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Jane Perini

Jane Perini

Principal and President of Thunder Mountain Design

Our creative team is headed up by Jane Perini and Wib Middleton. For over three decades, Jane has helped clients engage in dynamic new possibilities with their messaging, branding, advertising and overall visual communication products and channels. Her artistic range is vast for both print and web, her sophisticated designs always demanding attention. Based in the Washington, DC area for many years, Jane was recognized as a top magazine designer in the trade association sector taking over 700 magazines to press. She was awarded by the American Society of Association Executive’s First Place Gold Circle Award for Excellence, and Best Association Magazine Redesign.

Jane has art directed and designed niche targeted magazines for destination art venues, websites, branding, annual reports, fundraising packages, brochures, exhibits, signage and more. If her first love is designing start-up magazines, book design runs a close second. With today’s advances in digital technologies and cost effective printing, targeted magazines and self-published books are on the rise. Thunder Mountain Design is well positioned to help clients explore these powerful communication and branding vehicles.

Wib Middleton

Wib Middleton

Writer, Photographer & Sales Consulting

Wib is co-owner of Thunder Mountain Design. His expertise encompasses editorial photography, copy writing and creative marketing strategies. In combination with Jane’s deep design experience they have helped hundreds of clients hone their messages with distinctive stories, images and design that are compelling and get results. Wib’s passion for visual storytelling emerges through his imagery, whether shooting editorial content for a magazine, covering a public or private event, shooting products, real estate, or tantalizing menu items for restaurants.

Wib writes marketing copy for websites, brochures, advertising, and video scripts. He especially enjoys interviewing business owners, entrepreneurs and creative professionals for feature stories. With a knack for revealing read-worthy story elements, he illuminates and casts his subjects in their best light. With a background in sales -- telecom, private aviation, executive leadership, and creative services -- Wib understands the persuasive process and helps clients strategically position themselves to achieve their marketing and sales goals.

Jacob Wise

Jacob Wise

Filmmaker & Videographer

Jacob Wise is an award-winning filmmaker/videographer who has been working on commercial, private and nonprofit projects for over eight years. His well-crafted documentary work has included a series about refugee camps in Uganda, and old-growth forests in Canada, in addition to commercial projects in Florida and Oregon. Jacob is based in the Washington, DC area and covers events, shoots for websites, social media, promotion and advertising.

His passion as a filmmaker is to help advocate and lend a voice to social movements and progressive organizations, as well as working to help both children and adults lead more fulfilling lives with open hearts. Jacob believes that film is a uniquely powerful tool that, when utilized properly, can be an effective catalyst for change.

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Sylvia Somerville

Sylvia Somerville

Writer & Editor

Sylvia Somerville is an exceptional writer, editor and editorial manager. Whether ghost writing a book for a Washington, DC iconic hotel landmark, helping authors develop and polish their manuscripts, or writing compelling feature stories for national publications, Sylvia brings more than three decades of experience to the team. Her passion for the written word and editorial mastery assures clients that their projects will be accomplished with timely professionalism.

Jonathan Mann

Jonathan Mann

Fullstack Web Developer

Jonathan Mann is an experienced Fullstack web developer and technology consultant who infuses Thunder Mountain Design projects with software expertise. He is accomplished in areas such as UI/UX design, Node.js development, and Wordpress customization. He loves tackling challenging projects and building software that supports inspired businesses.

Examples of his work include an internal web application that processes data and generates reports for a large medical corporation, functional websites for health practitioners, and online marketing tools for successful online organizations.