I've always understood how important it is to be organized. It's no wonder that now, as an adult, I've become the family organizer. I plan all of our family travel, holiday gatherings, birthday parties and everything else you can imagine. In addition to managing all of these family to-do's, I have my own world of potential crazy! I have project deadlines, client meetings, board meetings, and a number of other random things to keep track of. Keeping it together isn't completely easy, but I manage. Here are a few of my must have tools:Read More
Genius. This is one of the best impulse buys I've made in months. I actually bought this book last fall. I've carry it around with me most days and indulge in it whenever I have a few minutes to spare. I last picked it up the nail salon while getting a pedicure. It made for a delightful afternoon.Read More
The Dixon School of the Arts brand development project was a special one. This school was once A.A. Dixon Elementary School. A public school on the west side, that I along with my twin brother attended for fifth grade. At some point the school was closed. It was re-opened and operated under a few different names over time, but would be renamed Dixon School of the Arts. The school had dealt with its share of unfavorable press over the years. A new brand would pull the school out of the shadow and motive the community it served. What a great cause, right?Read More
Exciting news to share! I'll be joining an accomplished group of local graphic designers at this year's Portfolio Night hosted by the Pensacola Chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
The event offers a chance for students to have a one-on-one review of their portfolio of work by one or more of a diverse group of advertising and design professionals who donate their time for this event. Practice your one-on-one interviewing skills with professionals and receive valuable feedback on your portfolio.Read More
Innisfree Hotels is a hotel company that focuses on management, lender services and development established in 1985. They proudly embrace their motto, 'creating fun, memorable experiences,’ and strive to cultivate innovation and excellence in everything they do. Last spring they made the decision to focus on their refreshing their corporate brand.Read More
‘Beach. Love. Happiness.’ was a guest engagement campaign that ran during the summer of 2014 on four gulf coast beaches, Pensacola Beach, Orange Beach Fort Walton Beach and Panama City Beach in eight beachfront hotels. Design for this campaign needed to appear fun and festive for a wide range of ages. This campaign required designs for t-shirts worn by on-site staff (which were later given away as prizes due to popular demand), beverage coupons, a tervis tumbler, posters, flyers, a twenty-eight page coupon book and online banners. Read the client's case study here.Read More
Last fall, shortly after I made my exit from the corporate world, I had an unexpected opportunity to answer a few questions for a feature on J-Jane.com. Jessica, asked some great questions. I visited her site today and thought I'd share my interview. Here's what I was thinking a few months ago.Read More
Breaking into the leadership of Pensacola is not easy. Especially for young people who are are expected to “pay their dues” and bide their time.
The Independent News recognized long ago that young leaders were the lifeblood of any prosperous, dynamic community. We facilitated in 2006 the formation of the Pensacola Young Professionals to help them get a seat at the table where decisions about the future of Pensacola were being made.
Bagelheads on Gregory is a fave! Chicken Salad Supreme (ok, supreme really means the chicken salad is covered in crumbled bacon!!) on an untoasted Cheddar Jalapeño bagel is so yummy! Oh, then there’s the calamari at Macaroni Grill with extra lemon juice squeezed on top washed down with their Mango Sweet Tea. I love, love, love Captain Joey Patti’s fried oysters, shrimp, hush puppies, French fries and cheese grits. Can’t beat southern eating, right? And, there’s nothing like brunch at Atlas. Mimosas and Grits à Ya Ya or a MOMA Salad with blackened salmon… Bon Appétit!Read More
“As a downtown resident and business owner, I’m excited to see Mayor Hayward shift focus from the planning phase to taking action,” said Brian Spencer, Chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency, in a statement. “This is a great opportunity to focus on the execution of our redevelopment efforts.”
The seven members of the Mayor’s Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee are Dr. Ken Ford, Teresa Dos Santos, Christian Wagley, John Myslak, Brian Hooper, Stephanie Powell, and Shana Neuhaus.Read More
What is gratifying to any pastor is when he or she has touched somebody and made a significant change in her life. For Pastor May, that person is Stephanie Powell.
Powell began going to Friendship when Rev. Theophalis May was pastor almost 11 years ago. She enjoyed the church and her fellow members, but she was unhappy with her place in the church. She tried the mass choir, praise team, usher board and helping with the youth choir.Read More