Owner of Phoenix3 Marketing and twenty plus year design and marketing veteran, Brad Husted, started his journey into marketing in the heartland of the country, moving across the southeast, and finally landing in the Tampa Bay area to go back to school and balance his business education with his passion for art and design at the University of Tampa. After a number of years in corporate marketing, he decided to make the leap and go out on his own; he developed a marketing firm that offers resources to small and mid-sized businesses that are obtainable and practical. Over the years, Brad and his team have crafted strategic and tactical marketing for brands across multiple industries in B2B and B2C companies throughout the United States. Since 2008, the company has evolved and changed a great deal, but the mission has remained the same: “Building brands that move people, support a positive customer experience, and contribute to growth.”
After obtaining a Master’s degree, Niki’s career started in the Social Work field, where she worked for 14 years. She determined she wanted something more, something challenging and positive; a place where she could feel she was accomplishing something real. She was presented with the opportunity to work for Phoenix3 a few years ago as a contractor, proofing and editing client projects; she found she was quite good at it and really enjoyed it! Niki jumped at the chance to join the team in the office, quickly moving from Marketing Assistant to Marketing Specialist! Having gained a great amount of valuable skills, she now contributes to growing the company by managing client social media accounts and projects, helping them promote their business, and ensuring that everything that goes out to the public is the best it can be! Niki feels lucky every day that she works with such a creative group of people!
Joh was 19 when she earned her bachelor’s diploma in medical biology. She didn't exactly follow a traditional career path to get to this point in her professional life. Instead of getting her doctorate, she started working as a technical writer, writing abstracts for various journals, newspapers, magazines, and research papers. She also worked as a medical case reviewer and patient deposition summary writer.
A couple of years after that, Joh took a plunge into the sales and digital marketing industry. She was a top sales and customer service agent and a self-taught content researcher and writer. She found a promising digital marketing and graphics design career and never looked back. Now, Joh has transitioned into a freelance digital marketer (with more focus on social media marketing ) as well as an executive admin support (particularly in CRM management).
In April of 2017, Jay-Ar graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, majoring in Web Development. During his college years, Jay-Ar exerted his efforts not only on his academics, but also toward extracurricular activities, including joining the highest governing student body where he was able to show and use his leadership skills and creative side on projects. This is where he discovered that he could create designs through visual graphics.
After graduation, Jay-Ar decided to do more and became the Graphic Designer for Phoenix3 Marketing, which over the past year has been his training ground and tool to enhance more of his skills. Jay-Ar hopes the future will bring even more opportunities to continue doing what he loves – designing!