Meet the Team!
We have many years of design experience in creating brand identity for small and medium sized businesses and non profits, and our process is a collaborative one. We work together with you to create a project that is professional, integrated with your logo identity and corporate color profile, and that conveys your desired message. Our business strategy, cutting edge competitive advice and direction, and stellar support are what sets us apart.
Natalie LambertMom • Wife • Charity Junkie • Founder • Graphic & Web Designer • Business Strategist
I have been married to my best friend for 13 years, and have two wonderful and wild girls. I have over 15 years in advanced technology experience from tools, software and graphic art, to website development and design. Prior to founding Savoir Faire Media, I spent five years in Sales and Marketing Management for a national Fortune 500 company developing branding, strategy and launch campaigns and events. With a love of planning and producing Corporate events, I expanded our services to include Wedding and Social Events, quickly gaining market share from unique and forward thinking marketing, After a relocation, I decided to take my passion for marketing, strategy and small business success and form Savoir Faire Media. Since 2006, I have grown our team of rock star designers and positioned Savoir Faire Media as the Wedding and Event community’s most trusted and experienced Graphic, Web and Marketing Design firm. Our success is attributed to integrating cutting edge technology; industry specific tools and resources; and fostering client relationships through detailed operational reviews of their processes, sales techniques, and business improvements. Annually, I personally award nearly $10,000 in design scholarships to young women entrepreneurs. Behind the mask, I am also a Certified Project Manager and Business Continuity Professional. I am a proud parent of an adopted daughter, and a strong advocate for Adoption Awareness. I also LOVE Boxers, the more dogs the merrier!
Shellie West-PostalWife • Web Designer • Entrepreneur • Fanatic Organizer
Designing for me is much more than a job or a hobby – it’s a way of life. This started years ago with my interest of scrapbooking. Setting up each page layout precisely and coming up with creative ways to showcase my photos was a challenge I welcomed. This transitioned me into what I now know to be my passion: web and graphic design. Not only do I design websites, but I have co-owned an online stationery shoppe called PoshBetty for the last 9 years (new fans on Facebook are always welcome). I love to explore the latest trends and appreciate the cool styles of modern, vintage grunge, and 50′s retro. I’m most happy when I’m with my wonderful-supportive-sport’s-nut-husband (who I met when I was 6), my incredible family, and my lifelong friends. I love all animals, although I don’t have a pet, but if I did it would be a monkey. My favorite place in the world is London. I am a reality TV and slot machine junkie, and can never get enough of blue skies and palm trees.
Charlie BoudreauWeb Designer . WordPress Ninja
I live and breathe web design and considers myself a Jack-Of-All-Trades. I graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Mass Communications, minor in lead guitar for a metal band. My talent, passion and drive led me to open my own company, Velvet Ink Media, with the hopes of making a difference in the web industry. Several years ago, I connected with Savoir Faire Media for a WordPress design project and we have been working together ever since. They bring a feminine side to my design when needed, and I love working with the girls. My design style is open, fresh and modern, and my specialty is integrating visual elements with user-friendly functionality. When I’m not on adventures with my son, I’m spending time with my real boss – wife Irina and our baby on the way!
Sue TraynorMom • Illustrator • Wife • Artist
I was born and still live in Manchester in the UK. I have always loved drawing and painting so it was inevitable for me to work in the design field. After obtaining my degree in art and design, I worked for many years as a graphic designer in the busy advertising industry, where I was familiar with all stages of the creative process from concept to finished artwork, liaising with clients and working to tight deadlines. Although I loved my job, my real passion has always been for illustration, and in 2008 I started developing an online portfolio at Istockphoto. I am so proud to say I am now full time illustrator. I have sold over 5,000 stock illustrations and have a portfolio of over 250 files and counting.
Although I enjoy drawing pretty much anything, my speciality is in drawing people, watching a personality develop on the page is so exiting to me and I treat each new project as a challenge to produce my best ever work. In 2009 I met the super talented and super nice Natalie, who with her usual attention to detail and dedication to the project in hand, was looking for an individual and unique illustration tailor made especially for her client. Her client was thrilled with the result, and since then Natalie has received many requests from clients who would like a virtual of their own. It is a real pleasure working with the team at Savoir Faire Media.
Alison VallocchiaDesign-a-Mama . Fontaholic . Perfectionist . Eccentric
I am a passionate graphic design mama. I eat, drink and sleep design. Making pretty pictures all day long is what makes me happy. In my former life, before I realized I was a nutty free-spirited gypsy-artist, I studied law. So now I get to live all my passions: being my 13 year old’s mama, an artist and an eccentric. Instead of reading steamy novels on my time off, I’d rather OD on pinterest, shutterstock and font sites, searching out my next design inspiration. I love designing “in the zone,” but am just as comfortable brainstorming marketing strategy and concept creation.
My work is very emotion-based. I seek to recreate the excitement of getting married all over again with each new branding I create. Whether it’s a logo, a full branding, a trade show expo, a brochure or a facebook page persona — I am devoted to giving you what you envision from the bottom of your heart. You need to be in love with your logo and I shoot for that!
Patti StanleyWife • Mom • Basketball Coach • Sports Nut • War Eagle (Go Auburn!) • Natural Living Guru
Small town country girl from Pound, VA who grew up with the motto that hard work is the way of life and you always go above and beyond to help others. I graduated with an AA from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA and have an extensive background in admin services across varying fields. I have been experiencing life for the past 21 years with my high school sweetheart and best friend and will celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary in June. We have been blessed with three healthy and very active children with big dreams! Aside from work, my kids’ schedules keep me extremely busy and you can usually find me at the ice rink, on the basketball court or football field. I am a sports nuts, organic and chiropractic fanatic and love being with my family. I enjoy going to the spa, cooking, traveling, 4-wheelin’ and playing ball. I want to make a difference in the lives of others! I am blessed to be a part of the Savoir Faire Media family as Operations Manager, and absolutely LOVE my job!
Pixie MellinSocial Media Guru . Adventurer . Dog Lover
I share the love of helping small businesses with Natalie. Small businesses “make the world go round” so to speak and sometimes they just need a little push to get off the ground. I look at the world in many different ways, but mostly how it’s marketed. The packaging, the colors, demographic, etc…I analyze everything when I’m in a store, online or trying anything new. Being a part of the Savoir Faire Media team gives me a chance to take what I see and make it functional. My focus with Savoir Faire Media is all things Social Media! From Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, to blogging, email marketing and building an online presence through directory and listings services. It is these vital Social Media areas that are often the most overlooked, simply because they can be the most time consuming. That’s where I come in! Giving back and working events that are designed to help a charity or cause is one of my favorite things to do. I truly believe in the statement “pay it forward”.
Katie ElderkinGraphic Designer • Jewelry Artist • Beach Junkie
I was born and raised in Michigan but moved down to sunny Florida about 9 years ago and I LOVE it here! With that being said, I’m a bit of a beach junky and also a big fan of music, art, design and fashion. I graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design with a degree in graphic design. I have been working in the field for over a decade now. Wow, how time flies! I am so excited to be working with Natalie at Savoir Faire Media. The design work and vibe of the company feels light, refreshing and fun! And I am a bit of a girly girl, so it is great to be able to work with women and female clients. I love the feeling of being excited and inspired by the client and the content that the project just designs itself! It’s an amazing feeling to look at your work and absolutely love what you’ve created, and a more amazing feeling knowing the client loves your design.
While I’m not designing, I’m in my jewelry studio creating one of a kind pieces for my online shop, My Own Little Universe. Jewelry design is my second love. Some of my favorite materials to work with are natural stones, sterling silver and crystals. With any extra time, I’m at the beach, watching live music, cooking, practicing yoga, kayaking (trying not to get eaten by alligators) or hanging out with friends. Nice to meet you and can’t wait to design for you!