Quoin Design was trying to figure out what its brand was. Jackie helped narrow that down.
Name of Business: Quoin Design, owned by Joshua and Qiana Rickabaugh Rich. Name meaning: “It is an architecture term for corner,” according to Joshua. “It is also hard ware that holds letters in place in typesetting. And, it is close to my wife’s name.”
Years in business: 17
What the business does: Specializes in branding, web, and print.
Origin Story: “I’d learned by getting work experience during college and had also been an in-house designer for a couple of businesses (my major was Fine Arts). When my wife and I were getting married in 2001, she was working as a commissioned painter. She offered our flower vendor a painting. The flower vendor, Françoise Weeks, said, “I’d love a painting, but what I really need is a brochure. Do you think you could help me?” We said sure, and that is the first professional design project we worked on together as a team. We enjoyed the experience and realized we could do a lot more with it. I stayed on part-time employment for a few years while we got off the ground, and then we went full-time.”
What’s working now? “What works for me right now is networking, and nurturing referrals from existing clients.