Meet the Team

Get to Know the Killer Team

Amy Balliett

Amy Balliett

Founder & CEO

A Cleveland native, Amy Balliett moved to Seattle in 2004 to take in the Pacific Northwest for “a few years.” Now with permanent roots in the city, she still prides herself on her Cleveland roots and rustbelt work ethic.

Amy owned her first company, a candy store and ice cream parlor, at the age of 17 before heading off for college. She subsequently built a successful career in SEO and marketing, and has headed up SEO at several companies. In 2009, she partnered with Nick Grant to build lead generation–based websites, but in the fall of 2010, the business pivoted to an entirely new model: visual communication design.

In the years since, Amy has grown Killer Visual Strategies to become the leader in its industry, driving communication and content marketing solutions for such global brands as Microsoft, Boeing, Adobe, Nikon, Starbucks, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the United Nations. Considered an expert in her field, Amy has spoken at more than 175 conferences around the world, including SXSW, Adobe MAX, and SMX Advanced. She is also an Inc.com columnist, a teacher at the School of Visual Concepts, a guest lecturer at the University of Washington, and a LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com instructor.

Taylor Doran

Art Director

Starting with an early love for music and the arts, Taylor Doran was led to a career in graphic design by a passion for creating. He graduated from Eastern Washington University, receiving a BA in visual communication and design with a minor in art. Taylor now has more than 5 years of professional experience designing, illustrating, and animating for companies such as Microsoft, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, T-Mobile, Nike, Ookla, AT&T, Amazon, and Toyota. Born and brought up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Taylor has developed a fondness for exploring the great outdoors and enjoys backpacking, snowboarding, and traveling the world. He seeks to use his creativity and insight to arrive at meaningful solutions for his clients as art director at Killer Visual Strategies.

Rachel Behringer

Director of Client Success

Rachel Behringer is the director of client success at Killer Visual Strategies. Rachel believes that at the core of all successful creative partnerships are trust and transparency. In her role, she strives to learn how we can better provide value to our clients and strengthen our relationships. Rachel has been at Killer since August 2016 and was previously Killer's account coordinator. Rachel received a BA in communications and marketing from the University of Washington and happens to also be a certified Montessori teacher. She loves Husky football, traveling, and her golden retriever, Brady.

Graham Cox

Senior Motion Designer & Technical Director

Graham Cox is a senior motion designer and Killer's technical director. For more than half his life, Graham has had a passion for animation and motion design in various formats, be it film, web, or the emerging field of virtual reality. His interest in technology began in 1999 when he got his first computer, loaded with PaintShop Pro. Adobe Photoshop soon followed. More than 17 years later, with a firm understanding of Adobe products and a passion for bleeding-edge technology, he hopes to bring Killer Infographics into the forefront of tech, entertainment, and visual communication for all.

Charlie Holbert

Chief Marketing Officer

Charlie Holbert is the chief marketing officer at Killer Visual Strategies. His career started out in the “blogosphere,” where he spent the majority of his time copywriting for SEO and lead generation. He took what he learned to transition into junior sales and marketing for Killer, where he helped develop customer relations and build brand awareness through various digital marketing strategies. Today, Charlie and his team continue to build on their goals of developing and testing unique strategies for customer acquisition, as well as positioning Killer Visual Strategies as a thought leader in the visual communication industry through quality content development.
Grant Landram Vice President of Business Development

Grant Landram

Vice President, Account Strategy

Hailing from the frost-bitten north — Minneapolis, Minnesota — Grant Landram moved to the Seattle area in 2003 seeking a milder climate, and has since adopted it as his native home.

Grant began his career experimenting with web design and development while working for a small publishing startup. What started as a few freelance web design gigs quickly grew into a full-time consultancy, and then into a boutique Seattle web studio serving local giants such as Nordstrom and Big Fish Games.

Since then, Grant has led digital services teams of all shapes and sizes, working on campaigns and developing partnerships that drive hundreds of millions of engagements for Fortune 100 brands all over the world, including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, and ESPN.

When not immersed in digital strategy, you can find Grant exploring Seattle’s culinary landscape (he recommends you visit the chef’s counter at Miller’s Guild), or enjoying the great outdoors with his partner and their two dogs.

Nic Hartmann

Senior Motion Designer & Director of Education

Nicholas Hartmann is a senior motion designer and Killer's director of education. He hails from the small town of Wenatchee, Washington — otherwise known as the “Apple Capital of the World.” After finishing his studies in linguistics, Japanese, and Mongolian at Western Washington University, Nic started working on the production of live-action videos before finding his way into animating motion graphics. Upon completing his month-long internship with Killer, he joined the team full-time in March 2013 and has been bringing stories to life through animation ever since. Nic especially appreciates how high-quality data visualization can capture a viewer’s attention and communicate quickly and effectively while bridging cultural and socioeconomic barriers. His combined passions for animation and world languages spur his goal to create documentaries that raise awareness about endangered languages.

Erin McCoy

Director, Content Marketing & Public Relations

Erin McCoy is director of content marketing and public relations at Killer Visual Strategies. She joined the Killer team as a research and content editor just a month after she moved to Seattle from her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, in 2012. Erin earned her BA in Spanish with minors in French and Russian, and holds 2 master’s degrees from the University of Washington: an MFA in creative writing and an MA in Spanish literature. Before working at Killer, she taught English in Malaysia as a Fulbright fellow, and later worked as a newspaper reporter. She has won nearly 2 dozen awards in photojournalism, and has dedicated those skills to boosting Killer’s brand recognition and thought leadership in the visual communication space.

Since Erin took on her marketing/PR role, Killer has been named a member of the Inc. 5000 for 3 years in a row; has been featured in such publications as Inc., Forbes, Mashable, and the Huffington Post; and has been invited to present at such conferences as SXSW and SMX Advanced.

Josh Miles

President & Chief Creative Officer

Josh Miles is the president and chief creative officer at Killer Visual Strategies. After a youth spent in the farmlands of NW Washington, he moved to Seattle to study English and philosophy, during which time he developed a passion for storytelling and narratology. He put this passion to work with a Seattle-based film production company, working on multiple award-winning productions before joining Killer Visual Strategies in 2012. He has since held numerous positions within the company, always driven by the passion to craft visual communication that helps clients better connect with their audiences. He now works with the executive and creative teams to define Killer’s creative and strategic vision for the future, while also meeting with clients and project teams to identify creative solutions and build lasting partnerships.
Elizabeth Ossers

Elizabeth Ossers

Senior Project Manager

Elizabeth is a senior project manager at Killer Visual Strategies. After earning a JBA in strategic communications and BA in communication arts at the University of Wisconsin — Madison, she honed her project management skills at a marketing firm specializing in medical device technology before transitioning into a communications role in the public sector. More recently, as the web content strategist for a community college in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Elizabeth managed and produced web content across the institution’s departments and enjoyed guiding colleagues in telling their departments' stories in a way that would resonate with online audiences. At Killer, Elizabeth thrives on delving deeper into the visual communication realm to both build upon her relationship-building skills and broaden her project management skill set.
Sheridan Prince

Sheridan Prince

Senior Content Editor

Sheridan Prince is a Senior Content Editor for Killer Visual Strategies. She grew up in Indianola, Washington, often exploring the woods with a book in her backpack instead of a map. She has a BA in English Writing, a collection of beloved plants, and a passion for concise, evocative communication in all forms.

Before joining Killer, Sheridan worked as a content strategist in the sphere of higher education, as the editor-in-chief of a journal for emerging authors and artists, and as a copywriter in the inbound marketing world. As part of the Killer team, she believes that the keys to crafting powerful stories and forming strong client relationships are to ask the right questions and to listen well.

On the weekends, she gets her creative fix from watercolor painting and floristry, and gets her fresh air by gardening, hiking the outdoors, and learning about the native flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest.

Megan Popovich Killer Infographics

Megan Popovich

Senior Visual Designer

Megan Popovich was born and raised in a small town in Northern Kentucky and attended college at Northern Kentucky University, graduating in 2018 with a BFA in visual communication design. She moved to Seattle in early 2019 to start working at Killer. Megan has been interested in design since high school, and is eager to learn everything she can about it. She views design as problem-solving, and enjoys coming up with solutions. Another of Megan’s interests is traveling. In her free time, she’s usually on a weekend trip to somewhere new, or exploring her new surroundings and taking in all of Seattle’s charm.
Blake Quackenbush Killer Infographics

Blake Quackenbush

Lead Visual Designer

Blake Quackenbush is a lead visual designer at Killer Visual Strategies. He shares a birthday with his native state of Colorado, grew up biking suburban streets, and developed his creativity painting monsters. He received a degree in visual communication design from Seattle Pacific University; there, he met Killer’s art director during a guest lecture, which eventually helped him land at Killer. After a stint back in Denver, he and his wife realized they felt more at home in the Northwest, and found their way back.

At Killer, Blake has loved the opportunity to work in the disciplines of design, illustration, and animation, and pursue learning in new visual arenas as well. He approaches every project as an opportunity to use design to create beautiful and effective solutions. He’s young in his career, but already feeling the benefit of cutting his teeth at an expert visual communication agency.

Abi Pollokoff

Director of Content

Abi Pollokoff is the director of content at Killer Visual Strategies. Originally from the Chicago area, she moved to Seattle in 2014 from New Orleans. With a BA in English, French, and Italian and an MFA in poetry, she is dedicated to exploring the nuances and possibilities of language. Before joining Killer, Abi spent time as a writing instructor and book editor. She is a published poet and spends her time outside of work engaging with Seattle's literary community. All of these experiences bolster her work today by enabling her to write for and communicate with different audiences. Abi strives to apply these perspectives to target the unique goals of every project. She enjoys developing strong working relationships with clients and creating human connection through the writing process.
Andrew Willoughby

Andrew Willoughby

Creative Director

Andrew Willoughby is the creative director at Killer Visual Strategies. He is a native of the Pacific Northwest, where he studied graphic design, joining Killer in 2014. He has a great affinity for design, but another passion of his is music — he’s played the drums since he was a kid and is currently the drummer for a local Seattle rock band. While he loves going to all the great restaurants around the city, he is also an avid cook and beer enthusiast. He has a willingness to learn in all aspects of his life, and continues to push himself professionally and personally to keep growing.
Kameron Walsh Killer Infographics

Kameron Walsh

Account Coordinator

Kameron Walsh is an account coordinator at Killer Visual Strategies. Originally from Southern California, she spent six years in Philadelphia before making her way back to the West Coast to call Seattle home. She has a BS in photography, a minor in English literature, and a passion for gallery walls, books, and spreadsheets. Through her previous experiences as an education coordinator at a photography resource center and a project manager and content specialist at a marketing agency, she discovered her love for working directly with clients to build lasting relationships and create the best possible client experience. From your very first conversation with Killer to the kickoff of your first (or tenth) project and beyond, Kameron will work with the director of client success, your account manager, and your project team to ensure that your goals are kept top-of-mind every step of the way.
Cole WIlliams

Cole Williams

Visual Designer

Cole is a visual designer at Killer Visual Strategies. With parents that were international educators, he grew up in Shanghai, China, and had the opportunity to travel the world with his family from a young age. At Killer, Cole enjoys stretching his design and illustration skills alongside a group of talented team members, and has an ever-growing passion for learning. Outside of design, he has a love for music and film, and enjoys the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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