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A nimble team of experts




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We create digital experiences that help people connect with your brand or service.

We make sure your brand is represented in a way that fits your personality

and business goals while making it easy for your audience to use, connect with, and find.

See for yourself > >

We create digital experiences that help people connect with your brand or service. We make sure your brand is represented in a way that fits your personality and business goals while making it easy for your audience to use, connect with, and find.

See for yourself > >

The web is not a field of dreams. The idea “if you build it, they will come” doesn’t work in this cornfield. We help you understand your audiences’ needs, then develop and execute marketing programs and experiences that put you in touch with them.

  • > Strategy
  • > Promotions
  • > Social Media
  • > Video & Motion Graphics
  • > Email Marketing
  • > SEO & SEM

Every marketing agency designs websites—we specialize in it. That’s great for you because everyone at Departika plans or designs with a working knowledge of the web. From the very beginning, decisions are made with an understanding of how a design or idea may render through code or on multiple devices and browsers. There are many details and complexities when it comes to web design and development. Our knowledge and experience is what will make the process simple for you.

  • > User experience design
  • > Content development
  • > Web and mobile design
  • > Front-end development
  • > Back-end development
  • > CMS Implementation

Whether you are an established brand or your business is just starting to take off, it is important that you define your voice and communicate with your audience in a meaningful and authentic way. We can help through brand strategy planning, writing and design collateral regardless of the medium used.

  • > Identity design
  • > Brand Messaging
  • > Marketing Collateral

Who we are

> Digitally focused since our birth in ’06

> Believe a smaller team can make a big impact as an extension of your business

> Fluidly expand by using our strategic partners when it makes sense

> Think about the big picture, not just the assignment at hand

> Technically savvy, but we won’t talk to you like it’s rocket science

> Collaborative—it takes a village

Katie Canada
Creative Director, Partner
Jonathan King
Digital Marketing Manager
Bertram Gilfoyle
Developer
Corey Canada
Digital Director, Partner
Tim Shelburn
Lead Developer
Meg Wagler
Designer

A practical optimist
Katie is curious and passionate about design, as one might expect, but believes her enthusiasm for other things, such as music, writing, working hard, and laughing loud feeds the energy it takes to lead a creative team and to run a business.

Originating in advertising, Katie has been involved in the culture and workings of both large and small agencies. Her experience in brand identity, packaging, and interactive design has lead to successful work in various industries from consumer food and beverage to entertainment and music promotions with a mix of local and national brands. As lead designer and co-founder of Departika, she collaborates with a small team of creatives and design-savvy developers, who together, craft strategic digital programs and websites.

Katie is inspired by other creative people, smart people and stupid people.

Elsewhere

The son of an artist and a mathematician, Jonathan wields a heart for form and a head for function. With a background in Digital Film Production and creative project management within local and national brands, his lifelong affinity for numbers and patterns opened the door to Digital Marketing. As a Departikan, he loves the collaborative spirit of a close-knit team, as well as finding new opportunities to amplify a brand’s story.

When he isn’t working, you can find Jonathan playing outside with his wife and two sons, staying up past his bedtime to watch a good movie, or hiking in the Ozarks wilderness.

Elsewhere

What? Nothing to see here.

Fueled by Coffee
Corey has an expertise in digital strategy and user experience design. Corey takes his understanding of the digital world and the consumer to drive brand experiences. He prides himself on his ability to articulate technical details in plain English to clients and teams. When not devouring consumer and digital trends, Corey can sometimes be found riding a skateboard or climbing rocks.

Elsewhere

Owns a collection of bacon t-shirts
Born and raised in Springfield, MO, Tim began working in the industry in 1997 when he took a job at Noble & Associates in Information Technology. He learned everything he needed to know on the job and excelled very quickly. After 10+ years, he moved into development. He is self-taught and has become an integral part of the Departika team as our Lead Developer specializing in front-end development.

Tim has been married to his wife Sarah since 2008 and they have one daughter. He is a huge Big Green Egg fan who often travels around the country to participate in cooking competitions and exhibition events, he also enjoys gardening and playing ice hockey in his spare time.

Meg is a doer, a thinker, a get-er-doner.
She’s a problem solver and uses creativity to make dreams come true. Focused on art direction in brand identity, content strategy, and functional design, Meg spends her time staring really hard at things to make sure they’re perfect.

Meg’s experience spans both large corporations and small agencies — branding and designing a slew of stuff ranging from full scale brand identities to daily social media artwork. She’s got chops in photography, illustration, web design, and print production. No matter the task, Meg likes to roll up her sleeves and make it happen. She also has a proclivity to dance while working. Call her a multi-tasker.

Additional interests: All food, letterpress printing (she owns a printing press with her husband and likes to smell new paper samples), volunteering to bolster the community, dancing in random public locations

Elsewhere

Traditional? Nah. Smart? uh-huh.

Since 2009, when projects call for more minds—we work with Mio. We each have our strengths. And one of those strengths is each other. If the traditional agency is like a lumbering freight train carrying tons of weight that has nothing to do with you or your goods, we’re a bullet train. We’re a collaborative team of experts who office separately yet work incredibly efficiently together, meaning our overhead is wonderfully low and every ounce of our energy is focused on getting you where you want to be.

Makers Gotta Make

We are the type of people who need to make stuff. Some of
this stuff is available on Etsy.

We are a strategic team driven by passion & curiosity
Our ability to blend creativity, communication and technology is the key

to what we do, and is crucial to surviving the ever-changing landscape we

happily navigate our clients through.
Our ability to blend creativity, communication and technology is the key to what we do, and is crucial to surviving the ever-changing landscape we happily navigate our clients through.

Your digital strategy is vital to reaching your audience.

See how we can help you connect.

417.868.8378
Contact Departika

210 West Commercial, Suite A | Springfield, MO, 65803