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Good Work with Good People

We are a team of in-house strategists, producers, creatives, editors, shooters, writers and directors.  Hell-bent on crafting the best campaigns for candidates, causes and companies we care about.
By The Numbers
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7:1 office dog to cat ratio
261 Happy clients
42 States
2,400 hours spent on Zoom
63 awards
$100M media spends
Locations
Richmond, Virginia
Atlanta, Georgia
Washington, DC
Tim O'Toole writing on a whiteboard
Poolhouse office pup laying underneath a desk

We're
Hiring

Director of Design

Atlanta, GA, Richmond, VA, or Washington, DC

At POOLHOUSE we build brands that impact how the world works. Our clients span a wide range of categories, representing some of the most exciting companies, campaigns, and organizations in the country. We are currently looking for a Director of Design. In this role, you’ll conceptualize and design a range of deliverables, from quick-turnaround production pieces to holistic identity systems. This is a critical part of our design team, and we’ll count on you to bring your A-game to fortify our production capacity and elevate our creative solutions.

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Director of Production

Atlanta, GA, Richmond, VA, or Washington, DC

The Production Department at POOLHOUSE is a team that thrives at a fast pace with a unique ability to juggle the logistics of knowing the who, what, where, and when that goes into flawlessly executing a production shoot. We are looking for someone who is willing and able to stay two steps ahead of the process, anticipate issues before they arise, and solve any challenges before they become a reality. The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who can handle the responsibilities of a shoot production under little supervision. They own the process, reinvent the process, and can stretch to fill needs under quick timelines.

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Producer

Atlanta, GA, Richmond, VA, or Washington, DC

The Production department at POOLHOUSE is a team that thrives at a fast pace with a unique ability to juggle the logistics of knowing the who, what, where, and when that goes into flawlessly executing a production shoot. We are looking for someone who is willing and able to stay two steps ahead of the process, anticipate issues before they arise, and solve any challenges before they become a reality. The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who can handle the responsibilities of a shoot production under little supervision, and have a willingness to speak up when they feel something might go awry. They own the process, reinvent the process, and can stretch to fill needs under quick timelines.

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Senior Motion Graphics Editor

Atanta, GA

We’re looking for an individual who loves to tell a good story, and who can push the envelope of how it’s told. As a Senior Motion Graphics Editor, you will join the POOLHOUSE Post-Production department in working with motion graphics to tell the stories of companies, causes and candidates.

We know that the story is more than just what’s being said, it’s how something looks and feels. That’s why we need you to care as much about the visuals as the narrative. At the core, your responsibility is to design content that’s shareable, memorable and visually stunning. 

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Vice President of Brand

Atlanta, GA, Richmond, VA, or Washington, DC

We are a creative-driven, full-service advertising agency. We transform how companies, candidates and causes tell their story. From Google to Budwesieser to Mitt Romney and Glenn Youngkin, POOLHOUSE crafts award-winning ad campaigns and builds strategies that win voters and transform brands.

With offices in Richmond, VA, Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA, we’re a collective group of creatives, do-ers, and strategists who are passionate about putting the creative first and building lasting campaigns for our clients.

Our job isn’t our life, but a function to pursue our passion inside and outside of the office. Bring yours.

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VP or Director of Political

Richmond, VA, or Washington, DC

As a POOLHOUSE VP or Director of Political, you’ll lead multiple accounts for our political team which works with Republican candidates, causes and SuperPACs. You’ll bring a senior level of strategic thinking to the POOLHOUSE political team. Daily, you’ll be collaborating with a diverse group of creatives, designers, strategists, and producers, shepherding our strategic initiatives from start to finish and helping our candidates.

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Future Opportunities

Don’t see an active opening that fits your background? We’re always seeking applicants for the positions listed below. Please feel free to submit your resume and link to your portfolio or reel if one of these opportunities is a match for you. Just remember, these roles are not currently open positions, however, often likely to come available, and we welcome you to pass your information along. 

  • Motion Graphics Editor 
  • Graphic Designer 
  • Intern 
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Team

Allie Swanson

Brand Designer

Anna Purr

Post Production Coordinator

Austin Glaze

Editor

Bradley Leonard

Editor

Branson Cusack

Director of Photography

Conor Spriggs

Production Coordinator

Danny Laub

Partner

Derrick Baber

Account Executive

Grace Chung

Video Editor

Josh Jones

Political Project Manager

John Phillips

Senior Designer

Justin Toulon

Director of Post Production

Laura Parisi

Director of Brand

MaryGrace Downey

Political Project Manager

Meg Rotz

Operations Manager

Natalie Bell

Production Coordinator

Nicolette Monaco

Brand Coordinator

Philip Mitchell

Director of Media

Sam Pyo

Shredder

Thomas Woods

Director of Operations

Tim O'Toole

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer

Will Ritter

Co-Founder, CEO
Allie Swanson
Brand Designer
06:11 am Houston, TX

A brand designer specializing in logo and web, Allie strives to give your brand the recognition it deserves.

She works with the design team to develop meaningful creative strategies and solutions for brands across all industries. At POOLHOUSE, you’ll find Allie with a cup of tea and a notepad, sketching her latest concepts in Figma and bringing them to life online.

Anna Purr
Post Production Coordinator
07:11 am Atlanta, GA

A native Detroiter, Anna is a passionate creator, facilitator, and weaver of stories. Having spent most of her career working as a coordinator and editor for major motion picture studios in LA, Anna has the skills and experience to see projects through to completion.

As a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Anna continues to pursue her interests in creating artwork, producing stories and kayaking when she is not at the office.

Austin Glaze
Editor
07:11 am Atlanta

Austin is POOLHOUSE’s go to guy when it comes to all things visual arts – providing experience across video, photo, design, animation, and so much more.

Armed with a particular appreciation for the music industry, Austin thrives working on creative that promotes, markets, and energizes audiences. When not at work, Austin stays busy developing his own clothing designs or surviving games of arrow roulette.

Bradley Leonard
Editor
07:11 am Richmond, VA

A true jack-of-all-trades creative experienced in editing, filming, animating, voice acting, designing and much more.

When not in the office you’ll find Bradley hard at work on a short film, geeking out, or getting beat by his wife at a video game.

Branson Cusack
Director of Photography
07:11 am Atlanta, GA

Taking words on a script and forging them into visuals on a screen, Branson’s cinematography elevates POOLHOUSE’s productions to the next level.

Branson loves working closely with directors, talent, and full crews to achieve the exact look each client’s story needs. And speaking of looks, Branson has the best collection of tattoos in the office.

Conor Spriggs
Production Coordinator
07:11 am Richmond, VA

A graduate of VCUArts and Virginia native, Conor provides the technological and logistical know-how to keep any production running smooth.

Outside of POOLHOUSE, Conor spends his time working with his hands, gardening, and finding new recipes to try.

Danny Laub
Partner
07:11 am Richmond, VA

An award-winning Republican strategist and media consultant for winning campaigns, influential SuperPACs and top-tier issue fights over the last 11 years. 

Danny has been and continues to be a trusted advisor to current and former Presidential Candidates, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, State Senators and key Republican Independent Expenditures.

At POOLHOUSE, Danny understands there is no prize for second place and he thrives at winning under the toughest of circumstances.

Derrick Baber
Account Executive
07:11 am Atlanta, GA

As an Account Executive, Derrick is inherently collaborative and loves working with clients and teams to solve complex problems.

With career experience in both copywriting and brand strategy, Derrick makes sure every perspective is considered while driving all projects to their best possible outcome. 

When not at POOLHOUSE, Derrick is cheering on the Vanderbilt Commodores or fruitlessly training to become a scratch golfer.

Grace Chung
Video Editor
07:11 am Atlanta, GA

A Georgia Peach from birth, Grace is passionate about editing and the entire post production process. In her creative approach, Grace believes that story is king and structures her product around building compelling narratives for our clients.

When not at POOLHOUSE, Grace is an avid rock climber and loves all things adventure!

Josh Jones
Political Project Manager
07:11 am Richmond, VA
As a Political Project Manager, Josh coordinates our political-strategic initiatives from start to finish while managing day-to-day client needs.

Experienced in legislative affairs, campaigns, and nonprofit operations, Josh brings diverse experiences to POOLHOUSE offering clients unique perspectives to help meet their goals. When not in the office you can find him exploring the newest coffee shops in town or growing his collection of political memorabilia.

John Phillips
Senior Designer
07:11 am

JP is a designer and illustrator who has been fortunate enough to work on a variety of projects in various mediums for many years.

At POOLHOUSE, JP has the honor of helping motivate, elevate, and fine-tune processes on a daily basis for the exceptionally-talented design team.

Justin Toulon
Director of Post Production
07:11 am Atlanta, GA

As the Director of Post Production, Justin takes the visuals at POOLHOUSE to the next level.

With over 10 years experience filming and editing documentaries, films, music videos, and news, Justin’s background in television and film enable him to bring a cinematic flare to his projects.

When he’s not cutting awesome videos, Justin enjoys crushing weights at the gym and spending time with his wife, daughter, and 2 dogs

Laura Parisi
Director of Brand
07:11 am Atlanta, GA

Merging her creative and client-side experience, Laura offers a unique perspective as the Director of Brand at POOLHOUSE.

 Quick to understand your needs, Laura executes projects seamlessly and has mastered the delicate balance of staying detail oriented while also maintaining a focus on the big picture. Outside of POOLHOUSE, Laura continues to support brands through her shopping addiction.

MaryGrace Downey
Political Project Manager
07:11 am Richmond, VA

Since contributing to Elise Stefanik’s campaign in 2014, Election Day’s have become MaryGrace’s Super Bowl. At POOLHOUSE you’ll spot MaryGrace in a bright blazer, with a lot of energy.

She loves discovering Richmond’s hidden secrets and playing with her family dog, Gus. And, of course, since MG is from Buffalo she’s a proud member of Bills Mafia, Go Bills!

Meg Rotz
Operations Manager
07:11 am Richmond, VA

A graduate of James Madison University and a life long Virginian Meg provides organizational support to the POOLHOUSE team to ensure the company is operating efficiently.

Meg brings a wide range of experiences to the team from event planning to facilities management. When Meg is not in the office you can find her cheering on the Washington Nationals or trying new dips and dressings. To see some of her favorite dips check out @thedipdiaries on instagram.

Natalie Bell
Production Coordinator
07:11 am Atlanta, GA

As a production coordinator at POOLHOUSE, Natalie specializes in problem solving, perfecting processes and keeping the trains running on time for a smooth production from start to finish.

Outside of the office, you can usually find her seeking out the best new restaurants in town, planning her next travel adventure, or constantly smothering her golden retriever, River.

Nicolette Monaco
Brand Coordinator
07:11 am Atlanta, GA

As brand coordinator, Nikki has a knack for scoping projects and ensuring that clients’ needs are met.

When she’s not at POOLHOUSE, you can find Nikki cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Philip Mitchell
Director of Media
07:11 am Richmond, VA

Philip drives the Poolhouse media strategy to ensure each campaign cuts through the noise. With over 10 years of managing large scale advocacy and political campaigns, Philip brings his expertise in all forms of media strategy – from latest digital tactics to the most effective TV placement – for every campaign he designs.

He can be found most days in the backyard with his wife and three kids either on the swing set or playing make-believe.

Sam Pyo
Shredder
07:11 am Richmond, VA

A creative with a knack for telling stories, Sam will capture your story from start to finish. As a SHREDDER, Sam brings his cinematography skills and editing experience to the POOLHOUSE creative team.

Contrary to popular belief, Sam is not a construction worker, but that won’t stop him from building a visually compelling narrative to propel your story. Outside of work, Sam is spending time with his wife, Jenna, exploring new places, seeking adventure, and eating as much food along the way.

Thomas Woods
Director of Operations
07:11 am Richmond, VA

A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and native of Richmond, Thomas provides direction for the financial management and daily accounting operations at POOLHOUSE.

Having worked in both the construction and real estate space, Thomas brings over 10 years of experience to the business. Outside of POOLHOUSE Thomas can be found spending his time as a chauffeur to his three kids or on the golf course.

Tim O'Toole
Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer
07:11 am Washington, D.C.

An award-winning director, writer and producer, Tim leads the POOLHOUSE creative team.

Tim develops purpose-driven creative strategies for Fortune 500 companies, candidates, and causes. His work has won Pollies, Tellies, and Reed Awards while earning descriptions like “Best Political Ad in 30 Years” by Fox News, and “Best Ad of 2012” by POLITICO.

Tim’s greatest achievement has been raising his yellow lab Marvin into a respectable dog and day-to-day contributor at the POOLHOUSE office.

Will Ritter
Co-Founder, CEO
07:11 am Richmond, VA

An award-winning strategist, Will develops and executes winning political and corporate media campaign plans. Taking a fiercely data-driven approach, Will oversees all polling, market research, and media buys.