Professional Résumé Development,
Personal Branding & Coaching Services

Your Résumé Shouldn't Just Speak About You -
It Should Sing.


Clients served
'Dear Sam' columns
States with clients
Years in business

Hands-On Approach
to Your Career Success

A Variety of Career Services for All Levels of Employment

Serving All
Client Levels
100% Original
Content and Design
Award Winning
Customer Service

Based in Columbus, Ohio

Working with Clients Globally

A Variety of Career Services
for All Levels of Employment

Are you fresh out of school or are you looking for a career change? Are you a C-level professional seeking the highest position at a corporation or are you looking to rise through the ranks on your current career path? No matter your experience level, Ladybug Design has everything you and your résumé need to stand out from the rest and leave a lasting impression on your potential employer.

Our team of certified résumé writers, and interview and career coaches, ensures your best qualities and experiences are highlighted in a document that positions you for what you want. Most of our clients come to us wanting something different…they are not securing the interest they desire as their résumés are simply narratives of everything they have ever done. This is exactly why Ladybug Design is different: we take the time to understand who you are and what you want, and build 100% original content and design to reflect your brand based on where you want to go! You’re much more than your résumé, but if that’s all you have to first get your foot in the door, then it is our duty to make sure that your document is among the elite.

Based in Columbus, Ohio | Working with Clients Globally

We’ve set the bar higher than ever before in partnering with our clients to produce industry-leading résumés, preparing them for the toughest interviews and equipping them with the tools and resources needed to conduct efficient and effective job searches. Whether you’re located in our backyard of Columbus, or on the other side of the country, we’re here to help you.

Getting to know you, the professional, is our top priority. When we learn of your passions and career goals, we can better focus and fine tune your résumé and work in any additional pieces of information to help you land your dream job. Every client speaks one-on-one with a résumé strategist for an in-depth review of experience and evaluation of current career targets. Our process is personal: the better we know you, the better we are able to reflect your brand and deliver the interview-winning résumé you desire.

Hands-On Approach to Your Career Success

While working with us, you will undoubtedly come in contact with Samantha Nolan – writer of the nationally syndicated job search and résumé advice column “Dear Sam” and owner of Ladybug Design. Her 10+ years’ worth of renowned work with the Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Oklahoman, and many other publications, universities, corporations, government agencies and nonprofit groups, will give you the reassurance you need to know that your career is in the best of hands.

If you have personal reservations or doubts about the job interview process, allow us to boost your confidence before going into the meeting. Our job interview coach will help empower and motivate you so that you may walk into the room with the swagger and poise of a professional. From beginning to end, we’re here to help you successfully pursue the job of your dreams.

Professional Speaking Engagements, Workshops & Group Services

If you are an organization looking to blanket your team with proven résumé development, coaching, and job search guidance, Samantha can help. Whether seeking a motivational seminar for your employees, members, students or alumni; seeking to host a group résumé development workshop; or perhaps offering support services during an outplacement initiative, Samantha will bring her signature level of expertise, professionalism, and sensitivity to your group. Inquire about one of Samantha’s keynote presentations or she can customize a session or a day to meet the individual needs of your group. Commended as a polished presenter with a unique personable style and ability to facilitate a genuine connection with her audiences, Samantha delivers presentations and outplacement services tailored to your core objectives and designed to inspire each individual.

Sam Has Hosted Speaking Events for Clients Across the Country Including…

  • Associations & Affinity Groups
  • Job Fairs & Networking Events
  • Universities, Colleges & Trade Schools
  • Job Search & Candidate Support Groups
  • Nonprofit & Social Services Organizations
  • Job & Family Services & County One-Stop Agencies
  • Companies Experiencing Outplacement & Downsizing


Samantha is available for Professional Speaking Engagements, Workshops & Group Services!