The creative fuse at the center of woman-owned Flint Media is Linda Pierro, an award-winning design, branding, and marketing professional.

Linda honed her skills in New York City, quickly rising from designer to lead creative director at some of Manhattan’s most notable agencies and Fortune 500 companies. For more than 20 years, Linda was co-owner of a Manhattan-based graphic design and marketing studio, growing it from the ground up. As creative director overseeing a fluid design and production team, Linda helped shape some of the most beloved and respected global brands in sectors ranging from finance and mobility to hospitality and consumer products.

In 2012, Linda officially moved Flint Media to the Hudson Valley but keeps her ties to New York City, drawing upon the resources, vitality, and talent in both locations. At Flint Media, Linda leads integrated projects for a wide range of clients from small start-ups to global brands, corporate entities, and government agencies. She consults on B2C and B2B programs for emerging industries, and works with non-profits on cause awareness campaigns that address social issues.

By keeping her team lean, Flint Media can provide the best hands-on experience for clients. There aren’t layers and layers of account managers, just an assembled team of dedicated, experienced professionals that work efficiently together so that deadlines are met, budgets are kept, and successful projects are delivered. Flint Media has an excellent reputation for responsiveness and support throughout all phases of a project, even after it is completed.

Flint Media is proud to be a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) certified by New York State, the Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the NYC Dept of Small Business Services. Flint Media is currently registered in the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort) system and on the New York State Vendor File.

Background in New York’s Wine and Craft Beverage Industry

For more than a decade, Linda  Pierro has been an innovative and collaborative champion of New York State’s wine industry, focused on raising awareness of the Hudson Valley’s wine community through successful consumer initiatives. Her passion for the industry and the Hudson Valley led to the creation of Hudson Valley Wine Magazine and the Ultimate Cider + Apple Spirits Guide, which she co-founded in 2008 and 2016, respectively. Both publications have won numerous awards under her leadership as design director and content developer. Her work with the Hudson Valley Cabernet Franc Coalition focuses on establishing the grape as the Hudson Valley’s signature varietal through brand development and consumer promotion. She serves as creative director and co-publisher of Flint Mine Press, where she has co-produced definitive books on local history, wine, and culture.

Linda is honored to be the recipient of the 2020 Phyllis Feder Unity Award presented by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation. Read an interview here.