my story

and where big max came from

I am an award-winning graphic designer and website developer based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In 2001, I founded Big Max’s Studio, a woman-owned design firm specializing in startups and small businesses, with their branding and marketing, websites and publications.

In 2016 I won the “American Graphic Design Award” for the logo design for my invitation company Patti & Hank, and in 2017 I again won the award for my website design for Italian winemaker Terralsole. In 2018 I won the award for the book cover “Think you can’t write? Think again!” Then in 2019, I won the award for my package design for RegalVTShine flat iron. A dream job for sure.

I am a Certified Digital Business Consultant, as well as a WordPress Care Plan Specialist. In 2010, I switch from HTML websites and began developing and designing all websites in WordPress. Many website designers choose to pick one field, I on the other hand like the challenge of all trades. Some of my website designs have included lawyers, accountants, independent book publishers, florists, and media companies. Today, most of my clients are e-commerce businesses.

I have written three books and am the primary blogger for Tropic Moon Media.



How did I come up with the name “Big Max’s Studio”? Here’s the short story.

Throughout the firm’s life it’s had a couple of different names and a couple of different partners. After the last partnership I decided it was time to change the name, again. Unfortunately, at this same time we had to put our big lovable lab, Max of 13 years down. A few weeks later with much excitement I came home and announced that I had found a new name for the firm. The only comment, “what to now?” I replied, “Big Max’s Studio!” It was the first time I’d seen a smile in weeks and I knew I had picked the right name.

There is only one way to describe “Big Max” a typical lovable black lab who wanted nothing more than a few extra biscuits a day and at all times to be under your feet.

Big Max

Guardian Angel

Speaking Engagements and Conferences Attended

Would You Like To Work With Me

Click the button below and let's talk.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This