Creative Entourage

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  Elizabeth Arway Principal • Creative Services

Elizabeth Arway
Principal • Creative Services

ELIZABETH ARWAY

Elizabeth always knew she wanted to be a designer. From her first 4-H art project, to earning her BFA in graphic design at Maryville University, to launching her own boutique agency in 2007, Elizabeth has always delighted in combining her love of art and design with her keen eye for detail and enthusiasm for fresh, innovative ideas.

As the founder of Creative Entourage, Elizabeth works to keep the agency’s work on the cutting edge and ensures that each client has a distinct look that’s sure to turn heads. Her TAM and AIGA award-winning work takes a client’s vision and turns it into reality. Most recently, she has spearheaded the Gamlin Restaurant Group Pro Sports Division, resulting in the successful partnership of Gamlin Whiskey House and Sub Zero Vodka Bar with several professional sports teams.

Elizabeth, who grew up in rural Illinois, lives in Eureka, Missouri with her husband PJ and their beagle, Sadie. The couple has worked tirelessly since 2013 to launch Baseball Battles Cancer, an annual baseball event held to raise money for cancer research. So far, they have raised nearly $50,000. She also worked closely with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul during the Eureka flooding, designing and selling a T-shirt to raise more than $10,000 for local relief efforts. n between managing the business and her philanthropy efforts, Elizabeth helped found the Missouri Whiskey Society in 2014. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys quilting — a great way to express herself artistically while away from a computer — and being active in her church community. 

  Jennifer Volk   Principal • Public Relations

Jennifer Volk
Principal • Public Relations

JENNIFER VOLK

Since 2001, Jennifer has become well known as an expert in communications and public relations. Relying on her nearly two decades of experience and a data-driven, consultative approach to help clients take their business to the next level, Jennifer consistently helps businesses and organizations reach the right audience with the right tools and the right message.

Using new and traditional communications methods Jennifer has helped enhance communications, increase community involvement and raise awareness levels for countless corporate, nonprofit and community-based organizations. Her diverse background includes work in strategic planning, marketing, social media management, media relations, crisis management and event planning. 

Jennifer has also worked with several clients to conduct communications audits and create and implement strategic communications plans to increase the effectiveness of communications, marketing and outreach programs. 

Since graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2001, Jennifer has held a variety of positions in media and communications, including Media Relations Specialist for the Rockwood School District and Director of Public Relations and Interim Executive Director of KidSmart – Tools for Learning. She has also worked as a television reporter for KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, an experience that offers clients a unique perspective to media relations. 

Jennifer has spoken on public relations, social media, marketing and community engagement at numerous local and national conferences, in front of organizations including the National School PR Association Conference, the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs, the Missouri Association of Career Fire Protection Districts, the St. Louis Press Club and the Missouri School Public Relations Association, to name a few. She has served on the St. Louis Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association Board since 2010, including a term as its president from 2014-15, and is a founding board member of both LoveU2Pieces and KidSmart.

When not chasing after their two young daughters, Jennifer and her husband, Ben, enjoy exploring the globe, trying out St. Louis’ newest restaurants, and throwing great parties for family and friends.
 

  Elisa Essner Associate • Digital and Content Management

Elisa Essner
Associate • Digital and Content Management

ELISA ESSNER

Born and raised in St. Louis, Elisa graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2012 with a degree in newspaper editing. Her first job out of college, however, thrust her into the world of content marketing, producing branded copy for a mortgage company and their niche audience, and she’s been working in various marketing roles ever since. 

With a lifelong passion for storytelling, Elisa is interested in thinking — critically and creatively — about the best way to communicate the story of each brand she works with. At Creative Entourage, Elisa handles many of the day-to-day writing assignments for our clients, developing press releases, blog posts and social content, as well as any other written work that may be needed. She loves the opportunity to dive into the different brands and try on their different voices, playing with language and delivering a piece the client can be proud of. Elisa is also an experienced account manager, working closely with Creative Entourage team members and clients to make sure projects stay on track.

Elisa worked as the marketing and communications coordinator for the CWE North Community Improvement District for nearly three years, helping to promote the business district and surrounding community. There, she oversaw a variety of print and digital marketing projects, and enjoyed the opportunity to try her hand at event production, graphic design and website development, including building a brand new website for the CID’s BookFest St. Louis event in 2017.

Elisa previously completed UMSL’s Digital Media Marketing Certificate and is currently teaching herself to code in her continuing efforts to expand her marketing skills. Outside of work, Elisa enjoys reading, traveling with friends, and exploring the many great cultural attractions and events St. Louis has to offer.

 
 
  Emily Roth Associate • Graphic Design

Emily Roth
Associate • Graphic Design

EMILY ROTH

Emily has loved art as long as she can remember. She loved to draw and paint, but wanted to work in a field where she could pursue her creative passions through a variety of interesting projects, with a variety of interesting people, every day. When she first learned about graphic design and its collaborative processes, she was hooked.

Emily’s passion for clever design and impactful branding makes her a great asset for Creative Entourage and its clients. Her thoughtful designs help clients put their best foot forward, delivering clear and consistent messaging that’s recognized and remembered. Her favorite part about being a designer? Making each client’s unique vision into a reality.

She says: “Branding and design is always something I really enjoy, but the best part is when clients are excited about their final product. It is still always a fun time when everything comes to fruition!”

Emily, who earned her BFA in graphic design at Maryville University, worked as a graphic designer at Dierbergs Markets for 12 years, where she led a team of designers in the creation of various marketing and promotional materials for the regional chain. She also works as a freelance designer for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Mid-America Chapter, helping to design collateral for charity events and more. Additionally, she works with local brides on stunning invitations and other wedding needs, and loves being a part of their special day!

Emily, a St. Louis native, currently lives in South City with her husband, their daughter and their dog. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying out new restaurants and, of course, working on her paintings.