We hired Ann and Menlo Creative to help with a complete rebranding of our firm. She has long-term experience working with companies and we were impressed by her prior work and convinced she was the right person to lead the rebranding effort for us. She proved us correct every step of the way. This was a major project for us that would not have been a success without Ann's involvement. — Charles Beeler: General Partner, Rally Ventures
I've worked with Ann on several occasions during the time that I was GM of Consumer Services at Dell. Ann's creativity and reliability not only helped deliver a great result for our group (in naming, branding and marketing approach) but also her professionalism helped us navigate a very complex approval process within Dell. She's a top notch marketing pro and I'd jump at the chance to work with her again. — Rob Meinhardt: Furious Collective Partner, Advisor & Entrepreneur
Ann = Results! Ann is a whirlwind of focus and efficiency. Ann listens, creates and delivers. Over the years I have seen Ann take on many projects and she always delivers the desired results—whether its through her strong creative prowess, her deep understanding of technology markets and their cycles, her intense ability to focus or her relentless determination to win! — Aisling MacRunnels: CMO/GM Executive
I have worked several times with Ann Sison, ranging from small (mFactory) to very large (VMware) companies. In each and every case, Ann and her team have been great to work with, really understanding us as the client, and delivering an end product that has always exceeded expectations. — Rick Jackson: Chief Marketing Officer at Qlik
Ann is first and foremost a leader in branding communications. She and her team created the concepts and delivered engaging work -- all the pieces we needed to get our brand off the ground. I will definitely work with her again and recommend her without caveat. — David Wertheimer: President, Digital at FOX (Digital Media, Digital Content Change Agent)
Ann is an experienced creative recruiter with talent development, mentorship and management expertise. She is a leader in her field and has developed strategic relationships within the design community. Ann is a pleasure to work with. She is trustworthy and reliable. Ann has earned the respect of her colleagues because of her collaborative leadership approach and exceptional interpersonal skills. — Chris McCanna, Instructor & Leadership Coach at Stanford Graduate School of Business
Ann Sison :: Founder
Ann's passion is creating, growing and maintaining great brands, bringing proven value, design expertise and coaching to clients and peers alike. Located in Silicon Valley, with a successful 20+ year record, she leads and manages the planning, competitive research & analysis, messaging, resourcing, and implementation of branding projects online and offline. Ann utilizes an extensive network of designers, writers, photographers, developers and print vendors in her work with clients from inception through delivery for brand messaging, identities, websites, collateral and campaigns.
From start-up ventures to Fortune 100 clients in the services, technology, finance, institutions and biotech sectors, Ann has led clients and creative teams to bring forth innovative and impactful results. Before founding Menlo Creative, Ann led clients and creative teams in the creation of award-winning work at one of Silicon Valley’s top branding firms, 1185. Ann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in Art Direction from San Jose State University.
Bellarmine College Preparatory, BlueData Software, Canary Challenge, Canary Foundation, Caroline K. Huo Luxury Real Estate, Cogent Valuation, D-Wave Systems, EPATT (East Palo Alto Tutoring & Tennis), Furious Collective, Guardant Health, Khan Lab School, Los Gatos Rowing Club, Rally Ventures, St. Raymond School, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Signatures Capital
Examples of Clients Prior to Founding Menlo Creative
Adobe, Agilent Technologies, Bank of the West, Benchmark Capital, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Informatica, Jive, MyVegas, NeXT Computer, Paramount Digital Entertainment, SAP, SuccessFactors, Stanford Hospital, Stanford University, Sun, Technology Credit Union, VMWare