About 1893 Brand Studio

Our name represents the merging of traditional storytelling values with modern marketing strategies. The first Tar Heel newspaper was published Feb. 23, 1893. Nearly 125 years later, the newspaper is still committed to journalism education, service through community journalism and marketing local businesses and organizations to the community.

1893 combines two qualities the community has long expected from The Daily Tar Heel: Excellent storytelling and the ability to connect businesses and organizations with customers.

Our storytellers come from journalism, content marketing and strategic communication backgrounds. They will determine the best way to communicate your story and solve your marketing problems. Options might include a longform article for your own website, an entertaining social video or photo coverage of your events.

1893 is a student-powered agency, with quality editing and oversight to ensure excellence.

Meet Our Team

Keaton Swanzy

Keaton Swanzy

Managing Director

Paige Ladisic

Paige Ladisic

Managing Director of Sales and Strategy

Angie Shen

Angie Shen

Art Director

Jack O'Grady

Jack O'Grady

Storytelling Team Lead

Devin Fussa

Devin Fussa

Campaigns Team Lead

Nick Valego

Nick Valego

Campaigns Team

Samantha Hopper

Samantha Hopper

Campaigns Team

Jake Mory

Jake Mory

Campaigns Team

Merritt Strodel

Merritt Strodel

Campaigns Team

Anne Claire Foreman

Anne Claire Foreman

Campaigns Team

Julian Berger

Julian Berger

Campaigns Team

Catherine Morgan

Catherine Morgan

Storytelling Team

Ashton Capozzi

Ashton Capozzi

Storytelling Team

Brittany Nguyen

Brittany Nguyen

Storytelling Team

Amy Metzinger

Amy Metzinger

Design & Development Team

Katy Rice

Katy Rice

Design & Development Team

Matthew Meyers

Matthew Meyers

Design & Development Team

Matilda Marshall

Matilda Marshall

Multimedia