ABOUT

Be better.

CHC drives results by molding narratives into accessible messaging and impactful visuals. Creativity is always a collaborative effort and our client-centric focus allows us to better serve you to produce effective and engaging creative.

Our Clients

bp logo - About
coke logo - About
att logo - About
red cross logo - About
mcdonalds logo - About
toyota logo - About
ClubForGrowth - About
AHIP LOGO - About
petergpetersonfoundation - About
CAQ Logo PMS Tagline - About
cheniere color logo no backgroundPNG 1024x292 - About
SCANA Energy blue black - About
aan logo color - About
Coach to cure MD - About
committee seal - About
Cox Communications logo.svg - About
Federation of american hospitals - About
FSI - About
gorail - About
United Airlines Logo.svg - About
job creators alliance - About
Verizon 2015 logo  vector.svg - About
MM94373LOGO - About
am general logo big - About
pfizer - About
Phrma Logo - About
Picture1 400x400 - About
RGA Logo - About
Childrenscholarshipfund - About
Tax Foundation logo - About
Time Warner Cable logo.svg - About
huntington ingalls logo - About
US Chamber of commerce - About
us telecom association - About
John Locke Foundation - About

What our clients have to say…

knightpoint - About

Creative

Mike and the team from Cold Harbor have transformed the way that we are able to market to our customers. Being able to tell a complex story in a simple and creative way is one their core strengths. And this occurs over many mediums with strategy behind the suggestions. Our results and growth speak for themselves.  
Doug Duenkel
President and COO, Knight Point Systems

United Airlines Logo.svg - About

Fast

Cold Harbor’s ability to produce great content on tight deadlines has always kept me coming back. Their strategic approach to content development and the scalability in the production process allows me more flexibility to dream a little bigger each time a new project is on the horizon. It’s been nearly ten years working with Cold Harbor and I look forward to twenty more.
Mick Masucka
Director of Creative Services, United Airlines

purple - About

Smart

If I just needed someone to crew a shoot or post a script – I could call anyone. What makes Cold Harbor different in my eyes is the intelligence they bring to the creative process. They are smart and always bring something extra to their executions, which makes my product better and gives me a great sense of assurance that my clients are getting the best work possible. These guys get it.  
Jillayne Smyth
Partner Chief Creative, Purple Strategies

Your story needs to be told.

Let us help you do it.

People

Pete Pessel

Pete Pessel

Partner

Pete is a founding partner. Pete’s strategic consulting and creative expertise has been shaped by diverse professional experiences. He’s created media for many sectors. Some include, energy, financial, telecommunications, manufacturing, medical, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, educational, the arts, transportation, environmental, and agriculture. He has executed advertising for corporations, small businesses, associations, national political organizations and candidate campaigns, helping them with image/identity, branding, public affairs, issue advocacy and political campaigning. Pete received the Mark of Excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Award of Excellence from The Videographer Awards, Telly Awards and multiple Pollie Awards. Pete has a MA in Film from the American University and a BS in Biomedical Communications from Richard Stockton University.

Mike O’Donnell

Mike O’Donnell

Partner

Mike O’Donnell is a founding partner and seasoned executive producer with 20 years experience in shaping creative campaigns for leaders in the corporate and political spheres. He is the one you want in the room when you need to turn dry messaging data into something that connects with your audience. No timeline is too short for Mike’s ability to forge the creative direction, put the necessary crew in place and film a beautiful and effective piece. His fearless mindset has been the engine for Cold Harbor’s winning campaigns. Mike has been a leader in creative for the business, policy, association and political sectors. His work is recognized with numerous Pollie and Telly awards. Mike has a BA in communications from St. Bonaventure University.

N. Alexander Kadick

N. Alexander Kadick

Writer, Producer, Director

Alex has all the tools one could need for producing effective and engaging creative. His talents for building compelling narratives stems from his development work in the documentary world under Emmy-award winning producer Perrin Chiles (Project Greenlight; Autism: The Musical). Alex adds value to projects by recognizing the storyline quickly and then capturing the right tone and visual experience for viewers. Combining his vast technical experience in cinematography, lighting and sound design, he excels at putting the right team together to capture stunning imagery, the building blocks of every successful project. And yes..he can cement those blocks into a finished product, with proficiency in many levels of post-production editorial and design. Alex has a BA in English and Communications from Tulane University.

Jana Haley

Jana Haley

Producer

Jana is a managerial force. If it’s budgeting or pre-production, her keen eye for detail yields results for traditional and digital initiatives. Jana builds crews for studio and location productions, manages post-production workflow, finishing and product delivery. No two productions are alike and Jana excels at organizing what’s best for each individual job. Clients know: Haley’s got it handled. Jana earned her BA in Political Science from Oral Roberts University and her MA in American Government from Regent University.

Gary Voelker

Gary Voelker

Motion Graphics Designer

Gary Voelker leads the post-production editorial and motion graphics design department at Cold Harbor. He is a wealth of knowledge and experience in all levels of production and post-production applications. His expertise lies in motion tracking, 3D integration, physics, simulations, 3D camera work, keying, compositing, logo animation, title sequences, color correction, color grading, and particle effects. Applications including: Adobe Creative Suite’s After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere. He rounds out his expertise with Mocha Pro, AVID and Sony Vegas Pro, Pro Tools, Sound Forge, Tradcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, Red Giant Keying Suite, and Sapphire FX Suite.

Victor Wolansky

Victor Wolansky

3D and Flame Artist

Victor Wolansky is the lead VFX artist and colorist for Cold Harbor. Describe it or show the kind of look you would like and Victor will make it happen. Victor’s knowledge of VFX is vast. In fact, software developers use Victor as a beta tester for new and upgraded software releases. High-end green screen effects, composites, modeling and image tracking are a breeze for Victor. Day to day software include 3DMaxx, Adobe After Effects, Discreet Flame and Lustre. Victor grew up and started his professional career in Argentina, coming to the U.S. in the early 2000’s.

Nadav Kessous

Nadav Kessous

Motion Graphics Designer

Nadav is a motion graphics/visual effects artist, video editor and graphic designer with over 12 years of experience. He specializes in After Effects as well as all post-production concepts. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Visual Effects from Savannah College of Art and Design, Nadav moved to Los Angeles to work as a visual effects artist for feature films such as “Fast Five,” “Titanic 3D,” “The Avengers,” “Red Tails,” and more. In 2013, he relocated to the DC area where he has worked with a wide range of clients, from businesses and political campaigns to nonprofit organizations.