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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 Writer/ 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.

Corie Chambers
Social Media Manager

Corie has worked as a freelance designer creating brand identities for several local small businesses including a coffee shop, an organic farm and a cultural immersion travel company. She has held positions at numerous agencies where she delivered award-winning designs for the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lovelace Healthcare System and the New Mexico Lottery. Her love of design comes from a strong interest in collaborative processes, community activism and creating work that impacts people’s everyday lives.

Corie has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute. In her spare time she loves creating her own artwork, spending time outdoors, traveling and looking for her next big adventure.

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 Operations 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.

Oyewole Ogunbamise “Oye”
Account Manager

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.

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.