About Us


We specialize in Branding, WordPress Websites, and Online Care for service industry brands with big hearts (like you!) looking to shape their branding in a cohesive and visually pleasing way.

Launching a business is hard work! There are so many things to learn, create, and manage that makes it hard to keep track of everything. If you’re new to the process, it can be pretty overwhelming.

Don’t stress, we’re here to help!

Truth is, it’s perfectly natural to obsess about the details of your brand. Over here at Brand & Press, we know what it’s like and we want to take away the stress and excuses by taking the design work off your plate so you can spend more time focused on your business.

For every project that we take on, we start by understanding the mission, values, and heart of your brand to uncover the needs of your audience. This foundation allows the design concepts that emerge to be thoughtful, intentional, and to clearly communicate your message to the right people.

Let us be your brand’s secret weapon!

Together, we can bring all of your ideas to life in print or pixels, and get your business up and running quickly and well-designed.

The Woman Behind
The Studio

Desiree' M. Slaughter

For over 10 years, Desiree’ has been a creative and strategic resource for service-based brands and small businesses across the U.S. As someone that has worked in the service industry just as long as they’ve been a creative professional, Desiree’ started Brand & Press to help service brands elevate their marketing, stand out online, and achieve their goals.

Originally from Detroit, MI, she moved to Lansing to study Media Arts and Graphic Design — she now resides in Houston, TX with her rescue pup Bandit. She is also the founder of “The Clueless Group”, an organization aimed at providing black youth and young adults with the clues to navigate life, and the owner of the “Crafts ‘n Cursive” online shop, which sells a collection of illustrative goods, notebooks, and apparel for black women and creatives. You can read more about her and what she’s up to on her blog “JustDesi” and connect with her online at @desimslaughter!

What our clients are saying

She can do anything you need!

Desiree’ has it all — leadership, organization, ownership, vision, and commitment. She is the first person I’ll call whenever a new opportunity arises. 

Stephen R.
Digital College Network

She will be a great asset to anyone

Desiree’ worked with me on several web and graphic design projects. She is an intensely creative, talented, focused, gifted young woman. Anyone would be lucky to work with her. 

Alia H.
Vanguard Community Development Center

Able to lead web projects with effectiveness

Desiree’ is an exceptionally gifted creative with the ability to complete diverse and complex design work. Desiree’ reliably creates high-quality projects and is integral in supporting the rest of the team with her diverse skill set.

Phil D.
Web Accessibility Coordinator, Michigan State University

Ready to begin your experience?

Choose your path!

If you’re ready to elevate your brand, build a website that converts,
and connect with your audience using social media, pick an option below! 

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