Your Brand. Supercharged.

To The Ones That Color Outside The Lines

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Welcome

I adore working with switched-on, deeply rooted digital entrepreneurs. It’s how I do my best work.

That means you are…

Freedom-seeking, business-building, idea-having, mad-passionate creative powerhouse. You dream of making waves and revolutions, and you care deeply. But your ideas are bigger than your business acumen.

So you need…
Help. You know you have something, but right now, it all feels like a jumble of mismatched puzzle pieces. You need a guide; someone to show you the picture on the box and help you connect the corners and fill in the pieces in all the right places.

And you want…
>> Answers. Maps. Plans to take you through what should happen first, second, and beyond…

>> Help creating courses, ebooks, and signature services.

Visionary brand development that will give voice to your big ideas.

>> Sexypants design that reflects your biggest, brightest vision.

So I…
Do that.
All of that.

And more…

I call it Integrated Business Design. Your ideas, passions, creative concepts, life experience, and skills all go in one end of this digital creative agency. Then we stir it all up in the Cats Meow Media Badassery Business Machine. We write for you, we consult with you, we design for you, and we listen to you.

We help you nail down your business bliss until profitable clarity emerges and out pops a bouncing baby business – primed and prepped for you to have the freedom-filled life and livelihood you have always dreamed of. 

So If You…

…are running an online business that you are madly in love with, and are actively offering products and services to your people that drive them absolutely wild with happiness.
…adore getting your hands dirty. You’re crazy excited to collaborate and bring your ideas, enthusiasm, and brain-power to the digital table.

…value and respect your service-providers. You deeply resonate with your creative advisers and treat them with the same love and respect that you would expect others to treat you.

…are strategic in your decision-making and can do it quickly. You realize that without forward motion, the process stalls.

…are the decision-maker. Seriously, it’s gotta be you calling the shots, not a committee. There’s nothing more detrimental to agility than having to check in with others on every little thing.

…are willing to hand over the reins to a team that will care for your vision and bring it from concept to code.

…have one eye on the future. You’re aware that everything that you do today — from systems to strategy — will bring you that bright and shiny wonderful version of your business that you can’t wait to unwrap every morning when you step into your office.

…are open-minded, joyful, and full-to-burst with enthusiasm. Bring all that. We want it. We want all of it. It’s what makes the design process a party from start-to-finish.

…can check your baggage at the door so we can love on you and make this online space everything you imagined and more.

… then we’re already on the same frequency.

 

 

 

 

 

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Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

Steve Jobs
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How It Works

I've develped a four-step process. Here's how it all works

Discovery – First we need a foundation. We need to understand who you are, what your business strives to be, and who you want to serve. That’s the basis for everything you do from this point on. This is the phase of the project where we play around and see what fits and what doesn’t. We’ll gather this information and start to shape it into the brand you’re meant to become.

Messaging – Once we’re clear on the who and the why, we dig in and find the best way to communicate all that. In this phase, we’ll list the parts of the message we need to craft (about page, lead magnet etc.) and then get our pencils out and start drafting. Then we tweak until it’s perfect.

Design – Now that we know the who and they why and have figured out how to say it, we’ll craft the graphics that help deliver that message with punch. This is the adult version of finger painting, folks. We roll up our sleeves and dig in; mood boards, color swatches, fonts, logos, this is where we decide how your brand will communicate visually

Implementation – This is where we put it all together and deliver it complete with a shiny bow. We code everything. Then we test to make sure everything is working the way it’s supposed to. We cross browser check to make sure everything looks the way it’s supposed to. And then we deliver your beautiful and functional final product

Creating a passion-based business is a revolutionary act. Let us round up the cavalry and lead the charge for you.

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Good design is making something intelligible and memorable. Great design is making something memorable and meaningful.

Dieter Rams

 

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Philosophy

Some things I truly believe that guide my daily work.

Your path is yours alone

 

I don’t believe in cookie-cutter websites or businesses. Do what you uniquely do in a way that’s uniquely yours.
Sure we’d all like to be able to have multi-million dollar businesses. And some of us do. Most of us don’t. But that’s not an excuse. There’s never a “perfect time.” There’s always a solution. Start where you are now, with what you have now. Upgrade and level up when you can.
There’s a time to talk and there’s a time to shut things down. Planning is important, yes. But knowing when to stop planning and get up and DO something…even more so.
Great things never came from comfort zones.
Going against the grain can be dangerous in our society. Good thing you’re fearless! I firmly believe that people pursuing and building from their passions and talents will fundamentally change the world.

 

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Do or do not do. There is no try.

Yoda
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Work Together

Here's are the services I provide.

Your website isn’t just a website. It’s your commitment to your cause–pixelized. Your website is where you bring your thing to life. It’s where you provide information, inspiration, and entertainment, and it’s where people from all over the world can show up and give you money. People will make split second decisions about your brand when first visiting your website, so it needs to be impressive. Your website is your first impression, and online where everyone’s running around with ADD, when they land on your website, you want them to stay. And nobody’s staying on a website that looks amateur, that’s hard to read, or that doesn’t look like you actually know what you’re doing. You might have the most beautiful products (or services) inside, but if the outside doesn’t look like a place that gets your customer excited, and simultaneously builds trust? Then the inside doesn’t matter because no one will pay enough attention to look. read more
Your message? The very heart of what you do? Your big why? Needs to be crystal clear. Whether you’re selling a product, a service, a book, a concept, an idea or a message, everyone’s got something to sell. And in an increasingly digital world, that selling? Depends largely on words. Words that appear on your website. Words that appear in your tagline. Words that appear on your homepage. Words that appear in your opt-in. Words that appear in your write-ups. Words that ask people to do something. Words that ask people to buy something. Even if that something is just you and your ideas. read more
The self-made man or woman is a myth. No one attains business success in a bubble (no matter how cute the bubble is). Tony Robbins  famously says that the fastest way to learn something is so model someone who’s already done it. You’ve got the passion. You’ve got your branding. But your business still won’t see success if you don’t know how to execute. And execution is my specialty *pops pistol*. This is where my coaching sessions come in. They’re intense, but they’re designed to move you farther forward than ever in a shorter period of time. read more

portfolio

Portfolio

A Sampling of My Work

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Happy Clients

Many extremely satisfied customers!

  • Tamille Moodie

    Squeeeeeee!!!! Loves it! Totally gonna sing ur praises on social media.

    Tamille Moodie
  • Omotayo Riley

    I was all over the place and didn’t have the time to focus on my project. Cats Meow Media was extremely patient with me and very flexible with their schedule.

    Omotayo Riley
  • Sophia Domeville

    I wanted to say Thank You…your web skillzzzz has garnered so much love, traffic and exposure…. it’s pretty awesome when folks gush about my website!

    Sophia Domeville
  • ShaVaughn Morris

    What I thought would be simple graphic work, turned into counseling and guidance on my entire brand. From start to finish, Desiree was there coaching me and offering suggestions that were in the best interest of my brand and vision. From her crafty “Mood Board”, to coaching materials; I received full-service brand development from Desiree when all I expected was a quick website. I highly recommend Desiree for graphic design, web development, brand development, book coaching and publishing. She is for the client and not just about the dollar. Desiree works your project until it is done, and keeps you on task with realistic deadlines and deliverables.

    ShaVaughn Morris
  • Felicia Capers

     The present site has done WONDERS for me in establishing me as a professional. 

    Felicia Capers
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  • Jonelle Rocke

    Thank you so much for working with me on my branding last year. I tripled my business in 2015 and I know 2016 will be even better.

    Jonelle Rocke
  • Tamille Moodie

    Squeeeeeee!!!! Loves it! Totally gonna sing ur praises on social media.

    Tamille Moodie
  • Omotayo Riley

    I was all over the place and didn’t have the time to focus on my project. Cats Meow Media was extremely patient with me and very flexible with their schedule.

    Omotayo Riley
  • Sophia Domeville

    I wanted to say Thank You…your web skillzzzz has garnered so much love, traffic and exposure…. it’s pretty awesome when folks gush about my website!

    Sophia Domeville
  • ShaVaughn Morris

    What I thought would be simple graphic work, turned into counseling and guidance on my entire brand. From start to finish, Desiree was there coaching me and offering suggestions that were in the best interest of my brand and vision. From her crafty “Mood Board”, to coaching materials; I received full-service brand development from Desiree when all I expected was a quick website. I highly recommend Desiree for graphic design, web development, brand development, book coaching and publishing. She is for the client and not just about the dollar. Desiree works your project until it is done, and keeps you on task with realistic deadlines and deliverables.

    ShaVaughn Morris
  • Felicia Capers

     The present site has done WONDERS for me in establishing me as a professional. 

    Felicia Capers
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  • Jonelle Rocke

    Thank you so much for working with me on my branding last year. I tripled my business in 2015 and I know 2016 will be even better.

    Jonelle Rocke
about-cmm

About

A little about me and my company

 

About Cats Meow Media…

When Cats Meow Media was formed in early 2012, it was just one woman with one vision: make the web a more beautiful place, one website at a time. Now, as a small team, we’ve stepped further beyond the veneer of beauty and choose to dive deep into substance, form, emotion, and creativity, to determine how to best tell the story of your business to your people.

We believe that:

*Business is inherently joyful and beautiful.

*Design and business are long-time lovers.

*Innovation can’t truly be realized until business better aligns itself with design (and vice versa).

*Creativity, compassion, and collaboration make each project unique and utterly amazing.

And, more than anything, we want to live in a world where artists and entrepreneurs alike are celebrated for their eccentricities, as well as their incredible range of talents.

About me…just a geek girl at heart

I was introduced to the digital world back in high school (Brooklyn Tech stand up!) and have never looked back. My mom got me my first computer back in 1997 (remember America Online?) and I spent five hours on it that very night. I’ve been fascinated by digital communication for as long as I can remember. I’m the kinda chick who’s lived her life online and has all kinds of stories to tell about “the old days on the internet”.

I’ve spent the last three years under Cats Meow Media’s umbrella experimenting with digital storytelling, archetypal marketing, and visceral branding.

When I’m not crafting online spaces that matter with some of the most brilliant people on the internet, you can usually find me reading comic books, playing video games, sipping champagne for no reason at all, or dancing with wild abandon in my living room. 

 

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Salutations (that's from charlotte's Web in case you didn't know...excellent book)

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