Tiana Berry-Jones
Vice President

Name: Tiana Berry-Jones
Position: Owner & Chief of Creative at Tiana Makes
Pronouns: She / Her
Company: Tiana Makes
Portfolio: tianamakes.com


I’d rather be creating or learning something new than doing just about anything else. Brand development and user journey building is my jam. I am passionate about good photography and design and an admitted typography nerd. While my first love is making things with digital and analog tools, working with and mentoring other creative people is a close second. I like to mix it up, creating websites, brand identity systems, marketing strategy, extensive photo editing, video production, logo design, eBooks, helpful content, advertisements, books, event materials, and generally anything else I can get my hands on.

How did you get started in design?

I was doing design before I really understood what it meant, doing hand-drawn logos for a few people as a teen. When I went to college for Studio Art, design wasn’t part of the program, but when they added it in my last semester I fell in love and stayed an extra term to take all of the new classes offered.

What is something you’re most proud of?

Believing I could love my work AND be successful in my own business, and proving myself right.

Who are your creative heroes?

Paula Scher, Herb Lubalin, Milton Glaser, Gail Anderson, Jennifer and Amy Hood, I could go on all day.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I’m most inspired by checking out what other designers are doing and what’s going on in the world around us.

What is the best part of working in your profession?

The constant learning and exploration of new ideas, skills, and mediums.

What piece of advice would you offer fellow creatives?

Keep learning and experimenting — I promise you won’t regret it!

What is one book that all creatives should read?

Creative Strategy & the Business of Design by Douglas Davis and Extra Bold by Ellen Lupton

What was the last song you listened to?

It’s On the Rocks by The Donnas

What is your favorite place in St. Louis?

A particular spot to sit and draw in Forest Park with a phenomenal view.