James Allen  /  Chief Creative Officer

James has a propensity for quick puns, sharp ideas and ability to see the overall production goal. He has over ten years experience in the broadcast and commercial industry. After earning his stripes cutting action sports programming for top broadcast networks, James has since become an award winning documentary and commercial producer, director and editor.

James leads the company by crafting original pitches to clients and seeing them through all phases of production. He has a unique background in all ends of the job, from filming to legendary editing skills.


Joelle Camacho Allen  /  Account Manager

With a background in fine arts, as well as organizational management, Joelle approaches clients and brands with a keen sense of creative expression and professionalism.  Her passion for art is surpassed only by her ability to empathize and relate to people.  Everyone wants Joelle on their team - whether it is to tell a brand story, or run a marathon, Joelle makes sure everyone not only crosses the finish line, but gets a personal best.

Chad Lykins  /  Writer, Producer

Prior to coming to Visual Aid, Chad was Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, where he helped students generate creative and entrepreneurial solutions to problems in global development. His writing focusses on finding meaning and significance, delivered with a sense of humor. An unrepentant prankster, Chad can often be found on stage performing improvisational comedy.




Jonathan Natiuk   /   Senior Editor, Project Manager

Jonathan has fifteen years experience producing, directing, and editing video for clients ranging from startups to large corporations. He knows how to create high-end video that stays within budget. Before joining Visual Aid, he produced award-winning work for Hilton, Windows Phone, and Comcast. Jonathan is a gear junkie who invests heavily in the best equipment.