Director and Owner, SallyAnne Santos arrived in Newport from Manhattan in 2001, after a successful 17-year career in the entertainment industry. Formally trained as a theatrical lighting designer, production director and photographer, she collaborated with hundreds of the top names in the music industry designing and producing some of their most memorable events. Once in Newport, she concentrated on developing her design talents to fully embrace the world of electronic media and founded Windlass Creative
in 2002. Keeping pace with the latest developments in graphic and web design technology at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she has been at the forefront of many local businesss' and non-profits' forays into this medium.
SallyAnne enjoys the collaborative process, listens to her clients needs, and brings a "show must go on" attitude to every project, typically exceeding expectations, meeting budgets and deadlines. Whether on the stage, or on the computer screen, throughout her career SallyAnne's primary focus has been on presenting people, products and events in their very best light. Her mission has always remained the same: Make the client's products and services the star of the show!
This is why so many artists, musicians, architects, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses have chosen Windlass Creative
to design and manage their electronic communications.