lovely to meet you, we’re honeycomb
The work we do here matters and we take that seriously…but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
Serving clients globally
Our team is small,
which means you get to work one-on-one with us in a way that’s usually reserved for high-level consulting.
No running your ideas through the grapevine only to have them misconstrued or worse – fall through the cracks. No worrying if your vision will come through – we’re a curious bunch who likes to listen, and even if you don’t have all the words, we have the right questions.
If you’re looking for a team that’ll be as passionate about your business ideas as you are and bring them to life in ways better than you imagined — you’ve come to the right place.
Our Core Beliefs
Understanding who you are and how your brand operates gives you the confidence to take risks and grow. We help you get out of your head so you can get clarity on what you do and how you do it, then we help you translate that to the world.
kick the overwhelm
We make it easy and FUN to reimagine your brand. You don’t need all the right words or have it all together to create something meaningful. We help you bridge the gap between what you want to say to the world and creating an aligned brand.
We believe in creating brands that are as unique as we are. No one resonates with a brand that falls flat and we often find ourselves trying to migrate towards the center. We help you bring out your personality and show it off in a way that attracts aligned customers to your brand so they instantly feel connected.
Call us brand-obsessed, we LOVE what we do. We’re constantly learning, exploring, and pushing the limits on our knowledge. We approach every project with a balance of time-tested best practices and cutting edge strategies so that your brand is relevant now and well into the future.
We are dedicated to creating sustainable businesses that fuel us rather than suck us dry. I’ve personally struggled with severe burnout and understand how much it impacts creativity, motivation, and joy in your business. That’s why I share what’s worked for me so you can create sustainable systems and structures aimed at keeping burnout at bay.
we deliver on our promises
We do not overcommit, overschedule or overpromise. We take on a limited number of clients each year to ensure we are able to deliver a high-care, high-touch experience to each and every project. We also deliver on our promises to you, always being transparent about the stage of deliverables and providing ample opportunities for feedback.
We're brand builders architects developers visionaries
Design – it’s only a fraction of what we do here. There are multitudes of talented designers, and the number grows each year, but to simplify us to designers misses why our clients come back to us time and time again.
We’re brand builders. We believe some of the most valuable work you can do on your business isn’t seen, but rather researched and reflected on. That’s why our process doesn’t start with visuals, but rather questions.
Our process, refined over the past 8 years, is designed to unlock the true vision for your brand and set the tone for our work together.
It’s what we’re known for and if you ask our clients, their favorite part of our work together.
That means by the time we sit down to create the visuals for your brand, everything we create is rooted in a strategic, thoughtful direction we both agree on creating less back and forth and more momentum for our work together.
I’ve always done things a bit differently, and that’s no different with Honeycomb.
Since I could walk, I’ve marched to the beat of my own drum. So it’s no surprise that as the idea for Honeycomb came to mind, it was born out of a desire to do things differently.
Only this time it wasn’t for the sake of being different, it was out of a real need I saw when working for small businesses.
Throughout my college days in small town Abilene, Texas and the early days of my career in the burgeoning Austin metro, I noticed that small businesses shared a common struggle:
the capacity and budget to market themselves effectively.
They needed a partner, not an agency. They needed personalized solutions, not templated roadmaps. They needed someone who cared as much about their business as they did.
That’s why I started Honeycomb – initially as a solopreneur and now a team of three – to create services that allowed business owners to receive high-level branding and marketing at a fraction of the financial and time-expense of a full-time employee.
Eight years later, we’ve expanded our capabilities, worked with clients worldwide, and even won some awards. But the greatest testament to our work is our continued relationships with our clients and the impact they are making on the world through their businesses.
Your Designer and Strategist
my name is colleen but my friends call me callie
My life’s purpose is creating beautiful things and making things beautiful.
I’ve dreamt of being an entrepreneur since age 4 and started my first venture, Callie’s Cakes, at 16. Always thinking my life would end up as a chef or working in boutique hotels, it shocked me when I found a passion for marketing. Fast forward many years later, and I’m running the business of my dreams. But it wasn’t always that way…
Back in 2020, when the world stopped, I had a reckoning with severe burnout. After years of non-stop hustle, terrible boundaries, and people-pleasing tendencies, I was left feeling depleted and drained with no creative juices left. During my hardest business season also came my biggest breakthrough and a new perspective.
At Honeycomb, we are not anti-hustle; we are anti-burnout, and you’ll see that reflected in everything we do.
Meet Your Team
Founder + CEO
With nearly a decade of experience as a brand and marketing strategist, Colleen has helped countless businesses grow and thrive. She is Honeycomb’s lead designer for all branding and websites and works one-on-one with clients during Brand in a Week to bring their vision to life. She also leads marketing strategy for Honeycomb’s ongoing clients in the eCommerce and services space.
Developer + Strategist
Chris is the lead developer and serves as a strategic advisor to Honeycomb. He has a background in banking operations and project management. He is a skilled problem solver with an eye for identifying opportunities to improve processes and workflows. Chris’s experience and knowledge ensures that Honeycomb always leverages the latest technologies and techniques to deliver best-in-class solutions to clients.
Meet Elizabeth, the creative force behind Honeycomb’s email marketing and social content. She works side by side with Colleen to provide our ongoing clients with deliverables that bring our clients brand awareness, sales, and customer loyalty. With a unique blend of creativity and strategic thinking, Elizabeth has a knack for turning client needs into stunning designs that convert. Her fun and witty energy brings a refreshing perspective to the team, and her excellent communication skills ensure that client expectations are exceeded every time.
Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond business.
Chris and I are not just business partners, we’re also life partners. Together we share a passion for sustainability, locally sourced food and community building. In 2022, we took on our most ambitious project yet – transforming my fifth-generation family farm in southern Tennessee.
Naturally, one of our first decisions was the name — Mable and Jack Farmstead named for the mare and mule that helped my grandparents farm enough food to get through The Great Depression.
On the farm, we are committed to regenerative practices which include many conservation practices and we have a bold vision for the farm. As entrepreneurs and hobby farmers, we aspire to build a place that serves as a community hub. At the same time, we want to use our branding expertise to help elevate the local producers in our area, casting a much-needed spotlight on the amazing work happening in our community.
Our vision is bold and expansive. In the same way, our work here at Honeycomb creates ripple effects as our clients impact the world, our goal is mirrored for the farm. We hope the sustainable practices we are adopting create a sanctuary for our entire community to enjoy for generations to come.