Who Am I
I am your visual narrator. I am your superpower. I am Garett Southerton, a creative designer who works with startups and entrepreneurs to establish brands through strategic marketing and design including websites and logos. Working together, we will effectively tell your brand's unique story with passion using my 15 years of design experience.How will we tell your story?
As a little geek, I was gifted my first computer, a hideous, painfully slow, tan Gateway. I was immediately eager to discover what I could to do with my computer. Within a week, I discovered AOL Hometown Pages and Yahoo's GeoCities. I quickly learned to write code that would allow me to customize my own web pages.
I fell in love with creating images and coding them into place, so I created my own blog using Greymatter and b2/cafelog (predecessors to WordPress). During the rise of social media, I went on to design Myspace layouts for friends and local musicians. This was the start of my first design business. An entrepreneur was born.
Freelance work continued to grow, so I opened my own studio, Desoulbel. Of course I used my earnings to buy what every high school kid wants, computers, sneakers, and video games. Over the next seven years I worked on many projects. Some of the highlights include work for concerts with Oddisee and Dee-1, and working on DJ Green Lantern's ThatsHipHop.com.
Upon graduating from college with a degree in Computer Science, I expanded my studio to focus on elevating businesses and creating brands. I worked on projects featuring startups and musicians including Stereo Assault, SendBeatsTo, A3C, TeamBackPack, Mvstermind, and J'Demul.
I retired my studio, Desoulbel, and launched a creative branding agency, Garett® Creative. My mission is to partner with entrepreneurs and startups, providing mentorship and expertise in order to build viable brands together, telling stories that build long-term customer relationships.
My Promise To Clients
I believe in listening to the goals and needs of my clients. I am committed to working together to find creative solutions. You are the author, I am the narrator. Together we will tell your story.
I will always give your brand and our partnership the respect and time they deserve. Working with me, you can be confident that my passion for my art will be evident in the work I create for you.
Integrity Over Income
I am committed to helping you represent your brand in the best way possible, so I will never recommend a service or product if I believe it will not benefit you and your business.