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Kindling Creative has been aflame since 2007. We’re a small firm by design, enabling clients to work with our “A Team” every time. While we aren’t experts at each and every type of marketing service, we have a deep bench of outside specialists to call on when needed. This helps us keep our overhead low and our fees competitive.
JULIE ROBERTS
Julie has been dazzling clients with her graphic design skills for more than 25 years. Prior to forming Kindling Creative she worked in Chicago, first in-house at an architecture/engineering firm and later with a boutique graphic design firm. After relocating to Ann Arbor, Julie joined PWB Marketing Communications, where she honed her talents for many years until blazing a new path with Kindling.
Although Julie’s artistic flair was evident from an early age, it wasn’t until her high school years that her marketing skills revealed themselves. She designed a winning logo for her local recreation center and from there her destiny became apparent.
Julie’s work incorporates a variety of media. In addition to print brochures, advertisements, trade show materials, and identity systems, she excels at designing electronic communications, online content, and websites. Julie graduated Summa Cum Laude as valedictorian of her class at the University of Michigan School of Art. Go Blue!
RACHEL HART KLAYMAN
Prior to joining Kindling Creative, Rachel was a freelance writer and editor for clients as diverse as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the International Business Software Managers Association, and the Young People’s Theater.
While Rachel’s love of writing dates back to childhood, her career path took a few turns before she made it her exclusive focus. Prior stints included several years as a commercial litigation attorney (where she gravitated toward research and writing) and 10 years as a program and communications officer at Chicago’s Polk Bros. Foundation (where she eventually wrote annual reports, press releases, board materials, and online content in addition to evaluating organizations seeking grants from the foundation).
Fans and alumni of Big Ten schools may appreciate (or gasp at) the turns Rachel’s educational path took. She received a B.A. Summa Cum Laude With Honors in Liberal Arts from The Ohio State University and subsequently a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Which team she'll cheer for at any particular sporting event remains anyone’s guess.
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