Branding

Launching a New Brand Identity: Community Growth Breathroughs

Community Growth Breakthroughs CEO reached out to me when it was time for a new brand identity. There are many reasons to launch a new brand: it could be you’re starting a new business. Or, it could be that there is a shift in the way your current business operates. This happened recently to a Read More…

Design Business

Creative Freelancing in the Wake of the New Election

Donald Trump will be our next president. This is the reality, and it’s a reality a lot of us are afraid of. To most of us, Trump’s victory is a wake up call, a sobering end to an extremely polarized political campaign. I’d be wrong if I didn’t admit to feeling defeated. But with all Read More…

Germinate News

The Awesome Benefits of Coworking Spaces

Hey y’all! Exciting news to share: I was recently interviewed in the Sept/Oct Communication Arts magazine on my coworking experience. Author Rebecca Havel and I spoke about my transition from working at home to working in an office. She interviews myself, along with others who work in coworking spaces in San Francisco and New York Read More…

Branding

Your Generic Logo

Here are 4 reasons why you might have a generic logo: You bought it on 99 designs. Or another similar contest-based logo design crowdfunding website. Yes, it’s cheap, and your results might even look trendy. However, poor communication between contest holders (that’s your designer) and contestants (that’s you… what a terrible way to be thought Read More…

Business Strategy

Recipe for Growth

It’s August! My favorite month of the year! Why’s that? It’s my birthday month! And this one is a big one, y’all: I’m turning 40. This year is a milestone. Not only because it’s a milestone birthday, but also all of the professional and personal stuff that’s going on around this time. The personal thing Read More…

Client Kudos

We trust Maria’s expertise to create branded content that feels like us. I can count on her to transform my occasional ramblings into designs that exude our brand’s tone and values. I appreciate that she offers new, creative options beyond what we think of—she’s like another staff member in the room brainstorming ideas to make projects as successful as possible.

Jenna C., Managing Director and Vice President