Meet the Big Brains at Bean

The Bean Team turns your interactive dreams into stunning reality.

Layla Masri


keith soares

Vice President

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 Alliance 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.