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Good Work with Good People

We believe that strong, emotional, and inspiring creative is the best weapon you have to shift perceptions and win the battle.
By The Numbers
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8:1 office dog to cat ratio
183 Happy clients
33 States
1,400 hours spent on Zoom
28 awards
$46M media spends
Locations
Richmond, Virginia
Richmond is where it all began. Today it houses some of the finest political minds in the industry - our hub for all things strategy, media, and campaign management.
Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta is where innovative energy thrives. East Atlanta is our largest office and serves as the production headquarters. But this team is always on the go, traveling across the country bringing creative to life.
Houston, Texas
Opened in 2019, Houston is the latest and greatest addition to the POOLHOUSE family. Powered by the design team, this office brings an entirely new dynamic to our in-house capabilities.
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We're
Hiring

Director - Political

As a POOLHOUSE Director, you’ll lead multiple accounts for our political team which works with Republican candidates, causes and SuperPACSs. 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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Political Project Manager

Richmond, VA

As a POOLHOUSE Project Manager, you’ll be an account lead for our political team which works with Republican candidates, causes andSuperPACSs. You’ll jump headfirst into managing the day-to-day client needs, collaborating with a diverse group of creatives, designers, strategists, and producers, while shepherding our strategic initiatives from start to finish and helping our candidates.

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Director of Post Production

Atlanta, 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 the Director of Post Production, you’ll lead the post production department in working with footage, dialogue, music, sound effects and motion graphics to tell the stories of companies, causes and candidates.

We know that 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. You will also take the reins on leading our team of editors to make sure assignments are properly delegated and delivered within deadline and budget. The ideal candidate for this role is not only someone who demonstrates seasoned post production skills, but also someone who carries the willingness to lead, manage, and grow a department within an agency that is often faced with tight deadlines and quick turnaround times.

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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 Lovell

Brand Designer

Arden Baila

Director of Design

Austin Glaze

Assistant Video Editor

Branson Cusack

Cinematographer / Editor

Brian Athey

Creative Director

Claire Townsend

Producer

Danny Laub

Partner

Derrick Baber

Account Executive

John Phillips

Senior Designer

Justin Toulon

Director of Post Production

Laura Parisi

Director of Brand

Molly Lannon

Director of Operations

Natalie Bell

Production Coordinator

Thomas Woods

Financial Controller

Tom Dickens

Director of Production

Tim O'Toole

Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer

Will Ritter

Co-Founder, CEO
Allie Lovell
Brand Designer
09:37 pm 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 in Houston to develop meaningful creative strategies and solutions for brands across all industries. At POOLHOUSE, you’ll find Allie with a cup of coffee and a notepad, sketching her latest concepts and bringing them to life online.

Arden Baila
Director of Design
10:37 pm Atlanta, GA

Arden manages all projects for the design team at POOLHOUSE.

She spends her workdays keeping all branding, web, and design projects on track, as well as managing all of POOLHOUSE’s social media channels. 

When she’s not making timelines or reviewing designs, Arden is the self-proclaimed quality control champion of the office.

 

Austin Glaze
Assistant Video Editor
10:37 pm 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.

Branson Cusack
Cinematographer / Editor
10:37 pm 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.

Brian Athey
Creative Director
09:37 pm Houston, Texas

A believer in purposeful, results-driven design, Brian pushes our team to understand the “why” behind each creative engagement.

The process he’s pioneered at POOLHOUSE ensures that we’re integrated with our customer teams and aligned with their goals – including successful partnerships with Airlines for America, Boeing, Amazon, GE, the Beer Institute, and the World Bank.

Claire Townsend
Producer
10:37 pm Atlanta, GA
A small-town Island girl with a big city dream, Claire is a recent Savannah College of Art and Design graduate taking on the role of Junior Producer. Claire handles the important logistical challenges that lead to POOLHOUSE’s on-set success.

Though new to POOLHOUSE, Claire is no stranger to hustle. As an entrepreneur helping run a family business through college, she’s already a pro at dotting the Is and crossing the Ts that keep our production team running smoothly. Find her in the Atlanta office juggling projects and coordinating shoots.

Danny Laub
Partner
10:37 pm 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
10:37 pm 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.

John Phillips
Senior Designer
10:37 pm

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
10:37 pm 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
10:37 pm 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.

Molly Lannon
Director of Operations
10:37 pm Richmond, VA

As the Director of Operations, Molly takes on (and masters) day-to-day operations while corralling the POOLHOUSE team members and schedules.

Molly is well-versed in the strategic planning and thinking that delivers successful results, and she is always providing valuable support to the team and ensuring that we are moving toward our common goals. When it comes to life outside of POOLHOUSE, Molly is a proud owner of a Springer Spaniel and an avid connoisseur of live music.

 

Natalie Bell
Production Coordinator
09:37 pm

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.

Thomas Woods
Financial Controller
10:37 pm 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.

Tom Dickens
Director of Production
10:37 pm

Tom is an award-winning Republican strategist and producer, with over a decade of experience on local, state, and national campaigns.

Outside of his work at POOLHOUSE, Tom is a USCG licensed Captain and former professional hunting and fly fishing guide in Alaska, Wyoming, and his home state of Maine.

Tim O'Toole
Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer
10:37 pm Atlanta, GA

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
10:37 pm 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.

Will has been on the strategy team of campaigns from presidential to mayoral, including as the director of advance for the 2012 Romney-Ryan campaign.