Makers and doers who share a passion for great ideas
Individually our team’s got game. But when combined, our wide array of talents and capabilities create solutions that go beyond business as usual.
Denise has worked in every area of marketing prior to co-founding O2 Lab. As a principal, she is responsible for new business development, account management, marketing, and strategic planning. Denise holds a Masters’ degree in PR from American University. She is an active member of the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital serving on their Advisory Board. Denise was a founder of The Leadership Foundry dedicated to increasing the number of women on boards in our region. She served as chair, vice chair and board liaison for the group for ten years. She is also a past board member and 2008 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington. Denise was named the 2011 Change Agent of the Year for Leadership Greater Washington; WIT Champion in 2012 and 2014, a Women of Vision in Arlington County and an Influential Woman of Virginia in 2013; a Washington Business Journal Woman Who Means Business in 2014, and a SmartCEO Brava! honoree in 2015.
Robert has more than 25 years of experience in strategic marketing, brand messaging and visual communication. As a principal of O2 Lab, Robert directs all aspects of the studio’s work in marketing, messaging and branding, ensuring the firm’s high standards are consistently upheld. Whether it’s a tech giant or a mission-driven nonprofit, Robert delivers high-impact solutions that transform the way his clients communicate. Robert is past Vice-President of the Washington, DC Chapter of the AIGA and a 2013 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington. He is also an adjunct professor of graphic design at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University.
Jennifer creates powerful, award-winning communications, which have been increasing clients’ response rates and, consequently, their results since she began her career in the early nineties. Jennifer is a strong creative strategist, brand developer, idea woman, creative director, art director and designer. Deeply involved in AIGA, the professional association for design, and the DC design community, Jennifer served four years on the AIGA DC board, three of which were on the executive board. Among other distinctions, Jennifer has served on a curriculum panel for the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University and served as a judge in the prestigious Crane’s Paper design competition.
Sara spent 20 years as a writer and editor for major publications, including Education Week and U.S. News & World Report, where she ran the Best Colleges franchise. As a writer, she has contributed to the Washington Post, Scientific American, and Health Affairs, among other outlets. As a graphic designer, Sara’s interests range from traditional book arts to digital animation, with a keen knowledge of typography and a passion for illustration. Her work brings smart, strategic thinking to the visual communication of ideas. Sara studied graphic design at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University. She holds a BA in English from Princeton University.
A talented, multi-dimensional designer with a refined, modern sensibility, Nora brings a broad array of skills to the team. Whether it’s crafting a logo or an entire brand, a website design or a motion graphic, she is known for creating dynamic, effective solutions for a variety of clients. Nora holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University.
Fred is a highly creative thinker and energetic team member with a dedication to great design. Prior to joining O2 Lab, Fred spent 10 years in communications and cause-related marketing, where he helped build and manage relationships between corporations and nonprofit organizations. Fred holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated in 2017 with a BFA in Graphic Design from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at The George Washington University.