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Presenting the First NMCO Calendar!

Established in 2016, the studio’s creatives, from designers to developers to cinematographers, have serviced hundreds of clientele with creative solutions such as branding identities, websites and video productions. As NMCO typically works in commercial productions with any and every creative on board, this calendar was created to introduce you to our team members and their unique perspective. Each month is produced by an NMCO creative with their approach to a month with a quote to accompany the artwork or photograph.

giving back

A portion of this year’s calendar proceeds will be donated to Cruces Creatives. Cruces Creatives is a non-profit dedicated to helping our community through education, hands on training, and providing critical learning spaces keeping Las Cruces creative. NMCO is proud to be able to partner with organizations like Cruces Creatives and help foster the creative and economic development in our community. By purchasing a calendar, you are becoming part of that growth and innovation taking place in Las Cruces.


NMCO January - Capricorn design by Dana Apodaca, NMCO Senior Graphic Designer and Art Director

Embrace the season of Capricorn, as we enter this mystical space of transition into the new year. It is a time to re-center and set your focus on the path ahead."

DANA APODACA | NMCO Senior Graphic Designer & Art Director


NMCO Calendar - February design by Katrina Chandler, NMCO Creative Director

Inspiration for this piece comes from realizing that sometimes you have to let things go and it's totally okay. It's also okay to be honest with yourself about those reasons."



NMCO Calendar - March design by Blanca Martinez, NMCO Graphic Designer

Welcome spring with a new hobby, create fun patterns with crochet or knitting!"



NMCO Calendar design by Aaron Walterscheid, NMCO Video Specialist and Cinematographer

The cool morning air in Lincoln National Forest. The warmth of daylight beginning to shine through."

AARON WALTERSCHEID | NMCO Video Specialist & Cinematographer


NMCO Calendar design by Flor Hernandez, NMCO Digital Media Specialist & Animator

There are up to 70 million feral cats in the United States alone. A good reason to spay and neuter your pets!"

FLOR HERNANDEZ | NMCO Digital Media Specialist & Animator


NMCO Calendar design by Anna Spitzer, NMCO Senior Digital Specialist

June is the start of summer. It is the time for bright colors, good times, and lemonade."

ANNA SPITZER | NMCO Senior Digital Media Specialist


NMCO Calendar Design by Steph Preciado-Shelton, NMCO Studio Director

After the monsoon rains in July, the rainbow that follows will shine the love of late Bella and Juniper who are playing and relaxing under the Rainbow Bridge together."



NMCO Calendar Design by Jonathan Tatum, NMCO Video Specialist & Producer

Every great story begins with a snake."

JONATHAN TATUM | NMCO Video Specialist & Producer


NMCO Calendar design by Jenna Dunlap, NMCO Graphic Designer

September brings us warm, golden colors and different types of plant life that represent the beginning of the fall season."

JENNA DUNLAP | NMCO Graphic Designer


NMCO Calendar design by Tina Ballew, NMCO Chief Creative Officer

I can't get enough of the nostalgia and imagination that this month evokes through us all. From scary movies to starting a business, surprise your inner child and do something that scares you!"

TINA BALLEW | NMCO Chief Creative Officer


NMCO Calendar design by Anna Kat Hollis, NMCO Senior Web Developer & Designer

Thanksgiving Pie Recipe:
- 1/2 cup of HTML
- 1 cup of CSS
- 12 hexadecimal color codes

ANNA KAT HOLLIS | NMCO Senior Web Developer & Designer


NMCO Calendar design by Sam Palm, NMCO Senior Video Specialist & Photographer

The window of opportunity to capture snow on the Organ Mountains is usually a brief one, but everything aligned to capture this moment featuring a beam of sunlight slicing across the freshly powdered peaks."

SAM PALM | NMCO Senior Video Specialist & Photographer

NMCO Studio member, Kahlo


Door Greeter & Cookie Eater

Kahlo is our gentle, friendly, office pup! He loves his belly rubbed, sniffing absolutely everything, and hasn’t found a treat he wouldn’t eat! Be sure to say hi, he loves the attention!

NMCO Studio member, Kelsey

Kelsey Gentile

Web Specialist

Once those websites are complete, Kelsey is our web maintenance manager. From regular updates, security checks, and content updates, Kelsey keeps our websites running smoothly, secure, and in tip-top shape.

NMCO Studio member, Annakat

Anna Kat Hollis

Senior Web Developer

Anna Kat is the driving force behind NMCO’s web development endeavors. With a sharp intellect, unwavering efficiency, and a keen eye for goals, she is the go-to expert for crafting everything from sleek landing pages to nationally acclaimed e-commerce sites. Anna Kat not only serves as your trusted web developer guide but also, if you look closely, you’ll notice she’s always impeccably color-coordinated with NMCO’s brand – a true testament to her attention to detail and commitment to the company’s image.

Zac Wittstruck


If you’re needing quality animation, Zac is your guy! Motion graphics, custom character rigging, and 2D animation are some of Zac’s specialties. Zac always wears a smile and is truly one of the nicest people you’ll meet. When Zac isn’t whipping out great animations, he plays bass guitar for a local jazz band! What a cool cat!

NMCO Studio member, Arron

Aaron Walterscheid

Video Specialist & Cinematographer

Meet Aaron, NMCO’s “Silent Assassin.” Despite his quiet demeanor, Aaron is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to videography, editing, color grading, drone operation, lighting, and crafting unforgettable cinematic experiences. His remarkable talent and expertise shine brightly, leaving an indelible mark on every project he touches.

NMCO Studio member, Sam

Sam Palm

Video Specialist & Photographer

Meet Sam, our resident photographer extraordinaire, who effortlessly transitions into the roles of Director of Photography, editor, color specialist, and an all-around Jack-of-all-trades. With an innate talent for capturing picture-perfect moments, Sam’s versatility knows no bounds. Beyond the camera, you’ll find him cruising the Southwest, embracing life to the fullest. Oh, and did we mention he boasts a head of truly great hair? 

NMCO Studio member, Ralph

Ralph Diaz

Senior Video Specialist

Don’t confuse Ralph with Academy Award-winning actor Johnny Depp. Although there’s a close resemblance, Ralph is much more talented behind the camera. He’s done it all from VFX to animation, to producing, directing, and editing some of our most memorable productions. It also should come as no surprise that he’s mastered the technical and practical aspects of videography, giving him the nickname, “The Doctor.”

NMCO Studio member, Dana

Dana Apodaca

Senior Graphic Designer & Art Director

Dana’s journey with NMCO has been nothing short of impressive, starting as a design intern and progressing to become a designer who now plays a pivotal role in assisting with art direction. Her dedication keeps our graphics department on track and ensures our processes are efficient and business-ready. Dana’s knack for creating identity systems has resulted in some of our most recognized work. And, if you’re fortunate enough to listen in, she’s consistently voted the best playlist in the studio.

NMCO Studio member

Dawn Franco

Studio Manager

With a background in journalism, file archival and organization, Dawn is our client onboarding extraordinaire. From contract preparation, to project management, account direction, and reporting, Dawn stirs the pot for most productions, making sure it’s served hot and on time.

NMCO Studio Co founder, Lucky

Lucky Gonzalez

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

When you have a wealth of creative content, you need someone like Lucky with 18 years of business experience to guide you on where to put it. He’s our media placement guru, with the expertise and know-how to maximize your impact. Whether it’s digital banner ads or broadcast TV, Lucky can take any budget and transform it into impressions and conversions. He’s dedicated to finding solutions for your unique challenges, making him an invaluable asset to our team.

NMCO Studio member, Tina

Christina Ballew

Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Tina, as a co-founder of NMCO, has been on a relentless mission to redefine creative services in the southwest. Building a creative studio from the ground up was a formidable challenge, but her vision and determination have transformed NMCO into a beacon of professionalism and innovation, known for its people-centric approach and out-of-the-box thinking. While she’s taken on nearly every role in the studio, Tina’s next ambition is nothing short of global. She’s poised to take on the world with her creative endeavors.