MEET THE TEAM

WE BUILD, WE PRINT, WE FULFILL, WE CREATE

WEBSTORE Account SERVICES

Our webstore client accounts execs are veteran campaign activists and organizers. They live and breathe Progressive politics, and they know merch.

 

Mi'chelle, Tom and Ben are your liaisons to ensure every project meets the unique needs, ideals and dynamics of your campaign.

Ben Steffy

Tom Gilliam

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Mi'chelle Cedeño

Mi'chelle is a lifelong community activist with a passion for immigration and border issues. Her organizing experience includes stints with United We Dream, Texas Here To Stay, and Voto Latino. During the 2018 and 2020 cycles, she served as a senior staffer for Central Texas local and federal candidates.

Prior to joining the team in 2019, Tom spent six years as a campaign manager and consultant for progressive campaigns in Austin and Central Texas. Starting with current Texas State Senator Sarah Eckhardt's 2014 Travis County Judge campaign, he has served candidates and causes at the local, state, and federal levels.

A former staffer for the Sergeant-At-Arms office of the Texas House of Representatives, Ben knows what it takes to keep political projects on track and running smoothly. Over the 2018 cycle, he worked as a field organizer for Battleground Texas, with an emphasis on voter outreach, registration and activation. 

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Aaron Derton

A journalist by training, Aaron has run a newsroom, consulted for numerous Texas state representatives and a member of Congress, and most recently managed the field campaign that turned the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office blue.

Christianna Johnson

A recent graduate of Texas State University with a degree in political science and a minor in International Studies, Christianna worked as field organizer for the successful campaign for Erin Zweiner for the Texas House of Representatives before joining the Bright Blue Ink team.

union stewards

The foundation of our success is a true partnership between management and labor. Bright Blue Ink's Union stewards play an integral leadership role in the life of the shop, and collaborate closely with senior management on every important decision impacting life in the workplace.

On March 4, 2021, Bright Blue Ink's Union members ratified our current, five-year collective bargaining agreement by a unanimous vote. 

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Régine

Screen Printing Production

Mike

graphic design

Olivia

digital production 

leadership

While our webstore account services team generally takes the lead when working with campaign clients, Bright Blue Ink's leadership team is always happy to enter the conversation when needed.

Our wholly-integrated capability means you can always communicate with the team member who is directly responsible for solving your problem, or bringing your project to life.

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Jameson

Screen production

Josh

shipping and receiving

Paul

Software products

Sharon

Fulfillment

Alexis

accounting

Audrey

Digital Production

Casey

Graphic Design

Ramona

customer support

Cody

Inventory and Logistics

founder & President

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Kyle Johnson

Kyle caught an incurable case of the campaign swag bug in 2008, printing bootleg Shepard Fairey tees and stickers out of his garage. (The Obama campaign never officially released the design, so every Shepard Fairey HOPE tee ever printed was a bootleg.)

He turned his passion into a business in 2013, founding Bright Blue Ink's parent printshop, Bumperactive.

 

Today, Bright Blue Ink manages the online webstores for 38 State Democratic Parties on a permanent basis, and hundreds of Progressive candidates every election cycle.