Forged on the principle that the same persuasive techniques used in marketing and advertising can, and should be used to advance the greater good.

Scott Starrett

Co-founder and Creative Director

As Tandem’s Co-founder and Principal, Scott’s expertise lies in a multitude of design disciplines including user experience/user interface design, brand & identity development, and content strategy, and is coupled with his skills in web development and strategic communications. Scott has worked with corporate, non-profit, and political clients including Sierra Club, Bernie Sanders, Planned Parenthood, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Scott’s work has been acquired by the Library of Congress, The Poster House, and The Henry Ford Museum.

Shaun Gillen


Tandem’s Co-founder and Principal, Shaun, brings a deeply considered multi-media approach and passion for environmentalism to his design strategies. Before starting Tandem, he worked with Fund for the Public Interest’s internal marketing team. Clients include WLD Foundation, Organizing Corps 2020, and Middle Church.

Maria Arenas

Senior Designer

Tandem’s senior designer. Maria’s talents have shaped many of the firm’s most notable projects. Employing her punctilious and research-driven approach, she has taken the lead on many seminal projects including work for the DNC, Planned Parenthood, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Maria’s work on the AOC campaign has won her a number of accolades including acquisitions at The Poster House Museum.

Caitlin Sullivan

Project Manager

Previous to working at Tandem, Caitlin used her management, research, and production skills on a wide range of design projects from brand strategy and social campaigns to interactive exhibition design. Her clients include top national and international furniture and materials companies such as Herman Miller, Flos, and Shaw Floors. Other experience includes work for the New York City Department of City Planning and partnership with the nonprofit Trees New York.

Shelby Rashap

Junior Designer

Shelby’s specialization in Communication Design lends itself to many types of work at Tandem including animation, branding, web design, and graphics. As a part of our team, she has worked on projects including the Ocasio-Cortez 2020 campaign, Creative Startups, and Organizing Corps 2020. Previously, Shelby designed collateral for organizations including Health Care Voter, March for Our Lives, and the ACLU.

What we do
We consult, research, strategize, ideate, design, produce, and solve problems.

What we make
We make brands, campaigns, websites, logos, brand voices, messaging, and videos.

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