About Us

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

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

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Leadership

Nancy Ruzow

Nancy Ruzow

Chief Moderator

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. Nancy is also on the leadership team of Fly Female Founders in New York City, and the Director of Design for Good for AIGA Connecticut, where we just launched the civic initiative Healthcare 4 All.

Jenny Poff, freelance graphic designer, PA

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 freelance package and web designer, Norwalk, CT

Amy Gorrek

Studio AG

Thoughtfully Crafted Branding & Packaging

Cara Capizzi freelance graphic and events designer, Washington, DC

Cara Capizzi

Capizzi Designs

Design for Marketing & Branding

Cassie Brkich small business graphic designer, Beaver, PA

Cassie Brkich

Brkich Design Group

Branding and 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

Deb Dulin

Dulin Design

Brand Strategy & Graphic Design

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

Gina Morin

Design Intervention, LLC

Design for Conscious Businesses

Heather Habelka freelance writer, Bridgeport, CT

Heather B. Habelka

Heather B. Habelka

Writer & Editor

Jeannine Papelino Freelance Graphic Designer, New York

Jeannine Papelino

IntreXDesign & Associates

Graphic Design + Web = Visibility

Jen Leonardson

Oxyjen Design

Marketing Materials for Manufacturers

Laura Cheek social media marketing, Long Island, NY

Laura Cheek

Insperienceit

Inspiring Brands to Share on Social

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

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

Web and 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 and Communication Design

Nancy Rhodes, Alternew, freelance shoe designer, NYC

Nancy Rhodes

Alternew

On-Demand Alterations and 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

Tara Hoover freelance graphic designer, Pittsburgh, PA

Tara Hoover

Tara Hoover Design

Your Strategic Design Partner

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

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Yellow Images

Jill Lynn Design

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