ThinkSpark Media began life in 2007 as Campfield Public Relations. But as the one-man-shop’s client roster and service offerings expanded – not to mention the size of its team – neither the “Campfield” nor the “Public Relations” accurately reflected the continued growth and direction of the firm.
So, Campfield Public Relations was retired and ThinkSpark Media was born.
Where did the term ThinkSpark come from? It’s what we believe is our most important contribution to our clients; using our experience and outside perspective to spark a company’s creative and strategic thinking.
Justin Campfield, Founder
During his decade-and-a-half marketing communications career, Justin has worked with brands ranging from small non-profits, tech start-ups and health care organizations to national icons such as Electronic Arts and National Audubon Society. Still a journalist at heart, Justin enjoys crafting a campaign’s overarching message and ensuring that each component of the plan delivers it.
Work is an important part of who Justin is, but truth be told, his motivation for starting and growing ThinkSpark Media was and is to have the professional freedom to live where he and his wife want to raise their children. Since there weren’t too many marketing communications firms to work at in rural Norwich, Vermont (none actually), when he and his family moved there from Florida he decided to start his own.
Justin has a BA in journalism from Florida Southern College and is slowly, painfully, working on a Masters degree at the University of Vermont. He occasionally finds time to water and snow ski and hit the tennis courts.
Nick Szumowski, Web and Graphic Design
Nick is a web and graphic designer who combines amazing aesthetics with the often overlooked, less glamorous things that make websites effective, such as SEO, search engine marketing, traffic analysis, and online and social media advertising campaigns.
After attending The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he majored in sound design and photography, he started working as a freelance designer in the Boston area, though his client base reached as far as Italy.
Now a happy resident of Vermont, Nick spends his free time cross country skiing with his wife, learning the guitar and drums, and cleaning up after his two rabbits, Frankenstein and Wizzard.
Jenny Buono, Graphic Design
Before she ever began a career in graphic design, Jenny made a living using a different kind of artistry. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in digital media design from Castleton State College, Jenny lived the life of a professional snowboarder as a member of the Killington Snowboard Team, traveling and competing at ski resorts across the country.
Since her snowboarding career came to a close, she has focused on an impressive professional career that has included roles as a web marketing associate and senior designer at a book publishing house, art director at two regional magazines and assistant at a graphic design firm.
Additional Team Resources
When project needs and workloads merit, we reach out to additional well-qualified professionals to provide specialized skills.