Our Mission

At ELEV8, our desire goes beyond just creating. We believe in creating and delivering work that reaches beyond your wildest dreams. This might sound idealistic, but we like to blow minds. 

Each member on our team has worked across multiple industries for over a decade of their career, specifically focused on branding products, companies, and ideas.

We thrive on turning visions into reality, and look forward to working with you and your team to bring your dreams to life.

Our team

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valerie powers

Founder

Valerie has a huge passion for seeing companies experience rapid growth. She worked for over a decade with Fortune 100 & 500 companies, and was also an integral part of the launch of over 8 well-known international brands. ELEV8 Marketing was born out of the desire to bring a new level of excellence into the digital space, especially through creative web design.

Education:

  • KCBC - Bible College (2021-Present)

  • Bastyr University - Naturopathic Medicine (2019-2020)

  • UCI - MBA, Marketing & Strategy (2014-2016)

  • UCLA - Pre-Medicine; Study of Religion (2006-2010)

Certifications:

CEB Corporate Leadership Council Training

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tianna curatalo

Web & Graphic Designer

With an entrepreneurial spirit and a keen sense of web design trends, Tianna has a true passion for helping businesses successfully build their brands. Utilizing her talents in social media, marketing, and design, Tianna has created and implemented brand strategies for everything from large companies to local small businesses. 

Education:

  • The Art Institute of California - San Diego - B.S. Advertising (-2013)

  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising - A.A. Merchandise Marketing (-2007)

Certifications:

Certified Wix Partner

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Douglas bonilla

Writer

Douglas is a brand and content strategist with a long history of copywriting for a myriad of industries from tech to textiles. With a client-first, people-focused mindset, Douglas brings a comprehensive strategic creativity to drive new and established brands forward. Brand architectures, websites, marketing materials, tradeshow, and retail branded environments.

Education:

  • UCSB - M.A. Intergroup Communication (-2011)

  • Rutgers - M.A. Organizational Communication (-2003)

  • Rutgers - B.A. Communication (-2001)