to help us provide the best in print, video and electronic tools. Scott is also responsible for the management, production and planning of client photo and video shoots. His creative talent and cross-platform knowledge is invaluable to our many clients.

Sue Hamilton, Dennison Advertising
Sue Hamilton

Senior Designer/Art Director

Sue has been with Dennison 15 years, putting her superior design skills to work on logos, brochures, print ads, trade show displays and more. Well-versed in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, Sue also provides excellent photo retouching and illustration skills to help meet clients’ creative needs. Prior to joining Dennison, Sue worked as a graphic designer for two Cleveland agencies – the Innis-Maggiore Group and Hartzell Advertising, Inc.

David Noonan, Dennison Advertising
David Noonan

Senior Graphic Designer

David is an experienced and dedicated graphic designer with strengths in illustration, design and art production. He brings superior knowledge of print and digital design, having held senior design positions at the Oatey Company and AkzoNobel Paints. Extremely versatile, David has experience creating brochures, logos, packaging, promotional materials, store signage, trade show displays, web graphics and much more.

Rita Tabar, Dennison Advertising
Rita Tabar

Senior Graphic Designer / Illustrator

Highly versatile, Rita’s skills include production, graphic design and illustration. She is well-versed in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, applying her talent to help almost every Dennison client. With 32 years of experience, Rita puts her heart in everything she executes and produces innovative, successful results.

Linda Hendricks, Dennison Advertising
Linda Hendricks

Production Designer

Linda joined Dennison four years ago and is proficient in a variety of design software packages. She is fast and efficient, helping clients communicate their product lines through various print media and is well-versed in working with large formats.

Derek Putnam, Dennison Advertising
Derek Putnam

Production Designer

As one of our graphic design team, Derek produces various printed pieces, including brochures, instruction sheets, exploded parts layouts and specification sheets. He joined Dennison in 2013 and offers superior skills in layout management and design.

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Carrie Barnett

Office Administration

Carrie is the glue that holds us all together at Dennison Creative. In addition to managing our accounting, Carrie handles many of the administrative tasks, answers the phones and keeps everything running smoothly.