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Our roots date back to 1988 when Amy Fister co-founded the agency—then known as Fister Lauberth. From the beginning, there has been a collaboration of marketing and creative to move business forward for our clients, by design. And this remains our promise still today (29 years later and under the name of fister, Inc.).

What makes us different? We believe it’s our smart design and attentive service. It’s simple, really, but here’s what we mean. Our design meets the project objective and aligns with brand standards, when applicable. It also looks fantastic. We provide one primary contact and respond promptly, both with communication and with the work itself. The bottom line is that we are attentive to our client’s every need. We listen completely. Work collectively. Respond creatively. Deliver consistently. Interact respectfully. Operate soundly. And live gratefully. Oh, and we have recently been re-certified as a Missouri Woman-Owned Business (WBE).

All of this leads to happy clients. Loyal clients. And genuine relationships.

Missouri WBE seal

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Our claim to fame is graphic design. Smart, creative design. And this can be exercised in many ways:

> Brand identity 
> Print collateral 
> Strategic infographics 
> Video animations 
> Website development
> Trade show displays  

Still not sure? No worries. We have a portfolio of work samples that you must see! Each one represents the workmanship and quality we devote to every project (big and small)…down to the last detail.

Four of the five of us have been at fister for more than 17 years. And Lisa dons both the fister name and 20+ years in graphic design. It’s safe to say that we know what we’re doing when it comes to design that shapes perception.

What can we create for you?

How can we do it with five people? Fair question. Our model is to utilize our expertise in graphic design and partner with like-minded firms and individuals for their sweet spot craft. It works. No, it works remarkably well.

 

Amy Fister OWNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Amy has dedicated 30 years to this agency, not only as owner, but also with a pulse on all of our creative. She embraces any creative challenge, particularly those with a “white canvas.” That being said, Amy also has the gift for balancing fresh design within the confines of brand standards and guidelines, resulting in fantastic work for our clients. Similarly, she effortlessly adjusts between her role as leader and designer.

YOU'RE IN A HORROR FILM. ARE YOU THE FINAL GIRL, THE FIRST TO DIE, THE COMIC RELIEF, THE SKEPTIC, THE SMART ONE OR THE KILLER?

I love horror movies! Where else can you completely wig out for two hours and then head out for pizza. I'd be the comic relief cause truth is, while I love being scared, I can only take the freak out for so long.

Kristen Templin VICE PRESIDENT

Once a fister client (while working at the Missouri Society of CPAs), Kristen celebrates 17 years on the service side. She contributes to the strategic process for brand development, writes and edits at every opportunity and enjoys her daily interactions with clients.

Why do I have to be in the movie? I cannot stomach even the mildest of horror movies…so I prefer to be the first to die so I don’t have to endure any further torture. My luck, I’ll be the naive one that makes it the bitter end.

Lisa Fister SIL (Sister-in-law)

Kicking Kristen off her pedestal as resident newbie, Lisa now has two years under her belt at fister—initially as a freelance designer and more recently as a full-fledged member of team fister. With 25 years experience in the design biz, she solves problems using a mixture of creativity and practicality. Lisa loves the happy twinkle clients get in their eyes when she’s turned their vision into reality.

I’d like to think I’d be the smart girl. In reality though, I’d probably be the one who is first to die. Or... I’d be that lesser known character — the girl who's found hiding in a closet until after the credits roll.

Teresa Conner PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Boasting 18 years with fister, Teresa is instrumental in managing the details of every project, from layout to edits to final files. She is a stickler for consistency and prides herself on making sure vendors have impeccable files from us. Honestly, it’s a huge relief to know that the final product, as much as we can control, will deliver as expected.

I would be working on the movie set in some capacity, not actually in the movie. LOL! 

Lynn LaChance MANAGING DIRECTOR

Lynn keeps this office running. Her 19 years at fister elevates her status to expert with the finances - cash flow, billing, etc. Its all of the stuff that the rest of the team avoids. And when she’s not crunching numbers, she makes sure we have all of the supplies we need. Sharpies. Folders. Coffee. We would be lost without her, for sure.

That’s a tough one - I’d probably be the first to die since I’d be the skeptic!

Our 6th Team Member

We recognize that there are only five of us here at the office, which is why we have partnered with like-minded firms and individuals, including interactive agencies, web developers, copywriters, audio engineers and printers. We expect our extended team to support our clients and their projects with the same stellar quality and professionalism that we offer. It’s a model that works.

Killer. Yep, I like to finish things :)

fister // 5401 itaska street // st. louis, mo 63109-2809
phone: 314-367-5600 // fax: 314-367-2288

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