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Atlanta Design Agency

A unique Atlanta creative agency, Brand Cultivation is powered by decades of marketing leadership and design experience.

Here’s why Brand Cultivation may be the perfect fit for your business or organization.

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Getting Here

I founded Gwinnett County-based Brand Cultivation in 2010 after working more than 20 years as a highly-successful graphic designer, web designer and marketing executive in agencies, Fortune 500 corporations and small businesses. I was blessed to work with and learn from some of the best in the business. That experience, and an serious obsession with learning, led to being well-rounded in multiple marketing-related creative disciplines: logo design, graphic design, web design, web development, SEO, content creation, editing and copywriting.

In the years prior to 2010, I led a design and development team at a large agency in Midtown Atlanta. We did some phenomenal work, much of it very high profile.

Several things, however, took away from the otherwise-great experience:

  • Corporate office politics
  • Extremely-high prices
  • Two-plus hours daily in traffic (who doesn’t love Atlanta traffic?!)

I observed many small businesses and startups realize that our amazing creative services were far too expensive for their budget, and began to consider a solution. Having had the good fortune to manage a popular business owned by my family, the entrepreneurial spirit established earlier in life was rekindled.

Gwinnett County Graphic Designer Website Color Planning

With a good bit of planning, prayer, and family support, I decided that the expertise I had built and honed over the years could accomplish much (though not all) of what a large agency does—at a fraction of the price.

Freelancer or Agency?

Freelancers typically have a narrow focus: design, or writing, or SEO, for example. People like to do what they like to do! You could say I’m just wired differently; I thrive on focusing on many different areas at the same time. So, it wasn’t a tough decision to launch this small, niche agency where I could help business owners get all the creative help they need, and at a price that works for them.

Should the need arise for something that’s outside of my scope, I work with freelancers (photographers, video producers, animators, etc.) to complete the project. When that happens, you still have a single point of contact; one experienced project manager with a highly-vested interest in your satisfaction.


Brand Cultivation gives you the creative talent and proven expertise you’d normally find in a large agency. Without the large-agency prices.

Take the Next Step

Click the button below to schedule a few minutes to say hello and discuss how we might work together. I look forward to serving you soon.

Tom Hinson, Brand Cultivation
Tom Hinson
Founder, Brand Cultivation

PS – If you are a local business in Lilburn looking for web design, we should definitely talk.