You don't have to shout
to get your message out.

WELCOME TO ATKINSON VISIONS

We're a collective of idealistic, passionate, and experienced professionals with expertise in digital marketing, web design, and brand messaging. With decades of experience in the business world -- from nonprofits to the public sector to entrepreneurship -- we know how to listen for the story . . . your story . . . the one that's asking to be told.

Now to the idealistic part. Our planet's in a bit of a bad spot. Whether it's climate change or political upheaval or simply the dizzying pace of change, the old ways of doing business are dying.

Marketing with hype, exaggeration, manipulation or telling half-truths in order to hook the client or get the sale . . . these tactics may bring short-term results but at the expense of long-term trust and relationships.

Let's write a new story.

The new paradigm. Connection. Radical truth-telling. Admitting we don't have all the answers. Can we stop the quick-fix madness? People are increasingly skeptical about marketing that promises you can get rich in a weekend workshop, find enlightenment after drinking a protein powder shake, or meet your soulmate from the comforts of your couch.

Today's businesses don't have to trade profitability for ethical marketing. You can be prosperous AND authentic. In fact, we believe it's the future of a new paradigm of doing business.

We're about supporting purpose-driven, socially responsible businesses, nonprofits, and organizations that are interested in altering the course of our current trajectory through incremental, meaningful step-by-step actions. It takes focus, commitment, and a community to support this change.

If this is you or your organization, we want to talk to you!

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Our Services

Web Design & Branding

Our designs are unique, custom designed to fit your brand.

No cookie-cutter, off the shelf designs.

You are unique.

Your site should be, too.

Being real.
Digital Marketing & Analytics

To stand out in today’s digital marketplace, your messaging, products, and services must be delivered with focus, clarity and precision.

Marketing doesn’t have to mean exaggeration, deception, or slick tricks to get people to do something they don’t want to do.  Our approach sets up a simple yet systematic way to let your people know about who you are and your services or products.  

Find out more about our signature process!

Getting clear.
Photography & Video

Telling your story means finding the language — words and imagery — that conveys your message to an audience that is longing to hear it.

When you communicate with your market, we want yours to be the email that clients can’t wait to open.  The blog that gets forwarded because it’s so insightful and well-written.  The website that is shared with others because it’s a delight to experience.

We help you create content that contains value — words and images that inspire, educate, and attract your people to your work.

Putting the focus on you.

Taking the Next Step

Intrigued?  Curious?  Inspired?

If our work and principles sound like they could be a fit for you and your business, let’s have a conversation.  We offer a free 30-minute consultation where we talk about your vision, where you are in the process, and your goals.  It’s a brainstorming session — no hard-sell or obligations — just a get-to-know-you chat. 

So put some tea on, schedule a time for a call or video chat below, and let’s get going!

Where are you on your Journey?
You've stepped across the threshold.
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You've been thinking about the idea of starting your own business for some time. You know there must be something more - you just don't know exactly the nature of what the "more" is yet.

That's OK! This stage of the journey is about experimentation and taking action, even if the steps are hazy, incremental and tentative.

Don't go it alone! This is a tender stage, one in which it's easy to get discouraged or think you're on the wrong path. It's essential to keep moving, to keep taking that next step - the perspective is always going to be different from there!

Our starter packages are perfectly suited and priced for those looking to dip their toe in the waters of a stronger online presence.
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You're on your way.
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Maybe you have a website, an email list, and occasionally send newsletters or blog posts to your client base. You're making some money, but you can sense there is more you could be offering to the world. You want to test out a new market, a new product, a new service -- and need to have a less seat-of-the-pants approach to your online marketing.

Our "basics" package is perfectly suited for those looking to grow their online presence through a variety of marketing tools, including automated email campaigns, paid ads, content development, and site optimization.
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You're almost there!
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You are confident that your business is on solid ground and want to take it to the next level. At this phase, it's about refining your strategy and sharpening your tools; rebranding your product, service, or online presence; increasing the number of launches and promotions; or even a website redesign.

Our "advanced" package is a great option to maximize the return you've already invested in your business, your expertise.....you!
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Portfolio

Human Awareness Institute

Website Design, Branding, SEO

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Assessing in Action

Website Design, Branding, Content Marketing

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Its Our Nature

Web design, branding, photography, video

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Soul Portrait Photography

Portraits, Video, Personal Branding

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Content Marketing

Digital assets: video, imagery, copywriting

Videography

Video storytelling

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Human Awareness Institute

Website Design, Branding, SEO

Website

Assessing in Action

Website Design, Branding, Content Marketing

Website

Its Our Nature

Web design, branding, photography, video

Website

Soul Portrait Photography

Portraits, Video, Personal Branding

Website

Content Marketing

Digital assets: video, imagery, copywriting

Videography

Video storytelling

Video
Details

Hello!

Angela Atkinson

Angela Atkinson

Angela is a web designer, branding specialist, photographer, writer, and teacher with a diverse background in management.  She has owned several businesses, including a nonprofit consulting service, a small-town toy store, photography and video studio, and has even served on City Council.  Angela has an MBA in nonprofit management from UC Berkeley and is a college business instructor.

Angela has called the Rocky Mountains home for most of her adult life. Keeping her on her toes are her wild (and wise!) daughters who inherited her love of nature and adventure – one as a river guide and the other studying to work in the national parks.  Angela currently lives outside of Denver, Colorado with her partner and many pets (i.e., guitars).

Mark Reitz

Mark gets fired up about helping businesses thrive and prosper.  Using proven digital marketing tools and strategies (that too many clients assume are only for the big guys), Mark is adept at finding creative solutions that deliver results for his clients.

Mark has 15+ years of experience in strategy, design, paid advertising such as Facebook, sales funnels, and email automation campaigns.  He also has been instrumental in multiple 6-figure launches for his clients in sectors that range from personal growth to real estate to wellness to finance.

When not hatching a new strategy for a client, Mark can be found surfing in Nicaragua, mountain biking in Winter Park, dirtbiking in Durango, or wandering off to explore the equatorial regions of the planet.

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Our team consists of partnerships with experts in the fields of digital marketing, SEO/keywords, paid ad managers, and web developers.  These partnerships allow for a full range of services provided at a fraction of the cost of an agency.  

We use the latest in research and digital tools to capture the attention of your markets, whether it’s marketing your services as a leadership consultant or selling solar panels for tiny homes.

Our clients will tell you that when you hire us, you’re bringing on new members to your team.  We take on your business goals and dreams as though they are our own.  

Be Real. Be Prosperous.

A free 5-part email course in authentic marketing

In our free “Be Real. Be Prosperous” email course, you’ll get insights, stories, and pragmatic suggestions on:

  • How to build messaging and a brand that’s compelling, unique and will speak directly to your audience;
  • What it means to serve rather than sell;
  • Precisely targeting your markets through persona development and empathy mapping (and why you don’t need a big marketing budget to get your message out);
  • Exploring shadow beliefs and stealth behaviors that can keep your business growth in stall mode;
  • Inspiring stories from small businesses, creatives, nonprofits, and solopreneurs about how they have carved out their authentic niche;

…and finally, practical tips on how to build your email lists, grow traffic to your website, and create alluring content that will magnetize your market to you.

Subscribe to our Free 5-Part Email Course to find inspiration, information, and illumination about how to take the next step to authentically grow your vision or business!

Assessing Team

Dave Wallack, Lisa Stefanac, Michael Quoia

Angela helped us distill who we are as a company.

When we hired Angela to design our new website, we discovered pretty quickly that she is so much more than a talented designer.  As a startup, she helped us distill who we are as a company – our brand, our values, our purpose.  From there, she and her team built a site that is a perfect reflection of Assessing in Action.  We could have hired a big agency to design our site, but when we saw her work, we knew we wanted her on our team!  

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Angela Atkinson

Angela Atkinson

Now that my bonafides are out of the way….I want to tell you about what brings me alive, what I care about.  

Connection and witnessing people come alive . . . there is absolutely nothing more thrilling.  It’s what I feel I was put here to do.

 Whether it’s teaching my students or working with clients, I am filled with questions. What excites you?  What do you care about?  As poet Mary Oliver asks, “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

These answers become the chapters of a story . . . your story.

This narrative (my definition of “marketing”) can’t be told from a 2-D perspective.  They are rich, complex, and nuanced; they are multi-dimensional requiring words, imagery, and your truth. 

This form of marketing demands a telling of the entire arc of the narrative of your vision:  your values and what you care about, your aesthetic, your principles, and yes, your financial objectives and goals. 

My team and I are big picture thinkers.  With a background in business and the creative arts of photography, video, and writing, I bring my whole self to my clients in supporting their vision.

This marriage of the creative and the analytical feeds my desire to produce something beautiful and results-driven. Inspiring while calling people to action.  Touching hearts and minds.

Let’s talk about ways we can support the telling of your story. 

Mark Reitz

Mark is ………….