The Glue - Keep it Together

Keep it Together

The Glue is a women-owned, full-service agency specializing in rich meaningful experiences that keep people and our planet healthy. We create products and communications of all kinds while maintaining a consistent focus on our clients and their customers. From branding to research to design, development and marketing, we help you keep it together.

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If you have a story and an audience,

we will help you connect the two.

We will communicate value to your customers with authenticity and joy. We build products, brands, ad campaigns, websites, apps and everything in between.

How We Do It

The Glue approaches each project as a unique opportunity to achieve something great. Our process begins with understanding our client and their customers. We create a solution where your business objectives meet the needs of your users.

We customize our approach for each client's needs, timeline and budget, maximizing results and minimizing drama.

  • Websites
  • Branding
  • Podcasts
  • Apps
  • Photography
    & Video
  • Communication
    Design

The Work

Clients

  • AMC Networks
  • Arrowhead Water / Active Networks
  • Barbi Appelquist for State Senate
  • Chosen TV
  • Defy Media
  • Denise Austin Enterprises
  • Elance - oDesk
  • Exotic Estates
  • The James Cancer Care Hospital at Ohio State University
  • JP & Mattie
  • Los Angeles Metro
  • M&C Saatchi
  • Marketplace from American Public Media
  • Mihai Nicodim Gallery
  • Mylennium
  • Performance Lighting
  • Riot Games
  • Rovi Corporation
  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
  • The Irvine Company
  • Valley Metro

You are rubber,  
we are The Glue.

The Glue team is dedicated to delivering the best in everything we do. From design, to copy, to video and project management, we take pride in marrying practical, solution-oriented problem-solving with cutting-edge design and beauty.

The team is led by two agency veterans, Paula Campos and Neille Ilel, who have spent decades delivering best-in-class work. They drive each project and make sure it meets Glue standards while making your life easier. They do not have lumberjack beards or hipster glasses.

The Glue Team

Cairo

Neille Ilel
Founder & Chief Storyteller
Neille Ilel Neille Ilel

Gabbana

Paula Campos
Founder & Chief Perfectionist
Paula Campos Paula Campos

Barnabus

Rachael Harper, CSM
Project Manager / Business Analyst
Rachael Harper, CSM Rachael Harper, CSM

Kitty

Chris Arendt
Senior Web Developer
Chris Arendt Chris Arendt
Neille Ilel

Cairo

Neille Ilel
Founder & Chief Storyteller
Paula Campos

Gabbana

Paula Campos
Founder & Chief Perfectionist
Rachael Harper, CSM

Barnabus

Rachael Harper, CSM
Project Manager/Business Analyst
Chris Arendt

Kitty

Chris Arendt
Senior Web Developer

What's new, Glue?

June 23rd, 2017 3:00 pm

Our Eyes are on the Street

eyes

We’ve been busy cooking up some pretty cool and incredibly useful projects at The Glue this year. One of our favorites is a crowdsourcing app that we are calling Eyes on the Street. It will allow anyone in LA to submit data on the condition of sidewalks all around the city. We want to know if a sidewalk is accessible to people in wheelchairs, if it’s lit, if it’s buckling, uneven, has potholes, or my personal favorite, if a sidewalk is used as an apartment building’s trash can storage area — boo!

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April 25th, 2017 11:09 am

Naula on The Fertility Podcast

naula-podcast

One of my favorite things to do during my long walks at the beach is to listen to podcasts. That ocean view requires great storytelling in the background. The Glue produced its first podcast series last summer with Los Angeles Metro: Off Peak. Off Peak played a huge role on my walks last year. It explores the rich history and future of rails, bus, cycling, walking and all manner of getting around LA. Towards the end of that project we launched Naula on iTunes.

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Work with Us

The Glue is always looking for creative problem-solvers of all stripes. We expect a lot of ourselves, but nothing that mere mortals with smarts, maturity and work ethic can't handle. We do not do buzzwords, we won't ask you to be a ninja of any kind (unless we are casting the part of a covert agent in feudal Japan for a video*) and we are all low-maintenance. If this sounds like you — send us a note!

* We hope to God this happens.

Current positions:

  • Project Manager +
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    About the Role

    Our PMs are responsible for understanding the needs of a client and creating project plans that are efficient and practical. You will work closely with all members of our team to deliver the best work to our clients on time and within budget. You should feel right at home on the shifting sands of client needs and market conditions. You must be driven and disciplined. And you should always think three moves ahead of the rest of us!

  • Full Stack Developer +
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    About the Role

    Our developers are as interested in form as they are in function. We obsess over the details and so should you. You have strong coding skills and computer science fundamentals. Your analytical problem solving skills are unmatched and you build and ship great products. You are expected to contribute ideas at various stages of each project, including having a strong voice in application design, investigating solutions, and finding ways to innovate.

  • User Experience Designer +
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    About the Role

    Our UX designers are responsible for creating and communicating the user experience (information architecture, screen architecture, screen states, etc). You will work closely with the UX director, as well as creative directors, designers and project managers. You should feel comfortable taking risks and handling critique and praise. You must be driven and disciplined. And most of all you should have that special sauce that allows you to look at a thing (product, site, app, building, etc) and truly see the humans that use it.

  • Visual Designer +
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    About the Role

    Our visual designers are responsible for creating concepts and designs for a variety of projects, including websites, apps, presentation materials and decks, logos, marketing initiatives, etc. You will work closely with the creative director, as well as UX directors and designers and project managers. You should feel comfortable taking risks and handling critique and praise. You must be driven and disciplined and most of all have an eye for beauty.

  • Internship +
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    About the Role

    The Glue is the perfect place for a driven, dedicated novice with a ton of ideas. We are small enough to give you the opportunity to do almost anything in the interactive space (and possibly beyond), and mature enough to have decades of staff experience to learn from with great clients to work on. We are enthusiastic mentors and are always looking for equally enthusiastic interns to join our team.

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Project Manager

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About the Role

Our PMs are responsible for understanding the needs of a client and creating project plans that are efficient and practical. You will work closely with all members of our team to deliver the best work to our clients on time and within budget. You should feel right at home on the shifting sands of client needs and market conditions. You must be driven and disciplined. And you should always think three moves ahead of the rest of us!

Core Duties/Responsibilities
  • Estimating time and effort required for upcoming projects.
  • Writing SOWs.
  • Managing a diverse set of team members and clients.
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Full Stack Developer

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About the Role

Our developers are as interested in form as they are in function. We obsess over the details and so should you. You have strong coding skills and computer science fundamentals. Your analytical problem solving skills are unmatched and you build and ship great products. You are expected to contribute ideas at various stages of each project, including having a strong voice in application design, investigating solutions, and finding ways to innovate.

Core Knowledge
  • HTML5/CSS preferably Sass
  • JavaScript
  • Java/J2EE
  • SQL - Experience with relational databases and query syntax
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Responsive Web Design
  • jQuery and jQuery UI
  • AJAX
Desired Knowledge
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • PHP
  • Apache
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User Experience Designer

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About the Role

Our UX designers are responsible for creating and communicating the user experience (information architecture, screen architecture, screen states, etc). You will work closely with the UX director, as well as creative directors, designers and project managers. You should feel comfortable taking risks and handling critique and praise. You must be driven and disciplined. And most of all you should have that special sauce that allows you to look at a thing (product, site, app, building, etc) and truly see the humans that use it.

Core Responsibilities

Listening
Must take time to truly understand the needs and requirements of your client and your audience

Synthesizing and Creating
Ability to turn ideas into the documents of the trade: site maps, wireframes, prototypes, etc.

Communicating
Must be able to present ideas in a compelling intuitive language and format that laypeople understand.

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Visual Designer

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About the Role

Our visual designers are responsible for creating concepts and designs for a variety of projects, including websites, apps, presentation materials and decks, logos, marketing initiatives, etc. You will work closely with the creative director, as well as UX directors and designers and project managers. You should feel comfortable taking risks and handling critique and praise. You must be driven and disciplined and most of all have an eye for beauty.

Core Responsibilities

Listening
Must take time to truly understand the brand, the needs and requirements of your client and your audience.

Synthesizing and Creating
Ability to turn ideas into beautiful and polished designs that are current and clean. Must have an eye for typography, photo composition, page layout, follow fundamental graphic design principles and deliver pixel-perfect work on every task.

Communicating
Must be able to present ideas in a compelling intuitive language and format that laypeople understand.

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Internship

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About the Role

The Glue is the perfect place for a driven, dedicated novice with a ton of ideas. We are small enough to give you the opportunity to do almost anything in the interactive space (and possibly beyond), and mature enough to have decades of staff experience to learn from with great clients to work on. We are enthusiastic mentors and are always looking for equally enthusiastic interns to join our team.

Let's get it, together!

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