I Really Believe Creative Courage & Compassionate Community Can Change the World

When I lived in Africa, I learned so many things about international development, sustainability and the harm helping in the wrong way can bring.

I also know the incredible pressure to raise the funding needed to keep our small family of 150 children and staff financially afloat in what was the 2nd most expensive place on earth while I was there. A one room mud hut with no bathroom could in some settings rent for $2000+ USD/month.

Most of our financial support came from the generous love gifts from people who followed our journey. But we lived on such a shoestring some days we had to opt for flip flops. (See what I did there?) I began to think there HAS to be a better way to do this.

There is. It is the place where creativity meets compassion and courage meets community. It is the place where creative advocacy joins community action. It is the place where authentic storytelling, intentional community building, and the pursuit of a greater purpose collides with integrity and social entrepreneurship. That is what Create 61, Inc. is all about. Providing educational and advocacy resources for both creative business leaders and nonprofit organizations to build brands that matter and find solutions to some of our world’s greatest challenges.



Build Your Brand

Artful, authentic brand design, creative strategy, & launch development resources to help you clearly cultivate & communicate your passion.

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Grow Your Business

  Educational, inspirational & practical resources developed to help creative brands and businesses grow by harnessing the power of story.

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Share Your Journey

With a growing online community of entrepreneurs dedicated to educate, engage and empower because you and your story matter.

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Define Your Purpose

Build a wholehearted business that thrives where purpose  meets profit. Define and design your greater purpose from the inside out.

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Designed to Thrive Creative, LLC is a creative studio located in the Jacksonville, FL area committed to providing education, inspiration, & practical brand design resources that empower creatives & entrepreneurs to live wholeheartedly, thrive extravagantly, & build brands that matter™.  


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Take Your Business Dreams to the Next Level

Through our one-on-one Creative Espresso Strategy Sessions. These 1 hour stand alone creative strategy calls are tailor made for creatives & entrepreneurs who need some targeted advice, heartfelt encouragement & focused consultation.

Ladies, Connect With Our Creative Mastermind

The road to grow your dream doesn't have to be lonely. Join a gathering of wholehearted women creatives & entrepreneurs, #FlourishCreatives. We'd LOVE to have you & it's free. I mean, who doesn't need more personal cheerleaders, right?

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Just In From the Blog

Need a place to nurture joy & find courage for your creative soul?  Where you can find inspiration and insight to live wholeheartedly, thrive extravagantly & build an authentic brand that matters?  I'm spilling words and heart from my own entrepreneurship journey as it unfolds and the lessons I'm learning along the way.  I can't wait to cheer you on!

When I sought out a branding guru/website designer, I had no idea the depth of remarkable I would get with Michele Perry. Her empathy, compassion, and genuine & honest approach has helped merge my expertise and my heart to create something that serves my clients AND fills my soul. It’s like she can see inside my head and my heart and pull out the pieces that I can quite recognize yet, or have maybe never dared to pursue... I can’t believe this is the woman I get to work with. I am so grateful.
— Joanne