About Morgan Overholt

I have nearly 20 years of professional experience in graphic design and sales and am a self-described small business evangelist.

After spending the first 15 years of my career in mostly corporate settings, in 2017, I decided to take the leap and turn my then part-time freelance side hustle into a full-time business.

In the years that followed, my solo-freelance act blossomed into a small design agency, Morgan Media LLC. And opportunities to tell my story and share my advice with other would-be freelancers – as you’ve likely read about in Business Insider – began to arise.

Today, Morgan Media LLC continues to serve our graphic design clients with a concierge level service. In addition to being actively involved with our agency, I also freelance on Upwork, am a regular contributor for Business Insider and Collective, run a small shared office space in Miami, coach other freelancers on how to follow in my footsteps and own and operate two blogs: TheSmokies.com (3.6M pageviews annually) and Morgan Overholt.

“I’ve worked with various freelancers here and I’ve never had as good of a relationship as I’ve had with Morgan. She is the golden standard in my book. Great communication. Always meets deadlines. Helps to solve problems with creative solutions. Always a positive attitude. Anticipates needs and advises on options. Incredibly talented.

– Tony Quist, Head of School, Christian Heritage Academy

How I got started on this path

My love of business and design is the accidental product of an East Tennessee childhood spent hogging the family LAN line while I worked on my Homestead (similar to GeoCities) Harry Potter fan site.

I vividly remember my parents getting onto me for spending too much time on the internet.

But little did any of us know at the time I was teaching myself valuable skills about design and business that would become the launch pad for my career.

My four main areas of focus

My Design Agency

Morgan Media LLC is a small remote design agency that serves clients all over the North America with their graphic design needs.

Our services include: logos, illustrations, branding, business cards, letterhead, flyers, posters, packaging, brochures, photo manipulation, infographics, e-books, white papers, slick sheets, proposals, slide decks, pitch decks, social media art, e-mail templates, billboards, conference displays and more!

Upwork Freelance

I also freelance on a site called Upwork – the world’s largest online talent marketplace. Upwork has proven to be an incredible place to connect with clients who are in need of my or my agency’s talents.

I joined Upwork in the Spring of 2017. To date, I’ve earned over $400,000 on this platform and maintain Top-Rated Plus and Expert Vetted designations with a 100% Job Success Score.

Freelance Coaching

Due to popular request, I’ve recently added freelance coaching to my list of services.

While I always recommend utilizing my free advice first, (I’ve never been a fan of making people pay to play), my coaching service (available through Patreon) offers freelancers a way to connect with me one-on-one and receive customized advice suited to their specific needs.


In 2019, I submitted an article to Business Insider about my freelance journey on a whim. They not only published the article but asked me to be a regular contributor. Since then, I’ve found myself “bit” by the “blogging bug.”

Today, write for a variety of publications including Business Insider, Medium and Collective as well as my own blogs: TheSmokies.com and Morgan Overholt.