Supervox began as a brand agency, serving clients ranging from restaurants and retail to technology, manufacturing and professional services. And as our clients grew, we did too, evolving into a full-service creative agency with a penchant for helping ambitious brands thrive in a complex and competitive marketplace.
Drawing on over 20 years of experience as both a designer and art director, Tim brings exceptional breadth and refinement to projects ranging from corporate identity systems, branding, websites and annual reports to print ads, apparel and environmental. He also brings quiet dignity to the creation of off-color billboards, offensive viral campaigns, and innuendo-laden kids’ menus. Tim has a strong background in restaurant marketing and branding, having created compelling, multifaceted identities for Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Buca di Beppo, Manny’s Steakhouse, Good Earth restaurants, Burger Jones, Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse, Salut Bar Américain, Libertine Bar & Restaurant, Stella’s Fish Café, Uptown Cafeteria and many others. Recent brand projects outside the restaurant realm include work for AVI Systems, Hallett Financial, Hellmuth & Johnson, Monroe Moxness Berg, NTY Concepts, Skylark Cleaners, Twist Design, UnitedHealth Group and Vaddio. Tim has won multiple design awards and his work has been featured numerous times in national publications including Communication Arts and Print magazine. A native Minnesotan, he is a graduate of the Arts Center College of Design in Pasadena, California
From award-winning advertising to hackle-raising fortune cookie messages, Supervox Agency co-founder Tim Alevizos has made his mark across the spectrum of marketing communication. A particular point of pride: seeing his restaurant concepting, branding and creative work come to life in a broad range of Twin Cities establishments including Buca di Beppo, Oceanaire Seafood Room, Chino Latino, Pittsburgh Blue, Stella’s Seafood Cafe, Salut Bar Americain, Burger Jones, and other Parasole Restaurant Holdings concepts. Tim also provides branding and creative services to restaurant and hospitality clients nationwide. His work has been recognized by AdFed, AIGA Minnesota, and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, and has been featured in numerous design industry publications. Perhaps Tim’s proudest achievement, however, has been seeing his work for Buca di Beppo featured not once, but twice in Tonight Show segments showcasing “inept” advertising. Before entering the creative sector, he worked as an editor at PBS in Washington, DC and studied communications and English at Northwestern University.
After spending his youth driving around in a van full of hair and amps, Matt now rocks the pixels as a web-shredding interactive specialist. He began his current “gig” at the now defunct interactive company, Bitstream Underground, later acquired by Gage Marketing, and went on to co-found Supervox – then called Intercom Agency – in 2007. Matt first earned recognition in the web world for his preternatural proficiency in Flash, but moved on even before the industry did – immersing himself in UX, site structure, and the emerging world of digital strategy. His signal strength: an ability to harness interactive technology to meet users where they live and browse, at their point of need. Today Matt oversees a broad range of interactive projects, ranging from multi-platform web design to highly specialized apps and digital tactics. A Minnesota native, Matt attended Harvard University, where he studied English and surprised himself by excelling in calculus.
You know those kids who always ask “Why?” Karen followed up with, “Are we really addressing the problem?”, “Who’s the audience?” and “What’s the ROI?” No surprise, then, that she ended up at Supervox as a VP and senior marketing strategist after amassing more than fifteen years of client and agency-side experience in industries ranging from CPG and retail to health care and hospitality. Indefatigable, curious and laser-focused, Karen uncovers each brand’s unique attributes, identifies opportunities, and all but weaponizes our clients’ strengths to propel them forward. Prior to joining Supervox, she held senior account and strategy positions at CBX, Yamamoto, BBDO and Martin Williams, formulating and executing multimillion-dollar integrated communication plans for some of America’s best-known brands. Things to know about Karen: She’s a farm kid from Western Minnesota. She captained the University of Minnesota’s cross-country team, and a decade-and-a-half later ran a marathon in 3:18 (see what we mean by indefatigable?). Karen studied marketing and advertising at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and is a mother of two.
Having spent more than half his life in the advertising world, Greg’s transformation into a human-marketing hybrid is now complete: He looks like a regular person, but he feeds off brand energy. A graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, Greg worked as an account manager at Colle+McVoy and later rose to the position of management supervisor at Gage Marketing, where he oversaw multi-pronged campaigns for clients ranging from UnitedHealth Group to Nestle and U.S. Bank. In 2008 he became Account Director at Supervox, where he works with clients to identify their marketing needs and develop thoughtful, effective solutions. He also makes sure projects are done on time, on budget and without compromise—no small task considering the number of jobs he handles at any given time. Once assured that client satisfaction has been achieved for another day, Greg goes home to polish his beastly 700-page novel – which, if you’re an agent or publisher, you’ll want to get your hands on right away.
When you love the arts as broadly as Casey, it can be hard to decide the precise capacity in which to channel your passion into a profession. Fresh out of high school, she gravitated to film editing, and then to photography, before identifying graphic design as a way to apply a range of creative skills to a specific goal.
“I like how design incorporates many of the skills I’ve cultivated, and is so usable and functional,” says Casey. “It’s art applied to real-life needs.”
After earning her design degree from the University of Minnesota, Casey first worked as a “surface designer,” embellishing print designs with custom embellishments like rhinestones and sequins for clients ranging from the NFL and NBA to high school dance and skate teams. From there, she went to work for Bellacor lighting as a digital designer, working on a wide array of marketing tactics from emails and web banners to catalogs that she art directed and photo styled.
Casey’s desire to deploy her talents to a wider range of brands brought her to Supervox, where her refined aesthetic, attention to detail, and strong brand sensibility get a full workout. We’re still figuring out how to take advantage of her rhinestoning skills, however.
Kareim studied business administration at St. Thomas University, with a focus on marketing management, but it wasn’t until he took his first digital marketing class that he glimpsed his future. “I’m fascinating by the intersection of computers and human behavior, where data and technology meet strategy and imagination,” he says. At Supervox, Kareim leverages his innate affinity for digital marketing with a keen focus on SEO, PPC, and the mechanisms that lead to engagement and conversion in a digitally dominated environment.
It’s no surprise that in his spare time Kareim is a voracious reader (fiction and, lately, philosophy) and a passionate traveler, because he spends a significant chunk of the workday absorbing information from across the web and converting it into actionable strategies to take our clients where they need to go.
An organizational dynamics enhancer who reports to Casey Wesselink, Pilsner interacts directly with staff, clients and UPS delivery people, creating a positive and sustainable workplace culture by catalyzing connectedness, fostering comradery, and optimizing…well, every single moment of our day. Augmenting his interest in popcorn and calf bones, Pilsner is also an avid swimmer and squeaky-toy enthusiast.