Operatives

Come meet the men and women behind the curtain…


Freddy J. Nager — Founder + Creative Strategist

Freddy J. NagerCurrent: Directing Atomic Tango and its various divisions, serving clients, writing articles, and teaching in the USC Master of Communication Management program.
Past: MCA Records (launched one of the web’s first entertainment sites in 1994), Saatchi & Saatchi L.A. (Sr. Copywriter on the Toyota interactive account)
Education: BA Harvard, MBA University of Southern California
Little Known Fact: I wrote for the aliens-and-Elvis tabloid, the Weekly World News.
Diversions: shooting pool, watching football (go Trojans!), working on my many unfinished books
Quote: “Common sense is the little man in a grey suit who never makes a mistake in addition. But it’s always someone else’s money he’s adding up.” — Raymond Chandler
Turf: LinkedIn | Twitter


Cynthia Mance — Co-Founder, Managing Director + Creator of Marcy Very Much

Cynthia ManceCurrent: Founder and Director of Marcy Very Much, the lifestyle brand and blog about cats and fashion
Past: Varsity cheerleader
Education: BFA University of Florida
Little Known Fact: She’s really a blonde
Diversions: dancing ballet, enjoying vegetarian food (Poquito Mas rules!), herding cats
Quote: “There’s a switch, and if you flip it, everything will be fine, but it’s so hard to do.” — Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company
Turf: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest


Kim Tronic — Resident Cocktail Mistress

Kim TronicCurrent: Producing content for various companies, including articles for The Kim Tronicles
Past: Project Manager at Starmen Design Group, Freelance Writer (magazines + marketing)
Education: BA Emerson College, Marketing Certificate UCLA
Little Known Fact: I have an impressive magnet collection
Diversions: eating condiments, vacuuming, writing jingles, quoting 90’s movies
Quote: “Any size pizza can be a personal pizza if you believe in yourself.” — Self
Turf: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter


Anthony Wiktor — Contributing Designer

Anthony WiktorCurrent: Designing brand identities and marketing media for a diverse array of clients
Past: Featured in Web Designer Magazine’s Hot 100, Creative Director at Starmen Design Group, Art Director at Azubu.com
Education: BA Woodbury University, AA Columbia College Chicago, Marketing Certificate UCLA
Little Known Fact: I worked with Sean Penn in Haiti to develop the award-winning website for charity JP/HRO.
Diversions: following Chicago sports teams, working out, hitting music festivals
Quote: “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” — Steve Jobs
Turf: Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Behance