PUBLIC SPEAKING
Talks and workshops that change the way creatives see themselves and do business.
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Talks and workshops that change the way creatives see themselves and do business.
I've had the pleasure of speaking at events, conferences and workshops for these awesome organizations:

Dana has spoken at several events for Harlem’s Fashion Row. The last event was our designers retreat sponsored by Nike.

In addition to speaking, Dana attended our networking session and offered branding advice to our attendees, which were multicultural fashion designers from all around the country. Dana was relatable, provided incredible value, and received rave reviews from our attendees. We’ve booked her to speak at two more events!”

Brandice Daniel

Founder/CEO of Harlem's Fashion Row and ICON360

Looking for a keynote speaker, panelist, or workshop presenter that excites?

I talk about branding, graphic and web design, and entrepreneurship to creative professionals and entrepreneurs.

I teach college students how to get ready for agencies, freelancing, or running a creative business after graduation.

When I’m invited to talk to middle and high school students, I teach them that art is indeed a safe and secure job.

The common threads through all of my talks:

By the end of my talks, my goal is for your attendees to do one of two things: (1) change the way they do business or (2) be affirmed that they’re going in the right direction and move forward with courage.

Here's what a few event and workshop attendees are saying.

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Confidence-Building Tips for Creatives

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Personal Branding for Creatives

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Virtual Webinars

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Grab my bios here.

Dana is the founder of Cheers Creative. She helps entrepreneurs grow their brands through her 1-on-1 brand strategy intensives, group workshops, and online courses. With over 15 years of expertise in graphic and web design, she shows business owners how they can stand out with clear messaging, visuals, and websites.

As a native of Memphis, Tennessee, Dana is passionate about giving back to her community. She serves as the Tennessee Grow with Google Digital Coach. Through the Grow with Google Program, Dana teaches digital tools skills to Black and LatinX business owners to help them find new customers online.

Dana’s work, story, and writings about branding, design, and entrepreneurship are featured in places like Essence, AfroTech, and HubSpot.

Dana is an entrepreneur, award-winning brand strategist, and public speaker for creative professionals.

Dana wanted to highlight the businesses, artists, and organizations in her community. She founded Cheers Creative, a Memphis-based consultancy that helps entrepreneurs grow their brands through her 1-on-1 brand strategy intensives and online courses. With over 15 years of expertise in graphic and web design, Dana shows business owners how they can stand out with clear messaging, visuals, and websites.

Since opening Cheers, Dana’s work, story, and writings about design and entrepreneurship have been featured and referenced in Essence, Forbes, AfroTech, HubSpot, and more.

Dana was chosen by Grow with Google to serve as the Tennessee Grow with Google Digital Coach. Through this program, Dana provides free digital skills training and coaching to help Black and Latinx small businesses in her community reach new customers, thrive online, and grow.

Dana spreads her message at national conferences on how creative professionals can build confidence, push past fears, and lead with compassion to win in business.

Dana is an entrepreneur, award-winning brand strategist, and public speaker for creative professionals.

After undergrad, Dana began a career in graphic design. She designed marketing pieces for SunTrust and Wells Fargo and package design for home storage items sold in major retail stores, including Walmart and Target. Her experience with branding has given her a deep understanding of how to protect a brand visually.

With the desire to equip business owners with branding knowledge, Dana founded Cheers Creative, a Memphis-based brand consultancy. Cheers has grown to include an international client roster full of fashion, music, and entertainment industry leaders.

Through Cheers, Dana teaches entrepreneurs how to grow their brands through her 1-on-1 brand strategy intensives and online courses. With over 15 years of experience in graphic and web design, she shows business owners how they can confidently stand out and attract customers with clear messaging, visuals, and websites. Dana is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build confidence in their brands.

Dana’s entrepreneurial journey, writings, design work, and advice have been featured and referenced in multiple publications, including Essence, Forbes, AfroTech.com, HubSpot, and Net Magazine, the world’s largest publication for web designers.

Dana has always had a passion for helping others grow and develop. This is what led her to begin mentoring middle-school and high-school-age girl entrepreneurs through the non-profit organization Envision Lead Grow in 2017. She now serves as a member of its board of directors.

In 2020, Grow with Google selected Dana to serve as the Grow with Google Digital Coach for Memphis, TN. As one of 23 successful entrepreneurs in the United States serving as a Grow with Google Digital coach, Dana provides free digital skills training and coaching to help Black and Latinx small business owners in her community reach new customers, thrive online, and grow. As of 2021, Dana now serves as the Grow with Google Digital Coach for the entire state of Tennessee.

For her creativity and achievements in entrepreneurship, Dana was chosen as a Memphis Business Journal 2021 40 under 40 honoree.

Dana is a highly sought-after national speaker on the topics of branding, design, and entrepreneurship. She has spoken at events and conferences for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Center South, Awwwards, and other notable organizations. She has served as a guest instructor to graphic design students at her alma mater, the University of Memphis.

When she’s not spending time with her husband and children, Dana spreads her message about how creative professionals can build confidence, push past fears, and lead with compassion to win in business.

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