Meet the OC Team

Every success at OC Creative stems from an amazing team. Get to know the folks that will take your idea, infuse it with creativity, and produce a product you will love.

You'll see we each have a colored dot next to our name. To learn about that, click below.

Yeah, what are those colors?

Darren Lilke

Video Director
Darren's mantra is "There is no such thing as bad pizza." Well, Darren, what about a tuna pizza? Huh? Tuna pizza with tapioca topping? Mmm. But honestly, Darren's a cool dude. We decided to keep him.
  Mountains = happy place
  Dadofteens
  All-in on Baby Yoda!
Katie's dog Lumos licking her face

Rachel Clarke

Social Media Manager & Videographer
If you follow OC, you know we always have a Rachel on our team, and this Rachel is pretty amazing. She likes space, video production, and Nintendo. Put her in a comfy room and watch her beat Mario in one go. Just include bathroom breaks for Rachel and her furry, four-legged friend, Cosmo.
  Interstellar
  youthpastorwifelife
  Bucket list item: make a documentary
Katie's dog Lumos licking her face

Austin Wilson

Video Project Manager
Although Austin likes the typical quiet time and chick flicks, he breaks that mold shouting at his team when playing Rocket League. When he’s not playing at the extremes of sound, he hikes, camps, and dresses up for the Ren Faire.
  Dog Dad
  Dipping Sauce Fanatic
  Psych
Katie's dog Lumos licking her face

Leslie Latimer

Design Director
Leslie is dope. She's like, super talented and junk. She'll design your stuff and you'll love it. For real. You'll be all, "I love it!" She likes to hand letter stuff, and it's neato torpedo. She's one cool lady. Be like Leslie.
  Plant mom
  Bikes like whoa
  Baker of pies

Justin Difazzio

Writer
Justin is the first person in history to actually use their English degree. We make him write everything. Except this. So it's probably poorly written. But trust us, he's like, really, really good.
  GAMES
  Jack
  Harriet the Spy

Meredith Guio

Design Coordinator
Designer by day and line-dancer by night, Meredith is always down for adventure. She takes hella landscape photos and brings back rocks to create homemade watercolor paints with. Dope.
  Friends of ferns everywhere
  PUZZLES
  Kombucha on the daily

Katie Hemmeter

Web Director
Katie is actually a sentient house plant that we taught to do web development. It's pretty advanced science.... We should probably publish and get rich. BRB. PS - you can totally put mocha in her coffee.
  Aquarius
  I wish I could, but I don't want to. - P.B.
Katie's dog Lumos licking her face

Fun Fact: She can sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” both one word ahead and one word behind the melody…and now it’s difficult to actually sing it properly.

Sara Myers

Project Manager
Sara will drink your coffee if you leave it unattended. So, watch out. She's a Sagittarius, a Slytherin, and does not enjoy long walks on the beach. Her personal motto is "Get stuff done...and always carry Kleenex."
  Lover of fun socks
  Allergic to everything
  Cleaning products
Katie's dog Lumos licking her face

Fun Fact: She knows five languages and is working on a sixth!

Brian Oster

Creative Director/President
Brian always has ideas. If you need one, he'll gladly lend it! Just feed him all the coffee, and give him a challenge. He'll take care of the rest.
  Loves to dissect commercials
  Bad dad jokes
  Oven-fresh Italian bread

Lynn Parker

Accounting Administrator
Lynn is hands down the sweetest person you will ever meet. So put your hands up and wave them around like you just do care, because Lynn is amazing.
  Art in the genes
  Secret agent name: VioLynn
  Grandma of 6!
Katie's dog Lumos licking her face

Amy Oster

Account Director/VP
Amy makes everyone she works with look good. No, really. She does makeup for photoshoots. Amy runs on moscato, the smell of fresh brownies, and a good text convo. Don't EVER put mocha in her coffee.
  Documentaries, am I right?
  Momofteenagers
  Sports nut
Katie's dog Lumos licking her face

June Oster

Videographer
June taught herself videography at a young age with a few YouTube videos and lots of intuition. A problem solver for all things relating to video and tech, she works best with a cat in her lap. We think she's pretty awesome, and you will too!
  Cuddly Cats!
  ALL THE COFFEE
  Video Game Lover
Katie's dog Lumos licking her face

Our Creative Partners

Dan Kapper

Videographer
Dan is a master storyteller. Also, he's super symmetrical. We did that thing where we cut our faces in half in Photoshop and pasted the halves together and Dan's halves match really well.
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Isabel Feldhaus

Digital Marketer
Isabel is our very own digital guru. When she's not dishing out digital content, you can catch her line dancing or photographing weddings. Ask her about coffee—she roasts her own beans!
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Zach Lynde

Videographer
Zach. If you're doing a video, you want Zach on your crew. He's baller. Although he promised us he'd bring us pizza someday, and we still haven't gotten pizza...
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Brooke Stonebraker

Designer
Brooke wows on all fronts! She's studying Visual Communication, playing basketball on the NIU women's basketball team, and embracing her creative side in all ventures. When she's not hanging with friends and family, she runs a side gig baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes.
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Dana Herra

Writer
Dana's an awesome writer. For real, she has bunches of awards and stuff. She also has a loud voice, a keen fashion sense, and a mild obsession with the color orange.
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Laura Harcar

Designer
This is some stuff about Laura. She's super duper cool. And really nice. And fashionable. Laura. She's the bee's knees. Her favorites are branding and making new logos.
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What does "OC" stand for?

We get this question a lot. And while the answer may be "nothing" (we swear!), we'd like to think it stands for some of the below.