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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Nancy Ruzow

Nancy Ruzow

Accountability 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. 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.

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.


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

Cara Lustik

Cara Lustik

Lustik Ink

                                                                      Copywriting & 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


Web/Graphic Design & Print

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

Justina Lucas

Justina Cerra Lucas

218 Creative

Marketing for Small Teams

Karla Pámanes

Karla Pámanes

Karla Pamanes, LLC

Brand Designer & Creative Thinker

Katherine Chordas

Katherine Chordas

Chordas Design

Designer + Creative Problem Solver

Laura Cheek social media marketing, Long Island, NY

Laura Cheek


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

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


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


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

Tara Hoover freelance graphic designer, Pittsburgh, PA

Tara Hoover

Tara Hoover Design

Your Strategic Design Partner

Vanessa Matthew

Vanessa Matthew

VCM Strategies

Strategically Shaping Brand Perceptions

Wendy Jacobson

Wendy Jacobson

Incredible Content

Content Strategist and 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


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