As a small child, before the concept of a career was solidified, Makya knew she was destined to use her mind to create things and be her own boss. Taking the liberty to start her own laundry pressing service, complete with her own crayon drawn logos and repurposed dry cleaner packaging, Makya launched her first business. With an entrepreneurial spirit that could not be quenched, Makya has followed her passion and is now the proud owner of three companies.
As a student at Florida A&M University, Makya decided to change her major from Architecture to Graphic Design. She also took her first official step into the world of self-employment - creating Mareta Creations in her dorm room. As the company grew, Mareta Creations began to take on more projects, gaining valuable experience and pedigree, but financially the company was struggling. Driven by the love she had for her business and her clients, Makya dedicated the wealth of her time to the projects and far less attention to the business of her business. The cost of doing business began to heavily outweigh the the revenues of the business. As a result, Mareta Creations was forced into a hiatus.
Despite the setbacks experienced during her first attempt at entrepreneurism, Makya decided to embrace them and learn from them. With a spirit of perseverance, Mareta Creations was relaunched in 2010. This time Makya decided to hire Attorney Maya Simmons Rogers of Simmons Rogers, LLC, to help her structure her business.
Makya continues to extend the reach of her businesses, utilizing her strong personal network and social media to connect with past, present, and future clients.
Mareta Creations’ graphic design services have flourished and grown since the 2010 relaunch. The business now provides corporate design services, fine invitations and photography services for events, families, and pets. In 2013 and 2014, Mareta Creations was selected as one of The Knot's Best of Weddings Vendors.
In 2013, after completing her Master's in Graphic Design at George Mason University, Makya launched Graphic Snob, an apparel company for the graphic snob in all of us. Most recently, in 2014, Makya launched Cosmetic Snob, where she sells cosmetic products through her online Amazon Store.
Makya credits much of her polished self-presentation and business acumen to her experiences at Florida A&M University where she was able to observe the matriculation of students through the School of Business and Industry and “learn through osmosis”. As she carries Mareta Creations, LLC, the parent company, into the future, Makya keeps an eye for opportunities and professional growth. In the upcoming year, Mareta Creations, LLC will forge ahead with an added focus on corporate and government contracts and looks forward to opening its first physical storefront to showcase its products and projects. Visit www.MaretaCreations.com, www.GraphicSnob.com, and www.amazon.com/shops/cosmeticsnob to learn more about Mareta Creations, LLC's award winning products and services.
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