J2 Design is pleased, nay delighted, to have Abby, Katelyn, and Lansie join our team of 16. They each bring a new skill set to the agency and a combined 20 years of experience shining light on Philly-centric organizations. We’ve already been enjoying morning brainstorming sessions and happy hour design chats, and now we’re looking forward to introducing their talents to our client work. Of note:

– Abby is a kick-ass bocce player who hates tomatoes but loves ketchup
– Katelyn is a puppy rescuer
– Lansie is a certified Tree Tender thanks to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and recently started Philly’s first coworking-based Girl Scout Troop, leading an intrepid group of Brownies out of Indy Hall in Old City

For more about each of these amazing women, check out their bios below…

Abby Plesser, Content Manager
Abby is an experienced writer, editor, and communicator who believes in the power of a well-told story. She leads all copywriting for J2 and our clients, from high-level strategy and conception to detailed executions across a variety of platforms. With previous agency experience on both the creative and client sides of the business, Abby brings a unique perspective to J2. In a prior role as Content Director at Bailey Brand Consulting, she was part of a team that won two Telly awards, two WebAwards, an American Graphic Design Award, a Davey Award, and a Philadelphia Design Award. She is actively involved with the Junior League of Philadelphia and graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where she majored in English and minored in Communication Studies.

Katelyn Joyce, Account Manager
Katelyn manages the day-to-day relationships between our clients and creative team, and is responsible for keeping all projects on schedule, on budget, and on target. Coming to J2 with experience across almost all sectors, industries, and creative project types, Katelyn is a problem solver who gets things done quickly and efficiently. She graduated cum laude with her B.S. from LaSalle University and is currently getting her MBA at Drexel University with a concentration in marketing. Katelyn sits on the Events Committee of the Junior Board of Gesu School and is active in the volunteer community. Her notable clients include The Fairmount Park Conservancy, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The University of the Arts, Liberty Property Trust, and The Hard Rock Café.

Lansie Sylvia, Senior Strategist
Lansie guides the agency’s strategy team and builds new community partnerships in the regional and national nonprofit sectors. Since 2010, she has held director-level positions at a variety of nonprofit and for-profit companies, including Here’s My Chance, EHL Consulting, and the Philadelphia Film Festival. Lansie’s work has been showcased on NPR, WHYY, Next City, Philly.com, and more. As an award-winning storyteller, she frequently presents to groups and businesses and was most recently a centerpiece speaker at MCON 2016, the Knight Foundation’s KCC Summit, and Independent Sector’s PPAI Conference. Lansie is a featured columnist at Generocity.org with her popular philanthropic advice column for millennials, “How To Give.” She received her M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and completed an AmeriCorps Year of Service in Providence, RI.

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