Branding Chicks specializes in brand strategy, development, consulting and management for femme-owned businesses and femme-focused brands. She helps clients narrow their focus, gives their brands a voice, slingshots their confidence, and clarifies their message so that it resonates directly with their audiences. She also helps businesses large and small to brand or re-brand to attract and grow customer bases for new products and professional services through custom, creative, relevant brand-promoting strategies. Over the past 20 years, she has worked as a strategist, graphic designer, creative director and brand manager which has given her experiences that inform how she works with her clients. Her passion for brand strategy also extends to her advertising strategy, branding and design professorship at The Creative Circus for the past 12 years. In 2019 she also took on an additional role there as their Diversity & Inclusion Advisor. In 2020 she was also named one of Graphic Design USA Magazine’s People to Watch.
Nakita is a graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, VA, where she obtained a B.A. in Graphic Design. She then went on to a graduate design program at The Portfolio Center (now Miami Ad School) in Atlanta, GA. She lives in Atlanta and is involved in several professional and non-profit organizations including AIGA where she was a board member and Education Committee Co-Chair for the Atlanta chapter and is currently a member of the AIGA National Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. She is core team member of African-American Graphic Designers (AAGD). She is also the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Smart Girls on Campus and a board member of Good Thinking Atlanta and Practise Makes Practice.
Along with her work and passion projects, she now gets to share her knowledge and experiences with a variety of audiences on the international speaking stage for organizations like The Female Founders Network, BBDO Atlanta, Phoenix Design Week, The One Club, Public Relations Society of America and the Georgia Tech College of Business. As always, her goal is to wield her crayons for good.