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.
Ayanna is the project manager at Creative Juice. She earned her Bachelors in Philosophy from Georgia State University. Born in Barbados and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Ayanna grew up in the arts. Starting ballet at age 7, she attended the “Fame” High School in New York City. After graduating college in 2011, she started working in law firms where she gained experience finding solutions and leading teams. Ayanna is an advocate who loves bringing people together. In her spare time, she enjoys doing DIY projects and relaxing in front of a good Netflix series.
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.
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.
Jayne is a Graphic Design Intern at Creative Juice. She has a Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Graphic Design that she recently earned from the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University. Thriving on visual problem solving, Jayne was trained as both an artist and a designer and enjoys seizing every chance she gets to produce work with substance. She lives by Luke 1:37 and strives to make the best life she can for her pets.
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.
Mitzi Dominguez is a trilingual visual creative, graphic designer, and illustrator with experience in both print and digital design. She likes to solve problems with visuals, words, ideas, and many cups of coffee. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Art in Romance Languages-French, from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Mitzi is constantly trying to search for unique and different creative ways to transmit ideas into creative experiences, solve problems, and find visible solutions. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling with her twin sister and taking too many photos along the way.
Michael Drew serves as an intern at Creative Juice. He graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, emphasis in Graphic Design, from the University of Mississippi. Ole Miss is situated in the charming town of Oxford, which Michael Drew has proudly called home since birth. His passion for art and design as well as his affinity for urban living drew him to Creative Juice in Atlanta. He is a “people person” that strives to live every day to the fullest and thrives on the joy of spontaneity.