My name is Angela Elliott-Wingard. I live in Atlanta with my husband Thomas and our super shy dog, Ozzy. When I'm not working on my computer, I'm either binge watching a TV series, traveling (or planning a trip), cooking, or working out. Crossfit is my favorite (yup, I'm one of those people who drank the Crossfit kool-aid and am hooked). There's nothing Thomas and I love more than making memories (we call them adventures, and you can keep up with that here on our blog if you're interested). And to really know my soul, check out my Instragram. It's pretty much nothing but a combination of putting my dog in weird costumes, travel, and fitspo. Thomas and I are also expecting our first child this September, which we're over the moon excited about. So apologize in advance for all the baby posts that will probably happen.
I have a BFA in Graphic Design and Double Minor in Marketing and Art History from Kennesaw State University (Go Owls!). I began freelancing in 2007 while in college and but got bit with the entrepreneur in 2006. In college, a handful of friends launched a non-profit called Social 360, a networking opportunity for college kids to get experience all while increasing awareness for local non-profits. Artists could get experience helping rebrand a non-profit. Marketing and business majors used these small NPO's as excellent resume builders. Everyone wins. Social 360 stayed strong for almost 6 years but after much debate, my business boo Molly and I shut her down and decided to move on in our careers.
In 2010, I took a Creative Director position with a digital media startup in Atlanta, which was later acquired by Verifone, and I have been working for them ever since (while still growing a successful freelance business). At Verifone Media, I have been responsible for the creation and execution of brand strategies for multibillion dollar brands. I also lead the UI/UX implementation of the in-store digital media platform, LiftRetail. I get to teach some of the top consumer packaged good brands in the world how to leverage shopper activation tactics in the digital media space. Not too shabby of a gig.
But through all of this, I've learned I have a passion to teach on a different level. I loved Social 360 for many reasons but mostly because it allowed me to immerse myself in different businesses and help those with a passion in an area that was my strong suit. And helping makers and doers launch their businesses is the icing on the cake for me...and I freaking LOVE cake.
In March of 2016, I launched a project I've been dreaming about for years - The Be Free Workshop. You can read more about this venture that Mindy Fletcher, Foster Atlanta, and I launched here. And if you're a female dreamer looking to network and find your creative tribe, I hope you sign up and join us!
Since 2007, I have been lucky to design for many companies such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Circle K, Sunoco, Hess Express, Rukket Sports, Body Design Personal Training, Amanda Adams & her AA Bikini Body Program, and non-profits like Jeffrey Fashion Cares, She is Safe, and Ink 4 Pink. Being a pretty diverse photographer, I've shot everything from weddings in Mexico to fitness shoots for Oxygen Magazine. My work has been featured in publications & digital mediums such as Oxygen Magazine, Fitness X Magazine, BodyBuilding.Com, BLU Magazine, How He Asked, Daily Candy, Creative Loafing Atlanta, INK Atlanta, & PRICK Magazine to name a few.
If you're interested in taking your brand to new heights or need some photography done, I'd love to hear from you! Drop me a message and let's discuss your project.