About2018-10-17T20:37:11+00:00

Hit Us Up. We’ll Do Your Brand A Solid.

Digital Hive Mind is a full-service advertising, design & content development agency. We offer a comprehensive array of creative services including web development, branding, graphic design, photography, video production, content marketing and advertising strategy.

At its core our mission is to develop vehicles that generate positive impressions and deliver measurable results. We believe in a simple recipe for success – cultivate lasting relationships and do good work with good people. We thrive on the adventure that each new partnership brings, the creative problem solving process, the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a new industry, technology, or product, and the satisfaction of delivering.

Hit Us Up.
We’ll Do Your Brand A Solid.

Digital Hive Mind is a full-service advertising, design & content development agency. We offer a comprehensive array of creative services including web development, branding, graphic design, photography, video production, content marketing and advertising strategy.

At its core our mission is to develop vehicles that generate positive impressions and deliver measurable results. We believe in a simple recipe for success – cultivate lasting relationships and do good work with good people. We thrive on the adventure that each new partnership brings, the creative problem solving process, the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a new industry, technology, or product, and the satisfaction of delivering.

Jason Farris

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Jason is Digital Hive Mind’s founder and creative director. He holds a B.F.A. from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and began his career as a designer and illustrator. Jason’s work has been published by Billboard, Maxim, The Los Angeles Times, The Harvard Crimson, and Disney. Jason has enjoyed working with a number of prestigious brands including Delta Air Lines, International Paper, Nabisco, and SC Johnson. He has led branding efforts and developed creative across a diverse array of industries for clients including Philip Morris, Playboy, Rockford Public Library Systems, RPM International, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Erin Salisbury

Co-Founder & Director of Communications

As Digital Hive Mind’s co-founder and managing partner, Erin oversees the firm’s operations and manages client services including research, strategy development, and media planning. She has 10+ years of agency experience crafting strategic advertising plans and messaging to support clients’ marketing initiatives. Erin holds a B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University where she also held a post-graduate position providing technical writing consulting services to the College of Engineering. Erin went on to hold key roles in Logistics and Contract Administration with NewellRubbermaid’s global transportation department prior to partnering with Jason in founding Digital Hive Mind.

Ashley Carrasquillo

Communications Strategist

Ashley is a Communications Strategist at Digital Hive Mind and is responsible for account and project management, strategy development and implementation, social media marketing, tradeshow management, public relations, and copy writing and editing. She earned a B.S. in Marketing from Bradley University and began her career in Chicago working in radio advertising sales. Ashley went on to work in marketing and advertising at The Field Museum where, as part of the team responsible for the first phase of the non-profit museum’s re-branding, she gained experience in project management, content creation, and strategizing and planning for large-scale marketing campaigns.

Jennifer Hurley

Senior Designer & Front-End Developer

As Senior Designer at Digital Hive Mind, Jennifer’s responsibilities include website design and development, management of creative projects, tradeshow exhibit development, package design, and development of logos, branding, identity, and print materials as well as digital elements for web and social media. Jennifer graduated from Iowa State University with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and relocated to Rockford from Ames, IA.

Liz Schaer

Designer

Liz’s responsibilities focus on photography, corporate branding and identity design, and print and digital design for web and social media. Liz holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Iowa State University with professional experience that includes branding and design of collateral materials for charitable organizations, design of branded merchandise to support corporate social responsibility initiatives, as well as print and web design.

Dingo Jackson

Brand Ambassador & Snack Master

Dingo joined the DHM team in 2016 at only 3 months and 15 pounds. Thanks to a healthy diet and perhaps a snack or two here and there, he’s grown a bit and put on just a few pounds. Dingo’s primary responsibilities include welcoming his co-workers every day, “smiling” on command, snuggling as needed, snack sharing and clean up, ball chasing, and (not so) quietly letting everyone know how unhappy he is to leave at the end of the day.

Jason Farris

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Jason is Digital Hive Mind’s founder and creative director. He holds a B.F.A. from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and began his career as a designer and illustrator. Jason’s work has been published by Billboard, Maxim, The Los Angeles Times, The Harvard Crimson, and Disney. Jason has enjoyed working with a number of prestigious brands including Delta Air Lines, International Paper, Nabisco, and SC Johnson. He has led branding efforts and developed creative across a diverse array of industries for clients including Philip Morris, Playboy, Rockford Public Library Systems, RPM International, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Erin Salisbury

Co-Founder & Director of Communications

As Digital Hive Mind’s co-founder and managing partner, Erin oversees the firm’s operations and manages client services including research, strategy development, and media planning. She has 10+ years of agency experience crafting strategic advertising plans and messaging to support clients’ marketing initiatives. Erin holds a B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University where she also held a post-graduate position providing technical writing consulting services to the College of Engineering. Erin went on to hold key roles in Logistics and Contract Administration with NewellRubbermaid’s global transportation department prior to partnering with Jason in founding Digital Hive Mind.

Ashley Carrasquillo

Communications Strategist

Ashley is a Communications Strategist at Digital Hive Mind and is responsible for account and project management, strategy development and implementation, social media marketing, tradeshow management, public relations, and copy writing and editing. She earned a B.S. in Marketing from Bradley University and began her career in Chicago working in radio advertising sales. Ashley went on to work in marketing and advertising at The Field Museum where, as part of the team responsible for the first phase of the non-profit museum’s re-branding, she gained experience in project management, content creation, and strategizing and planning for large-scale marketing campaigns.

Jennifer Hurley

Senior Designer & Front-End Developer

As Senior Designer at Digital Hive Mind, Jennifer’s responsibilities include website design and development, management of creative projects, tradeshow exhibit development, package design, and development of logos, branding, identity, and print materials as well as digital elements for web and social media. Jennifer graduated from Iowa State University with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and relocated to Rockford from Ames, IA.

Liz Schaer

Designer

Liz’s responsibilities focus on photography, corporate branding and identity design, and print and digital design for web and social media. Liz holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Iowa State University with professional experience that includes branding and design of collateral materials for charitable organizations, design of branded merchandise to support corporate social responsibility initiatives, as well as print and web design.

Dingo Jackson

Brand Ambassador & Snack Master

Dingo joined the DHM team in 2016 at only 3 months and 15 pounds. Thanks to a healthy diet and perhaps a snack or two here and there, he’s grown a bit and put on just a few pounds. Dingo’s primary responsibilities include welcoming his co-workers every day, “smiling” on command, snuggling as needed, snack sharing and clean up, ball chasing, and (not so) quietly letting everyone know how unhappy he is to leave at the end of the day.

Jason Farris

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Jason is Digital Hive Mind’s founder and creative director. He holds a B.F.A. from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and began his career as a designer and illustrator. Jason’s work has been published by Billboard, Maxim, The Los Angeles Times, The Harvard Crimson, and Disney. Jason has enjoyed working with a number of prestigious brands including Delta Air Lines, International Paper, Nabisco, and SC Johnson. He has led branding efforts and developed creative across a diverse array of industries for clients including Philip Morris, Playboy, Rockford Public Library Systems, RPM International, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Erin Salisbury

Co-Founder & Director of Communications

As Digital Hive Mind’s co-founder and managing partner, Erin oversees the firm’s operations and manages client services including research, strategy development, and media planning. She has 10+ years of agency experience crafting strategic advertising plans and messaging to support clients’ marketing initiatives. Erin holds a B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University where she also held a post-graduate position providing technical writing consulting services to the College of Engineering. Erin went on to hold key roles in Logistics and Contract Administration with NewellRubbermaid’s global transportation department prior to partnering with Jason in founding Digital Hive Mind.

Ashley Carrasquillo

Communications Strategist

Ashley is a Communications Strategist at Digital Hive Mind and is responsible for account and project management, strategy development and implementation, social media marketing, tradeshow management, public relations, and copy writing and editing. She earned a B.S. in Marketing from Bradley University and began her career in Chicago working in radio advertising sales. Ashley went on to work in marketing and advertising at The Field Museum where, as part of the team responsible for the first phase of the non-profit museum’s re-branding, she gained experience in project management, content creation, and strategizing and planning for large-scale marketing campaigns.

Jennifer Hurley

Senior Designer & Front-End Developer

As Senior Designer at Digital Hive Mind, Jennifer’s responsibilities include website design and development, management of creative projects, tradeshow exhibit development, package design, and development of logos, branding, identity, and print materials as well as digital elements for web and social media. Jennifer graduated from Iowa State University with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and relocated to Rockford from Ames, IA.

Liz Schaer

Designer

Liz’s responsibilities focus on photography, corporate branding and identity design, and print and digital design for web and social media. Liz holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Iowa State University with professional experience that includes branding and design of collateral materials for charitable organizations, design of branded merchandise to support corporate social responsibility initiatives, as well as print and web design.

Dingo Jackson

Brand Ambassador & Snack Master

Dingo joined the DHM team in 2016 at only 3 months and 15 pounds. Thanks to a healthy diet and perhaps a snack or two here and there, he’s grown a bit and put on just a few pounds. Dingo’s primary responsibilities include welcoming his co-workers every day, “smiling” on command, snuggling as needed, snack sharing and clean up, ball chasing, and (not so) quietly letting everyone know how unhappy he is to leave at the end of the day.