WHAT WE DO


Slate helps public organizations connect with their communities.

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We have an unparalleled understanding of local government.

Slate Creates award-winning graphic design for municipalities.

Whether creating a community brand, marketing a service, or simply keeping your residents informed, Slate can help.


THE TEAM

 19 years experience in communications and marketing for communities, proven success blending traditional communication tools with progressive engagement techniques. Prior to starting Slate, worked for the communities of Vail, Durango, and Fort Collins, CO.

19 years experience in communications and marketing for communities, proven success blending traditional communication tools with progressive engagement techniques. Prior to starting Slate, worked for the communities of Vail, Durango, and Fort Collins, CO.

Kim Newcomer
CEO | Founder

 Ryan has more than 20 years experience in creative marketing, brand development, publication and interactive graphic design, photography, and video. He has produced award-winning projects for Billboard Communications, Ziff Davis Media and numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Ryan has more than 20 years experience in creative marketing, brand development, publication and interactive graphic design, photography, and video. He has produced award-winning projects for Billboard Communications, Ziff Davis Media and numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Ryan Burke
Creative Director | Founder

 With a background in marketing and project management for over two years, Liz brings four years experience managing deadlines, copy editing, traffic management, and vendor relations.

With a background in marketing and project management for over two years, Liz brings four years experience managing deadlines, copy editing, traffic management, and vendor relations.

Liz Cassi
Communications & Project Manager

 Mike has more than 18 years experience specializing in advertising and publication design. He broadened his creative base while working as a Graphic Designer at Nautilus for over eight years and has been a full-time staff member of Slate for three years.

Mike has more than 18 years experience specializing in advertising and publication design. He broadened his creative base while working as a Graphic Designer at Nautilus for over eight years and has been a full-time staff member of Slate for three years.

Mike Greenwald
Senior Graphic Designer

 Kristen brings over 12 years of local government experience to the Slate team. With a background in media relations, strategic communications, social media management, marketing, newsletter production, and special event planning, Kristen thrives on enhancing the communication efforts of the communities she supports.

Kristen brings over 12 years of local government experience to the Slate team. With a background in media relations, strategic communications, social media management, marketing, newsletter production, and special event planning, Kristen thrives on enhancing the communication efforts of the communities she supports.

Kristen Knoll
Communications Manager

 
 Ashley has over 5 years of professional experience and a background in marketing, project management, social media strategy, newsletter production, and SEO techniques. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and enhancing the communication efforts of the communities she supports.

Ashley has over 5 years of professional experience and a background in marketing, project management, social media strategy, newsletter production, and SEO techniques. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and enhancing the communication efforts of the communities she supports.

Ashley Lauwereins
Project Manager

 Noelle brings more than 20 years of experience in office management, focusing her education and career goals around marketing and communications. She brings both corporate leadership and small business get-it-done attitude. Her objectives are to be reliable, deliver details, and improve financial results.

Noelle brings more than 20 years of experience in office management, focusing her education and career goals around marketing and communications. She brings both corporate leadership and small business get-it-done attitude. Her objectives are to be reliable, deliver details, and improve financial results.

Noelle Maesta
Administrative Assistant

 Bringing 5 years of creative graphic design experience to the Slate team, Allie shines in designing for brand development, typography, poster design, interactive and promotional materials.

Bringing 5 years of creative graphic design experience to the Slate team, Allie shines in designing for brand development, typography, poster design, interactive and promotional materials.

Allie McRae
Graphic Designer

 Your relationship with Slate starts with Rory and is built on customizing your objectives through a fun, professional relationship. Rory brings connectivity and solutions to your communication needs through her expertise in client services.

Your relationship with Slate starts with Rory and is built on customizing your objectives through a fun, professional relationship. Rory brings connectivity and solutions to your communication needs through her expertise in client services.

Rory Schaar
Marketing & Communications Specialist

 Lisa has nearly 20 years of diverse industry experience. Her commitment to every project and common-sense thinking brings design solutions that ensure effective communication. Lisa’s strengths lie in branding, web design and photo editing.

Lisa has nearly 20 years of diverse industry experience. Her commitment to every project and common-sense thinking brings design solutions that ensure effective communication. Lisa’s strengths lie in branding, web design and photo editing.

Lisa Viviani
Senior Graphic Designer

 

We believe engaged residents make for better communities and communities deserve quality communication.


Awards & Recognition

AVA Digital Awards:
Platinum Award for Poudre Fire Authority Annual Report
Gold Award for Government Website
Honorable Mention for Government Video
Honorable Mention for North Colorado Loop Tour Website

3CMA: four-time SAVVY recipient

American Advertising Federation (ADDY): Gold Award

Best of the Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards: 3rd Place & Finalist

National Association of County Information Officers: Superior Award for Brochure

Golden Ink Awards: Gold & Silver

Society of Publication Awards: Gold, Silver & Honorable

American Public Works Association: Colorado Chapter

Presenter at numerous national conventions
and state-wide conferences throughout the Rocky Mountains