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
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.


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.

Maria Do
Project Manager

Problem slayer. Process champion. And cake connoisseur. Maria is the engine that keeps ThreeSixtyEight’s projects running! From small accounts to the really big ones, Maria manages the life of projects from kickoff to close and all the in-betweens. Before joining the fam at ThreeSixtyEight, she cut her teeth in the startup world where she honed her craft for breaking down complex problems into manageable, slay-able components. Maria is proof that positivity, grit and a handsome Gantt chart can go a long way.

Outside of work, Maria is a restless home baker and cook. When she was 12, she saved up all her money to buy a Kitchen Aid stand mixer that she still uses today! On the weekends, she loves working on her Instagram blog @murmursofricotta_ and upping her food photography game. Her greatest joys are cooking with friends and watching way too much Netflix.

Timothy Ricks
Designer / Front-End Developer

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.

Corey Schneider
Senior Interactive Designer

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.

Adam Graves
Interactive 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.

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.

Shelby Buquet
Interactive 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.

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).

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.

Stuart Haddad
Interactive Developer

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Justin Hutchinson
Partnership Coordinator

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.

Ebony Smith
Digital Strategist

Ebony’s relentless persistence and desire to craft effective solutions allows her to solve even the toughest problems through research and innovation. Her optimistic attitude keeps the positive vibes flowing throughout ThreeSixtyEight while she’s setting goals for each project. As a strategist, she believes deeply in knowing the “why” behind each project before the “what,” which helps the team deliver the best work to support our clients and community. Her advice for pretty much anything is to “Keep asking, keep thinking, and use Google. Because there’s always a way to get things done.”

When Ebony’s not throwing out suggestions in our creative brainstorming sessions, she’s throwing a fishing line in Grand Isle searching for red fish and speckled trout. Her other favorite activities include chasing her son, directing a youth ministry, and watching Family Guy.

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.

Carolina Munguia
Account Director

For clients and team members who have worked with Carolina, a few words come to mind: a firm, steady hand, deliberate, calculated decisions, a client and team whisperer, laser-focused on organizational, team development and personal growth, insanely positive attitude, self-driven and a firm believer in servant leadership. With over 16 years of working in the advertising and marketing industry, Carolina has led teams at some of the largest (and smallest) agencies in Louisiana, and more recently she was the head of project management at a local software company where she became Scrum certified before joining ThreeSixtyEight.

Carolina demonstrates her love of technology, her passion for growing and challenging organizations and its team members, her even-keeled approach, uncommon thinking, and desire to bring her Yoda-like leadership skills to every project, team, and client she collaborates with.

When Carolina isn’t busy simplifying the complex with her colleagues, she’s doing what she loves most; being the mother of her 12yr-old daughter Sofia and 25yr-old son Andy, playing Roblox + Mario Kart, watching their favorite vloggers, meme sharing, visiting Nola (their hometown), exploring new restaurants, being a forever Saints fan, running in local races and planning their next family get-together.

Gus Murillo
COO / Co-Founder

Gus co-founded Big Fish Presentations and now oversees finances and operations at ThreeSixtyEight. Gus has the experience and understanding to take complex creative projects from concept to completion. He’s led teams in partnership with brands like NASA, Raising Cane’s and CenturyLink to execute on large-scale digital and creative projects.

Greg Fischer
Content Strategist

Greg’s knack for innovation may stem from early childhood, the first time he sat at the kitchen table all night to pencil a short story on looseleaf. Years later, Greg decided to spend his education honing in on literature, journalism, and creative writing studies.

He realized during grad school as editor of the university’s creative writing journal that he was not only capable of following existing methodologies, but also making new ones.

Innovation and a passion for great storytelling led Greg’s career to weave in and out of New Orleans, Denver, and Los Angeles. Eventually, he found himself working simultaneously as Editor in Chief of three long-time Louisiana newspapers.
Now, he is back in Tiger Town. He chose to fight the good fight and work to repay every blessing that was given to him.

His favs are reading to the kids, learning stringed instruments, and reminiscing about his basketball court prowess. Ask him about bettas.

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.

Kara Pitre
Account Manager

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.

Brittany Alford

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.

TJ Barber

TJ is a proud native of Baton Rouge, but also got the opportunity to live across the United States. He ran his own development firm in Colorado Springs, CO and worked at a mobile application consultancy in Charlottesville, VA, but Louisiana will always be his home.

TJ has a huge desire to see his home town become a technological hub of innovation. That all starts with building excellent software that our clients love and talk about.

When TJ isn’t writing code, he’s enjoying Apple products, podcasting, weight lifting, playing video games and getting ridiculously excited about LSU sports.


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.