Spry Creative is a Houston-based, full-service advertising, marketing and design firm that provides branding, design, development, production and media services for corporate and commercial clients. Our creative team is highly experienced in advertising and strategy for the oil and gas, medical, legal and retail industries. We analyze specific market needs and target audiences, creating a strategic blueprint unique to each client that stimulates growth, increases revenue and enhances overall success.
Jarred King is the President and CEO of Swagger Films and the Principal Partner of Production & Media for Spry Creative. Raised in Houston, TX, King received a Pentax K1000 35mm camera for his 18th birthday, inspiring him to combine his passion for storytelling with his newfound interest in imagery and film. After completing his Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and Photographic Communication at the University of Miami, King spent the next several years as a fashion and commercial photographer working in Los Angeles and Paris, France.
In 2007, King formed Swagger Films, a production company that specializes in corporate commercials. Building on his extensive experience editing and writing character-driven narratives, Swagger produces commercials and corporate content for Fortune 500 companies and startup businesses. In 2010, Swagger partnered with Versa Creative Group, which is a marketing and design firm, to form the advertising agency, Spry Creative.
Mary Shekari is the President and CEO of Versa Creative Group and the Principal Partner of Design & Branding for Spry Creative. After completing her Bachelor’s in Graphic Design at the University of Houston, Shekari served as the Art Director for several Houston-based advertising and marketing companies. During her tenure, she managed projects for high-profile clients like HP, AIG, Sysco and the Methodist Hospital System.
In 2009, Shekari founded Versa Creative Group, a full-service marketing, advertising and design firm that provides innovative and customized strategies and solutions to clients, including Ashley Furniture HomeStore, Charming Charlie, Shany Cosmetics, Altus HMS, ZT Wealth, Inc. and WG Consulting. In 2011, Shekari partnered Versa with Swagger Films to form Spry Creative. Together, they deliver striking and original designs, an enhanced web presence and powerful film production for Fortune 500 and startup companies.