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We are a passionate team of strategic and creative professionals who believe in using our smarts for good. With decades of combined agency experience working on Fortune 500 brands, our strategists and designers bring a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to solving your brand’s most complex business problems.

chrisChris Kocek started Gallant based on a simple idea. What if you took the same strategy and design principles being used by the world’s most iconic brands and applied them to startups, small businesses, and companies on a mission to change the world? Prior to starting Gallant, Chris worked as a strategic planner at ad agencies in NYC and Austin, developing nationally recognized campaigns for Fortune 500 brands and highly respected nonprofits, including AARP, Monster, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Hyatt Hotels, Ace Hardware, John Deere, and The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Chris is the author of The Practical Pocket Guide to Account Planning and is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin.

Samantha Meazell is a strategist accomplished at unearthing insights, facilitating new conversations, spreading knowledge and sparking action. Versed in a wide range of disciplines, her career includes: launching online marketing tools for Socratic Technologies; designing and facilitating innovative workshops for educators across the globe at ISKME; building a community of enthusiastic tasters and champions for TCHO Chocolate; and producing online and video tools for unemployed adults and youth at BAVC. Samantha believes that creativity, collaboration and asking the right questions are the keys to success.

Kasey Sykes is an Advertising and Marketing professional with twelve years of experience in strategic marketing and media roles with expertise in media planning and evaluation, Facebook strategy, and client services. She spent ten years working at two of the top advertising agencies in the Southwest, GSD&M’s Idea City and McGarrah-Jessee where she built her media knowledge as a media planner, media buyer and buying supervisor, overseeing up to $75 million in advertising budgets annually. Most recently she spent two years working at Facebook in Sales and managing the Global Sales Services team. Now an independent marketing & media consultant, Kasey works with agencies and businesses as an extension of their Marketing team in variomicheus capacities including developing marketing and media strategies, managing Facebook pages and ad campaigns and consulting on business strategy.


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Savannah McAnally is a graphic designer and art director making stuff in Austin, TX. She’s a passionate problem solver driven by thoughtful approaches to design. She stands by the notion that great design always begins with a great concept. She’s inspired by bold, bright color combinations, animal mashups, and solid puns. When she’s not designing with Gallant you can find her working in her garden usually with her cat by her side.

Gallant-Portrait-Web-JDJD Mossburg is a multidisciplinary graphic designer who loves surrounding himself, and collaborating, with creative people. Since transplanting to Austin three years ago, he has worked with clients such as Austin Film Festival, 3M and Chuy’s Tex-Mex Restaurants. Clean, friendly design would be best used to describe his aesthetic, while still trying to combine ideas outside traditional context. With his solid educational foundation, agency background and a personal passion for design, his proficiency in conceptualization is always a priority. While not trying to save the world, JD can be found at the closest music venue or at the park with his dog, Babs.

Stephen Land takes advantage of a pop culture and gaming background to tell stories via social-first campaigns, websites, TV and experiential. His client list includes: Chili’s, Pizza Hut, Pepsi Co., the United States Air Force, John Deere NAMCO BANDAI, American Express, Chase, Oracle, Aquafina and numerous others. His awards and recognition include the One Show, the Clios, Communication Arts Advertising and Interactive Annuals, the FWA, Webbys, Ad Tech and a number of ADDYS.