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About Fat Dog Creatives

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You need to know you're working with a professional too.

Credentials, they're important. They don't always mean much on their own, but paired with a portfolio of results, you can get a better idea of just who you're working with and what you can expect to experience for yourself. That's why you're here; I get it.

I’m looking for a few good fits.

If we’re a good fit, we share similar core values and respect one another’s expertise.

Rhonda Negard

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Are your brand and website just taking up space, not working for you, and just plain lazy? Did you even know that your brand and website could be lazy? Did your designer/developer walk you through how to get them off of the dog bed and into the field working for you?

Are you willing to invest again for the same results as you level-up?

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

—Tony Robbins

What you need is a strategy for your brand and website.

I will help you identify specific goals and develop a multi-level strategy around them. Your ideal clients will finally be able to digest and recall your brand expertise.

Fat Dog Creatives is a boutique Agency founded in 2003. After marrying my soldier in 2009, I began that life of deployment, moves, and career in the backseat. I started small as a freelancer. Then, in 2015 I transitioned to learning what it means to be a full-time business owner, focusing on who I really want to serve, and diving further into design thinking.

In 2020, I added adjunct faculty at the Art Institute of San Antonio to my resume while doing client work. I help the next generation and those transitioning to a second career learn and refine technical skills and expand their creative horizons.

I am currently settled in San Antonio, TX, but frequently return to Seattle, WA and Bethesda, MD, where I still have friends and clients.

20 Years of Experience


  • Adaptability
  • Brand Management
  • Communication & Connection
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Innovative Problem-Solver
  • Relationship Building
  • Responsive
  • Self-Motivated
  • Writing

Graphic Design

  • Adobe CC: Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat, Photoshop
  • Print design, including large format, & Web graphics

Web Design

  • CMS: WordPress, Telerik’s Sitefinity, E-Prise, Big Commerce, Heinz & Assoc.’s Harvest Manager
    • WordPress site migrations, updates, and management
    • Preferred WordPress Resources:
      • Beaver, Astra, Enfold
      • Avia Page Builder, Beaver Builder, Elementor
      • SEO Press, Yoast, Bloom, All-In-One Migration
  • HTML, CSS, Java Script
  • Dreamweaver, FileZilla (FTP/SFTP), CPanel
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We value mutual respect. We are collaborators, not order-takers. We welcome open-minded, continuous learners.

No cats, jerks, or dictators!

Why Clients Love Working With Fat Dog Creatives

Testimonials from Real clients

Bridget Willard

So loved and empowered

Good branding and good design produces results. It’s that simple. Rhonda, Fat Dog Creatives, took me through the rebranding process. Then, we collaborated on a redesign of my website, my bounce rate went down 10% — overnight. The time on site rose to well above 3 minutes, which means, visitors are spending more time on the page — actually reading and looking it over!

I have never felt so loved and empowered as I do right now. She understands my brand. She understands me. If you are on the fence about hiring Rhonda, get off the fence and get in touch with her.

Bridget Willard

Amazing combination of savvy business woman & insightful artist

Rhonda is an amazingly talented combination of savvy business woman and incredibly insightful artist. Her ability to create the collateral which helps companies share their message in multiple mediums is unmatched. She has the technical skills to ensure the design and content of both website and print convey the same feel.

Favorite Dog-Lovers


Brad Delaney


Billy Holmes

Private Subcontractor

Kim Thornton

Kim in the Kitchen
Business Coach

Robert Nissenbaum

TSO Media
SEO, Social Media, & Content Consultant

Jocelyn Mozak

Mozak Design

W. Jeff McDaniel

Private Subcontractor

Candace Thompson

Wild Child Group
Business Consultant & Trainer

Bridget Willard

Bridget Willard (dot com)
Social Media Manager

Dr. Harold Hardaway

Cardigan Communications
Co-Founder and CEO

Speaker & Thought-Leader on Corporate Communications & Culture

Shannon Hernandez

Cardigan Communications
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

Communication and Marketing strategist

Christopher Harris

Private Subcontractor
Illustrator, Photographer

Todd Brogowski

Trade Craft Writing
Content Creator & Curator

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