The Brains Behind Breakaway

IMG_9362 rev head webBreakaway Graphics, LLC is an award-winning marketing, branding and design firm, headed by our Creative Director, Sheana Firth who holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Florida State University and has been creating custom business collateral through graphic design since 2003. It was during a successful stint as a magazine and freelance photographer in Florida that Sheana found a passion for Design and decided to learn all she could about the software, techniques, and artful arrangement of ideas to create effective solutions in design. Within one year, she had been elevated from staff photographer to Art Director in charge of advertising design, page layout and print production, a position she still holds today. A few years after, with more experience under her belt, she started taking on freelance projects and ultimately founded Breakaway Graphics, LLC which was re-launched in Middle Tennessee when a gut feeling brought the Designer there in June of 2009. In 2016, another cross-state move relocated Sheana and Breakaway Graphics, LLC to Austin, TX. Breakaway Graphics is a member of the   AIGA, Freelancers Union, NAPP,  the Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals, the Graphic Artists Guild, and has been recognized by Photoshop User Magazine. What sets Sheana and Breakaway Graphics, LLC apart from other talented designers and design firms is the care and time she takes with each client. She never takes on more than two or three large projects at once, ensuring each client gets the attention and creative aptitude they deserve. It is Sheana herself who each client works with directly, not an intern or employee, guaranteeing that every project receives the detailed, experienced eye of a seasoned design expert. She also takes time to guide and advise each client and explain the details and process of each project so the design process will be as easy as possible for everyone involved. Customer Service is a large part of why Breakaway Graphics, LLC has continued to be successful as we appreciate and respect each of our clients. Without them, we wouldn’t have the sublime opportunity to do what we enjoy and love everyday. Download Sheana’s Resume here.

Breakaway Graphics’s work had been awarded several prestigious awards in the disciplines of design, publishing, marketing, creative direction and advertising.

Bronze. 2010 Summit International Awards for Design (InsideTrack Almanac Media Kit)

Silver. 2010 Florida Public Transit Marketing Awards (GoLine Advertisement)

Bronze. 2011 Summit International Awards for Design (Savvy Roads Logo)

Bronze. 2011 Summit International Awards for Design (Caddell’s VMS 6×9 Mailer)

Gold. 2012 Hermes International Creative Awards (Savvy Roads Logo)

Honorable Mention. 2012 Hermes International Creative Awards (Melbourne Airport Advertisement, InsideTrack Almanac)

Silver. 2012 Summit International Awards for Design (Goat Hill Farm Logo)

Gold. 2012 MarCom Award (Come Discover Love Wedding Guide)

Gold. 2013 Hermes International Creative Awards (Come Discover Love Wedding Guide)

Gold. 2013 Hermes International Creative Awards (The Centerpiece Logo)

Silver / Award of Distinction. 2013 Communicator Awards (Come Discover Love Wedding Guide-Brochure)

Silver / Award of Distinction. 2013 Communicator Awards (Come Discover Love Wedding Guide-Industry Magazine)

Platinum. 2014 MarCom Award (Come Discover Love Wedding Guide)

Platinum. 2015 Hermes International Creative Awards (Come Discover Love Wedding Guide-Publication Overall)

Gold. 2015 Hermes International Creative Awards (Gorilla Warfare Logo)

Honorable Mention. 2015 Hermes International Creative Awards (InsideTrack Almanac)

Silver / Award of Distinction. 2015 Communicator Awards (Melbourne International Airport-Print Advertising)

Silver / Award of Distinction. 2015 Communicator Awards (Come Discover Love Wedding Guide-Industry Magazine)

Gold / Award of Excellence. 2015 Communicator Awards (Harlot Cycles Coins-Corporate Identity Package Design)

Bronze. 2015 Summit International Awards for Design (Magazine Design, overall)

Silver / Award of Distinction. 2016 Communicator Awards (Design Features-Overall Design for Brochure)

Gold / Award of Excellence. 2016 Communicator Awards (Campaign-Branding for Integrated Campaign)

Bronze / Award of Excellence. 2016 Summit International Awards (Complete Branding)

Business Hours

Monday through Friday………………9:00am to 5:00pm

Our Clients

InsideTrack Almanac LoPresti Aviation (’09-’12) Bath Construction
Kymbrooke Cabinets Spain Adventures Savvy Roads
StoreSmart Self Storage (’09) Designer’s Touch Flooring Sunshine Furniture
Penelope’s Boutique Sassy Boutique (’08) Arabella Boutique (’08)
Blacktop Trucking AGMech Services Conchy Joe’s Restaurant
Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House Seashell Suites (’09-’11) Choppers Inc (’08-’09)
Healthtouch Massage (’08-’12) Fox’s Pizza Murfreesboro (’10) Heritage Center
LaPorte Farms (’09-’12) Men of Steel, Inc New Vision Eye Center (’09-’11)
Gulfstream Landscaping (’07) TopKraft (’07) KyRack
Adriana Marie Wild On Tours T.I. Design
ProClean Systems The Centerpiece Caddell’s VMS
Turf Scapes Classy Cupcakes Sugar & Spice
Ashlee Lynn Photography Be Stunning Makeup Bridge Payday Loan
Deep Blue Yacht Supply Indian River Chamber Goat Hill Farm
Harlot Cycles Infinity Fitness PayDay Mall
Salon Suites (’10-’11) Tim Dutton Real Estate Up the River
Who’s Who Magazines (’10) Come Discover Love Ben Richie


My Favorite Rants:

1. 15 Signs You’re a Bad Graphic Designer by Jacob Cass

2. Please design a logo for me. With pie charts. For free. By 24b/6â„¢

3. Why professional logo design does not cost $5. By Jacob Cass

4. Photography Tips. By 24b/6â„¢

5. Graphic Designer vs. Client (graphic language…not for office viewing)

6. John Stossel 20/20 – on graphic design

7. Make my Logo Bigger Cream

8. Yeah, that’s not what I wanted at all. BY 24b/6â„¢

9. No, You Can’t Pick my Brain. It Costs Too Much

My Favorite Logos (in no particular order):

1. WWF Logo: Designed by Sir Peter Scott, in 1961. I love this logo for its simplicity and effectiveness.


2. Food Writers Logo: designed in 2005 by 300million. A spoon as the inside pen nib…how clever!


3. The Bahamas Logo: Designed by Duffy & Partners. I simply LOVE this logo, it conveys so much about the Bahamian life style and yet is pretty, simple and effective.


4. The Philanthropy Project Logo: I’m not sure who designed this but whomever it was did a fantastic job! They managed to define philanthropy in a single image.

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