Looking for the triple threat:

Visionary thinking, creative design & marketing strategy?

Who wants to wave goodbye to 2 hours a week spent pre-scheduling social media? Or flush that paid advertising budget down the toilet? Definitely not you! 

Keep exploring, friend!

But if capturing leads feels like trying to capture a unicorn, then all that traffic you’re driving to your website just slips through the digi-cracks and your marketing efforts fall flat. 

Sure, a designer can give you A website that’s dabomb.com. 

After 10+ years of geeking out on the overlay between design theory and conversion principles, I’ve learned that branding isn’t just about knowing how to work a bold typography or rock a mood board. That pixel deep approach might get you lookers, but what you really need to grow your business is a steady stream of leads.

It's more than just pixels

visionary

lets do this!

strategist

You’re getting access to a crew of creative strategists: captivating copywriters, innovative marketers, and eagle-eye developers — not to mention, my detail-obsessed brain steering your vision from point A to point YAY! 

That’s why when you work with me, you’re getting more than (just) a daring designer.

WE CAN TURN YOUR WEBSITE INTO YOUR BEST MARKETING ASSET
BY CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN DESIGN AND DIGITAL STRATEGY.

So when someone clicks through to your website because they were impressed by that Instagram post you agonized over for 30 minutes or they saw you speak at an event and want to check out your book, your marketing efforts get real traction.

REBELLION

education

Even if we’re schooled in our crafts and cozy with marketing best practices, we know that sometimes, breaking the rules is how you make a big splash in the sea of sameness.

AS CREATIVES, COLLABORATORS & CONNECTORS

What fuels us

For us, work isn’t about the money we make. It’s about the impact we make. We care hard about relationships. And lifting each other up is how we all rise to the level of success we’re capable of.

community

individuality

Being professional doesn’t = impersonal. So we like to keep it real online. You can always count on us to think beyond the corporate box, because we’re all tired of seeing the same stuff around every digi-corner.

Keeping a beginner mindset is the best way to stay current and leave your mind open to the possibilities. The more knowledge we have, the more we can help and support you as you grow.

When we care about something, you better bet we throw our whole hearts into it. Whether it’s raising money for military families or connecting our clients to our favourite people in business, we see our passion as a channel for change.

change-making

LETS COLLABORATE!

let's just say...

This isn't my first branding rodeo

Because I’ve always known this industry is where my heart pointed (my love for drawing Sailor Moon pictures at recess was a total tip-off), I went to school for graphic design for 3 years and scored some awards in the process.

This is where my heart is

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Picture to the left: Drawn in Grade 7. Now that's vintage!

Picture above: Drawn in Grade 7. Now that's vintage!

I spent 8+ years in the nonprofit marketing and communications world where I planned projects alongside developers and other digital strategists, developed strategic marketing plans for 8 departments, and managed promotional budgets totalling $100k.

8 YEARS IN NONPROFIT MARKETING

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Picture above: The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre with Today's Country Star 96 FM. L to R: Nicole Walters, PMFRC Volunteer, Carrie-Ann Tantalo - Star 96, Ashley Gadd - PMFRC Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Since then, I’ve helped 50+ clients from all over the world discover their brand identity and start making things happen online, from corporate giants to fitness moguls, lifestyle bloggers, authors and outdoor enthusiasts.

50+ CLIENTS AND COUNTING

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Picture above: Jennifer Gluckow, Sales in a NY Minute - Custom Branding, Website Design, Marketing Strategy and Creative Direction

I once planned an "Alice in Wonderland" themed event for 600+ women. I made the local news, managed 100+ volunteers and 20+ event staff, and raised over $30k for military families.

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#nailedit

raised over 30k for military families

get to know ashley in hashtags

#SORRYNOTSORRY

#SORRYNOT

SORRY

DID YOU GUESS I'M CANADIAN?

Yup, my Ottawa Valley girl status comes honestly! My love for hiking and sea-dooing is only rivaled by my love for my face-squishing, snugglebug son. (Hi Holden!) 

get to know ashley in hashtags

#SORRYNOT

SORRY

Because when you’re an entrepreneur who is doing #allthethings, sometimes you just need a safe space to vent and displace your crazy energy!

#journaladdict

i'm buddies with my journal

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#journal

addict

I’ve got tattoos covering 42% of my body (rough estimate). And I’m a single mama and prooooooud of it!

please don't peek at my driving record.

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#rebelheart

Respecting my need to buy just one more pair of yoga pants. Communicating in emojis and exclamation marks. Oh, and wine. Obviously!

#lovelanguage

all the emojis and exclamation marks!

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#love

language

When I’m not geeking out on mood boards, my passion is educating other creative business owners on branding, design principles, and social media strategies that win hearts. 

#creativecommunity

sharing all the knowledge!

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#creative

community

"Off the charts creative, you become a brand cheerleader for your clients - meaning you put your heart and soul into the work to really get to know them and their brand and then be able to portray what they’re hoping for (often times they dont even what it should look like, but you do!). You’re a leader who inspires others to take action and, even though you put your heart and soul into a project, you know how to separate feedback and not take it personally. In fact, you use feedback to iterate and improve."

Jennifer Gluckow, sales in a ny minute
charlotte, nc

off the charts creative

Off the charts creative

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BRAND IDENTITY & MARKETING GRAPHICS

Put your passion into pixels with custom logos, standout stationery, and cohesive marketing graphics that make you look legit and build brand recognition.

WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Get a strategically designed website that keeps your business goals and target market at heart, with user tracking and testing to amplify what works.

DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY

Your website is only as good as your marketing strategy. Attract, convert, close and delight your way to more sales and subscribers with a big picture plan.

Need a Website that Grows Your Business like Gangbusters?

HERE’S HOW WE CAN HELP!

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