Focused on the finish line,
not the fluff.

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

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

Agile Approach

Our agile approach to marketing, communications and technology reduces risk and increases ROI. You’re in better control of your project and your ongoing involvement ensures expectations are fully managed.

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Special Forces Capabilities

Think of our veteran team as your “special forces” unit, known for a unique ability to make challenges unexpectedly easy for you. We’re battle-tested and ready to take on anything.

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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.

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Our Business Family

Ricky Haynes


John Gibson

Partner and Vice President Creative Services

Jim Ellis

Partner and Vice President, Account Director

Phil Stephens

Partner and Vice President, Client Services

Kelly Borberg


Pam Brennan

Senior Designer

Deborah Cruz

Senior Designer

Penny Dermer

Account Manager

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

James Lemieux

Senior Application Developer

Robert Locklear

Director of Information Technology

Meghann Porter

Digital Marketing Director

Chris Robinson

Director of Web Development

Ryan Pogue

Senior Account Executive

Shawn Thompson

Application Developer

Donald Trull

Copy Director

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.

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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