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HOW MUCH CREATIVE ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS EXPERIENCE DO THE PRINCIPALS OF gillINC HAVE TO OFFER?
 
Andy Attiliis has over 28 years experience as a creative director, designer, copywriter and illustrator. Before establishing Attiliis & Associates in 1982, he was creative director for Thomas Buffington & Associates, associate creative director for Henry J. Kaufman & Associates, creative director for Weitzman & Associates and art director for Earle Palmer Brown & Associates (all top ad agencies in the Washington, DC area).
 
Mary Gillen has over 20 years experience as a copywriter, graphics artist and Internet web page designer. Before establishing Jacobs/Gillen, Inc. in 1981, Mary worked for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) as the primary marketing copywriter for EDS' Washington, D.C. headquarters.
 
SPECIFICALLY, WHAT INTERNET DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT CREDENTIALS DO MARY GILLEN AND ANDY ATTILIIS BRING TO gillINC?
Mary has developed Beginners/Advanced HTML and Web Site Design courseware. She has taught over 3500 individuals how to create Web sites for organizations such as The World Bank and EEI Communications. She has also presented Internet-related seminars and workshops for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), American Society of Training & Development (ASTD), the National Association of Women in Hospitality (NAWH), and other organizations.
Mary's Web designs include: Allergy Supply, World Bank/AIJ, Jo's Candy Kitchen and Global Research & Information Services.
Andy created Home Page designs for the United States Department of Labor. He also created the front page illustrations for National Association of Security Dealer's(NASD) Intranet site. Creative Directions, a 75+ page presentation of his creative samples was Andy's first site. Other sites that he has designed include: Success Marketing Inc., The Manned Space Flight Site, AAA Biz.com, the AFL-CIO/FastTrack and IdeaSiteForBusiness.

 

Ad pros Mary Gillen and Andy Attiliis link their skills to breathe marketing success into Web site development.

gillINC. has been formed to create custom Web sites for individual businesses and to provide a marketing content site of particular interest to entrepeuners. Through gillINC., Andy Attiliis and Mary Gillen are able to effectively combine the resources of their respective backgrounds and talents to focus on this everevolving communications medium.

 

gillINC's partners have the proven experience to make Web sites work.

 
Mary Gillen has written promotional copy and designed marketing materials for Merrill Lynch, The City of Fairfax, The Allergy Supply Company, Software AG, Next Day Blinds, BIIS Corporation, Adroit Systems, Data Systems Hardware, Whitman-Walker Clinic, B'nai B'rith, The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), The American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), Research Publications, Technical Dynamics, Inc., MacNair Travel Management Inc., J&A Industries, Rapid Patent Service, Rock Creek Technologies, Houck & Associates, Delta International, Chemtech International and many more.

She also advises clients on Internet and World Wide Web marketing strategies. Mary writes, designs and produces Web sites for a diversity of businesses. Since April 1995, Mary has written and produced over 59 Web sites for organizations, including The World Bank, Idea Site for Business, The American Tort Reforrn Association (ATRA), Allergy Supply Company, Centurion Financial Ltd., Training Solutions, Quick Check, Railroad Equipment Logistics and Management (RRELM) and All-in-Chocolate Shoppe/Jo's Kandy Kitchen. Mary's "Idea Site for Business" wes chosen for inclusion in Microsoft's "America at Work" videocassette series (release date: February 1997) as a sample of quality design and marketing on the Web. "Idea Site for Business" was also featured in the L.A. Times and PC Novice Magazine as well as other international newspapers, magazines and Web sites as a Web resource that small business people should study and bookmark.

Mary holds a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts at North Dartmouth and is a candidate for a MFA degree in Creative Writing from George Mason University.

Andy Attiliis' proven areas of expertise are creative direction, art direction, design, illustration, web site development, copywriting and corporate identification. To help demonstrate this diverse range of experience, here are a few recent assignments: creative direction, re-design and illustration for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Making Waves magazine; creative consultation and design for the U.S. Department of Labor's Web site home page; an illustration for Bell Atlantic's All@once Videoconferencing Services brochure; art direction for an ad and accompanying brochure for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; creative direction, design and photo montage for Success Marketing Incorporated's Web site; creative direction, design and illustration for Columbia School of Broadcasting's direct mail brochure; creative consultation and art direction for a Washington Post ad targeting media buyers; logo design for Nixon & Vanderhye; and, creative direcion, design, illustration and copywriting for a combination ad/postcard campaign launched by Technical Dynamics, Inc.

Others that Andy has provided advertising and marketing creative services for thru Attiliis & Assoc. and/or while working for other advertising agencies and studios include:

ABT Associates, Inc.
American Automobile Association
American Chemical Society
American Health Care Association
American Institute of Certified Planners
AmeriPrint
Bell Atlantic
Brick Institute of America
Center for Advanced Health Studies
Computer Technology Services, Inc.
Columbia School of Broadcasting
Corporation for PublicBroadcasting
Creative Impulse
Development Resources, Inc.
E. James White Company
Environmental Protection Agency
Equipment Leasing Association
Food Marketing Institute
Frasier Photography
Freed & Associates
GE Capital Asset Management Corporation
Global Exchange
Gura Labar & Associates
Hangar Orthopedic Group, Inc.
Henry J. Kaufman & Associates
Homes Lowry Horn & Johnson,Ltd.
International Masonry Institute
Johnson Design Group
Judith Weiss & Associates
Jacobs Gillen, Inc.
Kamber Group
Kershner & Co.
L&A Direct
Marilyn Latham & Associates
Marriott Restaurants
Martin Marietta
Marty Anderson Design
McCabe Travel Management
MCI
Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola
Muse Advertising
Nabb & Company
National Geographic Society
National Museum of American History
National Wildlife Federation
Mobil
Parks Inc.
Peau de Peche Cosmetics
PRC
Quality Inns
Ronald McDonald House
Ross Stansfield/Stodio D
Rouse & Assoc
Roy Rogers
Sales UP, Inc.
Shannon & Luchs
Sheraton Premiere
Somerset Group
Timothy Conover Trade Secrets
Thomas Buffington & Associates
United States Coast Guard
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Labor
W. Donor & Company
Washington Post
 
Andy holds a BA in Communication Arts and Design from the Virginia Commonwealth University. He's a member of the Illustrator's Club of Metro Washington DC and an alumnus of the Art Director's Club of Metropolitan Washington DC. His awards include ADDYS of Washington, DC(4), CLIO(Runnerup) and Illustrators Club of Metro Washington DC(2) and Southern Creativity Show(1).
 
To see the great variety of experience he brings to gillINC, visit Andy Attiliis

gillINC's first Web site creation receives international recognition.

One of gillINC's most outstanding accomplishments to date is IdeaSiteForBusiness, a content site of great interest to everyone who wishes to grow their business while testing the Web. Already, IdeaSite has enjoyed worldwide recognition by virtue of the published referrals it has received by over 2 dozen top business publications. In addition, through word of mouth and e-mail, this site's subscription list increases at the average rate of 10-14 new form completions per day.

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