About the Designer/Blogger

Kelly Mercer is an entrepreneur, blogger, digital/email marketer, web/graphic designer, and digital illustrator based in Wilmington, North Carolina.

What inspires me to become a designer?

I have always been a visual person for two reasons: it runs in my family and also due to my hearing loss. Before the Internet era, graphic design was my first love. As soon after the Internet era was formed in the 1990s, I took an interest in web design/development. My first web design experience was on GeoCities with a basic HTML programming. Yes, I have come a long way!

What do I like to blog about?

Web accessibility, digital marketing, e-commerce, design, arts, and architecture.

Why the name, Marketing for Breakfast?

I always think about marketing first thing in the morning when I sit down and eat my breakfast. Once in a while, I would go to my favorite coffee shop to have a cup of coffee (or tea!) just to read and write about marketing. One day when I was trying to think of a company name for my small business, I jokingly said to my friend, “I will have marketing for breakfast.” It just stuck with me because I like the sound of it.