Press: Article Features

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"From The Corporate World to Creative Entrepreneurship: 3 Memphis Creators Share Their Story"

“After leaving their corporate jobs for the unconventional world of creative entrepreneurship, David Quarles, Larry Robinson, and Dana James Mwangi found success by monetizing their passions in Memphis. Find out how this “little big city,” provided the support and community these remarkable founders needed to thrive with Epicenter Memphis and We Are Memphis.”

My Journey from Print to Web | Confidence Building for Creatives | Dana James Mwangi

Dana James Mwangi’s story of how she became a web designer is featured on Webflow’s streaming platform, Webflow TV: a curated collection of entertaining and inspiring content on how design is changing people’s lives.

“Dana James Mwangi, Founder of award-winning Cheers Creative shares how confidence will take you from being a skilled creative to being a leader and how designing for web allows you to protect brand visuals.”

CO— by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

‘Know Your Process Inside and Out’: How Organization and Success Are Connected in Business

On the official U.S Chamber of Commerce blog, brand strategist and Grow with Google digital coach Dana James Mwangi encourages entrepreneurs to get (and stay) organized in order to build their businesses.

“Organization of every part of your business — including and especially … the structure [and] flow of your services — helps you to know your process inside and out,” said James Mwangi, who is also the owner of Cheers Creative.”


Dana James-Mwangi featured in's "5 Memphians to Speak at Your Next Event" List

“Thanks to ‘the Rona’ making its way through the streets of Memphis, many events and conferences taking place in the 901 were cancelled or postponed. With more time to plan an awesome event, you also have the opportunity to invite some amazing Memphians to take your lineup from good to … well, let’s just say Ching’s season’d fries. Here’s five Memphians to schedule as speakers at your next event…”

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In this issue, I talk about why I love being a branding a web consultant.

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11 Effective Marketing Strategies and Tips for Black-Owned Businesses

“I spoke with Dana James Mwangi, the founder of Cheers Creative and a Grow with Google Digital Coach, to learn about effective marketing strategies, tools, and approaches Black business owners can use to promote their businesses.”

Dana James Mwangi Honored as a 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Memphis Business Journal

“They are you. They are me. They are Memphis. Meet MBJ’s 40 Under 40 honorees, Class of 2021.”

Dana James Mwangi Featured in 5 Must-Watch Advice Videos for Women in Tech is a platform for showcasing female talent in technology and attracting active and passive talent.

The UK-based platform compiled their “top 5 must-watch advice videos on YouTube that are especially helpful for understanding more about what it’s like to be a woman in tech or how to support and advocate gender equality in the technology industry.”

Dana James Mwangi Announced as Guest Judge for the 100th Annual ADC Awards

Started by the Art Directors Club of New York in 1920, the ADC Awards is the world’s longest continuously running awards program recognizing excellent global design and advertising talent. The ADC Awards are presented by The One Club for Creativity, an organization that exists to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community.

Dana James Mwangi, Founder and Brand/Web Strategist at Cheers Creative, was announced as one of the 100th annual ADC Awards’ guest judges.

"5 Ways to Promote Your Minority-Owned Business"

On the official U.S Chamber of Commerce blog, Brand Strategist and Grow with Google Digital Coach Dana James Mwangi shares how she sees firsthand the frustrations and pain points of Black and Latinx entrepreneurs across multiple industries, especially solopreneurs.

"Two Big Names in Technology Invest in Local Workforce"

“Dana James Mwangi serves as the Grow with Google digital coach for Memphis. Mwangi is founder of Cheers Creative, which, together with brand design, logo development and website creation, has expanded to offer clients marketing strategies as well.”

Tip from Dana James Mwangi Referenced in's "Buy a Logo - 10 Tips for Better Design Contributor John Rampton gives 10 tips for creating better logos. Tip #9 references a blog post written by Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative.

Dana James Mwangi Featured in Bauce Mag's "14 Black Web Designers You Should Hire To Build Your Site"

“If you’re looking for someone to turn up the notch on your boring old site, I have curated a list of women who are serving it in the digital design world. We are all about connecting BAUCE women to BAUCE women and this list does just that…”

Dana James-Mwangi's Virtual Brunch Featured in's "5 Black-Led Virtual Brunches To Check Out While Practicing Social Distancing"

Blavity, the world’s leading news and social commentary platform for Black millennials, features Dana James-Mwangi’s Virtual Brunch on their list of Black-led brunches to attend during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Veteran Freelancers: Dana James Mwangi Is Always Learning"

iThemes (creators of BackupBuddy, one of the most used WordPress Backup plugin in the world with over 500,000 users), interviews Dana James Mwangi for their WordPress Veterans column. “I spent a lot of years learning web design and learning WordPress. In those early years, my number one goal was to make websites that looked amazing. Today this is still my goal, but my focus has grown to include making sure a site’s messaging is just as good as its visuals.”

"Grow with Google to bring 'Digital Coaches' program to Memphis"

“In an effort to provide aid and guidance to Black and Hispanic businesses, Grow with Google — the technology behemoth’s digital training initiative — will bring its Digital Coaches program to Memphis. The coach for Memphis will be Dana James-Mwangi, founder of Cheers Creative, who, through her business, has developed an international client roster, and helped grow businesses through brand and website design.”

Dana James Mwangi Featured in's "Past and Present: Influential Black graphic designers and brand experts you should know about"

“At Lucidpress, we’re passionate about great design and inspiring everyone to create beautiful things. So we’re delighted to bring you this list of influential Black designers, reaching back to the beginning of the 1900s and continuing up to the present day.”

Dana James Mwangi Featured in Awesomely Techie's "7 Awesome Web Designers Who are Women"

“Below is a list of seven awesome women in the web industry who are making notable contributions by creating and shaping the online experiences of many. We salute the female web designers and developers who stand in the trenches by plowing through design layers, or meticulously writing clean lines of code in their efforts to make the Internet a fun space for us all. The unique perspectives that women bring to web design and development are invaluable: especially since women spend more time and money online than their male counterparts.”

Dana James Mwangi Featured in Revision Path's 2016 "29 Days of the Web" Showcase

“28 Days of the Web features a different web designer, graphic designer, or web developer every day for the month of February in conjunction with and celebration of Black History Month. (And on leap years, we add an additional person!) Dana James Mwangi was the 29th designer featured this year! Brought to you by Revision Path and sponsored by Facebook Design.”

Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi Talks "Gaining Confidence" with Canada Learning Code

Canada Learning Code (Formerly Ladies Learning Code), a non-profit organization providing digital literacy to women and youth across Canada, asked Cheers founder Dana James Mwangi and additional women in tech to recount their biggest struggles and detail how facing those struggles led to success. Check out the entire roundup discussion here!

Dana James Mwangi Featured in Valtech's "Our favourite people, ideas, and sentiments from the Awwwards Digital Thinkers Conference 2018"

“Dana inspired and entertained us with insights on how to gain confidence as a designer (and person). She reminded us that most people, whether client or creative, deal with ‘imposter’ syndrome.”

"Black Designers You Should Know: Part II"

“Dana is an incredibly talented designer, speaker, and owner of the award-winning Cheers Creative. She’s also a skilled entrepreneur, and offers a guide to creatives on tools for business. Visit her site to learn more about her work, and listen to one of the many podcasts she’s appeared on.”

The Work of Dana James Mwangi Featured on's "25 Cool Websites Made with WordPress"

Elegant Themes, a premium WordPress theme marketplace with on online community of 317,000+ international customers, is one of the highest rated theme clubs on the internet. Their list of 25 inspirational WordPress-based websites includes the websites of Katy Perry, Mercedes Benz, Nasa, and at #10, is the website of entrepreneur Brandice Daniel, designed by Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative.

"New Memphis College of Art offering helps makers think inside the box"

“Learn about the Makers Series, a branding and packaging course offered at Memphis College of Art. Cheers Creative (Dana James Mwangi & Eso Tolson) teamed up with the college, Archer Malmo Art Director Katie Steed, and MCA Professor Adam Hawk to create this community course.” Interview with Cheers Creative's Dana James Mwangi Featured in "Is X the WordPress Theme for You?"

“In this article, we will deeply review and analyze the X theme, which recently has been getting wide popularity among graphic and web designers. While X is not officially titled as the theme framework based on theme functionality, it can be used as one. As I go deeper in reviewing the theme, you will understand how and why. We actually did interview with Dana, a professional web designer who scaled her design business by using X theme effectively. Learn how she did it and listen to the interview now!”

Dana James Mwangi featured in's "37 Creative Female Web Designers You Should Know About"

“Dana James Mwangi is the founder and web strategist of Cheers Creative and this website proves her and her team’s vast experience in web design. You should definitely have a closer look at this amazing website and follow her on Twitter!”

"Working Woman : Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative"

“We’re doing work we love, work that inspires us, and we’re also pursuing our passions and making them priorities. In our latest Working Woman series, I chatted with longtime friend and creative Dana James Mwangi about her life, work, motherhood . Dana James Mwangi is a wife, mom, artist, entrepreneur, speaker, and owner of Cheers Creative. Let’s get to know Dana more and what drives her as a working woman.”

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