A little about me…

It was a blustery, cold May day in Milaca Minnesota the day I was born…just kidding. My name is Joe Lavoie. I’m the principal owner of Stun: creativ. I’m also the only employee. But don’t let that fool you. I have several years of experience working on large outdoor brands such as Striper Boats, Alumacraft Boats, Premier Pontoons, Larson and Larson FX Boats, and many others that have nothing to do with water. I’ve worked with all sorts of clients from meat markets, attorneys, baseball teams, financial advisors, fly fishing businesses and, obviously, boat manufacturers. I have a lot of experience and connections for whatever creative need you may have. I’m passionate about what I do because I love what I do. My goal for Stun: is to build a client portfolio of innovative business owners that want to be better. I really want to be a part of the success of your company. Perhaps that sounds like a cheesy line, but it’s not. I believe in the concept that if I help you do better; then, in turn, I do better. 

Stun: creativ Values:

+ I don't believe in promoting products or businesses that are damaging to the environment, to individuals or society as a whole. I’m proud of my work and I want to be proud of what it stands for. 

+ I don't believe in good enough. I do believe the best relationships push each other to become a better version of themselves. If you think I can do better, tell me. I’ll get to it. If I think you can be better, I’m going to tell you. Let’s get that done. There’s an energy that is created when everyone is excited about something they helped create. I thrive off that energy.

+ I don't believe in ad agency extravagancies. By that I mean, my clients will not be charged a padded bill so I can afford the Star Wars virtual reality headset in my forest themed waiting room with the Red Bull fountain. Of course that sounds awesome (except for the Red Bull), but let’s keep it simple. I do believe in doing great work for a reasonable price and I think cool magazines have a certain charm. Don’t you?

+ I don't believe obnoxious ads are effective. That forced advertisement that is thrown in your face before you even get to the headline of your morning news is frustrating to say the least. I do believe great ads work themselves seamlessly into your subconscious with a smile or thought. Let’s not make people annoyed right off the bat. 

So that’s me in a nutshell, so to speak. I’d love to hear about you and your business. Let’s talk. 


joe…& Betty