Sometimes it takes more than one person with a specific skill set to complete an entire project. In the past, I’ve used many resources that specialize in fields that are not my strong suite. It’s amazing how using people trained in the fields you need can help make your specific vision come to life so much better than doing it yourself. Following are people I have worked with or know personally extremely well and admire their work. Check out the Reading List for more great sources of inspiration.
Born in Atlanta, raised in Roswell, I’ve been writing professionally for 20 years. First as a journalist, later as a script and copywriter for networks, agencies, big corporate clients and small businesses. Nothing makes me happier than helping my clients succeed. I do this by listening to their stories, understanding their brand, products, services, and clients. Then I craft the most compelling content possible. But great copy is nothing without great web design, so I’m especially happy to be partnering with my good friend from Roswell High School, Stacy Jo. We’ve worked well together since Yearbook staff, and here we are, still doing what we do, older and wiser.
Joyce Bone, CEO of Bone Up On Business turns ideas into cash. She helps accelerate individual and cultural growth an inspirational speaker on mindset, motivation, and leadership for corporations, associations, nonprofits, and events. As a coach and consultant Joyce works with female business owners (and enlightened men) with revenues under a million desiring to accelerate profitability. Joyce knows about that having grown two businesses into multi-million dollar ventures each under two years.
At age 28, as a stay at home mom, she took a $10,000 risk and co-founded EarthCare, an environmental company. It grew into a $125 million dollar NASDAQ traded powerhouse. As a nationally recognized expert in business, Joyce has appeared on CNBC’s The Squawk Box, and in Money, Kiplinger magazines, been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, SBA national SCORE and dozens of others.
Her book, “Millionaire Moms-The Art of Raising a Business and a Family at the Same Time” was written to encourage and support entrepreneurial women. She shares best practices from the 100 millionaire moms she interviewed for the book. Joyce gave me great public speaking advice before I spoke at the 2017 Grand Rapids WordCamp. I used to be comfortable performing for very large audiences years ago. Joyce gave me ways to reclaim the ability to communicate effectively with people in a friendly way, especially in business.
Laura Coyle is one of those people I have known so long, I can’t remember back that far. We were Brownies together in elementary school. Years later we both attended Art School at Auburn University. She was at least one year ahead of me and since the classes tended to work together exclusively I did not get to hang out with her at that point. Her focus was surely Illustration while mine was Graphic Design and Art History. After we both received BFA’s from Auburn we went on to our careers.
Eventually I was researching illustrators for a graphic design project and came across Laura’s work. She has amazing talent and is a tremendous success! Laura creates distinctive art with wide appeal. Her clients include major brands like Target, Amazon.com, Disney and publications including Better Homes and Gardens and The Wall Street Journal.
Laura made her first foray into product design with Hasbro. She was called upon to refresh the classic Parcheesi board game, a design that had remained unchanged since the early 1900’s. The challenge was to create illustrations that would highlight the game’s origins in India and enhance the game’s appeal to kids today.
In working on Parcheesi, she discovered a love for designing products that can connect with people every day. Since then, Laura’s gift bag, wrap and paperware designs have appeared on the shelves at Target, Papyrus and Hallmark. Laura offers great illustration instruction and speaking engagements. Contact Laura via email or at 404-550-6586. When she’s not drawing and designing, Laura sings with a local Jazz band at venues around Atlanta. So talented! Check it out.
Logo Luxe offers 16 years of professional design experience. This includes skill and knowledge of a variety of printing processes, marketing, branding, color psychology, typography, male, female, and neutral branding. Clientele consists of people and businesses from around the world.
From high-end realtors, fashion designers, interior designers, jewelry designers, celebrities, luxury home retailers, financial investors, start-ups, highly skilled photographers, and architects. Truly obsessed with creating distinct high impact brands. His work has been noted as perfectly simple, classic, sophisticated, timeless, modern, fresh, bold, high-end, and genius. Really, he’s the best.