Hi! I'm brenda.

More than a decade ago, I began my journey as a photographer, shooting everything from presidential campaigns and lifestyle assignments to professional sports and Grammy-winning musicians. In the process, became fascinated with the marketing side of the subjects I was photographing.

During master's studies in journalism and communications -- where I also taught graphic design and photography to undergraduates -- I honed my chops in advertising, communication and social media for entrepreneurs and organizations. I've worked with small and large organizations and entrepreneurs alike to create brand recognition, cohesive fundraising and political campaigns and give my clients a high return on their investment in advertising and media.

After spending several years as a marketing professional wearing many hats -- graphic and web designer, spokesperson, photographer, videographer, writer, social media manager, advertiser -- I started my own full-service marketing and design business, 835 Creative, working with entrepreneurs and organizations across the United States.

My goal is to empower organizations and entrepreneurs, no matter the size, to own their brand and mission and in turn, run powerful marketing strategies through social media, websites and other digital outlets.

Over the years, my work has been featured by the Huffington Post, The Oklahoman, Austin American-Statesman, Tulsa World, Constant Contact, Feeding America, University of Texas at Austin and even more local media and publications.