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About Us


Bun & Beanster is a creative marketing and design team located in Phoenix, Arizona. Whether you’re a start-up, a successful seasoned business looking to refresh your brand, or an epic non-profit organization with a unique mission, we’re here to help. We keep a simple approach: find out what you need to succeed, lay out a winning plan with you, and execute. We specialize in helping small businesses tap into their full potential by guiding them through smart marketing solutions, and resourcing them with creative solutions that makes sense for them. We have years of design, marketing and printing experience. You’re in the good hands of experts.

We’re a complete creative force, the one-stop shop you’ve been missing. Our services include a spectrum of support solutions such as graphic design, building clear and easy to use websites, web collateral print, signage, retail grade apparel printing, large format printing, creative writing, storytelling, social media & digital marketing, motion graphics, and video production.

Get ready for a uniquely better creative team and a game-changing partnership ahead.

- The Bun & Beanster Team



The Team

"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." – Phil Jackson

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Thanou Thammavongsa
Owner & Creative Wizard

“T” as he is often referred to by his peers (and clients) has designed and provided creative solutions for small and large organizations alike, helping grow their business and brand for over 8 years. With his natural entrepreneurial spirit, he launched Bun & Beanster. Spearheading unique non-profit organizations’ brands like nationally-operating Ballsfest.org is one of his joys! He loves working with clients who have a focused passion and determination. An avid foodie, you’ll find him gathering some of the city’s best creatives around great food to discuss new projects and dreaming out loud. An important part of his creative process.

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Eric S. Upton

Marketing Magician

StoryBrand Certified Guide

Eric has been helping businesses and non-profit organizations clarify their message & marketing strategies since 2017. As a StoryBrand Certified Guide, he is our expert in leading businesses through a proven 7-part framework that helps clarify a company’s message, create a marketing road map, and get the results. Eric is also a talented speaker and communicator, he is often found striking up conversations with strangers whether it’s at the gym or a coffee shop. He and his wife host The Mommy Daddy Time Podcast which helps people create better marriages, build better families and laugh along the way.

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Sarah J. Beasley
Photography phenom

Sarah has loved photography and has been shooting her whole professional life. She started her own photography business 4 years ago and became a world traveler as well.  She especially loves shooting international content for various projects.  She is an extremely creative and valuable collaborator on various projects.  She is most passionate about helping people and organizations tell a story through her lens, capturing specific moments in time that would never be repeated.  She’ll fight to find the right light and context to tell your story through the images she skillfully captures and edits.


Kris Bargen

Years ago, when his passion for motion graphics hobby was introduced to 3D animation, there was no going back. For Kris, 3D is a playground of endless possibilities with full creative freedom and absolute intentionality in messaging. When it comes to work, he’s an organization nerd operating only with comprehensive task lists and clear milestones. He seeks feedback and synergy the whole way. With a love for culture and new experiences, Kris has traveled to ten countries across five continents over the last two decades. Kris loves to collaborate with creatives, often drinking snooty coffee in the early AM and local craft beer after the sun sets.