Steve?

Stave?

Stav. 

The name STAV comes from “Stavinoha,” which was the last name that belonged to our founder’s grandmother. Her art inspired many, and her legacy continues with our mission to advocate for others with our work. Our team is made up of good-hearted, passionate creatives who obsess over things like Pantone colors, social media algorithms and the latest design trends.

With backgrounds in advertising, graphic design, publishing, film, coding and art, our team excels at creative storytelling and innovative design that’ll stop you in your tracks.

Meet the Team

Bo Duncan

CEO + Creative Director

Bo graduated from NYU, where she learned to be a master critic of creative marketing. That translated well when she began working in publishing, eventually evolving her teams’ skills into an agency model. 

After co-founding her first creative agency in 2014, she saw how powerful great design can be. Her love of design and storytelling grew towards advocacy, and she founded STAV in 2018 with a mission to elevate brands and businesses that make the world a better place.

Michael Allen

Managing Partner + Developer

After producing two feature-length documentary films during his undergrad, Michael co-founded film production company, Riot Studios. In his time there, he produced short films and branded content pieces, a nationwide screening/speaking tour with over 200 events, and the narrative feature film, Believe Me (2014).


Alongside his film work at Riot, he created and managed the brand, website, and digital marketing. This broad skillset has allowed Michael to help dozens of clients with their own web and digital content needs. The latest addition to STAV, Michael looks forward to elevating how we tell our clients’ stories through video and tech.

Kat Gibbs

Senior Designer

Kat’s remarkable technical design expertise combined with her exceptional creativity and multi-disciplinary visualization education makes her a triple-threat at STAV. Kat has worked with numerous startups and small businesses to carefully craft brands and bring their stories to life.

Highly organized and committed to using design to communicate big ideas, Kat excels at visual storytelling through innovative branding, advertising and illustration.

Liberty Carlin

Visual Designer

Liberty is an expert at developing creative solutions for clients and has a healthy respect for the importance of a well-crafted story. Through traveling and diverse schooling, Liberty has been exposed to vast artistic forms and manners, guiding her focus and discipline in graphics and communication design. She has a deep love for typography and playful color palettes.

Tony Bertino

Account Manager

Tony is our resident midwesterner. After graduating from the University of Nebraska, he managed a creative agency in Lincoln for three years before moving to Austin. He has worked with national brands like Jack Link’s, SoulPancake, and YouTube as well as extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. His interests include copywriting, project management, cooking, and rewatching Mad Men for the sixth time.