Who we are

Chris Sculles
Partner, President, Creative Director
Betsy Fiden
Partner, Marketing and Strategy
Gayle Morse
Brand Strategist
Ron Klein
Auxiliary Art Director
Brendan Goethal
Senior Account Executive
Ernest Gurule
Office Manager
Ryan Seagram
Senior Account Executive
Nick Orlandi
Account Supervisor
Danielle Filippone
Manager, Marketing and Brand
Emily Cullitan
Designer
Sarah Elwyn
Production Artist
Darrow Alexander
Senior Designer
Sid Sidani
Senior Designer
Kelli Lovdahl
Art Director
Kathy Shady
Creative Director
Chris McGuire
Director of Client Growth & Engagement
Valerie Rausch
Associate Creative Director
Rob Brookman
Creative Director, Senior Writer
Bob Sprecher
Chief Creative Officer
Rob Anderson
Director of Client Services

About

Launched in 2004, McGuffin started as the Little Engine That Could, providing creative services for some major clients with just a few designers and a single account executive out of a little office in suburban Elmhurst, IL. Things changed fast. In quick succession, we added new clients, moved to Chicago and hired more team members — designers, writers, AEs, even a business manager. Today, spitting distance from two decades in business, we can’t fit our staff into a single car anymore (or several cars, actually) but we retain the qualities that helped us grow: we’re approachable, nimble and endlessly motivated to do our best for our clients. Our team of thinkers, makers and doers aren’t afraid of coloring outside the lines to help our clients achieve their goals. Our variety of experiences, insights and interests help make us both outstanding creative partners and good fun at parties.

What the heck is a McGuffin?

Looking for a Mr. or Ms. McGuffin? Spoiler alert: McGuffin is not a “who.”

Our values

Do smart work

Observe challenges at arm’s length to get the best perspective.

Practice diplomacy

Approach every interaction with respect, kindness and decency.

Walk with humble
confidence

Modesty is the oil that keeps our machine running.

Stay driven

Commitment is built on dedication and follow-through.

Seek to help

Celebrate good thinking, then collaborate to build something great.

Careers

We often have openings for good-hearted people of extraordinary talent. If that’s how your mom would describe you, maybe you should apply.

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