The markItnerds Team

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Steve, shepherd of the nerd herd, formed markITnerds after 20 years in marketing, advertising, and creative. He enjoys distilling products and solutions to their core value and developing campaigns to launch emerging technologies. When Steve isn’t hashing out the next strategy and design, he is a busy father of two lovely children. He owes his entrepreneurship to his loving wife, who balances career and a busy home with grace.


John is a digital ninja and “nerd of many hats.” Clients count on him for his expertise in print design, web design, coding, and even fine art. John earned his Bachelors in Graphic Design and Web Design Certification from the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg. John’s wife Sarah and their two adorable children are the center of his universe. When John isn’t indulging his passion for design, he’s with his family, brewing beer, watching the latest movies or running a popular social media channel for sweets and snacks.


Bengi, arguably the least awkward nerd among us, earned her Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in social and traditional media planning, copywriting, account management, and especially enjoys planning events and tradeshows. When she’s not at work, you can catch her singing up a storm at her piano, watching reruns of the Office, or spending time with family and friends. Bengi loves to travel the world and put her multilingual fluency to use.


Jaime (Pronounces name as “Hi-may”), is a “hands-on” designer who loves to create beautiful, simple, and effective web and graphic designs – from the overarching concept to the smallest details. When he is not in front of the computer, he will be backpacking, mountain biking or playing tennis near you!

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