We are The Challenger Agency

A surprisingly ambitious agency from a deeply southern city. This combination is our fuel. Fuel to defy every expectation while delivering world-class experiences with a side of southern charm.

Our Mission

To challenge common thinking so that we can create an uncommon future.

Our Values
Better
Impactful
Adventurous
Together
Be Better

Start over, mind the details, push hardest in the last mile. This is your life’s work – are you proud to put your name on it?

Be Impactful

Create with purpose, intention, and measure. Trust your gut but use your head.

Be Adventurous

Let curiosity lead you, never stop learning, and embrace your creative confidence. The best ideas have yet to be discovered.

Be Together

Care for your team and your clients – we are in this together. Stay humble, courteous, and honest. Listen first. Smile often.

VOTED BEST PLACE TO WORK 2020

ThreeSixtyEight Named One Of The Best Places to Work in America by Inc. Magazine

What’s it like on the inside?


Our Team

As a diverse group of digital creatives, we're using our skills to forge relationships, strategies, and successes for our clients.

Timothy Ricks
Senior Design Engineer

Timothy uses his passion for logic and creativity to operate as a flex creative on the ThreeSixtyEight team. His unique “dual brain” approach to problem-solving enables Tim to meticulously build products that are as beautiful as they are thoughtful. From identity design to front-end development, he’s always looking ahead and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. When Timothy’s off the clock, he spends his time playing guitar, binge-watching Netflix, and enjoying junk food.

Bri Ehle
Project Manager

Life moves fast, but Bri moves faster. With her love of helping others, making to-do lists, and having a good laugh, she keeps our work on track and our people smiling. After graduating from Virginia Tech, she took a leap of faith (and a long car ride) down to Baton Rouge from her lifelong home state of Virginia.

When she’s not organizing schedules and color-coding her planner, you can find Bri planning her next trip to the beach, convincing her friends to go line dancing, or eating a three-finger combo (extra Cane’s sauce, please).

Kara Pitre
Director of Operations

Kara is a spirited creative professional who is here to help, always. From fielding quick questions to problem-solving complex needs, she wants her clients and team to know they are in the most reliable of hands. She doesn’t stop at ‘good enough’, but instead pushes for the best possible outcomes — and she does so with zeal. 

When Kara isn’t juggling her clients and team at ThreeSixtyEight, she is at Red Stick CrossFit lifting all the weights or snuggling with her sweet dog, Maybe.

Nick Defelice
CTO / Co-Founder

Nick directs the technology and engineering teams at ThreeSixtyEight. With dual degrees in Computer and Electrical Engineering, he constructs high-performing digital products with world-class quality standards. He previously worked in project management for Bank of America and builds award-winning web apps as the co-founder and lead technologist of ThreeSixtyEight.

Adam Graves
Brand Designer

Adam infuses every project with a ton of personality through his rich character illustrations and unsettlingly specific observations. Through his work, Adam hopes to help make the design team the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. When Adam’s off the clock he enjoys playing Super Smash Bros on his N64, watching WWE re-runs of Steve Austin hitting someone with a Stone Cold Stunner, and occasionally traveling North to do some snowboarding.

Cody Coumes
UX Strategist

As a former Helicopter Rescue Swimmer and Aircrewman with a graphic design background, Cody brings an unrivaled level of dedication and focus to his UX work.

He embodies a sink or swim mentality and enjoys thriving in ambiguity by frequently stepping into roles that seem uncomfortable. He truly enjoys bringing positive energy to any team just as much as he enjoys being team lead. His embodiment of a humble and hard-working attitude allows him to empathize with others and focus on creative solutions that will allow them to reach their goals. He’s found purpose and meaning in making the world a better place through research-backed design.

Servant leader. Difference maker. UX Strategist. Dad-Joke Connoisseur.

Justin Hutchinson
Director of Business Development

After wrapping an all-star football career in Baton Rouge, Justin began working at a local Smoothie King wherein only a year he would go on to run multiple stores. Since his teenage years, he’s always felt the drive to pursue something bigger and make a difference in the lives of others. It’s that grit and passion for people that led him to where he is today as Partnership Coordinator for ThreeSixtyEight! When he’s not in the office, you can catch him in the gym or outside grilling up some jerk chicken and telling crazy stories.

Eddie Snyder
Creative Director

If we could build a prototype of what a creative thinker should look like, act like, sound like, and build brands like, it would be Eddie Snyder.

Eddie brings a depth of brand building experience, working with clients like: AFLAC, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Aruba Tourism, CenturyLink, Coca-Cola, Comcast Business, Dominos, Durex Condoms, JEEP, Lionsgate Entertainment, Longhorn Steakhouse, Marriott, Mizuno, Nike, Reebok, New Balance (through The Athlete’s Foot)to name a few.

He’s received hundreds of recognitions from national + international award shows and publications including, Cannes Cyber Lion and multiple Cannes Shortlists, D&AD Pencil nominations, The Art Director Club of New York, CA, One Show, AICP, GRAPHIS, PRINT, and CLIO Awards. The viral video that Eddie created for Durex Condoms was nominated as one of Ad Age Top Ad Campaigns of the 21stCentury.

Eddie is both a creative leader and teacher. He has served as faculty and leadership roles in two of the nation’s most prestigious advertising schools. He is the previous Director of Advertising Arts at Portfolio Center and was Senior Advisor of Creative Studies at The Creative Circus, both in Atlanta. Currently, Eddie is Creative Director in Residence @ ThreeSixtyEight, a bold challenger agency recently named INC. MAGAZINE BEST WORKPLACES 2020

Tara Lirette
Director of Strategy

Tara turns chaos into clarity as the director of our strategy team. In this role, she leads our strategists to solve real business problems with their work. With her roots tracing back to our early days, Tara’s professional experience ranges from websites and apps, to live event and experiential strategy, and a bit of everything in between. Now, she enjoys building deep relationships with her clients and helping each member of her team be the best they can be.

Tara joins our team remotely from Colorado, where she’s enjoying the four-season climate, mountain views from her backyard, and a new-found love of rock climbing. Ask her about her latest send, her pup Jolene, or her love for Luna Lovegood.

Kelsey LeBlanc
Account Manager

A girl mom and entrepreneur who’s as fierce as she is kind, Kelsey packs the perfect mix of curiosity and grit. Her experience in marketing strategy and event coordination gives her all the tools necessary to move projects across the finish line.

Previously, she directed marketing for a non-profit arts organization and most recently she led regional marketing for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas for WAITR, Inc. Kelsey also owns a small business which lends her a unique perspective on seeing things from a client’s point of view. She’s a problem solver with a passion for creativity, helping lead our project teams and clients to success.

Shelby Buquet
Senior Interaction Designer

Shelby uses his problem-solving skills and love of new technology to produce beautiful work for ThreeSixtyEight. You can catch him at work blasting music in his headphones and dishing out fresh content for the team. Off the clock, Houma born and bred Shelby is passionate about his Southern, home-cooked cuisine, and his low-key love for sculpting, especially metal fabrication, woodworking and iron casting.

Hailey Johnson
Content Strategist

Hailey is living proof that big things come in small packages. Hailing from Cajun Country, she has a passion for writing, brand strategy and making everyone around her shine. She knows small things add up, and that’s why with every project she focuses on the small details that affect the big picture.

When she’s not knocking out killer copy, you can find Hailey watching TV with her two-pound dog, Izzie, and quoting the Golden Girls.

Stuart Haddad
Software Engineer

Stuart channels his love for technology and creative problem-solving to develop useful software for his team and engaging web experiences for clients – transforming the creative team’s vision into fully-featured digital products.

In his spare time, Stuart enjoys entertaining crowds with his piano, rooting for LSU Football, and indulging in heavy helpings of Star Wars, Super Smash Bros, and general pop culture fandom.

Jeremy Beyt
CSO / Co-Founder

Jeremy carries more than a decade of experience in developing globally recognized brand strategies and interactive experiences. His background in economics and marketing provides a unique blend of pragmatic strategy and bold creativity that steer both company and client endeavors. Jeremy has worked with brands including Pepsico, Waitr, Unilever, WellPet, Blue Cross, Rakuten, LSU, CenturyLink and Raising Cane’s to create uncommon and high-performing brand experiences.
In 2018 Jeremy was invited to join the Global Adobe UX Leadership team, a global collective of 40 leading strategists from Google, Uber, and many other innovative brands. As an Adobe UX leader, Jeremy has spoken at Adobe events and participated in strategic planning sessions with Adobe’s lead product and marketing teams.

He also leads the company band in evening “jam seshs” and likes to boast that he’s been building Geocities websites “since ’96,” whatever that means.

Brittany Alford
Brand Designer

Brittany is a multi-faceted designer with a knack for interaction and usability. She unravels problems by applying a perfect mix of deep curiosity and healthy skepticism. Her user-driven approach to design leads to work that challenges assumptions and serves users in uncommonly creative ways. She formerly led design at Fenway Group and brings efficiency, excitement, and clarity to complex client challenges.

Outside of work, you can find her strumming a ukulele, hiking her favorite trails, or imagining what it’s like to be an astronaut in space.

Brian Kelly
Senior Brand Strategist

Brian thinks of strategists as community evolution watchdogs. They translate research into a decisive map for where to “play”. He interrogates points-of-view to reveal what we long for and what we avoid. With more than eight years of experience, he brings a love for ethnography and human-centered research. Brian builds worlds around brands so they can acknowledge and connect with their audience.

Brian has worked with recognizable brands + cultural organizations such as LG Electronics, PepsiCo, Mac Cosmetics, Vogue, Coty, Amnesty International, + The World Food Programme.

When Brian isn’t “Nancy Drew”ing culture, he participates in it as a drag queen, DJ, and plant-store owner in Brooklyn, New York.

Shanodra Brown
Account Manager

Shay previously served as Social Media Manager for Disney and Senior Strategist for Apple, and helps carry our accounts from HQ in Louisiana. Shay is responsible for ensuring that our client partners benefit from continuous strategic guidance and a responsive creative team that works in service of their goals. A native of New Orleans and graduate of Southern University, Shay has led Social Strategy and Integrated Media Planning across North America, EMEA and LATAM. Today, she guides our clients as an Account Manager.

When she’s not developing strategies for our clients, you can catch her watching reruns of Martin or Law and Order SVU or planning the next fun event.

Phil Roberts
EP / Director

When Phil was 16, he spent all of his money on a camera and began filming. By the time Phil started at LSU, he had directed stunning skits, sick skateboarding vids, and live local bands. Founding the production department in 2011, Phil joined the team and his talent enabled the company to create motion graphics, animation, and live video for clients such as Paramount Pictures, CenturyLink, Alpine, Jaguar, and NASA.

Corey Schneider
Brand Design Lead

Corey is one of the veteran designers at ThreeSixtyEight aka Old Faithful. With every project, Corey is always looking to challenge his team to push a design a step further. From beautiful web experiences to captivating explainer videos, he’s got it covered. He likes his coffee black (with creamer and a dash of sugar), and he likes his typography fat.

Whitney Savoie
Account Manager

Boundless energy and optimism are at the heart of everything Whitney does. With deep care and passion, Whitney works alongside clients to foster growth within their organizations. With a decade of experience in grassroots marketing, customer acquisition, and brand development Whitney has a knack for developing unique strategies that propel companies forward.

Previously, Whitney led the go-to-market strategy for Waitr, a primary contributor to the company going from a privately held start-up to a publicly traded commodity of the Nasdaq. The company sold for $308 million in late 2018.

When she’s not busy helping clients, you can find her spending endless hours studying TikTok pranks to play on her husband and kiddos.

Kenny Nguyen
CEO / Co-Founder

Kenny builds partnerships with powerful brands and shares his entrepreneurial tips with the community through outlets like TEDx, Forbes and Huffington Post. He co-founded Big Fish Presentations after hearing the “worst presentation he had ever seen” and now leads ThreeSixtyEight in its mission to help brands rediscover their creative confidence.

You might will spot him wearing floral print shirts and jackets around the office since his recently developed affinity for “festive gear.”

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Proudly rooted in a rich Louisiana culture that celebrates creativity in food, music, and art, we’re pushing innovation globally from a city where the world might not see us coming. And we love it that way.