Tom’s creative contributions to RIESTER began shortly after its inception. Today, he heads up all creative ideation and development. The firm has earned numerous creative honors under Tom’s direction, including Communications Arts Annuals, Graphis, Mercury Radio Awards and national Addy Awards. Tom has been awarded both “Copywriter of the Year” and “Creative Director of the Year” by the Arizona Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Tom also is a painter and sculptor, whose work has been shown in galleries and museums in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, France, Mexico and Bulgaria.  He has been featured in such publications as Phoenix Home & Garden’s “Masters of the Southwest” issue, Art in America and Shade.

Tim Riester

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mirja Riester

Principal & Chief Strategy Officer

Tom Ortega

Principal & Chief Creative Officer

Alan Perkel

Principal & Chief Digital Officer