When we say we’re your partner, we mean it. And then we show it by doing things differently. We offer the total range of services and decades of expertise that you’d expect from a large ad agency—with the breakthrough creative, on-a-dime responsiveness, and managed costs that only a boutique agency can offer.

 

Scott Bartley

Partner / Creative Director

Scott has had a near-lifelong love of advertising. As founding partner and creative director at Bartley & Dick, an award-winning branding agency in Manhattan, he has literally fulfilled a childhood dream. Working with clients as varied as AMC Networks, The BBC, Federal Reserve Bank, Timberland and Dancing with the Stars, he spends his days creating dynamic communications that engage, inform and influence.

It’s the culmination of years of diligence and dues-paying.

After graduating from The College of Saint Rose, he joined D.J. Moore Advertising in Albany, where his work for clients like Key Bank and General Electric earned every major design award from the Upstate New York Ad Club.

From there, he was recruited to build the Massachusetts office of Winstanley Associates Advertising, again developing award-winning creative for clients like the WNBA and Warner Bros.

That just left Manhattan, where he held senior creative director positions at Hammond Farrell Advertising, Biederman Kelly Krimstein & Partners, and Seiter and Miller Advertising before stepping into his last, best role.

Rick Biolsi

Partner / Design Director

Rick believes in having a goal, and getting there by the most creative means necessary. Whether it’s a finish line 26 miles away, a desert 5,000 miles away, or breakthrough advertising concepts—the most elusive goal—he’s the guy to get you there.

His own journey began early, with a childhood love of drawing and all things design that led him to an MFA in Illustration and Graphic Design from the University of Bridgeport. From there, he became a designer for Musselman Advertising in Allentown, PA, and later, senior art director for Connecticut-based Doug Ely Design Group, where he made a name solving design challenges for Smith Corona, Remy Amerique and Ricoh.

As senior art director for NYC-based EastWest Creative, he expanded both reach and reputation on brands including Post Cereals, Listerine, Lysol and Jell-O. He mastered mediums from print and POS to broadcast and interactive. He won a slew of industry accolades. For inspiration, he drew naked people.

Today, he’s founding partner and design director at Bartley & Dick, a multi-award-winning branding agency in Manhattan. Goal achieved. Now he’s able to help others—like EPIX/MTV, BBC America, International Delights, and NYC Housing Development Corporation—achieve their goals, with total versatility, strategic insight and brilliant creative.

Gayle Gaddis

Copy Director

Gayle believes that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single word. That a well-crafted message has the power to create a connection and an impact. So after a quarter century of perfecting words, she’s very well traveled.

Her wordlust began at a very young age with some very bad poetry, but found more constructive outlets. With an English degree from Williams College, she hit New York, writing first at McGraw-Hill, then at ViA Marketing & Design, creating brand strategy, concepts and killer copy for clients as varied as The Limited, Fraser Papers and Englewood Hospital.

After 4+ years as senior writer at Aveda, she ultimately took her show on the road, working independently for clients from Martha Stewart Omnimedia and Johnson & Johnson to UnitedHealth Group, Yahoo! and Victoria’s Secret Beauty. From product naming to print ads to targeted web copy, whatever the medium, she’s mastered the message.

With Bartley & Dick—working for clients like BBC America, POMCO Group and MASA Israel—she’s found kindred creative spirits: passionate, versatile professionals on a perpetual quest to get it right.

Chris Mallinson

Senior Designer

Chris loves to play the short game—whether on the golf course or in the studio. With an emphasis on clean typography and eye-catching photography, he is driven to big ideas by his passion for the work he produces.

It's a purposeful-is-beautiful design ethic that sprang from his years studying Swiss Modernism at the State University of New York at Fredonia, and it’s one that he’s carried with him ever since. After earning his BFA in Graphic Design, he honed his skills in-house at IZZO Golf/Callaway, before transitioning to Archer Communications as Lead Designer. There, he worked on projects from mobile-friendly websites to ad campaigns with clients as varied as Kodak, Parlec and ESPN Radio, making a name for himself with creative that combined usefulness and visual appeal, no matter what the scale.

At Bartley & Dick since 2012, Chris brings that same balance between content and strong visual aesthetics to all of his designs—whether for Kings of Cole, AMC or International Delights. Still a true believer that successful design is the product of conceptual thinking, creative execution and most importantly, effective communication, he is constantly trying new means to achieve the ideal—to our clients’ benefit.

Ashley Smith

Designer

An artist and a distance runner, Ashley knows that an object in motion stays in motion—and picks up a lot of inspiration along the way. Since graduating with her BFA in Graphic Design from The College of Saint Rose, she hasn’t stopped learning, growing and pursuing her love of design.

Her passion for finding inspired solutions to challenges—“the only way to stay young forever”—led her next to Motiv Design in Boston. Thriving (unsurprisingly) on the fast-paced environment, she sharpened her concept development and design skills on clients as varied as Keurig, iRobot, Vitamix and Zarbee’s.

Since joining Bartley & Dick in 2015, she has been immersed in digital design work for the likes of EPiX and International Delights, as well as logo development for a host of clients. In all, she blends strategy, research and intent to create effective, delightful, and (of course) inspired solutions.

Mackenzie Carey

Designer

Design at its most appetizing, fulfilling, and memorable is something of a specialty for Mackenzie. Not only because she cut her creative teeth on food and beverage clients, but because her hunger for getting it right is nearly insatiable.

After getting her Graphic Design BFA from the College of Saint Rose in 2014, that bottomless energy—whether she’s captivating with images, or playing catch with her dogs—drove her immediately into the design world. Beginning as a freelancer for boutique design and marketing studios upstate, she then made her mark at Manhattan design studio OffWhite, creating delicious and on-target branding and packaging for clients including Maple Hill Creamery, Maria & Ricardo’s, Popcorn, Indiana and Cooksimple.

At Bartley & Dick, whose clients range from movie and news networks to industrial manufacturing to education (and of course, food), Mackenzie’s found new creative outlets and a powerful team just as intent on beautiful, purposeful design. (And almost as fond of dogs.)

Katie Price

Project Manager

Whether traveling to Reykjavik, Guadalajara and Brussels, or juggling projects with disciplines and objectives that are just as widely diverse, Katie is a master of keeping on track, seeing through fresh eyes, and finding the sweet spots.

Always an explorer, Katie discovered her path by blending, and mastering, a variety of creative fields: She graduated from Purchase College in 2009 with a major in art history and a minor in sociology. She spent five years as an account manager in the fashion industry, then followed it up by doing freelance art direction for music videos and commercials. Next she spent 2½ years at Manhattan design studio OffWhite, where as project manager she helped relaunch more than a dozen brands and worked with clients like Maple Hill Creamery and Popcorn, Indiana (not to mention building an effortless collaboration with our designer Mackenzie Carey).

Today she brings that curiosity, drive and creative spark to bear on all things Bartley & Dick—and makes sure that while our ideas may be high-flying, our feet are always firmly on the ground.

Charlie Gill

Developer

A literally shattering epiphany led Charlie to dedicate his life to art. After being wedged between two battling players in a high school football game, he came out with a broken thumb, arm cast and the realization that all he wanted to do was draw. Bad day for football; great day (once his hand healed) for the creative world.

That epiphany guided him toward Visual Communications at the Art Institute of Dallas. Graduating in 1993, he began a personal art evolution: From Illustrator at CompUSA, he moved, with the industry, into 3D modeling and animation, and from there into Flash development (before it was a household name) for agency Insider Marketing and clients like Samsung.

He’d drawn. He’d designed. Now he wanted to build. Assembling his own Media Integration team at Dallas agency IMC2, he continued innovating—including a live ad campaign on Times Square’s Jumbotron—for clients like Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Secret, Pizza Hut, GSK and other pharmaceuticals. Later, as head of Creative at the Goodway Group, he built smart, dynamic solutions for “almost every auto brand there is.”

Now with Bartley & Dick, he has license to build with abandon, designing arresting media for clients like EPIX, iDelights, Vac-U-Max and Masa Israel. Just as exciting, he’d argue, as football ever was, though the uniforms could use some work.