About Brilliant Blue Designs

Mission

Brilliant Blue uses psychology guided brand design to enable companies to effectively communicate marketing messages to their target customers. There are many brand design companies: Brilliant Blue Designs offers psychology guided design, personal service, and archetype based insight and consultation in addition to the expected range of design services. We aim to help every company discover and share their unique brilliance with their target audience.

Brilliant Blue Designs' core values

Respect

Our services will always be delivered with a genuine interest in and respect for other people and their experiences.

Freedom

Our services arise out of a desire for people to be free to express themselves and to be encouraged to be fully themselves.

Partnership

We recognize that sometimes finding someone to share our journey and and tasks with is both helpful and scary.

Vision

Science and creativity can and should work together for wonderful outcomes.

History

Founded in 2012 by Jamie Thomson, Brilliant Blue Designs arose after a single referral while Jamie Thomson was still a student in a digital design program.  Some time after graduation,  Jamie started as a web designer under DigiDonkey Web Design in Cocoa Village – while slowly building skills as a freelance designer.   In 2016, Jamie moved to Michigan, and shortly thereafter Digidonkey closed its doors.  Today, Brilliant Blue Designs continues to serve a few of those customers while also building connections in the Detroit area.

In late 2019 Jamie and Brilliant Blue became a business in residence at the SheHive, a women’s leadership development program in Ferndale, Michigan.  Classes in branding and design DIY through the SheHive may be a reality in the future.   

I am a brand specialist with a passion for helping companies and entrepreneurs communicate their brands to their customers using psychology informed design and brand development. Formerly a practicing clinical psychologist, I discovered I was far happier combining my fondness for visual creativity and a journey of self discovery led me to my true calling of visual and digital design. Now I combine my psychological insight for a deeper offering for my design and branding customers. This has been a fascinating journey for me – and one that helps me truly appreciate the journey each business and entrepreneur takes. I moved to Detroit in 2016 and started going to the Masterminds group at the SheHive in late 2018.  Now it’s my second home.  As a semi-nomad for most of my adult life – (although I grew up in Ohio, as an adult I have lived in Virginia, Missouri, Florida, and Melbourne, Australia) – the opportunity to grow some roots again in a supportive community has truly meant the world to me.
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Designer & Certified Brand Specialist
Jamie Thomson, PsyD

Professional Memberships / Affiliations

US Women's Chamber of Commerce
US Women's Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs
Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs
The American Institute of Graphic Arts
The American Institute of Graphic Arts
Small Business Association of Michigan
Small Business Association of Michigan
Logo for Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Member
Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce
Level C Certified Brand Specialists
Level C Certified Brand Specialist
The SheHive - A place to become and to belong
The SheHive

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