Equal parts brains and heart

New product development, branding, content, and marketing for every business

My job is all about listening. First we chat about what you do and for whom, how you work, and why your work important to you. Then I use what I learn to craft your business requirements, brand guide, or content.

What I do
I grow small businesses and startups with distinctive brands, websites, blogs, ads, and social media. I also conduct research and analysis, and produce requirements that help design and development teams build great products.

My specialties
I specialize in business analysis, content strategy, marketing, and new product development. I gather requirements from teams of big brains (and my research), then funnel it all down into crisp, organized materials. My network includes fabulous developers, designers, QA analysts, and data experts.

Who I help
My clients work in software and digital services, business and management consulting, innovation, philanthropy, energy management, workforce staffing, community development and affordable housing, retail and food service, public health and education, home and garden, ecology and conservation, publishing, and performing arts.

How I work
Expect me to arrive ready to collaborate with your team, conduct independent research, integrate feedback, and balance competing priorities like a champ.

My favorite projects
I love to contribute on projects that support healthy people, neighborhoods, and wildlands.

Let’s talk
Want to hire me for your next project? Let’s set up a quick phone call to discuss your needs.

Kudos from clients

What people are saying about Brainripples

Healthy Foods Here – produce marketing guide for new grocers

“This is awesome! A trove of info. george wheeler and Jade did a great job. I think if someone really wanted to learn more about expanding their business, this would help them a lot.” – Sumitra Rosella, Grocery Consultant, Healthy Foods Here – King County Food and Fitness Initiative, Seattle, Washington

Seabeck Systems LLC – business website and brand

“I feel like my new website really conveys the kind of energy I have and the way I do business.” – Peter Loos, Business Consultant, Owner, Seabeck Systems LLC, Seabeck, Washington

Comtronic Systems – product brochures for debt collection software

“This client needed someone to help edit their technical copy and give it some spark. Jade stepped up, did a great job, helped make the job fun and look and read great. She took pages of information, asked all the right questions, and wrote 3 brochures that I feel are simply outstanding. We got the job done on time and on budget. We had some late nights and worked some weekends, but she stuck with it and never complained. I recommend her for your next project.” – kathi “george” wheeler, Designer, Owner, Noise w/o Sound design studio, Seattle, Washington

What’s it like to work with Brainripples?

Plain English and regular updates

You can expect me to:

  • provide a clear time table and status updates
  • start by understanding your business, customers, and products / services
  • conduct research and analysis
  • use words that matter to your customers
  • provide one round of revisions + one final proof
  • thank you for the opportunity to help promote your business