We create digital influence.

Active Ingredients is a close-knit, collaborative team of designers, technologists, and storytellers that helps brands build strong customer relationships. We listen closely and dive deep to understand your business, creating smart strategies that set you up for success through web, email, and social experiences. It’s what we love to do.

And because we’re Californians, we’re also athletes, musicians, kale-eaters and dog people. We think you’ll love working with us.

The Team

Brian West

Partner, Director of Strategy

Mary West

Partner, General Manager

Eric Eisenberg

Partner, Director of Content and Brand Strategy

Philip Harvey

Senior Technical Strategist & Developer

Julian Caustrita

Creative Director

Pascale Gregory

Digital Project Manager

Sara Behrendt

Associate Creative Director

Mike Zens

Senior UX Developer

Jessica Ferguson


Alex Scioli

Digital Project Manager

Our Services


  • Digital Brand Strategy
  • Content Strategy
  • Audience & Competitive Research
  • Workshops & Idea Prototyping


  • Visual & User Experience (UX) design
  • Copywriting
  • Brand Identity
  • Video & Motion

Digital Marketing

  • Content Marketing
  • Email Marketing & Automation
  • Social Media Programs
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Promotions & Contests


  • Content Management Systems
  • CRM & Marketing Automation
  • API Integrations
  • Custom Applications
  • Ecommerce

Insights & Optimization

  • Web Analytics
  • Qualitative Research
  • A/B & Multivariate Testing

Great talent all around, super dedication, and a true pleasure to work with. It really does feel like we’re on the same team.

Peter Simonsen
Sr. Director of Web Marketing & Strategy, DocuSign

Brands We’ve Worked With

  • Docusign
  • Chicken of the Sea
  • WD-40
  • Lindsay
  • Autodesk
  • Qlik
  • Intuit
  • Dole
  • Cline Cellars
  • Adams Flea & Tick Control
  • Netgear
  • Lithium
  • Bittorrent
  • Humboldt Creamery
  • Specialized