Who we are

Chris Sculles

Chris Sculles
Partner, President, Creative Director
Banjo soundtrack to a battle with sleep and gravity.

Betsy Fiden

Betsy Fiden
Partner, Marketing and Strategy
Night cycling concertgoer seats fifty.

Chris McGuire

Chris McGuire
Director of Client Growth & Engagement
Optimistic lifeguard with a favorite bike.

Rob Brookman

Rob Brookman
Creative Director + Senior Writer
Sound and fury and white light, white heat.

Bob Sprecher

Bob Sprecher
Chief Creative Officer
Sasquatch-loving family man wishes you were here.

Valerie Rausch

Valerie Rausch
Associate Creative Director
Soapist runs on iced coffee.

Meg Gross

Meg Gross
Art Director
12,000 stickers and a bowl of fettuccine.

Sarah Sidani

Sarah Sidani
Designer
Middle child via Middle East.

Danielle Filippone

Danielle Filippone
Senior Marketing Associate
Devotee of pasta, punk and pranayama.

Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson
Director of Client Services
First chair Minnesotan per usual right on time.

Tim Fitzpatrick

Tim Fitzpatrick
Account Supervisor
Severe movie nerdery emerges from KC MO.

Nick Orlandi

Nick Orlandi
Senior Account Executive
Outgoing skier generously dishes up the ravioli.

Ron Klein

Ron Klein
Auxiliary Art Director
Science-minded independent rocks vintage BMX.

Ernest Gurule

Ernest Gurule
Office Manager
Globetrotting with bulldogs Chloe and Ace.

Sarah Elwyn

Sarah Elwyn
Production Artist
Spoon player, production slayer.

Ryan Seagram

Ryan Seagram
Senior Account Executive
Vinyl junkie, ranch hand trades sprints for 33 1/3.

About

Launched in 2004, McGuffin started as the Little Engine That Could, providing creative services for some major clients with just a few designers and a single account executive out of a little office in suburban Elmhurst, IL. Things changed fast. In quick succession, we added new clients, moved to Chicago and hired more team members — designers, writers, AEs, even a business manager. Today, spitting distance from two decades in business, we can’t fit our staff into a single car anymore (or several cars, actually) but we retain the qualities that helped us grow: we’re approachable, nimble and endlessly motivated to do our best for our clients. Our team of thinkers, makers and doers aren’t afraid of coloring outside the lines to help our clients achieve their goals. Our variety of experiences, insights and interests help make us both outstanding creative partners and good fun at parties.

What the heck is a McGuffin?

Looking for a Mr. or Ms. McGuffin? Spoiler alert: McGuffin is not a “who.”

Our values

Do smart work

Observe challenges at 
arm’s length to get the 
best perspective.

Practice diplomacy

Approach every interaction with respect, kindness and decency.

Walk with humble 
confidence

Modesty is the oil that keeps our machine running.

Stay driven

Commitment is built on dedication and follow-through.

Seek to help

Celebrate good thinking, then collaborate to build something great.

Careers

We often have openings for good-hearted people of extraordinary talent. If that’s how your mom would describe you, maybe you should apply.

Careers