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MÖNT CREATIVE

Digital Agency

 first you should know us

Mönt Creative: 3 people who between us have 90 year’s of experience and a boat-load of top clients. This is who we are:

Les Jorgensen

Les Jorgensen started his careers out of college
( MS in Psychology – BA is Comparative Religious Studies) as a Clinical Psychology in private practice. Taking his own therapeutic advise, he switched careers and trained as a Photographer
( BS in Photography).  In 1989 he started his career in NYC as  freelance Photographer and Photo-Illustrator – and two years later was the Nikon/PDN Photographer of the year and started to fill out his dance-card with unbelievable clients (Link).

 

As the digital world evolved, Les was involved as beta-tester and spokesman for Phase One and Nikon camera companies, and he started delivering internet content naturally gravitating  towards design, VR and video.  He has subsequently designed hundreds of websites (link) and broadcast video commercials (link).

 

Les’s Partial Client List

Advertising:  Ogilvy and Mather,  MaCann Erickson,   Interpublic,  Saachi and Saachi,    IBM,   Citicorp,   Amex,   Canon,  Apple Computer,  Brazilian Chamber of Commerce,  Virgin Atlantic,  Citibank,  Nikon, Smith Barney,  Sony and many other Fortune 500 companies and Advertising agencies.

Magazine Covers:  Time,  Fortune,  New York Times Magazine,  Money,  Forbes,  American Heritage,  NY Magazine,  Fortune Small Business,  and over 50 other covers.  Inside the cover in over 50 other magazines with hundreds and hundreds of assignments.  These include Gourmet,  Food and Wine,  Food Arts,  NY Magazine,  GQ,   American Heritage,  National Demographics,  Winemaker’s Magazine,   Smithsonian  and many others.

Virtual Reality :  Museum of Modern Art NY ( seven years of documenting in VR every exhibit),  PGA.com,  USGA,  PGA Tour.com, AsiaSociety,  TheGolfChannel.com,  JapanSociety,  the Chinese Government,  Canon,  SportsIllustrated.com,  Virgin Atlantic,  Smith and Wollensky,  Southwestern Bell Telephone,  Apple Computer…among others.)

Rick Russo

Rick Russo began his boot strap story by financing himself through a NYC Art education (NY Community College, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY Institute of Technology). During his final year of college he landed a highly sought-after Art Director position at the iconic Saks Fifth Avenue. After seven years of refining his skills in fashion, photography direction and design, Talbots used a Senior Art director position and the correct number of zero’s to prompt a move to Boston. Probably not a big deal for most but hailing from a blue collar Bronx family it was seen as treason (kind of kidding).

Talbots was an opportunity to join a team that made it possible for Talbots to become a giant in the apparel industry. He led photo teams, in-store design teams and was the point person for outside agency work. He was also the creative team leader that helped launched Talbot’s ecomm business. He used the explosive climb of the Talbots brand to absorb everything creative, marketing and merchandising oriented.

After nearly five years the desire to work for a lifestyle brand brought him to Orvis. 

Upon arrival he was asked about why he would move to a country, mountain type of community.

He responded by saying “I want to be amongst the fresh mountain air, wildlife and elk trees”.
Obviously out of his element, he adapted quickly and success promptly followed.
Once redefining the look, voice, approach to selling apparel and the photo shoot process,
The Orvis Women’s business tripled profits in less than 3 years. 

 From here he was approached by the former VP of Talbots to join him as Creative Director 

for a parent company with many holdings. The task was clear, do what we did at Talbots.
Once again redefining processes and training reports on best practices learned from many years of success and a few failures.

His knowledge of consumer trends, fashion, storytelling and branding are undeniable.

Believing communication is the foundation for success keeps him humble, approachable
and fun to work with. All channels working hard toward common goals will yield success.
Looking to see the trees through the forest has always proven to be valuable. 

 

 

Chris Champine

Chris Champine has been using brand design, and illustration to tell unique stories on behalf of his clients. As a versatile commercial artist, illustrator, and designer, he has created imagery for a wide variety of clients, and is known as the up all night “RED ALERT” guy when it comes to managing tight deadlines. Sometimes we have to use a tranquilizer gun to slow him down—it’s super annoying! But, he is highly adaptable, and can create art and imagery in any style to help bring your brand to life. (And Thankyou for the compliment, Les. We work on our hips a lot. Separately of course. We think you have shapely hips too.  I’m going to Jedi train you so you can jump over things again.) 

Chris is also a proficient Digital Web Designer, Copywriter and Art Director.

 

Chris’s Partial Client List

Microsoft
Barr • Sternberg • Moss • Silver & Munson
AT&T
Burger King
NASCAR
Carrot Top
Seven Eleven
The Coca-Cola Company
Home Depot
Delta Airlines
Vodaphone
2002 Olympic Torch Relay
2004 Summer Olympic Torch Relay
The Children’s Miracle Network in partnership with Coca-Cola, and 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Committee
E Trade
Nascar
Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine: 10 + years published.
Jessica Beringer, film director.American Angler Magazine
Redbook
Six Flags America
Walmart US/ Canada
Avanti Press
Spencer’s
Art.Com
Bass Pro
Wine Maker Magazine

Because 3 creative heads are better than none MöNT CREATIVE

OUR PROCESS

Communication

We Listen /Consult and plan
We Design /web and print
We Strategize /marketing, branding
We Promote/We Support
We Educate
We Social Media
We Illustrate
We Visualize
Because We Create

 

 

 

WHY US?

Experience

A Combined 90 Years
(as far as we remember) between the three
of us Top Ad Agencies, Apparel Brands,
Fortune 500 companies, National Magazines,
Art Museums and Sports Outlets.  
Diversity – our principals charade as Bronx Italians, Euro-Danes, Wise Men, a pirate named Leslie, Cigar Haters and a token bat-shit crazy Illustrator
Because We are From Vermont

OUR BACKGROUND

Skills

Brand Communication
Photography/Video/VR
Editorial/Lifestyle Direction
Logo Design/Creation
Digital Design (desktop/web/smart phone)
Design (direct mail/collateral)
Fashion Direction
CMS/SEO
Because There Is So Much More

 

 

 

OUR WEBSITE CREATION

Bomaproject.org

Equinox Terrace

Village Tile

Woodlawn Farm

web design

Manchester CC

Our Content Creation

Photography, Illustration, VR
A tasting menu.  Call us for more.

 

Our design creation

(coming soon)
Websites, printed materials, branding decks, logos, and more…
A tasting menu.  Call us for more.

Our Lifestyle Creation

Photography, Location Planning
A tasting menu.  Call us for more.

 

Our VIDEO Creation

A tasting menu.  Call us for more.

 

Fortune 500 Clients

Ad agencies

Covers and Pages of Editorial

% No Bullshit

Contact Us

 

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Contact us

802.549.5016

montvt22@gmail.com