J Chester Design

Julie Chester

owner | photographer | graphic designer | brand manager

Thank you for visiting my page, you are already making a great decision to research the brand management options for your amazing business. I look forward to getting to know you and your business as we embark on a customized brand management strategy that will deliver and solidify the full potential of your business.

I haven't always been in marketing, the path that led me here began with a passion, a camera, and a whole lot of perseverance. In 2008, I launched a part-time photography business that, within the first year, grew into a flourishing, full-time gig. I was having the time of my life, and bringing in more money than I could have expected from my humble beginnings.

In 2014, my husband and I decided to stretch our earning potential even further when we purchased an investment property. We gave ourselves just two short months to turn this historic home into something more, a bed & breakfast. I built a website, used my photography skills to create beautiful content, and began taking reservations online. Before long, our b&b was listed among the top 10 in New Mexico, and #1 in our corner of the state.

It turned out that we had a flare for tourism and marketing. In 2016 we added another small business to our plate, a pirate ship tour boat business. You read that right, we built a fully functional, complete with water canons, pirate ship tour boat. Using the same marketing strategy that I had 

in the past, I built a website, posted some great content and hit social media hard. We sailed up and down our home-town river training little scalawags to sword fightand of course pillage and plunder. From my entrepreneurial experiences arose an opportunity to spearhead an effort to develop an arts and culture district in our hometown. Together with a wonderful group of people, we successfully established a thriving epicenter for arts and cultural experiences in our community. It was a grass-roots effort, a breath of fresh air, and a bold step forward for our city. My trials, triumphs, and "figure-it-outs" have lead me here, at your service. I know what it's like to be a small business owner, I have personally built success from the ground up, and I can help you to do the same. 

-Julie

J Chester Design