Seattle-based Creative Media Alliance is a full-service advertising and marketing agency. We pride ourselves on technological savvy and exceptional results in today’s market, but we know that our business is a human process at heart and we think you’ll enjoy working with us. We believe in communication. After all, the better we communicate, the more we understand, the better our relationship will be, and the better your results will be.

Our credo reflects our belief that every client should be treated with respect, no matter the size of the project or budget. We embrace open communication and commit ourselves to the highest levels of customer service. The keystone of our business is people, from our core CMA team, to our extended alliance of business partners, to all of our valued clients.

This isn’t just marketing speak. Ask any of our happy clients and they’ll tell you… when we say we’re all about building relationships in the process of doing great work, we mean it.

Partner Bio – Gary Hurley

Gary draws on over two decades of communications and technology experience to oversee marketing and communications initiatives for a wide variety of clients. Prior to co-founding CMA, Gary held IT management positions at Immunex Corporation and Delrina Corporation, with responsibilities for communications and technology. Like Jai and Ryan, Gary wears many hats at CMA. Although he has a very strong IT background and loves finding great technology solutions for clients, he’s also passionate about great design—whether it’s websites, logos… or chicken coops.

Outside of CMA, Gary enjoys his summer cycling commute, winter snowboarding and year-round toddler wrangling with his wife Kelley. Gary lives in Ballard with his family and hails from Dublin, Ireland, but good luck discerning an accent!

Partner Bio – Jai Suh

As a Creative Director for brand marketing and advertising strategies, Jai’s expertise is brand storytelling through engaging video production, social media campaigns and viral video channels. His clients have raved about his talent for taking their creative aspirations and turning them into innovative, yet affordable realities. He knows how to bring options to the table that make an art director relax, rather than sweat about complexity and cost. Jai’s knowledge and technical savvy allows clients to focus on achieving their strategic, timeline and financial goals, rather than being distracted by technical details.

When he’s not at CMA, Jai Suh enjoys snowboarding, traveling and spending time with his wife and their beautiful daughter, Poppy.

Partner Bio – Ryan Fansler

Ryan brings decades of experience and a hands-on approach to design, development and branding projects. He has always chosen to lead his teams by example, blending the roles of principal, designer and client advocate.

As a principal and co-founder of Creative Media Alliance, the past 15 years have allowed Ryan to develop a strong approach to design and brand storytelling through digital marketing experiences, print collateral materials and advertisements.

Ryan strives to work with clients on integrated marketing solutions that evolve their brand messaging, vision and identity. This spans across internal work with groups of writers, designers and search and media experts to develop a one-team approach to design processes and concepts.

As a third-generation Seattle native, Ryan enjoys all two of our seasons and makes the most of each one, whether it be snowboarding in the Cascades or swimming in the Puget Sound.

Ahmed – Search Marketing Consultant

Ahmed is CMA’s expert when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), keyword analysis and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. He deeply understands search engine algorithms and how they can bring more traffic to your website. Ahmed is a self-proclaimed search marketing ninja and we’re not arguing!

Alycia – Jr. Web Developer

Alycia’s unique expertise in both design and development make her the perfect fit as our Jr. Web Developer (and technically, a unicorn). Before joining CMA, Alycia obtained her BA in Communications from Sonoma State University, a Web Development Certificate from Palomar College and a Web Design Certificate from Seattle Central College. Utilizing her dynamic skillset, Alycia …

August – Graphic Designer

August is master in digital art, creating engaging designs for local arts organizations, non-profits, ad agencies and more. His passion for clever and engaging design is evident in everything he produces, from branding to typography (his favorite font being Papyrus, of course). When he’s not breaking the mold of traditional design, you can find August …

Beth – Video Producer

Beth is involved with each phase of CMA Seattle video production. Her background includes non-profit and arts management, as well as more than ten years in film and video. In her free time, Beth cooks for friends, enjoys Seattle art and music and wonders what happened to Gary’s Irish accent.

Brooke – Copywriter

Our resident word wizard, Brooke collaborates with our clients on research, strategy and creation of content for blogs, email campaigns, websites, tv scripts, brand messaging and more. Originally from Salt Lake City, Brooke relocated to Seattle in 2015 and enjoys live music, traveling, tasting her way through the local food scene and hiking with her …

Dallas – Digital Marketing Specialist

When it comes to digital marketing, Dallas really knows her stuff. She brings over six years of experience administering social media programs, coordinating Kickstarter campaigns and managing digital analytics for Fortune 500 companies. Dallas is a diehard WSU Cougar fan, passionate about cooking, and advocates for animal humane societies and adoption, having rescued an adorable …

Emily – Social Media Marketer

Emily is all about putting the personality behind brands. She works with clients on social media strategy, content creation, research, and reputation management. Emily now calls Seattle home but has lived in California, Illinois, and Montana. In her free time, she enjoys playing the ukulele, hiking her way through the PNW, and seeing as much …

Erika – Media Support Specialist

Erika dabbles in a little of everything at CMA, assisting each department when duty calls – from scheduling video shoots to planning our team outings. Erika is a transplant from Kalamazoo, Michigan, with a degree in communications and even a degree in cosmetology (that she happens to use on location at video shoots). Erika spends …

Heidi – Sr. Copywriter & PR Strategist

Wherever people dine, shop, drink and overnight in the Seattle area, odds are that Heidi has touched it. She served as Communications Director for a top US wine producer from 2011-2016 and has written copy for more than 20 years, serving advertising agencies, news outlets and public relations firms. When she’s not playing with words …

Jason – Web Developer

Having built multiple online businesses from scratch, Jason’s widespread expertise includes Intranets, Information Architecture, Database Design, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PHP, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Interface Usability, payment processors and shopping carts. Jason is an invaluable resource to our team, translating technology into client success. Into movie trivia? You’ll want Jason in your corner. If you can name …

Jim – Audio, Grip

A fourth-generation Seattle native, Jim has worked in video production since 1985. His responsibilities range from grip to editor to director, but his current work is primarily in location audio and gaffer services for corporate and commercial video production. In his spare time, Jim is a painter. Jim has no superpowers.

John – Director of Photography, Audio

John’s many talents include fine arts photography, radio and audio production, video production and visual art design and installation. Entrenched in both the art and commercial worlds, John’s Seattle video production encompasses non-profits, community organizations, theaters, galleries and museums.

Katie – Web Development Manager

Katie leads CMA’s web development team, creating eye-catching website designs, as well as CMS, e-commerce, email marketing, custom Facebook pages, graphic design and branding. Katie manages all conceptual and technical aspects of CMA web marketing programs. Katie has a degree in fashion design and enjoys camping, golfing, skiing, baking killer pies and playing video games.

Kim – Video Producer

Kim has 15 years of film and video experience, along with being the Co-Founder of She is committed to preserving the integrity, voice and vision of projects, especially those that build a better community. An avid snowboarder, Kim enjoys shredding the local mountains with her two sons.

Mark – Packaging Design

Mark’s experience with consumer packaged goods includes developing brand identities and marketing materials for such recognizable companies as Oberto, Frito Lay, Tyson,, and many more. Originally from Pittsburgh, Mark has lived in Seattle for almost two decades.

Mark – Video Editor

Between video editing, operating the camera for various Seattle video production projects and serving as our staff photographer, Mark is a visual genius on and off the job. Mark’s commercial work includes portraits, real estate and food, while his personal photography covers urban decay and exploration, cityscapes, landscapes and a recent obsession with pay phones. …

Michael – Senior Video Editor

Michael creates and edits video that engages, informs and promotes. His passion for storytelling and attention to detail is evident in each project. When he’s not editing video, he’s continually honing his skills in After Effects. He is an avid gamer, the AV director for his church’s high school youth group and father to his …

Michael – Sr. Digital Marketing Specialist

Our search marketing guru, Michael, brings over a decade of experience to the table having worked for such notable companies as Microsoft (Bing), Amazon, REI, and Getty Images. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington’s College of Engineering. Now a deep-diving strategist focused on driving high-caliber leads to clients’ websites, Michael …

Mindy – Media Director

Mindy is CMA’s media maven, specializing in purchasing advertising and marketing opportunities for our clients. A Washington native, she has developed media campaigns for clients ranging from small retail marketing to national branding. Her unique and successful campaigns stand out among the top Seattle marketing agencies.

Nacime – Camera Operator

Nacime is a wonderfully efficient b-roll shooter for CMA Video Production. He captures interview subjects interacting in their professional environments. A Seattle native, Nacime enjoys good food, traveling and gaming. A self-proclaimed board game geek, he continues to add to his ever-growing collection of games.

Nikhil Misra – Jr. Copywriter

A Seattle native, Nikhil earned a degree in Information Systems and Marketing from the University of Washington and brings copywriting experience to CMA from two local startups. Whether it’s working with words or crafting visual content, he’s here to add even more copy and creativity to our agency. When he isn’t writing, Nikhil loves to …

Peter – Senior Video Editor

As the senior member of CMA Seattle Video Production, Peter sees video marketing projects from start to finish, telling each story with seamless video editing, color-correct footage and balanced audio. In his free time, Peter enjoys the gym, tanning and laundry (aka “The GTL”). “The more laundry the better!”

Ray – Director of Photography

Ray directs diverse projects, including corporate, industrial, non-profit and online video production. He also shoots large art installations and documentary films. He is a confident international traveler with a ready passport, a flexible nature and a love of new experiences. At home, Ray spends time with his wife and daughter.

Talia – Account Manager

Talia’s official title is Account Manager, but we like to call her our client advocate. With a degree in Marketing Management and over 10 years experience working for Holland America Line, Talia keeps projects moving forward and our clients happy.  A longtime West Seattle resident, Talia stays involved in her local communty by volunteering at …