With 25 years of experience in the advertising industry, Jim Infelt brings a long track record of success and unparalleled expertise to his position as Creative Director for ME&V’s broadcast audio-visual and interactive services.
Prior to joining ME&V, Jim was the Owner/CEO of 23rd Century Productions, an award-winning broadcast studio and film production company. In addition to his role as Owner/CEO of 23rd Century, he also gained notoriety as an accomplished 3D animator and editor.
Jim has a broad history in retail marketing serving as vice-president of a multi-outlet retail-clothing corporation in charge of marketing. One of Jim’s passions is working closely with the philanthropic community where he has served as an audio-visual-interactive consultant with some of the nation's largest fundraising firms since 1989.
As creative director with 25 years of experience, Mark drives the ME&V creative philosophy. He supplies the spark that ignites the agency’s creative process as he guides designers, writers and producers.
Mark earned a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Iowa. He started his career in the public relations department at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
He worked as a writer for the University of Iowa Foundation before moving to Waterloo in 1982 to establish the Saint Francis Health Care Foundation. He joined KWWL as marketing director in 1983 and served as the station’s promotion manager and vice president of programming and operations before he was named assistant general manager.
Mark’s creative efforts have been recognized throughout his career. His awards include: First Place, Outstanding Public Service, National Headliner Competition; Gold Award from the International Broadcast Design Competition; Five National Gold Medallion Awards for Broadcast Promotion; Northeast Iowa Marketer of the Year in 1984 and 1990; 1983 CASE Grand Award for Direct Mail Marketing Programs and Exceptional Achievement for Total Publications Program; and more than 100 ADDY Awards for Advertising in the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo.
Brian Foelske has been the Senior Video Editor at ME&V for 12 years. Along with editing, Brian oversees the writers/producers, editors, cinematographers and animators. Brian has overseen a multitude of video and Web projects for all of ME&V’s top clients.
Brian is an expert in special effects and in the composition of graphics for video. He has won several Gold ADDY Awards for commercials that he created or directed and has been nationally recognized, with TELLY Awards. Brian received a degree in communications with an electronic media emphasis from Wartburg College.
Monte joined ME&V in 1994 and has worn many hats throughout the agency. In addition to managing our staff of art directors and graphic designers, he handles audio/visual production and marketing efforts for a wide variety of ME&V clients. He’s also a public relations consultant for many of our top healthcare clients.
He is a former news director of KWWL television in Waterloo, Iowa, where he worked for a dozen years. He also served as assignment editor, newscast producer and reporter/photographer. Monte has been a Lecturer in Communication Arts at Wartburg College, in Waverly, Iowa, where he taught courses in broadcast reporting, radio production, journalism and media management. He holds a Communication Arts degree from Wartburg.
If animation is your need, Jon Simpson is here indeed. He creates 3D animation for video, film and Web including character animation, architectural animation and visual product simulations. With 15 years of experience, which includes owning an animation studio, Jon has exceptional skills to bring to the table.
His ME&V experiences range from a five-year commitment with John Deere to projects for Bayer, McDonald’s and Warner Bros. Interactive. In 2006 Jon was recognized for his efforts in animation when he received a Silver Telly for animating “Quadro,” ME&V’s mascot. An additional accomplishment of Jon’s includes a viral cartoon he created that was picked up by CNN and received seven million hits online in five months.
As video editor, LeValley will work with raw footage to create short- and long-form videos for use across a variety of media. He will also assist on video shoots and with video production.
LeValley graduated from UNI in 2010, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in electronic media.
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