About

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Jessica Nana

Web Development, Social Media Management & Blogging Maven

Welcome!

I created Socially Savvy Studio from the knowledge that a majority of big and small businesses are struggling to figure out how to use social media and blogging in an efficient and productive way and or finding the time as well as understanding the importance of responsive web design. There is so much more to the puzzle, especially when it comes to SEO.

My specialty is keeping up with all things digital and not only managing these aspects for clients, but I also do a lot of one on one trainings for small businesses who don’t have the resources or budget to hire me for their social media management. My trainings cover various topics from Facebook Ads, SEO for your blog posts to understanding responsive design for your website.

When I am not doing social media strategies, blogging or social media management, I work on web development and responsive web design for small to large scale projects.

I love what I do and all the work that comes with it. Socially Savvy Studio is built on referrals and word of mouth, so at the end of the day what I really love is the satisfaction of making my clients happy.

There also has to be a shout out to office greeter French bulldog Angus. He is full of kisses and enjoys a good belly rub. Sometimes during conference calls you might mistake his snoring for a pot belly pig.

McCann2012_09

Jessica Nana

Web Development, Social Media Management & Blogging Maven

Welcome!

I created Socially Savvy Studio from the knowledge that a majority of big and small businesses are struggling to figure out how to use social media and blogging in an efficient and productive way and or finding the time as well as understanding the importance of responsive web design. There is so much more to the puzzle, especially when it comes to SEO.

My specialty is keeping up with all things digital and not only managing these aspects for clients, but I also do a lot of one on one trainings for small businesses who don’t have the resources or budget to hire me for their social media management. My trainings cover various topics from Facebook Ads, SEO for your blog posts to understanding responsive design for your website.

When I am not doing social media strategies, blogging or social media management, I work on web development and responsive web design for small to large scale projects.

I love what I do and all the work that comes with it. Socially Savvy Studio is built on referrals and word of mouth, so at the end of the day what I really love is the satisfaction of making my clients happy.

There also has to be a shout out to office greeter French bulldog Angus. He is full of kisses and enjoys a good belly rub. Sometimes during conference calls you might mistake his snoring for a pot belly pig.

Rachel Merkle

Branding and Design Guru

A self-proclaimed branding and design addict, Rachel Merkle first discovered her love of graphic design when she “art directed” the cover for her middle school yearbook. That was it, she was hooked!

Fast forward many, many years and Rachel is still hooked. A graduate of the JMU school of Fine Arts, Rachel holds a BFA with a graphic design concentration and has been designing professionally for over a decade. Serving clients in a broad range of industries Rachel strongly believes that one size does not fit all when it comes to business marketing and approaches each project by getting to know her clients, their business goals, and their vision. Driven by project diversity, Rachel has established herself as a unique designer with the ability to create a broad range of design solutions for each client she works with. From websites to logos, business cards to brochures, as an entrepreneur herself, Rachel understands the challenges business owners face and works to provide cost-effective marketing solutions that maximize results. Today she serves as the principal designer for Socially Savvy Studio and District M Creative and if she was given a million dollars would still do exactly what she is doing today.

Having spent 50% of her life on the East Coast and 50% on the West, Rachel has a great appreciation for Virginia horses and wine, the Denver Broncos, and the Rocky Mountains, extreme Arizona heat, and the UofA, DC Museums, amazing art, and road trips. Married to her high school sweetheart, Rachel resides in Northern Virginia with her daughter Livi, and Redbone Coonhound.

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Rachel Merkle

Branding and Design Guru

A self-proclaimed branding and design addict, Rachel Merkle first discovered her love of graphic design when she “art directed” the cover for her middle school yearbook. That was it, she was hooked!

Fast forward many, many years and Rachel is still hooked. A graduate of the JMU school of Fine Arts, Rachel holds a BFA with a graphic design concentration and has been designing professionally for over a decade. Serving clients in a broad range of industries Rachel strongly believes that one size does not fit all when it comes to business marketing and approaches each project by getting to know her clients, their business goals, and their vision. Driven by project diversity, Rachel has established herself as a unique designer with the ability to create a broad range of design solutions for each client she works with. From websites to logos, business cards to brochures, as an entrepreneur herself, Rachel understands the challenges business owners face and works to provide cost-effective marketing solutions that maximize results. Today she serves as the principal designer for Socially Savvy Studio and District M Creative and if she was given a million dollars would still do exactly what she is doing today.

Having spent 50% of her life on the East Coast and 50% on the West, Rachel has a great appreciation for Virginia horses and wine, the Denver Broncos, and the Rocky Mountains, extreme Arizona heat, and the UofA, DC Museums, amazing art, and road trips. Married to her high school sweetheart, Rachel resides in Northern Virginia with her daughter Livi, and Redbone Coonhound.

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The Fun Stuff:

I am a mama to boy/girl twins.

My Favorite Quote: “You can’t look at the competition and say you’re going to do it better. You have to look at the competition and say you’re going to do it differently.” – Steve Jobs

I find balance by keeping office hours and a pretty Tory Burch box where all electronics get put away during family time.

I really love coffee, but who doesn’t.

I love wine just as much and sometimes you might even find it in my coffee mug.

I can shake my eyeballs (gross I know) I like to think it is a talent.

I speak 3 languages and have lived in 3 different countries.

I am all heart and just as much as brain.

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The Fun Stuff:

I am a mama to boy/girl twins.

My Favorite Quote: “You can’t look at the competition and say you’re going to do it better. You have to look at the competition and say you’re going to do it differently.” – Steve Jobs

I find balance by keeping office hours and a pretty Tory Burch box where all electronics get put away during family time.

I really love coffee, but who doesn’t.

I love wine just as much and sometimes you might even find it in my coffee mug.

I can shake my eyeballs (gross I know) I like to think it is a talent.

I speak 3 languages and have lived in 3 different countries.

I am all heart and just as much as brain.