OUR TEAM

JoseReyes

JOSÉ REYES
Principal, Creative Director

José has been the creative director at Metaleap since he founded the firm in 2002. After receiving his BFA in 1995 from Savannah College of Art and Design, he worked as a designer at several major advertising and design firms in the South. Over the years he has received a variety of accolades, the most memorable being the “My Hero” trophy crafted and given to him by his daughter when she was eight years old. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Turkey, Utah, New Mexico and Florida, his love and curiosity of all things keeps him traveling and searching for inspiration in the world around him.

NikolleReyes

NIKOLLE REYES
Principal, Managing Director

Nikolle has been the vice president and managing director of Metaleap since 2004. Nikolle earned a Master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University. She served as a partner and consultant to Metaleap from the very beginning, providing key strategic and organizational advice to the growing start-up while simultaneously maintaining a career as an investment banker on Wall Street. Later, she made the jump from finance and began using her wide-ranging experience to serve Metaleap and its clients. She now gets to walk through projects with clients and explore the possibilities for their companies, and manages the “business of the business.”

Harold

HAROLD VELARDE
Publication Designer

Harold earned his BA from Baruch College in Manhattan. He has designed for Forbes Magazine, Martha Stewart Living and Rolling Stone Magazine, among others. Lucky for us, he was willing to make the move to Atlanta and joined Metaleap in 2013.

JillWalker

JILL WALKER
Account Manager

After graduating with a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University, Jill worked at Catalyst in merchandising and development before coming to work at Metaleap. Organized, detail-driven and a great hang, she represents the trifecta of account management attributes. When she’s not shooting out rapid-fire emails and facilitating innovative creative work, you’ll find her getting hands-on with her latest DIY project.

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