SOLVING CHALLENGES IS IN OUR DNA.
Before we set about solving any challenge, we make very sure we understand it, inside and out, from your viewpoint, your audience’s and the world’s. Even stunning creative is pointless if it doesn’t communicate the right message and inspire action.
Getting directly to the heart of your brand, its obstacles and its potential is what we do, and have done since we founded Bartley & Dick in 2000—whether you’re looking for a total brand transformation or an 11th-hour digital solution.
We work side by side with you—that’s requisite—actively listening, analyzing and distilling what we hear to its essence. (It also helps that we’re research addicts.) From those raw materials, in experienced hands, we fashion solutions that generate revenue. That build awareness. That create preference. In short, we help your brand soar.
Something else about us: we’re always on your side. Not just championing your brand, but taking your calls. Valuing your ideas. Meeting your deadlines. Because a trusted, collaborative relationship is critical to sustaining your brand’s integrity, we do whatever it takes to make your life easier.
Scott BartleyCREATIVE DIRECTOR / PARTNER
Scott has had a near-lifelong love of advertising. As founding partner and creative director at Bartley & Dick, an award-winning branding agency in Manhattan, he has literally fulfilled a childhood dream. Working with clients as varied as AMC Networks, The BBC, Federal Reserve Bank, Timberland and Dancing with the Stars, he spends his days creating dynamic communications that engage, inform and influence.
It’s the culmination of years of diligence and dues-paying.
After graduating from The College of Saint Rose, he joined D.J. Moore Advertising in Albany, where his work for clients like Key Bank and General Electric earned every major design award from the Upstate New York Ad Club.
From there, he was recruited to build the Massachusetts office of Winstanley Associates Advertising, again developing award-winning creative for clients like the WNBA and Warner Bros.
That just left Manhattan, where he held senior creative director positions at Hammond Farrell Advertising, Biederman Kelly Krimstein & Partners, and Seiter and Miller Advertising before stepping into his last, best role.
Rick BiolsiDESIGN DIRECTOR / PARTNER
Rick believes in having a goal, and getting there by the most creative means necessary. Whether it’s a finish line 26 miles away, a desert 5,000 miles away, or breakthrough advertising concepts—the most elusive goal—he’s the guy to get you there.
His own journey began early, with a childhood love of drawing and all things design that led him to an MFA in Illustration and Graphic Design from the University of Bridgeport. From there, he became a designer for Musselman Advertising in Allentown, PA, and later, senior art director for Connecticut-based Doug Ely Design Group, where he made a name solving design challenges for Smith Corona, Remy Amerique and Ricoh.
As senior art director for NYC-based EastWest Creative, he expanded both reach and reputation on brands including Post Cereals, Listerine, Lysol and Jell-O. He mastered mediums from print and POS to broadcast and interactive. He won a slew of industry accolades. For inspiration, he drew naked people.
Today, he’s founding partner and design director at Bartley & Dick, a multi-award-winning branding agency in Manhattan. Goal achieved. Now he’s able to help others—like EPIX/MTV, BBC America, International Delights, and NYC Housing Development Corporation—achieve their goals, with total versatility, strategic insight and brilliant creative.
Mike WoronukSENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
You might say that Mike is on a lifelong quest to build a better mousetrap. It may be because inventing and engineering run in the family, or simply that he has a perpetual drive toward the better, smarter and more impactful. It’s how he became a black belt, a competitive volleyball player, and a miracle worker for clients.
In 2009, having earned his degree in International Business and Marketing at the University of Alberta, he left Canada for Latin America and a chance to do some real innovating: from designing an account management system from scratch to creating SKY Brasil’s most successful partnership campaign ever. Next, from London, he helped BBC News break into the U.S. (working, for the first time, with Bartley & Dick); the network’s TV distribution here grew by 600%.
His trailblazing led him to NYC in 2014, where he brought his strategic insight and marketing savvy to, in turn, Canadian startups (as Digital Tech & VC Trade Commissioner); Scotiabank’s international & digital operations; and an emerging LGBT healthcare platform.
Now at Bartley and Dick, he’s still building: relationships, benchmarks, strategy, solutions. He helps clients find answers (even to the questions they didn’t know to ask) and forge a creative partnership with the agency that builds better, smarter, more impactful brands.
Gayle GaddisCOPY DIRECTOR
Gayle believes that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single word. That a well-crafted message has the power to create a connection and an impact. So after a quarter century of perfecting words, she’s very well traveled.
Her wordlust began at a very young age with some very bad poetry, but found more constructive outlets. With an English degree from Williams College, she hit New York, writing first at McGraw-Hill, then at ViA Marketing & Design, creating brand strategy, concepts and killer copy for clients as varied as The Limited, Fraser Papers and Englewood Hospital.
After 4+ years as senior writer at Aveda, she ultimately took her show on the road, working independently for clients from Martha Stewart Omnimedia and Johnson & Johnson to UnitedHealth Group, Yahoo! and Victoria’s Secret Beauty. From product naming to print ads to targeted web copy, whatever the medium, she’s mastered the message.
With Bartley & Dick—working for clients like BBC America, POMCO Group and MASA Israel—she’s found kindred creative spirits: passionate, versatile professionals on a perpetual quest to get it right.
Katie PricePROJECT MANAGER
Whether traveling to Reykjavik, Guadalajara and Brussels, or juggling projects with disciplines and objectives that are just as widely diverse, Katie is a master of keeping on track, seeing through fresh eyes, and finding the sweet spots.
Always an explorer, Katie discovered her path by blending, and mastering, a variety of creative fields: She graduated from Purchase College in 2009 with a major in art history and a minor in sociology. She spent five years as an account manager in the fashion industry, then followed it up by doing freelance art direction for music videos and commercials. Next she spent 2½ years at Manhattan design studio OffWhite, where as project manager she helped relaunch more than a dozen brands and worked with clients like Maple Hill Creamery and Popcorn, Indiana (not to mention building an effortless collaboration with our designer Mackenzie Carey).
Today she brings that curiosity, drive and creative spark to bear on all things Bartley & Dick—and makes sure that while our ideas may be high-flying, our feet are always firmly on the ground.
Chris MallinsonSENIOR ART DIRECTOR
Chris loves to play the short game—whether on the golf course or in the studio. With an emphasis on clean typography and eye-catching photography, he is driven to big ideas by his passion for the work he produces.
It’s a purposeful-is-beautiful design ethic that sprang from his years studying Swiss Modernism at the State University of New York at Fredonia, and it’s one that he’s carried with him ever since. After earning his BFA in Graphic Design, he honed his skills in-house at IZZO Golf/Callaway, before transitioning to Archer Communications as Lead Designer. There, he worked on projects from mobile-friendly websites to ad campaigns with clients as varied as Kodak, Parlec and ESPN Radio, making a name for himself with creative that combined usefulness and visual appeal, no matter what the scale.
At Bartley & Dick since 2012, Chris brings that same balance between content and strong visual aesthetics to all of his designs—whether for Kings of Cole, AMC or International Delights. Still a true believer that successful design is the product of conceptual thinking, creative execution and most importantly, effective communication, he is constantly trying new means to achieve the ideal—to our clients’ benefit.
Ashley SmithSENIOR DESIGNER
An artist and a distance runner, Ashley knows that an object in motion stays in motion—and picks up a lot of inspiration along the way. Since graduating with her BFA in Graphic Design from The College of Saint Rose, she hasn’t stopped learning, growing and pursuing her love of design.
Her passion for finding inspired solutions to challenges—“the only way to stay young forever”—led her next to Motiv Design in Boston. Thriving (unsurprisingly) on the fast-paced environment, she sharpened her concept development and design skills on clients as varied as Keurig, iRobot, Vitamix and Zarbee’s.
Since joining Bartley & Dick in 2015, she has been immersed in digital design work for the likes of EPiX and International Delights, as well as logo development for a host of clients. In all, she blends strategy, research and intent to create effective, delightful, and (of course) inspired solutions.