We are Creative Vibe, a marketing ideation agency specializing in strategic campaigns and multi-channel creative execution for life science companies.

Our job is to help you achieve marketing success. Working together, we refine and clarify your company’s unique vibe. We then express it in stellar campaigns and programs that drive results.


We are strategic in our offerings based on the key strengths of our team. As such, you will always receive high-quality results. Explore our services.

  • Campaign Development
  • Corporate Positioning
  • Product Naming
  • Product Launches
  • Marketing Content 
  • Science Writing
  • Technical Writing
Creative Services
  • Branding & Identity
  • Graphic Design & Layout
  • Custom Illustrations
  • PowerPoint Design
  • Literature Design
  • Animation
  • Explainer Videos
  • Video Production
Digital Marketing
  • Web Design
  • WordPress Development
  • Online & Social Banners
  • HubSpot Landing Pages and Emails
  • Marketo Landing Pages and Emails
Event Marketing
  • Theme Development
  • Booth Design
  • Presentations
  • Scientific Posters
  • Promotional Items

Our Work

We’ve completed many successful projects since our founding in 2013—including corporate positioning, identity design and branding, literature design, and corporate websites. But our sweet spot is campaign development, where distinct messaging and visuals come together to tell a compelling story. Below are just a sampling of the many high-impact campaigns we've developed for our clients.

We're in tune with your vibe

The Vibe Tribe

With Creative Vibe, you’ll always work directly with the lead team—there is no second string. We’re experienced. We're reliable. We're open. We’re responsive. We're consistent. Most of all, we love what we do. Meet the team.

Chief Ideator
Frank Tranfaglia
Creative Director, Design
Tommy Torres
Creative Director, Content
Don Barshinger
Senior Digital Designer
Graphic Designer
Senior Web Developer
Senior Web Designer
Animator / Video Producer
Vibe Tribe Mascot

Explore the Possibilities

Are you ready for some good vibrations? We welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your marketing goals.

Contact us by email: infoweb[at]creativevibe.com
Contact us by phone: 1.858.414.5256

Frank Tranfaglia

Chief Ideator

Frank is a seasoned marketing ideation professional with more than 25 years’ experience working with major corporate brands in the life sciences and high-tech industries. He has a demonstrated successful history in business operations, talent acquisition, client relations, account management, project management, creative direction, brand strategy, and digital marketing. Frank believes that at the heart of every successful engagement is a clear understanding of the unique brand ethos, goals, and vibe of each client. This in turn facilitates the creation of fresh and memorable marketing programs. Frank has spent the last 10 years as owner and operator of Creative Vibe, Inc., based in San Diego, CA. He loves what he does, is fiercely loyal to his team—who have been a consistent driving force from the beginning—and is committed to providing a friction-free and productive experience to his clients.


“Surround yourself with the best talent and achieve amazing results.”

Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management from the College of Management, at the University of Massachusetts. He loves to travel abroad, and is also a skilled composer and musician with several years of tour-level experience.

Tommy Torres

Creative Director, Design

Tommy has dedicated his career to creating brand identities—including brands for many Fortune 500 companies. Most of his time has been spent in the life sciences, creating visuals that bring compelling messaging to life. He captures his clients’ vibe through his love of turning complexity into simple, aesthetically pleasing visual communication. Tommy’s talents in illustration, graphic design, industrial design, and art/creative direction have helped put dozens of award-winning campaigns under his belt, some of which have evolved and are still running a decade after inception.

“Give Tommy a few seeds and he’ll give you the most beautiful biomesphere. Now that’s magic.” – Client

Tommy majored in Communication Arts with a minor in Fine Arts and Illustrations, and received his Bachelor’s degree from The Art Institute of Chicago. In his free time, he enjoys his family, being on the water, off-roading, or being creative with metal fabrication.

Don Barshinger

Creative Director, Content

Don loves scientists. He delights in their never-ending curiosity and constant desire to find a better way of doing things. He also loves writing about science, helping companies and organizations develop an understanding of the products and services that will accelerate and advance their work. The list of companies he has worked with includes many of the major players in life sciences, as well as a few companies you probably haven’t heard of—yet.


“Every brand has a story. My job is finding the best way of telling it.”


Don has a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois and a Master of Education degree from National Louis University. In his spare time he enjoys collecting shoe laces and wondering if anyone ever reads bios.