About Us

Our Mission

Your business is as important to us as it is to you.

We believe in the power of a results-driven, accountable, collaborative community that encourages members to focus on their business goals and invest in themselves for continued professional development. Each term, our members conquer their own business development tasks such as:

  • Launching new products and services
  • Raising rates
  • Implementing sales strategies
  • Evaluating clients
  • Defining a niche
  • Publishing a book
  • Crafting a marketing campaign
  • Hiring staff or leveraging sub-contractors
  • Landing bigger clients
  • Moving into office/co-working space
  • Strengthening relationships with clients
  • Increasing personal confidence to do better

 

The DR provides the fluid, yet structured environment, that encourages creative business owners to focus on their business and their goals. We believe setting a goal, sharing it with your peers and receiving support and feedback when you need it is powerful. We will not let you fail!

When you promise to take action, you’ll be motivated to get the job done!

Leadership

Jenny Poff

Founder

Jenny Poff is President and Visual Brand Consultant of a small firm in Erie, Pa called Presque Isle Designs, LLC. Her business focuses on entrepreneurs, marketing groups and small businesses and specializes in building and managing their brands. Jenny understands the many hats we wear as not only independent business owners, but as creatives. It’s tough, demanding, rewarding, and exhilarating. But what’s often missing is having someone to hold us accountable for our own actions and goals. That is why the Designers Roundtable (DR) was formed.

Nancy Ruzow

Chief Moderator

Nancy Ruzow of Ruzow Graphics believes that design should be clean, clear, and easy to understand — because creative solutions that promote and persuade ultimately perform. For more than 30 years, Ruzow has helped companies inform, influence, and expand their audience. If your company needs a creative partner who can quickly pick up or create a brand and will produce exceptional creative, Ruzow is the answer. We are good listeners, observers of small details, and passionate about creating the best work for you. Beautiful business solutions begin here.

Jill Anderson

Advisor & Webmistress

Jill Anderson of Jill Lynn Design is a web designer and developer who makes custom WordPress websites for creative professionals. Whether you need a website for yourself or for your client, Jill loves partnering with talented designers, writers, and creatives to craft custom, responsive WordPress websites. Let’s collaborate to build a strong online presence you’re excited to share with the world.

What does a moderator do?

Simply put, we moderate the online monthly video groups, but we like to call us “Experienced Creative Moderators” (ECMs) because we have been operating our business for some time, are highly creative, and have the level of confidence that energizes and inspires our members.

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