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Katelyn Gerber

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Katelyn says the best of all chemistry constants is 6.02x10 to the 23rd power, and who are we to argue? A rare combination of mathematician, athlete, and artist, she holds a master’s degree in accountancy, runs marathons for fun, and plays the heck out of Chopin’s Revolutionary Étude for piano. When she’s not managing our production schedule, she enjoys walking her dog, reading tiny dictionaries and making lemon macaroons. She once broke a picnic table with her head and she's a fan of words, Warren Buffett, and the number 20,710.

David Walker

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Despite his perpetually happy demeanor, David is a former professional boxer who once garnered the title of Cleveland Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion. He loves Edward Hopper, 90s English emo and his sheep dog, Wesley. When he’s not running triathlons or dodging wild mustangs in the Arizona desert, he can be found whistling, raising goats and antiquing. He claims he brought his harmonica to FORM because it’s cool, but we suspect it’s really because his family asked him not to play it at home.

Kory Sharp

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Some of us suspect Kory is part robot, but since we rightfully fear robots, we're afraid to ask him if it's true. A real genius and clean code devotee, he drives FORM's programming and makes magic of the web. He's also one heck of a baker, guitar player and Apple junkie. He owns a bacon-scented air freshener and microwaveable pasta boat. He is digitizing his entire DVD collection (he's up to the Gs). There is enough music in Kory's iTunes library to provide astronauts a non-stop soundtrack for 9.3 round trips to the Moon.

Hannah Jones

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As a child, Hannah was a noted marker artist, 4th chair trumpeter andpassionate porcelain cat collector. She was often in trouble for talking in class and named her toys with only adjectives. Studying in Europe, Hannah found that DaVinci’s Annunciation is larger in real life and that identifying shower gel from hand lotion is tricky when you can’t read Italian. She enjoys live concerts, cafe mocha, and carving elaborate designs into pumpkins. Except for the Harry Potter logo. Because come on, the letter “P” is so hard to carve into a pumpkin.

Michael Clark

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Michael is a man of few words and many board games (150, to be exact). He is a proficient hackeysack-er and skilled MIG welder. He does not recommend sleeping in a 2004 Ford Taurus before running a full marathon. He keeps a mysterious black bird on his desk, is a proud descendant of Johnny Appleseed and likes dogs that are named after pastries.

Ashleigh Liszt

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Ashleigh tells us that, though deep fried worms taste like potato chips, her favorite food is frosting. A dedicated saxophonist, she has performed a halftime routine wearing only one shoe. When she’s not writing code, she's quarterbacking, scrap booking or playing Led Zeppelin on her Fender Cyclone. Though she was once mistakenly detained for grand theft auto, she is the proud and legally titled owner of a vintage Geo Metro. She’s a big fan of baking, bottle caps and classic horror films.

Steve Cencula

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Steve is a supersmart, mostly pleasant guy with a penchant for sardonic vinyl toys and Diet Coke. He's an ardent music lover, and though his recent tastes skew toward post-modern shoegaze, he once willingly attended an Air Supply concert. It is rumored that he has quite a high IQ, which is plausible but unconfirmed by MENSA. Ever plagued by the notion that his brother is funnier and more popular, Steve is a lifelong overachiever. A serial early adopter, he is so enamored with technology that, though surrounded by the latest gadgetry, can’t part with his robust laser disc collection.

Crystal Angersola

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Crystal is a social butterfly and serious foodie. She navigates by way of restaurant triangulation and tells us she can make a delicious dish out of whatever is in the pantry. (Clearly, she has never seen Teresa’s pantry.) She enjoys giant calamari, tiny tea sandwiches, and environmental conservancy. When she is not managing projects at FORM, she writes a popular lifestyle blog, hikes and avoids schnitzel. She adores and is often ignored by Buffy, her16 year-oldMal-Shi who bears a striking resemblance to Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Ken  Kiplinger

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A wizardly mix of app programmer and mad scientist, Ken writes Objective-C like it's his first language. A trained electrical engineer, he's a Kandinsky with a soldering iron and at this very moment, probably has a diode in his pocket. He once owned a vinyl album collection the size of a cargo trailer. In sixth grade, he souped-up his alarm clock so it pulled a string attached to his pillow. Though the feasibility assessment of the PillowPuller™ was doomed, today Ken holds two patents for his display technology inventions.

Josh Slatinsky

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Josh is one of the few people we know who has lived in a shipping container. On purpose. Twice. When he's not ogling a font or designing something beautiful, he sometimes studies design in Frankfurt or helps nonprofits dig wells in Africa. His doodling and handwriting are so geometrically perfect, some say he uses The Force to conjure it. He is the tallest FORMie, which comes in handy when retrieving Kory's errant Nerf darts. He loves stuff like outer space, red shoes, sriracha sauce and Tycho.

Teresa Kiplinger

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Though confused by long division and cooking, Teresa can ideate, illustrate and envisage like nobody's business. She is a trained silversmith and studio jeweler and pines for hammers like most girls pine for shoes. She once met Pink Floyd, counted 17 shooting stars over the Colorado River, and was seriously injured by a pot pie. When she's not electroetching silver in cupric nitrate she can be found wandering in Utah, smelling old books, listening to Bach, and spooning with her Boston Terrier, Hugo.

Ceci Dadisman

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Her great grandfather painted backdrops for the opera houses of Europe; her dad is a musicologist; her mother is an abstract painter. It’s no wonder Ceci has dedicated her career to arts marketing. A passionate workaholic, wife, and mom of two kids and two mini schnauzers, Ceci’s favorite pastime is “a quiet moment with a glass of wine.” Named after the patron saint of music, she is a former classical singer with a penchant for pants roles and Bach cantatas. She might be the shortest FORMie, but she isn’t afraid to engage in a studio scrap over Star Trek vs. Star Wars.

Desktop Friday

The creative brainpower is palpable when the studio stops for Desktop Friday, an exercise designed to reset our creativity. A random topic. An hour to create. Who will crack under pressure? Who will lose it all in an epic crash? Who will go rogue and design in Play-Doh?

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Someone Said

Overheard and out of context. Hang around with us long enough, and you
might find something you said posted here, too:

"If this were a book, I would totally read it."

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It'll be in the Someone Said that's in your heart.

Let's see, so the chicken goes in the middle...

It's like The Sixth Sense, but with tacos.

Look at his bag of hot dog boxes on the floor!

We have flippage!

You're the Sherlock Holmes of the digital age.

Gettin' mean... in a nice way.

This is not your grandmother's website!

I can't juggle a fish, that's for sure.

It's like if I had muscles but with quarters.

Whoa! That's the monkey!

I can't wait to put that sum@*$#& on a T-shirt!

What's that band? 100 Haircuts?

It looks, feels, and smells great!

I've been here before - I was looking for a baby!

Our sponsors are our butter, our members are our bread.

Acknowledge my math!

Never get into a fistfight with a puppeteer.

What can I say? I have uncontrollable eyebrows.

I want a corn dog scented candle.

It's like an easy bake oven for adults who like chicken.

The air doesn't taste like pancakes!

The donut button isn't working.

I'm not at a place in my heart where I can eat a bear.

Please ignore me collating behind you.

It's like a clown car of drawers.

That horse looks like Burt Russel Crowe.

Location ID = 23 Bread Bowl = False (AKA: The Breadbowl Module is Broken.)

I'd go to a goat rodeo.

IE is the DMV of the Internet.

Her abs look like a turtle shell.

I'm wing-dingin' it.

Emotionally, my hands are in my pockets.

I'm sitting down here with Hot Popcorn Hands.

PBS is very : colon-y.

Remember when you threw décor at me?

There's a lot of outer space.

But, Saul Bass already used all the good shapes.

Activate the chicken!

I'm not giving my money to YouTube. YouTube is all horsey and gross.

1-2-3 Cheeseburger Lane!

I'm sorry about the div.

I'm going to pull out the Real Joe Pesci Hat.

I've never seen the 80s.

You see that giant hot dog?

Can I be Josh for Halloween?

I don't know who you think you are, coming up in here with a taco.

I'm just not used to Kory wearing pants.

I've looked at that alpaca all day.

Did you say "jQuery" or "Katie Perry"?

Wait 'til I get this gas station food, then order in.

I just smelled fries in my head.

I’m getting a full-on chest plate tattoo of FORM riding on the back of a magical unicorn to show my appreciation.

Don't come at me with your popcorn problems.

Always cut toward your innards.

Must. Resist. Cacao.

Move. You're where my Diet Coke goes.

They're switchin' browsers and clearin' cookies!

The meatball machine is broken.

No, YOU need megadoses of vitamin D.

I've been to New Jersey?

I just blew my nose in my notes.

It reminds me of an old calculator.

An ice cream truck drove through this design.

This phone call is messing up my hair.

It's like a statue of my dog with a mustache on it.

C'mon. Lemme see your turkey burgers.

If the Long Island Medium were here, she'd freak out.

I know how I like my files: Large.

Murderer at nine o'clock!

Did you just raise the roof on jQuery?

I'm going to look up thesaurus in the dictionary.

There are four purses in my purse.

This tastes like Steve's car.

Then I thought, why not just make it Helvetica?

Look at the eyes on that Red-Legged Honeycreeper!

Rhinos are a big deal.

It should be a little Burt Reynolds.

I'm trying to use your design elements but I'm not sure I like them.

Come and get it, Sammy Hagar!

No. They don't have have budget for robots.

My middle toe went numb and I thought I had something in my shoe.

Are we going to a place I can wear slippers?

That's just how I like my mugs: Cheap and Swiss.

My version of a beard is a hat.

I don't foresee whales having cell phones.

Well. I guess we're having stock photos for lunch.

I feel like I just try too much sometimes.

How am I supposed to get through my workday when I have to take care of all these tiny people in my phone?

These people drive like animals.

I had some chicken wings in my car that I was going to give you. 

A person can be positive AND inappropriate.

Lower case "m" is the best letter.

Your hat smells like bologna.

My goal is to live until 2085.

Why'd you put me out like that about the Lion King?

Why is there a piece of cheese in my purse?

I'm programming in my head.

You're always picked last and your pasta smells.

Eating peaches with a spoon sucks.

No cults or dying, please. It's Friday.

All caps, all the time.

I mean, how much Jeff Bridges can you have in one movie?

I can handle a lot of Jeff Bridges in one movie.

I bought a Chewbacca shirt but I keep forgetting to wear it.

Squirrels don't have pants.

Batteries? Seriously? What is this, 1985?

I'm no stranger to a rotten banana.

Steve's probably listening to Fiona Apple.

Steve, you should come look at these sandwich pictures.

Those weren't professional quality mustaches.

Can you Swissify it?

Helvetica Light makes me think you're lying.

Is that horse wearing shorts?

I just keep making ears by accident.

Your sweat smells like Dolce & Gabbana.

I'm thinking like four, maybe five steps ahead of you.

...And that is why you don't wear sandals to Blossom.

That's why I don't eat it out of a can; I eat it out of a bag.

The wild cheeses grow aplenty here.

I don't want to chase the red sweater. I just want to buy the red sweater.

You do seem like the type of guy who'd drink pickle juice.

Are pigs becoming extinct?

In Belgium, there's a tax for things that are too multitasky.

You reach into your heart and pull out a potholder.

They'll do anything for a ribbon and a hamburger.

This knob makes me want to get drunk.

I'm sorry I'm not a sock connoisseur.

I don't think real cowboys do this much ironing.

I can tell by the look on your face that you're not going to be of any help.

Facebook's telling me I'm fat.

Is this the collective smell of humanity?

Was that Rod Stewart?

Those stupid little pickles.

Well, we have mustaches upstairs.

It's like a pair of pants, for your car.

I am the ghost of Tractor Supply Company. (spooky voice)

You wanna do hot dogs Friday?

Is hot dog one word or two?

How much bread would it take to feed a scorpion for a week?

How would you get DNA from Elvis?

I was working, until I got distracted by this Madonna song.

There's wine on your motherboard.

If it's not moist, I'm not interested in having it thrown on my desk.

Have you heard about the whaler-pirate guy?

It's too Skittly.

It's too sausagy.

It's too Skynrdy.

It wasn't like that a minute ago.

It was working a minute ago.

It doesn't work in Safari.

It doesn't work in IE.

It works!

It's broken.

No amount of money is worth your husband having a mustache.

Try not to make it too caskety.

I switched to the California Raisins pillowcase last night.

You just have to hope for the best until it doesn't happen.

I don't like wearing pants.

If you had a hot dog roller and went shopping for sausages, things might change.

I'm gonna make websites out of wood.

400 pounds plus adrenaline, and I could flip a car, easy.

Teresa, you haven't given me an answer, you've only given me s*!%.

I can still smell Steve.

Fancy code is the only kind I write.

This is too helpful.

I don't want this bacon on here any more.

I've never had much luck with rabbits.

I had a pencil sharpener shaped like a boat.

What don't you think should be converted into a fish tank?

I got this whole thing of Silly Putty stuck on my sleeve.

Steve, let's go somewhere, just you and me.

He's magic. He's practically a leprechaun.

I don't recall there being an h in leprechaun.

It's dark and gloomy with zombies, but I think I'll keep my sunglasses on.

It's a pickle wearing a cape; I think it's self-explanatory.

Sassy Cap'n McBeef O'Brady

There is no reason for Bob Evans.

Salad's nasty.

I think I'm gonna have to set something on fire.

I'm bringing iFrames back.

Beige is not a color.

Beige is not an image.

If this were a book, I would totally read it.

I said something about sausage, but I don't remember what it was.

This sushi is quite delicious. If you like the taste of death.

You can't out-do the fish with sneakers.


I wish I could draw RoboCop.

I want the whole tomato.

It's like, the future.

It's like, the Jedi.

It's a torsional thing.

Entertainment Tonight is where dreams go to die.

Internet Explorer is ruining this.

I'd try human. (on the topic of cannibalism)

(with sadness) I hate Internet Explorer.

Oh, sorry! I'll just rewrite the Web.

You can't ship pickles.


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The Neuroscientist in the Art Museum

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We had a great time connecting with church administrators and clergy last week at the East Ohio Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Lakeside, OH! #FORMontheroad

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Voice Assistants Are the New Marketing Battleground

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Google is distributing $250,000 in grants to Cleveland-area nonprofits that have bold visions of ways to boost economic opportunity in neighborhoods. Learn more and submit your proposal for the Cleveland Impact Challenge here --> https://...

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YouTube Is Launching a New Creative Suite for Marketers to Make Better Ads

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Just hangin' out in the new lobby cubby.

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How Often You Should Post on Social Media, According to 10 Studies

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Have you seen the Cleveland Artists Registry? It's such a cool online resource for finding arts talent in Cleveland. We designed and built this site for Gordon Square Arts District, and it's growing every day.

4:17 PM - 11 Jun 18 via facebook Facebook

How to Choose the Best Social Platform to Reach Your Customers

9:50 AM - 19 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

Some great examples of how museums are using chatbots. We had a great time developing Akron Art Museum's new chatbot, Dot, which will launch soon!

2:21 PM - 08 Jun 18 via facebook Facebook

App Maker, Googles low-code tool for building business apps, comes out of beta

2:39 PM - 15 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

This week, we are headed to the Michigan Presenters Conference! We’re helping arts organizations learn to use their own data to make better, more informed marketing decisions. We hope to see some of our Michigan friends there! --> http://www.michig...

2:29 PM - 04 Jun 18 via facebook Facebook

The Aural Magic of Stanford's Laptop Orchestra

1:11 PM - 15 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

Thank you to Foundation Center Midwest for having us today! We talked about how nonprofits of all budgets can better engage attendees by integrating technology into events.

6:41 PM - 31 May 18 via facebook Facebook

Our very own Ceci Dadisman will be presenting a session on integrating technology into your event at Foundation Center Midwest on Thursday, May 31 at 11:30am. At this free brown bag lunch session, we will share ways that digital technology can be use...

2:08 PM - 29 May 18 via facebook Facebook

Auckland Art Gallerys new chatbot: art-ificial intelligence

2:09 PM - 08 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

Here are some great examples of museums integrating technology from the Knight Foundation. We have had so much fun working with Akron Art Museum on their chatbot, Dot, which is scheduled to launch in late summer -->

6:36 PM - 25 May 18 via facebook Facebook

Chatbots in museums: hype or opportunity?

2:09 PM - 08 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

#TBT to last week when we spoke at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council's Annual Convening! We talked to representatives from Southwestern PA arts organizations about using data to make smarter marketing decisions.

3:27 PM - 17 May 18 via facebook Facebook

Using Artificial Intelligence to enhance User Experience

2:09 PM - 08 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

You down with UGC? Join American Marketing Association - Northeast Ohio Chapter for their next NonProfit SIG meeting on May 24 featuring speaker Jacquie Chakirelis, Director of Marketing at the Great Lakes Science Center. She'll share how you can use...

3:04 PM - 14 May 18 via facebook Facebook

Some examples of how #museums are using #VR and #AR to better engage visitors --> #artsmarketing #museumtech

4:35 PM - 07 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

We're back from a whirlwind trip to the American Alliance of Museums conference in Phoenix! It was a fabulous week mingling with museum professionals from around the country.

2:53 AM - 11 May 18 via facebook Facebook

We loved meeting the folks at @MiPresenters! Here is our very own @CeciDadisman talking about using data to make sm

10:44 AM - 06 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

Facebook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Trending Feature

11:33 PM - 04 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

Just a friendly notice to our clients: It is possible that the Lorem Ipsum we use for greeking content on your projects is about to change. :) Thanks Chris Ramsay for sharing this happy little link.

12:00 AM - 01 May 18 via facebook Facebook

Prospects Will Ignore You Reciting a List of Product Features but They Like a Good Story

11:33 PM - 04 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

We enjoyed the opportunity to be a guest at nonprofit WIRE-Net's 30th Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel! The luncheon celebrated all the manufacturing innovation and growth that the organization helps inspire in the region. Cleveland ...

7:26 PM - 30 Apr 18 via facebook Facebook

From Staff to Stave: 5 Times Colleagues Who Combine Work and (Classical Music) Play

11:33 PM - 04 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

Save The Date! We will be presenting at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council's Annual Convening on May 8, 2018. Learn how your arts organization can use data you already have to improve the efficacy of your communications. Register here --> http://bit...

8:27 PM - 24 Apr 18 via facebook Facebook

We made it back from #AAAE18 in one piece! Thank you to everyone who attended our session with @adaptistration!

1:15 PM - 04 Jun 18 via Twitter Twitter

Client Spotting: Congrats to Cleveland International Film Festival on a great opening!

4:20 PM - 05 Apr 18 via facebook Facebook

Google Expeditions app now offers augmented reality tours

1:09 AM - 31 May 18 via Twitter Twitter

Getting close to the completion of our renovations. We can't wait to put it all back together and get settled in!

4:00 PM - 05 Apr 18 via facebook Facebook

Do Discounts Attract New Visitors To Cultural Organizations? (DATA)

8:01 PM - 30 May 18 via Twitter Twitter

Client Spotting: Check out Richardson Design making the news! The restaurants you've designed are some of our favorites.

1:38 PM - 04 Apr 18 via facebook Facebook

How to Drill Down Into Your Buyer Personas to Create Hyper-Targeted Content

7:01 AM - 30 May 18 via Twitter Twitter

The chance to be a kid again. (But with cash instead of candy.)

7:30 PM - 30 Mar 18 via facebook Facebook

Our friends at @Neverbounce now offer a discount for #nonprofits! If you haven't cleaned your email list lately, it

4:34 PM - 29 May 18 via Twitter Twitter

We had a great field trip to the Great Lakes Science Center last week! Check out that FORM! (See what we did there? 😉)

10:18 AM - 20 Mar 18 via facebook Facebook

Our very own @CeciDadisman is speaking at @FCCleveland about integrating technology into nonprofit events on 5/31!

4:28 PM - 29 May 18 via Twitter Twitter

Oh boy, new signage has arrived!

4:44 PM - 19 Mar 18 via facebook Facebook

Millennials, Culture, and Charity. Cultural organizations and their impact.

10:48 AM - 25 May 18 via Twitter Twitter

Clearly, we had a great time at the Southeastern Theatre Conference - SETC Convention last week! Here is FORMie Ceci with her fellow panelists Ann Marie Sorrell and Jourdan Laine Howell after their session on engaging multicultural audiences. #SETC20...

1:42 PM - 12 Mar 18 via facebook Facebook

Following up is important! By following up after an ask, you are letting donors and prospective donors that it is i

1:19 PM - 24 May 18 via Twitter Twitter

Great news for Ohio's film, TV and theater productions if this bill passes. This level of incentive will impact not only the arts, but the local economy as well.

3:55 PM - 28 Feb 18 via facebook Facebook

Orgs can inspire board members by shifting meeting focus from retrospective reporting over to unmet needs and new o

1:01 PM - 24 May 18 via Twitter Twitter

We're thrilled to be featured in Crain's Cleveland Business for our work with Cleveland International Film Festival! Have you ever thought about creating an Alexa skill for your organization?

7:04 PM - 17 Feb 18 via facebook Facebook

This morning, were at the @AFPIHQ Northeast Ohio breakfast talking about how to inspire nonprofit boards

12:51 PM - 24 May 18 via Twitter Twitter


Sometimes we just feel like making a movie.


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