WE ARE SKYDECK
Skydeck Studio is a division of Cox Media Group located in Dayton, Ohio.
Our team of graphic designers and producers work together to serve each
client’s marketing objectives. We create advertising, graphic design,
digital video production, sound design and photography.
WHAT WE DO
Our group of creative professionals work together to produce the best possible campaigns for you. Whether it be for digital, print, television, radio, or a combination of the above, each project is treated with the same amount of care. From scripting and storyboarding to shooting and editing, our team does it all!
KRISTY OSBORN CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Kristy Osborn spent a lot of her childhood behind the scenes at the TV station where her parents worked. Because of her fascination with the production process, she graduated from Asbury University with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Communications. Since then she has worked on several films, national commercials and produced an episodic television program, 2worlds, that ran for 5 years, 100 episodes. She joined Cox Media Group in 2012 and spent a few years producing local commercials and videos for clients. She was promoted to Manager of Creative Advertising and now leads a team of Graphic Designers and Producers creating multi-platform advertising campaigns for clients.
KEVIN JOHNSON DESIGNER
Kevin wanted to be a graphic designer since the third grade, when he created a cereal box for a class project. He continues the pursuit to this very day. In fact, half of his time at the grocery store is spent critiquing packages and naming the fonts that are used on various products.
Over the past 18 years, Kevin has worked with hundreds of clients on award-winning branding, digital and print ad design, illustrations, and so much more. He's always excited to start on the next project, whether it be a logo design, ad campaign, vehicle wrap, or whole new branding system.
When he's not designing, he's enjoying life with his wife (a fellow graphic designer), 2 kids, adorable dog, and a rather large (some would say unhealthy) Star Wars memorabilia collection.
PATRICK JOHNSTON PRODUCER
Patrick Johnston is a 2014 graduate from the Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati where he studied digital filmmaking and video production. He is an award winning storyboard artist for film and television, and is also an accomplished 1st Assistant Director with several music videos being featured on Revolver, Rolling Stone and MTV. He joined the Skydeck team in June 2016 and brings his narrative filmmaking background to the local television market in Dayton by developing brand messaging, short and long form commercials, web video vignettes and more.
GEOFF JUSTICE DESIGNER
A master at award-winning design as well as figuring out how to make it happen. Innovation is one of Geoff’s strengths. Enjoying fifteen years of being in the industry and getting to do what he enjoys. When Geoff is not designing hes enjoying time with his family, most likely doing outdoorsy type things.
NORM KELLY PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
Norm. Unique name. Unique guy. I wasn't very fond of my name growing up, but the older I got, the more I realized that it fit my unique personality. Often times I cut against the grain, challenge the "accepted" way of thinking, and try to look at things through different lenses. Turns out, that bodes well for what I do, which is to "create."
I've been creating audio commercials for a long time. It was always part of my job as an on-air radio talent, but it became my main focus several years ago when I became the Radio Production Director at Cox Media Group, Dayton. Now, rather than just voice a couple of commercials a day like most deejays do, I voice, write, produce, and create.
NATHAN PENNY ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
After discovering that making funny videos with his friends was more exciting than fixing computers, Nathan switched from an IT degree to Electronic Media. Now he has more than 15 years of experience in video editing and camera operation for TV and web. In addition to regularly working on advertising for brands and organizations, Nathan has produced and worked on several documentaries focused on humanitarian projects, including a mission in Haiti, a non-profit group in San Salvador, and an orthopedic charity in Washington state. He left his Cincinnati-based multimedia job to join Skydeck as an associate producer in 2018. He’d love to talk to you about movies, or why Peter Gabriel is the greatest musician ever. On his off days, chances are he’ll be smoking a hunk of meat, sipping on bourbon, and deciding whether to watch a spaghetti western or Snatch for the hundredth time.
ZACK SCHIERLOH PRODUCER
Zack has an MFA in Filmmaking and ten years of media production experience. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton and the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. While pursuing his degree in Los Angeles he worked at a top talent, literary and music agency, as well as on several film and music video productions. As a Dayton native, he also has worked for local broadcast television and radio. A prolific writer, he continues to write and direct short films in his spare time.
DENNIS SCHONER PRODUCER
Dennis earned a BA in electronic media from UC’s College Conservatory on Music. His first job in the industry was second shift editor for a local weekly sports prep show. After a couple of years learning the craft he moved up to lead editor and was working on two local weekly shows. He developed his skills as producer and camera operator and eventually moved into freelancing for production houses all around the Cincinnati and Dayton markets. This led him to a full time position at a production house in Cincinnati working with corporate clients as well as advertising agencies for broadcast and internal video productions. Clients included P&G, GE Aviation, Kroger, General Cable, First Financial Bank and numerous others. Dennis is very involved with the Autism Speaks organization and has produced several videos for the group on a volunteer basis. Dennis has won numerous awards over the years including several Marcom and Telly’s. He snatched his first Emmy in 2017 as Editor/ Visual Effects for a project produced for The Cincinnati Police Department. Dennis joined Skydeck as a producer in 2019. On his off days he is probably playing guitar or spending time outdoors.
SCOTT TIPTON PRODUCER
Scott has over twenty years of visual communications experience in various fields, with experience leading projects from concept to finished product in video, print and web layouts.
He graduated magna cum laude from Wright State University with a Bachelor degree in Mass Communications. He also received an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design from Kaplan College. Devilishly creative with a flair for the dramatic, he knows how to get your business the attention it needs.
SKYDECK STUDIO | 1611 S MAIN ST, DAYTON, OH 45409