Wrapped in awe

Awe: an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like.

Sometimes, you want more than just colorful creative, innovative ideas and more access to media. Sometimes, a gargantuan guest list just isn’t good enough. And sometimes, you want more than a tired old playbook reinvented repeatedly to serve a new purpose. In short, if your current marketing and PR firm isn’t wowing you beyond your wildest dreams, you haven’t looked hard enough.

Enter Awe. More than just a moniker, it’s a mindset. An utterance we want each and every client to mutter, and an emotion we aspire to elicit through every event and plan we produce. A sign of a job done right, and something that can only be achieved when we’ve exceeded traditional publicity goals and business growth beyond the limits of human imagination. Whether your goal is to succeed in the residential, commercial, restaurant, lifestyle, events, entertainment or hospitality industries, we promise we won’t rest until we’ve left each and every client with that desirable, and yet indescribable, “awe” feeling following every new endeavor we take on.


Ty James Largo

Principal / Creative Director
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One minute he’s calling a magazine editor. The next, he’s elbow-deep in developer code. With a mixed background in public education, graphic design, IT, marketing and music, Ty’s broad superpowers thread together all the tricky moving parts of a campaign. Order him a Negroni at Shaker (our in-studio cocktail bar – what, you don’t have one?) and he’ll be your new best friend.


Justin Lee

Account Executive
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Former Marketing Manager at one of Arizona’s top luxury resorts, from strategy to branding, communications to execution, Phoenix native Justin Lee is fluent in the art of hospitality, travel and all things local. As one-time dining critic for the state’s largest lifestyle magazine, as well as aspirational food blogger and published freelance writer for a variety of local publications, Lee equally injects genetic strengths in writing, food and social media to the Awe Collective family.



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Don’t call this publicity powerhouse a one-trick pony. From AP Style to cascade style sheets, Cody is a next-gen publicist who doesn’t just rely on press releases and phone calls to get buzz for his clients. He’s equally comfortable editing in Photoshop or grabbing the camera and delivering stunning shots on his own. Precisely dressed from head to toe, he’ll accurately predict the next style trends, and #trendingtopics.



Public Relations Assistant
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This Boston-born PR professional assists Awe Collective and its executives with an endless range of tasks, and her inherent love for the restaurant and hospitality industry is interwoven and well-documented throughout her efforts. Boasting a unique professional and educational background that combines photography, bartending and nonprofit event-planning, Alana is an integral component of the Awe team – and she can mix up a killer craft cocktail, too.



Marketing Manager
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Just try to pry that sharpie outta her hand. You'll find scribbled storyboards in place of old-fashioned shopping lists on her fridge. Stefanie pulls from those mythical parts of the brain that most veteran ad execs can only pray to tap some day. OK. lets cut the formalities and just say she's a strategic marketing mastermind.


Courtney Markgraf

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A self-proclaimed typography nerd, Courtney has the zeal, spiel and aesthetic appeal to get your brand trending, and consumers spending. This versatile designer keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in web design, marketing, advertising and interactive technologies, and she won't sleep until every last inch of her designs are pixel-perfect.


Miles McDermott

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One look at the intricate designs and aesthetics Junior Designer Miles McDermott comes up with, and the fact that he spent his early years as an “off the grid” Alaskan becomes that much more impressive. Artistically inspired by the likes of late-night Adult Swim animation and Japanese pop culture, McDermott maintains a high degree of meticulousness in every design he makes. As Awe’s resident go-to logo wizard, McDermott ensures that every move your company makes is memorable, from first-impression to final follow-through.


Isaac Kiehl

Social Media Specialist 
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This social media and marketing mastermind parlayed his passion for the web into a profession, and lists singlehandedly managing a massive, $5.6 million capital campaign for a local nonprofit among his many claims to fame. Caffeine, craft beer and travel keep him occupied while off the clock, but you can rest assured he won’t step away from the screen until he has your on and offline marketing strategies working like a well-oiled machine.


Chianne Nass

Office Manager
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The only things more colorful than her tattoos are her stories. (Come see her storytelling chair in the studio.) Chianne manages agency workflow, pens copy and keeps clients well informed on everything from billing to the next Shaker happy hour. Most importantly, she schedules Recess, (think board games + Dinty Moore + Four Peaks beer).


Check out this semester's fresh batch of interns!


Public Relations Intern
Benedictine University

 This Iowa-born PR powerhouse has an unrivaled passion for the industry that’s matched only by her penchant for volleyball, family and friends and charitable endeavors near and dear to her heart. She’s a jack-of-all trades at Awe Collective and is among the first to step up and lend her tremendous talents to the benefit of all Awe clients and objectives.





Graphic Design Intern
Arizona State University

This quirky California-born designer offers more than just a keen eye for color – her creative touches and endless design capabilities are a tremendous asset for both the Awe Collective family and our extended family of clients. When she’s not dreaming or drawing up the next package or web design, find Sheriden lending her tremendous talents to various causes near and dear, from environmental issues to those facing today’s LGBT community. 


morgan clark

Graphic Design Intern
Arizona State University

This Arizona native knows a good design when she sees one, and she knows how to use her undeniable zest for life to produce eye-popping, conversation-starting creative pieces to the benefit of Awe’s clients and causes. Pick her brain by finding her here at the Awe office, out dominating the local tennis court or enjoying a pint on the patio at Casey Moore’s.