Hi, I’m Cortney | Branding Expert + Designer

I help freelancers and design-entrepreneurs build a 6-figure design business, gain financial freedom and do what they love, full-time.

I also help entrepreneurs and corporations develop, create and improve their visual brand and personal brand.

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Learn the exact 4 steps I took to generate $50,000 with my design business in only 3 months (no exaggeration)!

I believe you shouldn’t live project-to-project, payment-to-payment and struggle to close new design deals. During a personal 6-month experiment, I learned exactly how to scale a design agency, get paid what I’m worth and escape the time-for-money trap. And, I wrote a book to teach you how as well. Grab the guide now – it’s free!

Upcoming Events

4 Steps to 5 Figures workshop

4 Steps to 5 Figures in Graphic & Web Design Workshop

Date: Saturday July 21, 2018 | Cost: Free
Location: Common Desk – 5830 Granite Parkway #100, Plano, TX 75024

This is a free workshop for design-entrepreneurs. Come learn the 4 key strategies that will earn your design business 5 and 6 figures in 6 months or less.

I’ve recently worked with these awesome personal brands and corporations.

Delatorro McNeal
Delatorro McNeal, II, MS. CSP.
Dr. John Moore
Dr. John Moore
Dwight Taylor, Sr.
Dwight Taylor, Sr.
Melanie Ofenloch
Melanie Ofenloch - "Dallas Wine Chick"
David D. Simons
David D. Simons
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About Me

Who Is Cortney?

Folks call me “The People’s Entrepreneur”

In 2009 I got married without a job or place to live. The following year, due to unforeseen circumstances and no money, we ended up moving in with my mom into my old room. We got pregnant with quadruplets and unfortunately had a miscarriage. So now we’re broke, living with my mom, beat down by life and no future. This was the darkest time of my life, but instead of accepting the situation, I decided to stand up and take my life back.

Ten years later I’m known as The People’s Entrepreneur and CEO of a Sargent Branding Firm. I’m a graphic designer (award-winning) and web designer-developer by trade. I help corporations, entrepreneurs and influencers develop, create and improve their brand and live their version of the American Dream. My passion is coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs on how to turn their passion into profit and their gift into gold.

Let’s make it better by going up together!

Work With Me

I understand that it can be difficult to grow your design business while working a traditional 9-5, doing projects you don’t really enjoy, and struggling to reach more clients and make more money. Not to mention the big question mark of HOW to take your design business to the next level…. oh wait, I just described MY situation before I went full-time and built a 6-figure design business.

Yes, it’s possible! If a poor kid from Columbus, MS did it, so can you!

As a designer I’m sure your dream is the same as mine: you want to get paid doing what you love, full-time–without living project-to-project and payment-to-payment, all while making a difference in the world along the way.

Having a design business that’s scalable, efficient and profitable isn’t a far-fetched goal; it’s actually closer than you think.
That’s why I’ve dedicated myself to helping freelancers and design-entrepreneurs across the world hit the 6-figure income mark in their design business.
If you’re up for the journey, let’s make it better by going up together.

I’ll work with you 1-on-1 or you can enroll in my upcoming course 6-Figure Design Business.

Join the waitlist here.

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What I'm up to these days

Cortney and Claire

MENTORING TEEN BOYS AT NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
I partner with non-profit organizations and conduct my favorite workshop called “The Necktie Branding Experience” where I teach teen boys (and sometimes their father) about personal branding and how to tie a necktie. It’s a hit every… single… time!

COACHING OTHER DESIGN-ENTREPRENEURS
One of my professional goals right now is to give back to (younger) designers and the design community, sharing my knowledge and lessons I’ve learned along the way.

EXPLORING ACTING AND THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
I’ve always had a desire to be an actor, and plus I’m a huge movie nut! (I even created a movie theater in my house this Summer!) Lately I’ve been looking into acting classes and workshops to see where this path may take me.

BUILDING MY AGENCY, SARGENT BRANDING
This is an ongoing thing for me year-round; it’s my bread and butter so the majority of my time and energy goes here, although I’m hoping to shift that very soon with a new service called Brand In A Box™, which I’m super excited about!