Creative Colony - About Us

About Creative Colony

Creative Colony is the coworking space where creative people work. We've built a supportive community where people can grow their businesses independently, but not alone.

Locally Owned and Operated

The coworking movement is picking up steam and fast, with many major franchises and chains opening spaces all across the country and globe. But Creative Colony isn't a big chain or franchise. It's a coworking space that was started by a small, local brand consultancy, Brand Calling (formerly SW Creatives).

As the firm was poised to graduate from a county incubator, the owner, Shala Graham, began searching for office space when she stumbled upon coworking. The concept was wonderful! As a designer with a decade of experience, Shala understood the challenges of running business from home, developing a team, and building an arsenal of creative rools and resources. With a mission to serve those who are serving others, starting a coworking space where Brand Calling could share their space and resources with fellow creative entrepreneurs was a great way to live out their mission.

Our Core Values

Our core values make up the spirit of Creative Colony that people count on and embody. They are the ideals from which we make decisions each day to strengthen our coworking space. If you share our values, we would love to have you apply to join our space.

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Growth

Together, we all grow. Our members learn from and inspire each other to become better entrepreneuers and professionals.

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Support

We support our members and our members support each other. Sharing knowledge, collaborating and caring about one another creates a positives energy that motivates us to succeed.

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Pursuing Passions

Deep in the core of each member is an active pursuit of their individual passions, which is what brings us together to cowork. And whether it manifests in our members' character or their careers, creativity and artistic pursuits are of high value to our community.

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Community Engagement

We believe that because Creative Colony exists, our local Silver Spring community should be better. We look for ways to both create and promote opportunities for our members and the larger community to participate in all our city has to offer.

Show your love for our community!

Meet the Leadership

Megan Tyson King

Megan Tyson King

Community Manager

Fellow business owner here to serve, support, connect and grow our active workplace of entrepreneurs and freelancers. Loves creative, experiential learning activities and hearing cool stories from business owners and how they got their start.

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Shala Graham

Shala Graham

Founding Operator / Owner

Passionate about supporting nonprofit organizations with powerful design. Eager to help fellow entrepreneurs and freelancers succeed!

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Advisory Board

We are extremely fortunate to have the following community members serve on our advisory board.

Christy Batta
Christy Batta

Sr. Designer, SW Creatives

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Jen Vallina
Jen Vallina

Owner, One Sock On Photography

Advisory Board

Lane Cooper
Lane Cooper

Tech Writer, BizTechReports

Advisory Board

Nate Fisher
Nate Fisher

Owner/Operator, Createrly

Advisory Board

Pete Tan
Pete Tan

Owner, Silver Spring Inc.

Advisory Board

Samuel Suraphel
Samuel Suraphel

Owner, Mansa Colabs

Founding Member/Advisory Board