Our Collective

Sette was founded with the idea that a collective can be more dynamic than the traditional agency model.

Our company has the flexibility to custom build a team of experts that is optimally suited to each project we take on, so our clients get exactly what they need. No more, no less. Our approach allows us to execute projects efficiently, while also giving clients full transparency of the process at every step. But most importantly, building brands is what we’re great at. It’s our passion. Wherever you are in your brand story, Sette will help you write the next chapter.

   Our Team

Founder / Brand Builder / Yogi-in-training

Sara specializes in distilling ideas into results-driven creative strategy. Before founding Sette, Sara spent a decade leading integrated communication campaigns for clients such as IBM, Unilever, O-I Glass, and Go Daddy. Sara conceptualizes and orchestrates creative strategies that build brands and communicate their distinct stories on and offline. She also has an eye for exceptional talent, which the Sette roster is testament to.

Kait Sherman

Brand Strategist / Advice Giver / Potter

Over nearly a decade, Kait has created meaningful experiences for brands such as Microsoft, GM and RB. Kait is fueled by a passion for finding creative solutions to complex problems. Whatever project Kait is focused on, you can be sure that you will get expertise in execution and an inspired strategic vision for the brand.

Shayna Kulik

Creative Director / Trend Forecaster / Matchmaker

Shayna is a New York–based creative director, author and brand strategist who has worked with clients including Apple, Estée Lauder, and Fisher Price. Shayna is also the founder of Pattern Pulp Studio, a trend forecasting and design company dedicated to realizing emerging concepts in print and pattern. Her work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Design*Sponge, Elle Decor, and House Beautiful.

Sarah Nguyen

Designer / Art Director / Culture Seeker

Sarah is a designer and art director with an affinity for physical and digital interaction. Her work is inspired by the possibilities at the intersection of art, science and technology. She applies detailed craftsmanship and thoughtful ideas to design emotionally captivating experiences that tell a brand’s story in a language that is both authentic and unique. Her previous clients include IBM, Google, Nest, Seagate and Motorola.

Creative Director / Jewelry Designer / Mama

Kim is a Creative Director and writer with 12 years of experience building brands in industries ranging from fashion to technology, health and wellness to packaged goods, retail to non-profit, and more. She has led creative direction on large brands such as Canon, Dove, Rent The Runway and Jockey, while also helping small businesses and startups like Daily Harvest. Kim believes that when you're creative at heart, there are no limits to what you can dream up, build, solve, or make beautiful. No matter the challenge, she’ll find a thoughtful, creative solution.

Martha Kelley

Web Designer / Illustrator / Runner

Martha is a UX designer and illustrator with a background in fashion design. Since she was young, Martha has been creating art and tinkering with computers, and thrives in the places where the two intersect. Martha is passionate about creating beautiful designs that help improve visual and verbal communication.

Lily Piyathaisere

Designer / Art Director / Fiber & Ceramic Artist

Lily is a multi-disciplinary designer and art director who has worked in a wide range of industries from tech to beauty to the arts and everything in between. She specializes in brand development, identity, packaging and web design. Lily strives to help clients express their purpose and meaning through visual languages and experiences. Her clients include Apple, Google, Gap, Bath & Body Works, Sephora, Textile Arts Center and more.

Illustrator / Vlogger / Rock Climber

Jess Engle is an illustrator with a simple mission: to make beautiful work that makes people feel extraordinary. With eight years of experience in building brands, she brings a uniquely strategic point of view to illustration. All of her work is done by hand in colorful watercolor washes and pitch black India ink out of her studio in Austin, Texas.

Copywriter / Sandwich Aficionado / Bitters Bottler

With a degree in creative writing, Kaity stumbled her way into the bewitching universe of advertising, where wordplay is not just tolerated but encouraged. To any project, she brings what she loves best about storytelling: poetry in simple sentiments. Well, that and some pretty audacious puns.

Hillary Cutter

Producer / Connector / Karaoke Queen

Hillary is a seasoned Executive Producer of broadcast and digital media, an impassioned entertainment entrepreneur, and an industry leader in women’s diversity issues. Working for clients that run the gamut from startups to Fortune 500 companies, she’s garnered a reputation for providing personal attention and support to any project she produces.

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