About

morning cup of media

THE DIY WARRIOR WEARING ALL OF THE HATS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Whether it’s by fighting with a website template in vain, putting off building your social media because you just don’t know what to post, or scratching your head because that Canva logo you designed isn’t attracting your target market…chances are you’ve experienced that “I can’t do this anymore” moment. 

We’ve all been there. And I get it. Truth is: DIYing your brand presence is fine...until it’s not. 

And I’ve got some good news: you’ve cried into your wine at 2am for the last time. When you’re ready for branding rooted in art and strategy that converts browsers into buyers, strategic posts that boost engagement, and a website that has you singing your URL from the rooftops - bring me in. 

hey you - yes you!

I’m Lauren Salonek, and I started Morning Cup of Media because I saw a gap in the creative market. I noticed some people had stunning websites and branding, but it didn’t transfer into their social media channels and vice versa. I believe you can (and should) have both, and my background in UX, graphic design, and communication made me uniquely qualified to fill that space. 

But more than anything, I consider myself your #1 hype woman in business, because I know how powerful it is to have someone believe in and support your vision. I’m on a mission to bring small business dreams to life in big ways. You ready?

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So You Want to

i started morning cup of media:

at spyhouse coffee in minneapolis.

the painting that made me fall in love with art:

rain's rustle in the city

as a kid, i wanted to be:

an author

my go-to coffee order:

iced caramel oatmilk latte

something i buy too much of:

books + coffee

my first entrepreneurial venture:

'selling' paintings to my family at 6-years-old

Grounded

Morning Cup of Media is 

In

ART

INNOVATION

EMPOWERMENT

AMBITION

My

Story

2014

Started my first blog & designed my first Wordpress website.

2015

Fell in love with classical and fine art; visited museums, orchestras, and galleries (MCM's brand inspo)

2016

Had my first experience using CSS on Tumblr (hello high school throwback)

2017

Started my first job in social media marketing & content writing

2019

Started MCM at my favorite café in Minneapolis (cue the coffee biz name)

2020

Expanded into a branding and website design studio

2021

Quit my 9-5 to go full-time in business

Emails You'll 

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