Only in Houston

- About OiH -

Only in Houston is the only one-stop source for finding creative talent in Houston.


To promote the creative forces in Houston through programs and resources that increase awareness and prosperity of the local marketing communications industry.


Founded in 2005 by the American Advertising Federation – Houston (AAFH), Only in Houston was created to provide additional value and relevance to AAF-Houston; to attract new membership; and to showcase the great creative talent and work found only in Houston.

Who We Are

As part of AAFH, Only in Houston is a non-profit initiative representing ALL members of the Houston creative community who work in advertising, marketing, public relations, graphic design, video production, the arts, music, dance, and all segments of the Houston creative economy.

Primary Focus

To bring together creative people from all areas of art and commerce within the greater Houston area: artists, copywriters, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, web design, audio and video production, music and audio recording studios, on-camera and voiceover talent, dancers, musicians, singers, printers, ad agencies, design shops, art galleries, creative venues, and all things creative.

Secondary Focus

To make it easy for potential customers, clients and companies to find, employ, hire, or contract the great creative minds and talent available in Houston.


Provide an online sampling of the work produced by the top creative artists in the Houston area through the website: The website is a one-stop resource to quickly view creative work, contact info, calendar events, news, and job postings.


AAFH, through Only in Houston, will hosts social mixers, in addition to an annual all-community creative festival, to help connect local advertising, marketing, and communications leaders and to build relationships between these industries.

Competitive Advantage is the single resource in Houston, Texas that provides instant, relevant and updated information about the creative people who live and work in the Houston area including valuable contact info and recent work samples.

Value to City

AAFH believes the creative community is a vital and critical component of a diversified Houston economy and supports its belief with Only In Houston. The creative industries, both for-profit and non-profit, employ more than 146,000 individuals across the ten-county region surrounding Houston. In 2011, creative businesses in Houston had an economic impact of more than $9.1 billion. And, projections indicate that employment in Houston’s creative economy will increase by 16 percent.

Board of Directors

Lynn Birdwell - Bird House Productions
Troy Burwell - 4 Guys Interactive
Lou Congelio - ACME Fish
Jamie Farquhar - Freelance Photographer and Graphic Artist
Jay Hagins - AAF-Houston (retired)
Joe Fournet - Ideas & More
Dale Harrison - enGrant Scientific
Jackson Lau - Bouncing Pixel
Christine Stevens - Acumen Design
Jerald Reichstein - Bouncing Pixel
Ross Wells - Zen Film


Christine Stevens, 2012-13 OiH Chair
Camille Bryan, 2012-13 AAF-Houston Chair


American Advertising Federation - Houston


Christine Stevens -

Direct inquiries for advertisement on our website or sponsorship of our events to:
Dale Harrison - .

Bouncing Pixel | Interactive Design Studio
Aimee Woodall
ACME Fish | Words is My Business
Bird House Productions
Melanie Haynes | Voice Over