Marketing Consultant + Graphic Designer
IT'S SO NICE TO MEET YOU.
Hi! I'm Kelci. I'm a marketing consultant and graphic designer that works with creative small businesses in order to help them reach their goals. Having spent the bulk of my career in the Paint Your Own Pottery industry, I am fortunate to work with many art studios nationwide. I am a natural born communicator, with over nine years of professional experience in marketing, writing, and graphic design. My skillset lies at the rare intersection of organization and creativity, which allows me to provide targeted, individualistic support to each of the businesses that I serve.
My marketing style is organic and personal. You'll see this approach reflected in both my client relationships and my work. As a marketing professional, my job is not to sell, but rather to tell the story of your business. I help my clients develop a cohesive brand through creative storytelling and designs that speak to their unique businesses. There's no one-size-fits-all strategy here - every business is different, and therefore every marketing plan is unique. I'd love to talk to you about what makes your business different from the competition, and help you connect with your ideal clients.
Since beginning my journey as an entrepreneur, I've been fortunate to continue my work with small business owners across the country. Today, I work primarily with pottery studios to help market, brand, and grow their brick and mortar shops. In addition, I've been fortunate to partner with other likeminded professionals and host retreats, business workshops, and webinars with the mission of helping creative business owners find a healthy balance between work and play, while growing their businesses. In addition to my work with studio owners, I co-own Flash Bash, a business that hosts DIY workshops and private events in Wilmington, NC. Through my mix of projects, I'm able to fuel both my passion for working with small business owners, and my desire to develop my own creative endeavors.
After graduating, I jumped headfirst into my career as marketing coordinator for a large B2B distributor of arts and craft supplies servicing the Paint Your Own Pottery industry. I worked as part of a small but mighty team to lead national trade show initiatives, plan company events, oversee company branding, as well as manage the promotional schedule. I was fortunate to be promoted from coordinator to manager, and eventually to the role of Marketing Director. I ended my career on a high note, remotely managing a team of five marketing professionals. In 2016, I made the tough decision to move on in order to pursue my own projects. This is when, as you can imagine, the real adventure began.
I graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Public Relations and Graphic Design. I spent my school years honing in on my penchant for communication: both visual and written. I was honored to receive several national first place writing and graphic design awards.
HERE'S WHAT I OFFER
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Let me help you reclaim some of your precious time. I can help make sure your online presence is updated and on point - while you focus on getting back to the the things you love most about your business.
With extensive professional experience in both print and digital design, I can help bring your vision to life.
Email marketing - when done well - is still one of the most powerful marketing tools available to small businesses. Let's work together to create a consistent, high quality email strategy that will convert your online contacts into paying customers.
NEW BUSINESS BRANDING
Launching a new project or business? Let's make sure that your graphics are ready to impress your audience. From logo design, to copywriting and website mockups, I can help make sure that your new endeavor makes the professional impression you're hoping for when you're ready to launch.
Does your business need a fresh look? Let's work together to pinpoint the unique culture of your business, and translate that into a killer new look.
STRATEGY + MARKETING AUDITS
Do you already have a designer or marketing assistant that helps you do the heavy lifting, but you're struggling to pinpoint the exact steps to take next? My strategy sessions and marketing audits can help you get crystal clear on the direction to take your marketing and your business. By the end of our meeting, you'll have a list of action items to put into place right away.