Culture

Life Behind The Lens

Here at Straub you get the A team! We work, solve problems, create, and have success together. While we sometimes laugh that we are the “island of misfit toys”, we bring our unique talent sets together to do great things. We are successful together and damn proud of it!

Founding vision

Many of our clients have been with us for over 10 years, and we revel in our relationships with our long-term clients, the shared visual and verbal vernacular that we have created, developed and grown together. That said, like any new relationship that piques our interest, we get excited when we have the opportunity to work with a new client and strive to get it right, right out of the gate.

Have we misread and misinterpreted in the past? Heck yes. But I can honestly say that we are pretty dang good, even on our first dance. We have been pleasing clients for a long time and these days, it is mostly been a game of fine-tuning. Something’s off? Let us fix that. Feedback fuels us to work harder, listen more acutely and, as they say in gymnastics, really punch the mat on the next round.

With both with my staff and my clients, I like to work with folks who are rooted in practicality yet know the value of a flight of fancy, where it can take you and your audience. My team can go completely by your book, or experiment (well, we always experiment a bit…) and offer up a variety of interpretations of your images as you’ve stated (or we suspect) that you might want. My team is assembled of practical creatives with their feet on the ground and your goals as their own.

Kind regards,

David Straub

David Straub

David Straub

Founder-Optimist

Doing what I love is the key to my happiness.

Russell Weyant

Russell Weyant

Director of Operations - Technology

Carlene Ingerly

Carlene Ingerly

Director of Operations - Studio Oversight

Be considerate, be grateful and do good things!

Yan Lau

Yan Lau

Business Development Manager (Asia Pacific)

Katie Corbett

Katie Corbett

Relationship Enthusiast

Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth Russell

Studio Manager - Portland

Glory Ryan

Glory Ryan

Photographer

Candy Chung

Candy Chung

Stylist

Robert Tran

Robert Tran

Studio Manager - Hong Kong

Matt White

Matt White

Archiving Director

Katie Barton

Katie Barton

Lead Stylist

Albert Li

Albert Li

Photographer

Will Amend

Will Amend

Stylist

Mark Naradowski

Mark Naradowski

Studio Manager - Spartanburg

Kirk Ohly

Kirk Ohly

Relationship Enthusiast