After being nominated "Most school spirit" & "Most likely to say hi to a stranger" in high school Rich attended Geneseo State University. He would later be fortunate to learn directly from many experts in their field while working at Autotask Corporation. After Autotask was acquired by Vista Equity Group he would decide to move on to start Akullian Creative. When he's not working alongside his team you can usually find him playing soccer, arguing with his beloved mother Ida, or cheering on Tottenham Hotspur.
As the Creative Marketing Manager, Kelly provides a crucial link between strategy, creative production, and reporting. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University at Albany with a degree in Business Administration (concentration in marketing). She has achieved her Google Analytics & Ads certifications and continues to learn new tools to help our clients every day.
In her spare time, she enjoys exploring her passion for the arts and musical theater. Kelly has a keen eye for design and has a healthy level of "perfectionist" in her DNA when it comes to almost everything.
Sydney has a passion for helping people be the best versions of themselves. As the Creative Account Manager at Akullian Creative she helps our clients tell their best story and communicate through their website, photography, videos, and more. Sydney has also achieved all of the Google Analytics certifications.
Sydney has been with the Akullian team since she was at the University of Albany, where she graduated early with honors in December 2018. She studied Mass Communications & Film Studies. She has a passion for traveling and recently spent her summer studying abroad in Sorrento, Italy where she studied creative writing. Sydney loves all aspects of helping clients reach their marketing & media goals.
Andrew Celmins recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Albany where he is graduated with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He has been inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. In addition to his business talents, Andrew has a gift for creativity and telling stories through video. Since joining the Akullian Creative team, his skill-set has expanded and continues to grow. He is a valuable asset to Akullian Creative.
Anne is currently a fourth-year student in a BFA Graphic Design program at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. She is devoted to bringing creative designs to life and to her family.
Anne is a multiple Addy award winner and has never met a deadline she couldn't meet.
They say that "a picture is worth a thousand words," and Joan uses his lens to consistently write incredibly detailed stories. You will never find Joan without a smile on his face if he's got a camera in his hand, and his energy brightens every room he captures. He is the leading lens for Akullian Creative, and when our clients need time to be stopped at the exact right moment you want Joan's finger on the shutter.
Joan's favorite subjects to photograph are his Wife (Tatiana,) Daughter (Liberty,) and of course Baby Peri...though Joan is always smiling in pictures, his son Baby Peri is much more serious for photos.
Davion drives social engagement for our clients through use of new and emerging techniques. He is passionate about growing audiences the right way. Davion's has also achieved Google Analytics certifications.
Davion joined the Akullian Creative team as a Senior at the University at Albany studying Communications & Business. He developed a passion for digital marketing through his previous internships at IBM, in which he gained some insight into the digital marketing spectrum. Davion constantly seeks to learn as much as possible and 9 times out of 10 you will see him with a pen and paper.
Esther brings award winning graphic design talent to go along with a "win at all costs" attitude. She joined the Akullian Creative team in the fall of 2019 to help deliver thoughtful and dynamic designs for our clients while continuing to hone her craft. Previous to joining our team she was one of the few graphic design interns selected from thousands of applicants to work for the iconic brand LL Bean.
When she doesn't have a pencil in her hand she often can be found working on her personal photography projects or bowling game. Her current high score is 274.