Eric Jackson and Britta Folden formed alder|creative in 2013.
Together, they create a dynamic team with extensive design, marketing and copywriting experience. alder|creative uses concrete strategies and useful design elements to build positive relationships with the clients’ customers and community.
As business owners, they understand the need for a supportive team that can get the job done with thoughtfulness and tenacity. Many designers are good, but alder|creative is the only Grays Harbor design team with a modern perspective and project management to make your design investment work for your business.
They also really love coffee.
We currently work from our home office. Please contact us for more information.
Meetings are by appointment only.
Britta was born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. After graduation, she received her degree in Business Management from Western Washington University in Bellingham. She spent the next five years working in marketing and event planning in Seattle; starting as an events intern at the Woodland Park Zoo, moving into a development position at a non-profit shelter, then on to an administrative position in a marketing team at Microsoft, and finally an Event Director for the Archdiocese of Seattle. In search of a more creative position, she moved to Portland, Oregon (just before Portlandia, FYI) to work as a Design Assistant at Fix Studio, an interior design and branding company.
In 2011, Britta returned to Grays Harbor to open a retail store in Hoquiam with her mom. The business was a marketing success, gaining loyal customers through social media strategy, creative events, and community involvement. Despite the success, retail wasn’t the right fit and Gray’s General Store closed its doors in 2014.
Since returning to Grays Harbor, Britta has worked diligently on improving her writing skills through blogging, freelance writing for Go Go Grays Harbor, Grays Harbor Talk, Grays Harbor Community Hospital and The Daily World. This experience led to the formation of alder|creative in partnership with Eric Jackson where she continues to write, strategize, and makes an attempt to keep the office organized.
Britta is a board member of the Hoquiam Business Association and the Seabrook Community Foundation. She enjoys kayaking, crafting, traveling and directing a choir at her church.
Eric moved to Grays Harbor at a very young age with his family and attended St. Mary School and graduated from Aberdeen High School. His original passion for architecture led him to design school in Wisconsin, but he eventually made the wise decision to return to the West Coast to finish school at Washington State University in Vancouver, earning a degree in Digital Technology and Culture with a focus on Multi-Media Presentations.
He returned to Hoquiam and found his passion for communications and videography through working with Grays Harbor Paper. He then moved on to Grays Harbor Community Hospital where he was a major part of the re-branding of the organization through new logos, communications, newsletter design, website, advertising and more.
His perfectionism and attention to detail is part of his unique charm as a designer and general helper to friends and family. Many seek his assistance for a variety of problems, since he has a depth of knowledge in electronics, computers, mechanics, construction, and design. He also has an affinity for beer reviews, cooking and vinyl records.
Eric is the Vice President of the Filipino-American Club of Grays Harbor and although his days of playing guitar in rock shows is a few years passed, he continues to play guitar for his church choir and occasionally in his living room.