Maryam Siahatgar

Founder/ Creative Director

Passionate, intuitive and a visionary, Maryam has conceptualized and executed brands for several businesses and is recognized for her success in delivering fully integrated branding experiences. With over 10 years of experience, she believes great design starts with values, a creative mind, and a heart that is ready to connect. Outside the office, you may find her traveling, zenned out on yoga, and exploring the best local restaurants. Her influences are nature, bright colors, clean design, and the belief that “less is more.”  Maryam holds a BFA in Visual Communications from California State Long Beach.

“Authenticity is my highest value, being connected to who I really am. I strive to inspire and venture to be inspired.”

— Maryam Siahatgar

Marlise Kast-Myers

Lead Writer

Motivated, effervescent, and versatile, Marlise provides content strategy and copywriting services for Sia Brands. Covering a variety of mediums, her copywriting skills are utilized for marketing materials, press releases, feature articles, web content, brand books, social media, site maps, and more. In her background as a journalist and author, she has contributed to over 50 publications, and has written Tabloid Prodigy, over 20 Fodor’s Travel Guides, and Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail. Between surfing, hiking, running, yoga, and snowboarding, she spends time traveling and working on farm projects with her husband Benjamin.

“I don’t just want to be content in life. My fear is that contentment will lead to complacency and complacency will lead to apathy. I want to lead an extraordinary life.” 

— Marlise Kast-Myers

 

Randy Gonzalez

Lead Developer

Bringing creativity and design together with innovation and strategy, Randy has empowered businesses and clients to build lasting relationships in an ever-expanding digital community.  Specializing in small to medium size businesses and non-profits, his creative eye extends past the computer screen to photography and video production, for a complete branding solution.  Some featured skills are Wordpress, Shopfiy, React, Cake, HTML5, Javascript, Squarespace, Bootstrap, GIT, and REST. A nerd at heart; Randy’s outside passions are family, woodworking, and all things tech.  With an AS degree in Multimedia and multiple online training courses, He has consistently grown and evolved his expertise over the last 16 years to stay original and modern.

 

Bianca Poezyn

Website Creative Direction and Social media

Bianca has an intuitive understanding of the visual impact of community built on shared cultural experiences, influences and relationships. Bianca offers small business owners and self-employed professionals goal-oriented creative direction that gives a compelling voice to their story and brand. With a degree in Visual Communications from FIDM, Bianca discovered the link between Visual Communications and the language of Social Media as a powerful medium of communication and change. She specializes in Squarespace as her preferred platform for blogging and web design and is fluent in the emerging language of social media on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Bianca’s passions revolve around community, hosting dinners, exploring nature and traveling, often to her hometown of Durban, South Africa. Her inspirations come from meeting new people and exploring new places.

"You can dream, create, design and build the most beautiful place in the world, but it requires people to make it a reality."

- Walt Disney