OUR MISSION

We help and inspire business owners to implement and create a consistent on-brand presence through their branding, web design and social media, to increase their reach and grow their business. 

LET'S CREATE WAVES

brand story

Creative Waves Studio was born out of our desire to create the life we've always dreamed of. The life where we get to spend our days at the beach, endlessly creating and helping others. All with the freedom we as creatives crave. By combining our talents for design and strategy we work with others to help them create the life they desire - through branding and building an online presence that gives them the confidence and credibility to connect with their ideal audience,  grow their brand, the live the life they've always dreamed of. 

MEET ERIKA + SHANNON

01. 

Favorite Drink

AM: Water or White Chocolate Mocha
PM: Disaronno w/ Coke

02. 

dream vacation destination

Bali, Indonesia

03. 

zodiac sign

Pisces

04. 

Early bird or night owl

Night Owl

favorite tv show

Friends

05. 

Being able to indulge  and get creative in the things I love, whether that is making someone's vision come to life by creating their brand, designing and mapping out a new website or even just giving someone's current brand a little refresh, is why Creative Waves Studio was born. It's the combination of being able to pursue my passion while helping others build their dreams that makes me love what we do at CWS. 

I've always enjoyed creating art, but knew business was also something I wanted to pursue. I attended Western Michigan University where I graduated with a degree in Advertising & Promotion - it was the perfect medium. During my time at Western I was a student athlete, where I did High Jump for their Track & Field team. Since graduating, I've traded in running for slower movement with walks, pilates and yoga. I love a good Rom-Com, but my go-to, neverfail show is always Friends. If it's a nice summer day you can find me either at the beach or relaxing by the pool and ending the day with the sun. Getting to help others create their dreams is truly what makes me happy and excited about what we do on a daily basis and what can be better then doing what I truly love? 

ERIKA DEPIERRE | CO-FOUNDER

01. 

Favorite Drink

AM: Iced coffee - always
PM: Casamigos on ice with a lime

02. 

DREAM VACATION DESTINATION

Island hopping in Greece

03. 

zodiac sign

Sagitarius

04. 

early bird or night owl

Early bird - love the calm of an early morning.

05. 

favorite mantra or ouote

"You are exactly where you need to be"

My passion for combining the creativity of design with the structure and analytics that strategy allows, is why I love what we do here at CWS. Being able to help others grow their brand presence and create their dreams fulfills the people pleaser in me in a way that makes me happy to be a people pleaser. I started blogging and doing freelance social media work over 5 years ago and in recent years started building custom websites - which is tedious, strategic and aesthetically driven - all the things I love. 

I moved to Phoenix, AZ to attend college and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in communications. While my husband and I constantly talk about moving back to Michigan, things haven't yet aligned, so I'm enjoying the city/desert life for the time being. Learning something new is what excites me the most in life. I have a passion for wellness and self-reflection/growth. Reality TV, specifically Real Housewives, is always my go-to choice when watching TV. I love reading - a good beach read at night to calm my mind and a self-help book in the morning to start the day off right. Lastly, I'm a true introvert - through and through, but connecting with others in a common passion of wanting to make their dreams a reality gets me out of my comfort zone and is what I enjoy most about the work we do.  

SHANNON HOLT | CO-FOUNDER

01. 

GROWTH

We believe that the key to success is to always be growing, both personally and professionally. As creatives, we are always striving to learn something new, to stay curious, to ask “why”, to find inspiration everywhere we go, to always be refining, and always improving. 

02. 

collaboration

Being a team means we are always working together, lifting each other up and cheering each other on. We strive to make our clients always feel as though they are part of our team as well. The world of design and social media is a collaborative one and we want YOU to be a part of the process as much as we are, so we can create your vision, lift you up and cheer you on. 

03. 

simplicity

We strive for simplicity; in our processes, our timelines, our designs, and our strategies. This doesn’t mean we are sacrificing quality or excellence, but rather ruthlessly editing to create designs and strategies that are beautiful, efficient and easy to understand. 

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