Travis McElroy

Founder / Managing Partner

Travis serves as Managing Partner and oversees the overall strategy and objectives for TOS Clientele worldwide. Travis has 18 years experience as a creative director, brand creator, interactive strategist and digital architect for companies such as Samsung, ConocoPhillips Energy, American Airlines, Dr. Pepper/7up, Peterbilt, Texas Christian University, NorthPark Center, Klyde Warren Park, The Dallas Arboretum, Chief Oil and Gas, PaperCity Magazine and many others. 


Curtis Hale

Partner / Creative Director

Curtis Hale is a partner and Creative Director at The Old State House of Design and Development. He received his education at Texas Tech University and graduated first in his class in 2003 . After college, Curtis co-founded LiveSide Studio, a creative and interactive company, with Travis McElroy. After two years in business, Curtis took over the role of Art Director at another firm before he and Travis created The Old State. Curtis is passionate about creating functional beauty, whether it be a new brand, an interactive business tool, or a piece of furniture.

Will Echart

Art Director

Will's career has been built on the principles best summed up by his favorite John Wayne quote, "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday."  For over 15 years, Will has possessed an eye for simple, effective designs, typography and color. This passion has created successful relationships in almost every industry. Will brings his extensive knowledge of branding and marketing to the TOS Team, as well as his willingness to roll up his sleeves and get his hands dirty. Will Echart is an "artdoor" enthusiast, bringing his love of the outdoors to the marketing world as The Old State's Art Director.


Office Mascot

A full-bred beagle, Winston was rescued from Dallas Animal Shelter by Curtis Hale when he was only 2 years old. Now with 6 years of experience being a dog, he really brings a lot to the table. Despite having no formal education, Winston is proficient in shaking hands, sitting, eating really fast, and sniffing out the tiniest morsel of food. He is currently studying rolling over. Winston enjoys walks, playing in the dog park, and spending time with his best friend Vincent, the cat from next door. 

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