Who We Are

Cortica Creative Design is a team of two friends who originally met on the job. The environment that we worked in was, well, interesting to say the least, and our going through that experience together has galvanized our friendship in ways that nothing else probably could have.

Both of us have worked in marketing and graphic design since 2003. We started Cortica as a side endeavor in 2011 and have grown from there to provide a host of creative and graphic design services to clients.



Rob holds a B.A. in journalism with a concentration in media design and advertising. He is the type who freaks out when he discovers a new favorite font and is not unknown to use it to excess (even for desktop Post-It notes, which bring him a certain level of dismay in that they don’t have kerning and tracking control). A word and language nerd, he is also a skilled copywriter and dabbles in foreign tongues (he speaks French and Italian and is certified in TEFL — Teaching English as a Foreign Language).



Allison earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Baker University and then her master’s degree in marketing communications from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas in May 2013. She does photography as well as design, combining the two for clients to really take things over the top, and she also heads up Cortica’s services for promotional products. Allison speaks Spanish (when Rob pesters her into it) and is actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City.


Some other random tidbits about us:

  • We’re both originally journalism majors with emphasis in design and layout for media. As you might guess from this, we are not math/numbers people at all and often start laughing at each other as we try to figure the bill in a restaurant or add up numbers on a list during meetings without the help of a spreadsheet or calculator.
  • Allison loves sports, particularly Royals baseball, while Rob could not have any less interest in them. Rob also loves cooking, while Allison tries to stay as far away from that as possible.
  • As you can see, we do not believe in conforming to gender stereotypes.
  • Anything else you want to know? Ask us.