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What is Coastal Pine Design Company?

You probably came across my website through some form of social media, or maybe even a friend bringing me up. As you’re skimming through my work in progress site, you’re probably wondering who the heck I am, and what the heck Coastal Pine Design is. Well, I’m Melissa, you can call me Mel if you’d like. I’ve had a passion for design since goodness knows how long, and I love helping people. I run a photography business, and decided to take this baby on when I realized that there were so many local businesses in need of a true branding.

As I’ve been sitting back and observing, I’ve noticed that so many people jumping into business don’t even know who they’re trying to target, and they have no idea how to actually build up their own brand. Well, this is where I decided to finally come in! My biggest focus with Coastal Pine is to help you figure out what your brand actually is, and the first step in that is figuring out who the heck you’re actually trying to reach.

Just a little forewarning, if you don’t know who you’re trying to market… you aren’t ready for a brand yet, and I’ll be letting you know that after we’ve gone through the PDF Questionnaire I send to all of my clients! Have no fear though, I’ll be here to help you through even that portion of your business!

branding and web designer for small businesses introduction postSo, who is Melissa?

I’m this lady right here… well, a little lower in the blog post… but you’ll see the photo shortly. I’m the mother of this adorable toddler, and I am a recent graduate from Grand Canyon University (Go Lopes!). I’m one to have a gypsy soul, and a constant yearning to travel to new locations. My current focus is on making my way to New England! I couldn’t tell you why, but something about the cold, the history of the architecture, and the views just have me sold. It’s honestly in my end goal for 2018, want to help make that a reality?!

introduction post of small business web designer and branding

What is Coastal Pine Design?

My vision for Coastal Pine is to really hone in on what you are as a small business, and how we can make you stand out amongst the crowd. I love companies that are focusing on bettering others, whether it’s through sponsored activities, improving the mindsets, or even improving the body. I want to know that I’m working with companies that are wanting to make this world a better place in some shape or form.

With that being said, I’m a web designer, brander, and marketer. What that means is that I’m here to help you figure out your brand, build a brand that truly matches the market you’re aiming for, and figuring out just the right way to reach them. My goal is to grow my business and be able to add in specified copywriters, strong developers, and social media gurus along the way, but for now I’m a one man show (woman-show… you get it!)

I’ll be sharing different tips and tricks for business owners in addition to work I’ve completed along this road, so be sure to follow me, and eventually get signed up for my newsletters so you can get updates on little ways you can improve your business!


I can’t wait to grow our friendship!