Josie Designs is an independently-owned graphic design firm focused on transforming clients' visions into cohesive graphic design solutions. Clients include corporations, government, industry associations and nonprofit organizations. Based in Ellicott City, MD, services include the full spectrum that graphic design covers — from developing logos for start-up companies to designing materials using a multinational corporation’s established graphic design guidelines. We approach each project, regardless of size, with creativity, enthusiasm and dedication, priding ourselves on our strong commitment to satisfying clients through the high quality of our work, responsiveness to their needs, cost-effectiveness, and quick turnarounds.
Growing up, drawing was my escape from the world. I have always believed in pursuing dreams and the old adage: 'if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.' Because of this value I hold, I achieved an AA in Advertising Design and continued my education by earning a BFA in Communication Arts with an emphasis on Graphic Design.
Most of my family owned their businesses, so I already had the entrepreneurial spirit in my blood. I spent 10 years with a design firm before venturing on my own.
My company has endured for almost 20 years. Formerly Thompson Design, my business has undergone a facelift by becoming Josie Designs, developing a new website and receiving some social media TLC. All of this revamping is sustained by the addition of my daughter, Emily Thompson, to my graphic design company as my Executive Assistant.
Emily has received an AAS in Entrepreneurship (I swear it's hereditary!) and is pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Robert H Smith School of Business of University of Maryland.
My journey as an entrepreneur has enriched my and my family's life in more ways than I could have imagined. The people I have met and moments I have experienced are priceless.