A house would not be a home without its people. Making magic together longer than with their respective spouses [we promise it’s not weird], Wendy Lowden and Lisa Maloof have over 25 years of combined marketing knowhow. But there’s no “I” in House of Current. Only an “us.” And what makes us an “us” is the chemistry amongst our entire team. It’s the perfect mix of talent, wit, work ethic and wine preferences that makes our jobs fun and your jobs easy.
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PARTNER, CLIENT SERVICES
Lisa’s Rule: Decide to be happy.
How can you not be happy when your boss woman has that kind of decision-making process? With more than 20 years of marketing experience, Lisa is a decorated Olympian in the world of retail, and keeps a notebook of secret solutions to client needs in her back pocket. When it comes to places to wine and dine, she’s an encyclopedia, and with a background in journalism, she’s probably distraught that half you kids don’t know what an encyclopedia is. Advertising was an early calling for her. And if something calls, you answer it. Then, once on the phone, she’ll impress you with her expansive vocabulary and probably make you FaceTime with her dog Trixie.
PARTNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Wendy’s Rule: Do it with passion or not at all.
If we didn’t share an espresso machine with her, we’d swear the coffee Wendy drinks is more creative than whatever’s in our mugs. Great work takes heart, guts, and a heck of a backbone. Fortunately for Wendy, she has all of those things. Fortunately for everybody else, she uses them to create award-winning design time and time again. She’s the arbiter of style, she wrote the textbook on taste [yes, it exists] and if you disagree with her on color, we’d suggest you call your optometrist immediately, because “Pantone” is her middle name. Ok it’s actually “Sugarman” but either way, nothing leaves our doors, inboxes or closets without Wendy Sugarman Pantone Lowden’s sign of approval. She says she wears wedges because she’s short. We say it’s because her standards are high.
Lamar’s Rule: Behave today as if this is the day you’ll be remembered.
Lamar probably wishes this entire website was one big spreadsheet. And that difference in opinion is why we love her. Due dates, project numbers, client calls – things that typically turn creative folk into egg yolk – Lamar eats them on toast for breakfast. With enough southern charm to bless the heart right out of a saint, she’s got Wall Street negotiating skills and keeps projects running as smoothly as the Savannah, Georgia waters on which she was raised. And as a ‘Bama alum, she can shout Saban-style orders with the best of them. Which comes in handy when wrangling her four-legged football, Mosby.
Scott’s Rule: Always try new things.
Scott will never brag about himself, so we’ll do it for him. It’s not easy putting up with five women who turn to Play-Doh at the sight of even a squirrel that could possibly pass as a puppy. But Scott does so with patience and poise [and sometimes beer, frequently espresso]. When he speaks, you listen. He either has an excellent point to make or is about to reveal the meaning of life, which is said to lie in the patterns of his socks. Both a dream crusher and a dream weaver, he’s the first person to tell us when an idea won’t work, and the first to offer up a solution that’s probably better that the original. From his vintage cars to his fountain pens, the man knows timeless style when he sees it. Or designs it. And his son Owen is cooler than you’ll ever be. We’ve accepted it. You should too.
Rachel’s Rule: Never underestimate the power of a great typeface or a new lipstick.
Oh how quickly the grasshopper becomes the master. Although Rachel’s driver’s license qualifies her as the youngest of our motley crew, her SCAD portfolio proves that she could vectorize circles around designers twice her age [aka the current age of that other Mötley Crüe]. She holds more wisdom than a box of fortune cookies, and if you give her a seed, she’ll grow a forest. Hand her an ice cube and she’ll construct a 3-story ice sculpture with an elevator. Assign her a project and she’ll come back with things you had no idea you even needed. We can’t confirm anything, but we’re pretty sure she can see into the future. No word yet on where she parks her Deloreon.
Katie’s Rule: Never bring a knife to a pun fight.
A self-proclaimed Wilma Flintstone in a world of Jane Jetsons, Katie believes the best work starts with a pointy No.2 and a pot of coffee [tea if that’s your thing]. From there, you can go anywhere. But the idea wears the drivers cap. With a degree in copywriting from Atlanta’s Portfolio Center, Katie is the newest HOC recruit. She’s also the girl who will be writing your brand’s story, so be nice to her and tell her you like her hair. She responds well to Greek food and compliments in the form of Rent lyrics. And as the writer of this website, she feels like she should be taking much greater creative liberty with her bio.