Moriah Morningstar, owner of Essential Concepts, is a sought after designer of original visuals for public personalities, companies, organizations and events. Her diverse background coupled with her artistic skill produces customized, intuitive designs for Clients. Moriah personally designs or oversees design for her Clients because she is committed to providing the highest level of service.

While Moriah's an Artist at heart and a talented graphic designer, Moriah has developed a well-rounded skill set that includes Business Management and Marketing/Sales.  Although her primary focus is in creative direction and media design, her skill set is balanced out by a successful history of experience in corporate, nonprofit, and commission driven arenas.


Prior to launching Essential Concepts, Moriah held a multi-title management position with an international container supplier. In this facet, Moriah oversaw Customer Service, Procurement, Logistics, Inventory Control, Production Control and Human Resources for one facility with an average volume of $4M per month and 100+ employees.

Formerly, Moriah was the Organizational Manager for a national property management company, where she advised on efficiency in all areas and smart business growth strategies in direct support of the company President. During her tenure, Moriah actively served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization established by her employer. In this role, Moriah created and coordinated programs, events and fundraisers, wrote and won grants and created the tracking policies and tools necessary for reporting purposes. She networked as the public face of the organization, interacting with local and national government agencies, corporations, private foundations and other nonprofit organizations. Moriah authored the "Achieve the Dream" Small Business Incubator program which provided subsidized professional space and business development resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  She negotiated partnerships with Verizon, the local community college and the the Small Business Development Administration (SBDA).

Moriah's professional career began in sales.  She started out as an account executive for a supplemental insurance company and within 2 years, opened and managed her own insurance office which brokered employee benefits packages. Within 3 years of opening, Moriah's office originated and maintained more than 200 company accounts in Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia.

After experiencing what it takes to be successful in several industries, Moriah found her dream job. Essential Concepts Graphic Design was founded January 11, 2011 and continues to serve Clients across the United States and Canada today.

Moriah loves to read, worship and get behind causes she believes in. Ms' Morningstar is the proud mother of three creative children; Grant, Nadia and Aniya who are artistic, expressive and musical, and the loving wife of Matt Quintal, operations manager by day, professional photographer and founder of Matt's View Photography by night/weekend.  Moriah's family resides Winchester Virginia, USA.

photograph by Matt's View Photography

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