Our team is an extension of yours. We’re colleagues who lead, teach, and collaborate.

Bob Rafferty

Co-Founder + Managing Partner

Bob has been at the forefront of higher education communications and marketing for over 15 years, and led the founding of Knowble in 2010. He spends most of his time working with clients on strategy and directing Knowble’s wide portfolio of projects. Bob has been a guest speaker at the American Marketing Association’s Higher Education Symposium and has won awards from the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education. 

Ross Ballinger

Co-Founder + Producer

Ross is a co-founder of Knowble and has worked with higher education clients for eight years. Ross spends most of his time writing, directing, and editing Knowble’s video productions, and is a key creative partner on our many web design projects. He applies progressive visual storytelling techniques to all of our work and has a wide range of experience at all levels of production. In addition to traditional video production techniques, Ross is also an experienced drone pilot — gathering creative shots from the air. While Ross spends most of his time behind the camera, he also contributes to Knowble’s many creative endeavors.

Ben McCombs

Senior Web Strategist + Front End Developer

Ben joined Knowble in April of 2015. Prior to Knowble, Ben spent seven years inside higher education as a digital content manager and strategist at two liberal arts colleges. Ben brings extensive experience in front-end development and CMS strategy, and has a deep understanding of working with internal communications teams to accomplish large goals. 

Luke Deady

Creative Director + Lead Designer

Luke joined the team full-time in August of 2016 after freelancing for Knowble since early 2011. He is a talented creative director and designer whose work experience includes advertising, branding and identity, web and print design, and collateral pieces for clients including, but not limited to: Kenyon College, Otterbein University, Wittenberg University, University of Illinois College of Medicine, The Ohio State University | Fisher College of Business, and OhioHealth. His work has received awards from the Addys, Tellys, American Education Awards, and Graphic Design USA. 

Tracy Daly

Project Manager + Writer

Tracy started with Knowble in September of 2015. After ten years teaching high school English, her attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and enthusiasm for learning has made Tracy a welcome and increasingly valuable addition to our team. Website audits, information architecture assessments, and keeping projects on track fill her time when she isn’t writing or editing.

Knowble has offices in Columbus, Ohio
and Rochester, Minnesota.

We believe in collaboration so much that we created a co-working space. Its diverse membership serves as a daily collaboration point for our team, and is a great destination for client meetings. We are located right in the heart of the Columbus Short North Arts District. We occupy a similar co-working space in Rochester.