List of things I’m proficient in, have experience with, and love to do.
The earlier years.
- Studied Business Marketing at Texas State University and graduated in 2015.
- Worked 2 jobs in Sales and 2 jobs in Marketing (a lot of overlap).
- Wanted to build something on my own so I started learning how to start a business.
- The first thing I got into was building websites. I loved building my own and became obsessed with perfecting it.
views on Quora
I wrote 188 answers on quora, most of which are short to medium sized articles. I started in 2017, wrote most of my answers in the first 6 months, then continued to write more spontaneously. I rarely write on Quora today.
This was sparked by my brain fog journey. I shared my own journey, research, and insights around the brain, health, productivity, career, and marketing.
(2017) Brand around Brain Fog with a mission of transforming 500 brains from foggy to fit.
This brand is still very much alive, but not prioritized at the moment. I have one workshop for sale and continue to get emails subscribers. I plan to put energy into this in the future.
(2020 – Today) Built a Service / Coaching business that has served over 50 clients and customers
After freelancing and traveling the world (South America, Southeast Asia, India), I was forced home when Covid hit in March 2020. With some extra time and energy, I funneled my freelancing into a new business.
Eventually I hired some help and have continued to evolve this business.
My main offering was to help my clients brand and build sustainable marketing ecosystems.
- Marketing strategy
- Branding (Canva)
- Website design (Figma)
- Website dev (WordPress + Elementor)
- Website optimization and handoff
At one point or another I’ve hired or contracted help with admin, social media, content creation, SEO, and web development. I love using Freeup or LinkedIn to hire.
Today, the same business has transformed from HeartFunnels (Systems & Funnels for Heart-centered coaches) to BrandThrive, where my main focus is helping my clients build thriving brands #nomorewanderingbrands.
I’ve built over 20 custom brandkits (branding rules, guidelines, and assets) to visually communicate the brand message, increase sales, and elongate brand lifespan.).
I’ve had fun experimenting with different ways to organically grow an engaged following on Instagram. In 2 years, I’ve grown by 565 followers (as of 4/4/22). I have a fairly consistent schedule for my Graphics, quotes, Reels, and experiments.
I love creating content strategies and systems that can run and scale efficiently.
(2021 – Today) Launched a bi-weekly podcast called ‘The Subtle Art of Not Yelling”
In September 2021, a new friend, Bill Small, and I launched a podcast called The Subtle Art of Not Yelling.
It was partially inspired by our love for marketing, branding, mindset, coaching, art, and the creative process.
It was mostly inspired by our shared repulsion for cringe filled bro marketing tactics that plague today’s online environment.
Bill does the audio engineering and I do the design, branding, web, and promotion side of things.
Through these years, I also played
with other ideas.
- www.theboxworkshop.com – a container for creatives
- www.ikewid.com – Ikewid NFT (I know exactly what I’m doing) project
- HustleHealthy: Health and Fitness for Entrepreneurs
- Holistic Reach: content creation for health practices
- www.300subs.com: Aimed at helping 500 people build engaged emails lists of 300+ subscribers.
- And more…
I’m Miles (aka Stones, which is short for Milestones).
I’m a bro marketer turned ethical. I learned all the “tactics” then quit marketing altogether because it felt cringy and forced.
When I came back, I decided to do it my way. By leading with heart and focusing on relationships instead of numbers. I quickly realized that branding is my favorite part of it all.
Particularly the visual / design side of things.
I love exploring the creative process, energy management, minimalist marketing, and powerful branding. I love creating unique ways to communicate using visuals.
I love playing the guitar, climbing, frozen mango, coffee, and a nice cold west coast IPA.
I’m from Austin, TX, lived in Denver for 4 years, and am currently seeing if I’m a “beach guy” in LA.
Miles was a DELIGHT from start to finish, plus he’s a genius at his craft so I 100% would recommend him to a friend or hire him again to do my branding.
I feel so much more confident and legit in my business because I have branding that reflects my vision. As a spiritual guide & business mentor I needed a vibe for my brand that showcased the complexities of my offerings, but in a simple way.
It’s so easy for me to go in and create something beautiful and aligned for my new offers and I’ve already gotten more traction and engagement in my business since using the designs Miles created for me. 10/10, highly recommend. Thank you Miles!!!!
Miles is an amazing person to collaborate with to enhance your brand’s message. The exchange in cost for this brand kit was the best marketing dollars we’ve ever spent.
Whilst working with Miles we @TeamSatoCO were able to join together to uncover our company’s look and feel through his wide knowledge of branding.
In addition, we integrated thoughtful iconography and give our company a refreshed foundation to build from.
I would highly recommend Miles’s heart-centered approach to business and innovative approach to marketing.
I had a logo that I would slap up on a webpage. Now I have an actual brand kit. No more endless searching for the right hex color to match my logo!
Miles created design elements that match my style, and make me look much cooler than I actually am.
This brand kit has given me structure, consistency & has brought my brand to life.
As a previous employee for two very large production companies, I can say that Miles’ work flow is incomparable to that of agencies. He’s an incredible listener, authentic, communicative & creative.
Once your templates are created based on your niche, they’re easy to implement across all of your platforms. Choosing Miles was a no brainer when it comes to branding & marketing