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What is this Flannel Creative, you ask?

Well, let us ‘splain, Ricky. Here’s the short, metaphorical answer: We’re online storytellers whose creative hearts have a digital beat and problem-solving minds have a technical spark.  And we love putting our hearts and minds into making the wings that let your online ideas fly.

How do we do this (the long answer)?  We are a hirable creative/tech department for solopreneurs, small businesses, community groups, and nonprofits. We get excited about design and technology and enjoy using these tools to help you layout, produce, and deliver the content, products, and services you need. Because we like to stick our fingers into lots of yummy, creative pies, we can make written, audio, and visual materials; e-books; training courses; podcasts; unique logos; branded and non-branded images; and designs for printed materials. We can help you deliver your content to the world through a website, blog, newsletter, or social media. We also have the abilities on our team to help you with more in-depth technical projects, like application monitoring, cloud services, and testing and optimization. And because we want to give you the knowledge to successfully use the solutions we provide, we offer training and education.

Sometimes it’s also important to define something by what it’s not.  So here are some things that Flannel Creative is not.  First of all, Luke, we are not your father.  Now that that’s out of the way, we should also mention the fact that we are not business analysts or coaches.  Looking at your overall business to analyze what it needs for growth or how that should be translated into services Flannel Creative might offer is outside our area of expertise.  We also are not a marketing strategy company.  Although we make things and set up services that are used for marketing purposes, analyzing your marketing needs and coming up with an overarching marketing plan for you is also outside our talent zone.  We would be happy to put you in touch with some great people who do have the knack for business and marketing analysis/planning and then, as creative tech people, make whatever fabulous things they recommend for you.  Cool?  Cool.

And who is Flannel Creative?

We're glad you asked that, too. We are a wife/husband team--the creative and the geek (please sing that to the Beauty and the Beast theme song in your best Angela Landsbury voice for full effect). Here's our story in a nutshell. Once upon a time, a brainy, but rather whimsical and imaginative girl met a responsible but inventive tech guru boy. It was love at first conversation. Fast forward through some awesome years with a couple of cool kids and quirky cats, and Jenny and Jeff, as the creative and the geek were known, decided part of their happily-ever-after needed to be working together. And so, Flannel Creative came into being.

And why flannel?

We know you were wondering about that. It’s a running joke at our house that we are the flannel shirt family–or “flannely,” as it were. Every member of the family loves wearing it. And as we were thinking about our business and how we wanted it to be, flannel became a metaphor. This may sound silly, but it’s actually a true story so just go with us here. We want to be comfortable and relaxed to work with, but we also want to be capable and hard-working. We like being competently chill. And flannel, in it’s seemingly infinite variety of patterns, can be a lot of fun. We look forward to the satisfaction of working on diverse creative/tech endeavors with our clients and hope our clients find us pretty enjoyable to work with, too.

And just for fun, here we are in our flannely, bespectacled glory in our natural habitat behind the computer screen:

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