Our team is what makes us great. Our story is what makes us unique.

Metro Nova Creative was founded with the idea that every small business deserves a chance at success. A big part of those early years is looking professional and trustworthy. We wanted to support small businesses all over Virginia and give them the tools to grow while being respectful of their budget. Since 2014 our team has just done that, and we’ve even expanded outside of Virginia to cover the Mid-Atlantic region. We look forward to hearing your story, understanding your goals, and inspiring you to LOVE YOUR BRAND.

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Dan Craddock

Founder, Creative Director, Nerdy Dude

Dan is a father of three, artist, collector of nerd stuff, and also the founder of Metro Nova Creative. His passion has always been to help as many small business succeed as possible. He spends most of his down-time relaxing with his family, enjoying Fredericksburg, or reading.

Favorite work - Logo design, consulting, convincing his staff that he's important.

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Laura Honsinger

Assistant (to the) Regional Manager

Laura is a local artist who enjoys crocheting, solo road trips, and Netflix with the cats. When she’s not busy being a crazy cat lady, she’s helping Dan with various tasks at the office and learning more about marketing and design.

Favorite work - Graphic design & testing/editing new websites before launch

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Charlie & Luna

Assistants to the Assistant (to the) Regional Manager

When these two aren’t sleeping on the job, they are most likely destroying furniture, plotting world domination, or shedding. They’re both quite useless as employees but we keep them on for moral support for their mom, Laura.

Favorite work - turning wooden chairs into toothpicks

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Emmalee Maine

Graphic Designer, Bringer of the Baked Goods

Emmalee is an outstanding artist, super Mom, and nature enthusiast. Seriously, she keeps picking up bugs.

Favorite work - Web design, identity design, and layout work

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LeAnna Armstrong

Graphic Designer, CMYK Barista

You can often find LeAnna in her creative space usually with paint all over her hands. She prefers a pastel color palette over bold, lukewarm water, and always has gum. She loves to support local businesses and enjoys putting in the work to help them succeed.

Favorite work - Collaborative Pieces & Illustrations

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Tyler

Maryland Office Manager

Tyler runs a tight ship. He loves watching "The Office" and Michael Scott is his idol. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” -Michael Scott

Favorite work - Parkour, Improv Comedy

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Brandi L. Parrish

Digital Marketing Director, Awkward Joke Documentarian and Office Plant Mom

Brandi isn't just a plant Mom, but is also the Mom of a real life human whom she loves dearly. As a Jacqueline-of-all-trades, she fits right into the Metro Nova Creative Team, helping where she can in product photography, brainstorming, content and copy creation. If you need a pun for your marketing, she's your gal. She also loves irritating her office mate, Laura, with impromptu video-taking "for the 'Gram".

Favorite work: Learning all the content-creation websites and coming up with ideas.

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Sophie Rice

Bringer of Referrals, Professional Talker

Sophie is our sales rep on the team and we just LOVE her! Whether she's networking, bringing in new clients, or showing off her cool accent, Sophie's friendly & bubbly personality shines through.

Favorite work - Coffee mornings & afternoon tea, Decorating our new conference room

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Shelley

Expert Listener

Loves green & showing off her healthy eating habits. Enjoys VERY leisurely strolls with her mom Sophie.

Favorite work - Slow & steady tasks, Munching on snacks

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Caitlin Craddock

HR & Payroll, Plant Stuff Too

Caitlin spends her downtime hanging out with her family, nerding out on Harry Potter, and making handmade crafts for her family and friends. She also keeps Dan in line.

Favorite work - Mostly the payroll part we think

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Riley

Quality Control of Naps

Riley is our senior citizen of the shop. She's pretty old...and mostly tired. She doesn't really do much of anything. She doesn't even show up to work anymore. But it's ok.

Favorite work - Nothing, leave her alone

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