About Us

We are an online accountability group, and community of creatives focused on making our business a priority.

Whether you’ve been a creative freelancer for 3 years or 30+ — are an established solopreneur, or have spent years building your small agency— the Creatives Roundtable (CR) was created with you in mind.

accountability group for graphic designers

When you join the Creatives Roundtable, here’s what you can expect:

  • Small-Group Coaching: be placed in a group of 5-6 people who have all been in their creative business for several years, for accountability
  • Daily Interaction: participate in a very active slack group to exchange ideas and converse on creative business topics, business topics, and personal goals — building relationships
  • Special Events: monthly speakers who are experts in industries that are beneficial to your business
  • Community: you will find yourself welcome among your peers to cheer you on, attend events with you, and be there when you need answers
  • Small for a reason: we like to know one another, and keeping the membership numbers down is a great way to be seen and heard

 

Start by joining one of our special events:

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Happy Creatives

Having Nancy as a moderator in the Creatives Roundtable mastermind is a huge leg up on working out my business goals because she has been there. Her decades of real-world business experience, coupled with her insights, resources, encouragement, and accountability, help me stay on track with my business goals.

Patrick Sesko, freelance graphic designer, Maryland
—Patrick Sesko

The Creatives Roundtable is more than an accountability group — it is a resource that allows for open and honest discussions around business challenges and ideas for growth. Being a part of this group has changed the way I think about my business and has given me the tools and support to expand and thrive.

Wendy Wood freelance graphic designer San Francisco, CA
—Wendy Wood

Nancy’s group sessions have been such an asset to my business. Nancy is ‘in the trenches’ and understands the day-to-day challenges of getting new clients, marketing, and staying on top of your work as a solo. Her experience and advice have given me the motivation to keep moving forward and reach for new goals in my business. Thank you, Nancy!

Gina Morin freelance graphic designer, Mystic, CT, Rhode Island
—Gina Morin

The Creatives Roundtable is awesome for peer-to-peer feedback, bouncing ideas off of one another, and keeping up with what other freelance designers like me are doing. Nancy is an amazing facilitator and helps breakdown goals into manageable tasks in a fun and supportive environment.

—Jill Anderson

The Creatives Roundtable has been an invaluable resource for my business. Nancy is a fantastic moderator, keeping everyone motivated, on-track, and inspired. She’s always willing to lend extra support and is a wealth of knowledge.

Nadine Noble, Document designer, Canada
—Nadine Noble

 

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Leadership

Nancy Ruzow

Nancy Ruzow

Group Leader

Nancy has 30+ years of 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, an observer of small details, and passionate about creative business. In 2021 Nancy was named to Graphic Design USA's People to Watch list. Nancy is also a founding member of Fly Female Founders in New York City and launched the civic initiative Healthcare 4 All while on the board of the AIGA CT.

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Jill Anderson

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

Alice Watts

Watts Copywriting
Copywriter for the Retirement Industry

Amy Gorrek freelance package and web designer, Norwalk, CT

Amy Gorrek

Studio AG

Thoughtfully Crafted Branding & Packaging

Amy Park

Gold Spark Design
Packaging for Food, Beverage, & Cannabis

Cara Capizzi freelance graphic and events designer, Washington, DC

Cara Capizzi

Capizzi Designs

Design for Marketing & Branding

Cara Lustik

Cara Lustik

Lustik Ink

Copywriting & Branding

Cassie Brkich small business graphic designer, Beaver, PA

Cassie Brkich

Brkich Design Group

Branding & Web

Christine Rains illustrator and graphic designer

Christine Rains

Christine Rains Graphic Design

Smart, Creative Design & Illustration

Crystal Reynolds, document designer, Canada

Crystal Reynolds

Crystal Ink

Publication Design & Independent Publisher

Damien Golden

iKande

Web/Graphic Design & Print

Danielle Alexander

Danielle Alexander Design

Strategic Branding & Graphic Design

Danielle Hughes

More Than Words Marketing

I add personality to your content

Deb Dulin

Dulin Design

Brand Strategy & Graphic Design

Emma McGoldrick

ESM Creative Studio

Intentional Branding & Graphic Design

Genevieve K. Waller

Genevieve K. Waller

Opening Imagination

Gina Morin freelance graphic designer, Mystic, CT, Rhode Island

Gina Morin

Design Intervention, LLC

Design for Conscious Businesses

Ginny Hull Hartline

Ginny Hull Hartline

Hull Graphic Design LLC

Purposeful Design, Intelligent Communication

Heather Habelka freelance writer, Bridgeport, CT

Heather B. Habelka

Heather B. Habelka

Writer & Editor

Jeannine Papelino

IntreXDesign & Associates

Graphic Design + Web = Visibility

Jen Leonardson

Oxyjen Design

Marketing Materials for Manufacturers

Jenn Cole

Jenn Cole Design

Branding & Marketing for Nonprofits

Jenny Poff, freelance graphic designer, PA

Jenny Poff

Jenny Poff

Marketing & Brand Strategist

Jocelyn Murray

Marketing & Event Resources

Boutique Marketing Communications Agency

Justina Lucas

Justina Cerra Lucas

218 Creative

Marketing for Small Teams

Karla Pámanes

Karla Pámanes

Karla Pamanes, LLC

Brand Designer & Creative Thinker

Kassandra Jones

Kassandra Jones

Founder, Videographer, Content Creator

Katherine Chordas

Katherine Chordas

Chordas Design

Designer & Creative Problem Solver

Kerstin Rao

Vivid Cottage

Hand-drawn art for joyful living

Laura Cheek social media marketing, Long Island, NY

Laura Cheek

Fika Mediahouse

Inspiring Brands to Share on Social

Lauren Casgren-Tindall

Creme de Mint design

Craveworthy Branding & Packaging

Lauren Wickware

Lauren Wickware

Lauren Wickware

Graphic Designer

Libby Ventura freelance graphic designer, colorado

Libby Ventura

Ventura Graphic Design

Graphic Design for Nonprofits

Lidia Varesco Racoma freelance graphic and web designer, Chicago

Lidia Varesco Racoma

Lidia Varesco Design

Branding & Design that Empowers

Linda Secondari

Studiolo Secondari

Strategic & Intelligent Design Solutions

Mallory Greener freelance graphic designer, LA, California

Mallory Gazecki

Slick + Slicker Designs

Graphic & Website Design

Marci Whitman marketing

Marci Whitman

Boomerang Marketing

Print & Web for Nonprofits

Marta Schiller Freelance Web Designer, Stamford, CT

Marta Schiller

Marta Schiller

Web & Graphic Design

Nadine Noble, Document designer, Canada

Nadine Noble

Idea Nest

Visual Content Design

Nancy Cutler freelance magazine designer, San Francisco, CA

Nancy Cutler

The Midnight Oil

Publication & Communication Design

Nancy Rhodes, Alternew, freelance shoe designer, NYC

Nancy Rhodes

Alternew

On-Demand Alterations & Repairs

Nick Matarese sport graphic design, Wilmington, DE

Nick Matarese

The Barn

A Creative Branding Agency

Patrick Sesko, freelance graphic designer, Maryland

Patrick Sesko

Sesko Creative

Creative Partner to Marketing Executives

Paula Mottshaw freelance graphic designer

Paula Mottshaw

Paula Mottshaw Communication & Design

Your Marketing & Design Resource

Phil de Gruchy freelance website designer

Phil de Gruchy

BlueLlama

Explore Your Online Potential

Rachel Arnold Sager freelance graphic designer, Pittsburgh

Rachel Arnold Sager

Second Block Studio

Design & Illustration

reggie holmes

Reggie Holmes

Enthuse Creative

Strategic Branding & Design

Shay Charles Awogbile

BrandPlus Design

Brand Development for Fashion & Luxury

Tara Hoover freelance graphic designer, Pittsburgh, PA

Tara Hoover

Tara Hoover Design

Graphic & Web Design for Higher Ed

Vanessa Matthew

Vanessa Matthew

VCM Strategies

Strategically Shaping Brand Perceptions

Wendy Jacobson

Wendy Jacobson

Incredible Content

Content Strategist & Writer

Wendy Wood freelance graphic designer San Francisco, CA

Wendy Wood

Wendy Wood Design

Brand, Print & Illustration Design

Yamilca Montanez, storyboard designs NYC

Yamilca Montanez

St. James Studios

Storyboards, Treatments, Custom Illustrations

Affiliates

Client Onboarding Toolkit: From Prospect to Paying Client

attract & activate

The Logo Package

Yellow Images

adobe logo