Covalent celebrates 10 years.

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BE OUT THERE.

You want to think out of the box, go out on a ledge, or maybe just get your message out there. Taking a risk can be difficult. That’s why you need a risk-taker in your corner. You might want an innovative product on the web—something that’s never been done before. Maybe you need a campaign to promote your company or announce a new endeavor. We can do that.

Our process is as unique as your problem. We don’t “save as.” We don’t use a formula. We draw from our canvas of experience—whether you need a website, graphic design, investor communications, public relations, an advertising campaign, videos, brand management or help in a crisis—we’ve got you covered. We’re nimble enough to respond to your needs and diligent enough to get the job done.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE. PICK ANY THREE.

For us, it’s personal. And personnel.

We believe that two heads are better than one. You’ll find us bouncing ideas off each other all day long to get to another right answer. Because one approach is not enough. We explore possibilities and options until you’re satisfied. You can’t learn what we do in a classroom (though our people *love* to get degrees), so it’s the experiences—all of them—that count. Our wide variety of backgrounds, past lives and time travel adventures drive our ability to innovate. But, former experience as a barista is always a plus!

Stafford Wood
Jean Grey
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Stafford Wood

Founder

  • Thinks 19th century Russian literature is light reading.
  • Is Wikipedia incarnate.
  • Discusses proper punctuation in her teacher voice.
As co-founder and principal of Covalent Logic, an integrated communications firm, Stafford Wood has received numerous advertising, public relations, design and website awards, as well as personally chosen as Junior Achievement and Business Report's Young Businessperson of the Year in 2012. Having worked as a programmer, graphic designer and webmaster, she prides herself in hiring people who are much, much better than she is in every team member at Covalent. Stafford enjoys public speaking and working with organizations to spark new ideas and build efficiencies.

Stafford is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of LSU in Political Science with a minor in Eastern European, Soviet and Russian Area Studies.

Daniel Duvic
Silver Surfer
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Daniel Duvic

Creative Director

  • Obsessed with reading and critiquing billboards.
  • Loves to give advice he’d never actually take.
  • Not-so-secretly obsessed with Antiques Roadshow.

Daniel provides art direction and management to Covalent Logic’s team of designers, overseeing their concurrent projects across a variety of media. His creative knowledge combined with focused organizational skills allow him to simultaneously usher other designers’ projects along while also managing and creating his own. Daniel’s deep understanding of the problem solving nature inherent to design work makes him not only a valuable creative asset but also a relevant critical thinker.

Daniel has worked for several Baton Rouge-based companies, including serving as Art Director at Diane Allen and Associates from 2006 to 2013. He most recently served as Creative Director of Marucci Sports. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in graphic design.

Rachel Totaro
Black Widow
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Rachel Totaro

Major Account Services Dir.

  • Will never eat a PB&J sandwich, no matter how much you offer to pay her.
  • Is still convinced that her Hogwarts letter is in the mail.
  • Wants to go on Family Wheel of Fortune with her dad more than any other TV/quiz show.

As our senior content manager, Rachel diligently explores and negotiates client needs while managing and curating online content for globally renowned companies. Her previous experience and amiable attitude allow her to efficiently split her time between content and client services projects.

Rachel received her B.A. in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University in 2011 and spent much of that year working as a legislative and communications intern at AARP. She gained valuable experience from other nonprofit organizations as a lobbyist, program developer and fundraiser director, all of which helps her to better understand client goals and requests.

Stacey Vincent
Firestar
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Stacey Vincent

Interactive Director

  • Has never met a mixed metaphor she didn't like.
  • Believes in bold color choices or none at all.
  • Never succeeds in keeping her desk tidy for more than 5 minutes. Ever.

As one of the founding members, Stacey has been with Covalent since its inception in 2005. She is deeply committed to leading the creative team with passion and vision. Equally adept at both print and Web design, Stacey's diverse skill set and traditional design background enable her to develop quality solutions for both media. Her work has received multiple awards including the Business Report's Technology & Web Awards Website of the Year as well as regional and international awards of Excellence and Distinction from The Communicator Print Media Awards, Lantern Awards and Public Relations Society of America Awards.

Stacey has worked with a variety of clients across many industries including healthcare, athletics, hospitality, government and many more. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and has more than 15 years of experience in the industry.

Stephen Adkins
Spider-Man
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Stephen Adkins

Front-End Developer

  • Loves to travel and has been to over 10 states and 3 countries.
  • A self-proclaimed “nerd” who loves comics and manga, especially One Piece and Spiderman.
  • Enjoys cooking and the endless potential to create new things or add a twist to his favorite recipes.

As a front-end developer, Stephen uses his knowledge of JavaScript and server-side code to bring to life the designs and concepts of Covalent Logic’s designers.

His ability to swiftly implement developer changes to various sites and softwares makes him a valuable asset to Covalent Logic. Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Before starting at Covalent Logic in November 2015, Stephen previously consulted for multiple fortune 500 companies while working for IBM. He brings a wealth of knowledge in front-end design and development, back-end infrastructure, and implementation of external APIs.

Jeanette Benedetto
Hawk Girl
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Jeanette Benedetto

Content Coordinator

  • Loves Star Wars and convinced her husband to buy two life-size custom lightsabers just for fun.
  • Avoids left turns while driving, if at all possible.
  • Believes that purple is a neutral color and goes with everything.

Jeanette uses her knowledge of public relations and communications to better assist clients in maintaining their websites’ content and social media.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. With previous experience as an audience development coordinator, she is able to manage content effectively and proactively, utilizing our online content management systems with ease.

Jeanette channels her energy into focused work effort for all of her clients, giving detailed attention to each project at hand.

Deborah Boyd
Wonder Woman
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Deborah Boyd

Account Specialist

  • A long-time, long-distance runner.
  • Total beach bum who could listen to the ocean for days.
  • Loves photography and supporting the arts.

As Covalent Logic’s account specialist, Deborah spends her time organizing invoices and helping clients ensure their payments are received on time. Her upbeat nature and attention to detail make her the perfect person to help with any internal organization issues,
Deborah previously sold health, life, property and casualty insurance for several years after working as a membership director for the YMCA. She also worked as a purchasing agent for Goudchaux’s Maison Blanche for 10 years.

Julie Donald
She-Hulk
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Julie Donald

Public Relations Specialist

  • Dresses up when she flies because it’s such a special day!
  • Believes all dogs go to heaven.
  • Is a morning person and doesn't understand why everyone else isn’t.

After 5 years in hospitality and tourism, Julie has traded in her heels for steel toe boots. She now spends her days at a construction site to manage internal communications, public relations and marketing for a major international client.

Julie has experience in an agency setting as well as in corporate communications, giving her a well-rounded view of the public relations landscape. She has written about a wide range of topics including fishing spots on the Louisiana coast, game day programs, landscape features at community parks, and LSU’s 150 years of history. Julie received her B.A. in Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, with a concentration in public relations (and a minor in tailgating).

Claire Langlois
Gambit
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Claire Langlois

Account Coordinator

  • Is convinced she is the only person in the world who doesn’t like pizza.
  • Is a connoisseur of craft beer.
  • Owns a one-eyed cat named Moody after Mad-Eye Moody from Harry Potter.

Claire began working at Covalent Logic in August 2015 as an Account Coordinator. Her go-getter attitude and ability to adapt quickly in dynamic environments have helped with the accuracy and timely implementation of content for a global brand.

Claire graduated with a degree in Mass Communications from Louisiana State University. She previously worked as a sportscaster/anchor at KATC in Lafayette. She has also gained valuable public relations experience from internships in Baton Rouge and Charleston, SC.

Emily Mistrzak

Starlord

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Emily Mistrzak

Content Manager

  • Fearless baker — usually successful.
  • Celebrated her 25th birthday by tilting out of the Hancock Tower at a height of 1,000 feet.
  • Passionately loves the Tigers, Saints, Indians and Blackhawks.

Emily’s diverse background in performance and communication studies, along with her experience as a playwright and director, blend into the perfect mix of diligence, focus and creativity that allow her to optimally manage a wide range of information for Covalent Logic’s clients. As content manager, Emily focuses primarily on distributing content internally for a global client with services in over 90 countries.

Emily previously worked for a global brokerage firm in Chicago, where she lived for several years prior to moving back to Louisiana.  She holds a master’s in communication studies from Louisiana State University and taught public speaking at LSU while completing her degree.

Victoria Postway
Invisible Woman
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Victoria Postway

Office Manager

  • Is the youngest of three and the only one to ever move out of state.
  • Can play several instruments but not very well.
  • Frequently attempts multiple DIY home décor projects.
Victoria’s enthusiastic and helpful personality combined with her customer service experience make her the right person to supervise Covalent Logic’s busy office. Her communication skills and knowledge of organizational upkeep keep Covalent Logic’s office running smoothly. Victoria studied Visual communications at the Art-Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati. She previously worked for Time Warner Cable and in residential sales.
Cody Roussel
Batman
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Cody Roussel

Web Designer

  • Designs bonfires to burn on the levee during the holidays.
  • Enjoys a smooth bourbon while beating his pals at video games.
  • Loves the show Firefly. Browncoats Unite!

Cody is meticulous and focused, just as a web designer should be. With more than eight years of experience in the field, he uses his wealth of knowledge and innovative thinking to provide clients with cutting-edge products that meet their specific needs.

Cody graduated Cum Laude from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in digital design. He later completed Louisiana State University’s Continuing Education program for web design. He spent seven years working as an in-house graphic and web designer for a local print shop before joining Covalent Logic’s team.

Trae Russell

Ghost Rider

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Trae Russell

Production Manager

  • Can't ever let a Rubik's cube go unsolved.
  • Addicted to Spotify and makes Spotify playlists in his free time
  • Has cruised the Greek Islands

With over 23 years in marketing and communications, Trae has done it all. From marketing coordinator to creative manager, webmaster to advertising sales-- you name it, he’s probably done it. Creative and efficient, he is uniquely suited to his role as Production Manager.

Trae ensures that our team works seamlessly through every step from proposal to campaign evaluation helping us to provide our clients the best product. He coordinates individuals with varying talents and manages workflow so that each project meets our high standards and our clients’ needs.

Alexandra Sevier
Rogue
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Alexandra Sevier

Sr. Account Manager

  • J-walking is a way of life.
  • New York-style pizza and bagels will always have a special place in her diet.
  • Distance doesn’t matter when it comes to getting her Dunkin Donuts’ iced coffee.

Alexandra recently brought her East-Coast experience and positive attitude to Covalent Logic. After graduating from Hofstra University on Long Island, she worked for six years as a multi-project manager for various agencies in Manhattan. Her work for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, 1-800-Flowers.com, Three Olives Vodka and various retail stores left her with an impressive legacy of happy clients and phenomenal productions.

Alexandra works with an “it-can-be-done-we-just-have-to-figure-out-how” mentality and performs best under pressure. Her challenge-oriented outlook makes her the perfect account manager for ambitious clients. She is most proud of her previous work on the “Valentine’s Day with Justin Bieber” event.

Carli Thibodeaux
Gamora
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Carli Thibodeaux

Account Manager

  • Passion for interior design and decorating.
  • Was the mascot for her high school. Go Pioneers!
  • Loves learning random facts and is always up for a game of trivia.

Carli uses her quick thinking and knowledge of different content types to keep information flowing smoothly and swiftly through detailed implementation processes. Carli began working for Covalent Logic in September 2014 as a content coordinator, where she ensures the accuracy and quality of content for a global brand with services in over 90 countries. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from Louisiana State University and has previous experience as a project manager at FUSE Entertainment.

Darren Vincent
Captain America
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Darren Vincent

Sr. Graphic Designer

  • Honorary Autobot - don't ask.
  • Believes in doing it right or not at all.
  • Thinks hard work should be rewarded with a game of disc golf.

Darren brings more than 14 years of experience in brand cultivation and illustration to Covalent Logic. His architectural sensibility helps him to see beyond the aesthetic and into the practical, making Darren particularly invaluable to his clients.

Darren’s design work has included graphics and illustration for signage, packaging, magazine layout, illustration, digital (photo manipulation), identity, corporate communication, tradeshow materials and informational design. His skills have been utilized in everything from logos, stationery and brochures to magazines, banners and billboards. Darren’s clients include Genesis Energy, Our Lady of Mercy and the Downtown Development District. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design.

Mollie Williams
Elastigirl
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Mollie Williams

Web Developer

  • Never believed in Santa Claus because she was a logical-thinking child... but Big Foot is definitely roaming the streets somewhere out there.
  • Quoted Anchorman in her high school graduation speech.
  • Was named after a dog.

Mollie’s vivid imagination and colorful style combined with her knowledge of web development make her the perfect combination of art and technology for Covalent Logic. As web developer, she works with designers and Covalent Logic’s art director to help create and implement clients’ visions.

After starting as an intern, Mollie became a full-time member of the team following her graduation from Louisiana State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Her eclectic work background includes marketing intern for The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge and director of promotions and DJ at 91.1 FM KLSU. She also spent time studying abroad at the University of Urbino in Italy.

Sally Wood
Granny Goodness
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Sally Wood

Account Manager

  • This Wizard of Oz fan wants you to pay your bill in 30 days or she’ll visit you in her pink bubble.
  • Loves singing in a choir and playing handbells.
  • Don't ask to speak to her before 9:30 a.m. (Seriously, just don't do it).

Sally joined the Covalent Logic team in February 2011 after a long list of impressive adventures, including a B.A. in Math, a B.A. in Music and a B.M. in Harp.

Before she began at Covalent Logic, Sally kept the books for a number of other companies—such as Classical Recording Company and Oil and Gas Royalty. She was also a professional harpist for several symphonies where she played with the likes of Pavarotti, Moody Blues and Aretha Franklin.

Poulin Wu, Ph.D.
Mr. Incredible
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Poulin Wu, Ph.D.

Chief Software Architect

  • Wanted to save the world with a combinatorics theorem.
  • Gets more pleasure from problem solving than a great meal.
  • Dreams in mathematical solutions.

Poulin holds a doctorate in mathematics and a master’s in computer science from Louisiana State University. He has more than 10 years of experience developing complex, Web-related applications and is a Certified Macromedia ColdFusion Developer. Poulin is proficient with ColdFusion, XML, Perl, C++, C, Visual Basic Java, JavaScript, HTML and is an expert in database development. As Covalent Logic’s senior Web developer, he applies his diverse skill sets to devise and implement clever solutions to the most challenging programming scenarios.

It’s okay.

We’ll hold your hand.

We’re full service, full time.

That means we work nights and weekends. We take your calls and respond to your emails. We build the timeline with you to meet your goals. We work with your budget to make sure we’re making our efforts where you see value. Need a place to sit, think and write… come to our office, have coffee and work uninterrupted. You’re invited. We collaborate. Really. If you come up with a brilliant idea, we’ll execute it. If you need the ideas, but have other resources to execute it, we aren’t offended. Let’s just get it done.

Read between the lines.

We don’t always get the credit, and we’re okay with that.

We take satisfaction in being a part of your success and watching you get the credit. In this news stream, we’ve included articles about our staff members and coverage of projects we’ve worked on, but there’s plenty missing. Sometimes we have a confidentiality agreement, sometimes our work is peripheral to a larger campaign. And then some of the stuff we do is really routine and not worthy of a big article. But, we execute it with precision anyhow.

You’ll have to trust us—we’ve done IPOs, multi-national campaigns in other languages, internal newsletters for hundreds of thousands employees. And last week we designed an ad for a start-up that had almost no budget, but we believed in it.

  • Navigating Home

    After Hurricane Katrina, Covalent Logic partnered with Raymond A. Jetson's Louisiana Family Recovery Corps to produce the NOLA Bound campaign, which focused on helping people move back to areas that were destroyed. This workbook walked through everything affected residents needed to rebuild a life, not just rebuild their houses after a natural disaster, especially floods.

    We have updated the planning guide with current information for South Louisiana residents affected by the Flood of 2016. You can download it and sign up for more information here.

  • Six Tips for Gold Medal Live-Tweeting

    Nary a modern sporting event occurs without fans (and detractors) posting real-time opinions and analysis online. Forget Monday Morning Quarterbacking, social media has ushered in an age of In-Game Couch Coaching.

  • Find Inspiration in the Stories of the 2016 Summer Olympians

    Year after year, the Olympics present us with exhilarating stories of struggle and triumph. If you’re looking for brand motivation, look no further than Rio 2016. Here are just a few moments of inspiration we’ve gleaned from the summer games:

  • Buzzword Bingo

    In truth, we’re hardly the first people to think of putting Buzzwords on a Bingo Card as a way to kill the time during particularly long strategy sessions, “all hands” meetings or conference calls. There are sites and apps devoted to the concept. But our Buzzword manifesto felt a bit lackluster without an interactive component. So, for your enjoyment, the pieces to your own Buzzword Bingo game. Print these out, pass them around, let us know how quickly you get BINGO!

  • In Defense of Buzzwords

    Buzzwords are oft-maligned for being overused or deployed in place of more simple terms to make their speaker sound more intelligent or in the know. This criticism is valid – people should be able to say what they mean without adding in fluff or jargon. But are buzzwords always bad?

  • Six Cool Things Google Does (Other Than Just Be a Search Engine)

    According to Google’s Giving site, the company donates more than $100 million in grants, $1 billion in products and 200,000 hours to causes each year. This includes assistance to help with problems like the Flint water crisis and the Zika and offering deeply reduced Google products to nonprofits. Google also supports growing business that improve life for those in need through seed funding for businesses and helps first responders and others working in disasters through Google Crisis Response.

I want more news

Ooooh shiny!

We win awards, just like all agencies win awards.

But, we don’t rest on our laurels. Accolades and recognition may come, but we expect to get better with every project we do. When we finish a project, we don’t focus on the shiny objects—we keep thinking about how we can do even better next time. Meeting your strategic goals matters more to us than awards. But just in case you need to know we’re winners, here’s a short list:

  • ADDYs for advertising
  • Tellys for video
  • Lanterns for Public Relations
  • Communicator Awards for corporate communications
  • Golden Bridge award for product development
  • Bulldog award given by journalists to agencies and companies they cover
  • Vema award for multi-media arts
  • Numerous awards for sales and marketing in the various industries we work for

But, really… we prefer if *you* win awards.

Addy's Award
Bulldog Award
Communicator Award
Golden Bridge Award
Lantern Award
Stevie Award
Tellys Award

Audacious.

If you want to work here, we get it.

We run together, read together, play kickball and disc golf together. We speak different languages (and yes HTML and Javascript count). We’re jetsetters and trendsetters. We laugh, we cry, we share—and not just on social media channels. There’s no shame in saying we form an amazing group of smart, talented, fun people. If you want in, we want to know.

Of course, it’s possible that you aren’t actively looking for a job right this red hot minute, but you’re interested in discussing business opportunities, or you see yourself merging with, consulting for, or building the Covalent team. Feel free to send a completely confidential proposal, résumé, idea or other message to Stafford Wood at stafford@covalentlogic.com.

3… 2… 1… Contact.

If your company is ready to make a bold statement with graphic design, communications, public relations or web development—or anything really—get in touch with us. We don’t scare easily.

Stafford Wood

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