Meet the Team

The minds behind the design

Cayla Ferrante

Cayla Ferrante
Senior Visual Designer

Cayla previously was an intern at Hagopian Ink while she studied Communications Design at Pratt Institute. 5 years later, she is happy to be back at the Ink and working with Madison Square Garden, Montefiore Medical Center and Greenspun Shapiro.

Her background includes all different types of clients ranging from nonprofits such as Covenant House, NAACP Legal Defense Fund and City Meals on Wheels, to large retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Cayla has extensive knowledge in email marketing but still loves when a print project comes her way. When she’s not working, you can find her knitting, gushing over puppies, or enjoying the outdoors – sometimes all at once!

Christina Hagopian

Christina Hagopian
Creative Director / President

Hagopian Ink is led by Creative Director and President Christina Hagopian. Known for her hands-on, approachable and professional demeanor and her meticulous yet fluid approach to creative direction, Christina has been a trusted resource to her clients, collaborators and contemporaries since launching Hagopian Ink in 2002.

Christina draws inspiration from her surroundings. Whether it’s the urban landscape of Manhattan or the tides and shores at her family’s Cape Cod summer home, these organic influences find their way into her work and color her design perspective. Her creative instincts show up in all aspects of her life. When she’s not at work, you can find Christina strolling gourmet groceries, seeking the perfect culinary inspiration for her next home-cooked meal or spending hours at her pottery wheel, experimenting with glazes and forms.

Christina holds a BFA in Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University and credits her time there with fueling her love of design and the problem-solving process. With 20 years of experience in the field, Christina is an active and well-respected contributor to the New York City design and entrepreneur communities.

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Our Clients Say...

Barbara Ward Thall

“Working with Christina Hagopian was a pure delight. Not only does she apply a light, sophisticated touch to her work, but she brings that same element to how she deals with others. On the Brides.com redesign project, she set the direction, inspired her team, and then worked hard to let their work shine through. She just has a wonderfully generous spirit.”

Barbara Ward Thall
Client Partner
Avenue A/Razorfish

Beverly Stacy

Beverly Stacy
Director of Development

Beverly Stacy is a veteran in web development and our trusted advisor. She leads a staff of programmers to handle a wide scale of projects for Hagopian Ink, including brochure websites with content management systems such as Word Press/Joomla/Drupal, e-commerce web sites, e-blasts, and more. While we dream up creative designs, Beverly builds them!

Jenny Tzeses

Jenny Tzeses
Writer and Editor

Jennifer Tzeses is Hagopian Ink’s creative partner for copywriting and editing. Her creative contributions to our work include writing attention-grabbing subject lines for Pepsi’s email campaigns and polished editorial copy for Todd & Duncan’s website.

An editor and writer with extensive experience at national magazines and global companies, Jennifer has worked for publications such as Seventeen, Martha Stewart Living and Woman’s Day. Her deep portfolio of consumer brand copywriting includes projects for clients such as Splenda, Stayfree and Clinique. When she’s not working, Jennifer can be found walking her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lucy.

Matt Gillmore

Matt Gillmore
Technology Lead & Development Consultant

Matt Gillmore is Hagopian Ink’s lead resource for web development and email development, as well as being the person we turn to with our nagging technical questions. His solid blend of UX design and front-end development skills have been an asset to clients such as Pepsi, for whom he spearheaded our transition to responsive email design templates for their PepsiCo campaigns. Matt also built and maintains many of the client websites we have developed, including those for Yellow & Blue Wines, where he built a custom content management system; Todd & Duncan; and Greenspun Shapiro. Matt and his wife Valerie call Dallas home.

Sambora

Sambora
Office Manager

Our faithful office mascot, Sambora aka Richie followed his aquatic predecessor and first in command, Jovi. He enjoys his corner of Hagopian Ink’s New Jersey office and represents the state with pride. Sambora brings a unique calm to all and reminds us every day, we are Livin’ on a Prayer.