Our Team

We are a close knit team of creatives and developers. If you dream it, we can build it.

Nathan Williams

Principal + Owner

Hailing from Topeka, Nathan attended the University of Kansas, where he began his lifelong affinity for letterforms and graphic design. A quick study at reverse-engineering of undocumented printing methods, he began creating fonts from historic samples in 1995 and established his own type foundry, Baseline Fonts, in 1999.

Nathan has spent almost two decades as a hybrid designer, constantly evolving alongside technology and industry shifts. He founded Baseline Creative in 2005 and has grown it into a full-service agency. He finds inspiration everywhere and in everyone but especially in a good cup of coffee.

On the home front, Nathan is an avid baker and enjoys printmaking and painting. He has three brilliant daughters, an amazingly effervescent wife, a Golden Retriever named Betty, a Kansas Humane Society rescue named JoJo, and a menagerie of cats—acquired by his wife and daughters. His favorite, over all, is orange.

Bridgette West-Williams

Executive Director

Bridgette brings to Baseline over 10 years of brand management, strategic planning and public relations experience in health care, non-profit, higher education and the corporate world. She chairs the Board of Directors for GLSEN Kansas, and is a board member at large for the League of Women Voters Wichita-Metro.

Bridgette puts her masters of business law, and bachelor's degree in public relations and political science, to good use by implementing procedures and protocols that help Baseline operate more efficiently. She thinks five—if not 10—steps ahead at all times.

Bridgette has an innate business sense that allows her to manage the more pragmatic side of a creative firm. She helps coach staff members and keeps them on task—all with a smile on her face. She helps shape our team as the hiring manager, and coaches the team daily.

She identifies as a bona fide crazy cat lady. It all started with the late Burt Reynolds and his littermate Frida Kahlo, brown tabby and Lynx Point Siamese respectively, and now includes Schwarz the orange tabby and Phoenix the tiny tuxey. Her canine companions, Betty White the Golden Retriever, and JoJo effervescent American Shelter Dog round out her fur squad.

Andrea Anglin

Project Manager + Public Relations Strategist

Andrea is a graduate of Wichita State University and spent a career in public relations in the non-profit sector before coming to Baseline. Andrea is an experienced strategist, event planner, crisis communicator and writer.

She is a lifelong Wichitan except for a two-year stint in Colorado. Yes, it was beautiful. Yes, she wanted to come back to Kansas. And no, she isn’t crazy.

Andrea is a prolific reader and binge-watcher of all genres with a special place in her heart for science fiction. But the real wind beneath her wings is her family including her husband and two amazing teenagers. A rescue dog named Maggie is the pet who has her heart.

Ben Voth

Lead Developer + Senior Architect

Ben is the driving force behind all of Baseline Creative’s websites. Armed with a degree in computer science from Bethel College, Ben is an authority on all things related to databases, code and innumerable scripting languages. The Newton native has been the lead developer at Baseline Creative since 2007 and is known for being incredibly intuitive and patient with both clients and the Baseline team.

In his limited spare time, Ben enjoys lounging with his wife, Anna, and their two dogs. The Voth family recently added a baby, Hollis, to their brood including older sister, Amelia. So we’re not joking about the limited spare time.

Ben has diverse musical interests ranging from ska to his favorite jazz musician, Don Ellis. He’s always keeping the office guessing musically. He also loves BBQ, good science fiction and comic books.

Josiah Zimmerman

Senior Designer

He received a full-ride scholarship to Hutchinson Community College to study music education. “I thought I wanted to be some kind of rock star,” he admits.

He transferred to Wichita State University his junior year to earn his bachelor’s of fine arts degree with an emphasis in graphic design in 2015.

Josiah enjoys playing and writing music on guitar and drums.

Josiah is married and has a cat and a dog, Penelope and Ellie.

Maddie Bazzelle

Digital Marketing Manager

Maddie Bazzelle is a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and she’s a whiz with data. She is passionate about brand development and creating the best strategy for the client’s goals. As the Digital Marketing Manager, Maddie helps clients rise to the top of searches, target their ideal customers and make conversions. In addition, she is Google Adwords certified and has a knack for finding data relevant to a client goal and connecting that data to successful outcomes.

Maddie also coordinates social media management for clients, creating strategy, writing copy and creating content that is fresh and relevant to the target audiences—including Millennials and Gen Z. Maddie knows her way around memes, Vines, influencers, and pop culture and can spill the tea about all the latest trends.

In her spare time Maddie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to podcasts, binge-watching television, and cooking. She’s an animal lover as are all Baseline team members, and loves her family dogs, Millie and Mater.

Hannah Nighswonger

Designer

Great design, photography, the color green, Andy Warhol, and corgis are just a few of the things Hannah is passionate about. Hannah has experience as a graphic designer in several industries including higher education, legal, and non-profit before joining Baseline. She graduated from Friends University with a BA in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and Studio Art and is a natural creative. Hannah channels her creativity into her diverse design work and photography.

Hannah loves Zumba and was an instructor before the birth of her son, however now, her toddler keeps her so busy that her hobbies include drinking coffee and sleeping. When she has time, Hannah enjoys taking photos for family and friends.

Hannah, like the rest of the Baseline team, has pets she adores. Stella and Ringo are Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and their names are inspired by one of the greatest bands of all time—The Beatles.

Andrew Timme

Designer

Andrew graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in graphic design. He appreciates the problem-solving skills needed to reach a goal through design. He wields a mighty pen, and mouse, like a Jedi, to create beautiful and functional designs, logos and animations for clients to help elevate their brands.

Andrew’s love of comic books inspired him to get interested in art and drawing. He watches movies—science fiction is his favorite genre—and in the battle between Star Wars and Star Trek, he prefers the former. Rounding out his interests include playing board games, and he even runs a Dungeons & Dragons group! Andrew has an energetic dog named Callee and they enjoy running together to unwind at the end of the day. We haven’t confirmed yet if Callee also plays D&D but we’re not ruling that out because Andrew has great taste in hobbies, design and dogs.

Donald Harper

Front End Developer

Donald Harper’s love of programming can be traced back to his teenage years, and has been a hobby of his ever since. After getting married, Donald immediately started going to school and studying hard to turn his hobby into a career he enjoys and earned his degree in Software Development, focusing on web technologies.

Donald and his family are video game fanatics, and generally love all things geeky. Marvel movies are their weakness and they have enjoyed watching them in chronological order as a family. Donald enjoys binge-watching shows with his wife, developing Roblox games with his son, and just spending time with his newborn baby girl. He is the proud owner of the two most spoiled guinea pigs in the world, a rescued German Shepherd mix named Maximus, and has the fattest, friendliest squirrels in town.

Ashlyn Funston

Digital Marketing Specialist

Ashlyn Funston is a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communication and has a Master of Arts in Communication. Ashlyn was a graduate teaching assistant and taught Public Speaking for two years. She is a solid researcher with experience composing and running focus groups, and creating strategies based on her research. Ashlyn loves the field of digital marketing and communications because of the daily variety and creativity and the constantly changing landscape requires her to always learn something new.

In her free time, Ashlyn enjoys traveling, shopping and stumbling onto a really good restaurant or brewery. While she doesn’t have any pets (yet), she does have a nearly two-year-old niece that she is obsessed with and declares that “Aunt life is the best life!”

Lillian Oeding

Design Intern

Baseline Creative loves to provide students with the opportunity to get paid work experience and begin to hone their craft. This summer, Baseline snapped up McPherson College senior Lillian Oeding to benefit from her design magic and show her the ropes of agency work. Lillian is working toward a degree in Graphic Design with an emphasis on Photography.

Lillian loves the process that comes before the finished design work—brainstorming, sketching, creating iterations that improve on the concept. She is excited to be a part of a creative team—learning from professionals and using her education to help clients achieve their goals.

A true creative soul, Lillian is a musician and plays the flute, piccolo, ukulele, and guitar, sings and is a member of the Salina Symphony. She enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, yoga, and meditation. And while she doesn’t have any pets, her favorite animal is the red panda!

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