Dan is Director of Statesman Studio. He manages daily operations and oversees the design, content, video and account teams. His extensive career as a manager, marketer, copywriter, and web producer for Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies, and startups brings clients a well-rounded perspective, a wealth of experience, and work that has earned more than a dozen creative awards. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and a Master’s in e-Business from the University of Phoenix.
Daniel is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated filmmaker with over 20 years of creative collaborations in the television, film and advertising industries with a diverse roster of partners like AOL Media, CNN, Discovery, W2O Group, Stradella Road, New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures and others. His exacting eye and “anything’s possible” approach has continually worked to elevate and expand Studio’s video capabilities, which now include VR, drone and 360 video.
Always up for a challenge, and usually with a big smile on her face, Paige has worked in sales and marketing at the Statesman for over 5 years. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas State University in San Marcos, she spent a year teaching art at a local school before landing her first support role at the Statesman in the advertising department, eventually moving up into a senior sales position before joining Studio. A perfectionist at heart, Paige strives to meet her clients' needs and expectations while managing her team’s workflow.
Jason has always been driven by the excitement of making something from nothing, or creating order from chaos. Extremely adaptable to Studio's changing needs, he has 15 years of experience working in a diverse array of media from visual arts to motion graphics to music. A film graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a lifelong Texan, Jason has an exhaustive attention to detail and enjoys the challenge of producing quality work that stands out from the noise.
A storyteller at heart, Jake is passionate about building strong collaborative relationships and bringing an imaginative approach to projects. A Texas native with a background in filmmaking and photography, Jake has cut his teeth wearing multiple production hats in a variety of work ranging from psa, commercial, and short documentary. Informed by his experience as a photojournalist, Jake aims for emotion, honesty, and authenticity in his work. He is a University of North Texas graduate with a B.A. in Integrative Studies, focused in Marketing, Writing, and Applied Behavioral Analysis.
A Texas native, Liz brings an energetic spirit to the Studio team with over four years of account management experience and two years in the video production industry. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. Her passion is to help bring a brand’s story to life. Liz thrives in the faced-paced environment of media and seeks fulfillment through the successful delivery/execution of her client projects. If a client is happy, Liz is happy!
With over five years’ experience in everything from video and event production to client management and managing eclectic workspaces, Amanda thrives at the intersection of creative and tech industries. Anything from transporting hundreds of people to a remote island for a luau feast to putting hundreds of houses in virtual reality; the more impossible it sounds, the more she wants to be involved. On top of saving the world through groundbreaking media, Amanda is pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, training for a marathon, and raising her son — the fourth generation of her native East-Austin family.
Jennifer has 10 years of experience using market research and data analytics to deliver actionable insights to Studio clients. From competitive landscape to consumer preferences, Jennifer has the tools to help drive results. She helps our clients connect the dots so that they clearly understand where and how to target their advertising for the best return on investment.