Our Passionate Perspective

The strength of DVS, and what makes us unique, is our passionate perspective and people. We believe that Design + Innovation delivered by people with a passion is what makes a successful agency, not just a cool location or the latest equipment. Although we have those too!

Since 1993, starting out in 640 square feet of space in Wyoming, Michigan, we’ve grown exponentially in size, staff, and capabilities. Each stage of that evolution was the result of a client saying can you do this or we have this problem, can you help? Our answer has always been yes, together we can do that.

Always evolving to satisfy your needs, DVS is a full-service Digital Marketing Communications Agency with a strong focus on Design + Innovation.

What Guides Us

Purpose

“To improve people’s lives through better communication and have fun while doing it.”

Mission

“To help organizations achieve their goals through better communication.”

Brand Promise

“We create compelling experiences tailored to connect you to your audience.”

Meet the Team

Paul LaVigne

Paul LaVigne

President


Paul’s an innovator with a cheery disposition, a mind for marketing, and is always up on the latest tech. Need a solution for delivering your message, updated daily, across 48 states, without the internet? Ask Paul. He’s also been DVS’s fearless leader for over 20 years!

Coe Lacy

Coe Lacy

Creative Director


Coe, much like his name, is a quirky guy who likes illustration, grungy rock bands, and his pitbull, Rubarb. He also knows the manager of just about every good restaurant in Grand Rapids.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Video Manager


The Zone is where Michael lives. He’s always focused, always timely, and always drinking tea. He’s like Sir Patrick Stewart, but with hair.

Jane DeYoung

Jane DeYoung

Content Strategist (Strategic Partner)


Jane is an ace at shaping stories that audiences relate to and act upon. With 30+ years in corporate marcom, she is a deep well of content knowledge. Jane’s lovin’ what she does for fun…belting out the notes with her trio!

Bob Tofel

Bob Tofel

Project Manager & IT Czar


If you ever need a bodyguard, give Bob a call. In his spare time, Bob teaches 4 different types of martial arts, attends hacker conventions (for our safety of course), and drives the smoothest car you’ve ever seen.

Jess Colvin

Jess Colvin

Web Designer


Jess is suspiciously bubbly and a present-day renaissance woman. She can design a site, practice ballet, and get in a few games of Overwatch, all before lunch.

Corey Bowman

Corey Bowman

DP & Senior DIT


Corey is our photo/video/audio/digital imaging guru and his is ability to blend creative & tech is legendary. When he frames a shot, the camera gets chills. Naturally, Corey’s also the most easy-going person in the office.

Phil Gibson

Phil Gibson

Senior Video Editor / Colorist


If Phil were a character in Dungeons and Dragons, there’s no doubt he’d be a wizard. Not only is this guy casting spells that make our videos magical, he even has his own secluded cave/office.

Don Schaafsma

Don Schaafsma

CFO / Senior Programmer


Don is DVS’s resident dollars, db, and code maestro. He can be pretty intimidating but we know that, underneath that cool exterior, Don’s a chill fellow who loves chocolate cake and a good puzzle.

Jane Phillips

Jane Phillips

Chief Administrative Officer


Jane’s been in the numbers game since she was in high school. She can give you solid advice on nearly any topic and she’s been DVS’s book-balancing backbone for over a decade!

Offsite Staff

Offsite Staff

Design & Project Management


At DVS love working alongside our clients. So, while we have many of our team in-house, we also have another eight full-time employees who are permanently embedded onsite at client locations.

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