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Inkandescent Public Relations
Founder and President
Sept. 2008 to present

Inkandescent Public Relations is a full-service PR, marketing, publishing & design firm that helps entrepreneurs develop and execute their communications strategies so they get the visibility they need to keep their companies growing.

Branding: Your organization must look its best, so we begin by creating eye-catching websites, logos, and marketing materials. Our photographer takes beautiful portraits of your team. Our video director showcases the good work you are doing on film, and we also post it on our YouTube channel, www.inkandescenttv.com.

PR and Marketing Campaigns: Because the key is to get the word out about your organization to clients and reporters, our team of journalists create interesting press releases and help you write monthly e-newsletters that are filled with your insights. You’ll also become a columnist in our magazine, Be Inkandescent: The ezine for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, which circulates monthly to more than 12,000 subscribers.

In the News: Our clients have recently been quoted in Inc. magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, Washingtonian, CNN Money, The CBS Early Show, NBC News, News Channel 8, News Channel 9, Federal News Radio, and more. Click here to view those exciting media mentions.

How can our award-winning team help you? Contact Hope Katz Gibbs, president & founder, by email: hope@inkandescentpr.com.

And check out our monthly business magazine Be Inkandescent: The ezine for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, at www.beinkandescent.com


Great Handmade Gifts, Inc.
Founder and President
Sept. 2001 to 2010

In wake of 9-11, needed something useful to do with hands and began making crystal jewelry, wine rings, hand-rolled beeswax candles, and began selling them when the creations took over the den. Soon after decided to form a company and sell the art and crafts of other area artists, as well.

In November 2001 incorporated Great Handmade Gifts and in 2003 launched online e-commerce website featuring work of dozens of artists based in cities and towns across the U.S. The company motto: You are unique. Your gifts should be, too.

Click here to view details of the Great Handmade Gifts project.

Visit / Shop at the Great Handmade Gifts website: www.greathandmadegifts.com.


The Writing’s on the Wall, Inc.
Founder and President
1993 to 1996

Based on master’s thesis written while a graduate student at The George Washington University, founded non-profit organization to teach children to express themselves creatively as an alternative to violence.

Our mission: We traveled from Washington, DC to San Francisco, CA to give children in underprivileged neighborhoods the opportunity to show the world what they would do to make it a better place.

Our donors: The nonprofit received donations of Polaroid cameras, art supplies, and journals from the Polaroid Foundation, Office Depot, Lee Jeans, and The Great Frame Up.

How it worked: The children used the cameras and supplies to photograph each other as they decorated cardboard Wish Bricks, which our team of volunteers (professional photographers, artists and writers) attached to a portable Wishing Wall structure built by CA architect. The project became an interactive exhibit from 1995-1996 at the Capital Children’s Museum in Washington, DC.

Click here to view details of the Writing’s on the Wall project.

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"I get by with a little help from my friends," says Hope, who gives special thanks to:

• MICHAEL GIBBS, website illustration and design: www.michaelgibbs.com
• MAX KUKOY, website development: www.maxwebworks.com
• STEVE BARRETT, portrait of Hope on Bio page: www.stevebarrettphotography.com

Contact HOPE KATZ GIBBS by phone [703-346-6975] or email.

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