About

We believe in doing things right. That means working hard. That means treating our clients, our ideas and our employees with respect. We are headquartered in quaint Doylestown PA, just about midway between Philadelphia and New York City. While our location offers small town charm and lifestyle, we have a big city client roster spanning a variety of business verticals and markets. We are a passionate group that is singularly focused on crafting exceptional experiences that produce results.


Our Approach

We use a collaborative five-part process to research, define and apply creative and analytical methods to improve consumer experiences and increase engagement.

Insights

The emphasis at this early stage is to establish the opportunity and not to focus too much on the project. Through consultation and research we start to define client goals and objectives by gathering data, sector information and raw material.

Ideation

Then we start building ideas. This stage is focused on defining the project delivery, so our creative designers work closely with your strategists to make sure we are generating ideas that can be tested or that are based on insight and research.

Design

Our creative approach is directly connected to your main objectives, so we start by conceptualising strategies and developing interaction models to compliment your existing branding. We then design a suite of online interactive experiences that positively engage your audience.

Activation

The finished designs are coordinated by experienced project managers, to make sure that all creative disciplines are working to the same deadline. We place a strong emphasis on communication, to make sure that we are designing solutions and experiences that meet your objectives.

Confirmation

Lastly, we examine the finished solution and look for ways we can further improve the journey, execution and efficiency of both our product and your experience.

We were blown away by their ability to deliver high quality solutions for all of our needs at an incredibly quick pace.

Michael Tarquinio
Director of Operations, Double Prime

Our Team

Great ideas come from happy people, so its good that we’re very proud to be making such a big impact with our small team. Like all creative families, we are complex group of introverts, extroverts, listeners and ringleaders, but it works.

Meet the family…

Justin Max

Founder

Cool, calm and collected; Justin has ultimate responsibility for each and every project that passes through Spark DSG. From the client’s requirements to the end-users needs; Justin’s creative background, understanding of technical considerations and business intuition cut through the complexity to find the simplest solution every time. If there’s one thing that distinguishes Justin it is his ability to see possibilities where others don’t – or, in other words, vision. Justin connects the dots that others might never think to connect.

Matt Flick

Design Director

A specialist in his field, Matt uses collaborative processes that he’s developed over years in the business to unlock fuller brand identities and create more memorable interactive and mobile experiences. Imaginative and fun, Matt has that kind of enviable originality that is impossible to imitate. With over 10 years experience in entertainment, eCommerce, social media and the financial services industries, Matt listens to ideas and crafts designs that understand a broad range of needs.

Teil Wise

Design Director

Teil is an award winning creative leader who balances his ability to understand the customer’s needs with innovative UX design to create truly memorable experiences. His attention to detail and management style inspires his team to find a solution within the smallest opportunity without losing sight of the client’s strategic vision. Teil loves finding inspiration in unexpected places and drawing from sources as varied as 90’s shoegaze to vintage sci-fi movies.

Sarah O’Neill

Senior Project Manager

It is Sarah’s responsibility to produce the deliverables on time and on budget. Her determination, passion and attention to detail have made her our top performing project lead with an awe inspiring record in successful program oversight, client relations, project management, and data analysis. Refreshing, honest and great fun to be around, one thing you will never be is confused.

Amy Iocco

Senior Designer

A next generation designer that keeps everyone else on their toes. The world is changing rapidly, and Amy reminds us of this on a daily basis. Teaching us skills that didn’t even exist 2 years ago, Amy’s background in film, video and interaction design brings an astonishing degree of creative verve to our little family.

Ellie King

Designer

Just like her personality, Ellie’s designs and illustrations are fun, vibrant and often come with an unexpected and delightful twist. Ellie uses her collaborative spirit and love of design to look at interactive experiences in new ways, challenging us all to innovate and move beyond the status quo.

Lindsay Lewis

Senior Designer

A graduate of Kutztown University with BFA in Communication Design, Lindsay is an award-winning designer who is passionate about creating intuitive, branded experiences. Lindsay’s knack for problem-solving and keen design sensibility make her a powerful asset on any project.

Megan Max

Office Manager

The heart of our organization, Meg makes sure everything from human resources to accounts payable is running smoothly. She oversees our hectic office and places tremendous value in creating a great environment for our employees to focus on being creative.

Sable Smith

Architect

Sable comes to Spark DSG most recently from the heart of the tech-world, in Silicon Valley. Her educational accomplishments include several degrees in Psychology, with a concentration in Human Factors & Applied Cognition. Sable is well-seasoned in the user experience field, as she has utilized her research and architecture background with varying types of software and hardware.

Jon Van Dine

Designer

A former in-house talent at major retailers and an Art Director with some of the cities’ leading agencies, Jon is adept at conceptualizing and producing creative work that is truly unique and highly functional. His approach is thoughtful and thorough, and his curious personality brings an impressively wide and balanced perspective to every project he works on.

Kyle Van Vliet

Senior Designer

Always aware of the latest technology developments, Kyle constantly reminds the team of the creative opportunity that is possible. By working with our clients in a collaborative manner, he builds relationships and brings all stakeholders along through the design process resulting in successful solutions for their business.

Pete Wisber

Architect

Pete’s industrial design background allows him to harness new technologies and design distinctive content rich web and mobile products. His experience is extensive, encompassing retail POP design, large eCommerce, HCP global Pharmaceutical for web and mobile, product manufacturing and Raw material manufacturing.