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this is who we are.

We're a small (but mighty!) group of creatives that help bring big ideas to life.

the story

If you've been a long time follower, you'll know that Hello Big Idea evolved from The Blog Salon in September of 2015. From teacher and part-time freelancer to full-blown business and team members. Our journey hasn't been easy but it's sure fun to look back and see how far we have come. 



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. 

Follow us on social media to keep up with 2018 in real time.



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Lauren Pusateri


Lauren's a genius behind the lens. And not in the "I'm going to take a pretty family photo for you". We're talkin' studio, lights, camera, action style. She can turn the most average of things into insanely tact sharp images. Check out her work at


Dana Cohen

Project Manager

Dana is the ultimate organizer. She manages our overflowing inbox with grace and the most positive attitude. She loves a good pair of colorful tights, mixing patterns and she's one talented illustrator. Dana is a little bit OCD, really funny and always the first on in the studio each morning.


Sydney Sanders

Design Intern

Sydney is our Graphic Design intern and helps out with lots of projects. She's always down for happy hour or a cup of tea. She's graduating from KCAI spring 2018.

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Kevin Mahenry

Adorable Intern

Kevin is lazy and a horrible typer but makes up for his lack of office skill in cuteness. He loves a good walk around the block, socks, playing ball and laying on laps. Kevin also writes and sends our email newsletter updates! Check out his hashtag on Insta - #weinerdogkevin



Motivator + Energy Coach

Joe keeps us in line. Helps us focus when we can't and gives us energy when we're dragging. Joe loves to be social and is very good at networking. Joe's usually found in the middle of conversations around the studio. 


Come join the team

Currently on the hunt of a Contract Copywriter


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We're fun and unique and we may just have the perfect opening for you.