About us

Branding and marketing today is a complex system of storytelling, networking and technology. With all the marketing channels and content to create it can be a lot for small businesses to maneuver and manage. Stargazer exists to help navigate the confusion and complexities so small businesses can confidently communicate. More importantly, genuinely sell product and services in a way most aligned with the vision. It’s not a one size fits all approach. Nor is it a one-stop shop. Or a solo endeavor. 

Stargazer’s founder, Dana Escamilla, thrives on collaborating with clients to craft their unique brand story experience. This experience is grounded in positioning, strategic planning and a powerful digital domain.  Stargazer is also a collective resource for referring and partnering with creative, marketing and business specialists and technology solutions that will best serve the business needs. 

Illustration of three wood rings connected with text in each. Ring one says aligned audience + collaborators. Ring two says Business Vision + services. Ring three says Operational systems + technology.

Our approach

Every website project and engagement considers all the relevant connections within your business. We listen deeply to the vision for the business and provided services, factor in the operational needs, who is in alignment in terms of the broader audience, clientele and collaborators.  

Meet the team

Dana Escamilla standing between two Redwood trees
Dana Escamilla in her office

Dana Escamilla - Founder

  • INFJ
  • Enneagram 2 – The Helper
  • Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon, Gemini Rising
  • Generator

Dana (she/her) is a seasoned communications professional having worked for and with many global brands. She began her career in the multi-faceted corporate marketing communications field working in healthcare for Johnson & Johnson and consumer electronics for Pioneer and Belkin. Moving to the agency side as an account manager with boutique web agency, The Branding Farm, she became a strategic partner to clients in entertainment, fashion and travel. The agency experience fostered her passion for creating custom website experiences. Whether as a client working with agencies or as an agency partner, she has continuously been driven to find the most aligned and genuine way to communicate.

Dana’s passion for communications is rooted in her love of storytelling. When she’s not helping to craft brand stories, she is an avid film and television viewer and book reader. Outside of streaming a story, she’s often taking walks, hiking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

Dani Malphrus smiling while on a hiking trail in the woods
Headshot of Dani

Dani Malphrus - Designer

  • INFP
  • Enneagram 9 – The Peacemaker
  • Gemini Sun, Capricorn Moon, Sagittarius Rising
  • Manifesting Generator

Dani (she/her) is a multidisciplinary creative who specializes in graphic design, web design, and front-end development. She graduated from Winthrop University with a B.S. in Digital Information Design with a concentration in Interactive Media. She enjoys working on branding projects and creating unique website layouts. Her design approach is to understand client needs and to communicate those needs in a clear and captivating way.

Dani’s love of design originated from her love of drawing and art. She was drawn to design because it combines her love of art with technology as a way to solve problems with creativity. When Dani is not designing, she loves hiking, going to the beach, spending time with friends, and drinking lots of coffee.

Connect with Stargazer, today.

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