With many of you knowing pieces of our story, we wanted to start the year looking back and reflecting on the road that led us here, with the main people who have been a part of the process. To start, we are welcoming Gather’s real VIP Alia Merrill who has worked with us on brand strategy, web design, and graphic design (and keeping me from quitting) for nearly 4 years! Over the past couple months, questions have come in like ‘how did that opportunity happen OR how did you get that guest to come on the show?’ Truthfully, this is largely due to the work Alia has done and guided me through on our branding over these years. We have become really close friends through this process, and we welcome you into one of our laugh-filled conversations today, talking about:
Our very first phone call and her memories of my fire-hose-like dream processing
The branding process and creating Gather
How our work together has led to many of the opportunities you have seen us share
The process of shifting and growing Gather as times changed
What the big differences are between branding and graphic design and why it matters
How Alia shifted from a math teacher to a sophisticated brand designer
How you can work with Alia for the same type of brand transformation!
Whether you are a long time member of the Gather community or are in the business space, this conversation will inspire creativity and make you feel like you’re sitting around a good charcuterie with two besties!
I was living in Thailand, longed for community, starting opening my door and filling my table. Now I’m living ‘charcuterie’ as a way of life and teaching what I learned about living intentionally everyday.
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Looking Back at Our Journey to Gather w/ Alia Merrill