About Me

My top three skills are branding, web design and communications for small business owners. ​My enjoyment comes from taking a business or professional, and finding their inner beauty, coolness, professionalism or creativity, and letting that shine through their brand through their logos, websites, and online communication.

I started early in high tech startups in Silicon Valley, where I focused on communications and program development. Years later, while pregnant with my first child, I foolishly decided to open a maternity and baby boutique and work myself silly. I had an amazing graphic designer who helped me realize a beautiful brand and collateral for my store.

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A few years later, my husband and I opened a residential solar company in Livermore, CA. That’s where I learned the most about marketing, budgets, leads, sales teams and the myriad of demands on a small business owner and how to make effective marketing campaigns within constraints. Most of all, I learned where I "should have" put my time, and how I could have taken a much easier route!


Since then, my love for branding and creating marketing assets have allowed me to work with a number of amazing small business owners, practitioners and entrepreneurs. I created this website as a tribute to the many questions and concerns I have received over the years from my clients, and hope to make the marketing process as easy as possible for all small business owners!

Deb has a unique flair for understanding her client’s requirements which she then turns from hopes and dreams into a better reality than they could even imagine.  For our annual basketball fundraiser for LVEF, she produced a campaign that had color, movement, fun, and excitement that was a slam dunk for us. Year after year, she has executed the fundraiser programs and she raised the bar each year on excellence. She has helped our sponsors who do not have logos or ads such that they can still participate on a pro bono design basis. Her depth of knowledge of technology and graphic design allow her to deliver the best possible outcome every time. Deb meets and exceeds her commitments as she goes the extra mile for every client. She has helped put LVEF back in touch with its customers with more timely and targeted communication that will allow LVEF to continue to grow and support the students in the Livermore Valley.  We are eternally grateful for her talents and generosity of spirit.

 

Sue Ackerman

Special Projects, Livermore Valley Education Foundation

 

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I loved Deb's ability to understand her client's business climate and design a professional website accordingly, spot on. Her use of imagery and color is very effective.

 

Jill M. Udoutch

Integrative Counseling Services

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I thought I should share some good news with you. I received 3 new bookings this week because of the newsletter you sent out!  Isn’t  that awesome!  I also received several compliments on the new branding. They love the new look!  oh and 2 of the clients had today rebooked!  Pretty darn exciting!

 

Lisa Silva

Skin Essense by Lisa

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It has been a joy to work with Deborah! She is always speedy with her turnaround time on assigned projects and well ahead of stated deadlines, including print and digital ad placements, website banners, and unique website artwork. Importantly, she has a creative eye and a flair for knowing on-brand approaches, which is a huge asset when outsourcing key visual projects.  She is a hard worker and strives to deliver exactly what you want!

 

Lauren Doko

Director of Marketing, Innersense Organic Beauty

 

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Wow, wow, wow!!!  I am in awe at how beautiful my website is!  It is so much more than I ever imagined.  The font, the photo placement, the layout, the ease of use . . . it all is so perfect.  Thank you for all your hard work, long hours, love and creativity. 

 

Heidi Steele

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Deb was an absolute pleasure to work with.  She made communication a breeze as well as kept me on task by following up when a deadline was approaching.  She redesigned my e-newletter so that it had a fresh and modern flair.  Each month she emails me for the details on what I’d like it to say.  I would send her bit and pieces of info and she would compile it into a seamless and beautiful newsletter.  


Anna Vickroy

Founder of ultra-spective photography and the #ConfidenceCampaign

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Deb is masterful at creative and "out of the box" branding and design.  She has the capacity to listen to clients needs and to meet them with exactly what they are looking for.  She takes the time to ask all the right questions to draw out every important detail.  In our personal experience, Deb created a trendy, gorgeous website that is easy to navigate, beautiful to look at and inspiring for our current and future clients.  You can definitely count on Deb to make sure you have exactly what you need and want with her clever abilities and empowering approach. 

 Terri Meadows

Meadows Method Intuitive Pilates 

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