About US

About Us

Building Better Brands

Burning Stick Creative is a marketing agency headquartered in the heart of downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Sparked by a desire to be different, what started with a simple premise has turned into our mantra. For seven years and counting, we’ve been helping clients bring their creative visions to life. Our in-office experts are ready to exceed your expectations in:

Our innovative approach to our work sets us apart from any other agency you’ll find and we can’t wait to share real, tangible results with you. You can learn more by visiting our department pages, checking out snapshots of our work via our case studies, or get started on your journey to building a better brand by contacting us today.

MEET THE TEAM

JOSH RICHARD

Managing Partner &
Captain of the Ship
Pectoral enthusiast, perpetual leg day skipper. Like a nice store mannequin: fashionable but top-heavy. Will check your homework, twice.
portrait photo of Shane Menkiewicz operations director of burning stick creative alternate

SHANE MENKIEWICZ

Client Whisperer
& Second-In-Command

Wears every hat in the house and looks good doing it, so be sure to tell him about it. Ready and willing to steer the ship in a pinch.

portrait photo of DONNY GALLAGHER Design Director of burning stick creative alternate

DONNY GALLAGHER

The Grand Marshal of Design
& Photoshop Palatine

A man of few words, but will definitely let you know about poor font choice or clashing colors. Wants to bring you over to the art side.

portrait of Alex Labat an SEO Director at burning stick creative alternate

ALEX LABAT

Search Engine Optimizer Supreme

Will break the internet with website traffic better than the Kardashians, but with a lot less silicone and more keywords.

portrait photo of JACOB MUFFOLETTO Copywriter of burning stick creative alternate

JACOB MUFFOLETTO

Wordsmith & Party Animal

Great at fixing tense situations, and believes punctuation saves lives. Adores spontaneity, but only if it’s carefully planned and executed. Will rally the troops when needed.

portrait photo of PATRICK SWINNEY Production Director of burning stick creative alternate

PATRICK SWINNEY

Director & Last-Looks Liaison

Likes to set the room tone. Likes to set the room tone. Keeps the client in focus. Knows that lightning comes before thunder, even God has to wait for sound.

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative alternate

DAVID HILBUN

Video Editor & Premiere Pro Paladin

Always finds the diamond in the rough cut. Will take the initiative, then ask you to roll for it. Often skips lunch, but may take a small sound bite.

portrait photo of NICOLE TAPERTS Digital Marketing Director of burning stick creative alternate

NICOLE TAPERTS

Queen B2B & Digital Specialist

Has a great bounce rate but still won’t go skydiving. Helps direct traffic, refuses to wear the tacky vest. Makes sure we’re all on the same landing page.

portrait photo of SYDNEY HEBERT Graphic Designer of burning stick creative alternate

SYDNEY MCGEE

Pantone Witch & Design Devisor

Might put a HEX on your brand. Wants to know your color theory on the first date. Can be complimentary, but sometimes she’s triadic. Always on the hunt for the ripest pixels.

portrait of joshua vincent an account executive at burning stick creative alternate

ANNIE CORMIER

Illustrator & Insta-Gator

Not afraid to poke the bear, as long as she can post about it. Likes it when you call her Van Geaux. Tweets others the way she wants to be tweeted.

portrait of jimmie richard an account executive at burning stick creative alternate

MELISSA ALFORD

Client Wrangler & Brand Evangelist

Will rope you into the right strategy faster than a cowboy can corral cattle. Leads your brand to the promised land, but only if you’re willing to be converted.

portrait of jimmie richard an account executive at burning stick creative alternate

KAYLIE SCHEXNIDER

Campaign Choreographer & Branding Virtuoso

Excellent at crafting campaigns that sing and brands that dance. Is no longer allowed in the theatre because she keeps capturing leads.

Small portrait photo of Josh Richard, owner of Burning Stick Creative

JOSH RICHARD

Managing Partner
& Captain of the Ship

 

Pectoral enthusiast, perpetual leg day skipper. Like a nice store mannequin: fashionable but top-heavy. Will check your homework, twice.

Small portrait photo of Josh Richard, owner of Burning Stick Creative

JOSH RICHARD

Managing Partner
& Captain of the Ship

 

Pectoral enthusiast, perpetual leg day skipper. Like a nice store mannequin: fashionable but top-heavy. Will check your homework, twice.

JOSH RICHARD

Managing Partner
& Captain of the Ship

Small portrait photo of Josh Richard, owner of Burning Stick Creative

JOSH RICHARD

Managing Partner
& Captain of the Ship

 

Pectoral enthusiast, perpetual leg day skipper. Like a nice store mannequin: fashionable but top-heavy. Will check your homework, twice.

portrait photo of Shane Menkiewicz operations director of burning stick creative

SHANE MENKIEWICZ

Client Whisperer
& Second-In-Command

 

Wears every hat in the house and looks good doing it, so be sure to tell him about it. Ready and willing to steer the ship in a pinch.

portrait photo of Shane Menkiewicz operations director of burning stick creative

SHANE MENKIEWICZ

Client Whisperer
& Second-In-Command

 

Wears every hat in the house and looks good doing it, so be sure to tell him about it. Ready and willing to steer the ship in a pinch.

SHANE MENKIEWICZ

Client Whisperer
& Second-In-Command

portrait photo of Shane Menkiewicz operations director of burning stick creative

SHANE MENKIEWICZ

Client Whisperer
& Second-In-Command

 

Wears every hat in the house and looks good doing it, so be sure to tell him about it. Ready and willing to steer the ship in a pinch.

portrait photo of DONNY GALLAGHER Design Director of burning stick creative

DONNY GALLAGHER

The Grand Marshal of Design
& Photoshop Palatine

 

A man of few words, but will definitely let you know about poor font choice or clashing colors. Wants to bring you over to the art side.

portrait photo of DONNY GALLAGHER Design Director of burning stick creative

DONNY GALLAGHER

The Grand Marshal of Design
& Photoshop Palatine

 

A man of few words, but will definitely let you know about poor font choice or clashing colors. Wants to bring you over to the art side.

DONNY GALLAGHER

The Grand Marshal of Design
& Photoshop Palatine

portrait photo of DONNY GALLAGHER Design Director of burning stick creative

DONNY GALLAGHER

The Grand Marshal of Design
& Photoshop Palatine

 

A man of few words, but will definitely let you know about poor font choice or clashing colors. Wants to bring you over to the art side.

portrait of Alex Labat an SEO Director at burning stick creative

ALEX LABAT

Search Engine Optimizer Supreme

 

Will break the internet with website traffic better than the Kardashians, but with a lot less silicone and more keywords.

portrait of Alex Labat an SEO Director at burning stick creative

ALEX LABAT

Search Engine Optimizer Supreme

 

Will break the internet with website traffic better than the Kardashians, but with a lot less silicone and more keywords.

ALEX LABAT

Search Engine Optimizer Supreme

 

portrait of Alex Labat an SEO Director at burning stick creative

ALEX LABAT

Search Engine Optimizer Supreme

 

Will break the internet with website traffic better than the Kardashians, but with a lot less silicone and more keywords.

portrait photo of JACOB MUFFOLETTO Copywriter of burning stick creative

JACOB MUFFOLETTO

Wordsmith & Party Animal

 

Great at fixing tense situations, and believes punctuation saves lives. Adores spontaneity, but only if it’s carefully planned and executed. Will rally the troops when needed.

portrait photo of JACOB MUFFOLETTO Copywriter of burning stick creative

JACOB MUFFOLETTO

Wordsmith & Party Animal

 

Great at fixing tense situations, and believes punctuation saves lives. Adores spontaneity, but only if it’s carefully planned and executed. Will rally the troops when needed.

JACOB MUFFOLETTO

Wordsmith & Party Animal

portrait photo of JACOB MUFFOLETTO Copywriter of burning stick creative

JACOB MUFFOLETTO

Wordsmith & Party Animal

 

Great at fixing tense situations, and believes punctuation saves lives. Adores spontaneity, but only if it’s carefully planned and executed. Will rally the troops when needed.

portrait photo of PATRICK SWINNEY Production Director of burning stick creative

PATRICK SWINNEY

Director & Last-Looks Liaison

 

Likes to set the room tone. Likes to set the room tone. Keeps the client in focus. Knows that lightning comes before thunder, even God has to wait for sound.

portrait photo of PATRICK SWINNEY Production Director of burning stick creative

PATRICK SWINNEY

Director & Last-Looks Liaison

 

Likes to set the room tone. Likes to set the room tone. Keeps the client in focus. Knows that lightning comes before thunder, even God has to wait for sound.

PATRICK SWINNEY

Director & Last-Looks Liaison

portrait photo of PATRICK SWINNEY Production Director of burning stick creative

PATRICK SWINNEY

Director & Last-Looks Liaison

 

Likes to set the room tone. Likes to set the room tone. Keeps the client in focus. Knows that lightning comes before thunder, even God has to wait for sound.

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

DAVID HILBUN

Video Editor & Premiere Pro Paladin

 

Always finds the diamond in the rough cut. Will take the initiative, then ask you to roll for it. Often skips lunch, but may take a small sound bite.

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

DAVID HILBUN

Video Editor & Premiere Pro Paladin

 

Always finds the diamond in the rough cut. Will take the initiative, then ask you to roll for it. Often skips lunch, but may take a small sound bite.

DAVID HILBUN

Video Editor & Premiere Pro Paladin

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

DAVID HILBUN

Video Editor & Premiere Pro Paladin

 

Always finds the diamond in the rough cut. Will take the initiative, then ask you to roll for it. Often skips lunch, but may take a small sound bite.

portrait photo of NICOLE TAPERTS Digital Marketing Director of burning stick creative

NICOLE TAPERTS

Queen B2B & Digital Specialist

 

Has a great bounce rate but still won’t go skydiving. Helps direct traffic, refuses to wear the tacky vest. Makes sure we’re all on the same landing page.

portrait photo of NICOLE TAPERTS Digital Marketing Director of burning stick creative

NICOLE TAPERTS

Queen B2B & Digital Specialist

 

Has a great bounce rate but still won’t go skydiving. Helps direct traffic, refuses to wear the tacky vest. Makes sure we’re all on the same landing page.

NICOLE TAPERTS

Queen B2B & Digital Specialist

portrait photo of NICOLE TAPERTS Digital Marketing Director of burning stick creative

NICOLE TAPERTS

Queen B2B & Digital Specialist

 

Has a great bounce rate but still won’t go skydiving. Helps direct traffic, refuses to wear the tacky vest. Makes sure we’re all on the same landing page.

portrait photo of SYDNEY HEBERT Graphic Designer of burning stick creative

SYDNEY MCGEE

Pantone Witch & Design Devisor

 

Might put a HEX on your brand. Wants to know your color theory on the first date. Can be complimentary, but sometimes she’s triadic. Always on the hunt for the ripest pixels.

portrait photo of SYDNEY HEBERT Graphic Designer of burning stick creative

SYDNEY MCGEE

Pantone Witch & Design Devisor

 

Might put a HEX on your brand. Wants to know your color theory on the first date. Can be complimentary, but sometimes she’s triadic. Always on the hunt for the ripest pixels.

SYDNEY MCGEE

Pantone Witch & Design Devisor

 

portrait photo of SYDNEY HEBERT Graphic Designer of burning stick creative

SYDNEY MCGEE

Pantone Witch & Design Devisor

 

Might put a HEX on your brand. Wants to know your color theory on the first date. Can be complimentary, but sometimes she’s triadic. Always on the hunt for the ripest pixels.

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

ANNIE CORMIER

Illustrator & Insta-Gator

 

Not afraid to poke the bear, as long as she can post about it. Likes it when you call her Van Geaux. Tweets others the way she wants to be tweeted.

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

ANNIE CORMIER

Illustrator & Insta-Gator

 

Not afraid to poke the bear, as long as she can post about it. Likes it when you call her Van Geaux. Tweets others the way she wants to be tweeted.

ANNIE CORMIER

Illustrator & Insta-Gator

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

ANNIE CORMIER

Illustrator & Insta-Gator

 

Not afraid to poke the bear, as long as she can post about it. Likes it when you call her Van Geaux. Tweets others the way she wants to be tweeted.

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

MELISSA ALFORD

Client Wrangler & Brand Evangelist

 

Will rope you into the right strategy faster than a cowboy can corral cattle. Leads your brand to the promised land, but only if you’re willing to be converted.

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

MELISSA ALFORD

Client Wrangler & Brand Evangelist

 

Will rope you into the right strategy faster than a cowboy can corral cattle. Leads your brand to the promised land, but only if you’re willing to be converted.

MELISSA ALFORD

Client Wrangler & Brand Evangelist

 

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

MELISSA ALFORD

Client Wrangler & Brand Evangelist

 

Will rope you into the right strategy faster than a cowboy can corral cattle. Leads your brand to the promised land, but only if you’re willing to be converted.

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

KAYLIE SCHEXNIDER

Campaign Choreographer & Branding Virtuoso

Excellent at crafting campaigns that sing and brands that dance. Is no longer allowed in the theatre because she keeps capturing leads.

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

KAYLIE SCHEXNIDER

Campaign Choreographer & Branding Virtuoso

Excellent at crafting campaigns that sing and brands that dance. Is no longer allowed in the theatre because she keeps capturing leads.

KAYLIE SCHEXNIDER

Campaign Choreographer & Branding Virtuoso

 

portrait photo of DAVID HILBUN Post-Production / Animation Director of burning stick creative

KAYLIE SCHEXNIDER

Campaign Choreographer & Branding Virtuoso

Excellent at crafting campaigns that sing and brands that dance. Is no longer allowed in the theatre because she keeps capturing leads.

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A message from our PRESIDENT-CEO

At Burning Stick Creative, we’re committed to providing expert guidance to marketing directors and business owners, helping them navigate the dynamic terrain of advertising and marketing in the digital age. We understand the challenges and complexities of this ever-evolving landscape, and our mission is to overcome these hurdles with strategic insights, vibrant creative, and innovative solutions that are tailored to your business.
In a world saturated with options, finding the right path for your brand can be daunting. Whether you’re grappling with changes in consumer behavior, emerging technologies, or the latest trends in digital marketing, we’re here to steer you towards success by leveraging our expertise and staying ahead of the competition. At Burning Stick Creative, we’re not just a service provider; we’re your trusted partner in conquering the challenges of contemporary marketing and ensuring your business thrives in the digital realm.

Why Choose Burning Stick Creative?

Proven Expertise:
Our seasoned professionals deliver results-driven campaigns, staying ahead of industry trends to lead your brand to success.

Tailored Solutions:
We customize strategies to meet your unique goals—whether it’s targeted digital campaigns, compelling content, or a comprehensive marketing strategy.

Seamless Integration:
From concept to execution, we offer end-to-end services, allowing you to focus on running your business while we handle your advertising needs.

As the President-CEO of Burning Stick Creative, I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how we can contribute to your brand’s success. Let’s embark on this journey and turn your marketing challenges into triumphs, together.

JOSH RICHARD

OWNER & CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP

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Our Services

Your account executive will guide you through the process of developing a strategy to get your business moving! Clients receive regular updates on the latest happenings and trends through detailed reporting for social media campaigns, television ads, search engine optimization, and more. It’s tangible results laid out in an easy-to-understand package, designed for each client. Contact us today and let us spark your inner fire!
Animation lies at the heart of advertising. People have been relying on cartoons and animation to tell stories and sell products for decades, from Mickey Mouse to Mr. Clean. Whether you have a story to tell, products to explain, or just want to add motion to your brand: we can animate it! It’s a technicolor world out there, and you’ve got to stand out among the crowd!
It can seem like magic, but graphic design is more than just waving your magic wand around (that’s an Adobe joke)! We’re listening to our clients, working with their brand identity, and bringing that vision to life! By developing effective, eye-catching materials, we put your business ahead of the competition. Our in-house designers are ready to create, paint, and collaborate to deliver inspired material for your brand!
Marketing in the digital age has caught on like wildfire, and new forms are popping up across the internet in every corner of every webpage you can imagine! Whether you want to promote your business on streaming services, set up display ads on a popular mobile game, or advertise on industry-related websites and apps, we can help to implement these strategies to benefit you and your brand.
We don’t just plan a party – we engineer unforgettable experiences! We’re in the business of turning ordinary corporate occasions into epic productions. No more fretting over the fine print; we’ve got logistics covered. Our event specialists are your backstage crew! We provide turn-key corporate event solutions tailored to your unique needs, so you can confidently step into the spotlight.
Google, Yahoo, Bing, oh my! There are many choices when it comes to search engines, and most everyone has their favorite. Well-versed in every platform on the web, we can elevate your brand to the top of everyone’s list. Let us drop the house on your fears, and you can settle into your new ruby slippers with nothing more than a click of your heels…or your mouse.
Social Media has had the most profound effect on advertising and changed the way that every brand does business. In this world of limited characters, every letter counts! You might just have 140 characters to work with, but each should have a personality of its own. We make the most of every opportunity, breathing fire into a thought and telling your story the way you want it told.
Kindle your creative side with our production team! Our on-site studio allows us to film on your schedule. From broadcast television to any social media platform, Burning Stick Creative produces professional, high-quality videos and photos that are tailored to your business. Fit for the big screen, the silver screen, and every screen in between! Let us get started on your next project and torch your competition.
Every business in the modern world needs a website to get the traffic they need for success. At Burning Stick Creative, we want to set your brand on fire with personalized web solutions tailored to fit your every need, including uniquely customized websites and web-based services. Our web department can handle your toughest problems and help provide answers to the biggest issues facing your business.

Better
Options
Initiative

Better Options Initiative is a locally owned, therapy-based center designed for families with children who are going through separation or divorce.

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Bruce
Foods

The client came to us in the midst of company reorganization. They needed to create a more visually appealing brand to appeal to potential buyers.

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Woodbriar Southern-Style Assisted Living
& Memory Care

Woodbriar Southern-Style Assisted Living & Memory Care is an exclusive assisted living facility for the aging residents of South Louisiana, providing their patients with high-quality care and old-fashioned hospitality.

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Delatte Plastic Surgery
& Skin Care Specialists

Now a household name in beauty and skincare, Delatte Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Specialists is recognized across South Louisiana for their expert surgeons, innovative procedures, and top-quality customer service.

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Better
Options
Initiative

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Bruce
Foods

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Woodbriar Southern-Style Assisted Living
& Memory Care

View Case Study

Delatte Plastic Surgery
& Skin Care Specialists

View Case Study