Who are these people?

For the last two decades, we’ve served as a creative consultancy to some of the world’s most admired brands. We work directly with C-suite executives, company founders, and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through brand design and storytelling; strategic thinkers who collaborate on everything from global branding to the world’s most thought-provoking content; creative problem solvers who thrive on tackling big, thorny problems. Bigger and thornier, the better, we say.

Los Novios

jay rendon
Founder, Creative Director
Throughout his years in advertising, Jay has been a media analyst, an account executive, an editor, a strategist, a writer, and a creative director—and more often than not, all at once. At BBDO, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and Eleven Inc., Jay was at the head of some of today’s most admired brands—FedEx, Apple, Peet’s, Klein Bikes, Isuzu, AAA, and Robert Mondavi Winery, to name a few. With Novio, Jay is doing what he loves most, which is solving business problems by working directly with clients who are as passionate about creative as he is.

paul curtin
Founder, Creative Director
Paul has been setting design bars in hard to reach places for the better part of three decades. As a creative director at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in the ’90s, he received the elusive Marget Larsen award as the Bay Area’s best designer. He cofounded Eleven Inc. in 1999, and led creative on a profusion of acclaimed work for clients such as Visa, Virgin, Barclays, Disney, Callaway Golf, Sun Valley, and Williams-Sonoma. He has plenty of awards, more than need be listed here, but what really drives Paul is the power of relationships—connecting clients with consumers in meaningful ways.

leigh pyle
Managing Partner
For over 18 years, Leigh has been making both clients and agencies happy—and that’s pretty much impossible. She has a natural ability to see the bigger picture and help adeptly steer everything from conversations to budgets and schedules to large-scale engagements that span years and continents. Between her extensive experience, her knack for problem solving, and her gently authoritative nature, everyone feels a little better when Leigh is around.


We only do one thing: solve business problems. Of course, we solve those problems in a variety of ways:

  • Brand Strategy and Story
  • Creative Direction
  • Design
  • Advertising
  • Digital
  • Social Marketing
  • Content Development
  • Product Innovation
  • Identity
  • Films
  • Internal Communications
  • Brand Management
  • Messaging Strategy
  • Sales Enablement
  • Corporate Communications

What about media planning, campaign development, packaging, direct response, digital and mobile production? With the help of our friends, and partners we do all those things, too. You bring us the problem, we’ll bring you the solution.

Client Experience

We’ve had the pleasure to serve as creative consiglieri to a long list of clients. And as you can see, we don’t have a particular type, from finance to fashion, tech to travel, health care to housewares—and just about everything in between.

What we do