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Cheers Creative Blog Post Referenced in Forbes Article “Buy A Logo – 10 Tips For Better Design”

Forbes.com Contributor John Rampton gives 10 tips for creating better logos. Tip #9 references a blog post written by Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative. Check it out!



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Cheers Creative Blog Post Referenced in Forbes Article “Buy A Logo – 10 Tips For Better Design”

Forbes.com Contributor John Rampton gives 10 tips for creating better logos. Tip #9 references a blog post written by Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative. Check it out!


Dana James Mwangi Featured in “Memphis is the first stop for entrepreneurship camp for girls”

June 21, 2017 • Highgroundnews.com

“Dana James Mwangi, CEO of Cheers Creative, speaks to a group at the University of Memphis about being a creative entrepreneur.” Check it out here





Dana James Mwangi Featured in “Memphis is the First Stop for Entrepreneurship Camp for Girls”

June 21, 2017 • Highgroundnews.com

“Dana James Mwangi, CEO of Cheers Creative, speaks to a group at the University of Memphis about being a creative entrepreneur.”  Check it out here




Cheers Creative website featured in Favorite Top 20 of Groow.io’s “400+ Beautiful & Attractive Websites Made With The X Theme”

March 10, 2017 • Grooow.io

Out of the 400+ Websites featured in the official X Theme Showcase, Grooow.io featured their favorite Top 20, including a feature of Cheerscreative.com! Check it out here





Cheers Creative website featured in Favorite Top 20 of Groow.io’s “400+ Beautiful & Attractive Websites Made With The X Theme”

March 10, 2017 • Grooow.io

Of the 400+ Websites featured in the official X Theme Showcase, Grooow.io featured their favorite Top 20, including a feature of Cheerscreative.com! Check it out here




Cheers Creative wins “Web Guru of the Day” for Brennanvillines.com Website Design

December 29, 2016 • Webguruawards.com

Web Guru Awards recognizes the work of talented web designers, developers and agencies around the globe by bestowing them with the title “Web Guru.” We were awarded the “Web Guru of the Day” for our work on brennanvillines.com! Check it out here





Cheers Creative wins “Web Guru of the Day” for Brennanvillines.com Website Design

December 30, 2016 • Webguruawards.com

Web Guru Awards recognizes the work of talented web designers, developers and agencies around the globe by bestowing them with the title “Web Guru.” We were awarded the “Web Guru of the Day” for our work on brennanvillines.com! Check it out here




Cheers Partner Eso Tolson Makes Appearance in the New Memphis Institute’s “The New Memphis: Do You See it?” Promo Video

December 8, 2016 • Newmemphis.org

The New Memphis Institute is an organization that forges “a prosperous and vital New Memphis by attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent.” Check out their promo video featuring a cameo of Cheers Creative Partner Eso Tolson providing his handlettering magic! See the entire video here





Cheers Partner Eso Tolson Makes Appearance in the New Memphis Institute’s “The New Memphis: Do You See it?” Promo Video

December 8, 2016 • Newmemphis.org

The New Memphis Institute is an organization that forges “a prosperous and vital New Memphis by attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent.” Check out their promo video featuring a cameo of Cheers Creative Partner Eso Tolson providing his handlettering magic! See the entire video here




Cheers Founder Dana James Mwangi Featured among “22 Best Consultant Websites”

December 7, 2016 • Tsavoneal.com

“If you’re looking to improve your marketing, bring more credibility to your brand, or find more clients, check out these consultants and their websites.” Check out the entire roundup





Cheers Founder Dana James Mwangi Featured among “22 Best Consultant Websites”

December 7, 2016 • Tsavoneal.com

“If you’re looking to improve your marketing, bring more credibility to your brand, or find more clients, check out these consultants and their websites.” View the entire roundup





DreamFest Digital Conference: “The Importance of Becoming An Authority” with Dana James Mwangi

November 6, 2016 • Dreamfestdigital.com

Dreamfest Digital is a virtual/online conference that provides actionable tips to aspiring entrepreneurs. Watch Dana James Mwangi’s interview where she shares her entrepreneurship story and tips on how to become an industry authority.  Watch the video here





DreamFest Digital Conference: “The Importance of Becoming An Authority” with Dana James Mwangi

November 6, 2016 • Dreamfestdigital.com

Dreamfest Digital is a virtual/online conference that provides actionable tips to aspiring entrepreneurs. Watch Dana James Mwangi’s interview where she shares her entrepreneurship story and tips on how to become an industry authority.  Watch the video here




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SALESONBRAKES.COM: “One Way Sales Leaders Can Protect Themselves From Bad Customers”

November 2, 2016 • Salesonbrakes.com

In this article, Dana James Mwangi shares tips on how to deal with and avoid unfortunate interactions with clients. Check it out 





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Salesonbrakes.com: “One Way Sales Leaders Can Protect Themselves From Bad Customers”

November 2, 2016 • Salesonbrakes.com

In this article, Dana James Mwangi shares tips on how to deal with and avoid unfortunate interactions with clients. Check it out 




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Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi on Memphis Success Podcast

October 25, 2016 • Memphissuccess.com

“Dana James Mwangi is a creative soul, who shares her amazing journey moving from corporate America to stepping out on faith to pursue her dreams.” Check out Host/Producer Darnell Reid and Dana James Mwangi on Episode 21 of the Memphis Success Podcast! Listen Now 





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Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi on Memphis Success Podcast

October 25, 2016 • Memphissuccess.com

“Dana James Mwangi is a creative soul, who shares her amazing journey moving from corporate America to stepping out on faith to pursue her dreams.” Check out Host/Producer Darnell Reid and Dana James Mwangi on Episode 21 of the Memphis Success Podcast! Listen Now 




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Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi Featured Among Women in Tech Roundup Discussion

September 26, 2016 • Psdtowp.net

“We want to do our part in getting more women interested in a career in tech, so we’ve decided to create a roundup and ask 6 women who already work in tech about their experiences. We’ve asked about the advantages and disadvantages of being a woman in tech, and how to deal with gender bias and discrimination.” Check out the entire roundup discussion here 





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Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi Featured Among Women in Tech Roundup Discussion

September 26, 2016 • Psdtowp.net

“We want to do our part in getting more women interested in a career in tech, so we’ve decided to create a roundup and ask 6 women who already work in tech about their experiences. We’ve asked about the advantages and disadvantages of being a woman in tech, and how to deal with gender bias and discrimination.”

Check out the entire roundup discussion here 




Logo_Ladies Learning CodeCheers Founder Dana James Mwangi Talks “Gaining Confidence” with Ladies Learning Code

August 25, 2016 • Ladieslearningcode.com

Ladies Learning Code, a non-profit organization providing digital literacy to women and youth across Canada, asked Cheers founder Dana James Mwangi and additional women in tech to recount their biggest struggles and detail how facing those struggles led to success. Check out the entire roundup discussion here 





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Cheers Founder Dana James Mwangi Talks “Gaining Confidence” with Ladies Learning Code

August 25, 2016 • Ladieslearningcode.com

Ladies Learning Code, a non-profit organization providing digital literacy to women and youth across Canada, asked Cheers founder Dana James Mwangi and additional women in tech to recount their biggest struggles and detail how facing those struggles led to success.
Check out the entire roundup discussion here 




Bluff City Podcast LogoCHEERS PARTNER ESO TOLSON FEATURED ON EPISODE 4 OF THE BEHIND BLUFF CITY  PODCAST

August 12, 2016 • Theoamnetwork.com

“In this episode the dynamic duo interviews transplant Eso Tolson. Originally from East St. Louis, IL, Eso Tolson, is what you would call a Freelance Creative Director/Designer. He enjoys brand identity design and developing creative content. He is passionate about music, typography, pop culture, and inner city life. He is the creative genius behind the ‘Embrace Your Inner’ movement in Memphis. Join us as we unearth what it means to embrace your inner Memphis during this fun-filled episode.”
Listen Now 





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Cheers Partner Eso Tolson Featured on the Behind Bluff City Podcast

August 12, 2016 • Theoamnetwork.com

“In this episode the dynamic duo interviews transplant Eso Tolson. Originally from East St. Louis, IL, Eso Tolson, is what you would call a Freelance Creative Director/Designer. He enjoys brand identity design and developing creative content. He is passionate about music, typography, pop culture, and inner city life.”
Listen Now 




bglogoCHEERS PARTNERS DANA JAMES MWANGI & ESO TOLSON FEATURED ON THE KNOW LIKE & TRUST SHOW  PODCAST

August 5, 2016 • Britneygardner.com

National brand strategist and award-winning marketing photographer Britney Gardner invites the Cheers Creative Partners for a chat on Episode 22 of the Know Like & Trust Show! Listen to Dana James Mwangi and Eso Tolson talk about how leaders can increase their visibility, trust factor, and engagement through brand and web design.
Listen Now 





bglogo Cheers Partners Dana James Mwangi & Eso Tolson Featured on the Know, Like & Trust Show Podcast

August 5, 2016 • Britneygardner.com

National brand strategist and award-winning marketing photographer Britney Gardner invites the Cheers Creative Partners for a chat on Episode 22 of the Know, Like & Trust Show! Listen to Dana James Mwangi and Eso Tolson talk about how leaders can increase their visibility, trust factor, and engagement through brand and web design.
Listen Now 




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Dana James Mwangi Featured as Sister Showcase’s “Sister of the Day”

June 3, 2016 • Sisterhoodshowcase.com

Since 1998, Sisterhood Showcase has been the premier event attracting thousands of attendees annually from across the Mid- South and surrounding regions. Their mission is to combine entertainment and education to create interactive experiences that connect, engage and empower women. As part of their daily promotion of positive and powerful images of women, the Sisterhood Showcases a “Sister of the Day.” Check out Dana’s feature here!




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Dana James Mwangi Featured as Sister Showcase’s “Sister of the Day”

June 3, 2016 • Sisterhoodshowcase.com

Since 1998, Sisterhood Showcase has been the premier event attracting thousands of attendees annually from across the Mid- South and surrounding regions. Their mission is to combine entertainment and education to create interactive experiences that connect, engage and empower women. As part of their daily promotion of positive and powerful images of women, the Sisterhood Showcases a “Sister of the Day.” Check out Dana’s feature here!




WP Rocks logoCheerscreative.com Featured in “25+ Stunning Examples of Themeco’s Top-Selling WordPress X Theme in Action”

May 4, 2016 • WProcks.com

“The following is a compilation of total 26 stunning examples of WordPress X Theme, i.e., the websites which are using this Themeco’s top-selling theme. So, get ready to see it in action.” See the entire list here.




WP Rocks logoCheerscreative.com Featured in “25+ Stunning Examples of Themeco’s Top-Selling WordPress X Theme in Action”

May 4, 2016 • WProcks.com

“The following is a compilation of total 26 stunning examples of WordPress X Theme, i.e., the websites which are using this Themeco’s top-selling theme. So, get ready to see it in action.” See the entire list here.




DesignMantic LogoDana James Mwangi Featured on Design Mantic’s list of “15 Super Moms Juggling Babies and Web Design in the U.S.”

May 3, 2016 • Designmantic.com

“With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time of the year to celebrate and salute the females who continuously dedicate their lives to their children. While all moms are truly ‘wow’, those who successfully manage to remain on top of the web design field deserve a shout out.

Here are some of the amazing women who have mastered the art of web design and motherhood, juggling both expertly and inspiring women worldwide.” See the entire list of supermom web strategists/designers here!




DesignMantic LogoDana James Mwangi Featured on Design Mantic’s list of “15 Super Moms Juggling Babies and Web Design in the U.S.”

May 3, 2016 • Designmantic.com

“With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time of the year to celebrate and salute the females who continuously dedicate their lives to their children. While all moms are truly ‘wow’, those who successfully manage to remain on top of the web design field deserve a shout out.

Here are some of the amazing women who have mastered the art of web design and motherhood, juggling both expertly and inspiring women worldwide.” See the entire list of ladies here!



WinningWP-LogoCheerscreative.com Featured in “25+ Stunning Examples of Themeco’s Top-Selling WordPress X Theme in Action”

April 23, 2016 • Winningwp.com

“As a kind of follow-on article to our previous post (in which we went in to quite a bit of detail reviewing the best-selling WordPress X Theme on Themeforest), we got in contact with Theme.co (the company behind the theme) to ask if they happen to have any nice examples of X Theme in action. They kindly obliged with a pretty extensive showcase — within which we found a number of absolute stunners! Here’s a list of favorites.” See the entire list of featured websites here!




WinningWP-LogoCheerscreative.com Featured in “25+ Stunning Examples of Themeco’s Top-Selling WordPress X Theme in Action”

April 23, 2016 • Winningwp.com

“As a kind of follow-on article to our previous post (in which we went in to quite a bit of detail reviewing the best-selling WordPress X Theme on Themeforest), we got in contact with Theme.co (the company behind the theme) to ask if they happen to have any nice examples of X Theme in action. They kindly obliged with a pretty extensive showcase — within which we found a number of absolute stunners! Here’s a list of favorites.” See the entire list of featured websites here!



1stwebdesigner-2016Interview with Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi in “X Theme Review In 2016: Is This WordPress Theme For You?”

March 21, 2016 • 1stWebdesigner.com

“In this article, we will deeply review and analyze the X theme, which recently has been getting wide popularity among graphic and web designers. While X is not officially titled as the theme framework based on theme functionality, it can be used as one. As I go deeper in reviewing the theme, you will understand how and why. We actually did interview with Dana, a professional web designer who scaled her design business by using X theme effectively. Learn how she did it and listen to the interview now!” Read more here!





1stwebdesigner-2016Interview with Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi in “X Theme Review In 2016: Is This WordPress Theme For You?”

March 21, 2016 • 1stWebdesigner.com

“In this article, we will deeply review and analyze the X theme, which recently has been getting wide popularity among graphic and web designers. While X is not officially titled as the theme framework based on theme functionality, it can be used as one. As I go deeper in reviewing the theme, you will understand how and why. We actually did interview with Dana, a professional web designer who scaled her design business by using X theme effectively. Learn how she did it and listen to the interview now!” Read more here!




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Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi as Guest on Episode #39 of the Daily “Business Mistakes” Podcast

March 3, 2016 Businessmistakes.com

Listen to Dana James Mwangi talk about overcoming and learning from one of her biggest dilemmas on Episode 39 of Business Mistakes, which was listed as one of the top 9 business podcasts by Inc. Magazine! Check it out here!


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Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi as Guest on Episode #39 of the Daily Business Mistakes Podcast

March 3, 2016Businessmistakes.com
Listen to Dana James Mwangi talk about overcoming and learning from one of her biggest dilemmas on Episode 39 of Business Mistakes, which was listed as one of the top 9 business podcasts by Inc. Magazine! Check it out here!


spon_29dotw_mediumDana James Mwangi Featured in Revision Path’s 2016 “29 Days of the Web” Showcase

February 29, 2016 • 28Daysoftheweb.com

28 Days of the Web features a different web designer, graphic designer, or web developer every day for the month of February in conjunction with and celebration of Black History Month. (And on leap years, we add an additional person!) Dana James Mwangi was the 29th designer featured this year! Brought to you by Revision Path and sponsored by Facebook Design. Read More


spon_29dotw_mediumDana James Mwangi Featured in Revision Path’s 2016 “29 Days of the Web” Showcase

February 29, 2016 • 28Daysoftheweb.com

28 Days of the Web features a different web designer, graphic designer, or web developer every day for the month of February in conjunction with and celebration of Black History Month. (And on leap years, we add an additional person!) Dana James Mwangi was the 29th designer featured this year! Brought to you by Revision Path and sponsored by Facebook Design. Read More


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“Embrace Your Inner Memphis Shirts by Eso Tolson – Favorite Find”

January 29, 2016 Memphisflyer.com

“The beautiful hand lettering created by designer and creative director Eso Tolson captures attention in and of itself, but when the message that the letters form are just as rich, the artwork reaches a whole new realm. Eso has taken one particular message and wears it boldly on a shirt: “Embrace You Inner Memphis.” As a Memphis transplant, Eso helps show that pride is also about where you are and not just where you come from.”
Check out more of this article here.


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“Embrace Your Inner Memphis Shirts by Eso Tolson – Favorite Find”

January 29, 2016 Memphisflyer.com

“The beautiful hand lettering created by designer and creative director Eso Tolson captures attention in and of itself, but when the message that the letters form are just as rich, the artwork reaches a whole new realm. Eso has taken one particular message and wears it boldly on a shirt: “Embrace You Inner Memphis.” As a Memphis transplant, Eso helps show that pride is also about where you are and not just where you come from.”
Check out more of this article here.


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The Work of Dana James Mwangi Featured on ElegantThemes.com’s “25 Cool Websites
Made with WordPress”

January 8, 2016 Elegantthemes.com

Elegant Themes, a premium WordPress theme marketplace with on online community of 317,000+ international customers, is one of the highest rated theme clubs on the internet. Their list of 25 inspirational WordPress-based websites includes the websites of Katy Perry, Mercedes Benz, Nasa, and at #10, is the website of entrepreneur Brandice Daniel, designed by Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative. See the entire showcase here.


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The Work of Dana James Mwangi Featured on ElegantThemes.com’s “25 Cool Websites Made with WordPress”

January 8, 2016 Elegantthemes.com

Elegant Themes, a premium WordPress theme marketplace with on online community of 317,000+ international customers, is one of the highest rated theme clubs on the internet. Their list of 25 inspirational WordPress-based websites includes the websites of Katy Perry, Mercedes Benz, Nasa, and at #10, is the website of entrepreneur Brandice Daniel, designed by Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative. See the entire showcase here.



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Cheers Creative’s Work Featured in Colorlib.com’s “30 Spectacular Example Websites Using X Theme”

December 5, 2015 Colorlib.com

Colorlib showcases 30 website’s built with the powerful X Theme, the fastest selling WordPress theme of 2015. Two of the featured websites (one for Enhancements, a mobile airbrush cosmetics service, and the other for Power Box, a platform for business owners of color) were designed by Cheers Creative! See the entire showcase here.


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The Work of Eso Tolson Featured in “Words Matter” Art Show at Crosstown Arts

November 9, 2015 Memphismagazine.com

“On Thursday, November 12th, artists in genres ranging from visual arts to culinary arts will collaborate with writers to bring the written word to life through various mediums for the third annual “Words Matter” art show at Crosstown Arts (430 N. Cleveland).” Learn more about the Words Matter art show here.


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Eso Tolson Featured in “Meet the Downtown Guides for Local by Locals Tours!”

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“I came to Memphis to finish my bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design Arts at Memphis Collage of Art. I started doing design work with Choose901 in association with City Leadership located at downtown at Peabody Place. Working downtown has given me the opportunity to check out restaurants, bars, business and events that are happening.” Read the rest of Eso’s interview here.


Studio688-Logo“Artist Spotlight: Musically-Creative-Directive-Design
with Eso Tolson”

December 21, 2015 Studio688.com

“You’ve got to expect something unique and special from a guy with the Instagram name @CoolUrbanHippie. Eso Tolson wears that name well, just as he wears many hats as a real-life, all-encompassing artistic being. Read on to learn a bit about Memphis’ Resident Creative Director.” Read more on the Studio688 blog!


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Dana James Mwangi featured in Line25.com’s “37 Creative Female Web Designers You Should Know About”

June 23, 2015 • Line25.com

“It’s no secret that there’s some difference in the ratio of males to females in the web design industry. Having said that, female and male designers are equally talented, equally hard-working and equally creative. This roundup brings light to 37 creative female web designers who you should know about. You can check out their websites and Twitter profiles. Watch out, here come the girls!” See the entire list here.


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“Expressing Your Story Through Brand Identity Design” with Dana James Mwangi on the “On Humans” Podcast

March 31, 2015 • iTunes

“Visuals get you the respect you deserve, they help you generate the kind of emotional response you want to get from your audience.” Listen to more of Cheers Creative founder Dana James Mwangi’s interview with the On Humans Podcast, a daily podcast about the most passionate humans, here.


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X Theme Customer Spotlight: Dana Mwangi &
Chef Phillip Ashley Rix

February 20, 2015Theme.co

“In today’s Customer Spotlight we are excited to introduce you to Dana Mwangi & Phillip Ashley. This will be a fun and unique customer spotlight as Phillip is Dana’s client who requested X by name for his website. We wanted to spend some time introducing you to them and talking about the symbiotic relationship between our three companies and how you can use X as the goto theme for your client projects like Dana does!” Read More


awesomely-techie-header-3aDana James Mwangi featured in AwesomelyTechie.com’s “7 Awesome Web Designers Who Are Women”

February 10, 2015Awesomelytechie.com

“Below is a list of seven awesome women in the web industry who are making notable contributions by creating and shaping the online experiences of many. We salute the female web designers and developers who stand in the trenches by plowing through design layers, or meticulously writing clean lines of code in their efforts to make the Internet a fun space for us all. The unique perspectives that women bring to web design and development are invaluable: especially since women spend more time and money online than their male counterparts.” Read More


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1stWebDesigner Success Stories Podcast:
Episode 4 Featuring Dana James Mwangi

February 4, 2015 • 1stWebdesigner.com

“At first glance, Dana James Mwangi looks like the typical wife and mother balancing her time between her husband and kids. Unless you delve a little deeper, you will never know that this dynamo has an additional title under her resume – that of a business person.

A woman filled with laughter and positive energy, her smile and enthusiasm are contagious. There’s no hint of burn-out nor tiredness when you talk to her. Even in this short interview, Dana isn’t short of energy as she talks about her family, business, and most importantly, the X Theme.” Listen Here


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Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative

December 7, 2014 • Creativememphispodcast.com

“Dana made the jump from in-house designer to rogue freelance designer for hire and Cheers Creative has been soaring ever since. Dana’s unique approach includes educating the client about design, the process being a team effort between designer and client, and finding the right fit for both client and designer. In this episode we talk shop, praise and shame Adobe, and doing the right work with the right people.” Listen Here

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Cheers Creative Blog Post Referenced in Forbes Article “Buy A Logo – 10 Tips For Better Design”

Forbes.com Contributor John Rampton gives 10 tips for creating better logos. Tip #9 references a blog post written by Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative. Check it out!


Cheers Creative website featured in Favorite Top 20 of Groow.io’s “400+ Beautiful & Attractive Websites Made With The X Theme”

March 10, 2017 • Grooow.io

Out of the 400+ Websites featured in the official X Theme Showcase, Grooow.io featured their favorite Top 20, including a feature of Cheerscreative.com! Check it out here




Cheers Creative wins “Web Guru of the Day” for Brennanvillines.com Website Design

December 29, 2016 • Webguruawards.com

Web Guru Awards recognizes the work of talented web designers, developers and agencies around the globe by bestowing them with the title “Web Guru.” We were awarded the “Web Guru of the Day” for our work on brennanvillines.com! Check it out here




Cheers Partner Eso Tolson Makes Appearance in the New Memphis Institute’s “The New Memphis: Do You See it?” Promo Video

December 8, 2016 • Newmemphis.org

The New Memphis Institute is an organization that forges “a prosperous and vital New Memphis by attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent.” Check out their promo video featuring a cameo of Cheers Creative Partner Eso Tolson providing his handlettering magic! See the entire video here




Cheers Founder Dana James Mwangi Featured among “22 Best Consultant Websites”

December 7, 2016 • Tsavoneal.com

“If you’re looking to improve your marketing, bring more credibility to your brand, or find more clients, check out these consultants and their websites.” Check out the entire roundup




DreamFest Digital Conference: “The Importance of Becoming An Authority” with Dana James Mwangi

November 6, 2016 • Dreamfestdigital.com

Dreamfest Digital is a virtual/online conference that provides actionable tips to aspiring entrepreneurs. Watch Dana James Mwangi’s interview where she shares her entrepreneurship story and tips on how to become an industry authority. Watch the video here




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SALESONBRAKES.COM: “One Way Sales Leaders Can Protect Themselves From Bad Customers”

November 2, 2016 • Salesonbrakes.com

In this article, Dana James Mwangi shares tips on how to deal with and avoid unfortunate interactions with clients. Check it out 




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Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi on Memphis Success Podcast

October 25, 2016 • Memphissuccess.com

“Dana James Mwangi is a creative soul, who shares her amazing journey moving from corporate America to stepping out on faith to pursue her dreams.” Check out Host/Producer Darnell Reid and Dana James Mwangi on Episode 21 of the Memphis Success Podcast! Listen Now 




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Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi Featured Among Women in Tech Roundup Discussion

September 26, 2016 • Psdtowp.net

“We want to do our part in getting more women interested in a career in tech, so we’ve decided to create a roundup and ask 6 women who already work in tech about their experiences. We’ve asked about the advantages and disadvantages of being a woman in tech, and how to deal with gender bias and discrimination.” Check out the entire roundup discussion here 




Logo_Ladies Learning CodeCheers Founder Dana James Mwangi Talks “Gaining Confidence” with Ladies Learning Code

August 25, 2016 • Ladieslearningcode.com

Ladies Learning Code, a non-profit organization providing digital literacy to women and youth across Canada, asked Cheers founder Dana James Mwangi and additional women in tech to recount their biggest struggles and detail how facing those struggles led to success. Check out the entire roundup discussion here 




Bluff City Podcast LogoCHEERS PARTNER ESO TOLSON FEATURED ON EPISODE 4 OF THE BEHIND BLUFF CITY  PODCAST

August 12, 2016 • Theoamnetwork.com

“In this episode the dynamic duo interviews transplant Eso Tolson. Originally from East St. Louis, IL, Eso Tolson, is what you would call a Freelance Creative Director/Designer. He enjoys brand identity design and developing creative content. He is passionate about music, typography, pop culture, and inner city life. He is the creative genius behind the ‘Embrace Your Inner’ movement in Memphis. Join us as we unearth what it means to embrace your inner Memphis during this fun-filled episode.”
Listen Now 




bglogoCHEERS PARTNERS DANA JAMES MWANGI & ESO TOLSON FEATURED ON THE KNOW LIKE & TRUST SHOW  PODCAST

August 5, 2016 • Britneygardner.com

National brand strategist and award-winning marketing photographer Britney Gardner invites the Cheers Creative Partners for a chat on Episode 22 of the Know Like & Trust Show! Listen to Dana James Mwangi and Eso Tolson talk about how leaders can increase their visibility, trust factor, and engagement through brand and web design.
Listen Now 




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Dana James Mwangi Featured as Sister Showcase’s “Sister of the Day”

June 3, 2016 • Sisterhoodshowcase.com

Since 1998, Sisterhood Showcase has been the premier event attracting thousands of attendees annually from across the Mid- South and surrounding regions. Their mission is to combine entertainment and education to create interactive experiences that connect, engage and empower women. As part of their daily promotion of positive and powerful images of women, the Sisterhood Showcases a “Sister of the Day.” Check out Dana’s feature here!




WP Rocks logoCheerscreative.com Featured in “25+ Stunning Examples of Themeco’s Top-Selling WordPress X Theme in Action”

May 4, 2016 • WProcks.com

“The following is a compilation of total 26 stunning examples of WordPress X Theme, i.e., the websites which are using this Themeco’s top-selling theme. So, get ready to see it in action.” See the entire list here.




DesignMantic LogoDana James Mwangi Featured on Design Mantic’s list of “15 Super Moms Juggling Babies and Web Design in the U.S.”

May 3, 2016 • Designmantic.com

“With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time of the year to celebrate and salute the females who continuously dedicate their lives to their children. While all moms are truly ‘wow’, those who successfully manage to remain on top of the web design field deserve a shout out.

Here are some of the amazing women who have mastered the art of web design and motherhood, juggling both expertly and inspiring women worldwide.” See the entire list of supermom web strategists/designers here!





WinningWP-LogoCheerscreative.com Featured in “25+ Stunning Examples of Themeco’s Top-Selling WordPress X Theme in Action”

April 23, 2016 • Winningwp.com

“As a kind of follow-on article to our previous post (in which we went in to quite a bit of detail reviewing the best-selling WordPress X Theme on Themeforest), we got in contact with Theme.co (the company behind the theme) to ask if they happen to have any nice examples of X Theme in action. They kindly obliged with a pretty extensive showcase — within which we found a number of absolute stunners! Here’s a list of favorites.” See the entire list of featured websites here!





1stwebdesigner-2016Interview with Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi in “X Theme Review In 2016: Is This WordPress Theme For You?”

March 21, 2016 • 1stWebdesigner.com

“In this article, we will deeply review and analyze the X theme, which recently has been getting wide popularity among graphic and web designers. While X is not officially titled as the theme framework based on theme functionality, it can be used as one. As I go deeper in reviewing the theme, you will understand how and why. We actually did interview with Dana, a professional web designer who scaled her design business by using X theme effectively. Learn how she did it and listen to the interview now!” Read more here!




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Cheers Creative Founder Dana James Mwangi as Guest on Episode #39 of the Daily “Business Mistakes” Podcast

March 3, 2016 Businessmistakes.com

Listen to Dana James Mwangi talk about overcoming and learning from one of her biggest dilemmas on Episode 39 of Business Mistakes, which was listed as one of the top 9 business podcasts by Inc. Magazine! Check it out here!


spon_29dotw_mediumDana James Mwangi Featured in Revision Path’s 2016 “29 Days of the Web” Showcase

February 29, 2016 • 28Daysoftheweb.com

28 Days of the Web features a different web designer, graphic designer, or web developer every day for the month of February in conjunction with and celebration of Black History Month. (And on leap years, we add an additional person!) Dana James Mwangi was the 29th designer featured this year! Brought to you by Revision Path and sponsored by Facebook Design. Read More



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“Embrace Your Inner Memphis Shirts by Eso Tolson – Favorite Find”

January 29, 2016 Memphisflyer.com

“The beautiful hand lettering created by designer and creative director Eso Tolson captures attention in and of itself, but when the message that the letters form are just as rich, the artwork reaches a whole new realm. Eso has taken one particular message and wears it boldly on a shirt: “Embrace You Inner Memphis.” As a Memphis transplant, Eso helps show that pride is also about where you are and not just where you come from.”
Check out more of this article here.


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The Work of Dana James Mwangi Featured on ElegantThemes.com’s “25 Cool Websites
Made with WordPress”

January 8, 2016 Elegantthemes.com

Elegant Themes, a premium WordPress theme marketplace with on online community of 317,000+ international customers, is one of the highest rated theme clubs on the internet. Their list of 25 inspirational WordPress-based websites includes the websites of Katy Perry, Mercedes Benz, Nasa, and at #10, is the website of entrepreneur Brandice Daniel, designed by Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative. See the entire showcase here.


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Cheers Creative’s Work Featured in Colorlib.com’s “30 Spectacular Example Websites Using X Theme”

December 5, 2015 Colorlib.com

Colorlib showcases 30 website’s built with the powerful X Theme, the fastest selling WordPress theme of 2015. Two of the featured websites (one for Enhancements, a mobile airbrush cosmetics service, and the other for Power Box, a platform for business owners of color) were designed by Cheers Creative! See the entire showcase here.


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The Work of Eso Tolson Featured in “Words Matter” Art Show at Crosstown Arts

November 9, 2015 Memphismagazine.com

“On Thursday, November 12th, artists in genres ranging from visual arts to culinary arts will collaborate with writers to bring the written word to life through various mediums for the third annual “Words Matter” art show at Crosstown Arts (430 N. Cleveland).” Learn more about the Words Matter art show here.


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Eso Tolson Featured in “Meet the Downtown Guides for Local by Locals Tours!”

Downtownmemphis.com

“I came to Memphis to finish my bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design Arts at Memphis Collage of Art. I started doing design work with Choose901 in association with City Leadership located at downtown at Peabody Place. Working downtown has given me the opportunity to check out restaurants, bars, business and events that are happening.” Read the rest of Eso’s interview here.


Studio688-Logo“Artist Spotlight: Musically-Creative-Directive-Design
with Eso Tolson”

December 21, 2015 Studio688.com

“You’ve got to expect something unique and special from a guy with the Instagram name @CoolUrbanHippie. Eso Tolson wears that name well, just as he wears many hats as a real-life, all-encompassing artistic being. Read on to learn a bit about Memphis’ Resident Creative Director.” Read more on the Studio688 blog!


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Dana James Mwangi featured in Line25.com’s “37 Creative Female Web Designers You Should Know About”

June 23, 2015 • Line25.com

“It’s no secret that there’s some difference in the ratio of males to females in the web design industry. Having said that, female and male designers are equally talented, equally hard-working and equally creative. This roundup brings light to 37 creative female web designers who you should know about. You can check out their websites and Twitter profiles. Watch out, here come the girls!” See the entire list here.


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“Expressing Your Story Through Brand Identity Design” with Dana James Mwangi on the “On Humans” Podcast

March 31, 2015 • iTunes

“Visuals get you the respect you deserve, they help you generate the kind of emotional response you want to get from your audience.” Listen to more of Cheers Creative founder Dana James Mwangi’s interview with the On Humans Podcast, a daily podcast about the most passionate humans, here.


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X Theme Customer Spotlight: Dana Mwangi &
Chef Phillip Ashley Rix

February 20, 2015Theme.co

“In today’s Customer Spotlight we are excited to introduce you to Dana Mwangi & Phillip Ashley. This will be a fun and unique customer spotlight as Phillip is Dana’s client who requested X by name for his website. We wanted to spend some time introducing you to them and talking about the symbiotic relationship between our three companies and how you can use X as the goto theme for your client projects like Dana does!” Read More


awesomely-techie-header-3aDana James Mwangi featured in AwesomelyTechie.com’s “7 Awesome Web Designers Who Are Women”

February 10, 2015Awesomelytechie.com

“Below is a list of seven awesome women in the web industry who are making notable contributions by creating and shaping the online experiences of many. We salute the female web designers and developers who stand in the trenches by plowing through design layers, or meticulously writing clean lines of code in their efforts to make the Internet a fun space for us all. The unique perspectives that women bring to web design and development are invaluable: especially since women spend more time and money online than their male counterparts.” Read More


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1stWebDesigner Success Stories Podcast:
Episode 4 Featuring Dana James Mwangi

February 4, 2015 • 1stWebdesigner.com

“At first glance, Dana James Mwangi looks like the typical wife and mother balancing her time between her husband and kids. Unless you delve a little deeper, you will never know that this dynamo has an additional title under her resume – that of a business person.

A woman filled with laughter and positive energy, her smile and enthusiasm are contagious. There’s no hint of burn-out nor tiredness when you talk to her. Even in this short interview, Dana isn’t short of energy as she talks about her family, business, and most importantly, the X Theme.” Listen Here


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Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative

December 7, 2014 • Creativememphispodcast.com

“Dana made the jump from in-house designer to rogue freelance designer for hire and Cheers Creative has been soaring ever since. Dana’s unique approach includes educating the client about design, the process being a team effort between designer and client, and finding the right fit for both client and designer. In this episode we talk shop, praise and shame Adobe, and doing the right work with the right people.” Listen Here


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Cheers Creative’s Work Featured in Colorlib.com’s “30 Spectacular Example Websites Using X Theme”

December 5, 2015 Colorlib.com

Colorlib showcases 30 website’s built with the powerful X Theme, the fastest selling WordPress theme of 2015. Two of the featured websites (one for Enhancements, a mobile airbrush cosmetics service, and the other for Power Box, a platform for business owners of color) were designed by Cheers Creative! See the entire showcase here.


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The Work of Eso Tolson Featured in “Words Matter” Art Show at Crosstown Arts

November 9, 2015 Memphismagazine.com

“On Thursday, November 12th, artists in genres ranging from visual arts to culinary arts will collaborate with writers to bring the written word to life through various mediums for the third annual “Words Matter” art show at Crosstown Arts (430 N. Cleveland).” Learn more about the Words Matter art show here.


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Eso Tolson Featured in “Meet the Downtown Guides for Local by Locals Tours!”

Downtownmemphis.com

“I came to Memphis to finish my bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design Arts at Memphis Collage of Art. I started doing design work with Choose901 in association with City Leadership located at downtown at Peabody Place. Working downtown has given me the opportunity to check out restaurants, bars, business and events that are happening.” Read the rest of Eso’s interview here.


Studio688-Logo“Artist Spotlight: Musically-Creative-Directive-Design with Eso Tolson”

December 21, 2015 Studio688.com

“You’ve got to expect something unique and special from a guy with the Instagram name @CoolUrbanHippie. Eso Tolson wears that name well, just as he wears many hats as a real-life, all-encompassing artistic being. Read on to learn a bit about Memphis’ Resident Creative Director.” Read more on the Studio688 blog!


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Dana James Mwangi featured in Line25.com’s “37 Creative Female Web Designers You Should Know About”

June 23, 2015 • Line25.com

“It’s no secret that there’s some difference in the ratio of males to females in the web design industry. Having said that, female and male designers are equally talented, equally hard-working and equally creative. This roundup brings light to 37 creative female web designers who you should know about. You can check out their websites and Twitter profiles. Watch out, here come the girls!” See the entire list here.


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“Expressing Your Story Through Brand Identity Design” with Dana James Mwangi on the “On Humans” Podcast

March 31, 2015 • iTunes

“Visuals get you the respect you deserve, they help you generate the kind of emotional response you want to get from your audience.” Listen to more of Cheers Creative founder Dana James Mwangi’s interview with the On Humans Podcast, a daily podcast about the most passionate humans, here.


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X Theme Customer Spotlight: Dana Mwangi & Chef Phillip Ashley Rix

February 20, 2015Theme.co

“In today’s Customer Spotlight we are excited to introduce you to Dana Mwangi & Phillip Ashley. This will be a fun and unique customer spotlight as Phillip is Dana’s client who requested X by name for his website. We wanted to spend some time introducing you to them and talking about the symbiotic relationship between our three companies and how you can use X as the goto theme for your client projects like Dana does!” Read More


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Dana James Mwangi featured in AwesomelyTechie.com’s “7 Awesome Web Designers Who Are Women”

February 10, 2015Awesomelytechie.com

“Below is a list of seven awesome women in the web industry who are making notable contributions by creating and shaping the online experiences of many. We salute the female web designers and developers who stand in the trenches by plowing through design layers, or meticulously writing clean lines of code in their efforts to make the Internet a fun space for us all. The unique perspectives that women bring to web design and development are invaluable: especially since women spend more time and money online than their male counterparts.” Read More


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1stWebDesigner Success Stories Podcast: Episode 4 Featuring Dana James Mwangi

February 4, 2015 • 1stWebdesigner.com

“At first glance, Dana James Mwangi looks like the typical wife and mother balancing her time between her husband and kids. Unless you delve a little deeper, you will never know that this dynamo has an additional title under her resume – that of a business person.

A woman filled with laughter and positive energy, her smile and enthusiasm are contagious. There’s no hint of burn-out nor tiredness when you talk to her. Even in this short interview, Dana isn’t short of energy as she talks about her family, business, and most importantly, the X Theme.” Listen Here


54974-aCreative Memphis Podcast: Episode 17 Featuring Dana James Mwangi of Cheers Creative

December 7, 2014 • Creativememphispodcast.com

“Dana made the jump from in-house designer to rogue freelance designer for hire and Cheers Creative has been soaring ever since. Dana’s unique approach includes educating the client about design, the process being a team effort between designer and client, and finding the right fit for both client and designer. In this episode we talk shop, praise and shame Adobe, and doing the right work with the right people.” Listen Here

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