Gabrielle Blades started her career in design working with the city of Chattanooga, doing research design for a multimodal transportation study. During her time with the city, she worked with a nonprofit that supported local entrepreneurs finding that she loved the work, and some of the first (and most fulfilling brands) she created were for those wonderful humans and their businesses. Recognizing what branding and design unlocked for them, she also realized that, with her own business name and the projects she had taken on, she was in the same position as them — primed to start her own business. In 2015, Blades Creative launched. Today, the business is small-but-mighty and serves as an advocate and designer for creative, lifestyle, and wellness brands, bringing their purpose and potential out into the world.