Needed Creative is a full-service marketing and creative agency based in San Diego, California. With over a decade working as a team, Needed Creative has produced best-in-class website design, branding, print media and digital marketing services for the public and private sectors.

Our work has been seen all over the world, be it a global marketing campaign for higher-ed institutions or brand identity creation for internationally-reaching non-profits. The team at Needed Creative has seen and created it all. We are excited to take the experience of our previous projects and create a beautiful and effective campaign for your organization.

Seth Trench | Lead Creative

After earning degrees in design, marketing and communication, Seth spent the first half of his career crafting his trade as a graphic designer specializing in print media, direct marketing, and web design. After a successful career as a designer, Seth made the move from design to marketing strategy and digital advertising developing large-scale marketing campaigns for public-sector organizations, universities, and non-profits. Seth’s unique experience as a designer, marketer, and communicator allows him to work closely with creative teams and stakeholders to create strategies that exceed in both form and function.

Raul Raygoza | Branding & Web Designer

Raul is a seasoned graphic designer and web-based developer with a prominent instinct for developing modern and innovative design solutions. With over 20 years of experience as a leader of both in-house and contract-based creative teams, Raul is a versatile designer offering a creative portfolio that ranges from small independent assignments to full-scale corporate projects and marketing campaigns. Raul possesses diversified skills with achievements in branding, photography, print, and web design.

Sara Trench | Client Success Manager

Sara has worked as a successful project analyst for more than a decade with extensive expertise in project management, analysis, and client/stakeholder support. Sara’s experience is as vast as her skill-set with successful project management in public institutions, universities, and for-profit businesses. Sara’s understanding of budgeting, project milestones and scheduling, communication, and people make her the secret weapon at Needed Creative to keep every project on track, on budget, and on its way to successful completion.

Alex Manzano | Digital Marketing Manager

Alex is truly results-focused when it comes to advertising and targeted marketing. With extensive knowledge in social/Google algorithms and digital marketing experience, Alex guides creative teams to develop ground-breaking marketing communication plans using cutting-edge data analytics and AI tools. Alex is always striving to deliver the most innovative marketing content in ways that are equitable and effective.