Equal Parts Science, Experience and Magic
In 2005, Alchemi Design & Publications was formed. After agreeing to take several months to strategize their own company identity, the phone rang with a client needing logos for a series of hotels in the U.S. and Alchemi was off and running. Since then Alchemi's combined talents and experience have resulted in a steadily growing graphic design, advertising and marketing firm.
Meagan Connolly, Principal
Meagan Connolly began oil painting in high school and continued her Arts Curriculum at University of Georgia, where she graduated in Advertising and won the Student Peabody Award for best Advertising Campaign for Hardees Food. She began her work for the Atlanta Market Center, and later moved back to the DC area where she became a Graphic Designer for the Smithsonian Institution. Continuing her oil painting she studied under Trinka Simon at the National Gallery of Art. She then moved from nonprofit to corporate sector and ran the Maryland design office of Chesapeake Wallcoverings. Meagan now balances a full workload with Alchemi while running after two energetic boys. Meagan still oil paints and enjoys dabbling in watercolors as well.
Kathy Hawkins, Director of Marketing
Kathy is Alchemi’s Director of Marketing. Born and raised in Maryland, Kathy has a degree in Marketing and since then has gained over 25 years of sales experience. Having previously been employed at Maryland Life Magazine, she has over 14 years of working in the publications industry under her belt. When she’s not wearing her Alchemi hat, she enjoys going to the beach with her husband and spending time with her two grown daughters.
Lauren DeMarsh, Sr. Graphic Designer
Lauren is the Senior Graphic Designer at Alchemi Design. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts – Graphic Design and received two awards for Outstanding Design from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. When she’s not working, Lauren spends time gardening, binge-watching tv shows on Netflix, or working on home improvement projects with her SO. Other hobbies for this graphic designer include experimenting with paper crafts, bookbinding and traditional printing methods like block printing and screen printing.
Jennifer Siren, Office Manager
Jennifer, Alchemi’s Office Manager, lives for her excel spreadsheets and loves a good plan. She has spent most of her professional career in Theater, working in various positions across theater management in Orlando and San Diego, but loves the keeping up the administrative tasks our clients require. As a former Bridal Consultant and Wedding Planner, she loves to contribute to WalktheAisleWeddings.com blog with planning and event advice. Jennifer spends most of her time chasing her three mini-humans, but also enjoys reading, dancing and cooking.