A SIGNATURE WELCOME is a creative gift design firm based in the Carolinas.
We serve clients worldwide with services ranging from custom gifts, branded merch, graphic design, online storefronts to on-site experiences. We want to help you show your appreciation towards the people who matter most and showcase your brand in memorable ways.
Enneagram Type 7: The Enthusiast
Lindsay Bissell Marko is Co-Founder of A Signature Welcome. A graduate of the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business and former Terry Young Alumni board member, she started her career in finance. After a few years working for LPL Financial, she entered graduate school in New York City at Parsons the New School for Design and went on to work with Donna Karan, The Row, and Jimmy Fallon. She also co-founded a fine jewelry line, Bissell & Blaise. Lindsay brings her excel skills and love for creating beautiful things to A Signature Welcome. In her spare time, she serves on the board of Good Friends of the Lowcountry, serves on committees at her church, enjoys reformer pilates classes, traveling around the world, and being with her family. Lindsay and her husband (Evan) have two beautiful boys, Van + Banks. Fun Fact: Lindsay thinks its being left handed but we think it's not being on social media.
Enneagram Type 9: The Peacemaker
Emily Howard Slater is Co-Founder of A Signature Welcome. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Emily started her career as a writer and managing editor for a lifestyle magazine. In 2009, she began working in Charleston for a nationally distributed luxury bridal publication where she had the opportunity to work closely with elite wedding professionals as well as fashion icons like Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang. After working on the editorial side of the wedding industry for nearly a decade, Emily brings her industry knowledge and love for people to A Signature Welcome. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring museums with her family, running, and spending time on Martha's Vineyard. Emily and her husband (Sam) have three adorable children, Elsie, Sloane + Smith. Fun Fact: Emily has won every contest she's ever entered, like a raffle or calling into the radio station cira 2000. Should she start playing the lottery?!
Enneagram Type 2: The Helper
Brittany Winston is the Buying Manager of A Signature Welcome. She grew up in Virginia as the eldest of four and graduated from Clemson University. A job at Mullen-Boston and one winter later, she headed to Charleston where she worked for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival and Garden & Gun magazine before joining us at ASW. In her spare time, she enjoys doing (hot) yoga, traveling, and spending time at the beach. Brittany and her husband (Mattie) have two beautiful girls, Weezie and Bun (still in the oven until Feb 2024 so stay tuned for naming). Fun Fact: Brittany lived in Australia and New Zealand - both before kindergarten!
Enneagram Type 9: The Peacemaker
Cassie Young is the Design and Relationship Manager of A Signature Welcome. She grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Louisiana State University. After many years working for Georgetown University, she relocated from Washington, DC to Charleston and joined the ASW team. In her spare time, Cassie enjoys traveling, live music, discovering new restaurants, and exploring beautiful South Carolina.
Enneagram Type 1: The Perfectionist
Maddie Gerard is the Production Manager of A Signature Welcome. She grew up in Eastern North Carolina, then made a home in Raleigh. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a major in Psychology. She began working as a sales associate at Monkees of Raleigh, where she fell in love with ensuring every customer left with a smile and found a strong attraction to merchandising. She enjoys spending her freetime in Beaufort, North Carolina and Little Washington.