About Us

Ontogeny clearly defines our approach to growing your business. It describes our entire process; a detailed marketing plan, a course of action that fully enhances your ability to grow in your marketplace. A thoughtful, deliberate process that maximizes your exposure on an economy of scale.

As a full-service virtual agency, Ontogeny Advertising & Design utilizes a diverse network of experienced designers, writers and planners to help you fulfill either a traditional or digital-age marketing approach. We’ll work together to decide what’s right for your business.

About Ontogeny Advertising & Design

Our Team

Tap into our diverse network of graphic designers, copywriters, Web developers and programmers for either a traditional or a digital-age approach to marketing your business. We work hard to understand your business and develop relevant and cross-media marketing campaigns that will increase your company’s ROI.

Leslie Brown

Co-Founder & Business Manager

As your main point of contact, Leslie brings a sound, planned proven approach to project coordination and management. Her dedication to the business and her clients is second to none. She holds a degree in Supervisory Management with over 20 years experience in client service/management, as well as over 14 years of advertising agency know-how. Having served in the United States Marine Corps, her experience is as diverse as it is strong. Leslie has been recognized as Daily Herald Media’s 20 Under 40 honorees. Proven successful for many national and regional clients, Leslie’s approach allows her to plan a variety of flawless, well-executed marketing plans and projects.

Erin Crawford

Co-Founder & Creative Director

With a passion for art and design, Erin brings a unique and fresh approach to this fast-paced and dynamic industry. Her desire to learn and keep things relevant in this market have earned her regional and statewide design recognition. MarCom, SIAA and Healthcare Marketing Report awards are just some of the accolades Erin has been credited with earning. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design from Winona Sate University with a minor in Marketing. With over 13 years of design experience working with a variety of different industries, Erin continues to produce clever and creative marketing pieces for each and every client.

Deanna Bargender

Front End Web Developer

Deanna brings a fresh approach to Design and Development. She is a graduate of the University of Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Web and Digital Media Development and she was hand picked for the Central Wisconsin Information Technology Alliance (CWITA) Mentorship Program. Deanna has more than 6 years of experience in the field through her internship and employment with us. She specializes in front end web development with knowledge of HTML, CSS, JAVA, JavaScript, PHP, Python and SASS.