Buttoned-up strategy.
Fresh ideas.

Mizrahi is a creative marketing communications agency that delivers fresh ideas and authentic solutions that drive measurable business results. Our strategic, problem-solving approach generates marketing and communications programs that develop brands, increase awareness, improve sales productivity, increase marketing response, drive revenues, and support business goals.

We plan and implement creative solutions that leverage our clear insight, strategic business skills, team building, proven process, distinctive design and measurement methodology. We solve real business problems through our integrated services of strategy, branding, design and communications. 

For more than 30 years we have put our ideas to work for corporate and non-profit clients – large and small, global and local, established and emerging – including some of the best and biggest brands in the world.

Leadership
Laurie Mizrahi
CEO and President

Laurie has more than 35 years of experience in design, marketing and communications. She balances business strategy, effective communication and strong creative design to assure that every client achieves their key business goals. Laurie established Mizrahi in 1987 after gaining invaluable experience at brand development and design firms in New York City. Today, she spearheads business development at Mizrahi and provides leadership in strategic planning and customer relationships. An active member of the community, Laurie is a former board member of Catalyst Connection, Regional Learning Alliance, Leadership Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Art’s (AIGA). She holds a B.F.A. in Design and B.A. in History from Carnegie Mellon University, and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Fellows Center at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kevin Kennedy
Creative Director, Project Manager

With more than 30 years of experience in marketing communications, Kevin is a big picture thinker who works closely with clients to discover ideas, solutions and opportunities. Kevin joined Mizrahi in 2003 after working as a graphic designer, creative director, account manager and consultant for leading marketing communications firms serving clients in manufacturing, education, biotechnology and health care. He is a member of the American Marketing Association and his work has been recognized by numerous professional organizations. Kevin received a B.F.A. in Design from Carnegie Mellon University, and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Fellows Center at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jason Dancisin
Director of Interactive Services

With Mizrahi for over 20 years, Jason combines a knowledge of marketing and technical best practices with innovative, creative design to produce interactive projects that enhance engagement. His interactive expertise includes website usability, standards based development, responsive web design, content management systems, email marketing, social media, mobile platform development and search engine optimization. Jason has received numerous awards in graphic design competitions including the AIGA Pittsburgh Communications/Context Shows, and has been featured in HOW magazine. He is a graduate of Edinboro University with a B.A. in Applied Media Arts, and a graduate of the Leadership Development Initiative.

TJ Ladner
Design Director

TJ joined Mizrahi in 2004. His in-depth knowledge of design, typography, photography and technology allow him to deliver fresh, distinctive projects, which are a Mizrahi trademark. Before joining the firm, TJ worked for a decade as a designer with leading marketing and advertising agencies in Pittsburgh and Boulder. Over the years, his work has been recognized in by AIGA Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Ad Federation, and featured in HOW and Print magazines. TJ received a B.A. in Graphic Design from Penn State University.

Justin Visnesky
Senior Designer

Justin has been with Mizrahi for three years designing comprehensive marketing and communications programs. Justin has 16 years of experience as a designer with a high-level of expertise in brand development, logo design, print design, web design, photography, video, illustration and motion graphics. Before joining Mizrahi, he worked as a designer for several communications and design firms, and managed his own design studio for seven years. An award-winning designer and photographer, he received his B.S. in Communications Media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Victor Mizrahi
CFO

 Victor handles the administrative and financial business at Mizrahi, so the creative team can focus on clients. A licensed CPA in New York and Pennsylvania, Victor has 30 years of accounting and business management experience; previously working for Laventhol & Horwath and Price Waterhouse. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pittsburgh Technology Council. Victor has a B.S. in Accounting from Duquesne University and is also a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh and the Entrepreneurial Fellows Center at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

Our Partners
Michelle Latta
Brand Strategist

As an independent brand consultant, Michelle partners closely with Mizrahi on many major branding initiatives that drive business-building ideas and campaigns. She has over 20 years of experience with Los Angeles and Pittsburgh agencies developing brand and communication strategies for world-class brands including Infiniti, Rite Aid, Mohawk Flooring, Hamilton Beach, True Value Hardware, Westinghouse, GlaxoSmithKline, Aquafresh and Sensodyne. 

Jennifer Wylie Faines
Public Relations

Jennifer is a PR professional with more than 25 years of experience in corporate, digital and agency environments. She teams with Mizrahi to provide strategic public relations that identifies needs and opportunities, shapes messaging and executes PR plans to impact clients’ business goals. As a trusted counselor, she leads strategic public relations, crisis communications and social media initiatives.

Karol Paltsios
Marketing Communications

Karol is a marketing communications specialist with 35 years of experience. She partners with Mizrahi to help companies develop and communicate clear and consistent marketing messages and brand strategies. In addition to being a strategist and planner, Karol is a seasoned writer, skilled at communicating complex ideas.