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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.

January

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

February

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."

KATRINA CHANDLER | NMCO Creative Director

March

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

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

BLANCA MARTINEZ | NMCO Graphic Designer

April

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

May

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

June

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

July

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."

STEPH PRECIADO-SHELTON | NMCO Studio Director

August

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

Every great story begins with a snake."

JONATHAN TATUM | NMCO Video Specialist & Producer

September

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

October

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

November

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

December

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

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

Lead Web Developer & Designer

We really like people named, “Anna”, especially named Anna Kat! Anna Kat is NMCO’s talented web developer and designer. She is smart, efficient, and crazy good at her craft! She has a background in design and focuses on functionality and UI/UX. You’re gonna love working with her!

Zac Wittstruck

Animator

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

Aaron is NMCO’s “Silent Assassin”. While not the most outgoing of our talented crew, Aaron KILLS at videography, editing, color grading, drone operation, lighting, and doing what it takes to get the job done. His experience and skills speak loudly for themselves.

NMCO Studio member, Sam

Sam Palm

Video Specialist & Photographer

With an eye for great picture-perfect moments, Sam is one of NMCO’s extremely talented video specialists! Sam is our main photographer, but also is a Director of Photography, editor, color specialist, and overall Jack-of-all-trades. When he’s not behind the camera, find Sam cruisin’ the Southwest on his Harley and living life to the fullest! Did we mention he has 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 is up to date on all expert software and can design circles around most designers. With creative solutions, a sensibility to trends, and the best artistic output, Dana can do it all from identity systems to layouts, to even giving art direction in our video productions.

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

Co-Founder & Media Buyer

With all of that creative, where are you going to put it?! Lucky has 18 years in business with the expertise and know-how, so he is naturally our go-to for media placement. From digital banner ads to broadcast TV, Lucky can take any budget and translate it to impressions and conversions. He prides himself on coming up with solutions for your problems.

NMCO Studio member, Tina

Christina Ballew

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer

When Tina co-founded NMCO she strived to push boundaries in creative services in the southwest. Building a creative studio from scratch was no easy feat but NMCO is now known for its professionalism and people-based, outside of the box ideas.   As Tina likes to say, she has done almost every job except for video editing itself. Her next goal is to take on the world.