Who We Are
We design the website that excites your prospect's eye, the flyer that'll get 'em in the door, the pen to sign their lease, and the swag to keep them swooning.
We at Winstar love what we do. We understand the student housing market and we thrive on its curve balls. Our core belief is that great relationships, build great campaigns. As a small family owned and operated business, we’ve got almost a decade under our belt. In that time, we’ve learned that while we truly enjoy the creative aspect of our work, it’s the relationships we form in the process that makes Winstar different.
With a decade of experience, student housing is in our DNA. The leasing season can be unforgiving. Adapting to the speed of the student housing leasing season, while maintaining the integrity of your brand is something we strive to be the best at. Whether it's designing a website, increasing your social media presence, or keeping your team looking professional, we use our experience and insight to deliver quality products and services.
Meet Our Team
Born and raised in Waco, Texas, James played collegiate football for Baylor University while he mastered his marketing skills. With an extensive background in retail, James made the leap to professional sports when he took his role in sales with the Dallas Stars Hockey Club. After sweeping coworker Brooke off her feet, the two retired from sports to create Winstar Marketing and grow their family. He enjoys golf, coaching youth baseball, his Discipleship Group at church, the mountains and the beach. James works with Winstar's Student Living clients and is responsible for the overall operations and development of the company.
A PR/advertising specialist out of UT Austin, Brooke worked for the Houston Astros baseball team and Children's Miracle Network before joining the front office for the Dallas Stars Hockey Club. The Stars aligned as she met her coworker James Irwin who would become her future business partner and husband. Together they had a dream to build their own marketing venture, and now more than a decade into Winstar Marketing, they are living this dream. They have three kids and love to SUP on Town Lake in Austin, travel to the mountains and beach, and are always in the midst of a DIY project at home. Brooke is passionately involved with their church, Junior League, pediatric hematology/oncology Camp Dreamcatcher, and her children's schools. Brooke works directly with our high-end conventional and hospitality clients and is responsible for Winstar's persona.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Born and raised in central Texas, Keri is a small-town girl who enjoys spending time with her family. Along side her husband and two daughters, she loves to spend time playing, especially outdoors. Whether camping, swimming, basketball, or simply just jumping on the trampoline, she and her family enjoy their precious life together. <Keri has been an integral part of the Winstar family, since Day 1. She oversees accounting, order processing, and daily operations within the company.>
VICE PRESIDENT, CREATIVE
I’ve been a graphic designer for nearly a quarter of a century, and an illustrator for almost twice as long, which means I’m really old. Currently VP of Creative, I’ve worked in advertising, news television and promotional product graphic design. When I’m not assisting businesses with their branding and marketing, you can find me obsessing over font foundries or listening to lots of DJ mix sets. I also enjoy reading comics, hanging out with my amazing wife - also a graphic designer - spoiling our two cats, and eating way too much Tex-Mex, probably. I do not know karate and am sorely in need of a haircut, or at least a cool hat. <As head of the creative department, Jess oversees all creative concepts and direction for Winstar. So, he's pretty much the coolest guy that ever existed.>
VICE PRESIDENT, SERVICE & TRAINING
I have 3 beautiful, spunky kiddos and a husband who swears he is my better half (wink). We love to be outdoors and enjoy the company of our friends and family. In our free time, we go camping as much as possible. Camping is our JAM, and we are thankful to live in a beautiful state where we can camp almost all year long! I am incredibly thankful to be a part of this amazing Winstar family! <Brandy is the perfect combination of fun AND professional, and she exudes this every day as our Vice President of Service & Training. Need anything? Brandy will have it to you in a flash and with a smile.>
I'm a laughter enthusiast, lover of all things creative, preserver of memories, and a truly terrible chef. I believe that kindness is cool and Tex-Mex food should be an official food group. Once upon a time I wanted to be an olympic gymnast, but could only get as far as mastering a hand stand in the swimming pool. I am an extroverted introvert and skilled Mario Kart N64 player. My hubby, family, friends, and team Winstar are huge blessings, and I am thankful for them all day every day! <Steph oversees Winstar's image as well as those of our clients, and she's sure to bring her humor, creativity, and passion to every single project. She is also the wizard behind our social media curtain!>
NATIONAL DIRECTOR, CLIENT RELATIONS
I am a mother to 3 beautiful children; 2 girls and 1 boy. We fill our lives with baseball and dance, and when we aren’t chasing hobbies we love to travel and make new adventures. We go to the beach as often as possible and enjoy camping trips with our friends in this beautiful state. We live, laugh and love everyday to its fullest! We filled our family with even more love and support when we joined the Winstar family! <As the National Director of Client Relations, Tiffani extends her love of laughing and fostering relationships with Winstar's very important clients. You will see her at conferences and Winstar appearances, flashing a big smile. She will always take care of you.>
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
I am a comic book, hockey, and metal band fanatic, and I can speak in detail for an undetermined amount of time about any of these topics. I have two awesome dogs and a really cool girlfriend who keep me laughing. My favorite party trick is spinning any square pillow on one finger and I will never ever drop it. EVER. I love to travel and have toured with my band, Everyone Dies In Utah, through almost all 50 states, Canada, as well as the UK and Europe. The band is where I got my start in graphic design, and I am having a blast transferring my skills over to a modern corporate canvas. I am stoked to be part of the Winstar team, and I can’t believe I get to make art for a living.
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
I’ve been a graphic designer and illustrator for about 20 years, designing for advertising, educational software, trophies and awards, magazines, and more. In my free time, I love drawing portraits of people and pets. I’m often outside taking pictures of nature, on a hiking trail, kayaking or SUPing on the Bosque River, or puttering in my garden. I’m mom to the coolest boy IN THE WORLD, and we have two cats, "Iris Bean" and "Edgar Allen Purr," and a dog "Indiana Bones." We love Marvel movies, traveling, and kayaking. I’m so happy to be a part of the Winstar team, where I can use my talents to their full potential. Like the rest of the Creative team, I believe that Texmex is the best kind of food. The key to my heart is queso.
CLIENT RELATIONS REP
Hi! I was born and raised in Central Texas. I am a wife to a firefighter and a mom to 2 amazing boys and a newborn daughter. At the moment, our days are filled with monster trucks, super heroes, and dinosaurs. When not working we like to play outside, go to the park, and travel. So blessed to be a part of the Winstar Team!
Accounts Receivable Rep
Hi! I was born and raised in Central Texas and have a business degree from UMHB, with a background in banking. I have 3 beautiful kids – 2 boys and 1 girl – and a husband who keeps me laughing. My family is my greatest blessing! We love spending time together swimming, barbequing, fishing, and all things outdoors. Each day brings a new adventure! I feel so blessed and thankful to be a part of the Winstar family!
Client Relations Rep
As a graduate of Texas A&M, I know how to work hard and have fun doing it. I’ve been serving others all my life, but have most recently been doing so by working as a personal trainer and health coach. My passion in life is to help others with their dreams and goals, which I am so thankful to also pursue as a client relations representative here at Winstar. I love to lift heavy things and then put them down, cook hearty, nutritious meals, travel and watch Quinten Tarantino movies. Summer is my favorite season and my family is the most important thing in this world to me!
Client Relations Rep
I have been in customer service for 15+ years and fully believe that I can sell anything to anyone. I am grateful to be apart of the Winstar team. I love comics, anime, and have a bit of an obsession with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I have 2 awesome kids, a fiancé who is 100% my better half, 2 dogs, and a bearded dragon. I grew up in a large, loud house so I am way more comfortable in a crowd than on my own; I feel like this made me a very personable human. Dad jokes are life.
Client Relations Rep
I am a country girl at heart. I was born and raised in a small West Texas town, and most of my most cherished family memories are from our time working or playing together on the family ranch. I have the most wonderful husband of 20+ years, and we’ve raised our son to be an avid outdoorsman as well. For us, the great outdoors is more than just entertainment, it is a lifestyle! Our son has been a devoted baseball player since he was old enough to hold a bat, and we are unashamedly a "baseball family!" One of my greatest joys is being his team's biggest cheerleader, while my husband has devoted countless hours as their coach, and even won the state championship for 8U! On our “time off” from baseball we are either camping with friends, making a weekend trip to the coast, or spending time with our extended family at the ranch hunting and fishing. We’ve made so many incredible memories together as a family, and I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the Winstar Family!
I’m a graphic designer, music photographer, and Broadway musical enthusiast. I have a small zoo at home: two cats, two rats, and a small fish tank, and they all surprisingly get along. Music photography is where I got my start in design. Working with bands on photos slowly led to album art and merchandise, and now here I am! Refining those skills to fit a more structured setting has been a blast!
Super-big-gigantic lover of all things graphic design, cooking, movies, games, and yes, cheesy puns. What did the ocean say to the beach? Nothing, they just waved! See, cheesy. Though I’m not a professional by any means, cooking is a hobby that I’m quite passionate about. Being able to cook delicious food for people is something that I value tremendously. Graphic design is also something I value and hold a deep appreciation for. To me, the world of design is a vast and ever-changing space. We are constantly evolving our skillsets and learning new methods to perfect our projects. Though it’s a pretty crazy goal, I hope one day I’ll be able to learn and master every form of design. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a bit more.
Working with Winstar Marketing over the past ten years has been a pleasure. Their professionalism, positive attitude and can-be-done mentality has not gone unnoticed. I trust Winstar with all of my marketing needs! Reagan Rybolt | ClubCorp
I plan on using Winstar for all of my properties! Their customer service has always been amazing, and I truly appreciate how they understand our crazy Student Housing world. Noel Crouch | Asset Campus Housing
Working with Winstar Marketing is like having a partner in the printing business. The customer service is excellent and I know I can count on James and his staff to work their hardest to produce a quality product that not only represents CORD, but themselves as well. Darin Brock | CORD Communications
All Method With A Dash Of Madness
Chaos happens, we get it. We've built an ordering process that gets your marketing items out the door and down the path of least resistance.
Like every great relationship, your production process begins with a phone call, or an e-mail….or through our website. We’re flexible and here to serve you.
- Think of an idea
- Tell us your idea
- We'll take it from here
We get our coffee brewing and creative juices flowing. We'll come up with great creative to get your idea off the ground.
- Unique to your brand
- Thoughtful and exciting designs
- Fast turnaround
Proof of Concept
We'll produce a proof of concept that brings your ideas to life. We strive to get it right the first time. If you have changes, we'll quickly and happily make them for you.
- Easy approval process
- Vivid concept imagery
- Polished work
Shipped Out The Door
We work hard to get you what you need, when you need it. We provide fast turnarounds and shipping so you can keep up with the busy leasing season.
- 1-2 day shipping for most items
- High quality finished product
- Quality Guarantee