BRAID CREATIVE & CONSULTING
is branding & business visioning
for creative entrepreneurs.
About Us
we are creatives, consultants,
writers, designers, planners,
(yes, two of us are sisters)
& we love working together

We started Braid to make our vision real, to share and sell what we’re best at, and now we help others do the same. We started as sisters, now we’re a team. The thread that runs through every brand we create is a special mix of personal and professional, business and purpose, work and life. It’s a blend we know well – it’s what we’re known for.

Kathleen Shannon
co-founder & creative
coach

“My ideal day includes oatmeal for breakfast, boxing at lunch, podcasting in-between, with time to write a newsletter or hop onto a webinar that will help another creative have more confidence in work & life! You can build a business being who you are.”

I especially get excited about sharing our Braid ECourse here. >

Tara Street
co-founder & brand consultant

“I work in a writing shed in my garden, when I’m not visiting clients or biking my kids to school. But I’m more intense than the serene cottage or bike rides imply, getting super-excited, hands flying, doodling wild notes & always talking about the story, the story!”

I would love to help you uncover & tell your story, learn about Our Vision Guide + Brand Platform offering here. >

Liz Johnson
creative director, designer & writer

“I like embracing daily moments of ‘perfect imperfection’ – like a lopsided tomato from my garden, artfully sliced & salted on a handmade plate. If my design can strike that same simple balance, it feels real. If I can help a client capture their own voice, style & little nuances – even better.”

If you’d like to see what I’ve been designing for our clients lately, check out Our Work here. >

Caitlin Brehm
client & content coordinator

“My favorite place to work is from a nook in my favorite coffee shop – warming up to a day of work with a little reflection and a good read. When I’m not writing emails, coordinating calendars, or crafting compelling content, I like to nerd out on the newest productivity hacks and time-saving systems for getting stuff done.”

I’m going to help answer your questions when you Contact Braid about working together. >

Holly Arter
marketing & client strategist

“I love my coffee, ooh! some avocado on toast, orchestrating morning family chaos with calm (okay, sometimes with calm) & helping a client get past the daily minutia in their own work for a moment & uncover a focus they can’t always see for themselves!”

I’m all about eye-opening insights in our Planning & Visioning Sessions for Teams here. >

Our background is in advertising and freelance, designing and writing, blogging and consulting. A day-in-the-life of Braid could include video chatting with a creative entrepreneur or organization as we go through the Braid Method to help them narrow in our their brand vision. Our afternoon might be focused on writing and designing a brand platform. We always make time to share insights along the way, whether that’s writing a blog post or letter, creating a worksheet we want to share, or recording a podcast. Of course, our Braid ECourse is always humming along with people working on their own expert positioning, personal brand, and ways to package their services, so we might be popping in to give advice and feedback in a comment or a webinar!

Yeah, we develop brand platforms shaping visuals and words, for our creative clients. But that work, as emotional, intentional, and beautiful as it may be, comes from being able to "see" all the threads of a creative business and then blending them together for a narrow, clear, confident brand and business vision. And that’s really when creative entrepreneurs seeking clarity and confidence, and organizations and teams who need a focused path – get the absolute most from what we do.

So we'd have to say that moment when they "see" it too – is our favorite part of the day.

Find out how to hire us, and if it's a fit for you here. >



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