Our Team is Sublime

Sublime Designs Media’s marketing and branding experts draw on their experience from across multiple industries, from legal to hospitality to tech to education. This helps us create unique solutions without relying on the formulaic strategies used by everyone else. Our curated network of independent web developers, designers, writers and marketing consultants provides clients with a scalable team of specialists that can be called on to meet their specific needs without the overhead (and cost) of many larger firms.

Megan Lynch Adler

President

Since 2002, Megan has grown and run Sublime Designs Media, a marketing and branding firm that takes a fresh approach to solving your toughest marketing challenges. We specialize in crafting solutions that get results fast: whether reinventing an existing brand, creating a new marketing strategy, or reinvigorating your team.

Sublime has grown from a one-woman consulting company to an international firm, with clients ranging from large organizations such as the State Bar of California and the University of New Mexico to corporations such as Appirio, a Wipro Company.

As the daughter of a diplomat, Megan lived in Chile, Spain, El Salvador, and Germany. This international experience has shaped her aesthetic, giving her a rich and diverse approach to design with a special sensitivity to other cultures and ideas. Megan is bilingual in Spanish and also speaks conversational German. She has a BA in Communication Studies from Vanderbilt University.

In 2016, Megan was named one of LA’s Women of Influence by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Megan holds a BA in Communication Studies from Vanderbilt University.

Anne Svoboda

Account Management

Anne brings 10+ years of account management expertise to Sublime Designs Media.  Her mission is making sure all our client projects run smoothly and on-time.

Having worked extensively in the digital media and experiential event fields, Anne has collaborated with such well-known clients as Microsoft, Logitech, Lenovo, Nike, adidas and agencies such as Publicis, Pinnacle, and GPJ with their presence at major events such as Comic-Con, E3, and PAX shows as well as at others.

Anne holds a BS in Marketing from Santa Clara University and an MBA in Marketing from Notre Dame de Namur.

T Sahara Meer

Project Management

T began her career in project management as a senior editor, then managing editor, for New York Magazine. In addition to producing the weekly issues online, she also played an integral part in the launch of renowned cultural brands Vulture, Grub Street and The Cut. For the last 10 years, she has served as an editorial director and project director for AMC Networks, where she’s had the pleasure of collaborating with executive producers and writers on the development of marketing, PR and sales features for award-winning shows like Breaking Bad, Killing Eve, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and more. T is based in downtown LA, and in her spare time, she helps produce indie films and loves going on historical walking tours.

Amanda L. Smith

Design

Amanda is an accomplished graphic designer with expertise in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Although she works in all mediums, her speciality is layout design, with an emphasis in longer publications and documents. She has produced print and eBooks, newsletters, magazines, white papers and more for clients including Appirio, The State Bar of California, and The Marin Municipal Water District. Amanda also works with clients to help update their websites in WordPress.

Before starting at Sublime in 2011, Amanda worked as a Billing Coordinator at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP where she interfaced with attorneys regarding their billing and created training manuals for new employees.

Amanda holds a BA in Sociology from San Francisco State University.

Brad Baer

Digital Strategy and Web Development

Brad specializes in digital strategy and web development, helping customers create web marketing strategies and deploy them online with the right technologies. He has been in marketing for 15 years and has done everything from high-level strategy work to website coding to social media and everything in between.

Previous to joining Sublime, he was the Director of Marketing at Atrium, where he built the marketing department from scratch and oversaw brand, sales enablement, website and digital marketing, overall strategy and day-to-day content marketing. Prior to that, he was the online marketing manager at Appirio, where he managed all of the company’s web properties. He also worked at Apple as the Global Technology Specialist for digital meetings and events.

Brad has a BA in Communications from University of Toledo.

Chris Bean

Brand Storytelling and Strategy

Chris specializes in brand storytelling and strategy. Originally from the United Kingdom, he has been in the United States for 10 years and recently became a naturalized citizen.

Before joining Sublime his professional background has primarily been in the clothing industry with experience in training, operations, and sales and a history of working with retailers and manufacturers as well as in government contracting. His work training and onboarding his clients has seen him travel extensively — visiting all 48 mainland US states, all the (populated and habitable!) provinces of Canada and most of Japan — delivering training seminars to thousands of people over the years.

Chris has always been fascinated with words and with the English language. He studied Shakespeare extensively while in the UK and is always looking for creative and interesting ways to tell stories.

When not writing stories for brands he writes feature screenplays and also writes and performs comedy.

Chris lives in Pasadena, California and has a BA in Drama and Theatre from the University of Leeds (UK).

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Heather Polivka

Marketing & Brand Strategy

Heather has a record of driving brand awareness and revenue growth for industry leaders UnitedHealth Group, Lenox and Target. 

For 11+ years at UnitedHealth Group, Heather led the activities of a global marketing division that she launched and nurtured as she brought her consumer mindset to the talent space.  She established that Fortune 6 organization’s employer brand strategy, media strategy and marketing infrastructure.  During her tenure, the organization quadrupled in size and expanded globally.  Heather transitioned their existing brand presence in India and the Philippines, and launched their business brands in Brazil and Ireland.  She served as a critical linkage between the Marketing and Human Resource organizations, reporting into the Chief Officers for both. 

Before her time at UnitedHealth Group, Heather created the Product Marketing disciple and online distribution channel for a division of Lenox.  Prior to that, Heather spent 10 years in product management and owned brand development for Target Corporation. 

Heather holds an MBA in Marketing and Global Strategy, with a minor in Operations from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. 

For those who have worked with Heather, she is known for her extensive use of analogies and love of Spanish wine.

Jaclyn Inglis

Public Relations

With more than eight years of media and marketing experience, Jaclyn has represented an array of clients in fields ranging from technology to healthcare. As the publicist for these organizations, she has secured placements on major network television stations and top-tier newspapers and magazines. Her clients have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Vogue Magazine, The Huffington Post, Elle, CNET, NBC, The CW Network, just to name a few.

Prior to this, Jaclyn was the marketing representative and music supervisor for one of New York’s oldest and most renowned commercial music houses; the online marketing manager for top internationally touring rock bands; and she helped launch a successful music editorial website as the editor-in-chief, giving her a unique insider’s perspective.

Jaclyn holds a BA in Communication Studies from Indiana University.