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Whole Wheat Creative is a full-service, creatively-driven communications firm producing effective advertising and marketing materials
across all media.

Our experience, capabilities and
single-layer management structure keeps us
streamlined and "bottom-lined."

We are in business to build your business.
The work on this website will show you
how we have built ours.

Contact us today.
(713) 993-9339
wwc@wholewheatcreative.com

SERVICES

Whole Wheat Creative is a creatively-driven communications firm proving a full-array of strategic, creative and technical services. Our clients benefit from the experience of seasoned professionals from some of most respected agencies in the industry.

The collective branding experience of the WWC team includes: Southwest Airlines, Exxon, Shell, HP, Sony, Verizon, The Home Depot, BP, DuPont, Stewart Title – an impressive blend of corporate branding and successful retail.

We also offer a wide range of online marketing services including our SmartOpt program. SmartOpt is a targeted approach to search engine marketing and focuses on driving high-quality traffic to your website. Using Information Path Mapping©, SmartOpt is able to create a comprehensive custom campaign that maximizes your ROI on every dollar invested in search engine marketing.

In addition to our creative and stratigic services, WWC also offers a wide range of technical products and services. Our staff includes both Google certified professionals as well as certified Apple developers operating in an on-site Tier-1 studio.

CASE STUDIES

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Learning to Read Has Never Been More Fun

Sarah Ford has dedicated her entire professional life to helping children with learning disabilities. Her passion has always been to empower youngsters and teach them tools to be able to successfully navigate past their educational struggles. Sarah has had extremely positive results throughout the years, but she always wanted to find a way to make her training more fun, and thus more accessible. That was the goal she set out to achieve when she approached Whole Wheat Creative earlier this year. She wanted a way to take her proven track record of successful methods and tools and make them something kids would look forward to doing. Together, we came up with Reading Bandit - an interactive iPad application geared towards teaching children (both with learning disabilities and without) how to read and write.

iOS Game Development Houston iOS App Store

Bandit is a hilarious and encouraging cartoon raccoon who takes kids on an adventure through the alphabet. At the start of an adventure, kids select an animal avatar to represent themselves and off they go with Bandit. Bandit takes them through each letter of the alphabet - teaching upper and lower case versions of the letter, pronunciation, how to write it using a finger and the touch screen, and how to put sounds together to form words. Bandit will also teach kids helpful sight words to look out for when reading more complicated sentences.

Sarah, who formed Reading Bandit, LLC earlier this year to make this application, has big plans for Bandit. Later this week, Bandit and Sarah will be at the International Dyslexia Association’s Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference in San Diego. Soon, the cartoon raccoon will be teaching children how to do math and how to spell. We here at Whole Wheat Creative can’t wait to see what Bandit does next.

Smart Link Remote

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Revolutionizing the irrigation industry

Weathermatic has been serving landscape professionals for more than sixty years and has a full line of controllers, weather stations, valves, rotors, sprays and nozzles. Their products have been installed in more than 70 countries on properties like the U.S. Capitol Building, Buckingham Palace and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Weathermatic is also the world's leading provider of Smart Irrigation Controllers with more than 200,000 controllers installed around the world. This smart control platform is at the heart of our new SmartLink Network - the intelligent, affordable, web-based landscape irrigation solution.

Weathermatic turned to WWC to design and develop a native iOS application for iPhone and iPad that allows landscape contractors and home owners the ability to manage their irrigation systems from the palm of their hand.

The iOS application sends and receives data using Weathermatics RESTful Api. WWC developed an Android application, which released fall of 2013.

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H2O App

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Living Water International's iOS & Android App helps donors stay committed.

LWI is an implementer of participatory, community-based water solutions in developing nations. In its 20-year history, LWI has completed over 10,000 community water projects in 30 countries, which provide safe, clean water to 11.5 million people every day.

Whole Wheat Creative has worked with Living Water International for over 10 years. Beginning with design and implementation of the Living Water visual brand, which is now recognized around the world, WWC has created several generations of award-winning websites for the ministry. Living Water depends on its website to serve as its primary communication tool as well as its primary online-giving system.

The unique mobile H2O App is one of the current projects being developed by WWC for Living Water. The H20 Project is a simple but powerful campaign. Give up coffee, soda, etc. for two weeks and just drink water. Donate the money you would have spent on the drinks to help Living Water provide clean, safe water for the thirsty.

The H2O App, developed for iOS and Android, allows participants to set and track their individual campaign goals. The H2O App also gives participants the ability to establish fund-raising groups.

WWC is currently working with the talented staff at Living Water in developing the next generation of the Living Water International website and fundraising system. Both launched in 2013.

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Stewart Information Services

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San Jacinto College

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SouthWestern Brick Council

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Camp Ozark GO!

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Children’s Learning Institute

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DuPont Powder Coatings

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Sterling Municipal Library

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Wallace/Halpin, LLC.

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Halliburton/Landmark Graphics

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The Historic Stagecoach Inn

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Lovett Dental Centers

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OUR WORK

A La Mode A La Mode 5141637449766 Axalta Powder Coatings Axalta Powder Coatings 5141636340966 Family Houston Family Houston 5108686689366 Camp Ozark v2 Camp Ozark v2 5108686498566 No2fyme No2fyme 5098042104966 Just Booster Just Booster 5098039383366 Reading Bandit Reading Bandit 5098037979366 Noted Noted 5089716413766 Diversicons Diversicons 5079066382566 Ignore No More Ignore No More 5070676740966 Smith Fork Ranch Smith Fork Ranch 5028123549366 Texas A&M University Galveston Texas A&M University Galveston 5018411505366 Axalta Axalta 5011918545366 Detach Detach 4996053057366 Pinots Pallet Pinots Pallet 4996048053366 UTMB Campus Navigator UTMB Campus Navigator 4967741566566 Open Meeting Room Open Meeting Room 4967734373766 Westlake Chemical Westlake Chemical 4950927446166 Smart Link Remote Smart Link Remote 4943935493766 Ten Days Ten Days 4906908791766 Jersey Village Church Jersey Village Church 4906905674166 Speedrank Mobile Speedrank Mobile 4906608504966 Oak Creek Homes Mobile Oak Creek Homes Mobile 4905664368966 For Houston's Kids For Houston's Kids 4896430718166 Opus Homes (iPlans) Opus Homes (iPlans) 4887946104966 Weathermatic Weathermatic 4869105188166 Parkside Capital Parkside Capital 4844968761366 Arena Energy Arena Energy 4839896818566 Stage Coach Inn Stage Coach Inn 4839331690566 PreCheck Print Ads PreCheck Print Ads 4839322701366 Chris Seay (website) Chris Seay (website) 4839050433366 SmartLink SmartLink 4838456562966 John Moore (TV) John Moore (TV) 4838430462966 Camp Ozark Camp Ozark 4837980203766 Children’s Learning Institute (Branding) Children’s Learning Institute (Branding) 4837733236566 Trafficware (ADS) Trafficware (ADS) 4837720910166 Trafficware University Trafficware University 4837719232566 Crest Energy Partners Crest Energy Partners 4837693168566 Stewart Information Services (Collateral) Stewart Information Services (Collateral) 4837692462966 San Jacinto College (website) San Jacinto College (website) 4837692444966 First State Bank (Outdoor) First State Bank (Outdoor) 4837688988966 Reliant Energy Reliant Energy 4837684719366 SouthWestern Brick Council (print) SouthWestern Brick Council (print) 4837682973366 First State Bank (print) First State Bank (print) 4837682152566 Newmark Homes (print) Newmark Homes (print) 4837681331766 MPR Technology MPR Technology 4837454330166 Make It Happen Now Make It Happen Now 4837451860566 Halliburton/Landmark Graphics Halliburton/Landmark Graphics 4837444926966 Baker Nissan (Outdoor) Baker Nissan (Outdoor) 4837442417766 Children’s Learning Institute (Pocket Folder) Children’s Learning Institute (Pocket Folder) 4837434731766 Wildcat Golf Wildcat Golf 4837392798966 Swingpure Swingpure 4837392168966 Newmark Interactive Plans Newmark Interactive Plans 4837391204166 The Tanglewood (Identity) The Tanglewood (Identity) 4837390102566 Children’s Learning Institute (Poster) Children’s Learning Institute (Poster) 4837389069366 Baker Nissan (Outdoor) Baker Nissan (Outdoor) 4837386722166 Bambi & Vixen Bambi & Vixen 4837384245366 Sterling Municipal Library Sterling Municipal Library 4837377048966 Comanche Contractors Comanche Contractors 4837226964966 Deep Water Cay Deep Water Cay 4837226176566 Living Water International (website) Living Water International (website) 4837224527766 DuPont Coatings (kiosk) DuPont Coatings (kiosk) 4837219268166 Pacific Strategic Investors Pacific Strategic Investors 4837218728167 The Tanglewood (Brochure) The Tanglewood (Brochure) 4837217496967 Rejuvenon Rejuvenon 4837216726567 Lufkin Automation Lufkin Automation 4837215635767 Baker Nissan (Print) Baker Nissan (Print) 4837214620567 SouthWestern Brick Council (TV) SouthWestern Brick Council (TV) 4837214008567 Castle Dental (TV) Castle Dental (TV) 4837213738567 Living Water International (branding) Living Water International (branding) 4837213320967 Camp Ozark GO! Camp Ozark GO! 4837210944967 Top Drawer Lingerie Top Drawer Lingerie 4837210689367 Hunting Art Prize Hunting Art Prize 4837209551767 H2O App H2O App 4837207139767 Reliant (HL&P) Reliant (HL&P) 4837207128967 Knowledge Systems (Ads) Knowledge Systems (Ads) 4837206671767 SouthWestern Brick Council (TV) SouthWestern Brick Council (TV) 4837205692567 Energy Images Energy Images 4837204990567 Cardeo Trade show Cardeo Trade show 4837203626167 DuPont Coatings (video) DuPont Coatings (video) 4837202978167 Oakcreek Homes (TV) Oakcreek Homes (TV) 4837202052967 Oakcreek Homes (TV) Oakcreek Homes (TV) 4837201653367 SouthWestern Brick Council (Ads) SouthWestern Brick Council (Ads) 4837201012567 SouthWestern Brick Council (Crick TV) SouthWestern Brick Council (Crick TV) 4837198643767 Kinder Morgan 3D Kinder Morgan 3D 4837198215367 Newmark Homes Newmark Homes 4837197621367 Speedrank Speedrank 4837181194567 Sugar Ray Dimeline Sugar Ray Dimeline 4837151894167 Enserv Branding Enserv Branding 4837150194967 Evolve Capital Website Evolve Capital Website 4837149554167 DuPont Apply Innovation DuPont Apply Innovation 4837148927767 BP Interactive Kiosk BP Interactive Kiosk 4837148416567 MS 150 MS 150 4837145565367 Children’s Learning Institute (Website) Children’s Learning Institute (Website) 4837144892167 Beauty Ideas Beauty Ideas 4837144344967 Baker Nissan (Outdoor) Baker Nissan (Outdoor) 4837143729367 Masonry Systems Masonry Systems 4836760080967 AMP Brick & Stone AMP Brick & Stone 4836479939767 Brick Colorado Brick Colorado 4836457324567 Crimson Playground Crimson Playground 4836255897367 Sierra Fuels Sierra Fuels 4836137244967 Dr. Bonnie Baldwin Dr. Bonnie Baldwin 4835829588967 PreCheck (branding) PreCheck (branding) 4835246925367 First State Bank (Outdoor) First State Bank (Outdoor) 4835201954167 First State Bank (Outdoor) First State Bank (Outdoor) 4834965646567 PreCheck (branding) PreCheck (branding) 4834965311767 Texon (direct mail) Texon (direct mail) 4834964447767 Children’s Learning Institute (Collateral) Children’s Learning Institute (Collateral) 4834963605367 Enserv Enserv 4832855294167 Coral Beach Club Coral Beach Club 4832113960567 San Jacinto College Foundation San Jacinto College Foundation 4831534724167 Howard Weil Howard Weil 4829633898967 Mason Creek Mason Creek 4829623775767 Masonry Systems (print) Masonry Systems (print) 4828386574567 Oakcreek Homes Oakcreek Homes 4828382103367 MIHN Records MIHN Records 4828376829367 Knowledge Systems Knowledge Systems 4828123457767 Dupont Coatings (illustration) Dupont Coatings (illustration) 4828063348567 The High Lonesome Ranch The High Lonesome Ranch 4828063348567 Trafficware (ADS) Trafficware (ADS) 4820351086567 Going Up Going Up 4820347875367 DuPont Powder Coatings DuPont Powder Coatings 4819922344567 The Home Depot The Home Depot 4811959216567 Newmark Homes (website) Newmark Homes (website) 4811023925767 Crest Energy Partners Crest Energy Partners 4799787400567 Texon LP (website) Texon LP (website) 4798952650567 Questia Questia 4793826711367 AAF AAF 4791930422167 City City 4791930422167 Reedhycalog (NOV) Reedhycalog (NOV) 4790777021767 Evolve Capital Evolve Capital 4782712035367 Western Agency Western Agency 4782279588967 Perry Homes Perry Homes 4781140991767 Rejuvenon (Branding) Rejuvenon (Branding) 4781125173367 Baker Nissan (TV) Baker Nissan (TV) 4779605469367 Big Brothers & Big Sisters Big Brothers & Big Sisters 4776244059367 Stage Coach Inn Stage Coach Inn 4773080170567 Stoney Way Village Stoney Way Village 4771488459367 PreCheck (Website) PreCheck (Website) 4723912965367 Genuine Brick Genuine Brick 4723912731367 Sneak Peek Homes Sneak Peek Homes 4723910801767 Hunting Energy Hunting Energy 4723908360967 Sureclose Animation Sureclose Animation 4723901999767 Living Water International (branding) Living Water International (branding) 4723892718967 Synchro Green Synchro Green 4723883168167 Villas Del Parque Villas Del Parque 4677245780167 Newmark Homes (iPlan) Newmark Homes (iPlan) 4669284984967 Heartland Brick (Branding) Heartland Brick (Branding) 4667595573367 CRI Catalysts CRI Catalysts 4666968417367 First State Bank (Website) First State Bank (Website) 4659570964567 Spirit of America Spirit of America 4659570964567 Grandhaven Homes (iPlans) Grandhaven Homes (iPlans) 4659570964567 Shell (SIMS) Shell (SIMS) 4611512847367 West Ten West Ten 4497988290967 Sugar Creek Kiosk Sugar Creek Kiosk 4496855885767 LawnGrips LawnGrips 4384466189767 Texon Butane Blending Texon Butane Blending 4271087570167 DuPont Lab Work Request App DuPont Lab Work Request App 4157560936567 Grand Haven Homes Grand Haven Homes 4147883034967 Make It Happen Now Make It Happen Now 4043562072967 American HomeStar American HomeStar 4043561259367 Stewart Star Stewart Star 3930034589767 Salient Partners Salient Partners 3930032789767 Mieko Mahi Mieko Mahi 3702670088167 Catscan Catscan 3589600712167 Villas Del Parque Villas Del Parque 3589135570567 One Minute Manicure One Minute Manicure 3587998636567 Stewart Information Services (Branding) Stewart Information Services (Branding) 3587978282167 Wallace/Halpin, LLC. Wallace/Halpin, LLC. 3361764668167

Our Team

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Lee Wheat

Executive Creative Director / President WWC

Lee Wheat has held positions as VP/Creative Director with GSD&M in Austin on the Southwest Airlines and Wal-Mart accounts, VP/Creative Director with McCann Erickson Houston on Exxon and Texas Instruments, and VP/Creative Director at BRSG overseeing accounts including Shell Chemical and VALIC – all before he formed Whole Wheat Creative in 1996. His work has been recognized by leading industry publications including Communication Arts and Print magazines, as well as the American Advertising Federation and the American Marketing Association. Lee holds a degree in Graphic Design / Advertising from Lamar University.

Lee has a history of involvement in the advertising community and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the board of directors for the American Advertising Federation Houston and as a board member of Advertising Education Foundation. He has also served as President of the Art Directors Club of Houston and chaired the AAFH's and ADCH annual award competitions. Lee has created and implemented creative for the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast and Capital Area annual fund-raising campaigns.

Gary Evans

Executive Technical Director / Principal WWC

Gary has been developing complex web applications and marketing-driven web sites for over 14 years. For the past ten years he has served as WWC's Technical Director and UI/UX designer. Gary manages teams of developers and designers to develop web, desktop and mobile applications for a wide range of clients including: DuPont, Stewart Title, The Home Depot, Shell Global Solutions, Halliburton, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, and San Jacinto Community College. The WWC technical team has received numerous awards and accolades. Its work has been showcased on various industry sites including Adobe.com and Google Labs. Gary holds a degree in Advertising/Marketing from the University of Houston. His advertising perspective, combined with his technical experience, allows him to successfully attain the vision of Whole Wheat Creative – to effectively design and develop compelling end-user experiences. For the past 4 years Gary has been developing iOS applications for the iPhone and iPad.

When he's not working he enjoys outdoor sports and coaching youth football. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Callie, two sons, Caden and Max and daughter Anabelle.

Mike Montes

Internet Marketing Strategist

Most SEA/SEO Internet marketing programs begin with a strategy, a plan and an "On" switch. Then "let it roll." Perhaps you're provided analytics at the end of each each month or each quarter and then have the opportunity to make adjustments. But, that is not what Mike does. Mike has worked with Internet marketing strategies for over eight years. He graduated at the top of his class from Florida State with a degree in Marketing and International Business and he is Google certified. He directs his smarts towards providing analysis, not analytics, of your website's search engine presence and real recommendations to achieve even greater performance. Through his day-to-day management of the WWC SmartOpt accounts, his careful attention to detail, and working closely with our clients, he ensures SmartOpt consistently achieves top Search Engine Advertising and Search Engine Optimization results on their behalf.

When not in front of a computer Mike focuses on quality time with his two children which includes: going to movies, camping, swimming and learning the finer points of fishing. Mike is also an avid collector and marketer of sports memorabilia for all sports.

Travis Beck

Senior Art Director / Lead Developer

Travis´s love of programming began during his freshman year of High School. The class was given the entire semester to build a math quiz program in BASIC. Without ever having seen a programming language before, Travis finished the project in a week and spent the rest of the semester helping other students and adding features to his program.

Travis has been designing and developing websites since 1999, way before it was cool. He is incredibly passionate about his work and is constantly learning new methods and technologies in order to deliver world-class web and application experiences. For the past few years travis has been developing custom iOS applications for the iPhone and iPad.

Travis has a degree in Computer Science from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. When he's not working, he enjoys exercising, traveling, playing guitar, and writing in the third person.

Ben Breier

Senior Developer

Ben began programming as a hobbyist when he was still in Middle School. Later, he would go on to study East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University, which left him fluent in Japanese and Korean. Later, he would teach English at a public Elementary School in Busan, South Korea. After two years in Korea, Ben moved back to his hometown of Houston, Texas and began building a career as a freelance web and iOS developer before landing at Whole Wheat Creative.

An enthusiastic problem solver with an eye for detail, Ben enjoys making quality applications that exceed client’s expectations. When he isn’t working he likes to ride his bike, play with his dog, and spend time with his wife.

Mark Pereira

Account Manager

Mark Pereira began his career in advertising after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin. Forced to take a break from advertising during the economic crisis of 2008, he moved back home to Houston and taught 6th grade math for two years, always eager for the chance to get back to the field he loved. Since that time, he has worked at Langrand and Company and Satori Marketing, acting as the account lead on the award winning METRO Light Rail School Safety Project and York Heating and AC’s Coolest Pet in Houston campaign.

In his spare time, Mark is an avid runner and loves cooking healthy food for him and his wife. He also enjoys movies and was an extra during the football scene in The Dark Knight Rises.

Carly Kindrick

Account Manager

Carly graduated from Oklahoma State University in May of 2013 with a degree in Strategic Communications. While at OSU, Carly was the integrated marketing communications manager at OSTATE Advertising and a producer at OSTATE TV. After graduation, she spent the next year and a half at Adcetera.

When she is not coordinating projects at Whole Wheat Creative, Carly enjoys hot yoga, putting her nose a good book and oversized sweaters.

Steve Gombar

Media Director

Steve Gombar started his marketing career in field research as a supervisor. Steve joined McCann-Erickson in Houston as Media Supervisor and Associate Media Director in 1978.

Steve was directly responsible for consumer and industrial media planning and analysis for national, regional and local clients, including: Exxon, Six Flags, Coke, Texas Instruments, McDonalds, What-a-Burger, Texas State Optical, Bank of the Southwest, Abercrombie & Fitch and Gordon's Jewelers. Providing media and research services, Steve's client roster includes Cort Furniture Rental, The Gulf Coast Conservation Association, Baker-Jackson Nissan, First Choice Power, South Texas Dental, Slick 50, Miller Beer, Toyota, Lexus, Little Caesar's, MGM, CBS, Methodist Hospital, HL&P, The Houston Zoo, Fantastic Sam's, Verizon Wireless, St. Luke's, The City of Houston and Texas Tourism. Steve has planned, invested and supervised more than one billion dollars in client media at local, regional and national levels.