Kristine Carney is the principal designer and President of Yellow Dog Designs. She is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over twenty years experience. Her design background includes websites, book and magazine publishing, consumer and pharmaceutical advertising. Brands Kristine has worked with include: Bristol Myers Squibb Oncology, Forest Laboratories, Johnny Walker Scotch, Crayola Crayons, MoMA, Tate Gallery, Kennedy Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Disney. Kristine studied design and illustration at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, then ventured to NYC to experience the big city. Eventually she crossed over the bridge into New Jersey where she resides with her husband, two children and a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rocky.

This manual came to fruition after years of helping entrepreneurs/small businesses begin their journey from turning their passion into a reality. I am a graphic and website designer and my passion is to make the world a more beautiful place visually. My business has evolved into consulting with business owners on “how to” start their social media pages, create their brands, develop websites, advertise and more. The questions kept coming and I would help them with the answers. The purpose of this manual is help with all the questions about starting your own business and to serve as a resource for all things business and marketing related. This manual should help you start your business quickly, without  spending months and months of research. This a basic plan that will give you the  tools to help you start, and grow, your business.