davies + dixon is female-founded.
It’s a big part of our story and we’re proud to tell it. davies + dixon was founded by two millennial go-getters who realized early on that teamwork makes the dream work. They met while working in the Fortune 500 beauty industry of New York City in 2010 and joined forces to launch the Seattle-based agency with two goals in mind:
1. To ensure brands have tailor-made solutions to foster worthy customer experiences.
2. To create a company where people WANT to work that focuses on people first, helping everyone reach their goals.
The plus in our logo isn't just pretty in pink.
It represents our core values:
Be obsessed with your clients + connections
Be a positive influence + create positive change
Be humble + empower others
Be agile + own it
MEET OUR TEAM
Makenzie Davies, co-founder + CEO
Makenzie is a midwest gal with a passion for connecting and relationships. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop strategic communication campaigns, uncover missed opportunities, manage sales and marketing teams and help brands better tell their story through experiential marketing. Following her work in New York City with Avon and Kaplow Communications, Makenzie moved to Chicago and transitioned into the publishing, events and digital industries with Otherwise Incorporated, Time Out Chicago and Wrapports Media Group. As a lover of exploration and coffee in over-sized mugs, her adventures brought her to the Pacific Northwest, where she now resides in Ballard, Seattle, living on a boat with her beloved F.R.I.E.N.D.S. DVD collection.
Connect with her on LinkedIn.
Kelsey Dixon, co-founder + president
Kelsey believes in bigger and bolder. It started early in her career with mark., by Avon. Still in college, she was hired as a field sales manager, where she was able to take an average-performing team to the second-highest performing team in the nation. This led to national and regional media coverage highlighting the successes. With a passion and background in tourism, she transitioned into a career with a luxury Pennsylvanian golf resort. She partnered with local visitors bureaus and associations to lead regional and multi-dimensional sales efforts, strengthen client engagement and facilitate marketing and training solutions. Kelsey’s yearning for adventure led her to move from the East Coast to Seattle and take full advantage of the endless possibilities that are the PNW.
Karin Soyama, marketing strategist
As davies + dixon’s marketing strategist, Karin is strategy lead for clients and brings creative vision to life. Karin was born in Tokyo and grew up in Kailua on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. She moved to Seattle to study Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington. She jumpstarted her career by co-founding a company, Mikki, during her senior year at UW. She also spent seven years in the restaurant and service industry before landing her dream job at d+d. Karin is analytical, thoughtful, passionate about aesthetics and takes pride in being in-the-know of modern, new companies. Her happy places are in the mountains, at SoulCycle and in bar seats of a dimly lit restaurant sharing good food, drinks and conversations.
Kendall Davies, marketing manager
As davies + dixon's marketing manager, Kendall is passionate about digital storytelling, both verbally and visually. She's a PR wizard and social media master that loves staying hashtag relevant with what's happening in the world around her. Kendall is a midwest gal turned Seattle transplant. After spending two summers interning in the PNW, she fell in love and made it her permanent home. Kendall has her bachelor's degree in public relations and a minor in marketing from Ball State University (chirp, chirp). When she isn’t gramming or tweeting, you can find her hustlin’ at City Cycle and exploring vintage shops for her latest obsession: Vinyl!
Emily Brungard, graphic designer
Emily enjoys the finer things in life, like identifying what font a store's sign uses or guessing the Pantone color on a poster. After interning with d+d, she joined the team as graphic designer. She’s spent three years working in the growing Indianapolis tech scene, marketing to enterprise technology companies. Emily is a Ball State University graduate and an unapologetic lover of the Midwest, despite growing up in Florida. When she's not working, you'll find her taking pictures of her food, appreciating local brews and hanging out with her dogs.