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    Bill Thompson

    Photography Director/Principal


    Bill is a graduate of Art Center College of Design, earning a BFA. He began his career in 1993 working for national advertising and design clients. From 1993 through 2004 he began photographing directly for Fortune 500 clients. Bill, with Kathleen Kaiser, formed Pencilbox in 2004. Bill is an executive member of AIGA and teaches photography at CSUF. Contact Bill.

    Work Highlight
    “Theses images make me proud of my life as a creative director’s photographer. Images usually begin with the objective to tell a story within the restrictions of an overall project. The best projects end with a amazingly intriguing image, that pushed the creative boundaries, while staying within the client’s objectives. This project, however, had no restrictions, no comp and no immediate use. This was a photographer, a couple of kids and a beautiful day in the park. We captured the children as they live and play with  no regards for anything, but fun.”

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    Nick Marley

    Photography Associate


    Nick is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Communications, emphasis Photography. He joined Pencilbox in 2009 as a “hired hand” assisting on a photo shoot. Through talent and enthusiasm Nick turned a one day job into a creative partnership. Nick creates beautiful images for Pencilbox, is part of the imagery production team and a strong, new creative talent in the industry. Contact Nick.

    Work Highlight
    “The “Pencil-hop” photograph was my first project at Pencilbox in the roll of lead creative. My strategy involved creating a craft beer brand called Conspire. The name Conspire represents Pencilbox’s collaborative work style with their clients, as well as my collaboration with an expert brew master. Fueled by the idea of collaboration, I photographed a pencil intertwined with hops. The image symbolizes the ideology of Conspire while also representing one of my favorite “mandatories” of Pencilbox—to blend your professional passion with a personal passion.”


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    Tauna Carson

    Production Stylist

    Tauna has been published in multiple magazines for her editorial work in fashion writing and styling. Her ability to pair the right outfit within the right setting led to an expansion in to interior and prop styling. Together with her husband, Dewayne Carson, they are a dynamite production styling team that offers full styling services including food & product styling, as well as set design. Tauna has a degree in Fashion Merchandising as well as a Specialization in Marketing. Her love of fashion was expressed through experimenting with dress in her early years (her mom has the photos) leading to modeling opportunities where she eventually discovered the career of fashion styling.

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    Dewayne Carson

    Production Stylist

    A current student of Culinary Arts at Orange Coast College, Dewayne has already begun to impress people with his food and prop styling skills. He has recently been published in Locale magazine for his food and table styling work. He also has experience in catering for production sets and hopes to offer this as part of his services after he graduates. Dewayne continues to prove his resourcefulness and problem solving skills on commercial set design for both film and photography. He has an eye for the overall image and makes sure everything is dialed in to create a stunning scene. Together with his wife, Tauna Carson, they are a dynamite production styling team that offers full styling services including wardrobe, interior, and product styling.

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    Heather Sugawara

    Photography Director

    Heather Inspiration

    Heather graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Advertising Photography. She is a certified Professional Photographer through the Professional Photographers of America and currently working on her Masters of Photography.

    Heather’s experience in commercial advertising photography allows her to take on a variety of jobs from portraits to national advertising campaigns. However her focus and passion remain baby and children photography. Contact Heather.