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Welcome to dystrick!

About Us

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, dystrick is a San Jose-based creative & marketing agency composed of an awesome team of creatives, developers, writers & thinkers. We specialize in creating brands, creative campaigns, web sites, print collateral, presentations and more. With a customer base ranging from startups to publicly traded companies around the globe, we understand the importance of building relationships based on trust, communication and friendship.

Our Story

Founded in 1999, at the tail end of the “dot-com-boom”, dystrick grew like the many typical startup stories you hear of in Silicon Valley. Our founders, Mike Martinez and Sean Sinatra, started the company out of their homes, building a customer base, and assembling a team of the best creative and development talent the Bay Area had to offer. Now, 18 years later, dystrick is recognized as one of the top go-to agencies for companies throughout California, and around the globe.
Mike is the creative force behind dystrick and oversees the design quality and timely delivery of the entire range of dystrick's portfolio, working alongside some of the industries most recognized brands. Prior to founding dystrick, Mike was lead designer at Surprise.com, a large community-based website company in Palo Alto, California. Before Surprise.com, Mike held the position of creative director with creative agency, Pixolution. Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time with his four kids (yes, four) and wife, coaching softball and baseball, and sipping on craft beers.
Mike Martinez
Chief Creative Officer / Co-Founder
As Managing Director and COO of dystrick, Sean is responsible for managing the company's growth and daily operations, including managing dystrick's finances, human resources and legal issues. He is also responsible for managing dystrick’s high-priority accounts, new business development and strategic partnerships within the new media industry. Prior to founding dystrick, Sean was the marketing and business development director at Adaptive Broadband, a leading broadband wireless company.
Sean Sinatra
Managing Director / COO / Co-Founder
Josephine finds pride in contributing her talents in animation, design, and illustration to the dystrick team. Her unique style and prior experience with interactive media are an excellent complement to her colleagues' talents. Her role is diverse - including flash animation, illustration, graphic design, and online development. She earned her BA in Cinema with an emphasis in Animation from San Francisco State University.
Josephine Voong
Animation / Design Director
Bill oversees all database and programming aspects for dystrick clients and has been instrumental in the development of many customized Web applications from content management, customer centers, product management tools to e-commerce functionalities. With Bill's wide range of experience in several programming languages and interface development, he also leads dystrick's application and consultation services. Bill has also led applications development for Lockheed Martin and has taught programming in the Silicon Valley.
Bill Barbin
Web Development Director
Mike brings a broad range of programming expertise to dystrick's web development team and specializes in modern front-end programming technologies, such as responsive design, HTML5 and CSS3. Mike's love of the ever changing landscape of the world wide web and its best practices, makes him an invaluable addition to the dystrick development team.
Mike Enfantino
Programming Director
Cheray handles many of dystrick's brand strategy and messaging accounts, and has become an important component of dystrick's success. Cheray effectively communicates conceptual ideas, content rationale and the specifics of user-centered design experience. Prior to joining dystrick design, Cheray was a senior content strategist with the global marketing agency Razorfish.
Cheray Marie
Brand & Messaging Director
Justin is a front-end developer at dystrick, proficient in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and responsive web design. He is also passionate about cutting edge web technologies and discovering ways to implement such tech in today's web. When he's not coding you can find him in the Sierras... camping, fishing and off-roading with his wife and friends.
Justin Sorensen
Development
Chad brings an arsenal of “value add” services to the dystrick team. His understanding and execution of search engine optimization continues to place dystrick customers near the top of search results. With the help of Google Analytics he’s able to analyze visitor engagement, behavior and interest and provide our clients with valuable insight. He’s also proficient in online advertising and promoting marketing campaigns to a larger demographic.
Chad Sorensen
Marketing & SEO Specialist
dystrick office collage
"Design is the key to creating a memorable brand. Without great design, good luck."
"In business, it's all about details. Every font, color, and icon sends the customer a message about your brand."
"The design process is not always easy, but it is always grand and rewarding."

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