Roger West Adds Senior Creative Director To Marketing Team In Tampa

Want to be a part of a marketing agency that has had continuous growth since they opened?

Roger West plans to add a senior creative director to is team in the next four to six weeks.

The requirements for this position are someone who has leadership skills, knowledge of web design and traditional design. They also need to be able to use web design programs like InDesign and Photoshop.

The applicant must also have a strong portfolio.

The position will require the employee to create user friendly web designs, lead marketing campaigns and lead a team of people that do the same thing.

According to Shanna Kupre, marketing manager of Roger West, the company started in 2007 with CEO Michael Westafer and a part time designer who is still on staff.  They worked with a handful of clients and shared a one-room office.

Westafer had success through word of mouth and referrals and he was then able to hire on another part-time designer and a developer.

By the end of 2008, Roger West had a fulltime creative director, hired on Kurpe and increased the staff generally.

Profits also went up by 60 percent from July 2007 to July 2008.

According to Kurpe, the following year Roger West increased the profit with about the same amount as the year before but did not increase the staff.

The numbers are not in for the current year, but Roger West is projected to have grown 60 percent again.

The company has been able to keep growing from year to year despite rough economic times because "we strive to be different," Kurpe says.

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Writer: Mandy Erfourth
Source: Shanna Kurpe, Roger West

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