The Call is a creative group founded by Andreas Tagger and Marcella Faustini that aims to help individuals and organizations position themselves through a unique approach to video, design, branding, writing and beyond.
Our approach to communication intersects our combined professional experiences in marketing and art. We believe this combination allows us to help clients communicate with imaginative depth, taste and sensitivity.
“The Call” is a term used in film sets that pertains to the sequence of directions that begin a take, which one could consider a basic unit of a larger narrative. Our calling is to help you form and shape your narrative through collaboration and imagination.
Andreas is a creative leader with over fifteen years of experience creating innovative products and experiences for brands and advertising agencies. He is committed in bringing ideas to life through crafted storytelling and cross-disciplinary thinking. Andreas’ innate ability to traverse roles from creative director, designer (both visual and user experience), filmmaker, copywriter, and creative coder gives him the sensitivity and wisdom to compose beautiful work and foster successful client relationships.
During his career, he has worked for top tier design and digital agencies on both East and West coasts, and managed his own design agency boutique for five years in San Francisco, where he worked with Sony, ESPN, WWE, Seagate and Autodesk on digital marketing initiatives.
Most recently, Andreas was Creative Director for Code and Theory’s San Francisco office. He was responsible for leading new business pitches, managing and building the core creative team, as well as overseeing the day-to-day creative vision for clients. During his tenure in the San Francisco office, the agency won a 2015 Webby Award for Visitcalifornia.com, as well as several key accounts including Morton Salt and Benefit Cosmetics.
Some of the brands Andreas has worked on include: Morton Salt, Benefit Cosmetics, Visit California, San Francisco Travel, Finlandia, Woodford Reserve, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Neiman Marcus, Levi’s, Verizon, Adidas, Sony, WWE, Seagate, Sagatiba, Autodesk, Heineken, ESPN, 2K Sports, Coca-Cola, Sprite, MINI, Converse, Lucasarts, Ubisoft, Progressive Insurance, Ecko Unlimited.
Marcella is a cultural instigator of many forms. Over the years, she has worked as an artistic director of several galleries and as an independent curator collaborating with visual artists, writers, composers and musicians. Marcella’s multifaceted interests has been featured through her writing in a variety of art publications such as SFMOMA's Open Space, White Fungus, and Art Practical.
Alongside her work in the arts' community she is an accomplished video producer and editor. She has shot, edited and animated videos for artist and inventor Phil Ross, artist Ranu Mukherjee, Gensler Architecture and Stanford's Biobricks Foundation.