Our Studio

Our Short Story

Welcome to dhg. Everything you see on this site reflects what we do. We make stuff. We come up with ideas.

We come up with the strategy, the positioning, the branding, the names. The interactive experience and the retail experience. And we do all of this to create the emotional connection between consumers and brands.

At dhg our strength is our unique collection of talented writers, designers, broadcast and digital producers and web development specialists. We’re passionate about providing you the best possible experience as we introduce the world to you.

We have five senses. Let’s use them to get multiple views of the world

Campaigns need to reach consumers on multiple levels. Your job: stay fresh in the market place. Our job:  build brand value. Make your consumer a fan of your business.  Consumers buy once. Fans buy all the time.

We create connections between people and the brands they choose to be a part of their lives.

Our Team Members

Damien Harvey / President
Damien Harvey / President
Randy Rodriguez / Director of Design
Harold Kaplan / Senior Writer

Damien Harvey

Damien Harvey’s 30 years of marketing communications experience has enabled him to gain a depth of understanding in business management and creative direction, diverse creative team leadership, and extensive knowledge in the areas of digital marketing, art direction, producing, directing, and post-production.

His client list is a diverse one and spans corporate and commercial communications for Fortune 25 companies, as well as extensive experience in creating and executing communications projects for national and global associations and non-profits.

“The one aspect of the communications business that excites me the most is leading a collaborative effort with a highly skilled and motivated creative team to exceed our client’s communications objectives.”

Damien is a resident of Washington, DC and is an active member in chambers of commerce and several charitable organizations in the Maryland and Northern Virginia area.

He’s also an avid photographer, a creative coach and mentor, enjoys abstract painting, travel and has recently been exploring improv and live story telling.

Randy Rodriguez

For over 15 years Randy has achieved success as a top-notch creative strategist, leading integrated advertising and branding campaigns for both traditional media and the channel mix in emerging trends and technology platforms, including mobile and social media. 

His wide scope of experience ranges from reputable boutique firms to large multinational agencies  like Ogilvy and Wieden+Kennedy, where he has directed award-winning branding and advertising efforts at a national and international scale. First as Art Director and later as Creative Director and Director of the design, some of his most well known clients have included Tiffany and Co., Beam Suntory, Diesel, The Limited, Fujitsu, QT, Sprint, Penguin Books, Raytheon, Decca, and General Electric. In a depart from retail and consumer brands, he has also consulted for the Department of Defense and was the lead creactive for the re-branding of the notorious Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

A member of the AIGA, The Recording Academy and The Art Directors Club among others, he stays active in the creative community and occasionally writes and speaks on a variety of industry subjects including brands, typography, music packaging and the creative process. 

Harold Kaplan

Harold joined Young & Rubicam New York in 1976 as a junior copywriter on Eastern Airlines. He liked it so much he didn’t leave for 28 years. In those years, Harold worked on virtually every business in Y&R’s New York office. He also won every major industry award including the Art Directors gold medal, and ANDY and EFFIE Awards. Since his departure from Y&R, he has remained a constant presence in national advertising working with such agencies as Arnold Advertising and National Media.

Harold has extensive experience in retail advertising, pharmaceuticals, energy, government affairs, and corporate communications. While at Y&R he helped launch Advil and stayed on as creative director for seven years. Under his tenure, Advil went from a 2% share of market to an 11% share of market. Harold twice pitched and won the U.S. Army account on which he was the creative director and created the brand personality and creative format that the Army still uses today. Harold was also instrumental in the creative direction leading campaigns for Tamiflu, Aventis, Band Aids, Anbesol, Dr. Pepper and the U.S Census.

Today dhg can say how proud we are to have Harold as a strategist and senior writer. His breadth and scope are only matched by his upbeat personality and his genuine desire to help our clients grow and succeed.

We combine design, technology and business strategy into a unified discipline powerful enough to propel companies forward.

Our Clients

We’re proud and humbled to have worked with a wide array of great organizations.