"If you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you always got." - Henry Ford
Prior to starting Vivid Digital Media in 2015, Julia worked for 12 years in the fields of fundraising, marketing, and public relations for nonprofit agencies such as the United Way of the Cape Fear Area and Brunswick Community College Foundation.
Julia graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Studies.
Julia is the primary graphic designer, commercial photographer, and web developer for Vivid Digital Media. She is skilled in Adobe Creative Cloud Applications such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Lightroom. She is also fluent in Spanish.
As a former US Peace Corps Volunteer (Ecuador, '03-'05), community is important to Julia. She currently volunteers on the planning board for the Woodsong Porch & Art Stroll, and helped to create Brunswick County's first endowment for trades and certifications.
Julia enjoys spending time with family, travel photography, and Latin dance. She has an obsession with canning and preserving the old-fashioned Southern way, and is extremely adept at killing houseplants.
"We shall never know all the good that a simple
smile can do."
- Mother Teresa
Meg recently moved from the DC area, where she worked as Vice President of Marketing for the National Association of Home Builders. Her 30+ year career included developing and marketing products for new home sales and marketing staff, NAHB brand management, as well as having oversight of marketing for the home building industry's biggest event, The NAHB International Builders' Show.
Meg graduated from the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.
Meg likes problem-solving, where she can figure out the best and most cost-efficient ways to solve a specific issue. She prides herself on finding creative ways to solve a problem, but also staying within a specific budget to do that. As a people-person (aka extrovert), Meg loves working on teams, whether as a team leader or a team member. And, as are most marketing people, Meg considers herself a pretty good writer and copy editor.
Meg currently chairs the Marketing Committee of a new 501(c)3 being started in her community, called St. James NEST. Its purpose is to provide services and support to residents to enhance their ability to make 'aging in place' a reality. Additionally, Meg volunteers in a variety of ways through her church, especially on projects targeting the most vulnerable citizens in Brunswick County.
Meg grew up in a small town outside of Chicago, but moved to the Washington, DC area after college. Meg moved to Brunswick County in 2018, and has been learning all sorts of new card games, including her favorite, Hand Knee & Foot. When our lovely coastal weather permits, Meg likes to get outside to go biking or play pickleball. She's an avid reader and has a goal of reading 60 books in 2020.
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis
Vivid’s Social Media Manager, Ellen Acconcia, spent nearly ten years at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), a professional membership society for specialty physicians based outside Washington, D.C. Additionally, she spent 11 years as the publicist and marketing manager for the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and was a book publicist in New York City.
Ellen holds a B.A. in communications from Thomas Edison State University. She has studied buying and merchandising at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology and has also completed graduate level courses in communications and nonprofit management. She is a member of the Editorial Freelance Association and the American Marketing Association.
As SIR’s Director of Marketing, she managed all facets of the society’s product promotion to members and the public, including for the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, the largest gathering of interventional radiology and related healthcare professionals in the world.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Ellen traveled extensively with her family during overseas postings for the U.S. government, and has lived in Bucharest, Romania; Hamburg, Germany and Croughton, England. She loves reading, cooking, tasting craft beers with her husband, Bill, and decorating her new coastal home.