gravitation // TEAM
A coalition of talent and experience, pulling together to offer a service greater than the sum of its parts. As a single entity, Gravitation offers a unified contact for project management, contracting, creative direction, responsibility, and accountability. As a group of independent professionals, Gravitation offers clients a mix of talents and applied skills that is specific and custom to every project. This low-overhead, high flexibility company structure offers an on-demand service with all the advantages of a team that has worked together for years. Flexibility without ambiguity.
Founder / Creative Director
Matt has over 28 years of experience in design, marketing, identity, media production, and directing creative teams. Although Matt’s background was in a traditional graphic design and marketing, Gravitation’s focus on creative technical visual communications is a reflection of 11 years spent working specifically for healthcare, Pharma, and biomedical communications that solidified a passion for finding creative solutions for technical challenges. Matt has a love for effective storytelling and design, as well as a passion for understanding how things work.
Design / Motion Graphics
Renee was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has been around art and design his whole life, his father also being in the arts. Renee graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Graphic Design and Printmaking. With a love for problem solving and typography, Renee is well tuned to Gravitation’s technical focus.
Chief Operations Officer
In addition to acting COO for Gravitation, Rob is the sole principal of Haas Capital Management LLC, and a Registered Investment Advisor. Rob has a degree in Mechanical Engineering (1988), an MBA (2009), 28 patents, and 20 years of “real world” work experience in dozens of states and 3 continents. Before founding Haas Capital Management, Rob’s experience includes project management and engineering for manufacturing for high-tech companies, including HP. Rob’s operations talents extend to his Mustang restoration project in his garage.
Creative & Video Production
Chris has been a film and video producer for over 25 years. Originally a film production/producer from Los Angeles, Chris moved to the front range of Colorado and has owned and operated Advanced Media for 15 years. Chris brings an eye for photography and an ear for story, as well as a creative and efficient approach to video production. Chris will make it happen and share a cigar when it’s done.
Katrina Starkweather, CSM
SEO, Distribution, Content Development, Strategy
Katrina is the founder of Starkweather Marketing and has worked as a consultant in the field for more than five years. Katrina will work with you to create a sustainable, agile marketing engine that grows as your company grows. Her clients find that partnering with her creates clarity, which saves time and money in the long-run. She manages organizational budgets where every marketing activity has to track and contribute to the bottom line.
Event Operations and Logistics
Bethany is an independent contractor specializing in event logistics. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Apparel Merchandising and earned her second degree in Marketing and Project Management. She managed multiple events as an Event Operations Manager for an international kickboxing league and managed projects and client for Gravitation until starting her current venture specializing in event logistics. Bethany brings a high-level of service and organization to all projects she takes on and can make sure every i is dotted and every t has arrived on the day of your event.
Mark is a premiere 3D animator and creative director with more than 25 years of experience developing creative and accurate 3D animations and illustrations for the medical, scientific, pharmaceutical, and new energy fields. He is the founder of Foerster Interactive Arts, which produces work ranging from surgical procedure animations to consumer product videos. Mark is an expressive animator but a stone cold poker player. Leave your wallet at home.
Alex is a 3D animator, illustrator, and storyboard artist for the medical and technical industry. Alex graduated from the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University with a Masters of Science degree in Medical Illustration. Alex developed his trade as an independent artist and with Visual Health Solutions for over 7 years. Alex is the founder and director of Axoneme Studios in Grand Rapids, Michigan since September of 2014.
Gregg is an instructional designer and course architect with over 10 years of experience working with Nike, Oakley, and others. Gregg’s passion is effective training and education. Gregg will ensure that your course structure, your delivery method, and your effort to impart knowledge to your audience is as effective as it can be. He will tell you what key ingredients are absolutely necessary for affecting behavior, and he won’t be shy about telling you if you don’t have them.
Peter and his team of IT, web services, and system developer professionals form the backbone of Gravitation’s ability to deliver creative projects, programs, and functionality across any platform. Peter is the founder of Greystone Technologies and has over 20 years experience in the information technology space. Peter can deliver both custom installations and service level solutions. Peter is also an avid photographer and an A player in C league hockey.
Industrial Animation Director
John has been a Visual Artist and animator for CraneDigital, LLC located in Fort Collins, Colorado, for over 20 years. John has developed a particular expertise joining creative teams as liaison between engineering and marketing environments to provide expert, graphics support to marketing and public relations campaigns. A life-long education and training in the arts, combined with contemporary technical aptitude produces a unique skill set allowing translation of complex, technical information into easy-to-understand, targeted visuals – either still images or video productions.