welcome to epiphany

your creative spark


who we are

Epiphany is a woman-owned business established in January 2000 by Julie A. Beem, MBA, and Christa A. Nelson, MBA, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Epiphany Group initially provided full-service marketing to professional service firms such as architects, engineers, surveyors, and general contractors. They quickly grew and expanded services to Iowa when one of the founding owners, Christa, moved back home to Cedar Rapids in 2002.

In 2008, the company pivoted when the epic flood hit their Iowa location, and Julie needed to focus on the growing needs of her adopted daughter. Christa continued as a sole proprietor, collaborating with many talented firms across the country. During this time, she expanded her expertise to include nonprofits, attorneys, financial planners, individuals, internet service providers, and retail companies. This expansion necessitated collaboration with various marketing professionals as client needs grew.

Epiphany was re-founded in 2018, providing strategic and tactical marketing services to businesses and nonprofits, including strategic planning, fund/friend-raising, brand identity, storytelling, digital marketing, web design, social media, media relations, and influencer marketing.

The growing agency operated out of Marion Co-Working and MERGE in Iowa City. In 2020, COVID-19 prompted a shift to full-time remote work. Supporting others in growing their businesses has always been part of our DNA, and this period was perfect for helping our team members grow their own companies. The Spark Team Collaboration was born, allowing each SME to establish their own business while collaborating on client projects. This streamlined our approach to payroll and expenditures allowing us to keep costs down for our clients in such challenging times.

In 2024, Epiphany shifted again from being all things to all people and the central billing hub for all marketing services to becoming a team builder and collaboration leader. Epiphany began to hand off all the services Christa had been personally providing to others, allowing her to focus on the services that best fit her skill set and passion: strategic planning, serving as a fractional CMO, and team development, training, and building.

Our Mission

To be the creative spark you need to ignite your legacy. It’s our brand promise. You deserve a unique, comprehensive approach to your marketing efforts that ensures every penny spent has a purpose. Our team will act as an extension of yours, paying attention to every detail – so you don’t have to. We will work beside you to define your creative spark and turn your goals into reality.

As a small business, we are passionate about serving our community and giving back. Helping you follow your dreams and build your legacy is a big part of our DNA. We admire those who, like us, use their talents to change the world for good. We partner with gifted and trusted professionals who share in this mission and our values.

Our Values

Our faith is the baseline for everything, guiding who we are, what we do, why we do it, and how we do it. It gives us hope for the future and strength for tomorrow.

We have the courage to be our authentic selves and empower others to do the same.

We’re boldly building a community of world-changers using our gifts and talents for good.

We keep curiosity alive, ask questions, and truly listen to the answers. If we are not here to help each other, what are we here for?

Contact Us

Your brand promise deserves a comprehensive, holistic marketing approach. How can we help be the creative spark you need to achieve your goals? Send us a note, and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.



our portfolio


Sparking All Things on Your Behalf 

At Epiphany, we don’t create work from templates. Each project is uniquely tailored to our clients’ needs, goals, and target audience, with their brand voice at the forefront. Everything we create is done on behalf of our clients, who own all rights to their projects and have generously allowed us to share them with you today. With their permission, we proudly present a few projects we have been a part of. However, you will not find any strategic plans, Fractional CMO services, or team development details here. That is our secret sauce, which will never be shared outside the client’s walls. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please reach out to discuss your specific needs. We would love to chat.

Brand Identity

Helping businesses and non-profits spark new identities to reach their audience and amplify their brand voice in the most authentic way. Below, you’ll find examples of our logo designs and brand identity packages.


We bring our clients’ brands to life through targeted marketing pieces that help them reach their goals and create superfans. Explore examples of our impactful marketing strategies and campaigns below.

Digital Marketing

We help our clients establish a digital footprint, reaching customers both locally and across the web. Explore examples of our successful digital marketing strategies and campaigns below.

Web Development, Design & Maintenance

We bring your brand to life on all devices through comprehensive web development and design. Our services ensure stable access to your central hub on the web, creating a seamless digital experience at your clients’ fingertips 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide continuous web maintenance and monitoring to ensure your site is always up and running when your clients need it.


We tell your brand’s story through captivating videos that engage your target audience and spark lifelong customer relationships. Our content is designed to be sharable, interesting, and relevant, ensuring it catches attention and calls your audience to action. As the video plays, we connect with viewers, building trust and fostering a lasting relationship with your brand.

See examples of our video work below.


Capture your moments with professional photography. Our photographers are ready to attend your events, capture updated headshots, and cover everything from senior photos to project shots to game time action. You’ll feel comfortable knowing your memories are being captured to tell your story for years to come.

Event Planning , Fund/Friend raising

From fundraising to friend raising, conferences, webinars, open houses, sports tournaments, and beyond, we have covered it all. Our services have spanned from planning to marketing and hosting, allowing you to focus on what you do best while we handle the heavy lifting. We ensure each guest is treated like a VIP, and the theme of your brand mission and vision resonates throughout the event space.

Woman Owned Epiphany

Public and Media Relations

From shaping your public image with online reviews to drafting and distributing media releases announcing your milestones, we handle it all. With an extensive media contact list, we ensure you get the coverage you desire while building buzz around your brand.


Just a bit more


featured work

Website design and development
Acterra Group Website
bookkeepers etc website design
72 and You identity guide
72 and you website design
website design
Family Foot website
mobile friendly website
website design and development
product design
responsive website
website design
Responsive website


This is sparking awesome... thanks!

Christa has consulted on our communications and social media strategy for over 10 years. Her digital marketing knowledge has been invaluable in growing our organization's online reach across the country and around the world. She has been integral in establishing ATN's brand, working to develop our current logo and communications guide. Christa is highly responsive and always willing to creatively design projects that work in our all-volunteer organization.
As a small non-profit, we are very fortunate to have a great partnership with Epiphany. Christa instinctively knew the visual appeal we would need so our event would capture the attention we were hoping for. Epiphany truly cares and are invested in the success of their clients and we could not be happier with our results.
Christa has been one of the shining star teammates at Veterans Legal Support Network. From our inception she has created, suggested, improved and basically ran our website vlsn.org from the day we started. I know how good she is because people tell me all the time what an impressive web presence we have and it is ALL because of her. When we needed it, she linked technologies so our Facebook feed was immediately updated and thereby gave us a critical "current" look that changed as soon as we made any updates or added stories. She is always on the lookout for new ideas for us and I'm lucky we found her when we did. I would unequivocally recommend Christa and Epiphany and actually have to 2 other law firms. You'll be happy you did too. Semper Fidelis.


spark effect

synergy • coordinating and collaborating
disrupt the norm • interrupting the status quo
deep dive • make you think beyond the surface issues
competency • enhancing & emphasizing what you do best
beyond the bleed • out of this world, actually creative solutions to persistent conversations
ideate • where ideas create solutions



Let's SPARK!

We would love to help you spark something new. Contact us today as the first step to growing those big dreams. 

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 319.431.9702

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