Behind the wheel is a team of the industry's finest creative mechanics and advertising gurus. Baker One has brought home a truck-load of awards for design and creative direction.
Perfecting our creative mechanics in a diverse variety of industries, Baker One has acquired a reputation for high-end creativity that not only captures attention, but delivers a well-positioned message to the masses.
Baker One Design founder Adam Steward openly admits he has OCD tendencies, but in a good way. It's the compulsion for perfection that has driven his success throughout the years, first graduating with honors from the Art Institute of Houston to working as lead designer and senior art director for several Houston-area agencies before starting Baker One Design in 2007 and bringing home a truck load of advertising awards. His quest to do it right is reflected in the people he hires (including wife Kristi, a topnotch marketer) to the finely detailed work that bears the Baker One stamp. Out of the office, Adam is an avid sportsman, and particularly enjoys fishing and hunting. (Yes, the trophies hanging on his office walls are his he'll be glad to sit down and tell you about them.) Adam also is a devoted family man and can spend even more time telling you about how he and Kristi met and about raising his two sons, their artistic and athletic oldest son Kaden and their youngest son, appropriately named Hunter.
You know the kids in school who would ruin the curve? That's Kristi Steward. This over-achiever doesn't believe in giving just 100 percent. She's not doing her job until she's giving 125 percent, whether it's at work, at one of her numerous volunteering roles or at home with the three loves of her life, Hunter, Kaden and Adam (yes, that Adam). Kristi is a lifelong Houstonian, leaving just long enough to get a degree in marketing from Baylor University. She has worked as an account executive, account supervisor and vice president for several big-name ad agencies in town and most recently helped Woodforest earn its place as one of the area's top-selling master-planned communities (as well as earn herself the coveted "Marketing Director of the Year" award from the Greater Houston Builder's Association!). She brings incredible skill, insight and creativity to Baker One Design, as well as a long list of industry awards. When not in the office or at home sending late night texts and emails to clients and colleagues, Kristi enjoys cooking, dancing, traveling, but most of all….spending time with family.
Judas Kesterson loves to climb to breathtaking heights, either during his free time or while creating jaw-dropping work at Baker One Design. The multi-talented Judas has more than 20 years of marketing and advertising experience, taking a lead role in creative direction, integrated marketing communications and design for companies ranging from Fortune 500 clients to a multitude of national, regional, and local business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and retail clientele, developing their unique objectives through creative strategy. When not producing extraordinary marketing pieces, Judas can often be found climbing the face of a mountain, jumping out of an airplane or exploring the deep ocean blue. In short, Judas is an extreme kind of guy – and extremely good at everything he does.
George Gustin is an all-around good guy, and especially good at graphic design. He brings 20 years professional creative experience to Baker One, working previously as creative director, art director and senior graphic designer for various companies. He's even managed to pick up a few regional Addy Awards along the way, one with national attention, and a "Best of Texas" Lantern Award. His tremendous energy, sharp skills and exemplary focus are a boon to Baker One clients, and we are mighty proud to call him ours. When we let him out of the office, George enjoys an active lifestyle with his accomplished wife and children and caring for his numerous pets — two big dogs, two large snakes and his many fish in his home aquariums. He also loves to swim, play softball, tennis, volleyball and hit the gym.
Lover of wine, flowers and history, Courtney Jones also is a meticulous planner, which comes in quite handy in her job as a Baker One marketing manager. Courtney is one of the faces of Baker One, working directly with clients to ensure their needs are met on time and on target. An alum of Texas A&M University Gig 'em Aggies! (she made us put that in her bio) Courtney has a degree in horticulture with a floral design emphasis and a minor in business administration. Prior to joining Baker One in September 2013, she owned a floral design company. Courtney says she loves the fast pace of Baker One and working in such a creative atmosphere. She even gets to flex her own creative muscle on occasion, designing gift baskets and other items for clients.
Baker One "auditioned" graphic designer Hunter Massie as an intern for two summers before deciding to bring him on as a regular employee, which was pretty much as soon as we could right after he graduated from St. Edwards University with a degree in graphic design in 2014. Excited to work on a wide variety of projects, Hunter says he most likes watching his work evolve from the digital drawing board to physical piece. Hunter's creativity extends beyond graphic design, however. He is an avid woodworker and deconstructed a couch to build a signature table that now graces the Baker One lobby.
Billy Beucler once took a personality test that classified him as a "creative problem solver," which makes his role as lead web designer at Baker One Design a pretty darn good fit. Billy is the person that takes the elegant designs of Baker One graphic artists and the operational requests from our clients and creates striking and functional websites. And although Billy officially joined the Baker One team in September 2014, he actually has been the programming force behind our website projects for years, working previously as an independent contractor. A guy who really knows what he’s doing, Billy also has worked as an adjunct professor for Lone Star College, where he graduated magna cum laude (okay, maybe we’re bragging a bit). We keep Billy pretty busy, but when he does leave the office, he is usually hanging out with his fiancé, rough housing with the dog or staying busy with church activities.
Whether your marketing efforts need routine maintenance or a major overhaul, Baker One Design is your one-stop shop. Our creative team offers a full slate of services to fit your every need.
With a passion for "from the ground up" marketing and brand development – BOD will develop a comprehensive and complementary look and feel that solidly establishes the essence of your company and its product, making an indelible impression upon its audience. We believe that a timeless and memorable corporate identity is the only chance for a strong first impression and is what will have your clients coming back for more.
A vital tool of any marketing package today is an effective website. BOD will work with you to create an eye-catching website that gives a compelling description of your products and services. Baker One's website development team also includes a knowledgeable use of keywords and other techniques that facilitate favorable search engine results, as well as complete customer interactive capabilities.
Baker One Design will help develop billboard and outdoor signage with impact, as well as all of your collateral marketing pieces, including stationary components, brochures, promotional materials, direct mail and much more.
After a thorough company/product analysis, Baker One Design will build an effective marketing plan that coordinates all efforts into one targeted, comprehensive plan. And with innovation, style and flair, Baker One will put together a memorable advertising campaign that delivers. Whether the project is large or small, Baker One Design will work start-to-finish on quality control and client satisfaction. Not a "design-and-go" firm, Baker One Design is in for the long haul. "Our goal is to build a lasting relationship with our clients, celebrating their many achievements and successes for years to come."