Advertising Pensacola:
Who are the Ogres

People call us a lot of stuff...mostly after asking what the heck a Clever Ogre is. Some of the more common (and family friendly) words used to describe us are: creative, first class, charismatic, on-time, awesome (yeah), helpful, professional (in public), and sociable. We just say we're ogres, we do website development, branding, and advertising - and leave it at that. Below you can find out a bit about each of us, as well as how to contact the ogres, Mon - Thurs 8am - 5pm & Fri 8am - Noon.

Christopher Davis

Pensacola web programming and design web development - Christopher Davis

Our president and head ogre has more than 19 years experience in the design and advertising industry. While attending the University of Florida in the early 90s as an Electrical Engineering major, Christopher worked as a freelance graphic designer and learned such fun program languages as C, C++, Pascal, FORTRAN, Spice, and Visual Basic. These proved to be gateway drugs for HTML, CSS, ASP, JavaScript, and PHP (Languages that websites are written in). Discovering his true calling, he changed gears and now holds a Bachelors in Advertising with a minor in Studio Art from the University of West Florida. Through various company names over the years, Christopher has literally worked with thousands of global, national and regional corporations with clients as far away as Norway & Japan.

A unique ogre, Christopher combines right and left brain in one package (which can sometimes be confusing to even him). He is able to come up with a design idea from an aesthetic point of view, but also from the "can we actually do this" point of view. He is also known to be a little picky when it comes to typography.

When Christopher is not in his creative space or coding, he is hanging with his boy/girl twins or in the woods engaging in off-road cycling.

Chris Dadant

Pensacola Graphic Design - Chris Dadant - Clever Ogre

"Dadant" is a creative known for his exploratory imagination. An artist at heart, Chris is a designer with a passion for creative ideology and advertising. In 2006, Chris graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Art with an emphasis in Digital Media and Motion Graphics from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After moving to Florida, Chris decided to pursue his interest in advertising and in 2008 graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelors in Advertising. Chris joined Clever Ogre in late 2008 after an intense internship program under Creative Director Christopher Davis.

When Chris isn't in the creative factory, you can usually find him in the kitchen entertaining friends or on the beach soaking up the rays.

Jo Lynn Barnicoat

Jo Lynn Barnicoat  - Clever Ogre

Jo Lynn Barnicoat (our newest ogre & Director of Business Development) is here to help grow and develop our client base. She calls herself the "bridge" between the business owners and the geeks. Her years of experience helping businesses develop and execute marketing and advertising messages brings a nice balance to our team. Her passion is helping businesses be successful and find their unique place in the on-line jungle!

When she's not running to meet a deadline or go to a networking event she tends to focus on being a closet health nut and loves being active in all kinds of sports and activities. Stand up Paddleboarding, volleyball, tennis, walking on the beach or going to the Farmers Markets - that's where you'll find Jo Lynn.

Nora Jones

Pensacola Public Relations - Nora Jones - Clever Ogre

As client liaison and a member of the Escambia County School District Mentor Program, she has the opportunity to do what she does best, be Nora. A knack for conversation, an open mind, and a creative soul make her perfect as an ogre. She graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Hospitality Recreation and Resort Management... not a far shot from what she's doing now.

She loves music and will catch a show any chance she gets. She's been to Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass, Mile High, DeLuna, Springfest, Hawkshaw, Bayfest, and various Live Oak Festivals. Her favorite band is Galactic, but the Punch Brothers are "creeping up with a close second." Jones is the glue that holds her family together and she's performing a similar role at Clever Ogre.

Jevon Young

Pensacola web content and copyrighting - Jevon Young - Clever Ogre

Jevon has worn a lot of hats over the years, due to his suffering from an insatiable curiosity and an unflagging desire to learn new things. Jevon has a wide range of experiences in the computer, interior design, health care, higher education, and communication industries over the last 25 years.

This wide range of experiences, coupled with the lessons learned from reading anything he can get his hands on, has left Jevon able to write with authority on any number of subjects. From science to spirituality, engineering to haute cuisine, Jevon revels in both the research and writing stages of developing effective, interesting copy for our clients.

When we let him out of the Cave, Jevon enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter exploring the huge diversity of natural areas along the Gulf Coast, finding and sharing new music, and engaging in an absurd amount of renovation projects.

D Cooper Dalrymple

More awesome stuff about Cooper is coming soon!