Starry Eyes Media

About

Starry Eyes is a branding and web agency nestled within the luscious mountains of the Appalachians. We’re brand developers, experienced designers, and at our core, we’re creators of things. Since 2015, we’ve grown into a diverse team that features a variety of individuals from various walks of life. The collective result is a mixture of viewpoints, perspectives, styles, and strengths giving us a unique edge in delivering bold and daring creative services.

Our Team

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Jordan Howerton

Content Marketer/Designer

Jordan joined our team in July 2019, shortly after graduating from Concord University. He quickly made himself an irreplaceable part of our agency, helping with not only creative projects, but also marketing research, social media management, and SEO.

Aside from being a great designer and content whiz, Jordan is also an accomplished potter and studio artist. Hop over to his Etsy Shop to see his stoneware!

EDUCATION

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Holly Belcher

Research Manager

Holly joined our team in 2018. She came across a silly Instagram post of ours that featured Cecelia drawing while wearing a panda mask. In the background, you could clearly see an It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia poster. She instantly contacted us to see if we were hiring. We knew our next step in the evolution of our agency required adding a third team member. Considering Holly’s skills, background, and love for irreverent and deadpan humor, it only seemed logical to get her on board.

Holly has over 11 years of experience with higher-ed administration, and when she isn’t working her full-time job at Virginia Tech, she’s helping us with meticulous marketing research for clients.

EDUCATION

Our approach is pragmatic, personalized, and thoughtful, with an emphasis on research and continuity. We fuse our collective style and creativity with purpose and functionality to create bold brands and promotional tools. We specialize in conveying layers of information and visuals into sleek and stylish messages that connect with audiences. Our primary services include branding, print design, and web design. We work best with clients who are passionate about their craft, organized, and ready to make waves. 

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Brandon Gilbert

Creative Director

Once a touring musician, sharing stages with the likes of Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Orgy, Unknown Hinson, Molly Hatchet, and Hoobastank, Brandon founded Starry Eyes Media with Technical Director, Cecelia Thompson.

Brandon leads the creative direction of our agency and is the team’s senior designer and project manager. Under his pseudonym, Ryland Parrish, he is a featured artist at Spector Bass.

EDUCATION

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Cecelia Thompson

Technical Director

Cecelia is a founding partner at Starry Eyes Media. Aside from being a key member of the creative team, making contributions to planning, editing, graphic design, website development, and video production, she also manages the implementation of new technology and operational functions that keep the company going.

Cecelia is not only a talented graphic designer, but she is also an amazing studio artist whose favorite medium is colored pencil and graphite. She’s been featured in exhibits and has some really nice pieces hanging in our studio.

EDUCATION

Our Vision

We aspire to be a creative agency that contributes to positive change in the Appalachians and the world through the use of our art, capabilities, and resources.

Our Mission

To empower innovators and champions of ideas by crafting compelling brands, strategies, and promotional tools that connect them to their audiences.

Where We Create

It’s no secret that West Virginia faces a variety of socioeconomic challenges, but communities like ours serve as proof that change can happen. 

We love bragging about our community and telling others about all of the wonderful things going on within it. We’re proud to be connected with the Mercer Street Grassroots District, Southern-WV’s most happening strip, currently enjoying a local business renaissance.

If you’re not from WV, we invite you to visit our studio to meet our team of professionals. We do suggest, however, that you make plans to spend your entire day and evening in our community to enjoy the food, drinks, and fun.

We've teamed up with clients and partners across the universe.

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