Our Story

Founded by Cody Sumner and Robb Davidson, Axiom is the manifestation of their shared vision to build something bigger than themselves.

After repeatedly referring clients to each other, Cody and Robb recognized how similar—and yet vastly different—their two unique disciplines were. How much stronger could they be if they joined forces? A lot, as it turns out.

Together with a dream-team of professional creators, we work to multiply our clients’ efforts and make quality, one-of-a-kind content.

That’s us. What’s your story?

Our Team

Robb Davidson

Co-founder, Executive Officer, Dreamer, Die Hard Collaborator

robb@weareaxiom.com

Likes: My wife, people, cigars, coffee, whiskey/bourbon, dogs, whiteboards, rock climbing, local businesses, lame dad jokes, stock market, and sweets.

Dislikes: Water chestnuts, wet socks, and “locker room talk” (oh the ol ball and chain is calling..)

Typical way you’d prefer to transport your work gear: ….Just toss it in the backseat, we’re already running late.

Cody Sumner

Co-Founder, Operations Manager, Building a bridge between client needs and creative solutions

cody@weareaxiom.com

Likes: Soccer, sneakers, desk accessories, personal finance 

Dislikes: When people squeeze toothpaste from the bottom of the tube

Typical way you’d prefer to transport your work gear: Vespa!

Wyatt Augustyniak

Video Editor (who occasionally uses a camera, and makes 2D graphics move around)

wyatt@weareaxiom.com

Likes: Video editing, animating, watching movies and anime, playing video games, listening to podcasts, outdoor exercise (hiking, biking, etc.), having deep conversations with friends

Dislikes: Troubleshooting computer errors, zoom transitions, when people dip French fries in shakes

Typical way you’d prefer to transport your work gear: Cram it all into one vehicle like you’re playing Tetris

Troy Murphy

Video shooter, Editor, Western Burb Farmer

Troy@weareaxiom.com

Likes or Dislikes: Likes (eyeroll)

Typical way you’d prefer to transport your work gear: Backpack

Favorite piece of equipment/software you use: The stuff that works

Glory Joy Barlow

Administrator/I solve just about anything. Just not your emotional trauma.

GloryJoy@weareaxiom.com

Likes: Nugget ice, Earl Grey tea, palm trees, expensive cars and clothes, Fortnite

Typical way you’d prefer to transport your work gear: Have my husband carry it.

Stephanie Kazanowski

Graphic Designer / Artist

stephanie@weareaxiom.com

Likes: Puns, traveling, golfing, thrifting, going out for brunch, and anything artsy.

Dislikes: Bad coffee and humidity.

Typical way you’d prefer to transport your work gear: In way too many bags

Phil Sturm

Photographer / Social Media / Editor

Phil@weareaxiom.com

Likes: Sports, coffee, baking banana bread, thrift shopping, card games, leaving the chicagoland, coming back to Chicago, live music.

Dislikes: lukewarm coffee, hangnails, wearing socks, losing in fantasy football

Typical way you’d prefer to transport your work gear: Don’t mind driving my stuff around, but I have bags that I can roll anywhere.