Meet the team
At Creative Circle, we have a core team of staffers and consultants who have worked on many of our projects, and then a broad group of contractors and freelancers who are experts in specific areas – from type design and photo coaches to server configuration and SEO – who we can call in for specific tasks. The folks below are members of our core team.
Bill Ostendorf
Bill Ostendorf is president and founder of Creative Circle Media Consulting, a network of talent he has been building for more than 20 years.
Sean Finch
Sean leads the sales efforts for our software products and is involved in product development and sales of our other services – from outsourcing to print redesigns. He also provides web sales …
Lynn Rognsvoog
Lynn Rognsvoog has worked in the newspaper and magazine publishing industry for more than 30 years, and has experience in print and web design, art direction, design coaching, word and picture …
Tim Benson
Tim is a tech guy specializing print media. Active in the industry since 1999, he is a jack of all trades with an equal footing in programming, server administration, and hardware. With roots in both …
Denise Bass
Denise handles a wide range of projects, from producing print products to designing web sites. She does some programming and web site modifications as well as coaching clients on photo …
Darryl Greenlee
A native Rhode Islander, Darryl has always been pulled between his creative and analytical sides. He attended the University of Rhode Island intending to graduate with a degree in chemical …
Adam Crownoble
Adam is leading the charge of developing our newsroomQ platform, which is built in Ruby on Rails. Adam is a veteran, full-stack software developer who's been working in the field for more than 15 …
Carolyn Flynn
Carolyn Flynn is a journalist, media consultant, newspaper designer and author of literary fiction and nonfiction based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She serves as our writing coach and marketing manager.
Kevin Dilley
Kevin Dilley, who lives near Kent, Ohio, is a 20+-year newspaper veteran with varied writing, design, editing, photojournalism, management and teaching experience. Kevin has been working with Creative Circle since 2000 and joined the group full time in 2001. Kevin came to Creative Circle after a two-year stint at The Providence Journal where he was a photo editor, assignment editor and designer.
Curt Chandler
Curt is a senior lecturer in the College of Communications at Penn State University where he teaches multimedia reporting. He earned a BSJ in newspaper writing from Northwestern University, but spent most of his career working as a visual journalist and manager.
Ellen J. Meany
Ellen J. Meany is the creative director for Isthmus — Madison, Wisconsin’s alternative weekly newspaper — where she oversees art direction, design and and production for all editorial and advertising content. Her Isthmus work has been recognized with awards from the Milwaukee Press Club and American Advertising Federation.
Jennifer Boucher Albers
Jennifer Boucher Albers, a native New Englander, has been working in the newspaper industry for 16 years. In that time she has held the roles of reporter, copy editor, designer and picture editor. She has particular interest in sports coverage, multimedia and alternative/niche publications, and often brings a younger, slightly unconventional sensibility to the mix.
Deborah Withey
Deborah is Deputy Managing Editor/Presentation of the The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Virginia. Before joining the Pilot in June 2004, Deborah was Design Consultant for Knight …
Kristen Powell
Kristen Powell has more than 16 years of newspaper experience as an editor, designer and art director. She brings a reader-focused approach to design, using images, text and graphics to create pages that offer depth and context for heavy readers and rewarding scannability for light and occasional readers.
Charlotte
On Feline Fridays, Charlotte - the Ostendorf's kitten – joins our team. She tries to be helpful, cleaning off our desks by pushing things onto the floor and entertaining us with her exploits.
Think you have what it takes to join our team?
At Creative Circle Media Solutions we're always looking for the best talent in the industry. If you think you have what it takes to be on our team, send us a copy of your resume, salary requirements …

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