Leadership

Shala W. Graham, Principal

Shala W. Graham

Shala W. Graham is a brand strategist and creative maverick, committed to helping ministries advance the gospel, helping nonprofits serve those in need, as well as supporting Christian entrepreneurs who want to build a God-first business. Sometimes her best role is to be a consultant, facilitating and implementing key brand strategies. Other times, clients need her to be a coach who will guide them, educate them, hold them accountable, and encourage them spiritually.

With a background in design and photography, Shala is also certified by the Brand Academy as a branding expert. Her work experience covers a wide gamut of services from designing campaigns to front-end web development.

In addition to being the principal of Brand Calling, Shala is the founder of Creative Colony, a coworking space in downtown Silver Spring for creative professionals and entrepreneurs. Through Creative Colony, Shala supports the growth of local small businesses and nonprofits.

Shala earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Electronic Studio Art from Howard University and her Master of Arts in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Shala is married, enjoys photography and participating in mission trips.