OUR EXPERIENCE
With a combined 75+ years of experience ranging from restaurants, franchise, financial and real estate, our core team brings an exceptional level of in depth and deep knowledge conceptualizing, building and executing all facets of growth  across a multitude of industries. 

In addition to our core team, our access to a roster of subject matter expert partners allows us to provide a suite of turn-key services for our clients.
MEET THE TEAM
RAY PAYNE
PARTNER
ray@jbanyc.com
Ray brings over 25 years of experience across a wide range of disciplines as a Partner.

As the former owner/operator of multiple concepts, and having worked with established iconic NY brands, as well as start up brands within a wide range of industries, Ray brings a varied and diverse background to each project with an uncompromising attention to detail.

With a degree in Econonomics and Finance, his expertise lies in marrying and delivering beautiful design with an eye toward the bottom line.
ALICIA HALE
PARTNER
alicia@jbanyc.com     
Alicia brings over 25 years of experience in hospitality, corporate communications and real estate as a Partner.

As a seasoned Fortune 500 executive for a consumer products company, Alicia's experience in corporate communications ensures our clients brand message and voice is delivered across a multitude of mediums.

In addition, as a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, her expertise in real estate adds additional dimension to our services by offering clients financial guidance with regards to real estate transactions.
MIKE LoDOLCE
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
mike@jbanyc.com     
Mike brings over 25 years of experience in hospitality, operations, food science and food safety as a Director of Operations. 

As an executive for many of the largest food manufacturers, purveyors and wholesalers in the Northeast, Mike adds additional dimension in establishing the critical infrastructure required to scale concepts to multiple units.

Mike is an SQF Level II Coordinator, SQF Level II Auditor, FDA Inspection qualified, USDA Inspector relations qualified, FSMA educated, OSHA Safety Standards & Lock Out/Tag Out compliance, Food Science trained, Military Food Service Audit, and Seafood & Protein HAACP Certified.
COLLIN GAFFNEY
DIRECTOR OF FRANCHISE TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Collin has been involved in franchise related businesses for over 45 years and has opened over 150 franchise locations across the country.

Throughout his career he has trained over 900 franchise owners and their associates.  

Collin’s specialties include the development of the pre-opening, operation and training manuals and creation of franchisee training programs.
OUR ETHOS
What makes us so unique?

Our project scopes typically go beyond just the creative as our team is not only adept at design, but we are as equally adept at financial modeling, whether its creating budgets, forecasting sales, or building and creating comprehensive design/build budgets, product costing...you get the idea. 
 
We created our firm because, well, we love the creative process, but at the end of the day, we recognize our work needs to create results, both creatively and financially.
 
We and our partners are graphic designers, developers, hard line code guys, finance guys (and gals) photographers, and painters, a group with a vast array of knowledge, experiences and hobbies.  All of which helps us help you achieve your goals.
 
Commitment is something we all share and mission driven is what we do.

OUR CAPABILITIES

Our experience is broad and deep which allows us to deliver a comprehensive work product, valued for combining design, content and technology.  

With a combination of hard work and good fortune, we've worked in partnership  with some pretty spectacular and iconic brands. 

Our portfolio is a selection of featured work which conveys the passion and pride we have in  our accomplishments across an array of industries.

Different projects for  different clients, each with a different approach. 

VISIT OUR PORTFOLIO OF RECENT WORK

OUR PROCESS

RESEARCH
Understanding where you were, and where you are now helps us to identify the challenges and opportunities as we lay out the plan to get you where you want to go.



STRATEGY
We create a comprehensive game plan that delivers your unique ideas, voice and brand experience across all medium and platforms.


REFINE
We refine and then define the visual components that translate strategy into beautiful and measurable design.


DELIVER
.We deliver the design solution that becomes a comprehensive and compelling brand experience.
MEMBERSHIP  ORGANIZATIONS
LET'S TALK
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