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Designing upstream from the crowd.

Who we are

Trout Media is a brand studio built with a network of creative freelancers.

We're a group of creative problem solvers, with experience helping and guiding brands across multiple industries. We work with small businesses, large corporations, and wonderful individuals to tell their stories, connect with their audiences, and elevate their brands.

Creative Direction

Zac Trout

Branding nerd, family guy, and outdoors-enthusiast.

With over a decade of experience in the creative industry, Zac has been honing his craft as a designer while finding solutions to unique problems and connecting businesses with their people. He has led hundreds of projects to completion, working closely with designers, developers, writers, and other creatives. Whether it’s branding and identity work, marketing design, or custom websites, Zac’s work has covered the gambit.

When not at his desk making brands shine, Zac spends as much time as he can with his family — usually outdoors. They enjoy hiking, biking, camping, rock climbing, and whatever else gets them outside connecting with nature. Contrary to his name, Zac is not an expert fly fisherman, though he does love the idea.

SEO & Development

Edwin Flores

Developer at his desk, amateur cyclist on the road.

Motion Design

Zach Rowe

Consistently making client's jaws drop to the floor with stunning motion.

A motion designer with over 10 years of experience, Zach has a wide range of experience in creating brand videos, animated graphic packages, explainers videos and more. Whether creating content for mobile devices, concert venues, or an augmented reality experience, Zach enjoys the unique challenges that come along with an ever-evolving industry.

Zach also enjoys hanging with his fam, going for a run around Dallas, geography, and listening to music.

Video + Animation

Travis Kersh

When he’s not working in his video studio he is often seen operating a camera/drone from his OneWheel.

A seasoned videographer & stop motion animator that has spent the majority of his career working with top ad agencies in the Northwest Arkansas area. Throughout his journey, he has honed his skills and developed a keen eye for detail, resulting in visually stunning, unique, and impactful content. Travis has a deep understanding of the creative process, which has allowed him to bring the concepts and ideas of his clients to life on screens big & small.

When he’s not behind a camera he’s found adventuring with his wife. Usually kayaking on the Buffalo River, paddleboarding on Beaver Lake, or exploring one of the many breathtaking hikes around the Ozarks!

Project Management

Ann-Marie Satterfield

Client management wizard, energized by positivity, sunshine, family, and stories.

Ann-Marie believes that relationships are at the core of every success, and encourages the same for colleagues and clients as they navigate opportunities to connect and grow. With 15 years of experience working in both agency and corporate environments, she’s worked with some of the strongest leaders in public relations and reputable corporate, consumer, and nonprofit clients. She focused on helping clients make true connections, identify ways to effectively share their stories, align communications with a brand’s goals, and ultimately, provide meaningful solutions to stakeholders. She has supported clients and executives with strategic planning, internal communications, branding, content development, media relations, and project management. Ann-Marie’s favorite part of her role in client service is being the extension of their brand, building trust and friendship with clients – something she thinks clients deserve and appreciate when they interact with her.

When she’s not working with clients, you can find her enjoying moments with her husband and children, watching football, visiting family in Tennessee, FaceTiming with friends across the country, and exploring new places. She’s based in the Sunshine State and really does love walks on the beach.d

Brand Design

Daniel Leake

Making design cool since 2015.

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Target Audiences + Projects
  • Sustainable Outdoor Brands
  • Organic Farming + Food Access
  • Outdoor Accessibility + Stewardship
  • Climate Action + Renewables
  • Trail Builders + Advocates
  • Active Transportation
  • Social Justice Initiatives
Featured Clients
  • Tri-Cycle Farms
  • LIVSN Designs
  • Tuckaway Farm
  • Specialized REG
  • Bluesource (Anew)
Organic Farming + Food Access
  • Tuckaway Farm
  • The Pack Shack
  • Tri Cycle Farms
  • Acres
Sustainable Outdoor Brands
  • LIVSN Designs
  • Markham Hill Trails
  • Progressive Trail Design
Climate Action + Renewables
  • Bluesource (Anew)
Trail Builders + Advocates
  • Markham Hill Trails
  • Progressive Trail Designs
  • Trailblazers
Social Justice + Social Good
  • Innovations in Peace Building International
  • ForgottenSong
  • Grace Church of NWA
  • FS Productions
  • Better Math Teaching Network
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
  • NWACC Foundation
  • Vital Study Skills
People & Consulting
  • Behold Coaching & Counseling
  • Celia Swanson
  • Elise Mitchell
  • Kathy Crockett
  • Next Conference
  • Velocity Group
Our design philosophy

Design is more than ink and pixels.

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We make brands shine, and faces smile

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