Designed for You

When you know your purpose, doing anything else feels wrong. Our purpose at Colorful Creative is helping clients adopt branding that’s equal parts authentic and effective, and perfectly matches their value system. Founder Mandy Barrett leads by example and has assembled a team of subject matter experts clear about their professional calling. And that calling revolves around your business.

Branding is why you’re here, so how about a peek inside Colorful Creative’s own brand details? Our brand is, in essence, a distillation of founder Mandy Barrett’s life and values. “Colorful” encompasses everything from her ever-changing hair color to the diversity of partners and clients. The ladybug logo icon features one of Mother Nature’s more colorful creatures, as well as circles to represent creativity radiating into the world to inspire joy and change.

So what exactly is branding?


Giving Back

As part of our business model, Colorful Creative donates a portion of our profits to the Colorful Creative Collective, a group of non-profits we love and whose missions match our values and goals. A few of the non-profits that kicked off the Colorful Creative Collective actually started as clients. Some support the immediate community around Colorful Creative’s home base in North Carolina, while a few are national organizations that speak to Mandy’s heart. And if your non-profit joins the Colorful Creative client roster, you AUTOMATICALLY become part of the Collective. A company that gives back to the client?! Yep, it’s just how we do things here!

Our Work

Our work spans many different types of clients, sizes of organizations, and services but one thing remains consistent—Colorful Creative’s mission to develop the perfect brand that fits our clients’ needs and values.


Our experts give you insider tips on all things branding and owning a business, along with topics near and dear to our hearts. This includes sustainability, diversity, mindfulness, and other things we can do to support and improve the communities we live in. Many of our articles are written by our incredible Partners in the Colorful Creative Collaborative!

March 2023

May 2022

Managing Working-Parent Summer Guilt

Every year, as summer gets closer and closer, I feel the heavy weight of guilt that my kids don’t have a mom who can take them to the pool whenever they wanted to go, or take them on camping trips, or road trips, or a bunch of fancy summer vacations, or even just give them the relaxing break that they surely needed after a hard school year.

April 2022

Find your Brand Voice!

Your brand voice is the style and tone that represents your company in its written content. Company voice plays a major role in helping audiences recognize your brand and connect with it. Regardless of what platform (social media, website, etc.), your content should be consistent and it should always align with your brand image.

Our Services

What exactly do we do? It really depends on you! Are you just looking for someone to help you find a new direction for your brand? We can do that. Are you starting a new company and looking for a branding plan? We can do that too. Rebranding? We’ve got you covered. Need a website to go along with your new brand? We are experts! And there is so much more.

In-depth Discovery through the Colorful Creative Process

Creative Intensive Consulting Session

Customized Brand Strategy Plan

Logo, Color Palette, Brand Icons & Design Samples

Typography, Key Messages, Brand Voice

Brand Style Guide, Social Media Templates, Websites, and more!

Values & Mission Development with Charitable Mission Matching

Partnership Program and Special Non-profit & Minority-owned Business rates

I have worked with Mandy Barrett at Colorful Creative over the past 16 years, in my roles at advertising/marketing agencies, for-profit companies and charitable organizations – I have brought her with me to every job I have taken and for good reason. In my 35 years of working professionally, Mandy is one of the few creative people I have come across who understand business. Her strategic direction is as keen as her creative eye, and her follow-through stands against any marketing director I’ve ever encountered. She gets s(&%t done! I have recommended Mandy to numerous other people and have received the same positive feedback from each and every one of them. Whether it’s designing a logo, branding a new company, rebranding an existing company or creating compelling materials to make people take action, Mandy can make it happen

Mandy Barrett at Colorful Creative brings a unique suite of skills combining creativity, discipline, excellent interaction with the staff, and a commitment to quality and follow-through. Most recently Colorful Creative rebuilt and rebranded our web site and the work was on time, on budget, and resulted in a beautiful, inviting, and functional interface. We are grateful to Mandy and her team for their outstanding service and commitment to Davidson Lands Conservancy.

Working with Mandy has been a wonderful experience. Her keen eye for design allows her to transform a simple idea into something that is truly amazing. She is an unbelievable artist and continues to impress me with her creativity, dedication and passion for her work. In addition, she is a genuine person who is always willing to jump-in and help the team out. From project management, client and vendor relations, IT support, copywriting, you name it she has done it successfully. Simply put, Mandy is the complete package and I would recommend her in a heartbeat.

Terri Fenwick, Electrolux Major Appliances

A true visionary when it comes to design, Mandy Barrett has a unique talent for identifying the needs of her clients—often before they even know themselves! Not only is her work impeccable, but the passion she has for her profession is obvious from the moment you meet her. Press time can be tremendously stressful, but Mandy handles everything in stride, always positive and upbeat. In fact, her personality makes her super fun and easy to work with. If I only had two words to describe Mandy, they would be Crazy Creative! She has a knack for seeing things other designers don’t and she knows how to bring layouts alive through her extensive knowledge of typography, color theory, and composition. You should see the beautiful redesign she did for our publication! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mandy for any design project. If you hire her, you won’t be disappointed!

Heather Oliver, RoadRunner Touring & Travel Magazine

Mandy is the most creative person I have ever worked with! She is an excellent leader and a fantastic team member because she sees each project in its entirety. Whether Mandy is taking the lead or contributing to the whole she is a graphic designer that can make any project successful. Her broad knowledge base encompasses sales, marketing, public relations, print, TV, on-line, social media, newsletters, blogs, ad/coupon creation, website design and more. If you have a need for a graphic designer that thinks out of the box and is not afraid to offer advice, then you’ve come to the right place.

Cheryl Nelson, Marketing and Brand Specialist

Quite simply, Mandy is one of those very rare individuals who is both creative and analytical. Mandy has a great sense of style and can translate ideas into clean, simple and elegant design. She is highly skilled as a designer and possesses excellent communication skills. In addition, unlike most designers, Mandy is also quite adept at managing the production process for front end web design, email integration and virtually any print deliverable. She is a dedicated professional and a very pleasant, energetic person.

Andy Giordano, Online Video Expert

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