David Schmit founded the DMS Communications agency in New Orleans in 2013 because every person and organization has a story to tell, but often these stories aren’t being shared, or told ineffectively. An award-winning journalist, political strategist, and filmmaker, Schmit takes a strategic approach to communications, finding the best way to tell a story and then ensuring it reaches its intended audience.

The DMS Communications agency in New Orleans has worked with a number of notable organizations including People’s Housing Plus, City Year New Orleans, Chefs BrigadeGreen Coast Enterprises, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Committee for a Better New Orleans, Sankofa Community Development Corporation, Split Second FoundationMagnolia Physical Therapy, and Bastion Community of Resilience.

A Louisiana native, Simone Major is an experienced creative in photography and videography known for her documentary street photography style. She graduated from Louisiana State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, with concentrations in psychology, sociology, and leadership development.

Infusing her creative talents with her sociological understanding results in visual communications that play an integral role in advocating for social justice and addressing critical needs for social change.  As a Social Media Manager and Communications Analyst. Simone is invested in harnessing digital experiences for real-world tangible change, making a creative impact through storytelling, connecting with diverse audiences, and ensuring that every individual and organization’s unique story is heard.


Jihad Doucette is the founder of Doucette Digital, a New Orleans based agency.


Jihad Doucette is a creative director and designer native to and based in New Orleans, LA with expertise in graphic design, brand development, ux/web design, and project management. As a mentor for young designers and a freelance graphic designer, he has worked closely with local and national brands for nearly 10 years to develop creative communication strategies and execute high quality design concepts.