At age 9, my life was uprooted when my family moved from a small-town in Northern California to the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Being a sensitive child, my early years were full of overwhelm and rebellion as I tried to grow up and take control of my life as fast as I could.
On the outside, I had it all, but inside, I felt totally lost. Like, what happened?
I had pushed myself too hard, too fast and eventually burned myself out. My relationships were filled with trauma. I kept switching jobs. I struggled to sleep or relax without substances. I felt completely disconnected from myself.
I knew that this wasn’t where I was supposed to be.
Reflecting on a long list of dysfunctional relationships, lost opportunities and growing list of bad habits, I came to realize that the common denominator in all of it was me.
With this new realization, I went inside myself. Through holistic therapy I stepped into radical responsibility and decided to leave the past drama behind and live an aligned life rooted in love, trust and deep connection.
By my early 20s, I had officially "made it". I had a 6-figure Silicon Valley job, gave a TED talk, traveled the world with a company card, built a high-powered network, and lived with a seemingly dream partner.
At age 10, I moved from small town in California to the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.
Gave a TED talk to 600 people about the changing tide of business as a tool for social change.
On a high school trip from Thailand, I visited Spain for the first time and fell in love with culture and lifestyle and vowing to live there one day.
Took a full ride scholarship to university in San Francisco, CA and studied abroad in the UK.
Life as I knew it fell apart. I lost my apartment and all my belongings in a building fire in San Francisco, quit my job, ended my relationship and relocated.
Manifested a dream job with headquarters in Europe. I helped social entrepreneurs with branding + growth marketing by traveling to over 30 countries in 2 years.
Got poached by a tech startup. Lived and worked between Amsterdam and California. What started out as a dream turned into a nightmare...
Felt like I’d lost my north star (for convenience and external validation) while I spent 10+ hrs/day at the computer. So I started painting again.
Living my best start-up life in San Francisco. Got to speak at Stanford, Google, Facebook, and many more unicorn companies.
Shifted from freelancing as a marketing, design and communications consultant into entrepreneurship by founding my design studio, I Know a Gal.
Became a Certified Integrative Health Coach and a Therapeutic Art Coach as part of my journey towards balance, service and holistic well-being.
Co-founded the Awaken Institute, an online community for women looking to level up across all areas of their lives.
Officially moved to Sevilla, Andalucia and fulfilled my lifelong dream of living in Spain.
Founded Creative Amplifier, LLC which offers coaching + courses on life and business design for creatives, coaches and entrepreneurs. Began my personal branding journey.
Launched and scaled my flagship program, Aligned x Design, a 12-week guided journey to gain vision clarity, build an aligned brand and launch a website you're proud of.
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Launched my podcast, The Art of Lost & Found. The launch episode reached over 1000 people across 30 countries.
My mission is to help creatives, coaches and heart-led entrepreneurs bridge gap between those big ideas and practical realities.
Life + Business Design 101
Brooke Estin is a certified personal brand strategist, TED speaker, international artist, designer, and founder of the internationally sought-after design studio, I Know a Gal, where she helps creative entrepreneurs design their lives and work for more freedom, alignment and profitability.
In addition to working with countless creatives, social entrepreneurs, coaches, freelancers and artists, Brooke has worked with globally renowned companies such as Google, TED, Disney, SingularityU, IDEO, Impact Hub and Red Bull Media House.
She has been prominently featured in an award-winning design documentary, has led strategic design events and workshops in the US, Europe and Asia and is a highly sought after business and lifestyle designer. Her style is very experiential and past clients have described Brooke as a “business acupuncturist” since her genius zone is in unblocking creative energy and strategically channeling it into aligned and scalable businesses.
As a freedom-obsessed creative entrepreneur and the host of The Art of Lost & Found Podcast she interviews creatives on their journeys to designing purposeful, abundant and creatively satisfying lives and businesses.
California-born, Thailand-raised, UK-educated and Spain-living, Brooke is the definition of a well-rounded global citizen.
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brand Designer + business coach + podcaster
I've worked with Brooke over a year and she has been PHENOMENAL in every way! She's helped me build out a professional, sleek membership site on Kajabi which has helped generate $100K/month in subscriptions. Her knowledge of web design, UX, and Kajabi is the perfect combination for building out an awesome online course or coaching program, and I consider her an invaluable member of my team! I highly recommend working with Brooke if you have the chance.
course + membership
I will forever be grateful for Brooke's patience, expertise and brilliance. Brooke helped me clearly describe who I am, what I do, and why I do it, and this gave me the confidence to grow my business thoughtfully with the right customers. She helped me put into powerful, clear words the impact we have on our clients and the impact our clients have on the world.
Brooke can amplify ideas and garner attention from the broader community in a way that few people can. She has the clear vision to make things happen. She is incredibly attuned to people's needs, and creates an environment where it's easy to open up to her and allow her to get to the heart of the issue in order to work on it. Her ability to translate creative and sometimes abstract ideas into tangible actions is extraordinary. Brooke can see things where others can't, enabling her to connect ideas and disparate concepts with ease.
Brooke's ability to meet people where they’re at with love, compassion, and understanding is her biggest super power. Honestly, I don't know where I'd be without her. She makes people feel safe and encouraged to learn as they explore and grow - in life and business.
ELAINE FAYE / EEBEYOND
Brooke brings together her expertise, creativity, empathy and professionalism into her work. I left our work together feeling confident about launching my business to the world. Now I have clarity on how to present my business and my personal brand!
dr alice penn
brand + website
Brooke is amazing! It was a true joy to have her lead us in developing a brand. She brought creative curiosity to all of our conversations and the final brand and website went above and beyond what I could have imagined!
brand + website
Brooke has an outstanding ability to create visually, what is expressed verbally. In addition to having a world class skillset, she is also a joy to partner with and goes the extra mile. You're in good company, if she's part of your company.
Working with Brooke was such an inspiring and nurturing experience. We created a beautiful online home for my business that I am in love with. She has such grit and fortitude to take a creative vision and turn it into a reality!
brand + website
The work in front of you is not about you; it's about the people you serve. Brooke focuses on what matters most; your customer. Hire Brooke to create the brand, the assets, and the message that your customers need to hear, see and feel to hire you.
brand STRATEGY + websitE DESIGN