Daily Graphic Design is a local, home-based business in Mint Hill that has allowed owners Lekeasha and Yancy Parker to work full-time in a business they love. They started the business in 2010 after previous careers in design and the administrative sector.
Daily Graphic Designs specializes in graphic design and printing services. Graphic design includes custom apparel, personal greetings/invitations, calendars, letterhead and stationery, advertising/marketing materials, logos, photo retouching and posters.
For custom apparel, they use screen printing, heat press and stitching (shirts/hats). They create custom designs for businesses, schools, organizations, individuals and special events.
They also offer large and small printing services including banners. As with their graphic design business, there’s no minimum number of items that must ordered. “We’ll print one t-shirt if you need it,” said Lekeasha Parker. They can print large color posters and large signage.
Some of their wares: this year’s Mint Hill Madness t-shirts and Core Revolution’s company logo and clothing (a fitness studio in Charlotte). Their clients come from both corporations and individuals. They have clients in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.
Lekeasha and Yancy Parker were high school sweethearts and have been together for 25 years. They have three children. They’re from Greenville, NC, and moved to Charlotte in 2005, then to Mint Hill in 2011. Yancy has a graphic design degree from NC Central University in Durham, while Lekeasha studied social work at ECU and liberal studies at Belmont Abbey College.
Their daughter Autumn is attending ECU, majoring in business and minoring in art, and works in the family business in her spare time. Lekeasha serves as office manager, while Yancy does most of the graphic design work with help from Autumn.
“My administrative background with Yancy and Autumn’s graphic and art backgrounds have allowed us to build relationships and produce large city designs and products on small town budgets,” said Parker.
The name of the business (Daily) comes from the first initial of each family member’s first name: Drake, Autumn, Isis, Lekeasha, and Yancy.
For the future, the couple hopes to open a brick and mortar store in Mint Hill within the next year. “Right now we’re trying to build our customer base and are looking to buy more equipment,” said Parker. “We’d like to stay in Mint Hill because we like the area.”
Access their website at dailygraphicdesigns.com. They are also working on their own brand of casual and workout clothing called Hylaworld. They use their artwork and designs on the apparel.
Check it out by accessing hylaworld.tumblr.com.