Founder & Creative Director
Ellen blends creative instincts and business savvy in her role leading GRAPHEK, where she guides art direction, spearheads client relationship management, and manages agency operations. With a commitment to high-impact design and a knack for communication, Ellen builds visionary, values-driven solutions and prioritizes caring partnerships with collaborators.
Ellen founded GRAPHEK in 1997, bringing her entrepreneurial spirit to DC after cutting her teeth in New York City at Viacom-MTV and Hearst Magazines. Twenty-five years later, Ellen’s leadership has cemented GRAPHEK as the agency of choice for nonprofits and associations on the lookout for design that mobilizes and motivates.
Ellen’s work has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, American Advertising Federation, Communication Arts, Graphis, PRINT, HOW Magazine, American Society of Association Executives (Gold Circle), and Association Media and Publishing (EXCEL).
Ellen enjoys cooking authentic Korean food and dreams of owning a food truck.