Meet the team

Meet the talented team here at Express Creative who are here to help your business overcome it's largest hurdles.



Kevin Gardner

General Manager, Creative Director

Kevin is the main man at Express Creative. Our head creative director has been in the business for thirty years at a variety of different agencies, giving him a unique view of the design world and ensuring Express Creative a strong foundation. Kevin is a master at all aspects of the production process as well as ideation and the execution of design. He has a hand in all parts of our process and keeps the Express Creative machine running smoothly.


Morgan Liddell

Account Executive, Content Marketer

Morgan derives from the land of Badgers as a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. When she’s not attending Game Days, she is all about helping local businesses connect with our creatives to arrive at fresh ideas and even fresher designs that meet their marketing and creative needs. If your business needs a pick-me-up or a new direction, she is happy to lend a listening ear and diagnose how our team of experts can assist your business with a beautiful look that sells, and also gives you a competitive edge.


Stephanie Schroeter

Account Executive, Project Manager

Without clients, there is no design. That’s where Stephanie comes in. She reaches out to the community, finds prospective jobs and gives Express Creative that personal touch that separates us from competitors. Stephanie works one-on-one with our clients to make sure we understand their wants and needs, and makes certain we deliver the desired product to the customer with their specifications. She’ll help you get what you need to improve your business.


Rob Hullum

Social Media Specialist, Content Strategist

A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies program, Rob has a diverse background and the vast skillset necessary to get you the results you need. Rob is a skilled social media specialist, and is well versed in the strategies and tactics that will leverage your brand’s story into engagement and conversions. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat he is ready and willing to take your business to the next level.


Melissa Lee Johnson

Artist, Graphic Designer

Melissa is an illustrator and graphic designer for Express Creative and the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee’s weekly newspaper. Trained in traditional drawing at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, where she graduated in 2016 with a BFA in Integrated Studio Arts, Melissa brings hand drawing into the digital realm. Her unique style has been most visible in a series of strikingly original cover illustrations for the Shepherd Express. Melissa’s work in fine arts has been exhibited in Milwaukee galleries such as Portrait Society Gallery and Yellow Wallpaper Gallery and has received favorable notice in a variety of local publications and websites.


Cole Vandermause

Website Development, SEO Specialist

What's your company's true essence? Does your website reflect that in a clean, concise way? Do you have all of the proper tools established to convert website visitors into paying customers? Cole takes simple design concepts and brings them to life on the web. He also stays on top of changes being implemented by the major search engines to keep clients on the leading edge of local search engine optimization. It's not too late for just about any local business to step up/catch up with their digital marketing through a site build/redesign and ongoing SEO efforts. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family, runs and serves as an usher at Lambeau Field.


Chris Connell

Digital Marketing Manager

Chris has spent the last 5 years working in Milwaukee’s technology startup sector, helping businesses of all sizes navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. By staying up-to-date on the latest technologies, he’s able to formulate holistic digital strategies that truly help businesses achieve their goals. In his spare time, you can find him biking the streets of Bay View or hanging out with dogs as a professional dog sitter on It’s also important to note that he (used to) drive a Dodge Stratus.



We're always looking for fun, energetic, hardworking people to join our team. If that's you, check out our open positions. If you don't see anything that fits your skill set, send us an note with your resume and let's talk!