Leadership Team

Adrienne Folse

Chief Creative Director

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Adrienne founded Design the Planet in 1998 with a desire to provide high-end creative resources to Louisiana businesses at reasonable prices. As an award-winning, multi-disciplined designer and brand marketing coordinator, she manages web, print media, interactive, brand identity, and marketing solutions with innovation and flair. Adrienne has carved out a definitive niche by focusing her talents on the brand development of multi-location businesses and franchises, but has worked with a variety of culturally unique brands from around the U.S. Passionate business owners seek out Design the Planet specifically for Adrienne’s experience, guidance, and expertise. Adrienne is an avid Walt Disney fan, and in 2013 she completed a major milestone when she earned her coveted Ears from the Disney Institute. She is a self-proclaimed espresso snob, loves outdoor adventures with her family, and works to travel.

Robert Folse

Chief Marketing Officer

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With an extensive background in consulting small businesses, Rob is a very unconventional marketer. Energetic, passionate and focused, he gets personally involved in client brands by immersing himself in their business. His approach to each client’s brand-marketing strategy is unique and based on the client’s goals and vision. He guides his clients through the challenges of complex rebranding situations and difficult business decisions by understanding and internalizing their vision, learning their goals, experiencing their operations, and developing strategies and tools to help them attain success in the most efficient way possible. Rob is an avid fitness and nutrition fanatic; he reads way too much news; loves outdoor adventures with his family; and considers cats to be completely irresistable.

Christi Yarema

Director of Web Development

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Christi possesses 14 years of experience working in the graphic and web design industry. Prior to living in New Orleans, Christi attended the University of Central Florida, where she received a BFA with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Christi earned her M.A.S. in Web Development from the University of Denver. When she is not designing or coding, Christi can be found relaxing at home with her dog Seahorse or dancing in parades with her dance troupe Roux La La.

Bradley Thompson

Senior Digital Marketing Strategist

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Hailing from Knoxville and the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!), our Digital Marketing Strategist Bradley moved to New Orleans to complete his studies, earning his B.S. in Marketing from the University of New Orleans. While here, Bradley has come to fully embrace the New Orleans lifestyle and has traded in whitewater kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing in favor of eating crawfish, mardi gras debauchery, and snowballs. He believes he made the right choice.

Seahorse

Retired Office Manager

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After years of service, Seahorse has decided to retire and spend his days sunbathing, napping and chewing on bones. When he was at Design the Planet,  he was a master of keeping the team in-line and happy. He provided many hugs and kisses throughout the day. On his off-time, he enjoys short walks around the neighborhood, car rides, chasing squirrels and naps. His main goal in life is to snuggle with any human that will let him get close. Seahorse also has other names such as Chicken and Cheez-It.