Keith Cohn is an art director, web designer and entrepreneur raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he has made his home since 2000. Keith founded the Washington D.C.-based design agency, CohnCreative, in 1998. CohnCreative quickly took off, and its success grabbed the attention of an LA-based Fortune 500 company, which bought CohnCreative and all its clients.
After serving as department head for the new company, Keith left to start his next venture, CCreativeDesign, which he founded in Los Angeles in 2001.
Since then, Keith has overseen the art direction, design and operation of countless brands’ web presences. He has clients in industries including medicine, skin and beauty, entertainment, philanthropy, fashion and design, furniture and entertainment. He’s built membership sites, brochure sites, charity sites, celebrity sites, e-commerce sites and more.
Keith is a recognized expert in web design, art direction, branding and project management. He operates his business with this philosophy, “We always do what’s best for the client, and every client and project is just as important the rest: The Most Important.”
Cody Swann is a developer, athlete and journalist born and raised in South Florida. He currently splits his time between his hometown of Stuart, Florida and Los Angeles, California. Cody founded Gunner Technology, a highly sought after digital agency, specializing in helping companies maximize profits through digital channels, and is the company’s lead strategist.
Cody began forging his technological knowledge more than 10 years ago, developing and designing websites in college. His development work has included web development and design, content writing, digital photography and digital video production for award-winning sites like Gainesville.com, GatorSports.com and ESPN.com. He helped set digital strategy for companies in the New York Times Regional Newspaper group, ESPN, ABC and Disney.
As a manager and developer at ESPN for more than five years, Cody led development and vision for two of ESPN’s most popular online features: Sports Scoreboards and GameCasts. Additionally Cody oversaw all aspects of MyESPN and ESPN’s social network, ESPN Fan Profiles. Cody worked with Technology, Editorial, Sales, Marketing and relevant business stakeholders to mold ESPN’s social media strategy. This included collaborative sessions with Facebook and Twitter to craft a measurable, monetizeable plan to direct ESPN’s future social media goals.
He is a recognized expert in web development, social media strategy and marketing, search engine optimization and marketing, conversion optimization, analytics tracking and business planning, He has brought these skills to his many partnerships that range from large interactive media companies to small and medium sized businesses. He takes a very formulaic approach to client work to ensure repeatable and measurable performance. Cody motivates and inspires creative teams to deliver superb, polished work under tight deadlines.
Cody’s work has been featured in several newspapers, TCPalm.com, Student Branding Blog and AdAge.
Education and Awards
Cody received his academic education through the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Journalism, a Master’s of Arts degree in Mass Communication and an Master’s of Business Administration.
MBA (2008-2010): Graduated at the top of his class with a focus on entrepreneurship while working full-time for ESPN.
MA Mass Communication (2003-2004): Graduated with distinction in less than two years with a thesis on the effects of web design on credibility
BS Journalism (2000-2002): Graduated Magna Cum Laude in two years, earning the Ruth and Rae O. Weimer award for top graduate.