Rick and Francesca Weber are partners in their successful graphic and event design business,
What's the Occasion, based in Oceanport, NJ. They create custom invitations, logos, and decor for events,
consumers and retailers.
Rick Weber brings more than 30 years in creative and graphic design to their business. A graduate of Pratt University, he spent nearly 20 years as the
executive art director at Penguin-Putnam Publishing, working with the international book publisher's advertising and marketing departments on concept and
design for all print advertising campaigns. He also maintained a successful freelance career staging retail windows, building store displays and designing
CD and book jackets. In addition to his graphic design work, he has started a furniture design business, sketching and building custom pieces of
Francesca Weber brings nearly 20 years of marketing, sales and creative design background to their business. She has been drawing since a little girl,
and finally put these designs to print when they started their first line of stationery and notecards. These drawings are now her signature and are
printed on stickers, notepads, invitations and more. Prior to starting their business, Francesca worked in sales and marketing for Cahners Publishing and
The two feel that book illustration is a natural progression of their past work in publishing and their creative design work at What's the Occasion. The
Webers reside in Oceanport, NJ with their two children.
When Anthony Torre and Steve Bailey created Spitball their mission was simple - think of ideas that smack people right in the back of the head. Our name harkens back to the days of thinking without borders. As a child, you said whatever came to mind and those were usually the most genuine and creative thoughts. That is what we look to capture.
We used this same thinking for the brand identity and development of Skippin' Stones - not only as a publisher but also looking ahead to longer term plans and growth. The name itself was just too much fun to create anything corporate or blah. After presenting multiple looks and feels, we all felt that the current final logo was the clear winner.
When building out the online experience for Monique, we wanted to be true to the fun and chic styles created in the book. That same thematic is carried through a very simple yet approachable interface which welcomes a new audience to Monique and her fashionable world.
Our team of sharpshooters welcome the chance to spread smart and creative thinking to new brands every day. We invite you to visit us at http://spit-ball.com or join us on Facebook.