We’re seasoned professionals with creative imaginations, killer tech skills, and more ideas than we know what to do with!
We are typically pretty modest folks at Imbue Creative; but when it comes to our combined expertise in marketing, advertising, web design and development, branding, social media, print, graphic design, healthcare marketing, medical communications, marketing strategy, marketing plans, and public relations, we’re not shy about telling you that we’re darn good at what we do. Meet Team Imbue:
Michael Piperno: Principal, Creative Director
Michael has over 20 years of print design, branding, art direction, digital and social media, search engine optimization, and website design and development experience. His background spans a variety of industries including financial services, education, healthcare, and hospitality. Prior to founding Imbue Creative, he developed marketing and communication programs for Penn Mutual and BNY Mellon focusing on design, copywriting, project management, and marketing strategy. His background also includes leading the creative team at Advanced Clinical Communications, a medical communications agency in Lambertville, NJ, and teaching positions at Montclair State University and Wayne Valley High School. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Montclair State University. His design work has been recognized by the Global Awards for Healthcare Communications; Medical, Marketing & Media (MM&M) awards; and The Communicator Awards. In his spare time, you can find him researching on his iPad, upsetting the household by rewiring the home network to get the best speed, or at an amusement park riding the highest and fastest roller coaster he can find.
Joe Kubiak: Principal, General Manager
Joe has over 30 years of marketing, product management, and finance experience, with specific expertise in the financial services industry. At Imbue Creative, he manages day-to-day operations, administration, and finance; he also leads our financial services marketing division and is our resident search engine optimization (SEO) guru. Prior to joining Imbue, Joe was responsible for the overall management and development for several cash management products at Citigroup. He began his career in NJ government before moving to BNY Mellon where he worked in marketing and finance. Other assignments include positions at GE Capital, Ford Financial Services, and various community banking organizations. Joe is a Certified Treasury Professional and holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and an MBA from Temple University. Joe’s passion is abstract art, and he spends his leisure time painting, visiting art museums, and attending cultural events. He also has one of the most organized iTunes music databases in existence, featuring song and album titles compliant with the capitalization guidelines set out in The Chicago Manual of Style and authentic cover art dating back several decades.
Wendy Stasolla: Designer, Project Manager
Wendy’s graphic design, illustration, and print production experience spans a variety of industries including retail, direct mail, real estate, education, non-profit, medical communications, and financial services. Her background includes layout, photo shoots, and spot illustrations for Macy’s advertising; creating marketing campaigns for a home inspection company; and designing kiddie pool patterns for Coleco Toy Company. Prior to joining Imbue, Wendy designed and managed direct mail campaigns at a fundraising firm serving clients such as the ACLU, Habitat for Humanity, and the Sierra Club. Wendy holds a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University. When this mom of four has a few spare minutes, she can be found oil painting in her home studio, volunteering with her girl scout troop, or reading a good book.
Mark Yearick: Copywriter
Mark is a versatile copywriter who transforms brand and company vision into verse. Focused on achieving project objectives, he gathers intelligence and elicits valuable input from key thought leaders to craft effective multichannel messaging. An SEO-savvy digital content expert, Mark thrives on generating response and results with the written word. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas. When not at the keyboard, you may find him out hiking, scuba diving, or strolling through sculpture gardens.
Julie Levinson: Presentation Designer
Julie’s presentation and print design experience spans a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, medical, legal, higher education, non-profit, medical communications, and financial services. She has worked on solutions for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Aetna Insurance, Esquire Deposition Services, Magna Legal Services, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University, The Cerebral Palsy Center of Middlesex County and more. Julie holds a BA in graphic design from Kean University and an MA in corporate and public communications from Seton Hall University.
The Studio @ Imbue
Imbue Creative’s extended team is comprised of some of the area’s best talent, including print designers and illustrators, presentation specialists, copywriters, PR specialists, and web designers & developers. Go Team!
Photos by Christian Giannelli Photography.