We aim to flip traditional marketing on its head. We are intentionally anti-agency, meaning we pull in the best talent to get the job done right, without all the extra overhead.

We begin from a place of authenticity, rooted in self-actualization. Our proprietary process uncovers the magic buried within each person and embedded within each brand.

How It Started

Haley Cash entered this world with a creative vision and the drive to see it through. Following her artistic instincts, she worked as a graphic designer for almost 6 years, learning the ins and outs of strategic design and creative problem solving. In 2019, Haley took a leap of faith and launched her own company, a dual-business combining both of her passions – strategic marketing and baking. This ultimately led her to the concept of “The Starving Artist.” The meaning derived not only from the obvious (starving – food/baking and artist-design), but the concept of “creating for creating’s sake.” A creator at heart, she cares more about he work itself than the bottom line.

How It’s Going

Since its founding, the Starving Artist has grown to embody a full team of creative professionals who believe in creating meaningful brands that last. We aim to flip traditional marketing on its head and are intentionally anti-agency, meaning we pull in the best talent to get the job done right, without all the extra overhead. Our proprietary approach has benefited a variety of clients, including recognizable brands like the Laurel Mercantile, Visit Mississippi, and Magnolia Realty. We specialize in strategy, branding, product launches, website development, and design.

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Haley worked as a graphic designer for almost 6 years for small, mid-sized, and large ad agencies, the Mississippi Development Authority, and Magnolia before launching The Starving Artist. She spent her time learning the ins and outs of the marketing world and honing her creative skillset. Although she was thankful for each opportunity, she left feeling like something was missing. She began a process of self-expoloration that ultimately led her to an anti-agency model in an effort to redefine the traditional marketing approach to creative work. Through that process, she recognized her intrinsic need for strategic, intentional and creative problem solving.

The baking aspect of the business developed as a creative outlet to the rigors of the marketing world. She was able to use her creative skills in a new way in the form of delicious treats for any occassion. Ever the entrepreneur, she began the process of becoming a certified home baker and hasn’t stopped since.


April began her career in healthcare marketing, where she executed both regional and national multi-channel marketing campaigns. In the healthcare field, April learned how to take complex, technical concepts and disseminate that information into consumer-friendly language. April connected with Haley Cash when she served as the Director of Communications in a medium-sized marketing agency in Waco, Texas. April lives and breathes marketing strategy and often serves our clients as a business and sales coach. A highly skilled copywriter, April Leman is a seasoned marketing and communications professional who leads our marketing efforts and tackles the development of strategic initiatives for our clients. She loves a well placed pun and the one-two punch of an impactful headline.

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“Our agency has had the pleasure with working with The Starving Artist on a few projects (with a few more in the works) and we could not have been happier with the process, communication and delivery of services provided.”

Coral Radican

Visit Mississippi

“Haley went above in beyond in helping my company create amazing packaging for our candles! I really couldn’t have done it without her and hope that we can use her services again soon.”

Jon Mark Buckner

January Letterpress

“We highly recommend this agency to anyone who wants a beautifully designed and professional product in a timely manner.”

Melissa Estep

Hoops for Hope International