Hi there. I’m Stacy Jo and this is my (official) story. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and received a scholarship to Auburn University, where I earned my Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA). In school I focused on graphic design, sculpture, and art history, while dancing on the Auburn Tiger Paws dance team and doing lots of things besides studio time.
After an internship with the Kimberly-Clark Corp. my senior year, my first position was Creative Director of Fairgreen Capital. My award-winning, comprehensive branding for Polo Golf and Country Club was a tremendous beginning. Later, I was the Designer and Marketing Coordinator for McLean Hunter Publishing and managed the design of multiple trade magazines distributed to 11,000+ subscribers.
The launch of my solo journey was Principal Designer for my small web and branding business, Mountain Webs Design. Clients have included service companies, bars and restaurants, bed and breakfasts, architects, boutiques, galleries, spas, consultants, political campaigns, teachers, pastoral counselors, and more. See a few examples on the Portfolio page.
It was an honor to be featured in Verve Magazine, “covering Asheville’s most fascinating women,” for my fine art.
With my long-time friend, Jason, I help independent business owners and small business owners who want a personalized online and offline image. Check out UnderDog Branding more information. I’m proud to have been a speaker at Grand Rapids WordCamp 2017 and volunteer for the Happiness Bar at Grand Rapid WordCamp 2018. I’ve attended 6 WordCamps total and encourage everyone to join in! You can find me in my office that’s overflowing with books, diverse music, and learning new things about WordPress.
“We are a 1 bar family. If you have more than 1 bar of cell service you haven’t gone far enough.”-the Vanden Heuvel Family
I’m blessed to have a husband, Greg, and three Wonderful Sons who keep me on my toes. We love kayaking, hiking, and doing anything outside. We also spend time at the lake and ride trails in the Jeep. Want more? Read Five Gems. Also, I love Peanut M&M’s, so if you want to get on my good side you can bring me some. It’s worked before.