About Lemon and the Sea

Building an online business that fulfills you and gives you the freedom to do what you love while still earning what you’re worth isn’t easy, but it is doable.

I started Lemon and the Sea when God presented me with the opportunity to use my skills and passion for design to help other entrepreneurs. I studied architecture and design at Clemson University and went on to work as an in-house designer for a variety of small businesses. Since launching my design services, Lemon and the Sea has helped creative entrepreneurs design brands and websites that get them noticed for who they are and what they do.

We help creative entrepreneurs dig into their business, share their vision, and build a brand that is a reflection of them.

From designers and makers to writers and bloggers, photographers and planners to coaches and consults, we’re here to help you focus on the things that make you unique in your industry and translate those into your brand and website. 

But we don’t stop at just a brand and website. The difference in hiring us is you get more than just another brand - you get  the support of a team that’s on your side.

Our method works because we’re committed to working with you every step of the way - giving you the opportunity to see design in action and talk through your questions. We’ll never give you a website that you can’t update yourself.

Learn more about working with us >>

My website was up and running quickly so I could benefit from the new site design. The clarity of Samantha’s communication and rapid turnaround on questions and feedback gave me the confidence she would take care of all the details. She was willing to do her homework to solve any issues, and really listened well to feedback while providing her own input and expertise to collaborate towards a great finished product.
— Jennifer Levy | CAVdesign

Meet the Team

Samantha Mabe

Creative Director & Brand Designer

Samantha is a brand and website designer who helps creative entrepreneurs share their vision through design. A Pittsburgh native now living in Richmond, Virginia, her background is in design and  architecture.  She spends her days designing and her evenings watching Netflix with her husband and their dog #gambittheweshi.


Health Coach & Team Mascot

Gambit joined our team in January 2016. He was adopted from a local rescue organization and is a Shih Tzu/Westie mix. He believes that everyone deserves a break now and then. Gambit loves bananas, hanging out with his family, and barking at the local cats. You're sure to see him hanging out in the office on our Skype calls.

Amber Reinink

Brand Photographer

Amber is a photographer, a lover of life, a crazy cat lady, a graduate of fine arts school, a believer in second chances, a foodie, a mother, a one cup of coffee a day sipper, a cheeky, obsessed with anything gold or orange, sarcastic woman with a passion for an authentic life. You can find her chasing beautiful light with her camera in hand.

Find her at Amber Kay Photography.


Jennifer Myers


Jennifer is a copywriter and Copyblogger-certified content marketer. Her words help personality driven brands connect with their dream clients. Based in Washington, D.C., she loves getting to collaborate with business owners from around the world. She specializes in strategies and techniques that convert and make sales. 

Find her at Jennifer Myers Creative Communication.

Bri Gore

Social Media Strategist

Bri is a content strategist and a Jill-of-all-trades who teaches entrepreneurs what, when, and where to post the content that fulfills them in a way that will create intensely loyal communities. Her background is in anthropology and she currently lives on the Texas side of the Louisiana border where she spends her free time on the bayou.

Find her at White Bayou Collective.

Ready to take your business to the next level?