Meet Our Team of Dreamers, Thinkers, and Creators
Established in 1996, Moonlight Creative is an award-winning, full-service marketing agency in Charlotte, NC. For over 25 years, we’ve been a committed creative partner to brands of every size in every industry. Our clients appreciate our transparency, flexibility, and creativity. But above all, they value how we incorporate their goals into our creative process to deliver effective and memorable marketing solutions.
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Our small but mighty team of marketers and designers come to work each day with jetpacks fully loaded. We love what we do and we have fun doing it. This includes our vast network of partners and collaborators that make up our full creative crew. We unite expert designers, writers, web developers, photographers and more to provide out-of-this-world results. Get to know our leadership below.

Dawn Newsome

Commander-In-Chief & Creative Director

Leslie Temple

Senior Graphic Designer

Kelli Manuel

Graphic Designer & Web Specialist
We believe in  honest and clear communication that provides insightful guidance
We push the envelope to find better ways to connect, impact, and inspire
We work with your goals to find the right marketing solution for you (& only you)

Our Leap for Mankind

We believe that creativity can be used for good in the world. Since our beginning, we’ve supported local Charlotte non-profits by donating our creative talents and services to help them tell their story and generate awareness. We also offer non-profits a special discounted rate. We’re proud of our non-profit partners and all the good they’re doing for our Charlotte community.

Recent Awards & Recognition

Charlotte Business Journal's Top Advertising and Marketing Agencies, 2022
Again for 2022, Moonlight was named as one of the top agencies in Charlotte in the Charlotte Business Journal’s Book of Lists.
Gold American Advertising Award, 2021
We won Gold in the Elements of Advertising — Single Illustration category for our custom map for Polyart.
Gold & Silver American Advertising Award, 2018
Moonlight won gold in the Sales & Marketing category for our work with Bake For Your Life. We also won silver in the Cross Platform category for our work with Wagner Murray.
Silver American Advertising Award, 2017
We won Silver in the Integrated Branded Content Campaign category for our work with Novant Health Charlotte Marathon.