Rich Uphues -
Rich has 30+ years expertise in developing
and managing all aspects of advertising. He is responsible
for supervising creative and client services at Crome.
Prior to starting Crome, Rich was a partner and managed the creative
department at Schafer Condon Carter, an award-winning creative boutique in
Chicago working on high-profile brands such as Cat’s Pride, Azteca Tortillas,
Bertuccis Restaurants, McCain/Ore Ida, Herman Miller and Cole Taylor Bank.
He started his career back in 1985 as an
art director in the creative department of Grant Jacoby,
Chicago where he created and developed the new media services department
and integrated it with the creative team. His experience in developing national
campaigns evolved from Dubuque, Popsicle, Sears, Quaker, Dominos, Ameritech,
Aldi, Wilson Sporting Goods and Associates Financial Group.
CarX, Caterpillar, Clark Oil, Citibank, Cosi Restaurants, Chicago Fire Soccer, Culligan, Farmland, Flexco, Flameon HVAC, Gangler's Lodges, Home Direct USA, Jones Sausage, KFC, Lucid Realty, Man Financial, Marilyn Miglin, MotorCity Casino, Options Industry Council, OrgaNums Baby Food, Plainville Turkey, Rutherford Hill Winery, Schmaltz Deli, Schmacon Beef Bacon, Schwan's, ShipBikes.com, Spiegel, Taco Bell, TradeStation Securities, Turtle Wax
Chris Hayano -
Decisive group creative director and design practitioner with an extensive record of hands-on, successful brand, agency and departmental leadership. Relentlessly driven to inspire and cultivate unique, integrated branding, design, and promotional solutions for a diverse range of consumer product categories and services. Steward of continuity and adherence to brand standards across all consumer touch points. Skilled at developing and nurturing successful team, individual employee and vendor relationships. Highly deadline- and budget-oriented veteran team cheerleader and creative role model who leads by both direction and by example.
Grant/Jacoby, Inc. 1985-1989
Marilyn Miglin Co. 1989-1990
LOIS-EJL Chicago 1990-1999
eswStoryLab, LLC 2000-2014
POP Culture Design 2014-Present
Acura, Caterpillar, Disney Frozen Treats, Popsicle, Domino's Pizza, Dubuque Meats, Indian Summer Juices, Sears
Aurora Healthcare, Churches Chicken, Cosi Restaurants, St. John Providence Health System, Blue Chip Casino, ForSaleByOwner.com, Gangler's Lodges, Jack Carl Futures, KFC, Man Financial, MotorCity Casino, M&I Bank, NQLX Futures, Options Industry Council, Taco Bell, TradeStation Securities
have strategic relationships in media, research, creative and
production with dedicated partners who specialize in their fields
and offer superior resources.