BETA

VI Creative is a team of business, art, and communication experts who have been collaborating for years.  

Individually, we all have what it takes.  Every member of our team comes with a specific skill set in illustrating, facilitating, analyzing, and communicating your message.  

Together, we cover the full spectrum of visual communication.  Whether in the field, on the phone, or in the studio, we work together as a team to deliver a smooth process as well as an excellent final product.  

No matter who on our team you talk to, you’ll be working with someone who understands the whole picture and process, what specific skills are required to meet specific outcomes, and how to work together to get the job done. ...

VI Team

  • Michael Stark

    President

    As a founding partner at Visual Ink, Michael brings extensive strategic capability to creating ongoing client partnerships that provide long-term creative solutions. With more than 20 years of consulting experience in high technology, finance, and health care,  he designs major consulting solutions that feature visual language communication, customized internal training, and results-driven strategies. Michael's passion is connecting creative, talented people with clients' needs and fostering relationships that achieve significant results Highly skilled at working with business alliances globally, Michael is a leader in a virtual organization. He understands that many business needs are met by external solutions, and he has mastered the emerging dynamics of professional and creative relationships that lead to the most impacting, successful results.

    Michael's area of specialization has been in proactively recognizing the creative solutions businesses require and developing a talented cadre of consultants to meet those needs. He scouts artistic people who are incredibly bright, creative thinkers, and works with them as a mentor, coach and colleague to develop their skills in the professional arena. He has worked with visual artists, performing artists, and writers and developed them into powerful visual consultants, facilitators, and innovators. 

  • Kevin Woodson

    Partner

    Throughout his life, Kevin has used art to engage a wide variety of audiences . He has worked as a cartoonist, portrait artist and journalist.

    As a founding partner at Visual Ink, his artwork focuses on communication, change and engagement in organizations. For the past 20 years, Kevin as been combining art, facilitation, and strategic thinking to create visual models to tell the story of change, make the complex simple, and get people engaged and excited. As well as bringing art, facilitation, communications, and business thinking to his clients, Kevin is known for his passion for engaging groups and his unique ability to grasp incredibly complex concepts at high speed. Clients--from CEO's of major financial institutions to supply chain experts--often ask whether Kevin has a background their field.

    Kevin holds a MFA in Sociology from the University of Michigan, where he worked as an editor,  illustrator,  writer, and designer before moving to San Francisco in 1990. When not working with business, Kevin is an avid painter, displaying watercolors of birds, flowers, and people in galleries throughout Northern California.

    Kevin's personal passion in life is the power of the story, and early childhood literacy. He combines his business facilitation and knowledge of literature to support San Francisco-based education and literacy nonprofit Room to Read, using his talent to help the organization grow, build libraries and schools, publish locally originated children's books, and provide scholarships in countries across the developing world.

  • Dan Jumanan

    Senior Designer

    Dan has used art to engage a wide variety of audiences throughout his life as a painter, lithographer,and graphic designer

    his design skills in the fast paced business landscape stretching across multiple industries. He utilizes his visual intuition to navigate through complex issues helping organizations identify the proper medium for their intended message.

    Dan has been combining art, facilitation, and strategic thinking to create visual tools, used to tell the story of change, make the complex simple, and get people on common ground. It his objective to capture, clarify, and communicate.

  • Diana To

    Senior Designer

    Diana To is a multi-faceted designer with keen listening skills, who is ready for a challenge. She strives to simplify concepts and data to bring forth an idea or story through images which gets people engaged. Diana's background in art and business pays off in a portfolio brimming with design solutions to deliver messages. She combines form, function, and beauty to bring informational graphics to life as one of the principle designers at Visual Ink.

  • Kevin Ang

    Senior Designer

    Kevin specializes in illustration, animation, and design in a wide range of fields from feature film to biotech to high tech. He believes in the power of storytelling as a vehicle for change and always endeavors to bring that sensibility to his work.

    Utilizing emotional intelligence in tandem with art, Kevin works collaboratively with peers and clients to provide an end product that best communicates their vision and goals.

  • Patti Dobrowolski

    Creative Lead

    For more than 20 years, Patti has focused her consulting on the rapid design and execution of strategy development, organizational design, and creating communications tools that strengthen business performance and practice. She has worked with both individuals and senior leadership teams. As a senior strategic illustrator, she has helped companies successfully combine vision and strategy with compelling visuals to achieve the changes they desire.

    Patti’s diverse background in business, health care and education allows her to aid organizations in all facets of domestic and international industries with the design, development and implementation of new systems that create a successful and sustainable strategic plan for the future.

    Patti has worked with VI for more than a decade on numerous projects both in the field and in the studio. 

  • Robin P. Zander

    Producer

    Robin specializes in creative problem solving and management. Over the last decade, he has worked with a variety of large and small businesses, and individuals, to optimize functioning. Whether tailoring his work to the demands of a specific project, or acting more generally to enhance efficiency, Robin brings his passion, vigor, and artistry to the task at hand.

    At VI Creative, Robin serves as a conduit between management, designers, and clients to ensure that projects are completed effectively, productively, and creatively.

  • Vanessa Brownstein

    Project Manager

    Vanessa graduated from Babson College with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. She began working for VI Creative as an intern in 2010 and continues to be involved in administration and social media marketing. Vanessa is a people person, which has allows her to be involved with client outreach at Visual Ink Creative. She also loves writing and uses that passion to create online marketing and increasing social networking for VI Creative.

  • Mandy Middlewood

    Production Artist

    Miranda Middlewood is a character animator and motion graphics designer. She has worked on several teams creating animated short films, assets, and motion graphic designs. Miranda has experience in production, animation, and supervision, and she has most recently worked on the independent feature film, Sol, as well as directed her own short, The Horses. Miranda enjoys collaboration, teamwork and being a part of a studio that cares about innovative communication.    

  • Michael Stark
    President
  • Kevin Woodson
    Partner
  • Dan Jumanan
    Senior Designer
  • Diana To
    Senior Designer
  • Kevin Ang
    Senior Designer
  • Patti Dobrowolski
    Creative Lead
  • Robin P. Zander

    Producer
  • Vanessa Brownstein
    Project Manager
  • Mandy Middlewood

    Production Artist