Who We Are


Our People

Hampton Creative has over 20 years of crafting brands with purpose. As an independent branding and marketing consultancy, we have helped elevate companies and organizations in various industries worldwide. We believe in going all in, sweating the smallest details, and providing practical, real-world guidance and solutions for our clients.


At the core of Hampton Creative beats the heart of our exceptional team. We’re strategists, marketers, designers, copywriters, and developers with the experience, know-how, and ability to develop and curate results-oriented projects. We love listening, processing, and fearlessly dreaming with you as we tackle your toughest branding and marketing challenges. We’re here to serve.

Johnie Hampton
President, CEO
Johnie Hampton has been in the creative industry for 22 years, focusing primarily on development and fundraising design. His expertise has given wings to some pretty great ideas—helping raise millions of dollars for national and international organizations. Currently, Johnie spends his time consulting with international non-profit brands and running the good ship Hampton Creative.
Kris Oakes
Director of Operations
Kris Oakes has over 20 years of ad agency expertise ranging from design to web development to leading talented teams. While continuing to service our client's interactive needs, he also helps Hampton Creative run with the utmost efficiency.
Christian Ensor
Director of Business Development
Chris Ensor has 15 years of B2B and B2C advertising and marketing expertise and has worked alongside national brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Disney. His experience from both the brand and agency side provides him with an insightful perspective on our clients' values. If you’re looking for someone to provide creative business solutions with effective—and measurable—results, you’ve just met your match.
Matt Pendergraff
Marketing Director
Connecting dots. Weaving a thread. Crafting a common voice. These are just a few of the things that make Matt Pendergraff tick. Whether it is the verbal or visual articulation of a brand, his 30+ years of industry experience makes sure every aspect of the persona is on point. He has consulted with clients from around the world to develop and communicate gripping marketing concepts that will further their brands.
Nate Olsen
Creative Director
With a background in print, branding, and environmental design, Nate is a multi-disciplinary artist/designer. He has been a graffiti artist for over 20 years and has painted large format murals all over the US of A. When it comes to design philosophy, Nate’s is, “beautifully simple.” He loves the challenge and fulfillment of working alongside our clients to help them tell their stories.
Claire Burns
Client Relations Manager
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Claire Burns is the linchpin between our clients and our team. She's adept at multi-tasking and enjoys the satisfaction of a job well done. With a multi-faceted project management background ranging from teaching pre-K to volunteer director at a non-profit organization, Claire keeps our clients up to speed and our team on task with grace and efficiency.
Brian Fowler
Art Director
Brian has dedicated half his life to design and client management. With close to 25 years of experience in brand development, print, environmental, packaging, and donor development, there’s no project that’s too difficult for him!
David Lichtenwalter
Art Director
David Lichtenwalter is young in the ad industry but has enjoyed working with a prestigious client list including Schlumberger, Cameron, WingStop, Mahindra Tractors, MTV, and Volcom. This variation in work has allowed him to develop a well-rounded approach to every project that he touches.
Anna K. Logan
Senior Designer
A.K. has a long history of creative endeavors, from event planning to music to hand-lettering. At HC, she enjoys keeping it fresh by working on a wide variety of projects, including branding, layout and print design, typography and content development. She is also a big fan of otters, baking, podcasts and keeping the office playlist stocked with tunes.
Ryann Weaver
Project Specialist

Ryann joined our team with a wide range of experience from graphic and web design, non-profit administration, strategic planning and project management.   Her unique background has allowed her to jump in assist in different departments within our team. She loves travel, adventure, art, and coffee.  When she isn’t at Hampton, she is chasing around her three little kids with her husband, leading worship at church or making something delightful for friends and family to enjoy.

Noah Ross
Marketing Strategist
Noah has a brain for business and a passion for marketing and is currently pursuing his MBA. Before joining Hampton, he excelled at four high-level internships throughout his collegiate career. Noah loves a challenge and has developed proposals for National Retail Federation and assisted in diversification campaigns for Coca-Cola. When he’s not dreaming up new campaign ideas and strategies, you’ll probably find Noah shooting hoops or strumming a tune on the guitar.
Brittany Criddle
Organization and attention to detail come naturally for Brittany Criddle. She finds order and beauty in keeping things tidy – she is like the Marie Kondo of bookkeeping. She keeps the records excellent at Hampton Creative to ensure we interact with our clients efficiently and clearly. Before joining HC, Brittany worked in administrative roles in ministry, small business, and real estate. She is even more of a natural at mothering, and she makes parenting four kids with her husband a fun adventure.
Jamie Harrell
Human Resources
Jamie has worked in Human Resources for 17 years. She holds an MBA from Oklahoma State University and a PHR certification. She's been married for 20 years and enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 children, and mini Goldendoodle. She loves to bring the fun to any situation and can see the good in almost anyone. Some fun facts about Jamie: She doesn't like the words milk, loaf, and succulent although we aren't sure exactly why.

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