Who Are These People, Anyway

Holly Petitjean
President / Partner

Holly is the President and Partner at World Famous, which makes sense on so many levels. Let’s start with the fact that she has worked at some of the most creative and celebrated agencies in the world (that checks the world box). And she’s led teams at agencies including CALLEN, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Creature, and Huge to award-winning work (there’s the famous part). But most importantly, she’s been at the forefront of working with clients to solve problems and find creative solutions for over 25 years. And she’s really good at it. That’s why she’s the President. Her curiosity about clients’ needs and changing dynamics keeps her going. It’s like a galaxy to be explored. When Holly isn't exploring the client’s constellations you will find her with her dog Gus on Orcas Island.

RACHEL CARLSON
EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR / PARTNER

Rachel is ECD and Partner at World Famous. Rachel is writing this in 3rd person because that’s bio-law. Before World Famous, Rachel created creative advertising creations for agencies like CP+B, Mekanism, Deutsch LA, and dabbled in freelance. Her work has won awards like Cannes Lions, One Show pencils, Webbys, AICPs, and some others with cool, worldly names like London International. But honestly the real win was the friendships made along the way. When she’s not working, Rachel can be found momming Leif and Bodie and telling people how the weather in Seattle is “really not all that bad”.

CHRIS VOLCKMANN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION DIRECTOR / PARTNER

Far from a traditional agency guy/person/fellow, Chris spent over a decade running production and creative studios prior to joining World Famous. He’s won plenty of the “big” awards but is most proud of a local Emmy for a friend’s short film. The fundamental belief that there’s a better way keeps him up at night. Probably knows the answer to who that one actor from that one movie where that one thing happened. When not working he can likely be found on a sports field rooting for his kids who are better at sports than he ever was.

ALAN NAY
FOUNDER

Alan was born at a very young age. He studied music, became a sought-after commercial editor, worked at some big shops, little shops, edit shops, design shops and then started World Famous on April Fools' Day, 2005. Since then he hopped from the creative chair to business-leader and transformed World Famous from production company to a new kind of creative agency. An advocate for the creative economy, Alan has served on the Mayor's Commission of Economic Development, advisory board of Reel Grrls, and is Executive Board Member/Treasurer of WA Filmworks. He's a great dad, a pretty-ok DJ, and most appreciates the things in life you can't put a price on.

Imagine what we can make together