I’ve been a big fan of Holly’s ever since she illustrated a map for our daughter’s wedding. So, when I started my business this past year and considered the importance of brand identity, it seemed only natural to reach out to her. I typed an email, shared my thoughts, hit send and held my breath. Afterall, the map design had been a few moons past and countless projects, collaborations, magazine features including Martha Stewart Weddings and a growing role as Dixie Designs Creative Director for Holly. But just like her response some seven years ago, it was immediate and infused with the same kindness, enthusiasm and delight. Her ability to listen and her desire to understand the client’s business is visible in her finished work. Named for my grandmother who shared with me her love and appreciation for embroidery, Mary Mack’s branding is no exception. From the satsumas and camellias that grew in my grandmother’s yard to the flamingos that stood poised in her flower beds, elements were incorporated that are both meaningful and memorable. Holly’s suggestion of the chinoiserie gives notes to the origins of embroidery and the tree branches that playfully intertwine hints at threads and sewing. Additional patterns and other supporting elements add to the Mary Mack suite and create further interest. Holly’s attention to detail is impeccable. Her collaboration process is engaging. Her business approach is most professional. She truly is an extraordinary talent!
Sondra Williamson, Mary Mack Monograms and Embroidery
Holly exceeded all expectations in bringing the vision of my small business to life. Using her talent and knowledge she created beautiful, meaningful branding that tells the story of the shop so well. Holly’s attention to the smallest of detail is seen in all that she does. Not only is she an artist but a true professional, encourager and great resource to her fellow female entrepreneurs.
Stefanie Love, Shea Davis Boutique
I could sing praises all day about Holly Hollon and her work. Not only is she a fabulous artist, but she helps you navigate the waters of what is best for you and your brand. From initial talks and inspiration, to final presentation and print, the process was seamless. My logo is more lovely than I could have ever imagined. I am so thankful to have worked with Holly!
Christina Brockman, Huckleberry Collective
When my husband and I first started planning our wedding, we knew that we needed more than just a graphic designer to help us with invitations. We needed an artist. We had a vision: a mid-summer's eve party in Provence that breaks out into a wedding! All of the elegance of a French chateau wedding with the relaxed conviviality of a family affair. Both my husband and I are in creative fields and have very particular tastes (luckily a shared taste, most of the time;). So we were not going to settle for any generic design. We needed someone who could translate our immaterial imaginings into something original and fantastic.
What a blessing it was to find Holly! Not only was she able to interpret our ideas, but she built upon them to create designs that are so beautiful that many of our guests have them framed in their homes! Working with Holly was the best part of our wedding planning. I relished our phone calls. Her extensive knowledge of materials brought entirely new elements to our suite. From the French silk ribbons on our formal invites to the hand painted personalized toile tissue paper in our gift bags, every detail of our wedding design was personal and in our opinion, perfect.
It is obvious to see from looking at Holly’s portfolio that she is extremely talented. But, talent alone does not make for a good collaborator, especially when it comes to something as emotional as a wedding. Thankfully, Holly is equally as professional as she is talented. Her work ethic and organization are awe inspiring. Weddings can be stressful enough without having to worry about whether your save-the-dates will be ready in time.
Holly’s familiarity with a wide network of printers from all over the country means that her clients get the best quality even with an expedited order. Holly’s designs created the blueprint for the atmosphere of our wedding weekend. Before the guests had even arrived, Holly had painted a picture of the experience. She instilled in their imaginations the magic and love that we had envisioned. Only an artist can do that.
Holly brought her whole heart and soul to our wedding design suite, as I know she does for every client. If you have the opportunity to work with Holly, you are lucky indeed! I am currently dreaming up new occasions, so we can do it all again!
Holly Hollon is one of a kind! I’ve never met someone that can capture my vision and make it so much better than I ever imagined, over and over again. I am so thankful to know and work with Holly. Looking forward to more fun, creative projects ahead.
Ragan Cain, The Frances Flair and Breeze Hill Farm
There is no one like Holly Hollon - the Lord has truly gifted her with a special gift. She has the unique ability to hear your desires, vision, goals etc. and it almost feels as if she has joined your business team and becomes an employee herself with the effort, time, skill, passion she puts into her work. She gives everyone 110% and has more talent than anyone I have ever met and yet is so humble - it's like she doesn't even know how great she is. There is no one I would recommend more. She carefully chooses her clients which makes the experience with her that much greater. Thankful to know her, have hired her and to be her friend.
Kalee Baker, Kalee Baker Events
Working with Holly on creating Cumbaa Design Co.'s branding has been a wonderful experience. Holly took the time to study various elements that inspired me and beautifully branded my interior design business in a unique and creative way. Holly's attention to detail in each element of my brand is unparalleled and she surpassed my expectations of what I was looking for. I couldn't have asked for a better overall way to promote my interior design company and sell my services. Holly was quick to arise to any need that I had, and really listened to the feedback I had (if any) throughout the process. I am so grateful that I took the leap when starting my business and invested in Holly to build my brand!
Mary Clair Cumbaa, Cumbaa Design Company
I cannot say enough wonderful words about working with Holly! Not only is she beyond talented - she is a pleasure to work with. From our very first discussion, Holly was able to translate my vision into reality. Every piece that comes out of her studio is fit to be framed and I am happy to say I have framed copies of our save the dates! I highly recommend Holly for her creativity and flawless execution but also for her detailed organization that put me at ease from day one.
Kayla Fitzgerald, wedding client
I wanted to do something really special for my younger sister for her wedding gift. We both really appreciate “paper” and one of my favorite things while planning my own wedding was creating my invitation suite. When I came across Holly’s work, I was so struck by her elegant, classic, whimsical and sweet style and knew a suite created by Holly would be perfect to gift my sister. Holly worked with both of us from the beginning to create the most special and unique suite completely tailored to my sister and her husband. We loved the crest she created so much that I had them embroidered on a pair of slippers as another surprise gift for my sister. She will undoubtedly use this gorgeous crest forever! Fast forward a year and Holly created a beautiful announcement and stationary for my new baby girl. I cannot say enough about how truly special and beautiful Holly’s work is. Not to mention how she cares for her clients. I’m so grateful for the things she’s created for us and the relationship we’ve formed. There is nothing like her gorgeous calligraphy and beautiful artistic creations.
Lauren Canty Constantiner, wedding client