Skip to content

A Year to Be Thankful For

By Kimberly Hemesath | November 22, 2016

A Year to Be Thankful For

On Thursday many of us will look back on the year and acknowledge the things we are grateful for. I decided to get a head start, because this year might have been the best year of my life. I have so much to be thankful for. Frankly, if I listed them all this would be the world’s longest blog post, so I’ll just share the three that shaped my year the most.

I am thankful for my wonderful family, especially my husband. We shared so many cool moments together this year, including getting married! Together we watched the Cavs win the championship, survived the RNC invasion, traveled to Thailand, petted a tiger, and snorkeled in Grand Cayman. I’m so grateful that he has instilled within me a sense of wanderlust I never knew before. I cannot wait for the adventures that await us!

I’m thankful for an amazing year here in the city of Cleveland. The spotlight shined bright on CLE this year and the energy was more powerful than ever. After years (decades actually) of paying dues and fighting the “Mistake on the Lake” stigma, Cleveland and it’s people had their moment. I couldn’t be more proud of my city!

Let me preface this last one by saying I do not say this enough. I am SO thankful for my team at designRoom Creative (and I’m not just saying this so Joe who proofs my blogs will see it). (I see it… Joe.) My team had my back in a big way this year! They picked up the slack when I went away for my honeymoon and again when my sister got married. Sure, we are always there to help one another, but knowing they would take care of things allowed me to relax and enjoy some of the biggest milestones in my life. I love my job, my clients, my boss and my team. And I love the work we do, together.

For these things, I am thankful.

Share on...

Posted in  and tagged , , , , ,


Kimberly Hemesath

Kimberly Hemesath has been on the designRoom team since 2013. She has managed our studio, now she manages pretty much every aspect of our client relationships. What does that mean? It means Kimberly cares for the day-to-day well being of designRoom clients. Without them, we are nothing. So without her, we’re in trouble. Client relationships mean everything, so Kimberly has a big job, which she performs with determination, patience, and a smile. Kimberly will guide client work from proposal through to completion, serving as a liaison between client and creative team. She will ensure everyone on the team understands exactly what a client wants — determining goals and objectives, personal and organizational preferences, needs, and budgets. Kimberly will also guide creative and planning presentations and timelines, as well as completing creative briefs. Most of all, Kimberly makes sure that all work flows smoothly from our clients, into our studio, and back to our clients, meeting every objective. A graduate of Miami University of Ohio, Kimberly earned a degree in Marketing and a minor in Psychological Pathology. She’s worked at Yelp and the Phoenix New Times. She loves chocolate (required of all dR staff), but not coffee. Which is just weird.

“I trust them with my brand. I trust them with my marketing business. They will not steer you wrong. They will ensure everything is on point moving forward.”

Lauren Byers, Vice President, MarshBerry

"Our client base increased. Our staff base increased. Our reputation and notoriety in the industry increased. The branding has lifted us up to be very confident.”

Denise Corbisiero, COO, Integrity Billing

“We trust them as true professionals who really understand the process that’s required to do things right.”

Carole Boye, CEO, Community Alliance

“They really bring in the heart behind the message. They tell the story in ways that are compelling. They’re really creative and that matters.”

Anthony Guido, VP of Communications & Marketing, Cohen Veterans Network

“…we really felt that they understood what we wanted to accomplish. They listened to us instead of puking their process on us.”

Laura Bren, President, Deeley Insurance Group

“Loved the process – we got so much more than a new logo; helped us unite around a common mission and language.”

Travis Pearson, CEO, Endeavors

“This input helped us work better together as a team. The whole brand refresh process was a wonderful team building opportunity.”

Matthew Wolf, Vice President, Seabrook

“We never had the production value in terms of the presentation/signage – the quality was new and impressive and people really embraced it.”

Marvin Ventrell, Executive Director, National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

“Take the time to let designRoom get to know you. It is amazing that they get to the core of who you are…”

Jonathan Lee, President & CEO, Signature Health, Inc.

“They became much more like partners deeply embedded inside our business.”

Travis Mlakar, President, Millcraft Paper

Scroll To Top