Celebrating our 20th Year in Business
Liquid Creative is located at 8 Lakeland Circle, in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi. We began as a Mississippi branch of Squires & Company, a respected Dallas-based agency in business since 1975. Liquid owner Elizabeth Crisler partnered with Squires and opened the Jackson branch in 1999 with a card table, phone and a $10,000 investment. In 2003, Elizabeth acquired the business solely, and the name Liquid Creative was born. "Liquid Creative" symbolizes our fluidity and adaptability in all projects, with all clients - from healthcare to start-ups and non-profits...and beyond!
Since the 2003 name change, the agency has doubled in size and tripled in client base and billings. In 2009, we were named to the Mississippi Business Journal's "Fast 40," honoring the fastest growing businesses in the state. And, in 2017, the Journal also named Elizabeth as one of Mississippi's Top CEOs and recognized her as one of Mississippi Leading Business Women in 2003 and 2017. In 2018, Elizabeth was honored by Belhaven University with the Entrepreneurial Award.
Our goal is to offer a full team of professionals who can provide any branding service a client requires, in-house and with full service. We have a very talented team with diverse backgrounds and skills that can do just that! We write, design, strategize, place media, program websites, develop software, photograph, create video, manage production, create branded interiors and account for it all in one building. It's teamwork at its best!
Elizabeth opened Liquid Creative in 1999 as a branch of a Dallas agency before purchasing the Mississippi branch in 2003. Elizabeth’s marketing and advertising experience includes telecommunications, finance, national exhibitions, land development, law, retail, medical, and non-profits. She directs all aspects of account service, from budget planning through strategic planning and implementation. Elizabeth was recognized by Mississippi Business Journal as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women in 2003 and in 2017, she was recognized as Top 10 Leading Business Women. Additionally, she was recognized by MBJ as Top Mississippi CEO for 2017. In 2018, Elizabeth was honored by Belhaven University with the Entrepreneurial Award. She is a 1995 graduate of Belhaven University.
Nan worked 27 years for the Mississippi Department of Human Services. She served in various departments within the agency’s Division of Economic Assistance, ultimately becoming director of that division. She retired from state government in 2000 and worked part-time at Trustmark Bank before joining Liquid Creative in 2002 as our in-house accountant. She is responsible for Liquid’s accounts receivables, payables, and payroll, in addition to general office management duties. Nan received a B.B.A. in accounting from Delta State University in 1970.
As media buyer, James is the go-to man to get our clients’ advertising seen, heard, and read by the right audience. But into a nearby phone booth, and he becomes Pro Man– master of making things happen. James is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Communication degree and spent years in the trenches of broadcasting, both writing and selling. He brings with him considerable ad agency experience as well, in Tupelo and in Jackson. In his spare time, he puts off mowing the yard, and is owned by two cats.
Since he was nine years old, Steven has been creating artwork when he created his first flyer for a Jackson State University football game at his father’s print shop. Since then, he has honed his skills and trained extensively in multi-media across the United States. Whether creating a logo, website, or ad, Steven’s creativity and attention to detail are second to none. Married with three children, Steven is a hard worker at home and here at Liquid Creative.
Hays comes to Liquid Creative with over 14 years of experience in both photography and videography. Born and raised in Jackson, Hays founded two media companies, Second Dimension Photography, and TwentyEleven Media. Hays also has extensive experience in company management with over 16 years of experience operating Wendy’s in the Jackson metro area. Hays is also passionate about sports being the current Director of Operations for Mississippi Scoreboard, a leading news source for school athletics. When Hays isn’t hard at work, he enjoys to camp in his Airstream with his wife and three children.
An experienced creative professional, Mark brings 25 years of large ad agency experience to Liquid Creative. His problem-solving skills, meticulous attention to detail and enthusiasm are common denominators in his award-winning body of work, having garnered numerous honors, including multiple Gold and Silver Addy Awards and Best of Show Awards. He has also been recognized as the Jackson Advertising Federation’s Art Director of the Year and Designer of the Year. Throughout his inspired career, his clients have included C Spire, BankPlus, Viking Range, Baker’s Creek Flooring, Hunter Douglas, The Catfish Institute, Entergy, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the Alluvian Hotel, The Outlets at Bloomfield, Newk’s Eateries, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Bank of the Ozarks, and the Cinnamon Shore Resort – just to name a few. When he’s not making magic behind the keyboard, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time in nature. He also enjoys relaxing at home with his wife, Beverly. The couple’s sons and grandchildren share Mark’s passion for the outdoors.
Working in payroll/organization for 16+ years, Jennifer is our Swiss Army Knife! Not only does she work on the organizational side, she makes sure everyone is exactly where they need to be when they need to be there, and we’d be lost without her! When she isn’t assisting and making sure our office isn’t falling apart at the seams, Jennifer enjoys attending concerts, reading any type of suspense or thriller novel, re-reading Harry Potter, and shooting photography!
A Mississippi native from Columbus, Lauren comes to us from the Mississippi Coding Academy, where she was a Full Stack Web Development Instructor. Prior to that, she was a Program Specialist for the Mississippi Emergency Management Association, where she worked in System Administration and helped in program training.
When she’s not at work, Lauren enjoys hiking and camping, mint chocolate chip ice cream, and quality time with her cats, Artemis and Apollo. She once interned at Walt Disney World but refuses to spill any Magic Kingdom secrets – so far.
Trent is a Full Stack Developer and an integral partner in our web-development and online creative team. A Mississippian from Long Beach, he’s a man of many talents besides software development. Prior to COVID, he was an experienced manager in retail and food services.
COVID gave him the chance to explore his interest in software development, and return to school. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, reading, and playing the ukulele (now there’s a talent you don’t see too often).