the studio

bespoke digital content for the artist, healer, & visionary



I'm Alisha Sommer, a Freelance Creative based out of Chicago. I have a gift for holding sacred space, for deep listening, and for seeing the ordinary in extraordinary ways. I use these gifts to uncover the true essence of you and your business and translate it into images and words that build an authentic connection between you and your customers. I love to work with women who are on a mission to build a sustainable business for themselves. If you're an artist, a chef, a designer, a maker, a healer, a visionary with big dreamsโ€”I'm here to help you tell a more beautiful story.

In addition to crafting engaging content and building simple yet beautiful web homes for my clients, you'll also find me collaborating with Angela Burke for Black Food & Beverage, hosting creative retreats in Sonoma, CA like the Fever Dreams Collective Retreat with Jennette Nielsen and the online writing workshop liberated lines with Robin Sandomirsky.

In the past I've founded and edited a literary magazine, published personal essays, creative nonfiction, and poetry for a variety of online and print publications, and taught at Squam Art Workshops.Really, I'm just a storyteller. I want to tell the truest of true stories in the most beautiful way possible.





We'll begin with an hour-long consultation, in-person or via Skype, where we'll get clear on your voice and the kinds of conversations you want to have about your business and brand. During our time together we'll hone in on your vision and muse on your foundational values. Build deeper connections with your customers and drive more sales through authentic an engaging storytelling. Every project includes an hour-long consultation and are charged at an hourly rate of $75; final fees are calculated per project. My areas of expertise: creativity; food & wine; holistic living; interior design and decoration; and parenting. We can work on:

  • Content Strategy
  • Website Copy & Social Media Content
  • Articles, Blog Posts, & Newsletters
  • Product & Service Descriptions




Every photo session begins with an hour-long consultation where we'll narrow in on your vision and clarify the narrative behind you and your brand. As a result, the images we create together are not just another set of pretty pictures but a curated collection of visual stories that communicate the true essence of you and your business. Each photography session also includes a prop allowance and image usage guide. Package options begin at $350; final fees are calculated per project. Let's dream up all things related to:

  • Restaurants & Food
  • Branding & Lifestyle
  • Products & more


Web Design

Web Design Services are offered with limited availability. Within four weeks, you'll have a home on the web that will highlight you and your work. I've used Squarespace for more than 8 years and as a Squarespace Circle member, I'm able to build beautiful and unique sites that are intuitive and easy for my clients to use. This offering is for those who are just starting out and understand the importance of a having a website to draw in your ideal customers and clients, for small business owners who are in need of a simple, easy-to-use website to showcase their offerings, or for those in need of a website refresh to help make their web space match their true vibe. The average client will spend about $1,000 for a 6-page site to be completed within 4 weeks, however we can develop a custom plan that is just for you.

Often times a Web Design Service will also need to incorporate Graphic Design, Photography, and/or Writing Services as well. Don't worry. After a discovery call, we'll assess your needs and budget to make sure that your new website is exactly what you need.


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Those who tell the stories rule the world.
— Hopi Proverb
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Let's conspire to make some magic
tell the stories that communicate the beauty, inspiration, and passion behind you and your business. 

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