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Jason Nelson

President | Senior Art Director
An accomplished and talented creative art director that is a 20 year industry veteran in both Chicago & Maui. With a keen sense of visual style and professionalism, Jason has given an original & visual articulation to a myriad of corporations & small businesses, products, celebrities and special events. His experience in the field comes from a grassroots approach to new techniques, creating his own style while building on existing trends and a solid design background. Jason enjoys taking a project from inception to execution, with the goal of bringing your vision to the marketplace. He has extensive experience in product branding, promotion & packaging, event theme & design and mass appeal projects. With a solid understanding of your product and a design savvy attitude, Jason is equipped to make certain you exceed all your design and marketing objectives.

Jason has worked on a number of projects that reflect his unique design talents, including developing an urban, slick appeal to an already established product line for Walgreens. For the past 12 years, Jason has brought a renewed sense of originality year-after-year as Creative Director for one of the leading Black Expos nationwide. Jason is also responsible for creating strategic urban outreach initiatives for companies such as The Illinois State Lottery. He is currently working on several design projects for companies in Oman and Switzerland. His direct client experience also includes Encyclopedia Britannica, Wal-Mart, State Farm, Chase, Chaka Khan, Chicago Public Schools, Gagen MacDonald, Chicago State University and Barack Obama.

Luis Tadeo

Luis is one of Chicago’s most skillful, dedicated and creative web developers. Luis’ mission is to stay on top of the most current trends in technology while pushing the limits of web design. His dedication to problem solving and attention to detail sets him apart from the rest while making him an amazing asset to every project.  With an amazing portfolio of creative direction, web development, programming, and social media projects he has extensive experience in Content Management Systems, WordPress, CSS3, HTML5, Custom Social Media Development and Integration. Luis has a solid background in project management which has allowed him to lead a team of professionals that are at the forefront of Javascript, PHP, iPhone Application Development, After Effects Video Animation, and Powerpoint Presentations. For the past several years he has worked with companies specific to the financial, automotive, travel and leisure, health and beauty, and creative industries. Luis is often praised for his superb attention to detail and client communication skills.

Ryan Gerald

Ryan brings to the table 15 years of experience in project management and exceptional levels of customer service. His organizational skills and dedication to meeting high pressure deadlines has been finely honed through overseeing countless projects in the pharmaceutical, banking, and real estate industries, serving such companies as Abbott Laboratories, JPMorgan Chase, and Coldwell Banker.

Ryan is highly skilled at developing a great sense of individual customer’s needs and the best approach to fulfilling them, be it offering products and services, troubleshooting, or connecting them with the most effective resources to provide a complete package in a timely fashion. His strong desire for open communication and his eagerness to please customers serves as a strong asset to Metro Ad Men, and rounds out a highly skilled and creative team that customers love to work with.

Kim Treloar

Bertina Power

Director of Sales
Bertina M. Power is a Chicago native who brings a deep interest and love for the Chicagoland area to her work and her life. Her combination of interpersonal skills, personal values, clear goals, and persevering spirit has helped to bring her to where she is today. Bertina is an Illinois Real Estate Broker, Graduate REALTOR ® Institute (GRI) designee, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designee and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designee as well as a member of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Chicago Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Northern Illinois Regional MLS, Illinois Association of Realtors, Multi- Million Dollar Sales Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America and sits on the Board of Directors for Black on Black Love and Full Stride.

Bertina graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hampton University in Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a 3.6 GPA. She has been published in Who’s Who in Black Chicago Real Estate 2009, Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women “Honors Edition,” and Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Real Estate. Bertina has also appeared on various HGTV programming as Chicago’s realtor of choice in “My House is Worth What?,” “National Open House”, and “Designed to Sell.”

Let Go & Lead – Gagen MacDonald

  • August 25, 2012
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