Shortly after serial entrepreneurs and friends, Rachel & Jordan Strickland became the new owners of Savannah Vintage & Event Rentals (formerly Savannah Vintage Rentals), they contacted me to do a rebrand. They both wanted to branch out of the vintage box in their new business in order to bring in a wider variety of clientele. Their goal was to mimic the original brand by elevating and expanding upon the current visuals. In order to do so, I created a new illustration of the settee from the original logo. I also created an oak branch illustration that references the history of Savannah to be used as a secondary mark. Lastly, a fresh palette of colors and typography brought the brand together.
Katie Emmons, of Kate Laraine Photography, and I first connected via Instagram. I was lucky enough to grace her beautifully curated feed with a lettering project in 2018. She is a motherhood photographer and influencer, and also a military spouse. I was so stoked when she inquired about my branding services. She opted for my mini branding package and we nailed this modern handwritten brand in less than 2 days!
I’m a huge advocate for mamas choosing their own path into motherhood, which is why I was thrilled to work with doula and childbirth educator, Hanan Selah of Mama Nourished. She wanted her brand to be natural, organic, feminine, and bright with a touch of modern vintage and overall a supportive vibe. We went with a calm yet colorful palette, and I illustrated some custom icons reflecting her services for her logos. Fun fact: she's also a cupping therapist!
I connected with Gems Collins through a Facebook group for military wives of Fort Rucker. Gems is a MilSpouse Business Coach who specializes in helping military spouses dream up their own businesses that they can take anywhere the military sends them next. When I heard her mission, I was immediately on board. As a military spouse myself, I can totally relate to the struggle we face with growing our own careers and independence in such an unpredictable and nomadic lifestyle. She was looking for some help in building a Wordpress site because she was overwhelmed with the process, so we decided a Showit site would better suit her business.
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I have known Melanie since we were both teenagers. She is an extremely talented hair stylist and color specialist in Savannah, GA that has been growing in her industry for the past decade. She is the ONLY person I trust to cut and color my hair, and she's been doing so since 2013. I was ecstatic when she approached me to design her new brand for her very own hair studio! She wanted her new brand to be warm, professional, creative, fresh, and spirited. Our starting point was her requests of a monogram and color palette of golds and teals. The aesthetic of her final branding is clean, minimal, balanced, modern, and feminine. I cannot wait to watch (and experience) Melanie's success.
After receiving her photography degree and dipping her toes into the industry for a short time, Megan Hartman of Megan Renee Photography was ready to up-level her business by investing in a custom website. Megan and I connected through Facebook and I instantly knew I wanted to help her create the website of her dreams. Her mission is for her clients to not only receive beautiful images, but to also walk away from their session feeling empowered that their story was told. While her main focus is weddings, she also photographs all kinds of sessions, so I made sure to accommodate each one. Her top goals with her new site are to book more weddings, establish a website she's proud of, and be seen.
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After working for the family business in the HVAC industry for most of his life, Jordan Strickland of Strickland HVAC Co, was ready to follow in his father's footsteps and start his very own HVAC company serving the greater Savannah area. I've had the pleasure of working with Rachel, Jordan's wife, on many creative projects together, so when he asked me to help him brand his new company, I was immediately on board. His primary goal was to create something modern and masculine, but also instantly elude to the industry. After we established the typography and a palette that represented both hot and cold, I designed the primary mark to represent the flow of air and a degree symbol to add visual interest.
I was thrilled when Mary Elaine and Brett Baker approached me to brand their new company. Not only are they a fellow military family, but Mary Elaine and I have worked on past styled shoots together, so we already knew we’d be a great fit working together. Their new business venture, Patriot Advantage, provides a wide range of virtual services for small to medium sized business owners/entrepreneurs, from the day to day administrative tasks, such as checking emails and scheduling, to invoicing and social media marketing. Part of their business model is to primarily hire military spouses. As soon as I heard their mission, I knew this would be one of my most favorite projects to date. The end goal was a simple design that evoked: professionalism, modernity, eliteness, patriotism, and innovation; I think we achieved just that!
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