Greg Veerman

CEO/Executive Creative Director

Greg is the founder of Astronaut Studio, where he leads the development of strategy and production of all creative media. Over the course of his career Greg has led the development of communications for Fortune 500 companies like DuPont, Intel, HP, AOL, Merck, Cargill and Ford Motor Company. Under his leadership Astronaut clients have enjoyed category-killing work with leaps in sales, prestige and awareness. Greg is a founding member of the City of Sioux Falls Core Sustainability Team, a co-founder of Green Drinks Sioux Falls, and a founding member of Friends of the Big Sioux River.

Wendy Johnson

Executive Producer

With 25+ years project management experience, Wendy leads production, media placement and logistics at Astronaut. She is an expert in print and broadcast production with broad experience in diverse industries from agriculture to healthcare, from biotechnology to financial services. Clients find her an indispensable source of security and delight even under the toughest deadlines.

Jill Dagher

Design Director

A veteran art director and creative leader with experience on both coasts, Jill leads design development in interactive and print media at Astronaut. She has served as Associate Creative Director at Euro RSCG and Ogilvy in New York City and as Senior Art Director at Showtime Networks. Jill is the founder and creative director of NYC Wildflower Week, an annual program that spotlights the 778 indigenous plant species in New York’s five boroughs.

Geoffrey Abraham

Creative Director

Geoffrey is a battle-tested creative director and copywriter that digs deep and extracts jewels. He leads every project with a pursuit of the most disruptive concepts and follows them through to the minutiae, where the big idea meets the details of font size, color registry and leading. Geoffrey has infused that sense of perfection at some of the largest ad agencies in the world (TBWA, Razorfish, Liquid and more), commanding results and awards for brands like Nike, Starbucks, Subway, Microsoft, Cisco, Walmart, Freightliner and Playstation. He brings Astronaut clients this global brand thinking to the products and causes that may just change the world.

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