This is a place where the disciplines of strategy, design and technology come to play. We’ve helped to create brands from scratch, and we’ve also taken well-known brands and pointed them in a new direction. Our work often takes a digital format, but we are equally comfortable with analog media.

Brand & Identity

  • Brand Strategy
  • Product Branding
  • Logo Design
  • Naming
  • Messaging

Digital

  • Planning + Strategy
  • Digital Product Design
  • User Experience [UX]
  • Architecture & Wireframing
  • Interface Design [UI]
  • Mobile + App Design
  • Social Strategy
  • Development Consulting

Analog

  • Advertising + Campaign
  • Print Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Package Design
  • Signage

What?

  • Concept + Ideation
  • Prototyping
  • Experience Planning
  • Video + Motion Design
  • Data Visualization

Comprised of creative talents in design, technology, strategy and branding, we’ve honed our chops working with global brands, startups and just about everything in between. Want to meet the team?

Jann Baskett

Jann Baskett

Principal, Brand & Strategy

Jann is a storyteller, helping our clients articulate who they are and who they want to be. Her history includes managing the creative services departments of Details, Mademoiselle and The New York Times Magazine Group. She's also been marketing director at Texas Monthly, and later, a founding partner/director of brand strategy at Milkshake Media.

 

Brad Phillips

Brad Phillips

Principal, Interaction & Experience

Brad is our fearless captain of interaction and experience design. He's always two steps ahead, architecting the relationships between humans and the products they use. He’s been a founding partner/creative director at Milkshake Media and an art director at Engineering Animation Inc., a transmedia company with noteworthy clients including Mattel and Disney.

 

Vicki Webster

Vicki Webster

Managing Director

Ever cheerful and endlessly undaunted, Vicki oversees account strategy like nobody's business. With 13 years of experience in project and account management, she brings strategic oversight, sharp communication, and efficiency to our work. Past clients include Spiegel, BMW, Kodak Gallery, Levenger, Hotwire and Red Envelope.

Ryan Thompson

Ryan Thompson

Art Director

Ryan is our visual translator and conceptualist, taking raw materials and shaping them into the finished designs. His experience as a founder of Chemistry Set and as a senior designer at Milkshake Media sharpened his skills across an array of creative platforms. 

 

 
 
Steph Layton

Steph Layton

Account Director

Equal parts creative and logical, Steph is a proud middle-brainer bringing imagination, focus and positivity to the planning process. Combining her expertise and enthusiasm for client service, product design and process improvement, she creates order in the disorder and unites project teams to produce beautiful, useful things. She has more than a decade of experience managing marketing operations for clients like Netflix, Red Bull, Warner Bros, Verizon and Whole Foods Market.

Oscar Morris

Oscar Morris

Senior Designer

Oscar approaches every project as both a seer and a craftsman, combining his illustration chops and design vision with a meticulous attention to detail. Prior to joining our team, he learned the ropes at Sibley/Peteet Design. Past clients include Advanced Micro Devices, the University of Texas, the Texas Education Agency, the Sid Richardson Museum and Forestar.

Edna Lucia Rodriguez

Edna Lucia Rodriguez

Senior Designer

Edna's focus at FBA is UX/UI design, but she's equally passionate about pixels and Pantone swatches with great photography chops as well. She joined FBA after living in San Francisco, where she was art director at Gershoni Creative. She's freelanced with SF studios Character (for Restoration Hardware and others) and Fluid, working on everything from website UX/UI to identity systems, from concept to design and production.

Walter Coots

Walter Coots

Senior Designer

Walter grew up on the Internet and has been designing digital experiences since he was 16. He joined FBA from the online news publication Daily Dot, where he was lead designer. Previously, he was senior interaction designer at Intuit. He's been a digital designer for startups and Fortune 500 companies, with experience in film editing, motion graphics, programming, photography, among other design disciplines. His great, great uncle wrote "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

Jeremy Lindsley

Jeremy Lindsley

Project Manager

Jeremy’s range of talents, organizational skills and quick wit make problems disappear and solutions look easy. He joins us from AMS Pictures - Public Interest, a small creative agency in Austin where he led projects for clients in the Public Interest sector, such as the Texas Education Agency, the Health and Human Services Commission, the Employees Retirement System of Texas and more.

Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas

Senior Designer

Greg's a maker and a creative thinker with a detailed approach towards conceptual and visual problem solving. He was most recently a designer at GSD&M, where he worked with locals like the Austin Parks Foundation, start-ups such as Shade Tree Lemonade and national brands like Chipotle, Lee Jeans and Southwest Airlines. Being a good Austinite and native Texan, he’s got a soft spot in his heart for breakfast tacos that’s almost as true as his love for design.

Matt Lindley

Matt Lindley

Production Designer

Matt joined FBA from the start-up world, where he spent two years as design director at an online learning platform. Before that he spent four years at McGarrah Jessee, launching his design career and learning all the stuff they don't teach you in college. There, his clients included Whataburger, Frost Bank, Shiner and Costa Sunglasses. He once won a whole year’s worth of Thundercloud Subs for designing the winning t-shirt for Austin’s Turkey Trot.

Tashreen Smith

Tashreen Smith

Office Manager

Tashreen finds happiness in assisting and serving others in any way she can. Her attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities keep our team on track. Before joining FBA, she worked as a Project Manager at Produce Results, LLC, a startup advertising agency in Denton, TX. Some of her past clients include University of North Texas, North Central Texas College and Dickies.

 

We find our work highly rewarding. Some of the world's best-known companies and agencies large and small lean on us for brand development, content strategy, creative direction and design help. Here are a few of our clients.

Local doesn't mean smaller. These clients are close to our hearts (and in some cases, our stomachs).

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