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meet your new creative bffs.

 
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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.

2011

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.

2012

Create confusing and mediocre design website. Start picking up a few blog design projects. Make 536 mistakes. Blog a lot.

2013

Launch The Blog Salon. Fake way through WordPress. Make 859 mistakes. Google, a lot. Discover Squarespace.

2014

Revamp The Blog Salon a few too many times. Pick up pace. Google some more. Take WordPress course. Build processes.

2015

Start brainstorming plan to do something bigger and better. Quit teaching job. Move to Jamaica. Move back to KC. Launch HBI. 

2016

Grow grow grow! Meet Lauren. Start hiring creatives to build HBI. Launch DIY Squarespace themes and 2 day website workshop.

 

2017

Start dreaming bigger. Realize there is no limit on success. Move into our first studio space. Hire a project manager. Keep doing badass work. 

2018

Grow and shift. Create packaged processes that streamline design. Hire full-time designer. Move into new studio. Grow! Grow! Grow!

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introducing the people who make it happen.

 

ashley | 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.

Question, comment or Netflix rec? Reach out: ashley@hellobigidea.com

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dana

Project Manager, Illustrator

Dana is the ultimate organizer. She manages our overflowing inbox with grace and a positive, go get ‘em attitude. 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.

shelby

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kevin

Chief Executive Paw-ficer

What Kevin lacks in office skills, he makes up for in cuteness. He loves a leisurely walk around the block, socks, playing ball and laying on laps. Kevin also writes and sends our email newsletter updates! Be sure to follow his hashtag on Instagram #weinerdogkevin.

 

hire us

Are you ready to blow the lid off your big idea?

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.

 
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