Andrew Bolton, Principal
A graduate of Portland State University’s rigorous design program, Andrew’s articulate and meticulous design skills have kept him in high demand by many of Portland’s successful businesses and organizations.
Andrew’s design experience spans many design styles and mediums, from website design and mobile apps to the hands-on crafts of silkscreening, printmaking, poster and package design, and more. He specializes in brand identity and loves bringing life to a business by giving it a recognizable and eye-catching aesthetic personality.
Andrew also believes in supporting sustainable business practices and ‘green design.’ In his free time, Andrew is a loving father, avid fisherman, bicycle enthusiast, and a founding member of the folk rock ensemble, ‘Nervous and the Kid’.
Tristan MacInnis, Designer / Developer
Tristan will be the first to tell you, he’s pretty chill. What he will undoubtedly fail to mention is that he’s an accomplished coder with a strict adherence to current coding standards or that he has a keen eye for design and usability. With 5 years experience in web design and development, Tristan prides himself on his ability to maintain the highest standards of quality in the sites he builds. Tristan was trained in Design Foundation at Portland State where he studied type, form, unity, balance, and more. Tristan is always seeking out new knowledge and technology to enhance Murmur’s abilities and offerings.
Oh yeah, and he is pretty chill.
Chris Bolton, Copywriter, SEO
Chris has been working in online marketing, social media, SEO, and copywriting for the last 5 years. He is a professional blogger, audio editor, and technology enthusiast. Chris manages a handful of corporate pay-per-click advertising campaigns, is proficient in Google site analytics, webmaster tools, and basic coding and CSS. He also has a very intuitive and creative approach to ad copy and identity development.
Chris’ favorite writer is a quirky Swiss-German fellow named Robert Walser. Chris produces a popular audio story project, called Storylife Podcast. He’s also a founding member of the quirky folk band ‘Nervous and the Kid.’
Avery Thatcher, Project Manager
Avery has a unique background in art, design, and management that led her to the echoey halls of Murmur Creative as a project manager. Avery attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from James Madison University before moving to Portland in 2001. Lured by the promise of cheap rent and a thriving art and music scene, Avery took various creative positions over the last ten years at companies such as LAIKA, The Telluride Film Festival, Michael Curry Design, Bent Image Labs, and now here at Murmur Creative. She also currently owns and runs a small handmade wallpaper company, Juju Papers. Avery splits her time managing projects at Murmur and Juju, and in her free time can be found playing the lap steel and daydreaming about Special Agent Cooper.
Tim Acock, Photo Genius
Over the past two decades Tim has worked in all aspects of the photography
industry. Tim is obsessively detail oriented and uses every photo project as an opportunity to push the boundaries of accepted techniques in search of perfection. Tim has experience with all digital and film cameras. (Yup. All of them). He is also is
a photoshop and lightroom specialist. If Tim doesn’t get it right the first time, he’ll keep trying until he is dead (It’s our job to make sure he eats and drinks water
Tim also has a stunning wife, two photogenic children, and plays a mean bass guitar.