Award-Winning Creatives Working With You

A partnership producing stunning results.

MarComm is Notre Dame’s preferred creative agency. Composed of four units—account services, web, multimedia (photo/video), and print—MarComm has been charged with serving the campus community for years. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. We recognize the privilege of serving Our Lady’s University, and know our clients feel the same way. When this motivation to continue to elevate the Notre Dame brand and contribute to its mission combines with the creative and technical talent of the individuals on our team, the results are extraordinary. We don’t say that as a matter of our own opinion; MarComm is routinely recognized as a creative leader in and outside higher education.


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  • Zach Allen

    Director of Web Communications

    Web

    Zach Allen

    Director of Web Communications

    With a diverse background in web strategy, ecommerce, project management, and account management, Zach has been helping clients find success online for years. Great at evaluating client needs and establishing project direction, Zach manages the web team and ensures that projects are executed according to the client’s (and the University’s) high standards. He lives to help every client tell a better story. A proud Mendoza graduate and a native of the California mountains, he loves getting outdoors with his wife and sons.

    Web Team

  • Jonathan Arp

    Web Application Development Specialist

    Web

    Jonathan Arp

    Web Application Development Specialist

    Jonathan has been working as a web developer in higher ed since 2001. He joined the Notre Dame community in 2004 when he was hired as a programmer for the OIT. He is also an adjunct instructor for the Mendoza College of Business where he teaches IT Management students how to build web applications.

    When he is not at work, he enjoys playing Minecraft, biking with his son and cheering on his and his daughter’s favorite soccer team, Arsenal, as they challenge for the English Premiere League title. Come on you Gunners.

    Web Team

  • Amy Bladow

    Senior Project Specialist

    Print

    Amy Bladow

    Senior Project Specialist

    Amy splits her time ogling over new papers for printing and playing traffic cop for project work and deadlines. She is the print team Senior Project Specialist, handling both project management and production management. Amy came from the printing industry, working locally with several organizations, which led to her current position at the University. She’s a native of the Cheddar land, also referred to as God’s country (she may be a bit biased), where she studied design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Although many have tried to convert her, she will always be a Badger.

    Print Team

  • Ava Bytner

    Staff Accountant

    Client Services

    Ava Bytner

    Staff Accountant

    Ava came to Marketing Communications in 2003. Previous experience includes 22 years with the following Notre Dame departments: Ticket Office, Sports Information, Sports Marketing, Hammes Bookstore, and Photography & Television. Her responsibilities include coordinating and tracking the accounting functions of Marketing Communications, which includes the processing of the department accounts payable and receivable.

    Client Services Team

  • Matt Cashore

    Senior University Photographer

    Multimedia

    Matt Cashore

    Senior University Photographer

    Matt took up photography in high school, and after graduating from Notre Dame, worked as a newspaper photographer and a local television cameraman. He has contributed extensively to Notre Dame Magazine and has had his sports photos published in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, and ESPN The Magazine. A fun fact: He wanted to be an Air Force pilot as a kid, but his vision was not good enough. Ironically, his bad eyes seem to shoot beautiful pictures.

    Multimedia Team

  • Elissa Chudzicki

    Senior Graphic Designer

    Print

    Elissa Chudzicki

    Senior Graphic Designer

    Elissa (that’s with a long “E”—and may explain why we call her E) came to Notre Dame in 2011 after working with Asher Agency and RHB/The Agency. It is at RHB that she gained her passion for higher ed and served universities and colleges all over the country. She has been in the arts since a child, but her passion truly began in high school and then continued at the Herron School of Art and Design where she earned her BFA. She considers herself a garage sale junkie and has a slight obsession with finding deals. So you may find her at a local garage sale looking for something to spray paint. Elissa is the proud mother of three young girls, the youngest of which are twins.

    Print Team

  • Erin Clark

    Account Manager

    Client Services

    Erin Clark

    Account Manager

    Erin is the account manager for the MarComm Print and Video teams. Prior to working at Notre Dame she worked for JohnsonRauhoff and Walsworth Print Group, covering areas from account management to estimating. Erin is a graduate from Valparaiso University, but has cheered for Notre Dame sports since she was a kid. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, which is convenient because Erin really loves to eat! 

    Client Services Team

  • Zach Dudka

    Producer / Videographer / Editor

    Multimedia

    Zach Dudka

    Producer / Videographer / Editor

    A native of South Bend, Zach previously served the University as a supervising producer at FIM where he filmed, produced, and edited the Inside Notre Dame Football and Inside Notre Dame Basketball TV shows among other responsibilities. Prior to coming to Notre Dame in 2016, he worked for the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams where he produced features for use on their website and the teams’ television programs, Rams Nation and Rams 360. His work on Rams 360 resulted in an Emmy Award in 2014. 

    Multimedia Team

  • Tony Fuller

    Senior Producer / Videographer / Editor

    Multimedia

    Tony Fuller

    Senior Producer / Videographer / Editor

    Tony, an AP and Emmy Award-winning videographer/editor, has been behind a camera or edit deck since graduating college. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he worked for Indianapolis and South Bend television stations, where he covered events with Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter. He was also behind the camera for interviews with Peyton Manning and Dr. Phil. He can tell you a few stories. A fun fact: Tony’s an accomplished drummer, as well as an avid fan of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, and, of course, Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish football team.

    Multimedia Team

  • Aaron Greene

    Web Designer

    Web

    Aaron Greene

    Web Designer

    As a full-stack web developer with experience working for multiple Michiana agencies, Aaron brings an impressive design and programming knowledge to the MarComm Web Team. His passion for art and problem-solving is what led him to pursue a BA in graphic design at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne. When he isn’t pushing pixels, Aaron enjoys participating in local art fairs, showcasing his work in freehand illustration and spending time with his unusually large family.

    Web Team

  • Beth Grisoli

    Producer and Director of Multimedia Services

    Multimedia

    Beth Grisoli

    Producer and Director of Multimedia Services

    Beth is a Double Domer with experience in both the University’s communications and public relations departments. She has worked as a producer on various TV programs that have taken her around the United States and to Rome, as well as hosting several shows in New Orleans. One of her favorite parts of producing video at Notre Dame is meeting the faculty, who have taught her about everything from anthropology to zebrafish. The youngest of 10 kids, she completely understands a client’s desire to feel unique. A fun fact: She can still hula hoop with the best, most recently winning a beach contest on vacation in South Carolina.

    Multimedia Team

  • Rachel Hughes-Gehring

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    Rachel Hughes-Gehring

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    Rachel is the senior administrative assistant for Marketing Communications. She assists MarComm leadership and staff accountant, and fields questions from clients and many others. She has her hands in a variety of tasks and likes to refer to herself as the Grace 5 ship's cruise manager.

    Rachel is a graduate of Ball State University and a native of the South Bend area. She enjoys painting, gardening, and spending time with her husband, numerous rescued cats, and her dog Bella.

    Team

  • Barbara Johnston

    University Photographer

    Multimedia

    Barbara Johnston

    University Photographer

    Barbara Johnston is currently a University photographer at Notre Dame. She worked as a staff photographer for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1989 to 2008. She has covered local, national, and international assignments, including the 2006 Winter Olympics, Kentucky Derby, two Triple Crown Belmont Stakes, and the 2008 and 2009 World Series. Her work has appeared in major publications. including The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN The Magazine.

    Multimedia Team

  • Print

    Brittany Kaufman

    Editor

    Brittany has been wielding a red pen since 2006, and participated in her first spell bowl in the ’90s. Just don’t ask her to spell flibbertigibbet. After graduating with a degree in linguistics from Purdue University, she spent time in journalism, media relations and magazines before joining MarComm in 2018. Though she is well versed in multiple style guides, she will always have a soft spot for AP.

    Print Team

  • Tim Legge

    Director of Print

    Print

    Tim Legge

    Director of Print

    Big on details and keen on brand, Tim walks the line on high standards for the creative work we do for our varied partner clients. Tim says that what makes his role so enjoyable is having such a talented and dedicated team to lead. Going the extra mile is a source of pride, as well as a way of living—with passion, purpose, and a commitment to excellence. For Notre Dame, nothing less will do.

    Print Team

  • Shawn Maust

    Web Developer

    Web

    Shawn Maust

    Web Developer

    Born and raised in Michiana, Shawn is a versatile web developer who has been building websites since the late ’90s. He loves to learn and welcomes the challenge of staying current in the ever-evolving world of web development. When not on the job, Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, taking long walks, and reading old books.

    Web Team

  • Nevin McElwrath

    Web Designer

    Web

    Nevin McElwrath

    Web Designer

    Intrigued with the balance of form and function, Nevin began working with the web in the late ’90s as the medium emerged as a creative and functional space. Professionally, he has been working with various digital media since 2002 when he graduated from Illinois Institute of Art with a degree in multimedia production. During the span of his career he’s had experience running his own business specializing in design for web, video, and print, as well as working with several agencies in Michiana.

    He enjoys playing tennis, woodworking, landscaping, and spending quality time with his wife, three boys, and two dogs.

    Web Team

  • Daniel Miller

    Web Support Developer

    Web

    Daniel Miller

    Web Support Developer

    With a background in print and web design and development, Daniel has been helping people communicate since the late ’90s. As the web support developer, he works with the users of the 600-plus Conductor sites, troubleshooting, training, and helping them maintain and continually improve their websites. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and exploring Michiana roads on two wheels. He once watched the Super Bowl live on a Monday morning.

    Web Team

  • Erik Runyon

    Technical Director

    Web

    Erik Runyon

    Technical Director

    Erik has been developing websites for fun and profit since 1995, and joined the University in 2007. Known throughout higher ed as a pioneer for mobile and Responsive Web Design (RWD), he presents at multiple conferences, both higher ed and industry-wide.

    Web Team

  • Cidni Sanders

    Executive Director, Marketing Communications and Strategic Initiatives

    Cidni Sanders

    Executive Director, Marketing Communications and Strategic Initiatives

    In her youth, Cidni spent her summers taking long road trips from Arkansas to South Bend for fun and relaxing times with her extended family members. As an adult, she spends her workdays making the short commute from Michigan to South Bend for fun and rewarding times with her talented MarComm colleagues.

    Cidni’s role includes overseeing MarComm long-range planning, and talent management as well as managing the OPAC Strategic Plan, representing OPAC on University committees and providing marketing/communications consultation and support to University-wide projects. She enjoys working with the administrative, multimedia, print and web teams within MarComm as they develop strategies to engage the Notre Dame community and advance the University’s reputation.

    Prior to working in MarComm, Cidni worked with MarComm on a variety of campus initiatives as the program director of Internal Communications within OPAC where she was responsible for shaping and leading communications efforts impacting Notre Dame staff, faculty and students.

    Cidni previously worked in leadership and internal communications at Whirlpool Corporation in Benton Harbor, Mich., as a copy editor at the Detroit Free Press, as a government and police reporter at C&G Publishing in Warren, Mich., and as a sports reporter and copy editor at the Pine Bluff (AR) Commercial.

    Give her a call or send an email if you want to learn more about what MarComm can do for you. She may also share unsolicited opinions on which major home appliances to buy, the Oxford/serial comma, or the best way to keep the scorebook at your next baseball or softball game.

    Team

  • Brittney Searles

    Graphic Designer

    Print

    Brittney Searles

    Graphic Designer

    Growing up with a passion for drawing and doodling, Brittney knew at a young age that she wanted to pursue a creative career. After high school, she continued her education at Kendall College of Art and Design, earning a BFA in graphic design. Although she spends most of her time at the computer, she also works with her hands, practicing with hand lettering and printmaking. In her spare time she is a lake girl and loves spending time outdoors kayaking and fishing.

    Print Team

  • John Slott

    Content Strategist

    Web

    John Slott

    Content Strategist

    John enjoys solving problems and crossing things off of his to-do list. Since joining Notre Dame in 2013, John has focused on project management, building productive relationships, communications, digital media, training, and support. As the content strategist for Marketing Communications, he helps organize and structure digital content, leads cross-functional teams, and prepares clients to design, maintain, and continually improve their websites.

    Web Team

  • Stephanie Tatay-Myers

    Associate Web Director

    Web

    Stephanie Tatay-Myers

    Associate Web Director

    Stephanie is the associate director for the MarComm Web Team. She started working in the MarComm department as the traffic manager for both the print team and web team prior to her current role. Stephanie is a graduate of Indiana University and a native of the South Bend area. Her degree is in broadcast journalism, which led her into the roles of promotions director, account executive, and operations manager for radio stations in the South Bend, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Bloomington, and Indianapolis areas prior to coming to work for the University of Notre Dame.

    Web Team

  • Belinda Thompson

    Associate Managing Director

    Client Services

    Belinda Thompson

    Associate Managing Director

    Belinda has range – since 2003 she has served in four departments and seven vastly different roles at Notre Dame, but she’s also been a nanny, has an MBA, sold season tickets for one professional baseball team and worked in promotions for another, and is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified. As a project manager with a focus on strategy, she lives for details, lists, and timelines. These traits serve her well in MarComm. She loves working with various departments on campus to pull off large university initiatives with the help of our talented creative teams. In her free time, she is working on visiting every major league ballpark with her son and husband.

    Client Services Team

  • Scott Tingwald

    Managing Director, Marketing Communications

    Client Services

    Scott Tingwald

    Managing Director, Marketing Communications

    Scott oversees the MarComm department in their efforts to provide strategic and tactical web, video, photographic, and print services for University clients. Working closely with Notre Dame’s roster of communications professionals and creative service teams, he helps steward the University’s brand and reputation. In addition, Scott leads the account management group within MarComm.

    Client Services Team

  • Michael Wiens

    Multimedia Services Coordinator

    Multimedia

    Michael Wiens

    Multimedia Services Coordinator

    A native Canadian, Michael recently became a US citizen. He has worked in the field of television production since graduating from college. He’s a jack of all production trades including shooting, editing, audio, graphics, and PhotoShop. Most importantly, he manages our production schedule so while we are all running around, he makes sure we’re going in the right direction. 

    Multimedia Team

  • Justin Zimmerman

    Senior Graphic Designer

    Print

    Justin Zimmerman

    Senior Graphic Designer

    Justin doesn’t need much in life. He’s a simple man. He only needs his work, family, and sports. When he’s not on campus fixating over every pixel of a design project, he’s probably at home watching his 130-pound cowardly dog run away from squirrels. The simplicity of his life is why he can stay dedicated to such a talented team of creatives at the University of Notre Dame Marketing Communications group.

    Print Team