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About Fat Dog Creatives

Just who is

A rebrand, web, event, and presentation design specialist for entrepreneurs and executives who want to be memorable.

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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.

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Fat Dog Creatives & Rhonda Negard

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.

Strengths

20 Years of Experience, Adaptable, Brand Management, Communication & Connection, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Innovative Problem-Solver, Relationship Building, Responsive, Self-Motivated, Writing

Graphic Design

  • Pro Tools

    Adobe CC: Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat, Photoshop

  • Versatility

    Print design, including large format, & Web graphics

Web Design & Development

  • UX & UI 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
  • Coding

    • HTML, CSS, Java Script
    • Dreamweaver, FileZilla (FTP/SFTP), CPanel

What you need is a strategy for your

brand and website.

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?

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.

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

— Tony Robbins

I'm looking for a

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

Why Clients Love

Working With Fat Dog Creatives

Testimonials From Real Clients

Testimonials From Real Clients

Photo of Jocelyn Mozak, Web Developer

As creative myself, I know how important is it to work with someone whom you feel completely seen by. This is especially important when it comes to branding as your brand is essentially a graphical representation of you.

I knew when I hired Rhonda I was in safe and capable hands. I had seen her work with peers I respected. Yet, even so, I was blown away by her skills.

Rhonda proved not only to be an exceptional artist, but deeply intuitive. She captured my colors, my energy and my passion all in a single element. Each and every time I look at my logo ... I am inspired.

Jocelyn Mozak

Agency Owner, Mozak Design

Bridget Willard

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, LLC

Social Media Consultant

photo of Mona Chmeis

Rhonda is the absolute best graphic designer/creative person. I've used Fat Dog Creatives for two completely different businesses and am always surprised at how far she exceeds my expectations. Rhonda takes your vision and brightens it - turning it into a dream come true. I truly feel like there is not anybody who could have brought my vision to life like she has. She does an incredible job. A dream to work with. So thankful to have known someone that recommended her to me. Don't look elsewhere, Fat Dog Creatives is #1.

Mona C.

Owner, LiVEgan

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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.

Keith B.

Marketing Consultant

photo of Tamara Hanks

Rhonda takes great care of her clients. She really listens and draws out important details that help her clients build their brands.

Tamara Hanks

Owner & Designer, Hanks Design

The Dog Pack

Collaborators

Good With Words

Writers, Marketers, & Social Media Consultants

Bridget Willard

Writer, Social Media Manager, Marketing Consultant

Robert Nissenbaum

TSO Media
SEO, Social Media, & Content Consultant

Todd Brogowski

Trade Craft Writing
Content Creator & Curator

Jacalyn Holstead

Brand Strategy & Messaging

Good With People

Writers & HR/Culture Consultants

Dr. Harold Hardaway

Speaker & Thought-Leader on Corporate Communications & Culture

Shannon Hernandez

Shannon Hernandez, CHC
Founder, CEO; Communication and Marketing strategist

Good With Motivation

Business, Performance Coaches

Candace Thompson

Wild Child Group
Business Consultant & Trainer

Kim Thornton

Kim in the Kitchen, Dance Fit Central

Good With Hosting

Developers, Techies

Good With Illustration

Illustrators, painters, sculpters, all-around creatives

Billy Holmes

Private Subcontractor
Illustrator

Christopher Harris

Private Subcontractor
Illustrator, Photographer

W. Jeff McDaniel

Private Subcontractor
Illustrator

Take The Lead.

You can mature in your leadership with the tips, courses, and step-by-step instructions in the Best in Show Newsletter with information about managing your website, brand, and event designs. Plus, be the first to get information about new courses for those who want to learn more or DIY.

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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!

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