Sally Cooper Smith // Creative Director
Sally formed Cooper Smith and Company in June of 1993 with a commitment to integrate honesty and intelligence into marketing communications. Sally is a graduate of Iowa State University, where she taught the business of graphic design for several years. Sally oversees the creative work produced by the agency, and is the primary account manager. Her work has appeared internationally in Communication Arts, Creative Quarterly, Graphis and Studio (Canada) as well as regionally in competitions with Creativity International, Davey Awards, the American Advertising Federation, and the Art Directors Association. A poster sequence she created for the State Historical Society of Iowa is still in use and remains the most popular series created.
Robin Wasteney // Senior Art Director
Robin brings to the team experience working on numerous custom publications and extensive identity programs. A graduate of Iowa State University, Robin remains involved with students through her mentoring through the Art Directors Association of Iowa. Her speed and attention to detail make her invaluable in accomplishing projects of a timely manner.
Bridget Drendel // Graphic Designer
A native of South Africa and a graduate of Chicago's Columbia College, Bridget has garnered numerous accolades in her ten-plus years as a design professional. Her experience in design runs the gamut from logos and soft goods to trade show booths and just about everything in-between. Bridget stays connected to education by adjunct teaching at DMACC and helping students review their work through AIGA.
Doug Smith // D.E. Smith Photography
Doug spent 15 years in photojournalism before he moved into commercial studio photography, and his ability to capture a moment still remains one of his greatest strengths. He has managed his own studio since 1994, joining Cooper Smith & Co. in 1996. He is the primary photographer for Cooper Smith, but also maintains his own client list, including Meredith Corporation and Iowa State University.
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