We’re a collective group of thinkers, makers and design nerds.
Here at Hello Big Idea, we’ve helped hundreds of clients take their business from brainstorm to thriving brand. Our small and mighty team of designers, strategists, writers, photographers and videographers take on a range of projects – from brand identities to social media strategy to website design and so much more.
“Ho hum” thinking isn’t in our DNA…and you won’t find it in our work. We live for pushing the creative envelope, keeping it real and celebrating the occasional “Beer Friday.” It’s been our thing since 2015, and damn, do we love our job.
Start blog. Play with design. Figure out it's kinda fun. Launch Etsy site. Get first blog design client. Fake way through process and installation.
Create confusing and mediocre design website. Start picking up a few blog design projects. Make 536 mistakes. Blog a lot.
Launch The Blog Salon. Fake way through WordPress. Make 859 mistakes. Google, a lot. Discover Squarespace.
Revamp The Blog Salon a few too many times. Pick up pace. Google some more. Take WordPress course. Build processes.
Start brainstorming plan to do something bigger and better. Quit teaching job. Move to Jamaica. Move back to KC. Launch HBI.
Grow grow grow! Meet Lauren. Start hiring creatives to build HBI. Launch DIY Squarespace themes and 2 day website workshop.
Start dreaming bigger. Realize there is no limit on success. Move into our first studio space. Hire a project manager. Keep doing badass work.
Grow and shift. Create packaged processes that streamline design. Hire full-time designer. Move into new studio. Grow! Grow! Grow!
introducing the people who make it happen.
creative director, coffee drinker
Ashley is the founder and creative director here at Hello Big Idea. A former high school business teacher and self-taught designer, Ashley is passionate about helping fellow creative entrepreneurs follow their dreams. Just like any big idea, hers is truly a labor of hard work and dedication, created through lots of late nights, countless bottles of wine, and a good amount of networking and strategizing.
Dana is the ultimate organizer. She recently moved from being our main project manager to keep track of our internal operations. She loves a good pair of colorful tights, mixing patterns and she’s one talented illustrator. Dana is a little OCD, really funny and always the first one in the studio each morning.
Graphic Designer, Brander
Shelby is the main designer and brand maker here. She builds logos and color combinations that knock clients socks off. She loves to have too many drinks on her desk at one time and constantly keeps us laughing. Shelby is wildly creative and always ready for a good challenge.
Creative operations manager
Lauren is the magic golden brain that makes our world go round. She’s creative and super type A all at the same time. She manages our overflowing inbox with grace and a positive, go get-em attitude. She’s our in-house green thumb! Thank goodness.
Lindsay is the word wizard. She makes websites say a lot with very little words. She spends time with clients building voices, language and attributes for how their brand will sound and what they say. Lindsay is a big believer in quality over quantity!
Shanley is a multi-talented creative that writes words as well as she takes photographs. She creates copy and captions like a boss. She loves helping push our clients outside their comfort zone with action-inducing words.
join the team
We’re always on the lookout for talented creatives. If you dig what we do, we just might have the perfect position for you.