Who We Are

We've worked in both the non-profit and for-profit world, building award-winning publications and other media products that are responsive, contemporary, engaging, and on point. Meet our team:

President and Communications Guru Angela Hickman is a 25-year veteran of the publishing industry. She's a born editor with little patience for superfluous words and phrases. Angela launched the company in 2014, after a 17-year stint serving in senior roles with Stratton Publishing & Marketing (now Stratton Media Strategies), where she managed nearly a dozen different association publications and numerous research and consulting projects. She continues to collaborate on consulting projects with Stratton. 

Prior to joining Stratton, Angela worked for American City Business Journals on the Washington Business Journal and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Earlier, she served as Editor of the Business Journal of Tri-Cities, TN-VA. She is a past board member of Association Media & Publishing and former editorial advisor to ASAE’s Associations Now magazine. She recently coauthored, with Debra Stratton, the chapter on association publishing for the third edition of ASAE's Handbook of Professional Practices in Association Management (2015).

When she isn't managing publications for her clients, she's shuttling around her two middle-schoolers, chasing her goofy yellow Labrador retriever (Butter), running her neighborhood sidewalks, or reading the latest book from one of her favorite Southern authors.

Art Director and Creative Cat Janelle Welch is an award-winning graphic artist who has more than two decades of experience managing the creative process and developing print and electronic design projects, including custom media, magazines, e-publications, and websites for association clients. Janelle's designs have been honored by Association Media & Publishing, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), FOLIO: magazine, and others.  

Copyeditor Erin Murphy is a long-time marketing and communications professional with a keen eye for rogue typos.   

Wait, there's more: Through our strategic partnerships, we also offer advertising sales, additional design expertise, printing, and digital publishing.