WHO IS MACKEY?

We are strategic thinkers. We are brand builders. We are Mackey.
Our entire team knows the business and we study yours. We are responsive account executives, talented designers and skilled production artists. We are a nationally recognized creative team that is easy to work with and share your brand goals and passion for success.

Larisa Riley

Larisa Riley

Co-Founder/Partner, Account Director

Larisa brings 25 years of progressive food experience to the table and works closely with her clients to strategically and positively impact future business. Following trends, competitors and the latest packaging technology, Larisa keeps our team focused on the marketing objectives and knows when the strategy is right for your brand. Her superb organizational skills, industry knowledge and jaw-dropping plate juggling ensure accurate and timely execution for clients.

Eric Edel

Eric Edel

Partner, Creative Director

Designing professionally in product packaging for the past twelve years, Eric’s passion for design is what gets him up in the morning. From the a.m. cup of coffee he is off and running, integrating creativity with strategic thinking. With Eric, it’s not just the flavor of the day, it’s much more holistic and thoroughly researched than that. His strength is building brand solutions from concept through production, to bring a strong shelf presence that moves the brand forward.

Dave Ahlers

Dave Ahlers

Creative Director

Dave‘s love for packaging design has been feeding his creativity for years. He is a strategic thinker with a strong appetite for design, branding and marketing solutions that work in the reality of the packaging world. Always looking for a unique solve that is ownable, thoughtful, and on target, Dave lives for the idea that goes beyond the creative brief.

Tom Graf

Tom Graf

Account Executive

Knowledge in this ever-changing brand world is quintessential to product success. Tom’s background, rich in printing, pre-press and packaging, is the perfect recipe for results. Our clients rely on his vast experience in real world do’s and don’ts to make sure there are no surprises when a project gets to the press. Known for his “whatever it takes” attitude, Tom keeps your projects on time and on budget.

Jenna Smith

Jenna Smith

Account Executive

Jenna's background in the marketing and food industry, her packaging know-how, and her savvy creative ideas are just a few key elements that she brings to every brand project! Her well-rounded, positive attitude and her keen attention to every detail will quickly earn your confidence. Because Jenna balances an analytical mind with on-target solutions, clients put their trust in her to produce results that move their brands forward.