About Jamie Thomson Designer

History

In 2012, I founded Brilliant Blue Designs while also working as a web designer under DigiDonkey Web Design in Cocoa Village – while building up my skills as a freelance designer.   In 2016, I moved to Michigan when my husband got a job with AAM, and shortly thereafter Digidonkey closed its doors.  Today, a few of my customers date back to those days working in Cocoa Village with DigiDonkey, all these years later. They like to give me a hard time during the cold winter months and I take it with as much good humor as possible on the bleakest of February days!

In late 2019 I became a business in residence at the SheHive, a women’s leadership development program in Ferndale, Michigan, under the business name Brilliant Blue Designs.  In 2021, after some soul searching, Brilliant Blue Designs was re-organized to Jamie Thomson Designer to better reflect my personal connection and flexibility in working with other professionals. I continue to hold office space at the SheHive and serve on the Advisory Board, and hope to offer training and expand my role in the near future.

Mission

I aim to use both my knowledge of psychology and branding to expand my design offerings for savvy businesses. Proper planning and strategy allows design to more effectively target and speak to target customers and deliver the desired messages. I acknowledge that there are many design companies, and I offer individualized service, archetype and psychological insight, empathy, and of course, the expected range of design services.

I aim to help every company discover and share their unique brilliance with their target audience.

Core Values

Respect

My services will always be delivered with a genuine interest in and respect for other people and their experiences. I have always been keenly interested in other people’s journeys and this interest brings a deep and curiousity level of care to my work.

Partnership

I recognize that sometimes finding someone to share our journey and and tasks with is both helpful and scary. I recognize that our businesses are extensions of ourselves and having someone listen, truly listen when we talk about ourselves is truly powerful.

Vision

Science and creativity can and should work together for you. I work hard to find the correct solution for you – through research and trial – using proper design process and design thinking. The revision process is as important as the brainstorm process.

Jamie Thomson, Psy D Designer and Certified Brand Specialist located in Ferndale Michigan near Detroit

Designer & Certified Brand Specialist

Jamie Thomson, Psy.D.

I am a brand specialist with a passion for helping companies and entrepreneurs communicate their brands to their customers using psychology informed design and brand development.

Formerly a practicing clinical psychologist, I discovered I was far happier combining my fondness for visual creativity and a journey of self discovery led me to my true calling of visual and digital design. Now I combine my psychological insight for a deeper offering for my design and branding customers. This has been a fascinating journey for me – and one that helps me truly appreciate the journey each business and entrepreneur takes.

I moved to Detroit in 2016 and started going to the Masterminds group at the SheHive in late 2018.  Now it’s my second home.  As a semi-nomad for most of my adult life – (although I grew up in Ohio, as an adult I have lived in Virginia, Missouri, Florida, and Melbourne, Australia) – the opportunity to grow some roots again in a supportive community has truly meant the world to me.

Professional Memberships / Affiliations

The SheHive - A place to become and to belong

The SheHive

Advisory Board Member

Level C Certified Brand Strategust

Level C

Certified Brand Strategist

The American Institute of Graphic Arts

AIGA

The American Institute of Graphic Arts – member