Nakita M. Pope

Cheryl D. Holmes Miller

Nakita M. Pope is the Chief Chick and Principal Brand Strategist of Branding Chicks, a boutique branding agency in Atlanta, GA with clients all over the United States. Branding Chicks specializes in brand strategy, development, consulting and management for femme-owned businesses and femme-focused brands. She also helps businesses to brand or re-brand to attract and grow customer bases for new products and professional services through custom, creative, relevant brand-promoting strategies. Over the past 25 years, she has worked as a strategist, graphic designer, creative director and brand manager, which has given her experiences that inform how she works with her clients. Her passion for brand strategy also extends to her advertising strategy, branding and design professorship at The Creative Circus for the past 12 years. In 2019 she also took on an additional role as their Diversity & Inclusion Advisor and the Design Department Chair role in 2021. In 2020 she was also named one of Graphic Design USA Magazine‚Äôs People to Watch. She is also the co-founder of Bella Boss, a quarterly subscription box for Black women business owners. Founded in 2020, Bella Boss is a business coach in a box whose mission is to support women in mind, body, spirit and strategy. She is involved in several professional and non-profit organizations including AIGA,  African-American Graphic Designers (AAGD), Smart Girls on Campus, Good Thinking Atlanta and Practise Makes Practice. Along with her work and passion projects, she now gets to share her knowledge and experiences with diverse audiences on the international speaking stage.