who we are
a specially formulated team to maximize performance.
93 Octane was formed in 2002. We wanted to create an environment where strategy, creativity, execution (and a TON of expertise) could come together without the “big agency” bureaucracy. Our staff is lean. You won’t find an “assistant” anyone or a “VP” of anything. Instead, we have a team of seasoned professionals who spend their time actually doing the work, not managing middle men. Our nimble structure allows us to bring in players as necessary (say, a media buyer, for example), without the overhead of a bloated staff.
john lindner / owner / creative director
There’s a civil war going on between the left and right part of John’s brain, and everybody seems to win. Especially clients. His ability to generate brilliant ideas (including our name) with a businessman’s focus on results has been valued by some of the country’s biggest direct response agencies – and clients including AMF Bowling Centers, ChildFund International, Genworth, Lay-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Massey Cancer Center, Nordstrom, Medarva, and St. Joseph’s Villa.
jason sullivan / art director / front-end web developer
Having cut his creative teeth at Style Weekly, Richmond Guide and Virginia Living, Jason knows Central Virginia like the back of his hand. When he’s not obsessing over typography and color combinations, he’s likely wandering the trails of the Blue Ridge or exploring The Commonwealth on a bicycle. His extensive editorial and advertising experience has proven to be an invaluable asset to the 93 Octane team.
jenna weidner / art director
As our reigning logo queen, she brings personality and fondness for bright colors and script fonts whenever possible. When she’s not working hard for clients like Call Federal Credit Union and Maymont Foundation, you can find Jenna cheering on her favorite soccer team (Tottenham!) or laughing at cats online. Graduating from the Creative Advertising program at VCU, Jenna first came to us as an intern. But it wasn’t long before her artistic eye, willingness to learn and quick production skills earned her a spot on the team. Go Jenna!