Scott Markman

35 years of global experience in corporate design and brand development. Has lectured throughout China and US on branding. Featured in WSJ, Ad Age, ARD German TV, Chicago Tribune, China Daily USA, CNBC,, Industry Week, The Atlantic, WGN Radio, Xinhua (China’s press agency) and Yahoo! Finance. 


Jackie Short
Partner/Research Director

35 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research. Expert in all qual and quant methodologies. Served as Director of Corporate Research at Ameritech (AT&T). Worked in packaged goods, financial services, retail, utilities NFPs and the arts. Clients include Fiskars, Kraft, Life Fitness, Mrs. Field's, SUNY, Wells Fargo and many others.

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Mark McCleary
Strategy & Planning

30+ years of experience in senior marketing leadership roles. Brand management and C-suite experience with Nabisco, SC Johnson, Brunswick, Manpower and Direct Supply. Proven track record of top line growth across B2C and B2C categories and a range of business circumstances.


John Yang
Director of China Operations

Born in Jiangsu, China, John received his Bachelor's Degree in Shanghai and his MBA in Chicago. He has been with Monogram since 2007, moving back to Shanghai in 2013 to establish our Shanghai office.


Chip Balch
Creative Director

24 years of art direction and project management experience. As Monogram’s Creative Director, he develops brand identity systems, online/offline advertising, collateral and complex web sites. Monogram’s work has been cited for creative and strategic excellence 17 times since 2005. He has been with Monogram since 2000.


Sara Hill
Account Executive

Sara joined Monogram in 2015. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Iowa State in 2014.


The work is good when the people get along. We get along famously.

Beer O'Clock, Foosball Fridays and frequent ideation sessions are just part of the routine that builds team camaraderie and livens up the joint.

We don’t care where the ideas come from, as long as they’re great ones. So if you work here, be prepared to speak up (and not only in meetings).


Variety is the spice of life, and the zest of any good branding shop.

Amongst our gang you'll find comedians, geeks, transplants, dancers, fashionistas, athletes, designers-turned-writers and wunderkinds. 

We're an eclectic bunch (our interns alone have come from 5 countries and 9 states), with varying perspectives about what life has to offer. And we wouldn't have it any other way.