You don’t fit inside a box. Nah, you’re the room the box is sitting in.

Story time: I got kicked out of my design program in college.

Yikes, right? Kind of wild for a designer to admit. But it was probably the best thing that ever happened to me.‌

Stay with me—this isn't a cliché "things were hard for me too" sob story from an influencer (nor is it my supervillain origin story). 

So here's what happened: They‌ ‌told‌ ‌me‌ ‌I‌ ‌was‌ ‌"too‌ ‌creative." Seriously. What they‌ ‌really‌ ‌meant‌? ‌I‌ ‌didn't‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌conform‌ ‌to‌ ‌their‌ ‌creative‌ ‌"style." It's still hard to believe a design program said that to me, but that's just what happened.

And I won't lie, ‌it sucked. I‌ ‌cried‌ ‌it‌ ‌out‌.

Well, ‌for about‌ ‌2.2‌ ‌seconds anyway. Then‌ I put‌ ‌on‌ ‌my‌ ‌big‌ ‌girl‌ ‌pants‌ ‌and‌ decided to figure this out on my own. ‌

After‌ ‌I‌ ‌graduated‌ ‌from‌ ‌college,‌ ‌I‌ ‌hit‌ ‌the‌ ‌ground‌ ‌running‌ ‌with‌ ‌‌Sweet Daddy Designs ‌and‌ ‌never‌ ‌looked‌ ‌back.‌ ‌

Being a rebel worked out better for me than I could've ever imagined. And if you're still here reading this story, I'd bet money you can relate.

‌Sweet Daddy Designs is the product of those little acts of rebellion I made throughout my college years. 

Now, I work with CEOs like you:

The ones who walk in a room and demand attention.

The ones who aren’t going to take no for an answer.

The ones who dream big and fight hard.

My clients aren’t for the faint of heart.

They are rule breakers.

They are visionaries.

They see the world around them differently than the normal person. They want to make change, they want to make a difference, and they won’t let your opinion on the matter stop them.

They’re in a league all their own. So, you better get on board or get out of their way because not only will they reach their goals, they’ll crush them - with or without an applause from you.

Simply put, they’re built different - wired for success. When they see the world, they see opportunities to change it, not just talk about it.

Does this sound familiar? Sound like you?

Join the change makers, don’t just read about them.

I know you’re wondering: No, I’m not Sweet Daddy. Our namesake is my great-great grandpa, who was the Sweet Daddy. He was also one of the most caring, hardworking men I’ve had the privilege of knowing–– and I’m proud to name my company after him. 

We Live & Design by These Truths

Stay Authentic

To‌ ‌your‌ ‌beliefs,‌ ‌to‌ ‌your‌ ‌values,‌ ‌and‌ ‌to‌ ‌what‌ ‌you‌ ‌think‌ ‌is‌ ‌right.

Stay Curious

‌About‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌around‌ ‌you‌ ‌because‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌never‌ ‌too‌ ‌late‌ ‌to‌ ‌learn‌ ‌something‌ ‌new.

Stay Collaborative

Partner with people from different backgrounds and different experiences.

Stay Creative

Embrace and ‌embody‌ ‌art‌, whatever its form, wherever you find it.

Stay Rebellious

Because‌ ‌without‌ ‌rebellion‌ ‌there‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌no‌ ‌change.

The Low Down

I’m Melissa, the HBIC at Sweet Daddy Designs. I’m a brand strategist, designer, and community leader for The Designers’ Cohort. I’m passionate about building wildly successful brands for CEOs that like to disrupt the status quo (well, disrupt, burn down, shoot the middle finger to, all the same in my book). We do all of that over here.

SDD isn’t the type of studio that takes your money for “just a designer” in return. Oh no. We work from the bottom up, take your wild rebellious ideas and introduce order to the chaos. From idea to finished product and strategy to visuals, we’ll help you build a functional brand that meets your target audience’s needs, and is built to grow.

That’s the Sweet Daddy Designs difference.

Create a brand in a league of its own.  Don’t follow the trends. Set them.