Always the consummate host, Nathan sets the standard for NJI’s exceptional client service — focused on deeply understanding clients’ goals and anticipating their needs. His insider knowledge of Capitol Hill and the White House is an asset when shaping campaigns and compelling digital assets.
Nathan’s instinct for a good cocktail is matched only by his expertise in guiding the growth of the agency, including business development and partnerships.
Leading the day-to-day operations of the agency, Josh has a true sixth sense for advising clients. He guided the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Republican Congressional Committee into the digital age and is equally skilled at wielding a pen or camera to craft compelling communications campaigns.
Josh is the heart of NJI’s creative and dynamic culture. His biting sarcasm and contagious laughter are the foundation of the agency’s on-point wit.
Passport in hand, Lara leads the international client portfolio for NJI. In constant pursuit of new, market-shifting ideas, she works across the agency’s portfolio to advance client campaigns and shape new brands. Cultural institutions from the Kennedy Center to the White House Historical Association have relied on her expertise to elevate their communications and marketing efforts.
When you pick people to be in your life raft, start with Nate. Leading the U.S. client portfolio for the agency, he is the definition of calm under pressure and a true champion for clients and colleagues alike. A fearless problem-solver, his expertise in experiential marketing enables him to weave together the skills of strategists, designers, and developers to create award-winning campaigns.
If mathematical equestrian wizard was a job, Sarah would be the ideal candidate. Her finance prowess is matched only by the enormous amount of care and love she lavishes on the NJI team. Balancing the books and human resource roles, she expertly guides clients and colleagues through contracts, healthcare plans, and the occasional flaming sword swallower invoice.
Visual feasts rich with beauty and grounded in strategy are Astrid’s signature, distilled from her keen sense for design and business. From Alexander McQueen’s studio to building ecommerce brands such as Perch & Parrow and Swoon Editions, she effortlessly pairs measurable results with beautifully crafted campaigns. Her Swiss knife approach to projects enables her to oversee multiple aspects of brands and channels — and to intertwine the conceptual and the commercial.
Knocking out dev challenges like a pro Rubik’s cube solver, Claudio leads NJI’s development team with extensive knowledge about creating and maintaining custom websites. He’s fluent in WordPress, HTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP, and Spanish — and explains the most complex subjects with a relaxed, approachable ease. Curious, authentic, and kind, Claudio’s adds exponential value to clients’ digital portfolios and campaigns.
Peaceful warrior and fearless designer, Kara leads the NJI creative team with a ceaseless drive for electrifying design that far exceeds client expectations. She invests in each team member and project with tremendous care and purpose. Kara’s captivating work has appeared across the globe, from China Vogue featuring Selena Gomez to Anthropologie. Her passion for criminal justice reform has paired her skills with Van Jones, Snoop Dogg, and Alice Johnson among others on justice system-related projects.
Her infectious laugh disarms even the most reserved colleagues, and Erin’s relentless pursuit of deadlines and details ensures NJI delivers for clients every time. Thoughtful, compassionate, and eternally cool under pressure, she is a key liaison between clients and NJI’s creative and development teams. Her knowledge of audience-focused campaigns — ranging from lobbyist firms to national profits — is exceptionally well-rounded.
Ryan is the most likely to show up to the office with a broken nose, but his talents extend far beyond Aussie football. Here, he leads complex and diverse client projects that require technical and creative expertise. His entrepreneurial approach to leveraging new technologies, from 3D printing to virtual reality, and leading the video team provides NJI clients with unexpected and inspiring assets.Ryan shoulders all the Crocodile Dundee jokes with aplomb and inspires the team to game harder and cook extremely spicy curry.
Typography connoisseur and Renaissance man, Zakk brings his refined sense of design to NJI client projects that stretch across industries and media. He’s revved up creative for clients ranging from DC United to the World Bank, imparting a simple, thoughtful aesthetic to client work. Equally adept at refining a motorcycle engine and developing complex illustrations, Zakk elevates NJI cool by a factor of ten.
Always the most interesting panda in the room, Pixel captivates clients with her legendary wit and impressive bank shot. Each year, she leads a meditative dumpling retreat through the Sagano Bamboo Forest for adventurous clients. Currently working on an unpublished manuscript on the impact of black and white design, Pixel is always pursuing the unexpected. Resident mixologist, spin instructor, and all-around-badass panda.