Owner / Creative Director
Dave Ramsell received formal training in graphic design from The University of Akron, but his love of art began when he was just a boy. At the age of ten, he began taking a bus each Saturday morning to the Canton Art Institute in downtown Canton, Ohio. While taking drawing, painting, and sculpture classes, young Dave Ramsell explored not only the world of art, but also his own creativity. As a GlenOak High School student, Dave chose to study a two-year drafting design program. This program was Dave’s first opportunity to express his creative nature within a precise discipline like drafting.
As a young man, Dave explored several career paths including management and sales, but neither of these paths satisfied his yearning to create. Dave chose to return to The University of Akron and study graphic design. Here he found a field that allowed him to combine his creativity and precise attention to detail with his business experience.
When asked what he likes best about graphic design, Dave replied, “Watching images and words merge into a design that conveys the company’s brand and helps the company to grow and to succeed.”
Brad Sappenfield is a seasoned web developer with a diverse range of skills including a keen eye for design, exceptional communication skills and the ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure. Brad graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Information Science with a focus on marketing and computer science. Brad’s true passion is coding. Working alongside Dave Ramsell and the Grantstreet Creative team, Brad understands the importance of clean, SEO Friendly, validated code and cross-browser compatibility. He has several years of WordPress development including: converting existing sites into WordPress, creating sites from scratch, theme development, theme modifications, short codes, widgets, custom post types as well as basic site and theme updates.
Eileen Peck is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film and Television Studies. She also has an Associate Degree in Digital Electronics from Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI.
She worked for nearly 20 years in information technology roles in both the higher education and non-profit sectors, including ten years with Merit Network, a research and education network in Michigan. In addition to working in the telecommunications, technology and networking fields, she also taught telecommunications, networking, and electricity and electronics at Washtenaw Community College. Her classes served primarily adult learners who were re-entering the workforce, or were seeking to develop new skills.
She now works full-time as a freelance writer, producing technical documents, user manuals, white papers, marketing materials, press releases, and other business communications materials. She has worked with Dave Ramsell and the Grantstreet Creative team since 2013.
Special Technical Advisor
Recognized as an industry leader in financial services business development and technology, Blane has worked in progressive roles in operations, technology and compliance in the industry. He co-founded Arkovi Social Media Archiving in 2009 with Carl Cline and Tyson Lowery – successfully raising capital and delivering modern software as a service solution for business use of social media. Blane also co-founded QuonWarrene with Neal Quon in 2009.
In October 2012, RegEd acquired Arkovi. Blane continues to advise companies via QuonWarrene. In addition, Blane is a sought-after speaker and panelist at industry and corporate conferences where he brings a fresh and innovative approach to business issues. An avid blogger and well known on twitter, @blano, he is actively engaged in social media providing thought leadership in compliant communications. He has worked with Dave Ramsell and the Grantstreet Creative team for several years. Blane serves as a board member for the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, an Ohio national historic landmark.