A local branding expert and graphic designer is taking her business to the next level with the help of the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator.

Rtistry By Design held a ribbon cutting recently with the Greater Binghamton Chamber to celebrate its new office inside the incubator in downtown Binghamton.

Owner Rachel Jenks has been running the business full-time from her home since 2016.

Jenks says she helps clients with big picture branding that goes beyond just a logo.

She can assist with brochures, fliers, multi-media and video as well as slogans, mission statements and the personality of a brand.

Jenks says the incubator provides her more than just office space.

She says the administrators and fellow entrepreneurs share advice and feedback.

“Between the collaboration with the people who work here and the ideas that spring up all the time, and also in what I do.  I’m very, very passionate about the Renaissance of this area.  And I love that every day, new businesses are springing up.  And, in what I do, I literally get to be a part of it.  So, for me, there was no more logical place to be than at the incubator,” said Jenks.

Jenks currently has one part-time employee working in Virginia.

Her goal is to eventually relocate to a downtown office and employ up to seven designers.

Currently, she donates 10% of her income to the Arms of Jesus orphanage in Malawi, Africa.

She someday would like to sponsor another orphanage all on her own.

For more information, go to RtistryByDesign.com.