You're not alone. You now have a partner that cares about the success of your business, and what you get out of life, as much as you do.


As someone who has taken that leap a time or two, I remember feeling alone, and although I knew I had it in me to succeed on my own, I often wished for a partner. I didn't have anyone in mind that I could officially partner with; I wasn't sure I wanted to hand over 50% of my business, and without a history with someone it seemed risky to do a joint endeavor. However, I often had days that I could have really used a partner to help me see a new perspective, offer complimentary skill sets, brainstorm ideas, keep me accountable, and some days simply sit down and help me accomplish a challenging task.

Who do I want to partner with?

I'm looking to partner with clients who are open, positive, and proactive. Someone who generally wants a partner to help them grow and be successful in all areas of their business and life. A coach is often on the sidelines encouraging you, but a partner steps in and helps you win the game. I have your back and will support and help you reach your personal and business goals through encouragement, accountability, action plans, and honest auditing. I have over 15 years of experience in the creative industry and my breadth of knowledge includes a vast list of specialties that I use to assist you in reaching your potential. My support in helping you to obtain your goals is coupled with hands on implementation. I'm not here to simply outline a plan with you and send you on your way. I'm your partner, and will walk you through completing the task. I'm all for action plans and outlining goals, but if you don't get your hands dirty and get to work, it's all talk. 

A coach is often on the sidelines encouraging you, but a partner steps in and helps you win the game.
— Denise Faddis, Creative Partner Consulting

Let's create something awesome and stay true to ourselves
and our values while we do it.


In my 15 years as a creative, I consistently pushed myself to learn new skills and challenged myself in new roles. Project manager, account manager, graphic designer, photographer, art director, and creative recruiter are just a few titles I've held. I've worked with small businesses and global corporations and through it all I've made my number one priority the people I had the good fortune to work with. 

What to expect.

As your creative partner I will start by learning about you. I love to listen and get to the core of who you are and what drives you to do what you do. I'm joining the team, so it's important you school me on all aspects of your business and what makes you, you. Once I know where you are now, we can talk about where you want to be, then we can start outlining a plan to make that happen. I'm all about action, so once we have an idea of goals and identify priorities, we can get started. You will be making things happen and I will be there to hold you accountable with check-ins and homework. If you need my assistance with specific projects, we can identify those, and I will set off to accomplish my list as well. Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once or dreamed of having someone checking off your to-do list while you're busy with something else? Yeah, it's a little like that.  

So what sorts of skills do I have to offer you? 

Coaching & Partnership
Project Management
Graphic Design & Marketing – Branding, Email Campaigns, Social Media Collateral, etc.
Digital Directives – Websites and Site Mapping
Content Development – Copywriting, Social Media Posts, Blog Posts, Tag Lines
Styling – Merchandising, Fashion, and Product
Event Planning & Hosting
Video – Promotional & Inspirational
Photography – Product, Portrait, Conceptual, Stock for Marketing
Publication and Newsletter Development and Design
Apparel and Accessory Graphics
Auditing Current Creative – Reviewing all aspects of your current online presence
HR Consulting - Training, Hiring, Interview Process, Employee Retention
Presentation Development and Design
Job Search Consulting & Coaching
Vendor Management and Sourcing – this includes helping connect you to resources outside of my abilities, or a creative better suited for your project, including developers, UX experts, illustrators and more. 

the no-go's.

I'm not an accountant or financial advisor. Nor do I consult on insurance, taxes, legal or investing. However, I can work with you in many ways to increase your bottom line by maximizing your reach and consulting on processes and growth. That includes working with you on structure, strategy and product development. 

You're a creative too.

I recognize that. You wouldn't be fearless enough to go out on your own and have the talent to build your own business if you weren't. We can join forces, play off each others skill set, and together help you tap into your ultimate potential. I believe the most powerful and awake people build each other up, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world. There is more than enough to go around, and when you surround yourself with positive people that have a similar mindset, you'll see that's where the magic happens. 


My rate is $90/hour. That hourly rate applies to coaching, creative work, and project management. Your initial consultation is free. My coaching sessions are 1 hour and 15 minutes, they include 15 minutes at the beginning of the session to simply catch up and connect. If you book 4 sessions at a time, you will get a $320 package rate, saving you $40. 




I love the creative process and feeling inspired to create. The need to create has led me to developing my abilities in as many mediums as possible so I can continue to explore that expression. Graphic Design, Photography, Video, Styling and more. 

View my portfolio. 




The big picture involves understanding management and how to make your dreams a reality. My experience with project management, marketing, account management, and hiring, all play an instrumental role in my ability to partner with you on growing your business. 

Learn about my professional management background. 


It has been my honor and good fortune to work with and learn from some of the best in the business. They were good enough to write me a few recommendations. 

Denise is without a doubt, one of the best humans I know. She genuinely cares about everyone she encounters and has a way of bringing a positive energy to any situation. She brings a calm confidence and voice of reason to what for some, may be a stressful or challenging situation.

I had the pleasure of being her work partner for almost 2 years with Mathys+Potestio. Denise helped me grow immensely as a recruiter and account manager and gain confidence in myself and my abilities. She is an outstanding talent evaluator who has a knack for identifying the right fit for candidates and genuinely has their best interests at heart.

In addition to excelling as a talent evaluator, she is a creative herself. Her experience as a photographer, designer, etc. brings a credibility to the room when reviewing and advising job seekers.

I know Denise will be successful at whatever she puts her heart and mind into. If you have an opportunity to work with Denise in any capacity, you will be forever grateful that you had the chance to do so.
— Dave Couzens, Nike Account Manager and Recruiter, Mathys+Potestio
Denise is an exceptionally adept creative person, skilled in visual presentation for print, online, displays, and more. She provides award-worthy visual solutions, and those solutions meet the business goals set out for them. Above all, she is great to work with: good feedback, positive questions and answers, and always a positive attitude. I would work with her again gladly and recommend her without reservation.
— Rob Neilley, Editor
What would I do without Denise!

I met Denise shortly after moving to Austin. She is incredibly warm and friendly, and at our first meeting I could tell she genuinely cared about helping me find a great job, the right job. Not only did Denise instill confidence in me and my abilities at a time when endless job applications were wearing on me, she also gave me the peace of mind that the person who was going to bat for me was someone who truly believed in me.

Throughout the time I was contracting through Mathys+Potestio, Denise was regularly in touch with me and my supervisor, making sure we were both happy with how things were going. Although my supervisor and I were both excited to have my contract position transition to full time, we confided in missing the check-ins from Denise.

Thankfully, I still have the pleasure of knowing Denise as a mentor and a friend. I would recommend anyone looking to find a job or to fill a job opening to contact her.
— Rachael Smith, Program Manager at the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development
Denise has a magic eye for all things artistic. She’s a pro. I dig her work and hope to work again with her in the future...
— C. Vincent Plummer, User Experience Designer at Return Path
Denise Faddis is a woman of amazing creativity and passion. She is not afraid to step out of her comfort zone and create something that always seems to help others. I have always been amazed at what she will dream up next to do in her life. I admire and respect her and would love to work with her on any project. Working with Denise has always been a joy. I can’t wait to see what she will create next!
— Kathy Bacon, Radio Host - Promoter of Love, Gratitude, Kindness & Compassion
Denise was an awesome project manager for Spot, keeping both the internal team and clients on track. For multiple projects at a time, she organized all the details, kept the Spot team motivated, inspired clients to stay excited about their projects, and ensured everything stayed within budget and on schedule. I’d love to work with her again in the future!
— Kris Travis, Art Director & Graphic Designer | Firesign Design
Denise was transformational for my business. She moved us forward....a lot. If you are reading this you may be looking to hire Denise in some capacity. You will find Denise to be smart, dedicated, hard working and she has a good heart. She can account manage, project manage, design, code, photograph....and she will do it all well. You will be happy and impressed. Trust me.
— Steve Potestio, Partner and CEO at Mathys+Potestio
Since meeting Denise at a nonprofit design hacking event over a year ago, she has come to be an amazing mentor, inspiration, and friend. She has helped me in so many ways through connecting me to creatives in the industry, giving me great advice, and taking the time to listen and truly care about my career path. Her creativity energy and pursuit of creative outlets has consistently been an inspiration to me and I am amazed at all of the things that she accomplishes.
Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Denise will be lucky to do so. She will continue to inspire you and root for you no matter what you do.
— Page Jensen-Slattengren, Junior Creative at Emergent Order

It's time to take action. 


No matter where you live in the world, we can figure out a way to work together. Phone, video conferencing, screen sharing software, and good old text and email give us numerous ways to connect. Start by booking your free consultation. Chances are good that I'm as selective as you are when it comes to who you want to work with. It's important we both feel we are on the same page and have similar values. I also want to connect on a personal level and feel like we can have some fun together. There are tons of coaches and creatives you can work with, make sure you find the right one so you can reach your goals and enjoy your time working with them. A note, I'm not one for buzzwords or marketing BS, if you need that, here you go: Leverage, Breakthrough, Think Tank, Guru, Ninja, Fortune 500, ROI, Thought Leader, Synergy, Streamline, Win-Win! My clients are unique, inspiring, creative, and chances are they opened their own business to get away from that world. They don't want to work for major corporations or sit in front of a computer all day taking webinars. The last thing they want is another membership, password, sales emails, or a ticking clock offering them a chance for a discount if they "sign up now!!". That approach is exhausting and sole sucking for my tribe. There are thousands of online marketing courses you can take and webinars you can sign up for, that's not what I'm offering. I'm here to be an authentic partner that works with you directly to motivate, keep you on track, and take action

Next steps

Book your free consultation. Start by completing my initial intake form and I'll send you a link to my calendar to book a time for our meet and greet.  Once we have our consultation we can decide if we want to move forward with our partnership. I only take on a few clients at a time so I can truly dedicate myself to them. 

I am looking forward to learning about you!


I believe the most powerful and awake people build each other up, defend each other and think the other deserves the world. There is more than enough to go around, and when you surround yourself with positive people that have a similar mindset, you’ll see that’s where the magic happens.
— Denise Faddis, Creative Partner Consulting