dfs creatives

in the news

making moves + taking names

as a leading innovator in our industry, our team is frequently in the news for our cutting-edge solutions, exceptional customer service, and game-changing achievements. from accolades for our groundbreaking products to recognition for our outstanding contributions to our community, our team is consistently recognized by industry experts and media outlets alike.
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bolles alumni

dfs turns 10 under leadership of self ’00

sc women in business

dorothy self, 2022 honoree

sc best in business

marketing firm of the year, 2021

bbb of upstate sc

dorothy self named vice chairman, 2021

upstate business journal

on the move, 2021

furman university

womens’ leadership institute, 2017

greenville business magazine

best and brightest 35 & under, 2017

furman university

key to alumna’s success


whatcha say?

pull up a seat, our clients are spilling the tea.

I’m very excited about our relationship with DFS Creative Concepts. Their team is incredibly creative and gets the job done. They have invested time in learning more about us and in doing so, we have received well-thought-out campaign materials and collateral. Sometimes you get into the day-to-day stuff and you forget to step back and look at the bigger picture. DFS is helping us to raise awareness regarding the importance of our work in the community.

Carolyn Farr Shanesy

Clean Water Forward

“Muncaster Financial Group has had the pleasure and privilege of working with the entire team at DFS for several years now, and I can confidently say that they are professional, organized and truly understand our goals. Their creative approach to marketing has consistently impressed us, and their turn-key solutions have assisted us with our growth and branding. We have always been very pleased with their consistency and attention to detail, which is continuously helping us to achieve our marketing objectives. DFS has been an invaluable partner to our business, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership for many years to come. Thank you for your exceptional service and dedication to our success.”

Richard H. Muncaster, AIF®, LUTCF®

Muncaster Financial Group

“Their work ethic is consistently high and their attention to every client is highly focused and personable. Dorothy is one of the most hard working, devoted, honest, and bright people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She has built an exemplary business from the ground up that is a shining star in our city and beyond. She is such an inspiration to me and to all of her employees, motivating us to always do better, shoot for the stars, and hold ourselves to the highest standards.”

Caroline Brackett

Caroline Brackett Studio of Design

“Dorothy is a true talent and she attracts just that! Dorothy, Macale, and Kayla made my vision come to life in a way I didn’t know was possible. Dorothy and her team make you feel important, understood, and deliver in the biggest way! I am forever grateful to the entire DFS team!”

Tina Langley

Chasing Abba

“DFS has been a great partner to MBA Canada and was very instrumental in the successful launch of our business, website and media content. We contribute a big part of our start-up success to their creative content, targeted media strategy and assessment of ongoing results. DFS has been extremely responsive and is always there to support us. We look forward to a long relationship and much success with DFS as our marketing partner!”

Donna Zett

Mattress By Appointment - Canada

“I have known Dorothy Self for 15+ years and have followed her projects and accomplishments during that same period of time. After moving my company’s headquarters to Greenville, South Carolina, in 2014 I wanted to work with a firm locally to focus on growing our social media presence. DFS Creative Concepts, and more specifically Dorothy Self, was an easy choice amongst all of the different options available. I have been very pleased so far.”

Edwin Shoffner

Mattress By Appointment

“DFS has been both inspired and transformative for our brand and customer experience, including the creative and effective presence they have engineered via social media. Dorothy and her team are much more than a business partner at Canal. We consider their commitment and entrepreneurial approach to be an integral extension of our company.”

Paul Brocklebank

Canal Insurance Company

“Working with Dorothy and her DFS team in collaboration with our USC School of Medicine Greenville Communications Team has helped to catapult our Lifestyle Medicine program onto the national stage. The marketing materials produced for our LMEd program have proudly been showcased globally and well-received on Capitol Hill. Our partnership has benefited me as I effectively work with policymakers to advance our mission in medical education. Thank you, Dorothy and DFS!”

Dr. Jennifer Trilk


“The team at DFS Creative Concepts takes great pride in their work and the results they produce. Their attention to detail, ability to work with any budget, and ability to bring the client’s vision to life is unmatched. They are creative problem solvers who strive to deliver the best possible results for their clients. From creating digital assets for marketing campaigns to designing logos and websites, I feel that DFS Creative Concepts has the experience and skills to make any project a success. The DFS team is a huge asset to the Home Builders Association of Greenville and one that we value.”

Taylor Lyles

CEO, Homebuilders Association of Greenville

“I had the good fortune of working with Dorothy and her talented team on a campaign to expand the University of South Carolina brand presence in the Upstate. It was clear from the outset that Dorothy is a seasoned professional with a keen understanding of both the Upstate media landscape and the intricacies of ever-evolving digital marketing channels. When collaborating to develop our plan, I valued her creativity to find ways of reaching our audience, her well honed insights into what does and doesn’t work, and her candid assessment of options on the table. I recommend Dorothy as a smart, savvy, and trustworthy partner with a proven ability to deliver on marketing objectives.”

JC Huggins

University of South Carolina

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