Graphic Designer, TX
"It's gotta be tasteful, stylish and attractive."
That's her motto. Melissa Severson, owner and founder of Honey Bee Ink Graphic Design specializes in small business branding. She's known for her tasteful, whimsical designs. Beyond that she says each piece must tell a story – a story that illustrates the qualities that distinguish each brand from its competitors. She has a flair for discerning even the most subtle differences that make a brand unique and special. She pours her heart and soul into each design, whether it is a mural painting, furniture restoration or postcard announcement.
Her perfectionism and meticulous attention to aesthetics is woven through all things in her life. She adds this same TLC and personal touch to designing and beautifying her chicken coops.
Perhaps her fervor for "all things beautiful" stems from the exquisite charm and undeniable romance of the South. A Texas native, Melissa attended a tiny high school, where she was a student ambassador to Great Britain and emerged at the top of her class as valedictorian.
Maybe her passion for exquisite beauty is rooted in her Southern upbringing, coupled with her formal education. Melissa attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she pursued a degree in business marketing.
Shortly afterwards, she met the love of her life who became her photographer husband. The two traveled throughout the U.S. and Caribbean, doing commercial photography. Later she started her graphic design business and now partners with her husband, working together to make things look beautiful, tasteful and stylish.
Melissa's latest adventure involves relocating to San Marcos, Texas, where she will continue with Honey Bee Graphic Design. She also looks forward to immersing herself in the Urban Agriculture movement by raising chickens, gardening, and composting...and you better believe she will make sure even the chickens and their coops are beautiful...Nothing short of perfect for this lady.
I use Overnight Prints for just about everything because my clients just LOVE the quality. The product is outstanding and customer service is always very helpful...
Celebrity Labradoodle, NY
A fun filled tale from pup to celebrity
Even as a very young pup, Bocker the Labradoodle pondered where his life would lead and what his purpose would be. With his captivating head tilt, flair for fashion, and natural aptitude for community service, this exceptional Labradoodle has earned worldwide love and recognition, 5000 Facebook fans, his own website, and that's just the beginning.
Bocker's remarkable temperament and magnetic personality has catapulted him to runway modeling, posing for upscale fashion brands, including Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren. He was even cast for a scene in the Julia Roberts movie, Eat Pray Love.
Bocker also loves bringing joy and laughter to kids and adults in need, while working as a therapy dog. His latest stints include working with children at Sandy Hook Elementary, and reading with kids, for the Tail Wagging Tutor program. Now, with the release of his first book, Chasing Bocker's Tale, he and his mom add author to their credits.
Bocker is one well rounded busy doodle. At nine years he is considered to be the Spokes dog for Animal Advocacy. He's always happy to sport a tuxedo too, when making red carpet appearances and attending VIP charity events. This lovable ball of fur is always ready to lend a paw to those in need (both two legged and four legged). And even with all of this fuss, he remains even keeled and tender. You could say he never gets his curls in a knot.
I love giving out pawtographed photos of my furry celebrity. With the speed, quality and ease of ordering, it's a breeze. Two paws up.
Boutique Photographers, OH
Kyle and Whitney Ballentine strive to make clients feel as beautiful as possible, while capturing life's most authentic moments. Their signature style embodies a flair for fashion, flawless photography, impeccable timing, and a gentle, personal touch.
Their drive to create breathtaking photos is nothing short of profound. It is evidenced by an unwavering commitment to precision timing, and a passion for telling rich stories through photos. Kyle will often climb trees, ladders, and boulders to ensure a flawless result.
They invest quality time in getting to know and pamper each client. They believe that when they know what it is that makes a person feel alive and inspired, they can capture exquisite expressions, exuding the client's passion, joy, and beauty. They begin each shoot with the goal of making the customer feel beautiful and loved. They start with a vision. Then collaborate to capture the magic of life's most treasured moments, in natural settings, landscapes and lighting. Kyle and Whitney don't rest until it's perfect.
Their purpose runs far greater than running a business though. They find great joy in giving back, mentoring and building others, Kyle and Whitney both come from loving families who are involved in charitable work. Whitney's sister Stephanie is currently in Tanzania, with her husband and kids, building orphanages and supporting women in crisis. The Ballentine's have another close friend who is preparing to go to Tanzania as well. Whitney and Kyle are using their gifts to contribute to the cause.
They have booked over two dozen mini photo shoot sessions for an upcoming super Saturday. Each client will receive the same meticulous attention to detail, in a 20 minute photo-shoot. All proceeds will go to their family friend who is relocating his family to Tanzania.
It's evident the Ballentine's look at photography as much more than a job. They see it as a way to meet new people, give clients as much love and attention as they can, and create magnificent memories. The Ballentine's have a one year old daughter named Iris Danielle, and live in what they lovingly refer to as the picturesque charming town of Loveland, Ohio.
We love being able to provide our clients with professional grade postcards, magnets, thank you cards and business cards etc. Knowing our orders will always be on time and in perfect condition lets us sleep very easy at night.
Bestselling Author, CO
She crunched numbers by day and cranked novels by night...and wondered if she was destined to live this "double life" forever. Jessica Brody was a closet right brainer, but she would unleash her inner creative goddess, only at night, in the shadows, when no one else was watching. She felt she had to be stealth about it, because by day, she was making a decent living in an elite corporate Left Brained world.
Even though Jessica wrote and "self-published" her first book at age seven, she found herself crunching numbers, after graduating from college, at a top notch movie studio in Los Angeles. While there were many aspects of the job she loved, the "writer" within was becoming increasingly restless. Finally, the planets all seemed to line up, and she took the leap of faith. She left the corporate world to pursue her dream of becoming a published author.
In four short years, she has made a name for herself as an international best-selling author. She's already written and sold an impressive nine novels. The Fidelity Files, her debut, released in stores in the summer of 2008 and her most recent novel, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father (which has been optioned for film) was released in July 2012. Her next book, Unremembered, the first in a sci-fi/thriller trilogy, will come out in March 2013.
Compelling story lines seem to come to her naturally. She often finds inspiration in humorous day-day life events. Jessica currently splits her time between Colorado and California, and is thrilled to be living her dream as a right brained dominant, accomplished writer and producer. She is happily married and has four wonderful dogs.
Overnight Prints is my go-to place for everything I need to promote my books and myself as an author. Their bookmarks are top-notch quality and I love that I can get them done so fast!
Salon Owner, NYC
Colorful, chic, sophisticated and alive with inspiration! This best describes Midoma – a distinctive euro style salon/gallery located in the heart of Manhattan. The owner, Michael Schwarzer, originally from Nurenberg, Germany, was only 14, when he watched in awe as his older brother trained under Vidal Sassoon. Michael began dreaming of the day he would become a renowned hairdresser – traveling around the world, designing show-stopping hair.
He trained under elite European masters, and worked as a stylist in Germany and London for more than fifteen years. He developed artistic flair, confidence, and all the expertise he needed, to pursue his dream - moving to his ultimate destination, New York City.
It was there that he catered to the likes of Matt Dillon, Billy Baldwin, Roger Daultry, and ultimately met the women who would become his business partner, wife and inspiration; Marianna Ranieri-Schwarzer.
The two joined forces to design an exquisite inspiring space where local artists and designers could showcase their work and Michael could unleash his passion for creating beautiful hair. It wasn't long before Midoma was born. It blends a chic high-end, Euro style salon, with a stunning, artistic space for creatives. Artists flock there, to collaborate, design and showcase their work.
Michael often receives international acclaim for his photo shoot collaborations, and field's requests to display his work around the globe. He shakes his head in wonder when he looks back and realizes that this remarkable niche all started at the tender age of 14, just by hanging out with his older brother!
We use Overnight Prints for more than just our business cards. They are top quality – They're definitely our 'go to' for direct mail promotional postcards, and we recently created a first rate brochure which includes a QR code for our clients to redeem a special offer...
He announced with exhilaration at eight years old, that he wanted to be a photographer. Equipped with a shiny post world-war II camera, and un-stoppable drive, Alan sold his first photo at age ten. He's been on the fast track ever since. Today, more than 40 years later he has attained that goal and is still moving full speed ahead. He's set foot in more than 75 countries on five continents, and swiftly added at least a dozen skills to his portfolio. A short list includes: journalist, graphic designer, video editor, entrepreneur, pilot and father of five.
When asked about his all-time favorite assignments, Alan beams as he describes the sheer adrenaline and joy he felt when he got to fly in an F-14.
...There are few things in life that come close to sitting in a lightly-loaded F-14 doing a full-afterburner takeoff. It is amazing. Zero to 155 MPH in the time it takes most muscle cars to get to 60 MPH.
Perhaps though, his most impressive role is that of humanitarian. He speaks humbly about his involvement in www.aerobridge.org – a nonprofit disaster relief organization. In response to the 2010 catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, AERObridge quickly moved over 1.5 million pounds of medicine, food and emergency equipment into the country, and promptly evacuated nearly 4,000 adults and orphans to the U.S.
Alan also proudly tells the story of flying to New Mexico with AERObridge – to pick up a woman who was plagued with a rare terminal illness that had nearly crippled her. Through generous donations AERObridge expeditiously transported her to Seattle, where she received world class treatment. That trip ultimately saved her life.
Alan grins like a proud father, when he talks about the business he started more than 35 years ago. photo:staats (a play off his last name), has grown into one of the most well respected photography/graphic design firms in the Phoenix Metropolitan area (www.photstaats.com). And he's not done yet. This rugged, warm and adventurous entrepreneur has an unstoppable spirit and a bucket list that even James Bond would envy!
I've used the "BITGIT" service on a couple of card jobs and received them sooner than I would have if I had ordered them from a local printer here in Phoenix. And, the last business card job I had printed by Overnight was set for economy delivery and got here four days earlier than the guaranteed delivery date!