My personal journey with CoalCreative began on Sunday, October 9, 2016 as the Director of Business Development for CoalCreative. My first task? Painting the entire new studio with Owner/CEO, Gerard Durling. We turned on Facebook LIVE and streamed the first couple hours of painting. Over the next few weeks, we laid out a plan of action to tackle 30 straight days of sharing Social Media Tips and Tricks throughout the month of November. The list of accomplishments, proud moments, quality content, and innovative ideas that have come from the CoalCreative team since then has been continuous with no end in sight.

Since then, we have continued to grow. Today, we have six employees in-house, are in our fourth semester of hosting a successful internship program, and things are continuing to look up!

On a day reserved for utmost love and appreciation, I would like to take a moment to say thank you to the entire CoalCreative team.


Dear team,

You are incredible. The work and passion you exude day in and day out is appreciated tenfold.

We recognize the fast-paced world of creative marketing can be perpetually stressful. With this being said, we cannot thank you enough for your dedication to building the CoalCreative brand in a positive light. Your hard work does not go unnoticed and we recognize that we would not be where we are today without each of you playing your part. Day in and day out, I watch each of you learn and grow from one another. It is fascinating due to the fact that I know you all have extremely busy workloads in addition to the fact that all of you are also pursuing some of your other passions in your personal lives as well.

The more I witness the creative minds around me execute ideas into reality, the more I know CoalCreative is exactly where I should be. This is a team I am proud to be apart of and I truly hope you all can say the same.

Community members consistently note the transformation and growth of our small business and that is undoubtedly thanks to each of you and all of the collaborative efforts within our team. I am excited to see where 2018 takes us and beyond!

With unfathomable respect and appreciation,


P.S. Stay gucci.


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