Deb Holm

partner / account services

Top agency veteran. Business mind. Wine enthusiast. Hoosier Alum.

Debbie began her career selling advertising space for Advertising Age magazine which led to account service work at Frankel & Company (now Arc Worldwide/Leo Burnett). Her focus was on Adult and Youth marketing initiatives for the McDonald’s Corporation. She left Happy Meals behind and in 1995 founded ted studios with Catherine Jacobi.

Today, Debbie is your partner in strategy and account services.

Catherine Jacobi

partner / creative services

Artist/Designer. DIY fiend.
Habitual student. BBC addict.

Prior to starting ted studios, Catherine was a Creative Director at Magnani and Associates Advertising where she headed up several accounts including Schwinn Bicycles Sunbeam/Oster and National-Louis University. Catherine earned her BFA from Drake University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Catherine is your source in the development and creative process.

Susan Machuca

designer / production services

Illustrator. Mother of teenagers.
Pop culture savant.

Before joining ted studios, Susan was a designer and production artist at several Chicago design firms. At Magnani and Associates Advertising she was an art director on the Schwinn Bicycle, Sunbeam, Sassy and Petsmart accounts. Sue's extensive experience (teenage daughters) in all things current is our hands-on source for pop culture trends and attitudes.

Susan is your key to implementation and what's where and when.


founding partner / good dog emeritas

Dachshund. Mascot.
Natural guy.

Ted had a keen eye for design and a nose for, well, treats. Ted is greatly missed, and we are proud to carry on his name.