About Us

Flyleaf Creative provides innovative design, strategy, and technology solutions for leaders and innovators in the arts, culture, and social justice arenas. With more than 25 years experience, we’ve developed a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and the challenges facing complex nonprofit organizations with how they navigate multi-channel communications strategies. Our approach centers on a multi-disciplinary collaborative process which provides us first-hand experience in how these organizations meet and exceed the demands of their constituents. We pride ourselves on establishing those long-term relationships with a client list that speaks for itself and providing successful design solutions for every project we complete.

Services

Strategic Consultation

  • Brand & Digital Ad Campaigns
  • Membership Acquisitions
  • Content Strategy
  • Social Media Support & Consultation
  • Copywriting

Branding

  • Visual Identity
  • Branding Guidelines & Templates
  • Personas
  • Brand Audit

Design

  • Websites & Apps
  • Digital Campaigns
  • Fundraising & Event Collateral
  • Print Collateral
  • IA/US/UI Design
  • Season Brochure & Key Art
  • Environmental Signage

Technology

  • Front- & Back-End WordPress Development
  • SEO, SEM, Google Analytics
  • Facebook Ads Manager
  • Accessibility
  • Native App Design + Development

Project Management

  • Strategic Timelines
  • Staff Training
  • Vendor Supervision / Printing & Mailing Service Coordination
  • Information Organization
  • Communications Tools Coordination & Training
  • Web Maintenance & Support

Digital Awards

2019: Awarded two “Outstanding Achievement Awards” by the Interactive Media Awards in the category of Nonprofit for theracialimaginary.org and for archive.pen.org

2015: Awarded “Best in Class” by Interactive Media Awards in the category of Arts/Culture for pen-auction.org

2013: Awarded “Outstanding Achievement Award” by the Interactive Media Awards in the category of Advocacy for www.pen.org

2012: Awarded “Best in Class ” by the Interactive Media Awards in the category of Arts/Culture for www.artidea.org, a responsive mobile compatible Drupal website; also nominated for IMC’s “Top Ten Websites for 2012”

2009: www.towfoundation.org: Awarded the Wilmer Shield Rich Award in Excellence in Communications from the Council on Foundations

Anita Merk

President + Creative Director

Anita joined Flyleaf Creative in 1992 as co-principal and has been owner and creative director since 2009. Discerning, acute, and warm-hearted, Anita focuses on implementing creative strategies through marketing and development initiatives in all media environments in the performing arts and non-profit sector. Under her leadership, the firm has grown into a team of multi-disciplinary thinkers and makers committed to social good and cultural expansion.

Anita received her BFA with honors from FIT | Fashion Institute of Technology where she also frequently lectures. She has been an adjunct assistant professor at Pratt Institute since 1999, and is a founding partner of Beam Camp, a New Hampshire summer camp where youth acquire and refine problem-solving skills through creative education in the fine and manual arts. Anita is a Herzog Award finalist for her design of My Life in the Gulag, a hand-sewn, letterpress World War II memoir. She enjoys nerding-out by feeding her Game of Thrones addiction, and creating portmanteaus on the fly (or maybe she just hasn’t had her coffee yet).

Audrey Stanton

Visual Designer

Audrey is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer who hails from the Lone Star State. She holds an MFA in Design Entrepreneurship from the School of Visual Arts, and has four years’ experience across roles in design, communications, and strategy. Raised by two chemists, she approaches design as a science, and each project as a problem to be solved through questions, research, hypotheses, experiments, analyses, and solutions. When she’s not donning her design safety goggles, she can occasionally be found taking long walks through Greenwood Cemetery or whipping up some homemade salsa verde.

Ojus Doshi

Designer

A 2015 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Ojus joined the fly team in 2017. He has quickly become an invaluable member of our braintrust. His first forays into art and design began as a 4th grader when he established the totally legitimate design firm, Ojus Drawing Co. The firm won several industry awards from his mom, and specialized in greeting cards and comic book character drawings. After a brief 15-year hiatus that involved a biology degree from Brown University, an honors thesis in X-Ray Crystallography, and various research roles at a world-renowned biotech company, he returned to the firm in 2011. Ojus is interested in designing experiences and tools that weave digital, print, and spatial media. He’s a first-degree black belt (watch out!) and loves hip-hop and South Asian Folk dance.

Tim Falotico

Account / Project Manager

With a degree in Music Industry from the University of New Haven and experience in theatrical advertising, Tim brings to the team an unrelenting passion for culture and the arts. He attends the theatre for fun probably more than anyone should (in NYC, outside of the city…he even traveled to Finland for a show once!), and though he doesn’t want to brag…he DID win an iPad once in a theatre trivia game show, beating out dozens of industry colleagues and fellow self-identified theatre geeks! His other greatest accomplishments include managing the ad campaigns for roughly 6-8 shows per year for many of the past 10 years at SpotCo and becoming a go-to guide for cultural recommendations in NYC as well as London. A natural organizer and list-maker, Tim hopes to streamline and constantly improve the processes for project-managing, making everyone’s life a little easier.

Amanda Woloshyn

Senior Digital Project Manager

With almost 20 years of experience providing project management, creative direction, brand management, and strategic marketing in both agency and corporate environments. Amanda spent a decade leading Marketing and Communications for Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Inc in southern California, award winning and internationally recognized 22 acre hot springs spa and botanical garden destination that celebrated their sesquicentennial in 2010.

She manages team and client communications for digital projects, plays a key role with overall project and creative direction, and guides project requirements while keeping schedules and budgets on track.

Neil Scudder

Senior Developer

Neil is a veteran programmer with over 20 years experience working with web technology. His background reads like a Merle Haggard song, with early work in online casinos in the late 90s, online music management in the 2000s and most recently helping to build custom WordPress hosting infrastructure and API integrations between CMSes and third party services.

Steven Chang

Full-Stack Developer

Steven is a full-stack developer with 10+ years of experience working in the WordPress, CMS, and ecommerce platforms. He has extensive knowledge in the development of custom themes, plugins and API development in all sectors including health care, education and government.  Having worked with corporations of all sizes, internationally with Postmedia Network Inc., he understands the importance of security and the integrity of data. His efficiencies has allowed businesses to focus on customer acquisition and deliver a competitive advantage.

Steven Chang, Full-stack Developer