The owner and president of Visionworks Marketing Group started the business in 1995 and has been a leading force in central Missouri’s advertising industry ever since. Lili is a rabid animal lover (especially dogs) and passionate about the arts – Visionworks’ south Columbia office houses quite a collection! Her leadership permeates every aspect of our work.
Every project we tackle has Melissa’s fingerprints on it, as her breadth of experience in creative design, business consultation and marketing make her invaluable to Visionworks’ efforts. Not to mention she makes the coffee each morning (multiple times). Her unique flare and endless energy keep us on point, while her attention to detail keeps us on time and under budget.
Our resident graphic design ace discovered his talents at an early age and was already doing freelance work as a high school student in Geneva, Illinois. Charlie has a sharp eye for detail and has designed beautiful work, from custom video-game covers and brochures to website logos and business cards. Check out our Portfolio to see more of his award-winning work.
When it comes to consulting, nothing is more valuable than first-hand experience. John has it in spades, having developed and managed his own successful businesses. He specializes in brand strategy, development, sales and all facets of the construction industry.
Some people were born with a destination pre-wired into their soul; John Duncan knew from an early age that his calling was radio. As a young boy in Kansas City, Duncan would obsess over this wonderful medium. By the time he was a teenager, he was spinning records at radio stations. Decades later, he's an instrumental part of the Visionworks audio/visual team, lending his voice talents and nuanced ear to many of the TV and radio spots we produce in house. Locally, his industry expertise is unmatched.
A recent business graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Alexandra brings nearly two years of project management experience to the team. Alexandra helps ensure projects are completed on time and works closely with co-workers and clients to achieve results. She also assists with writing digital content and managing client social media platforms.
A Minnesota native, Eric’s been dead-set on being a writer for as long as he can remember. From news articles to music reviews to short stories and print advertisements — he’s dipped his foot into just about every literary outlet there is. When he’s not helping Visionworks with writing digital copy and overseeing Google AdWords budgets, he’s finishing up his Strategic Communication degree at the Missouri School of Journalism.
A current senior at the Missouri School of Journalism, Katherine “Kackie” Sitton is a dedicated people-person. She thrives in challenges where she gets to use her public relations and account management skills, which is perfect for her role as Communications Intern. Kackie helps the team with social media management, web maintenance for client blogs and websites, and assists with creative writing efforts.