"Be bold or italic, never regular." — Anonymous
Design and function are a powerful combination. Jessica makes this a reality in every strategy developed, pouring passion and integrity into everything she does. A designer, strategist, and brand ambassador, Jessica’s career began in publishing, followed by consumer packaged goods. As she developed skills in the marketing world, she had other ideas brewing. After ten years, Jessica’s entrepreneurial aspirations were realized. Soon, she owned a highly sought-after brand studio, which evolved into The Brand Brew.
Active in the community as a Waterdown BIA Marketing Committee volunteer and a Mohawk College student mentor. Jessica spends her days advocating for women in business and guiding and supporting passionate entrepreneurs on a journey toward strategic branding that is both empowering and transformative.
SEO + Content Strategist
"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." — Sylvia Plath
An experienced writer, editor, strategist and teacher, Kimberley began her career in the publishing industry back in 2005. With a Master of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Education, she has a solid understanding of language fundamentals. Driven by her passion for the written word, Kimberley is a creative spirit with an imaginative soul. Kimberley takes the time to listen, connect with, and truly understand so that she can authentically tell brand stories in a voice that feels like their own. A strong advocate for the reader and end-user, Kimberley puts the audience first, which results in copy that generates leads, converts customers, and forges lasting brand connections.
"Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
— Fran Lebowitz
Driven by a love of communication and the written word, Leanne is fond of nurturing a brand’s personality and voice while connecting with the desired audience. Her degree in Foreign Languages and Linguistics from Wilfrid Laurier University supports her grasp of the nuances of language and her unique vernacular in the world of copywriting. When she’s not behind the keyboard, Leanne is travelling to faraway lands, absorbing inspiration and cultivating prose as she goes. Results-driven, she leverages her deep passion for the art of writing to blend creativity with strategy and produce customer-focused, benefit-led copy for brands in any industry.
“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” — Michael Jordan
A passionate designer, Brian’s inherent curiosity about the traditional film process was ignited by a photography course that launched his journey to further hone the craft's technicality. His hobby soon led to a professional foray into portrait and commercial photography. Brian’s down-to-earth nature and practical approach make clients feel confident and relaxed, allowing their unique personalities to shine. Always working to represent your authentic style, he strives to showcase your brand in action. Brian’s eye for detail and composition is rooted in formal art and design training and is enhanced by his passion for creating flawless, aesthetically pleasing visuals, carefully curated to strengthen marketing and ultimately share your brand’s sincerest visual story.
Web Developer + Digital Marketer
"We shape our tools, and thereafter, our tools shape us." — John M. Culkin
As a veteran web developer, Olga has crafted customer-focused online experiences for over two decades. A self-taught talent specializing in WordPress and Shopify, Olga effectively communicates through colour and code. Her unique balance of analytics and artistry helps her to build multidimensional websites, expertly weaving accessibility and design. Ever curious about the world around her, Olga can be found in the backwoods searching for her favourite wild, edible mushrooms, and this passion for discovery extends to her deep fascination with AI, cybersecurity, and the future of tech. Her background in strategic communications combined with her digital savvy and insatiable curiosity creates the perfect blend for Olga to brew one-of-a-kind websites that prioritize user experience and capture a brand’s unique essence.
"The world keeps on spinning. You can't stop it if you try to."
Junior Graphic Designer
"Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
With a dedication to learning her craft and refining her skills, Kim has earned her Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design from Mohawk College. She’s a creative through-and-through who loves to stretch her imagination to think beyond the typical boundaries and create unique designs that please the eye while allowing a brand’s true personality to shine. She is as versatile as she is talented, having received her Bachelor of Education in 2012 and worked as an Ontario Certified Teacher in the fields of English, Economics, Career Studies, and History. Not only is she meticulous with the details, but Kim is a pro when it comes to seeing the bigger picture; she focuses on crafting branding that works today and in the future.