Catalyst Marketing Design | Brand Driven. Marketing Savvy.

We Grow Brands

Brand Driven. Marketing Savvy.

We bring fresh, organic ideas to the table – using strategic thinking and killer creative – to transform the way food, beverage and lifestyle industries market to their customers.

Who We Are

We are a highly creative professional agency with a talent for building and activating brands and a proven track record of success. With strategic planning marketing and incredible creative, we produce dynamic brand solutions and engaging consumer promotions that get results for clients from startups to Fortune 100 companies.

What We Do

We use traditional, digital, and innovative strategic communications to grow your brand.

  • We deliver the finest service.
  • We devour and drive change.
  • We cook up recipes for fun.
  • We drink in adventure, creativity, and open mindedness.
  • We mix in growth and learning.
  • We follow a recipe of open and honest communication and relationships.
  • We blend a family spirit with a positive team.
  • We prepare more with less.
  • We fuse passion with determination.
  • We try to be humble (as to avoid eating humble pie).
  • What Makes Us Different

    Creative Thinking

    At Catalyst we are more than great design. We lead with creative thinking to develop out-of-the-box solutions for our clients.

    Account Service

    We pride ourselves on over-delivering for our clients. Through proactive communication, unbelievably quick turnaround and a deep understanding of your business – we get the job done on track, on time and on budget.


    We believe creativity needs structure to ensure that we deliver on a consistent basis for our clients. Not only do we follow a specific process for our strategic approach, we also invest in agency operations software to successfully navigate every detail. Our Process Infographic

    Shopper Marketing

    A brand must build emotional connections with consumers in today's busy world. Through our Shopper Marketing expertise, we are able to navigate through the entire shopper journey by using best practices that establish strong relationships and brand ambassadors.

  • Traditional

    • Brand Development
    • Packaging
    • Sales Materials
    • POP/POS
    • Advertising
    • Out of Home
    • Direct Mail
    • Trade Shows
    • Sweepstakes & Contests
    • Special Event Marketing
  • Digital

    • Website Design & Development
    • Responsive Site Design
    • Inbound Marketing
    • Email Marketing
    • SEO
    • SEM
    • Social Media Management
    • Online Advertising
  • Strategic

    • Research & Analysis
    • Branding & Positioning Strategies
    • Marketing Plans
    • Advertising Strategies
    • Shopper Marketing Plans
    • Social Media Strategy

Our Work

Sample our tasty creative.

  • “Catalyst’s broad range of experience and resources allows them to solve nearly any marketing challenge that comes our way. Additionally, their commitment to solid results really sets them apart.”

    Aaron Knight

    Founder - 110 Athletics

  • “The Catalyst team has shown amazing strategic thinking, innovation, and process execution on every project that they have completed to support our business unit.”

    Eric Le Blanc

    Director of Sales Development - Tyson Foods, Inc.

  • “Catalyst functions as an arm of our marketing team, digging deep to understand our needs and developing sound strategy to accomplish our goals.”

    Wayne Schmidt

    Senior Vice President - Rieke Corporation

  • “I am impressed with the depth of Catalyst’s thinking. Their combination of strategy and creative wins every time.“

    Tracy Fors

    Marketing Director - Wright-Patt Credit Union

  • “Catalyst always goes above and beyond what is expected. The level of professionalism with Catalyst is unsurpassed. We enjoy working closely with the Team at Catalyst.”

    Cherie Dailey

    River Terrace Estates

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(260) 422-4888
930 S Calhoun St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
930 S Calhoun St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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Ted Kucinsky

Principal and Creative Director

Ted has more than 25 years of experience in the agency world. He’s also an award winning creative in his own right. Ted started the company and continues to oversee its operation and all concepts and designs. What that says to our clients is that it’s truly a team effort and from the top down, every project is a priority at Catalyst. From strategy meetings with clients to tweaks to concepts to firing up the design software, Ted is both a leader and team player who helps ensure success.

Community Involvement

  • Fort Wayne Advertising Federation, member
  • Bishop Dwenger Summit Invitational, volunteer

Shannon McNett-Silcox

Principal, VP Account Service

Shannon thrives on the fast-paced, ever-changing world of advertising. Shannon is exceptionally skilled at helping our clients and employees succeed by jumping into brainstorming sessions, staying late to develop pitches, and working side by side with the entire team. Her experience ranges from non-profit to B2B and B2C work, making her the well-rounded leader of the pack. She oversees the team that manages client accounts and ensures top-notch quality. Shannon knows how to exceed client expectations and inspire the team that makes it all happen.

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, volunteer
  • We Inspire Support Empower (WISE, Inc.), member & mentor
  • Community Harvest Food Bank, past board member
  • Schwab Foundation, past board member
  • Science Central, past board member
  • Community Transportation Network, past board member

Jeff Anderson

Associate Creative Director

Jeff comes up with the concepts and designs for our clients and wins some awards along the way, including Regional, District and even National awards. He designs everything from websites to postcards and anything in between. Jeff makes our clients look good, and Catalyst too.

Community Involvement

  • North Anthony Neighborhood Association, volunteer & historic fundraiser committee member
  • Catalyst Fort Wayne Parks & Rec cleanup coordinator

Katie O’Muireagain

Account Strategist

Katie has the ability to step back, look at the big picture, and come up with cutting edge ideas that allow clients to meet their goals. Katie has worn many hats during her years in marketing, including brand development, online marketing strategy, social media marketing and strategic planning to name a few. Her vast knowledge of strategic marketing is an immeasurable asset to our clients.

Community Involvement

  • Fort Financial Credit Union, associate board member
  • Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., marketing & communications committee member

Katelyn McMillin

Account Executive

Katelyn’s attention to detail and ability to seamlessly manage tons of projects at once is why she’s so loved by our clients. She knows their industry inside and out and can also tell clients every single detail of their individual projects’ progress. Kate never breaks a sweat and makes it all look easy, which is why she’s great for the whole team.


Jude Oseto

Digital Designer

Jude is the guy who not only understands all that web code, but can amaze our clients with his graphic design skills too. He has an extensive background in print and digital production, which makes him efficient when designing because he understands the best way to work with the end product in mind. Jude is Catalyst’s jack-of-all-trades who keeps our clients coming back.

Community Involvement

  • IPFW RiverFest, volunteer

Molly Link

Account Executive

Molly has worked in several areas at Catalyst, like research, copywriting, public relations, production and traffic management, so she’s well rounded to ensure projects run smoothly and our clients are happy. Molly jumps in wherever she’s needed and is the proof that where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Community Involvement

  • YWCA Northeast Indiana, marketing committee member

Connie Hunt

Accounting Director

Connie keeps everything in balance and on time. She’s been with Catalyst for years, so she knows all of our clients and vendors forward and backward. Connie is lightning fast when you need accounting information, proving to be an awesome value to Catalyst and our clients.

Community Involvement

  • Walden Association, board member
  • Neighborhood Watch, block captain

Kim McDonald

Coordinator, Special Projects

Kim is our multitasking extraordinaire. She does everything from proofing and editing to coordinating whatever is needed for special projects for our clients. And she does it all with a smile on her face. Kim is the bright spot in any hectic day.


Sharon Essary

Account Services

Sharon is the perfect bridge between client needs and agency execution. She is a certified category manager and works on-site with the client. She sees their business from many different angles: customer development, promotions and product development. Sharon helps us tell the story and brings the data to back it up.


Christy Drake

Production Manager

Christy is Catalyst’s production manager. She’s the one who has to take all our crazy ideas and bring them to life on time and on budget. She understands the various aspects of getting our clients the final product they want so she knows how to source things and make it all happen. Christy keeps things running smoothly, which makes her not only an asset to Catalyst, but also to our clients.


Ryan Pickard

Graphic Designer

Ryan takes the Picasso in his head, blends it with the developed strategy and puts it into phenomenal designs for our clients. Ryan has a background in everything from concept and design to art production. He brings rounded experience to the table for our clients.