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Meet the Makers

the many, the few

There’s not exactly eight of us. It’s more the idea of the many, together. The epic team up. The win-win.

That’s why we believe in collaboration. Its what we do best. With our clients and our peers, collaboration stretches us and our talents, making good work better. Collaboration inspires us and fuels our passions. It renews and directs.

It’s also why our team-ups often reach outside the confines of our own company roster. We like to partner up with the best professionals in the field, coming together according to each project’s needs.

Spencer Hansen

Spencer Hansen

Designer, builder, strategist

Spencer is Team Eight’s founder and creative director. He’s been at the helm for over ten years now, leading projects and collaborating with clients and other co-conspirators. He plays well with others.

Spencer focuses on designing and managing effective brands for small and mid-sized businesses and start ups. He continues to take a hands on approach to developing materials in print, web and product spaces.


Christina Gleixner

designer, project coordinator

Christina is a graphic designer with broad experience and a specific expertise in print. She has provided visual support to businesses of all sizes—from fortune 500 to local freelancers. At Team Eight, you’ll find her spearheading the development of a new identity system or managing a brand’s print materials. She’s been invaluable in jumping in and helping keep Team Eight and our projects organized and on track.

Christina is also a very talented musician who loves her cat.


Andrew Mowe


Andrew is web developer with a particular interest and aptitude for front-end and accessibility. Back in the day, Andrew helped build up Team Eight’s web services. Now he’s crushing it as a freelancer, frequently lending an able hand to almost all of our larger site builds.

Ali Croft

Ali Croft

designer, specializing in identity & web design

One half of the intrepid Skirven and Croft, Ali Croft is a graphic designer and creative director that can speak the language of any client, big or small. Her experience spans Fortune 500 companies & large advertising agencies, all the way down to the Richmond restaurants and coffee roasters — all of whom she has partnered with to fine tune visual brands, creative and content strategies, products, and marketing. She has a knack for building airtight concepts and executing complex strategies, while managing herself and other creatives of all types. She carries a metaphorical microscope with her everywhere she goes so that she can examine a situation and make the biggest and most hairy tasks seem like the house cats that they are.

Currently you can find her adventuring across the globe, seeking out new friends who are doing creative things, while continuing to work from abroad.

Tim Skirven

Tim Skirven

Illustrator, Letterer, Graphic Designer

Another half of the intrepid Skirven and Croft, Tim is an illustrator, letterer, graphic designer and artist living in Richmond, VA. In a design age filled with perfect lines and angles, Tim brings a more playful, hand-made feel to his design work — all of his projects start with a pencil and a cup of black coffee.

When he’s not creating brand identities or editorial illustrations, he’s out on his bike or riding his skateboard and enjoying the planet Earth. Currently you can find him working from abroad while adventuring with the other half of the Skirven and Croft team.