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Who We Are

We start with strategy. We end with results. Our team brings decades of experience to solve the problem you are facing today.

Why Loka?

Loka Creative relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in February, 2012.  Years of creating authentic, original and artistic designs have evolved into a happy client base located all over North America. Our mission is, simply put, to create great design and help you market your business—effectively.

We love doing it all, from strategizing your social media presence to creating a great brand to carrying out your daily social media strategy and public relations plan for you. We understand difficult markets and have developed ways of working that are sharply focused yet agile. This means that we deliver value-loaded work-for-hire for our clients in a timely and cost-effective way.

Let’s tell your story.

Our Team
Julie Ruth
Founder/Creative Director

Julie has a fine art background with a B.F.A. in Painting, and has spent the last 22 years in marketing, design and advertising. In 2006, she and her husband Mat bought an existing business in northern Vermont and grew it into a full-service graphic design shop. They sold this business in early 2012 to relocate to Santa Fe. Now, she is the principal strategist for Loka Creative and loves turning ideas into beautifully crafted campaigns for her clients. When she's not working, Julie loves traveling, riding her bike and writing.

Katherine Murphy Sanchez
Senior Copy Editor/ Account Manager

Katherine is an Albuquerque native who’s currently living la vida Loka in the Pacific Northwest. An experienced writer and editor, her diverse background includes work in journalism and PR, as well a six-year stint as a resident playwright specializing in theatre for children and families. She loves jumping headfirst into a brand’s voice and creating something that’s fun to read, and in her free time, she enjoys road trips, listening to podcasts, going thrift shopping, and drinking her way through Seattle’s coffee shops.

Mat Long
Logistics

Mat makes all of the furniture found in the Loka office, and installs signs and graphics for us when he’s not exploring trails on his mountain bike.

Dominique Revelle
Graphic Designer/ Photographer

Dominique is a veteran print graphic designer and photographer with more than 20 years experience. She especially likes it when we get to road trip for photography projects around northern New Mexico. When not working, she loves to travel, find great dark craft beer, mountain bike and spend time with her dogs.

Nick Rosenheim
Inbound Marketing Manager
Oyewole Ogunbamise “Oye”
2018 Intern

Oye has a B.A in history of Mathematics and Science and Philosophy from St. John’s College, as well as a national diploma in Electrical Engineering from Yaba College of Technology.

While at St. John’s, he was the intramural coordinator for two years and was in charge of organizing and publicizing the school’s sporting events. He also worked at the Student Activities Center for four years, starting as a front desk staff member and later becoming the student supervisor. He’s a motivated and hardworking person, and likes to do the best job possible for whatever task he is assigned.

Oye has worked and studied in various fields and has been able to reengineer this knowledge into an ability to look at issues from diverse perspectives. He likes to solve problems and he is always willing to have discussions with people. When he isn’t working, he likes to chill with friends and have discussions over drinks. He is amiable, and you can always see him with a smile that brightens the mood of everyone around him.

Michael Dumont
Web Developer

Michael has years of technical expertise that he brings to his work with Loka Creative. He handles everything from custom themes to e-commerce functionalities to SEO. He lives to scuba dive and always welcomes a good cigar and a glass of malbec from grateful clients.

Rosario Gonzales
Chief Operation Officer

Rosario has a B.S in Psychology and Spanish from the University of New Mexico and has worked both in the private and non-profit sector here in her native New Mexico. She loves details and checking things off her to-do lists, but if you ask her what brings her joy she’ll tell you it's helping others.

Married and the mother to a 22-year-old son and an 9-year-old daughter, Rosario loves her family and friends, her dog Rosie, gin and tonics and nachos.

Luke Macias
Senior Social Media Account Manager

Luke Macias is a New Mexican. Raised in Santa Fe he has all the small town feels with big city drive. Luke brings to Loka an extensive background in events management and beer.

Prior to Loka, Luke was an Events and Marketing Manager with one of the largest local breweries in New Mexico. Curating his love for beer and developing a passion for writing, he is now a writer and blogger for the New Mexico Dark Side Brew Crew.

Luke enjoys reading, writing, and finding ways to expand his imagination, through books, games, movies, and even foods. But most of all, he’s just appreciative of the things in which he’s allowed to participate; a gracious guest to whatever host the world has to offer.

Our Process
  • Research

  • Strategize

  • Design/Write

  • Implement

  • Analyze

The Clients

We’ve worked with small businesses, non-profits, higher education institutions, independent school systems, government entities and festivals across the country. Here’s a handful of clients we’ve worked with recently—for most of these, we work with them on a daily basis.

Fun Fact

The Loka logo contains the alchemical symbol for earth—fitting, since loka means “world” in sanskrit. We look at the entire picture when we take on a client, and work hard to craft your story and communicate it to the parts of the world you are targeting.