About Us

We are an online community of creative business owners focused on making our business a priority.

Whether you’ve just launched your first freelance business, are an established solopreneur or have spent years building your small agency, the Creatives’ Roundtable (CR) was created with you in mind.

See Us in Action!

Leadership

Nancy Ruzow

Chief Moderator

After moderating groups of creatives for the Designers Roundtable for several years, Nancy moved the group moderating over to this new organization to carry on the work of Jenny Poff.  Nancy has 30+ years experience operating her own graphic design firm — Ruzow Graphics where she believes that design should be clean, clear, and easy to understand — because creative solutions that promote and persuade ultimately perform. Nancy is a good listener, observer of small details, and passionate about creative business.

Jenny Poff

Founder, Designers Roundtable

Jenny of Presque Isle Designs, LLC. understood the many hats we wear as not only independent business owners but as creatives. It’s tough, demanding, rewarding, and exhilarating. But what’s often missing is having someone to hold us accountable for our own actions and goals. That is why the Designers Roundtable (DR) was formed.In December 2017, Jenny handed over the reins to Nancy Ruzow to continue her mission, enhance the momentum, and continue the support creatives in their business endeavors.

Jill Anderson

Advisor & Webmistress

Jill Anderson of Jill Lynn Design is a web designer and developer who makes custom WordPress websites for creative professionals. Whether you need a website for yourself or for your client, Jill loves partnering with talented designers, writers, and creatives to craft custom, responsive WordPress websites. Let’s collaborate to build a strong online presence you’re excited to share with the world.

Members

Amy Gorrek

Studio AG

Thoughtfully Crafted Branding & Packaging

Cara Capizzi

Capizzi Designs

Design for Marketing & Branding

Cassie Brkich

Brkich Design Group

Branding and Web

Christine Rains

Christine Rains Graphic Design

Smart, Creative Design + Illustration

Crystal Reynolds

Crystal Ink

Publication Design & Independent Publisher

Damien Golden

iKande

Web/Graphic Design & Print

Deb Dulin

Dulin Design

Brand Strategy & Graphic Design

Gina Morin

Design Intervention, LLC

Design for Conscious Businesses

Heather B. Habelka

Heather B. Habelka

Writer & Editor

Jeannine Papelino

IntreXDesign & Associates

Graphic Design + Web = Visibility

Lidia Varesco Racoma

Lidia Varesco Design

Branding & Design that Empowers

Mallory Gazecki

Slick + Slicker Designs

Graphic + Website Design

Marci Whitman

Boomerang Marketing

Print + Web for Nonprofits

Marta Schiller

Web and Graphic Design

Nadine Noble

Idea Nest

Visual Content Design

Nancy Cutler

The Midnight Oil

Publication and Communication Design

Nick Matarese

The Barn

A Creative Branding Agency

Patrick Sesko

Sesko Creative

Creative Partner to Marketing Executives

Paula Mottshaw

Paula Mottshaw Communication & Design

Your Marketing & Design Resource

Rachel Arnold Sager

Second Block Studio

Design & Illustration

Tara Hoover

Tara Hoover Design

Your Strategic Design Partner

Wendy Wood

Wendy Wood Design

Brand, Print & Illustration Design

Yamilca Montanez

St. James Studios

Storyboards, Treatments, Custom Illustrations

What does a moderator do?

Simply put, we moderate the online monthly video groups, keep in touch during the month to make sure you are succeeding with your goals, and offer suggestions to help your business grow! Our moderators have been operating their business for some time, are highly creative, and have the level of confidence that energizes and inspires our members.

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