The Liaison Studio

Extend your creative team’s bandwidth.

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Built to serve our enterprise clients’ creative marketing needs, the Liaison Studio has become a one-stop shop for overflow project work, big or small. Think of it as your red phone: just pick it up and Liaison will come to the rescue.

Our core team of experienced marcom project managers is available on a moment’s notice to step into the breach, triage the project and determine who and what is needed to get the job done on time and on budget.

Leveraging our extensive network of freelance creative professionals – designers, copywriters, photographers, video editors, event planners and many more – Liaison pulls together the optimal team to produce exactly what you need.

Here’s how:

  • We spec and estimate every project up front so you know your costs before we start the work.
  • Our project managers work closely with your team to gather content, oversee the production process, secure brand, content and legal approval, and coordinate final delivery.
  • We collaborate with your creatives and stakeholders to find the optimal concept.
  • We adopt and conform to your company’s processes and procedures, working with your existing traffic tools and processes as a seamless extension to your team.
  • All this at a cost substantially lower than a traditional advertising or marketing agency.

Don’t let a last-minute project or unplanned marketing initiative stress your internal creative marketing team beyond its limits. Let Liaison handle that project for you.

We feel the need…the need for speed.

“They were like an extension of our team and the end result was better than we could have done by ourselves.”

J. O.
FORTUNE 100
MARCOM MANAGER

“Your team are seriously the best agency contacts I’ve ever had. Thanks!”

A. F.
FORTUNE 100
MARCOM MANAGER

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OUR LIAISON STUDIO TEAM

Kristina Thompson Studio Manager

Kristina Thompson

STUDIO MANAGER

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Kristina joined the Liaison family in 2019 as the Studio Manager. As a certified project manager, she enjoys the fast-paced nature of project-based work, developing relationships with clients, and solving the puzzle of scope, schedule, and budget.

In prior roles, Kristina led marketing and public relations efforts for a consulting firm, an arts education organization, and a human services nonprofit. Additionally, she has extensive experience on product marketing teams in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, financial services, insurance, and information technology.

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Leaving behind the tropical humidity of the Gulf Coast, Kristina moved to Austin to be near the vibrant arts culture. You can usually find her at the Alamo Drafthouse, Austin Film Society, one of the city’s many live music venues, or volunteering with local nonprofits.

kristina@liaisoncreative.com

Leslie Shulman Project Manager

Leslie Shulman

PROJECT MANAGER

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Leslie joined the Liaison family in 2015 as a marketing project manager for one of Liaison’s Fortune 50 clients, where she managed several Thought Leadership programs. Keeping it in the family, she now feels right at home in the friendly, fast-paced atmosphere of the Liaison Studio.

As a New Jersey native, she began her professional career in NYC working in public relations and marketing for Swarovski and Tiffany & Co. From there she joined the marketing team at The Pierre Hotel and then once in Austin, she dabbled in real estate marketing. It was during her time in NYC that she adopted the “make it happen” attitude and strong work ethic that serves her well in her current role at Liaison. She’s a people person in the truest sense and someone who knows how to work hard while keeping things fun.

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Her search for sunshine and a lively city brought her to Austin in 2015. In her free time she stays active doing yoga and she’ll try almost any workout class once. She loves salsa dancing, and her most secret and underutilized talent is the fine art of hula hooping. Leslie chills out by cooking, visiting wineries, and spending time with her friends, family and of course her beloved animals: her two-year-old, adventurous “forever kitten” Pepper, and her 11-year-old pug/boston mix, Delores.

leslie@liaisoncreative.com

Molly Mikheal Project Manager

Molly Mikhael

PROJECT MANAGER

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Molly joined the Liaison family in 2018 as a studio project manager. Her professional career began in her hometown, New Orleans, as a legal secretary at an oil and gas litigation firm. Eager to spread her creative wings, she began splitting her time between work as a ticketing and customer service manager for various music festivals across the country and as a brand coordinator for a boutique PR firm. Before moving to Austin, she gained invaluable experience as an account executive at a full-service New Orleans marketing and advertising agency. A creative type with a business mindset, Molly brings her go-getter attitude to her role at Liaison.

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In 2018, Molly moved to Austin with her husband, Anthony, and her Pomeranian pup-child, Bella. In her spare time, she can be found writing music and playing in her two bands – Blonde Roses and MARGY. Molly also enjoys camping, crawfish boils, catching local concerts, and spending time with her loved ones.

molly@liaisoncreative.com

Cindy Garcia Project Manager

Cindy Garcia

PROJECT MANAGER

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Cindy enjoys the thrill of crunching numbers, complex audits, and consuming copious Diet Cokes from the Liaison fridge. As a proud Chicago native, she earned her BBA in Accounting and went to work at Arthur Anderson. She soon found her passion for the marketing world at DDB Chicago where she acquired a love for financial analytics working on Dell, Intel, Budweiser and McDonalds.

After 7 years of working on Dell’s co-op marketing team, she relocated to Texas where she continued her work in marketing, budget management and agency relations for Dell. Through-out her 10 years here in Texas, she has continued to work in the financial sector supporting accounting operations, budget management and process documentation for several fortune 500 companies.

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Cindy LOVES sports and is a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and White Sox lover. When not working she enjoys spending time with her 3 grown adult off-spring, Nelson, Art and Kayla and her 5-year-old grandson Zay. She enjoys home improvement projects and wall designs while jamming to her Hip-Hop House music “Chi-Town’ style.

cindy@liaisoncreative.com

Anna Goncharova Project Manager

Anna Gonchrova

PROJECT MANAGER

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Anna studied Applied Science in Marketing with a focus in retail management, honing her customer service skills at Nordstrom and Inditex where she gained valuable insight into the marketing, sales and the importance of good customer relationships. Her transition into Creative Marketing came easily given her enthusiasm for learning and penchant for being flexible and adaptive..

She joined the Liaison family in 2015, working her way up from her initial administrative role to become an important member of the Liaison Studio team in 2018. Whether it’s coordinating travel logistics for an offsite video team or tracking down demo products for a trade show, Anna gets the job done.

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Preferring to be on the go, Anna always has a solo adventure in mind, whether it’s braving the London tube or getting lost in the Scottish Highlands for a quiet scenic getaway from Austin’s 24/7 tacos&tech scene. When she’s not working or traveling, you’ll likely find her at Aussie’s Grill & Beach Bar kicking it in the sand with the local beach volleyball community.

anna@liaisoncreative.com

Why Liaison

For twenty-five years, Liaison has connected the heart of creative with the mind of business. We’re the connection – the liaison – between these two worlds and we love it. We bring our passion for exceptional creative and our commitment to service to bear on every project, for every client. Let us show you how you can do more with your marcom budget, faster and with the highest quality.

Our Values

We don’t exist in a vacuum. Liaison lives within the larger creative community, advancing the creative culture and celebrating the people who make it special – like E4 Youth, an Austin-area non-profit that connects creative youth with careers in the graphic arts industries.

Our Leadership

The Liaison team is made up of hundreds of creative marketing professionals from all walks of life.

MEET THE TEAM