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Problem solvers. Story tellers. Brand builders. Our team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to your project’s needs. We’re here to look at your business problems in new ways to come up with the best creative communication for your business. We create more than just new collateral for you — we make sure you have a cohesive, unified brand strategy. Have a project you’ve been thinking about? Drop us a note!

about Catherine Ross and Cecilia Feliciano of Ross Creative Works

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Catherine Ross

Owner and Design Director

Catherine is an award-winning leader in the world of art direction and design. In 2019, one of the largest commerce organizations in Illinois honored her as one of the Four Under Forty business leaders, recognizing her professional talents and involvement in the community. She has been a mentor and advisor to many young  designers, offering advice from her experience running a woman-owned business. Currently, she serves on the board of the Chicago Chapter of NAMA as well as Past Chair of the Naperville Young Professionals Network. On random afternoons she can be found working in her garden or trying out a new recipe.

Cecilia Feliciano

Senior Graphic Designer

Cecilia is a Latina multi-disciplinary designer based in Chicago, with a B.F.A. in Visual Communications from Northern Illinois University. She believes that designs should be not only visually appealing but also functional. Meanwhile, her experiences span from B2B, publishing, subscription, technology, and graphic design for corporate industries. She is a curious, passionate, and enthusiastic problem-solver. She can usually be found playing catch with her dog, Ramsey, or trying out the newest video game on those colder Chicago days.

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Jodi Bernicky

Marketing Strategy Director

Jodi is part analytical marketing strategist, part creative mind, and “all in” on telling brands’ stories to relevant consumers. Her jam is visualizing the overall picture for brands, creating content, and collaborating with the team to make that vision come to life. From leading local marketing strategy for a major international coffee brand (Dunkin’!) to managing accounts for healthcare, law, and retail, to using her award-winning journalistic background, Jodi brings a unique set of skills to benefit our clients. She is happy to call Naperville home, and enjoys spending time with her two children, husband James, and pup Kaylee. You can also find her volunteering with the Naperville Jaycees, as well as in local theater productions.

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Alison McKenney

Junior Graphic Designer

Alison is a Chicagoland based graphic designer with a B.F.A in Visual Communications from Northern Illinois University. Strategy driven and passionate about meaningful design, Alison has worked in the field alongside her studies with experience in various forms of print design as well as web/mobile design. Alison takes pride in her work ethic and never has a shortage of new ideas to bring to the table. When she is not working, Alison can be found working on an oil painting or spending time with her cat.

Marlee Silberman

Web Developer

Marlee is a Chicago native and freelance web developer, specializing in e-commerce sites. She continues to manage a recently launched  e-commerce website, whose sales are increasing substantially each year. But freelancing is only half her job. The other half entails running her own business. For Marlee, building a business has been her pride and joy. Day-to-day operations involve searching for new clients, consulting, following up, organizing, building a professional network and investing her time in very meaningful ways.

Leslie Monahan

Leslie Monahan

Account Manager

Leslie brings more than twenty years of project and organization management to the team. With sixteen years in association management, Leslie has experience in communication, marketing, and sponsor solicitation. Leaving the association world three years ago, Leslie has been focused on her two tween children and building her own small business. Her organization and planning expertise brought her out of “retirement” and to our team. Leslie is happiest when playing in the dirt in her garden or bringing an old piece of furniture back to life. She and her family relocated from the Chicago area to rural New Jersey in 2020.

Jeffrey Ross

Commercial Photographer & Content Developer

Jeffrey is an experienced commercial photographer traveling the world extensively for various projects and assignments. Whether he’s working for a corporate client, a non-profit, or a personal narrative project, getting to the heart of the story is always his goal. He often speaks to college students and freelancers who are starting out in the creative arts fields, helping them make their passion a reality. Jeffrey is also on the board of the Self Employment in the Arts organization. He’s proud of his eclectic record collection – and crazy assortment of vintage magazines from around the world.

Clementine

Supervisor

Clementine supervises all daily activity and has particularly excellent attention to detail when it comes to finding kibble hiding in corners.

She can be found napping on Jeffrey’s lap most afternoons while he’s working on his laptop, although she will take breaks for keeping stray socks in line and organizing her squeaky toys. She approves of peanut butter and disapproves of the vacuum and baths.