Counsel Creative, a marketing collective based in the Chattanooga area, has expanded its team with the additions of Katherine Bates as designer and Emily Wildenberg as marketing strategist.
"We've been fortunate in that when we've been given the opportunity to grow our creative family, we've found those leaders and strategic additions right here in our city,” said Kenny Morgan, founder and CCO of the agency. “We're excited to welcome both Katherine and Emily to our team and look forward to serving our partners in an even greater capacity."
An interdisciplinary designer, Ms. Bates will support the agency’s creative initiatives by assisting in the production of branding and overall development of client objectives.
“To establish a harmonious and successful brand requires design that's as intentional as it is beautiful,” said Ms. Bates. “By combining simplicity with thoughtful details, I believe we can better communicate not only the needs of the client, but their story as well.”
"With an extensive and notable background specializing in visual identity, print, web and art direction, her experience in branding, web design and print design is an incredibly valuable resource and addition to the Counsel Creative team," officials said.
Ms. Bates received a bachelor’s of fine arts in graphic design from Samford University.
As marketing strategist, Ms. Wildenberg will lead the development and implementation of clients’ social media initiatives, assist with creative efforts in the forms of photography and copywriting and will support overall client objectives for the agency.
"With a background in public relations, media relations and marketing, her experience in client-focused industries provides beneficial knowledge and assistance for her role at Counsel Creative," officials said.
She most recently served as an account coordinator for a public relations firm where she managed and monitored media coverage for clients across all platforms.
Ms. Wildenberg received a bachelor’s of science in public relations with a minor in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.