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Evelyn Powers › Strategy and Business Development


Evelyn founded Design Powers Inc. in 1996 ago based on her twin passion for great design and giving back to the community. Since then, her work has raised money, changed minds, opened hearts, and inspired people to act on their ideas for the greater good. Many of her clients have been with her for more than a decade and say that working with Evelyn is expert, efficient and easy. They turn to her to strategize, conceptualize, and create brand identity, dynamic websites and print collateral for their small to medium-sized business.



Karen Bate and Evelyn are co-founders of Awesome Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a regional networking organization for women business owners. Together they host a weekly live radio program/podcast, The AWE Show, on Arlington's community radio station WERA 96.7 FM, interviewing women business owners and the community leaders who support them. Evelyn is a graduate of the 2016 Leadership Arlington program and alumna of the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) hon.




After 5 years of working together as design consultants for various clients, Evelyn and Tara Claeys created a joint venture called Nice Work to provide seasoned design skills and WordPress website development for mid-size businesses looking for high level involvement in their online presence and digital marketing strategies.

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I’ve been married for 25 years and raised two kind kids. I hail from a large extended family where I continually hone my skills at conflict resolution and events management. I play piano, scuba dive and love being scared; rafting the Gauley, riding coasters and open mike nights. I obsess over design, digital strategy and small business. I’m grateful to live in a time of so much opportunity for creative expression, building community and working from home!

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