Liz Van Blargan

Liz Van Blargan has more than 15 years of experience developing creative concepts, strategies, copy, and experiences for clients large and small. She started her career at Saatchi & Saatchi LA working on Toyota’s vehicle launches and philanthropy efforts, then went on to focus on nonprofits and advocacy campaigns in DC with GMMB, and most recently led a team while exploring the intersection of technology and communications at Pappas Group/ DMI. She is a skilled creative leader who loves helping brands navigate how to authentically tell their story.

Liz grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Advertising Design. She is a proud wife of her amazing husband, mother of two wild and wonderful daughters and one silly english bulldog.

“Purple is an amazing place to work because everybody comes from a different background and brings a perspective that is not just unique, but it is also highly informed and extremely thoughtful. Our diversity and expertise make us a team unlike any other.” 

“I tell my teams that if they are ever feeling stuck, go for a walk. Inspiration doesn’t come from a screen; it comes from people. It’s amazing what fresh air and a fresh perspective can do.” 

“There are a lot of great mottos I’ve loved, but lately I’ve found myself telling my kids these simple words to live by: Be kind. Try hard. Have fun.”