Meet the Juicers

Octavia Gilmore
Founder / Chief Creative Officer • SUPERPOWER: The Problem Solver

Octavia Warren Gilmore, also known as The Millennial CEO, is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Creative Juice. Octavia was first introduced to graphic design at the young age of 14 and it has been her passion ever since. She attended the Savannah College of Art and Design where she obtained her BFA in graphic design. Freelancing throughout college, Octavia built up her client base, and took the leap of faith shortly after graduating, and launched Creative Juice at age 23. Starting out as a one-woman shop, Octavia quickly grew Creative Juice to a full team of creatives. While growing her business, Octavia observed the lack of diversity in the ownership structure of marketing agencies. Wanting to level the playing field, she strives to pave the way for other millennial, minority, and female-owned businesses. Her goals include growing Creative Juice to continue to create new job opportunities, mentoring youth in her community, and constantly seeking out leadership opportunities to increase her influence and impact. Octavia is a recent Power 30 Under 30 award recipient and also received the Emerging Alumna award from the Savannah College of Art and Design. When this Millennial CEO is not girl bossing or speaking at events, she is traveling the world, eating at local restaurants, listening to e-books, or spending time with friends and family. 

Shavonne Reed
Client Success Manager • SUPERPOWER: Enthusiastic Collaborator

As Client Success Manager, Shavonne is responsible for accessing resources, locating untapped markets, and broadening Creative Juice’s insights to discover new pathways to growth. She believes in a strategic approach to branding and marketing, focused on creating meaningful experiences across all channel touchpoints. She got her start in public relations when clipping media mentions from newspapers was a thing and lived through the digital media transformation. Shavonne brings more than 20 years of comprehensive industry experience in sales, marketing, advertising, media/public relations and communications with some of the nation’s most recognizable brands in Media and Healthcare. She holds a bachelor’s of mass communications and an MBA. She is very passionate about social impact and health and wellness. She enjoys comedy and spending time with her soulmate Dante’, daughters Lauren and London and her furry son Kody.

Saiydah Thomas
Office Maven • Superpower: Master Planner

Saiydah is the office maven at Creative Juice. She earned her Bachelors in Digital Filmmaking at the Art Institute of Atlanta where she found that her favorite part was pre-production; making sure everything is in place to start shooting, down to the very last detail. Early in life, it was realized that Saiydah had a knack for precision. It was seen in her excellence in school and in her free time where she’d do arts and crafts, and create innovative games. She would spend more time building houses, roads, cars and making clothes for her toys than she actually did playing with them. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y of Bajan parents, and raised in South Carolina, Sai also developed a love for traveling, and a passion for understanding different languages and cultures. When she’s not keeping the office organized you can find her in a dance class, doing acro yoga, crafting, studying a new language or using her passport. 

Eric Redd
Director/Producer of Video and Motion Graphics • Superpower: Inventive Storyteller
Eric brings more than 20 years of creative experience as a leader in developing creative, video, media, branding, design, creative strategy, content production, advertising, social creative and animation. He specializes in video production and directing, designing creative for social campaigns including video, illustration and animation, creative direction, logo design, photo shoot direction, print design, mobile app and game design. Eric has developed intellectual properties, creative campaigns, interactive platforms, mobile gaming apps, creative web content, and social media video content for the world’s cornerstone brands such as NHL, NBCUniversal, Estée Lauder, Moet, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, SyFy Network, Bravo TV, Powerade, FoxFilms, Ogilvy, American Express, Random House Publishing, HarperCollins, Dodge, Men’s Health, and Pfizer. He is always learning and diligent about staying on top of the latest digital technologies to engage the most elusive consumers.
Taylor Reed
Junior Designer • Superpower: Adaptable

Taylor is a Designer at Creative Juice who enjoys helping brands with identity, print and digital design and design that’s functional, accessible and has a lovely form. After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta and volunteering with AIGA ATL, Taylor decided to take her design expertise to the next level and joined the Juicers. When she’s not working on an identity system or sorting out a website’s visual design, she soaks up design inspiration from her surroundings — nature, architecture, lectures and workshops and even sweets. 

Sarah Jane Dela Vega
Office Maven • Superpower: Uplifter
Sarah is a detailed oriented, client-focused Office Maven. She enjoys meeting new people and finding ways to give clients the best experience here at Creative Juice. She brings more than 15 years of administrative experience working with small businesses as well as large corporations.
Pao Alcantara
Web Developer • Superpower: The Builder

Pao is the web developer at Creative Juice. He has a degree in Engineering and enjoys building things. He decided to combine his work with his hobby and became a web developer. When he’s not working, he rides mountain bikes with his friends. 

Christine Drakes
Designer • Superpower: The Storyteller

Christine is a designer at Creative Juice. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, she recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. Her love of traditional art and modern design inspires her to experiment with different media and find new design solutions. When not designing, she enjoys painting and trying new food spots with her friends.

Gabriela Arteaga
Designer • Superpower: Endless Curiosity
Gabriela is a bilingual designer at Creative Juice. She recently graduated from the graphic design program at Georgia State University. Gaby loves branding and learning about all design areas. She enjoys exploring solutions with typography and giving a distinctive personality to a design. When she is not working, she loves exploring new places she could go on adventures.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

We do this through internships, apprenticeships, speaking and mentoring.

Here at Creative Juice, our commitment to our community is very important.
We love working with eager students who show a promise and passion so that we can help positively influence the youth to explore their career options. 

We love supporting aspiring students In our community

“This internship has taught me how people work in this field. I’ve experienced everything from searching for clients to packaging gift boxes to show appreciation to our past clients. I’ve been able to get hands-on, one-on-one work with Adobe Illustrator, which I was foreign to before I got here, and they taught me how not to fear the unknown.”

— KENNY ALLEN  

Kenny-Testimonial

We love supporting aspiring students In our community

“I want to thank the Creative Juice team for allowing me to be apart of this juicy team of creative ideas and talented people motivating me to push myself in my first internship. I might not have started off strong and seemed as if I wasn’t interested, but I began to gain a great understanding of how a business is run and how I should handle real world responsibilities. The projects I received from you all made me more open minded. I would like to thank Octavia, Ayanna, Saiydah, and Taylor for being such great people in my 6 weeks of working at Creative Juice”

— BRIAN SMITH 

OUR AWARDS

A pineapple a day keeps accolades coming our way! 

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“Guru of the Month”

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“American Graphic Design Award”

Graphic Design USA
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“Guru of the Day”

Web Guru Awards
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Sudu Website Design
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“American Web Design Award”

Graphic Design USA
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City of Atlanta 2015 Annual Report
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"American Graphic Design Award"

Graphic Design USA
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"American Graphic Design Award"

Graphic Design USA
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"Best Marketing and Branding Firms"

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"Best in Responsive Web Design Companies"

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