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Meet the Team

Encouraging & Empowering Entrepreneurs to Brand with Boldness

Our core team are experienced across a wide range of areas and industries. They are driven and passionate, and have the capacity to envision and anticipate the client's bigger picture. When a project or client requires it, we are happy to collaborate with other individuals and organizations – as we love working side by side with others. Check out our personal blueprints below.

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Matia Johnson-Buggs
CEO/Founder

Matia Johnson-Buggs is the CEO/Founder of IMM Branding Agency. She is a native Washingtonian, a strategic communications specialist, visual design specialist, and brand mentor with over ten years of experience in publications, program development, and strategic communications in both the government and nonprofit field. She has an undergraduate degree in English and Communications from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, and a Master’s degree in Producing Film & Video from American University in Washington, DC.

She has worked and collaborated with several brands in Washington, DC, from strategic development to website design and content creation.  She has developed a niche for branding and has established Innovative Minds Media, DC’s premiere branding agency for creative entrepreneurs. Highlights of her professional career include coordinating strategic and tactical communications to accelerate program and membership growth within nonprofit agencies; utilizing digital analytics to track and evaluate social media traffic and marketing efforts, and overseeing training courses for the international government field.

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Dayna Elefant
Graphic Designer/Artist

Dayna Elefant is the Graphic Designer Consultant for IMM Branding Agency. She graduated with honors from both the University of Florida and Parsons School of Design, NYC. Postgraduate work includes studies at School of Visual Arts, Smithsonian and The Art Students League, NYC where she led courses in drawing and anatomy. Dayna also earned a Web Development and Digital Arts degree from Boston University. At present, she is pursuing a degree in UX design from the UX Design Institute. Dayna has lived and worked in New York City and now resides in Washington, DC.

During her time in New York, Dayna worked as an illustrator, designer and creative strategist for companies from TIME Magazine and SONY Music to the NYC Economic Development Corp. before establishing her own practice.

Currently, Dayna is a Creative Director producing designs and illustrations under Federal Occupational Health, serving more than 360 federal agencies and reaching 1.8 million federal employees. In addition, she creates artwork for children’s books, corporate and private commissions and postage stamps around the globe.

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Alexis Brown
Alexis B. Photography

Alexis Brown is an entrepreneur, a visionary, a social media enthusiast, and a mom of one vibrant and vivacious four-year-old, A’Laiya.  She launched Alexis B. Photography on the first day of March 2022, adding to the celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth. She is a traveling maternity, family, portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Largo, Maryland (specifically the DC, MD, VA area known as the 'DMV'). Her photography is unique in that it captures milestone and organic candid moments that tell stories and evoke emotions, one frame at a time.

Alexis has also launched the brand, "IAMPOSHBABIES," which caters to infant and toddler fashionable clothing, accessories, and style.

Alexis has worked with women in all different walks of life, from branding entrepreneurs, to beauty experts, to first-time-mommies – Alexis has captured the essence of her clients through her lens. As an eccentric photographer in the DMV area, she provides consultation services for IMM clients who are looking to build their brands to the next level. Follow her photography page and show support at IAMALEXISBPHOTOGRAPHY.