About Us

Forest City Design Collaborative is made up of small business owners, freelancers, and corporate expatriates who thrive on being creative, helping others, and getting the job done right. We thoroughly enjoy what we do, and working with a variety of clients on all types of projects. We’re here to help the entrepreneurs who are just getting started, as wells as established corporations who are looking for some fresh ideas for their existing brand and marketing efforts. We look forward to talking to you about your design and marketing projects.



We’re creative, easy to work with, and we know how to get the job done!



Jill has 20+ years experience in marketing, design, and management, and is known for building strong brands and user-friendly websites. Jill has worked with a wide range of industries including real estate development, restaurants, technology start-ups, and consumer goods. Her experience includes product launches, branding, signage, online marketing, and event planning.



Sara’s graphic design career spans two decades including lead designer positions at American Greetings Corp. and American Crafts. Custom projects include brand and identity development for small businesses, custom invitation design, event flyers for local clubs, and the Ford Zone Mural featuring the Cleveland skyline at First Energy Stadium.



Elisa is a photographer who specializes in portrait, product and brand photography that tells the story of your business and the people who are the foundation of your business. By capturing the spirit of you and your work, and the flow of your business, Elisa feels she can inspire confidence in potential clients authentically through visually showing the real, relatable side of your brand.



Hi! I’m Louie, your design support dog. I’m part of the team here at Forest City Design Collab. Mostly I sleep, eat and look adorable but my real job is to put a smile on your face and distract you from the many many decisions you have to make every day as a business owner. My people can help a lot too. Of course, they aren’t as cute as me, but I think they’re pretty smart!


I have worked extensively with the team at Forest City Design Collab in relation to our website, graphic design, social media management and event planning. When I hand over a project to them I am confident it will be handled in a professional and creatively effective manner. They excel in quick response and delivery and are economical to work with. Our organization has benefitted greatly in terms of growing our online presence, community events and upgrading our brand. I highly recommend them.

Raymond K. 
Executive Director, Little Italy Redevelopment Corp.

As president of the Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation (LIRC) board I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with several members of Forest City Design Collab team. They have provided many services to our organization including event planning, graphic design services, websites updates, SEO improvements and social media marketing. I feel our organization and our neighborhood have seen increased interest and support as a result of this teams work. I would recommend them as a highly responsive and cost effective team of creatives who can get the job done.

Angela I.
President, Little Italy Redevelopment Corp.

Forest City Design Collaborative understands the needs of small businesses and the importance of urgency.  Paired with creativity, knowledge and skill, Forest City Design Collaborative is the whole package.

Bonnie F. 
Owner, Prosperity Social Club