Our First Year: Highlights From 2015


How is 2015 completely over with already? Didn’t it just begin? I have no idea where the time goes, but as we approach Gab Communications’ first birthday at the end of this month, let’s take a look back at some highlights from the past 12 months.


unnamedWhen Kansas City-based children’s organic skincare company Comfrey & Clementines came on as one of my initial clients, owner Angela McGuire and I immediately bonded over our children’s skincare woes. At the time, my 18-month-old had been dealing with terrible eczema and skin allergies. Then, just like magic, Angela reached out to me about an all-natural product line she was creating for babies suffering from eczema and skin and food allergies.

Twitter Cover Photo1This was a fun project to work on for a number of reasons. One was that, as a mom, how can you not love Comfrey & Clementines’ business philosophy? Not only are their products organic, all-natural, and heavenly scented, but the concept behind them is one we can all relate to. Their story is our story. They want what’s best for their kids

Secondly, Comfrey & Clementines wanted to create a bright, bold product design that came off as cheerful, impressive and luxurious. It was our pleasure to take a few of Angela’s initial label concepts and transform them into one champion design. Today, you can find our designs for these skincare products on several children’s and all-natural food store shelves throughout the Kansas City area, as well as on Comfrey & Clementines’ website.


  • Web Content Development
  • Product Label Design
  • Sales Pitch Letter/Packet
  • Brochure Design
  • Business Card Design
  • Social Media Graphics

WINE ON THE WATER at KURTZ’S BEACHWOTW-Poster01From the very first time I attended Howard County’s Wine In The Woods, I always had the idea in my head of bringing a similar wine festival to Anne Arundel County – specifically alongside the Chesapeake Bay. A fun, whimsical idea was all it ever was, until I met with John Mason, the owner of Kurtz’s Beach, last spring. He was very enthusiastic about the idea, and pretty soon after we were meeting weekly to put the wheels in motion for the inaugural Wine On The Water at Kurtz’s Beach.

It was an absolutely ginormous undertaking, but with a lot of help we were able to bring this idea to fruition. Wine On The Water took place October 17-18, 2015, at Kurtz’s Beach and attracted over 5,000 attendees from all over Maryland, Virginia and D.C. We learned so much from putting on this event, and we can’t wait to organize an even better festival this upcoming fall.


  • Overall event support
  • Communications/marketing strategy and development
  • Website design (wineonthewater.net)
  • Social media management
  • Promotions
  • Logo design
  • Event handout design
  • Ticket design
  • Email/customer support management
  • Vendor coordination
  • Sponsor coordination

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Chedda Payroll wanted to incorporate email marketing into their promotional campaign. Gab Communications assisted with email newsletter content strategy and development, editing and management.


  • Content strategy and development
  • Email newsletter management
  • Editing

KOOLHOF EARTHkoolhof-gala-graphicKoolhof Earth was founded by Pasadena, Maryland resident Eileen Koolhof Straughan to expand on her lifelong passion for the environment. The organization’s first Give Back Gala will be held in Baltimore this upcoming February and benefits the Benedictine Sisters by implementing energy saving retrofits in the Emmanuel Monastery.


  • Event logo design
  • Save-The-Date design
  • Invitation design
  • Letterhead design
  • Sponsorship form design