Marketing Your Design Business

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You create amazing products and offer valuable services - but do your customers know about them? This program is for the business owner who seeks a strategic approach to marketing their business. Together we will build your marketing strategy and create a plan that you can begin to implement right away. We will also go deep into social media marketing and outline the steps you can take to build a strong online brand to engage your audience and drive results. This is offered as a hybrid session, with self-led work and virtual group discussions as you learn along with your fellow creators.


Workshop Details:

  • First Session: Thursday 6/11, 3-5PM
  • Second Session: Thursday 6/18, 3-5PM

Registering for the workshop registers you for BOTH online sessions.

All online workshop sessions happen on Zoom. A link to the Zoom room will be emailed to participants before the first session.


* DESIGNxRI has a funding partnership with the State of RI that can cover all costs of the participation if you meet the eligibility requirements. Once your eligibility is confirmed, a comprehensive REAL JOBS RI enrollment package will be emailed to you to complete your FREE participation. All paperwork MUST be filled out BEFORE the workshop to participate in the workshop. You must be able to attend all sessions of your workshop in order to qualify for this grant.


Founder of Socially Professional

Luann Edwards

“You’ll find me at the intersection of communication and technology: social media and digital marketing. It’s where the most interesting and fascinating opportunities exist: To help marketing leaders amplify their work and speak with those who are most important to them and their organizations.

I partner with in-house B2B global marketing teams to transform fragmented plans into defined strategies that advance their business goals.”

Prior to establishing Socially Professional, Luann Edwards was the first global social media strategist at FM Global, a Fortune 1000 company based in Rhode Island, USA. In this role, she developed the enterprise-level social media strategy, and executed it through a comprehensive global social media program. As the social media lead, she provided training and advice for employees to use social media as a business tool to interact with clients and colleagues with one unified voice.

Edwards is a lifelong student of digital and social media, completing the Interactive Media master’s program, as well as the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Social Media, at Quinnipiac University in 2014. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in communications from Suffolk University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Johnson & Wales University.