Omni Marketing Interactive assigns a design and marketing team customized to your individual project. Our design staff consists of professional illustrators, graphic designers, Web designers/developers, Web site usability professionals, and programmers (ASP, CFM, and Flash applications).
Our marketing staff consists of search engine optimization (SEO) specialists, Web developers, usability professionals, print designers, and Web analytics professionals.
Our executive team:
Shari Thurow has been designing and promoting Web sites since 1995, and she is outsourced to many firms throughout the U.S. As a pioneer in the area of search-engine friendly Web site design, she has a 100% success rate for getting client sites ranked at the top of search engines and is the author of Search Engine Visibility. She has designed and successfully marketed sites in the following industries:
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Information Architecture Institute (IAI) and the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA), formerly the Usability Professionals Association.
She also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of ASLIB Proceedings and the Bing Ads Accredited Professional Advisory Board. ASLIB (Association for Information Management) is a British association of special libraries and information centers founded in England in 1924 as Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux.
Shari received her B.A. in Genetics and Developmental Biology and an M.A. in Asian Studies/Japanese from University of Illinois. Her doctoral work is in multiple disciplines (East Asian Language and Literature, Human/Computer Interfaces, Information Sciences).
Mike attended Northern Illinois University, graduating cum laude with a BFA in Fine Arts. In addition to his education in the arts, Mike has many years of managerial experience which culminated with a role in the pilot rollout of Barnes & Noble's revolutionary in-store book catalog systems.
Nina Vaught brings over 25 years marketing, communications and consulting experience to Omni Marketing Interactive. Working in both Fortune 500 and small business environments, she played key roles in marketing communications, Web site usability and user experience.
During thirteen years with Hewlett Packard in product marketing and business development for domestic and global services, Nina was a recognized customer experience advocate, and worked with the Hewlett-Packard online Business Store to improve online communications and site usability; and with clients including State Farm, Proctor & Gamble, Glaxo Welcome, Johnson & Johnson and Michelin to optimize delivery of service, customer satisfaction and profitability.
Since leaving Hewlett Packard in 2000 she has accomplished extensive usability research and conducts expert Web site usability analyses and user-centered Web site design for a wide variety of industries.
Nina holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Communications at Marylhurst University, with an Associates of Arts Degree in Advertising and PR. Professional memberships include Usability Professionals Association, Internet Professional Network, and American Marketing Association.
David Barnes brings over 30 years of award-winning photography experience and accolades to Omni Marketing Interactive. After winning many NPPA, IPPA and AP photo awards, David has worked with the Waukegan News-Sun, an 80,000 circulation daily newspaper covering Lake County, Illinois, and WBBM-TV News/CBS.
The Waukegan News-Sun won the Picture Editor of Year from the National Press Photographer's Association while David was on staff. David also was writer and producer for the Two on Two documentary show on WBBM-TV News/CBS, in many cases combining video with stills.
In the early 1980s he worked for Time Magazine, out of the Midwest Bureau, and other New York based magazines including People, US and Business Week. David continues to photograph for major magazines as well as our corporate clients.
If you have any questions about Omni Marketing Interactive's search engine optimization (SEO), Web site usability, information architecture (IA), or Web design services, please call us at 847-426-4256.
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