Meet the Creative Duo Behind TSG Chattanooga
Photos by Marlee Robinson Photography for Volume 10 Launch Promo
Amy approached Casey in early 2020 just after she took over TSG Chattanooga, and Casey agreed to join forces with Amy to produce Volume 8 amidst the pandemic. Scouting and shooting more than 50 small business owners that year had its challenges, but together they created a remarkable installment in the TSG Chattanooga legacy.
Casey has remained the creative partner to Amy for Volumes 9 and 10 and has signed again for Volume 11 which will be produced in 2023. When they aren’t scouting locations and shooting photos together for TSG, you can find Amy and Casey working together out of Casey’s creative studio, Brightside, serving on committees together, trying out new photo/video techniques alongside Kacie Yates, Co-Owner of Brightside, and spending time with friends and loved ones.
Amy Walters: Owner/Editor/Co-Creative Director
Amy’s passion for editorial design started early in her career. Her first job out of college was designing health and wellness publications, followed by corporate marketing and design positions in which she explored many creative avenues for nearly a decade before launching her own marketing and creative business. She already works closely with local clients to promote their products, services, and passions, so when Amy and her husband, Mark, were approached with the opportunity to purchase The Scout Guide Chattanooga in 2020, it was the perfect fit for her professional background and her personal love for local commerce.
Born and raised in Northern California, Amy’s love for arts, culture, fashion, and food started at a young age. Family ties brought her to Chattanooga in 2007, and since then she has loved watching Chattanooga grow into the beautiful, vibrant, diverse community that it is today.
In her free time, you can find Amy working out at her favorite local gymns, walking her labradoodle, Ted, enjoying local restaurants with friends and family, traveling, and serving on the committees for Hunter Art Museum and Common House.
Amy graduated from Southern Adventist University with a B.A. in Mass Communications, Media Production and a Minor in Graphic Design.
Casey Yoshida: Photographer and Co-Creative Director
Over the past 10 years, Casey has worked as a creative director to help brands tell their story in a compelling and emotive way that drives strong and measurable results. He’s helped develop the visual voice for brands, influencers, artists, entrepreneurs, long-standing institutions and new-to-world start-ups. And he’s loved every moment of it.
Casey also uses the power of photography to support, uplift and connect people to the businesses and communities around them. His work is celebratory, capturing the beauty and resilience of the Chattanooga community. In 2019 Casey’s work graced the cover of Chatter Magazine’s Mens fashion issue. His portrait work has gained notoriety in the region and in 2020 was chosen to be the photographer and co-creative director of The Scout Guide Chattanooga, featuring styled portraits of nearly 100 local businesses each year.
Outside the studio, Casey serves on the committee for the Hunter Museum of American Art and is responsible for curating one of its most successful fundraising exhibitions to date. Casey also sits on the committee for Common House in Downtown Chattanooga, where he assists in curating a diverse community for this contemporary social club designed for connection.
Casey graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BFA in Fine Arts and Graphic Design and studied Design at Savannah College of Art and Design.