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A Power Team

We have years of experience in design and marketing with a shared passion for great brands just like yours. Together we create extraordinary brand experiences that help companies establish their voice and connect with their audience on a new level. Whether our clients are a new startup brand or have been established well before we were born, we thrive on the relationships we make to provide meaningful brand experiences. 

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"Marketing is about sharing your passion with the world. Master the topic, the message and the delivery."

– STEVE JOBS

Amanda Gholson

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Amanda Gholson is the owner and co-founder of 88 West, a full-service brand marketing agency based in Mississippi. An alumna of the University of Southern Mississippi, Amanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. She has shown to have vast knowledge in brand management, with 15 years of industry experience. She is passionate about helping businesses of all sizes grow and expand, and this is why she founded 88 West. For her, marketing always comes back to your brand. Named for the 88th parallel, the line of latitude that runs through Tupelo, 88 West has since grown to encompass several states. Though based in Tupelo, 88 West has partnered with businesses across the United States.

Sarah Barrett

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Sarah grew up in the Tupelo area and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Mississippi University for Women. She uses her years of experience in creating brand identities, managing social media profiles, and designing websites to elevate and promote clients locally and nationally. Integrating traditional art mediums such as watercolor and line illustrations gives her designs a spark of life. When she isn't caring for her 70+ houseplants, she's cuddling her dogs Daisy and Pepper.

Trevor Hart

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Trevor is a Tupelo native and alumnus of the University of North Alabama with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communication. As an Account Manager at 88 West, Trevor assists with project management and develops marketing content including social media posts, blogs, and other written content. Trevor’s past work has been recognized by professional organizations such as the Public Relations Council of Alabama. Trevor applies his background to client work by ensuring their brand language aligns with their marketing goals. He is currently completing a Master of Arts in Communication and Media at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA.

Cayla Thompson

LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Cayla is a creative professional with a passion for ad design, logo design, branding, and web design. With over seven years of experience in digital marketing and graphic design, she excels in enhancing and promoting brands. Cayla now lives in North Texas with her husband, Shawn, and their two cats, Mochi and Jade. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, hiking, walking, and gardening.

Kendall Brown

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Kendall is a creative professional with a passion for photography, brand identity creation, interior design, and social media management. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in marketing and digital media and now lives in Tupelo with her husband Josh and their dog, Ted. In her free time, Kendall enjoys roasting and drinking coffee, cooking, growing flowers, and collecting mid-century art and furniture.

Jack Adamski

SALES REP & ACCOUNT MANAGER

Jack grew up in the Mobile Bay Area and graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He also minored in Marketing and Management. He uses his years of customer service and market research experience to curate positive and intentional connections with clients from all backgrounds. Finding common interests and promoting success is one of his greatest motivations when interacting with clients. At 88 West, Jack assists with the development and management of our clientele in Mississippi and Alabama. He is an avid fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Nashville Predators, loves doing DIY projects around the house, and trains for Spartan races in his spare time.

Branding is at the core of everything we do. Every design, every detail is purposefully crafted to strengthen our client's brands. We don't make anything up. Whether you are a well-established company or a brand new start up, the truth is you are bringing something great to the world. Let us reveal your greatness and build your business through a perfect storm of smart brand strategy and beautiful design.

Your brand. Your story.

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