Joe Bergner

Joe Bergner

Brand Consultant

Joe partnered with O’Connor Connective as a freelance designer for years until officially joining the team in October 2018. With a background in both design and brand development, including founder and head of creative at a local ad agency for more than 20 years, Joe’s experience in all aspects of the creative process has resulted in award-winning work for top local, regional and national brands.

Bridget O’Connor first began working with Joe while she was at St. Norbert College, and as they say, the rest is history as they continue to align forces to create great brand and communication solutions—going on 17 years now. One of the collaborative projects they are most proud of is the brand and campaign materials for the $100 million Full Ahead Campaign at St. Norbert College. More recently, they helped create an award-winning brand awareness campaign for Cotter Funeral Home.

Joe is a key team member in the work that O’Connor Connective provides for ThedaCare, ThedaCare Family of Foundations, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, and TechDen, which was recently named the most innovative company in Madison, Wisconsin.

Whether it’s art direction for video productions, visualizing the essence of an organization’s story for web and print, or helping guide a team’s thinking on brand definition, Joe has done it. And he brings a steady and collaborative spirit to every partnership and project.

Joe has served on boards such as the Fox River Ad Club, CP, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, and is an avid volunteer for his church and children’s schools.


Bachelor’s Degree, St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI

Contact Info

Phone : 920.288.2980