The Magic.

We believe the magic is in the details—details driven by clear vision, sound strategies, and award-winning creative. We help our clients navigate their branding and marketing journeys with expert insight, a healthy dose of humor, and a focused flow of universal energy.

The Backstory.

Founded in 2004, Pulp+Wire is a 100% female founded and owned award-winning, full service, consumer packaging, branding and marketing agency. Pulp+Wire specializes in helping natural and organic foods, cannabis, hemp and lifestyle brands discover their unique identity and creating the websites, packaging, creative collateral, and social media strategies that resonate with the booming audience for their products. As passionate “brand alchemists,” Pulp+Wire revels in the magic science of creative exploration that can turn a brand into gold. This client-collaborative process leverages both intuitive and analytical power to communicate the authentic corporate ethos that beats at the heart of the most successful brands.

Taja Dockendorf

Owner + Creative Conduit

Taja’s intuitive insight, creative energy, and laid-back leadership style are the secret to her success. She shaped Pulp+Wire into a branding and packaging powerhouse with the vision, drive, and resourcefulness that’s unique to entrepreneurs. Her knowledge and passion have inspired a long string of branding, packaging, and creative campaigns that have ignited sales for scores of natural, organic, and lifestyle brands both locally and nationally. Taja has become a cheerleader, creative conduit and brand therapist for her clients–empowering them to blaze their own trails from the revitalized brand foundations she helps them to build. A driven entrepreneur Taja is also a contributing editor for Forbes online and an investor in emerging brands, and technologies. Taja has co-founded multiple other brands and companies outside of Pulp+Wire over the years allowing her the insights and understanding key to being an integral part of any brand strategy and growth plan.

Work + Life Balance
find Taja wake-surfing after work with her boat captain, and two kids

Naomi Davidowitz

Managing Director

With combined talents in internal operations, business and project development Naomi knows how to make a brand grow, keep client benchmarks, and strategic growth in check. Naomi brings with her not only NYC hustle, but extensive design agency, CPG brand management and televisions experience plus, a talent for managing cross-functional teams. But more, Naomi’s holistic approach to corporate and client management at Pulp+Wire is to foster long-term relationships, mixed with measured goals, add a dash of grounded humor – basically a recipe for awesome.

Work + Life Balance
Find Naomi running at dawn and enjoying good eats with her husband, rescue pup and two daughters

Sara Rosario

Art Director + Creative Strategist

Sara proves that exceptional design is in the details. Her keen, creative eye has provided the guiding vision that’s earned Pulp+Wire a host of print and packaging awards, as well as numerous features on The Dieline. Whether on-screen or on the shelf, Sara’s attention to detail, innovative insight, and artistic expertise keep her clients’ products prepped and polished for sales. As P+W’s most senior employee, Sara’s extensive knowledge of design, unique sense of humor, and unflinching willingness to lend a hand (with projects, or to finish off the other half of your cupcake), make her a super sweet, well-loved member of the team.

Work + Life Balance
find Sara on the softball field, in the yoga studio or rescuing a another Great Dane in need

Bryan Wiggins

Brand Strategist + Copywriter

As resident word-nerd and narrative nut, Bryan’s happiest plotting the arc between client and customer passions or setting the scene for a back-of-box pitch. His former illustration career adds a rich visual vocabulary for him to draw upon when sketching or scribbling through his moleskin for fresh ideas. Bryan’s constant search between text and image for an ideal concept serves him well as the co-author of the brand books he shapes with the team to crystalize a client’s identity. Whether building a brief deep enough to outline an entire corporate ethos or condensing tagline copy to crow in three or four words, if there’s a tale to tell well, Bryan usually finds a novel way to do it.

Work + Life Balance
find Bryan in the mountains, or writing about them

Katie Bell

Operations Manager + Messaging Strategist

Katie has an eye for detail. As Pulp+Wire’s resident Virgo, she ensures that no modifier is left dangling or dieline goes unchecked. With an extensive background in journalism, layout design, and brand messaging, her dual degrees in English and media have served her well in a dynamic agency atmosphere. Deadline-driven and thorough, Katie’s no stranger to putting in the hours to make sure the job is done on time, on budget, and that it exceeds the client’s expectations. She has written and designed for publications here in Maine, throughout New England, and beyond. Her patient and thoughtful temperament and witty sense of humor leave a lasting impression on clients and colleagues alike.

Work + Life Balance
Find Katie checking out local music

Craig Sult

Web + Mobile Developer

Craig’s brain was born to build. While other kids were stacking Legos, Craig was building web pages. His passion for systems-based design led to a degree in leadership and organizational studies with a minor in management of information systems. But the technological talents that allow Craig to unlock the secrets of a complex coding convention or the intricacies of a website’s optimum architecture are tempered with his keen sensitivity to human audiences. This twin perspective has allowed him to develop powerful and engaging websites that have made both site traffic and online sales soar.

Work + Life Balance
Find Craig screaming at his screen during a Browns’ game

Charlotte Redmann

Social Brand Manager

Charlotte’s CPG brand knowledge spans a wide spectrum from managing mass-market social brands on the liquor side, to start-up foods brands. She brings social brands to life through thoughtful, ROI driven strategies, and makes sure her clients stay innovative in the constantly changing social world. Her infectious charm, mixed with brand expertise, and thoughtful brand scalability is why brands love having her manage their growth.

Work + Life Balance
Find Charlotte enjoying the simple things in life her family, running trails, or serving-up the perfect British accent (she was born in the UK).

Kate Harnden

Brand Manager

Kate’s ability to shift between meeting specific client needs and their long-range corporate goals grants her the vision to manage complex social strategies and strategic marketing plans. With a focus forged from her fashion background and experience managing mass-market accounts, Kate thrives at the multitasking pace demanded by the quickest-growing brands. Her passion for nurturing new learning and relationships grants Kate the mind and drive that you want to lead your account.

Work + Life Balance
Find Kate exploring the outdoors with her K9 companion, Penny, and enjoying local eats with her human companion.

Gabrielle Alfiero

Brand Manager

Deadline-oriented and super adaptable, Gabrielle’s background in both experiential marketing and journalism informs her approach to brand building. Comfortable with fast-paced, multifaceted projects, Gabrielle’s compassion, precision, and positivity inform her client relationships. Coupling the agility and poise needed for in-depth brand strategy and execution with a reporter’s inquisitiveness, her attention to detail and innate curiosity help growing brands achieve their visions.

Work + Life Balance
Find Gabrielle coloring with her daughter, son and perfecting her milk-to-coffee ratio

RACHEL BOWES

Digital Ad Manager

Rachel is fluent in all things digital. She is always connected to the constantly changing world of digital marketing and social media searching for innovative ways to breathe new life into a brand’s online presence. Rachel can build the digital brand stories that both captivate and engage across all media platforms. Her main focus at Pulp+Wire is on the client, their digital engagement and commerce goals, and strategizing ways to channel that energy through all media spends. She will provide oversight, activation and leadership on a variety of digitally-based projects including digital ad creation, monitoring and activation, social management, spend management, banner advertising, email marketing campaigns, influencer activations, cross-promotions, website SEO & SEM, reporting and more.

Work + Life Balance
Find Rachel relaxing and enjoying the ocean in Cape Elizabeth, while also managing her dog Apollo’s growing Instagram fame.

Caitlin Struhs

Brand Manager

Caitlin is a storyteller. She’s helped non-profits, national trade associations, and private companies creatively tell their stories and build up their brands. Success in her career has been built largely on an ability to analyze facts and assess situations quickly, develop the corresponding narrative, and deliver compelling content and communications. She’s always looking for a chance to help elevate companies and products who place economic, environmental, and social responsibility on the same level. She has practical experience as a copywriter, editor, product and content marketer, brand strategist, and corporate communicator. Caitlin believes strongly that great content begins with clear messaging, and that clear messaging starts with the right data. 

Work + Life Balance
Find Caitlin bouncing from the mountains to the coast and back again with her husband and their clumsy canine Crash Bandicoot.

Rachel Adams

Packaging + Production Designer

Rachel can turn out an FDA compliant package and perfected dieline like no one else. Her eye for detail and creative swiftness comes from years of big-brand CPG experience in the food world. When Rachel isn’t designing the next big brand or fine-tuning a packaging dieline, you can find her helping the team with all things production and creative. Have a question about USDA, UPC’s, NFP’s, etc?  Rachel can help you out!

Work + Life Balance
Find Rachel enjoying time spent outdoors with her 3 boys and husband.

Kanya Zillmer

Brand + Web Designer

Kanya’s creative instincts took root early. The images and ideas she’s collected and created since childhood have blossomed into a rich range of creative prowess. After going to school for programming her ability to jump from graphic to web design, to programming is stellar. This said, she also shines with her illustrative style, brand building, packaging, photography, and screen-printing passion. You will find that Kanya’s boundless energy is balanced by her careful attention to detail and deadlines. That focused and unflappable attitude and warm demeanor make her a valued creative partner to every brand she builds.

Work + Life Balance
Find Kanya upta’ camp exploring Midcoast Maine with her family

Jill Lynch

Social Media Content Creator

From hand-rendered type to a beautifully organized recipe post, Jill has a knack for focusing on the pretty details that make social media posts interesting. With a background in graphic design and typography and an eye for both strategic positioning and unique graphic details, Jill stays connected to the steady pulse of what is on-trend and how best to get users to take notice. From Instagram to Pinterest, Jill knows the platforms to position brands for the engagement ROI that all clients seek.

Work + Life Balance
find Jill taking long walks on the beach and tending to her cactus babies

Allie Gill

Social Media Content Creator

Allie is your direct line to a well-planned content board, an organized shot list, a no-fail influencer plan. You will find her behind the camera or strategizing the best may to meet your brands’ goals and metrics. After years traveling around the US and working in Australia Allie brings an innovative mindset, creative prowess, and strategic understanding to the team.

Work + Life Balance
find Allie exploring all the flavors of Maine local breweries while also crushing her Taylor Swift impression.

Sabrina Volante

Brand + Packaging Designer

Sabrina brings her love for illustration, typography, web, layout and packaging design (a full multi-disciplinary designer) to the P+W team. Years of working in agencies with a focus on hospitality branding and design have given Sabrina the insight and knowledge to fully understand the consumer-centric landscape of CPG brands. Warm and welcoming Sabrina has an eye for detail and an unwavering ability to make creative visions come to life on paper, digitally and strategically.

Work + Life Balance
Find Sabrina hanging with her rescue Greyhound Mac, at home, in the city and in the mountains.

Frances Mahoney

Brand + Digital Designer

Branding and packaging for food and lifestyle brands is Frannie’s favorite focus. As an avid local food critic and culinary adventurer, Frannie is always excited to build, grow and innovate brands from the ground-up to help them reach their full potential.  Her skill-set is both broad and deep as she brings both programming, digital design, video and photography knowledge to the team. It is this true 360 look at design that helps her create innovative, well-thought-out brands.

Work + Life Balance
Find Frannie eating, savoring and exploring her way through all Maine (and beyond) has to offer.