Before founding Bixler Communications Group in early 2008, Barron had already distinguished himself as both an in-house corporate marketing director and an independent marketing consultant.
Given his background, Barron understands client-side challenges and works closely with our clients to develop intelligent project strategies that translate into measurable and sustainable business results. He shifts comfortably among the many roles our clients ask him to serve, from pitching a new brand strategy to a client's board to managing projects with a close eye on timeline and budget—and everything in between. Whatever the need, he is the client's chief advocate.
Barron holds an MA in English from the University of Victoria.
Allison's role on the team is messaging strategist and wordsmith. She brings to Bixler Communications Group twelve years of combined experience in editing and communications consulting.
As a consultant for Ernst & Young's strategic consulting group in the late nineties, Allison worked on a wide array of brand and marketing projects. Since then, she has developed expertise in higher education / arts education, environment and sustainability, and new media.
Allison has an MA and PhD from Stanford University.
As a designer and graphic artist, Charlie has done it all. He began his career working for the auction house Butterfield & Butterfield where he ran the catalog design department and was involved in strategizing the organization's transition from analog to digital photography. He then worked as a print and interactive designer for the award-winning ad agency Grant, Scott & Hurley where his skills were valued by clients such as Noah's Bagels, The San Francisco Chronicle, California Pizza Kitchen, PG&E, Infineon Raceway and Constellation Wines.
Since leaving Grant, Scott & Hurley, Charlie has become a key member of the Bixler Communications Group creative team, and has been instrumental in developing compelling visual communication strategies for our clients. Specifically, Charlie is involved in logo and brand identity development, print design for ads, brochures, catalogs and other materials, and website and interactive design.
Charlie holds a BA in Studio Arts and a minor in English from UC Davis, with a specific focus on color theory, photography, sculpture and type.