Meet the ADS Staff

Brian Whyers - Founder, COO

Overseeing day-to-day operations, Brian has seen ADS grow to an agency with over 300 clients. Brian has directed all design and personally completed most of the production of over 3500 graphic arts and 400 web projects. Currently, advanced php, mysql and javascript work is being completed by former employees as Freelance talent. With a BA from the Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis, he helped begin and run several small businesses there before moving to Chicago in 1991. Having fine-tuned process maps for well over a decade, Brian enjoys project managing, design/production using Adobe Suite and is an illustration and retouching specialist.

Brian is a Christian, happily married to his wife Cheryl. Brian is a bit of an audiophile, a motorcyclist, enjoys science, history, apologetics and church history, photography, audio books, and playing chess, poker and especially, drums and percussion.


Arik Savage - Freelance Developer

Arik (or Eric to you technical, government types) started with ADS in April of 2012. He is a jack-of-trades who graduated in '08 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in English from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Arik wears many hats: designer, copy writer, bowler, book keeper, top...

Outside of ADS he is a writer of fiction, satire, and penguins with two (yet unpublished) novels under his belt. Other hats from days past have included Shakespearean actor, set constructor, and costume/props maker. He loves the challenge of working with ADS on a wide variety of projects with a variety of clients. IN his time at ADS, Arik has also developed a strong interest in coding, raising his abilities from mid-nineties Geocities levels to a general understanding of PHP. He hopes to continue learning every day at ADS.