resources and friends of alchemy + aim: designers

Shauna Haider

We Are Branch

I’m Shauna, the founder and creative director of Branch, a boutique graphic design studio based in Palm Springs. We specialize in strategy, branding and web design and partner with small businesses doing good in the world who are willing to step up and push the envelope. They dare to be different and aren’t afraid to take risks, fully owning their magic while encouraging others to do the same.

Emily Chen


Emily Chen is a designer & creative director passionate about supporting creative, food and purpose-driven brands. Emily has collaborated with empowering, design-driven brands like Ellevest, Girls Who Code, Summit Series, The Riddler Champagne Bar, Gem&Bolt Mezcal, Charity:Water, Future of Women, and Kaur.Space. Prior to starting her creative studio, Emily worked in Marketing & Operations at high-growth start-ups Squarespace and Her strengths lie in creating beautiful, strategic designs that stem from a well-researched and intuitive knowledge of each organization’s market opportunity, unique differentiators, and creative vision.

Jessica Comingore


Marbury is the creative studio of Jessica Comingore, specializing in branding and identity design for established and emerging lifestyle brands worldwide. Jessica partners closely with each of her studio’s clients to meticulously craft and up-level their brands across all touch points, from print, to packaging, to web. Jessica’s refined eye and detail-oriented sensibility has been sought out by many notable clients over the past decade, including Cuyana, Jenni Kayne, Janessa Leoné and Amber Interiors, to name a few. Based between Portland and Los Angeles, Marbury expands to include a team of trusted creative partners tailored to the needs of each project.

Kathleen Shannon

Braid Creative

Braid Creative does branding and business visioning for creative entrepreneurs. It starts with a deep dive into where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going and ends with a brand identity, positioning, and copy that helps you attract your dream customer.

Zsofi Koller

Lilt Creative

Zsofi works closely with visionary business owners to create beautiful, custom-designed brands and sites that highlight what is special about their work.

Melissa Perkins

Sweet Daddy Designs

Melissa works with brands that are looking to push the envelope. She creates smart design and branding solutions that are both authentic and innovative. Sweet Daddy Designs is a full-service creative branding and design studio that specializes in developing modern brands through bold design and innovative strategy. We value collaboration and creativity, encourage the curious and stand with the rebellious, and are not afraid to color outside the lines.

Amber Seagraves

Studio Seagraves

Creative Director Amber Seagraves, a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience as a lead designer for iconic companies including Ralph Lauren, Guess Jeans, and J.Crew, has founded Studio Seagraves on a bedrock of extensive expertise. Her eye for aesthetics and analytical nature, combined with her fashion and eCommerce industry background, give Amber a unique, strategic approach to each project. Studio Seagraves specializes in designing elegant and impactful Shopify websites while also offering Klaviyo email marketing services to drive eCommerce growth. Her clients have been featured in Goop, Vogue, AD and more.

Melissa Burkheimer

Melissa Burkheimer Studios

Melissa Burkheimer, CEO + Conversion Design Director of Melissa Burkheimer Studios and Host of The Design Business Show. Her company designs brands and creates buzz building strategies for product launches. She’s consulted on dozens of launches + campaigns as a sales page designer, creative director, and launch manager that have collectively generated multiple 7 figures in revenue. With 12+ years experience, Melissa has worked with thought leaders such as Rachel Luna, Jereshia Hawk, JJ Virgin, Lewis Howes, and Amy Porterfield as well as global brands like Massage Heights and Dress for Success Worldwide.

Her specialty is making sure the creative assets in you launch plan help bring the big-picture vision + goals for your product to life. Her clients 10X their sales goals and get featured in places like The Ellen Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Access Hollywood, Entrepreneur, and Forbes.

When she’s not working, she’s interviewing guests for her podcast, The Design Business Show, dreaming about her mascara line or probably making a plan for her plans.

Rachel Pesso

Rachel Pesso

Rachel helps people share their vision and make an impact through branding, website design, and user experience. Her speciality is live collaboration, so you can see your idea start to talk form while you’re on a call with her. She loves working on design projects that move people & inspire change in this world. Rachel is here to help people who are passionate about creating change, or bringing awareness to a cause, and it all starts with your brand.

Emily & Wheeler

Latitude Studio

Latitude Studio is a boutique creative studio specializing in branding, design, and photography. We’re a powerhouse team of two here to work with you through every stage of growth in your business. From brand strategy and visual identity to content creation and website design, when we work together you’ll walk away with an up-leveled brand and platform that gives you the confidence to share your vision with the world.

Brooke Goren

Nari Creative

Nari Creative is a boutique design agency specializing in branding and website design for influencers, entrepreneurs, and e-commerce brands who are ready to elevate their aesthetic and take their business to the next level. After a career as an Art Director at an NYC-based advertising agency, Brooke decided to specialize her skill set by creating a design house that takes a personal, tailored approach by ensuring each client’s brand is an extension of who they are, creating a graphic design and website experience that is recognizable and distinctive. Beyond branding and websites, Nari also assists with everything from print + packaging design to digital + social media ads.

Rebecca Pollock

Rebecca Pollock Design

Rebecca is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer with over a decade of experience working with small businesses, non profits and individuals who want to contribute positively to culture and the planet. She works with clients to create visual brand identities and websites that are clean and flexible but with a strong sense of personality. She is passionate about typography, food, cycling and living well.

Verô Souza

Verô Souza

Verô is a purposeful brand designer who helps health and wellness brands make an even bigger impact through intentional visual branding and design.

Kassia Binkowski

One K Creative

We’re a creative agency with deep nonprofit experience. Our team of designers, filmmakers, and photographers deliver brand strategy and content solutions to social impact organizations. Because we know that you’ve got lives to change, awareness to raise, causes to advocate for. We can create every asset you need to make that happen.

Xanthe & Frank

Oh Sierra

Xanthe and Frank are creative communication specialists, hospitality hosts, and catalysts for possibility. Together they shape brands that help their communities – and their founders – explore, savour, and enjoy life. As full-time creatives and part-time digital nomads, we have a unique way of approaching and experiencing the world. This perspective allows them to see you and your business in the context of a global market, while nurturing their own community allows them to immerse themselves in the nuances of online communication as a tool for enduring connection. Through messaging, marketing, website design, and content creation, Oh Sierra develops solutions that attract aligned opportunity, loyal community, and a culture of work + play. Whether your goal is to build an empire or sustain an inspired life, we help you navigate bold business decisions, strategize your vision for the long-haul, and create a powerful foundation from which all possibility can thrive.

Rachel Dunham

Brand Therapy

We believe that women entrepreneurs are changing the world through their stories, their passions, their bravery, and through their brands. At Brand Therapy, we are dedicated to supporting these change-agents by providing them the [visual] confidence to communicate their message in a bigger, more beautiful way. We are brand creators and self-confidence boosters. We believe that by revealing your unique style in your brand, you can connect with others on a deeper and more emotional level. And we are passionate about helping you build your self-confidence and self-love through visual expression.

Tony Howell

Tony Howell & Co.

Tony Howell & Co. teaches the artist how to become a healthy CEO. Clients and students include Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Olivier, and Tony award-winners as well as fresh talent across all mediums. We believe artists are Changemakers and aim to empower them to use their gifts to change the world. In addition to 24/7 free content and scholarships to online programs, we donate a percentage of all course sales to the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Broadway for Racial Justice, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and 100% of all book sales to the ACLU.

Jean & Calvin

Don't Be Jealous Studio

Don’t Be Jealous Studio is a digital design studio who strives to create work that centers the distinct needs and voice of the clients they work with. They love to work with people who have a clear vision of who they want to be and the impact they want to make, but just aren’t sure how what that looks like. Through their collaborative process, they check in often to prioritize understanding their clients to discover their brand and visual language. They have worked with The Origin Company, ACLU of Southern California, The Atelier at Gaia, Harper Collins’ digital community Epic Reads, and many other influencers and organizations.

Additional Design Phillip DeVita