We are a creative brand + digital + strategy agency.

Get to know our values and our team

who we are

We solve complex business problems with creativity and simplicity.


From our start, we believed there was a better way. A better way to approach relationships, forge trust, and deliver results. By staying lean, focused, and committed to those we choose to work with, we proved our beliefs out in the marketplace.

Technology plays a role in every company. As essential as the data driving business decisions, is the creativity required to make human connections with your customers, with your employees, with the market itself. Meet the team built to bring those two driving forces together.

Our team

Creatively founded. Strategically grounded.


Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts. Meet the team that will bring you insights, ideas, and executions that work to defy convention, competition, and expectation.

Headshot of Ali DeBenedet, Director of Operations at _defyThemAll
Ali DeBenedet
Director of Operations
Mimi Wheeler of _defyThemAll looks knowingly into the camera
Leah Schroeder
Associate Creative Director
Professional headshot of Mimi Wheeler, Sr. Director Strategy at _defyThemAll
Mimi Wheeler
Sr. Director, Strategy
Ryan Johnson, Founder of _defyThemAll smiles warmly into the camera
Ryan Johnson
Ryan Johnson, Founder of _defyThemAll smiles warmly into the camera
Monica Johnson

We believe in
diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We believe the strength of all of us is the uniqueness of each of us. Only through diverse perspectives and experiences can we communicate authentically and persuasively. _defyThemAll is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer and refuse to discriminate based on race, skin color, origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or neural divergence.
Our business depends upon celebrating and employing those differences in the people we choose to work with, and those people and organizations we choose to work with.