Located in Portage Michigan, YTG is passionate about your small business or non-profit organization. We are family owned and pride ourselves on being relationship driven, providing our 30 years of industry expertise to start up and seasoned businesses alike. As a full service company we offer everything from social media and copywriting, to marketing strategy and graphic design. Whether they’re high heels or sneakers, we’ll take a walk in your shoes to discover the perfect balance of strategy and creative design that will work best for you.
|Daniel Ellis, Co-owner An artist since childhood, Dan spent his young adulthood as a freelance fine artist creating hand lettered signs and airbrush artwork. After graduating from The American Academy Of Art in Chicago in Electronic Design and Illustration, Dan spent over a decade in advertising, digital imaging, and graphic design. It was long and winding roads that lead him to starting YTG Designs after settling in Portage, MI with his wife, Kerri, and daughters 6 years ago. You can count on Dan to know the inner workings of web design and development and if you have a problem, he can help.|
|Kerri Ellis, Co-owner
Bringing eighteen years of experience in sales and marketing in the specialty printing industry, Kerri is also passionate about making thoughts and ideas come to life. She feels success is measured by building gratifying, trusting relationships with clients. The dollar amount of the project is not as important to her as the people and companies behind it. She wants clients walking away from an executed project excited about working with YTG Designs. Kerri has plenty of company at home with her husband Dan, their two beautiful daughters, and two lively dogs.
Kelsey Gonzales, Intern
A book worm since first grade, Kelsey’s marketing interest lies in creative brainstorming and copywriting. She enjoys working with social media, finding creative solutions to company’s advertising problems, and learning new technologies. This is her first job since graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Advertising, and she looks forward to defeating challenges and learning the ins and outs of the marketing world. Her personal website is KelseyGonzales.com
|Anne Goodrich, Partner Anne has been a professional graphic designer for 25 years, experienced in working in the print industry as well as the Web. She is the owner of Goodrich Design. For her design work in education, Anne has been the recipient of several top state and national public relations awards. Occasionally Anne’s stories have been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, God Allows U-Turns, Chocolate for Women and others. At present she makes her home with one delightfully eccentric teenage son who plays a singing saw named Trout, and Mrs. Jinx, their understandably neurotic feline.|
|Kim Kopec, Partner Kim has always had a creative streak as well as a love for technology and naturally fell into graphic design. She is the owner of Small Business Design Solutions. Kim says she was blessed with a decent eye for aesthetics and a hunger to continually learn. She has 18+ years of experience in the areas of marketing, specialty advertising, sales, printing, and church communications. Kim is thrilled to be able to help others by doing what she loves. Her diverse work experience has given her an understanding of the design side of business as well as the customer service side of business, and she prides herself in offering the best of both. Kim lives in Kalamazoo, MI, with her supportive hubby, two beautiful daughters, and two fabulous Pugs.|