Our Philosophy

TIV was founded by Brandt Hoekenga, Christy Hoekenga, and Britta Foster in 2009 to partner with great people and great brands. Blythe Carrillo joined in 2013 making us completely family-owned and operated.

In 2015 we partnered with Zenergy Works, a digital agency, to form a complete branding agency. Two years of building up our agency brought a lot. We built an amazing team. We developed an inspiring list of clients. We pushed the quality of our work to a whole new level. But most importantly we learned a lot about ourselves:


Branding and digital are now one and the same. It has become impossible to properly build a brand without the use of digital marketing, and digital marketing is worthless without a strong brand. That’s why BRANDIGITAL is our mantra. You simply cannot do one without the other. Your logo is supported by your packaging, your packaging is supported by sales materials, sales materials are supported by marketing campaigns, campaigns are supported by your website, your website is supported by digital ads, digital ads are supported by social media… See where we’re going with this?


We love doing amazing work. And we love working closely with our clients. The only way to do so is to remain small enough to have partners involved in each project. We have experts in branding, digital, marketing…and every client benefits from each and every person at TIV.


The word “expert” is tough for us. Not only does it seem boastful, but more importantly it feels like an expert has nothing left to learn. One of our core values is to “constantly strive to learn and improve.” However, the definition of expert is “a person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.” So if the shoe fits…