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About January Creative LLC

January Creative LLC is the design firm of Amber Leigh Turner, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

I've worked with dozens of clients over the past decade helping them with their design and marketing needs. But that's only part of my story.

Learn more about how January Creative came to be, my experiences and education, and my hobbies and interests in my official bio below.

Working with Amber was a dream, truly! I've been blogging for over 8 years and I've had a lot of bad experiences with web designers. Finding Amber was a huge relief and her process was simple but professional. And her work is outstanding! In fact, I couldn't have sold my first blog without her amazing logo design (for nearly six figures no less!). Seriously, it's what pushed it over the edge from a "personal blog" to a brand. And that's what the new owner was impressed with when purchasing. I would work with Amber again anytime!

- Carrie Smith Nicholson - formally of Careful Cents (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

I’ve worked with Amber on several websites over the past few years, including my very own personal branding site. She has solid expertise in both creative design and web development. More importantly, she is a consummate professional who I find easy to work with and a creative problem solver who goes above and beyond when it comes to customer satisfaction.

- LaNella Hooper Williams - President, Hooper-Williams Communications (New Jersey)

Since reaching out and hiring January Creative to help build and design our website, we have seen an increase of interest in our league. When we officially launched our brand new site, we were able to inform people of our upcoming events as well as get them signed up to play softball and pay their fees from the comfort of their home or on their mobile device. The design is very eye-catching, user-friendly and easy to navigate. January Creative has definitely been an asset to our growing league!!

- Mandy McEwen - Columbia Girls Fast Pitch (Columbia, Tennessee)

The most important part of my business is what my customers see first, [my website]. I simply gave Amber a short explanation of what I was looking for and she went above and beyond my expectations with the new site. [It] was PERFECT! Never would I have been able to get to where I am now without her expertise. I honestly didn’t realize how important website development was until after I saw what the new designs brought to my growing business. Words will never express how truly grateful I am to her!

- Kimberly LeCroy - The Pearl Reserve (Spring Hill, Tennessee)

We are very pleased with the work January Creative put into our website. Our new and improved website is up to date and flows nicely for those who visit. Amber is always ready to help with all of our date specific Department of Education mandatory updates and changes. It is a relief that when we contact her we know what we need will be taken care of and in the time frame needed!

- Tracy Petsch - Queen City College (Clarksville, Tennessee)

About Amber Leigh Turner

Amber Leigh Turner has been a self-employed designer and marketing consultant for over a decade, starting early in her collegiate career.

As a design and marketing student at Austin Peay State University, she left her part-time prepress technician job to start freelancing while pursuing her degrees.

Working with clients one-on-one during her college career allowed Amber to gain valuable experience that is often only afforded to design students through internships. With this experience, she decided to chase her dream of owning a design firm and transform her part-time freelancing into a full-time design firm January Creative in January 2012.

With her education and experiences in both design and marketing, she brings a unique approach and insight to her clients’ projects to help them solve both their design needs and marketing goals. She has worked with dozens of clients in a variety of different industries to create beautiful and effective designs that exceed her clients’ business needs and expectations.

In addition to working with clients on their design needs, she also helps other self-employed creatives and freelancers succeed in their professional lives. She’s written “Student Freelancing 101: A Start-to-Finish Course to Becoming a Student Freelancer,” a book written like a college course designed for students who are interested in freelancing and a future career as a self-employed creative.

The book has become popular at college campuses by students and professors alike and is even currently being used as a textbook for several college courses across the country. She’s also had the opportunity to write the college course around her book for Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, a course still being taught with the materials she’s written and with her book as the required textbook.

Amber enjoys writing and sharing her experiences and expertise in design, marketing, branding, freelancing, and business, and does so frequently through several industry websites, including The Next Web, SitePoint, Tuts+ and on her own design firm website at January Creative LLC and her personal website at amberturner.com.

In her life outside of her design firm, Amber has wide-ranging interests, including being an advanced trained storm spotter, handmade candlemaker, and enjoying interests such as reading and spending time with family and friends.

She works closely with NWSNashville as a #tSpotter coordinator and real-time Twitter nowcaster for Hickman and Dickson Counties in Tennessee and has won a Distinguished Service Award from NWS in 2017 for her volunteer efforts. Amber enjoys her candlemaking hobby as a way to relax while also participating in roughly a dozen craft shows and handmade markets a year selling her handmade soy candles under the brand name Candleflare.

She has two professional degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, conferred in August 2012: a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications with a focus in Graphic Design, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with a minor in Management, where she graduated with a near 4.0 combined GPA with summa cum laude (highest) honors.

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