We built our agency to build your brand

Strategists. Storytellers. Graphic Designers. Developers. Researchers. User Experience Designers. Content Creators. Everything needed to uncover the insights, deliver the solutions, and track your success is here at Grafik.

And because we actually share what we’ve learned with each other, content that spikes SEO appeals to humans as well as robots. Campaigns that follow users across the web drive to landing pages that are relevant and progressive. User journeys include engagement in the real world as well as the virtual. All so that we can support you at every stage, every touchpoint.

Our leadership

Now meet the people dedicated enough (or crazy enough) to hold themselves to the difficult standard stated above.

Lance Wain

Principal, CEO

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Hal Swetnam

SVP, Chief Creative Strategist

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Mikah Sellers

Chief Digital Officer

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Robin Vaitonis

SVP, Client Services

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David Collins

Principal, Creative Director

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Lynn Umemoto

Principal, Client Strategy

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Gregg Glaviano

Principal, Creative Director

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Johnny Vitorovich

Principal, Creative Director

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Tanya Nazarian

VP, Business Development

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Sun Yun

VP, Experience Design

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George Nicholas

Creative Director

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Jay Kerness

Director of Client Strategy

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Designing a great place to work

Judy Kirpich founded Grafik with great passion and heart, backed it up with tremendous talent, and inspired us to do the same. In 2014, after nearly 40 years of focusing on clients, it was time to focus on her art. While no longer walking our halls, her roadmap for developing great brands and great relationships motivates us each day.

Be nice

Treat everyone with respect and kindness. You’ll create a culture that clients and employees want to be part of—a place that feels like home.

Give back

We’ve done so for a very long time. Not only because it feels right, but also because it keeps us focused on what’s important.

Work smart

To move people to action, you have to dig deeper than a deliverable. You have to understand the who, what, how, and why of every initiative.

Love what you do

Don’t pour your best thinking into something you don’t love. We seek more than talent—we want passion.

The Grafik timeline

Not the one we meet for clients. The one about us. Starting at our founding.


Grafik is born.
Disco dies.
Everyone is happy.

Having a good time is always encouraged

The funny thing about having a unified vision of that hard-thing-you’re-trying-to-accomplish is that it leads to trusting your co-workers. And that trust leads to a better everyday work experience. In other words, it’s actually more fun to have higher standards.

Speaking of higher standards

While we’ve been recognized nearly 700 times with awards ranging from the global (REBRAND 100®) to the local (ADDY® awards), more important is the length of client engagement (decades for some) and the organic growth it engenders for both of us.

Grafik the award winning brand agency displays some of its accomplishments including AIGA 50.