Creativity, knowledge, strategy.
All working together.

Signal has nearly 30 years of experience, with a superior mix of services and a customer-centric approach.

Signal is built to deliver exceptional work in an exceptional way.


We have nearly 30 years in the business, and have enjoyed 15-20 year relationships with some of the world's leading companies. With Signal, you'll get a partner, not a vendor.

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With an average employee tenure of 13 years, you can think of our veteran team as your “special forces” unit, known for a unique ability to make challenges easy for you. With Signal, you'll get the A-Team.

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We are strategists, writers, designers and technologists with a superior mix of services, who will never lean to one solution. We figure out what is right for you.

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Our Business Family

Our business family extends to our clients as well as our staff. The Signal ethos to “do what’s right, always” means you’ll have an invested partner – and our work and our word are our bond.

Ricky Haynes


Phil Stephens

Partner and Vice President, Client Services

Jim Ellis

Partner and Vice President, Account Director

Lori Belk

Art Director

Pam Brennan

Senior Designer

Robert Brown

Digital Designer

Deborah Cruz

Art Director

Spencer Dockery

Account Manager

Greg Galloway

Senior Art Director

Emily Hamel

Interactive Design Director

Ashley Strange Hunter

Senior Account Manager

Patrick Jones

Video Director

April Kilpatrick

Art Director

Robert Locklear

Director of Information Technology

Ryan Pogue

Senior Account Executive

Kevin Pojman

Creative Director

Meghann Porter

Digital Marketing Director

Chris Robinson

Director of Web Development

Jennifer Salter

Account Manager

Gabriel Simm

Application Developer

Shawn Thompson

Application Developer

Donald Trull

Copy Director

Claire Willmschen

Digital Marketing Specialist

Perfect blend of horsepower and efficiency

Signal has more horsepower than freelancers, works more efficiently than larger agencies, and adds expertise to your in-house teams.

Perfect blend of <span>horsepower</span> and <span>efficiency</span>

Signal began as a spark, fueled by emotion.

Signal was founded in 1992 by Rick Haynes and Dave Grinnell after a painful downsizing at their former employer forced Rick to layoff his entire creative team. Rick wanted to create a place to give those talented individuals an opportunity to showcase their talents and provide an exceptional experience for clients.

Starting out as a traditional graphic design firm, over the years Signal has continuously added advanced digital marketing services and capabilities and evolved into a dynamic digital agency while retaining its close-knit "business family" culture.

The initial passion that started Signal still burns brightly as the foundation of all our successes.

Want to work with us?

If you’re interested in working at Signal, please check out our current job openings on our Careers page.

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User-Centered Design Playbook

Improving website usability and navigation can enhance CX and improve the overall customer journey. Our new playbook shows you how.

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We’ve earned advanced degrees in the life sciences industry.

Our clients include leading international pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations, medical device developers and agri-science companies.

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