Student Run & Faculty Mentored

A Multifaceted Student Agency

Throughout the past 6 years, Canyon Creative has been a successful student club within the College of Arts & Media. The student group has created projects that assist a variety of clients, such as businesses, local NFPs, and campus academic departments, by providing care and understanding to best meet their unique design needs. Students who join Canyon Creative earn a sense of belonging among the college’s creative community.

In addition, Canyon Creative is an academic creative leader and active participant in the Honors College Symposium. Professionally, the group partners with campus businesses like Canyon Promotions, which offers design services such as: Graphic print production, Web Design, Advertising, Copywriting, Social Media, Motion Graphics, and Film.

Our members are led and mentored by a dedicated 12-month faculty and additional support will be accessible through full-time faculty consultation on a professional level.

Canyon Creative members mentor students within the department through our tutoring program to help develop students to their highest potential.

Holistically, we want to form students who serve their community by shifting the focus to the gifts God gave them, and not purely their own self-interest.

4 Pillars of Focus

In-House Agency

Team of students creating and maintaining internal and external communications for departments and College of Arts & Media.

Student-run Agency

The same team of students working in-house can deliver the same services to external clients, university colleges and community.

Honors Program

Active Honors College Participant through community and spring symposium.

Missional

Explore and share God’s kingdom on earth through creativity and service.

Services Offered

Brand Identity

Team of students will work personally with clients to develop unique brand identities, including logo development, colors, typography, and brand guides.

Creative

Team of students will create custom graphics for your brands, companies, or events. Team can create assets for print and web, including flyers, brochures, stationary, website design & development.

Social Media

Hire our team to run your social media! Our team will ensure that your posts or consistent, on-brand, and interactive for your following.

Photo & Video

Need a photographer or videographer? Hire Canyon Creative to come capture your moments. Team will photograph, film, and edit your projects.

Teams

Canyon Creative Agency

Anthony Giudice
Anthony Giudice

Creative Director

Suzanne Thompson
Suzanne Thompson

Project Manager

Tara Boyd
Tara Boyd

Social Media Manager

Micah Fischer
Micah Fischer

Interactive Manager

Alyssa Prentiss
Alyssa Prentiss

Graphic & Web Designer

Devin McClelland
Devin McClelland

Motion Designer

Brennan Ziegler
Brennan Ziegler

Graphic Designer

Emma Gardner
Emma Gardner

Art Director

Samira Wollin
Samira Wollin

Graphic Designer

Tory Barden
Tory Barden

Web Designer

Madison Kimmel
Madison Kimmel

Web Designer

Ryan Canaday
Ryan Canaday

Web Designer

Alexander George
Alexander George

Production Designer

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Canyon Creative Agency

Katie Turner
Katie Turner

Director / Honors Lead

Emmons Brown
Emmons Brown

Filmmaker

Erin Snyder
Erin Snyder

Motion Designer

Georgia Jones
Georgia Jones

Graphic Designer

Jessica Tangel
Jessica Tangel

Motion Designer

Keerthana Juttu
Keerthana Juttu

Motion Designer

Madison Kimmel
Madison Kimmel

Web Designer

Maria Pimentel
Maria Pimentel

Filmmaker

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Faculty Advisor

Christopher Murphy, MFA
Christopher Murphy, MFA

Faculty Advisor / Professor of Design

Chris has more than 15 years in advertising, graphic and web design, focusing on brand development. He has designed for such agencies and brands as SELF & GLAMOUR Magazine, Intel, Tiffany & Co., MRM Worldwide, Center at Cain and 5 Stones.

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Faculty

Sheila Schumacher, MFA
Sheila Schumacher, MFA

Chair of Digital Design Programs

Designer, Educator, Problem Solver. They go well together. Design experience includes newspaper and publication design, advertising campaign development, and brand evaluation and identity creation.

Alison King, MA
Alison King, MA

Professor of Design

Alison earned her degree at Parsons School of Design in New York City in the 90s, where she trained as an illustrator and art historian. She earned her Masters in Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and returned to Phoenix in 1999.

Jared Trask, MBA
Jared Trask, MBA

Professor of Design

Jared has worked with companies like Visit Rapid City, The Village Health Clubs & Spas, ATP Flight School, HomeSearch.com, CBS Boston, and Cool Events experiential 5K runs. Outside of his advertising and design work, Jared is an acrylic painter and has had the opportunity to exhibit his work around the Phoenix area.

Sophia Zaft, MMC
Sophia Zaft, MMC

Professor of Design

As a marketing, public relations and digital media veteran, I have had the opportunity to work with a very diverse set of individuals and companies (eco-friendly, entertainment, education, food and beverage, legal, political clients, retail products, multi-unit restaurant, technology, B2B, telecommunication and media).

Paige Lock, MBA
Paige Lock, MBA

Professor of Design

Deciding to become a graphic designer was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I discovered a love of print. I love the entire process of design: from brainstorming to designing to the finished printed project. Something is gratifying in the tactile experience of holding a printed piece. Helping people and companies promote their businesses is an added benefit.

Ashley Jo George, MFA
Ashley Jo George, MFA

Professor of Design

After finishing my Master’s degree, I moved to San Francisco to work at Young & Rubicam. Here I worked on household names like Chevron, 7Up, Sunkist, and NCAA. I worked on developing new products with flexible and wearable screens starting in 2005, augmented reality advertising campaigns in 2008, and the first paid social media business advertising campaigns in 2010.

A Christ-centered student-run design agency focused on improving the community through creativity and service.