Bean Creative is a studio of interactive design and digital superstars

You aren’t looking for a bunch of code jockeys. To realize your interactive vision, you need a team that dives in to fully understand your marketing, engagement and business goals — and only then, recommends the perfect digital strategy.

Bean Creative crafts web, mobile, apps and games that get results. You’ve come to the right place.

Our Services

Strategy-infused interactive wizardry, tailored to your exacting needs.

We deliver full-service interactive strategy and digital development for education, non-profit, entertainment, association and corporate clients.

Web, Mobile & App Development

Content Management & Programming


Strategy & Planning

Responsive web design
HTML5 mobile sites and games
Educational games, activities & demos
Exhibit kiosk interactives
Native and cross-platform development
iOS, Android, Windows, Kindle, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV

Bean Creative has been honored with more than 75 top interactive and web industry awards, including 8 Webbys

Open-source & private label CMS tools
Custom database & programming solutions
AMS/CRM integration

Audience analysis & personas
Content audits
Site mapping & navigation modeling
Dataflow diagramming
SEO optimization
User testing & research, including our “Bean Kids” testing network

Creative, gaming & programmatic strategy
Analyze software systems & technology solutions
Scope custom programming & system development

Friends of Bean

We take amazing clients to even greater heights.


Fancy Nancy



PBS Kids


National Geographic


Random House

National Association of Broadcasters

World Wildlife Federation

Smithsonian Institute

Meet the Big Brains at Bean

The Bean Team turns your interactive dreams into stunning reality.

Layla Masri


keith soares

Vice President

Bill Setzer

Director of Design & Development

Amy Warnke

Project Director

As co-founder of Bean Creative, Layla is a key factor in turning client projects from the conventional to the captivating. With her promotional background and 15-plus years as a marketing/web copywriter, she has a laser focus on maximizing impact. This passion has made her a usability expert in concepting site interactivity, providing strategic planning, completing audience analysis and competitive research, advising on best practices for usability/accessibility, and developing multi-faceted digital promotion plans.

She is a respected speaker, author and interviewee, having been featured in Washington Business Journal, Fortune Small Business and even fashion powerhouse Marie Claire.

Layla has a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the American Association of Museums.

Fun Fact

Layla’s childhood Atari 2600 is well-loved at Bean HQ. Just *try* and challenge her to a game of Pitfall or Donkey Kong.

Though his official title is VP, Bean’s co-founder is our preeminent technology guru, trend forecaster and interactive innovator. As one of the studio’s two project team leaders, Keith’s passion is to create technical development and design strategic plans that help turn client ideas into success stories.

He leads the studio’s charge into effective new technologies, such as app creation and HTML5 mobile development. With over twenty years of design, development and programming experience, Keith excels in finding the ideal solutions by sweating the details to deliver forward-thinking project specifications and development oversight.

Keith has a BS in Applied Design from the University of Maryland.

Fun Fact

Keith uses no effects whatsoever to produce the voice of Cheeko the flying monkey from EekoWorld. It is 100% natural. Perhaps this should be called “Sad fact” instead.

Bill is one of Bean Creative’s two project team leaders, overseeing design, organization, programming, database and interactive project components.

With more than twenty years of design and user interface experience under his belt, Bill is so masterful at understanding and anticipating client needs you’d swear he has ESP. His talent at orchestrating a symphony of Bean Team skillsets is the secret to delivering work that surpasses expectations and engages audiences with rich experiences.

Bill has a BS in Applied Design from the University of Maryland.

Fun Fact

Bill saw the original Star Wars movie more than 50 times in the theater — the ORIGINAL in 1977, not that re-released nonsense!

Amy heads up our project management team, ensuring that every project features smooth communication channels, detailed scheduling and clear deliverables to ensure that we work in harmony to achieve maximum efficiency and satisfy project goals.

Amy serves as a day-to-day client contact with over a decade of experience in project management. To receive her friendly reminder “love notes” is to know how expertly Amy manages the flow and feedback process of projects.

Amy has a BA in Environmental Studies from Gettysburg College.

Fun Fact

Amy can be easily bribed with Vermont maple sugar candies. Peppermint Patties work in a pinch, too.

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