We created Open Window Creative Strategies because we believe in open, two-way relationships with our clients. We relish the idea of fresh ideas that are in keeping with our clients' budgets and brands. And we are passionate about cool, clean communications that distill down and cut through clutter.
We are good listeners, which we believe is instrumental in developing client and partner relationships based on mutual respect, candor, and collaboration.
We partner with talented professionals and can scale up or down for any project. Our team includes videographers, photographers, web designers and user experience experts.
We believe that by staying small, we remain nimble and are able to give you the personal attention that larger firms can't.
“From writing emails to speaking with the press, Open Window helped me to be more communicative, expressive, and professional... I couldn't have asked for more!”
John D. Murphy
Assistant Director of Kitchen Operations | Miriam's Kitchen-DC
Amy K. Harbison is an award-winning communications professional with more than twenty years' experience working in integrated strategic communications, including branding, media relations, creative direction, copywriting, storytelling, web and social media strategy in the nonprofit sector.
Prior to launching Open Window Creative Strategies, she was director of communications for the Meyer Foundation, where she created their communications and marketing strategy and the marketing campaign and execution of their annual leadership awards, the Exponent Awards. She previously worked at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, where she created the communications strategy before the Center's opening in 2001. She also held marketing/communications positions at Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, Children's National Medical Center, and the American Theatre Association.
Amy earned a BA from Kenyon College and completed graduate courses in marketing and management. She was one of the founders of the Olney Farmers and Artists Market and currently serves as its pro bono publicist. She's a member of the board of the Arts and Humanities Council and a member of the Leadership Greater Washington class of 2010.
Kelly Andrews brings more than twenty years of corporate and non-profit marketing experience to Open Window Communications. Her professional experience includes Advertising Production Manager at the Village Voice in New York; Senior Art Director at Image Dynamics, a public relations agency in Baltimore; Associate Creative Director at MDB Communications, a full-service advertising agency in Washington, DC; and Creative Services Manager at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Throughout her career, she has seized opportunities to finesse her strategic thinking and problem solving skills; to build collaborative relationships while sharing the process of creative development with her partners; and strike the right balance of practical and financially responsible production with bold and expressive design.
Kelly earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and has pursued additional course study in the arts and sciences. She serves as the design director, and is a former board member of the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts, a team of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.