Last week, I stated that in my first short few weeks as a entrepreneur I have already met some amazing people here in Mobile working and crushing it! I promised to showcase them. Here's my first amazing person and she's a great one to start with!
If you don’t know her, you should. I met her at church over two years ago when we were both bouncing babies outside of the church service. I’ll never forget, she was bouncing Mac and telling me how big he was when he was born. It made me laugh and we bonded over both of our boys being big babies (my Wren was 10 pounds 9 ounces in the delivery room!). Her sweet warmth and smile immediately told me we would be fast friends.
Fast forward a year and we were in a sweet bible study together. I had the privilege of seeing Hadley’s heart for the Lord and hearing how her parents poured into her life in a remarkable way and I learned of her talent. She said, “I work with clients to get them branded.” Now I won’t lie to you, I thought I had an idea of what that meant, but I really didn’t. What she meant was that she is an artist on the computer (my words, not hers as she’s humbler than that). She talks to people who run businesses all over the United States and works with them to create logos and branding even when they don’t have the right words to describe what they want.
How do I know that you ask?
Because she did just that for me.
I called her one day and said, “Hadley, I’m thinking of starting a little business (MK Online Solutions).” From that moment, not only did she help me brand the company (when I had no idea where to even start), but she encouraged me to pursue my dream of starting something for myself. How amazing is that? She was (and is!) a coach, a mentor and an artist.
She writes, “I am passionate about branding. When it comes to design, there’s nothing I enjoy more than creating a custom, meaningful brand from the ground up. I’ve designed logos and branding boards for years, and one of the main lessons I’ve learned is that the branding process doesn’t just take place on the surface. In order to be successful, branding must go much deeper than that.”
I’m a small fish compared to the amazing clients she’s worked with throughout the years- click here to view her portfolio and check out all the amazing work she’s done!
Not only has she accomplished so much on the business side, but she’s also a full-time mom and wife working out of her home office and she does it all with excellence and grace.
Hadley, thank you for helping me brand my newest baby and thank you for making Mobile such a beautiful place!
All photographs by Devin Ford Photography