Hello, new friend! I'm Bonnie Bakhtiari, wife to my college sweetheart, pet parent to the most rambunctious golden retriever this side of the Mason-Dixon, and the founder and creative director of b is for bonnie design, a boutique branding studio for creatives. In addition to being a brand designer and strategist, I’m also a small business educator, and founder of the Illume Retreat, which is an intimately restful three-day retreat for entrepreneurs striving to build businesses grounded in a clear sense of purpose. My heart is centered around the desire to encourage and inspire through design, and nothing gives me greater joy than working with talented entrepreneurs to create brands that are an authentic reflection of who they are. I believe in living life with joy, fierce love and abundant grace as you chase what matters most. You can often find me with a soy latte in hand, swooning over anything in a shiny shade of gold, and sharing a good conversation with friends, old and new.