SAN DIEGO – March 1, 2010 – Jacob Tyler Creative Group, one of San Diego’s leading brand communications firms, today announced that they have acquired Alonso Creative. This acquisition expands Jacob Tyler’s already impressive repertoire of core creative services, and strengthens the company’s ability to attract an international clientele.
Since 2007, Alonso Creative, headed by Jose Alonso, has provided successful branding and interactive experiences to a broad client base including North Carolina State University, Capital Bank, Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and the Better Business Bureau. The firm specialized in web design and development, emerging interactive technologies, branding and identity, print communications, and photography.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have Jose become a member of the Jacob Tyler team,” said Charlie Van Vechten, Partner and Print Creative Director at Jacob Tyler. “His passion for design coupled with a unique understanding of the relationship between interactive and traditional branding will be a huge asset to Jacob Tyler and our clients.” Les Kollegian, Founder and Interactive Creative Director at Jacob Tyler added, “Alonso Creative’s client base, design style, and brand/growth strategy objectives fell in perfect line with ours. We are invigorated by this accelerated growth and look forward to a very rewarding union.”
At Jacob Tyler, Alonso will take on the role of Associate Creative Director, supporting the firm with not only business development and operations, but also management of the creative team and leading all interactive projects. “I have long admired the work created by the Jacob Tyler team, and I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about joining forces,” said Alonso, “Our passion for our clients and the creative process is in perfect sync, which provides us all with greater opportunities for growth and success.”
Alonso began his career as an architectural designer, creative director, and founder of a graphic communications company in Mexico City, where he was raised and completed his education. With over 10 years of design experience and his architectural training, Jose offers clients a unique eye for precise design and craftsmanship. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Jose’s background has proven essential when working with international and domestic clients. Jose is very active in the creative community and is a member of AIGA, Chamber of Commerce Business Alliance, San Diego Marketing Professionals, and APA – San Diego.
Founded in 2000, Jacob Tyler Creative Group is a comprehensive, full-service brand communication agency made up of talented and experienced marketing, media, and software development professionals. Jacob Tyler specializes in printed collateral, web design and development, product design, and online marketing. The company is headed by Les Kollegian and Charlie Van Vechten, and has created campaigns for Lamkin Golf Grips, Hubbs-Sea World, Active Network, and Qualcomm. For more information about Jacob Tyler, including a full list of services, please visit jacobtyler.com
Les Kollegian, Partner/Interactive Creative Director
Phone: (619) 573-1061
1501 Front Street, Suite 107, San Diego, CA 92101