Small beginnings,
big ideas.

What started off as an idea scribbled on the back of a napkin by a New York ad executive and a renowned photographer has grown into one of the best advertising shops in town.”

After sweeping the ADDY Gold Awards in its first year of operations, Otto Design + Marketing, formed in 2000 by Mark Atkinson and Pete Leddy, has steadily grown into a thriving, full-service, SWaM-certified boutique agency. Today, a relentlessly focused and hungry team of professionals runs a robust operation from our Norfolk headquarters and our Virginia Beach studio.

Our unique model, where business aptitude, strategic acumen, and creativity converge across a multitude of industries, allows us to put our efforts toward out-of-the-box thinking and storytelling that make big things happen for our clients.

As a boutique agency, we’re known for providing highly personalized service and extensive collaboration not only within our open offices, but also outside of our creative walls. You’ll know every person working on your account—from designers and copywriters to account supervisors and the agency president—and have the option to contact them at any time. This direct access increases collaboration between Otto and our clients, allowing us to improve efficiency and truly act as an extension of your team.


We’re small but mighty, hiring talented people who tackle each project with fervor. People who are experienced, interesting, incisive, and filled with ideas. People with vivid imaginations. People who are innately curious. People who roll up their sleeves and get the job done. It’s a quality over quantity philosophy, and it’s how we create dynamic work.

Peter T. Leddy


Mark Edward Atkinson

VP/Creative Director

Cindy Mackey

Public Relations Counsel

Diane Lingoni

Production Director

Sherri Priester

Media Director

Jenna Lambert

Account Supervisor

Janet Davis

Account Supervisor

Joe Mishkofski

Senior Video Editor

Ally Garner

Senior Art Director

Lauren Shoff

Digital & Social Media Director

Ashley Gray

Account Supervisor

Molly MacLaren


Sonja Barisic

Public Relations Counsel

Victoria Leddy