Your new favorite creative team

We want to become your go-to favorite bunch of creative rapscallions. Come have a latte and let us see how we can help you be more awesome.

 
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Espresso beverages consumed this year

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Times Lisa has repainted the ACME art gallery

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Podcast ideas Adam has had this week

Our Story

The history of ACME Creative

Adam and Alan met in college and started their design business, Industrious Industries, in Anacortes in 2012. Lisa and Peter had been an established photography team in Skagit County since 2003. It was not long after meeting that collaboration began between the four and ACME Creative Space was born. Beginning as a creative events and gallery space that included mutual studios, the four soon realized that a larger collaboration was inevitable. ACME Creative, a visual marketing firm, was born.

ACME Creative is dedicated to cohesive design for their clients – whether the need is graphics, interiors, photography or websites—visual assets are created to be unified, accessible and contemporary.

Our team, is your team.

The Crew

Lisa Kuhnlein

Communications Director Email Lisa Kuhnlein

Lisa’s visual career began after graduating from the University of Washington and obtaining her first job as Dale Chihuly’s Collections Manager. This early exposure to the art world began a long creative career which carried her to the New York City art scene. While working for the Pace Wildenstein Galleries, she began taking evening courses at the International Center for Photography. She soon realized her passion and returned to the Pacific NW to attend photography school in Victoria, BC. She graduated with, not only a degree, but a partner in life, husband Peter. After traveling the world together and collecting experiences that have enriched their photography, they moved to Anacortes and started KP Studios in 2003. Lisa serves on the Board of Directors for the Anacortes Arts Festival, on the City of Anacortes’ Teen Coalition, has served as Chair of the Art Committee for the Mt Erie PTA and is a member of Anacortes Rotary. Lisa and Peter have two girls in elementary school.

Peter Kuhnlein

Photography Lead Email Peter Kuhnlein

Peter first majored in Astronomy at the University of Victoria, Canada, then continued on with his education, and life-long passion, at the Western Academy of Photography. After graduating he traveled the world with wife Lisa and guided individuals into the mountains for the American Alpine Institute in Bellingham. He and Lisa began KP Studios in 2003… and they have been photographing for Skagit County ever since! Peter has served as a board member for the Friends of the Forest and is currently the President of Fidalgo Dance Works.

Adam Farnsworth

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Growing up, Adam spent the majority of his time building with his Legos, playing his guitar, or making home videos with his dad’s camcorder. As an adult, not much has changed as he still loves telling stories through whatever medium is available—and, he now plays a lot of Minecraft, which is just Legos for “adults.” Adam spent several years cutting his chops working on film and motion projects in Hollywood, including a feature film for Walt Disney Studios. He’s now happy to be settled in Anacortes, where he spent his formative years, and collaborating with a killer team.

Alan Ayers

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At an early age, Alan became intensely curious with the wide world around him. He found limitless joy in creating structures and art with whatever was on hand—from cardboard box forts to sculpture made from the leftover food on his dinner plate. Through these endeavors and others, Alan discovered the limitless possibilities that a creative mind had to offer. He honed his skills and majored in print and digital design at Washington State University, moving on to work at a boutique design studio and then as the in-house design director for the largest online screen-printing supplier in the galaxy.

Daniele Bailey

Project Manager Email Daniele Bailey

Daniele is an enigma.

Community

We are simply in love with our beautiful town of Anacortes and our unique county of Skagit. We feel lucky to call this place home and are committed to continuing to make it great. Each of our team members are dedicated to our community in various capacities. We are Board Members of the Anacortes Arts Festival and Fidalgo Dance Works, participate on the City of Anacortes’ Planning Commission and Teen Coalition, members and volunteers with Anacortes Rotary, Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and Anacortes School District. As a business we also donate our time and talents for local non-profit events through posters, photography and advertising materials.