The year is 2025 and the Zombie Apocalypse has devastated the United States, all save for Vermont, thanks to Edgeworks Creative and its ingenious co-founder, Cynthia Ryan. In the small town of Waterbury, this highly creative, fun and sometimes funny (there’s occasionally an issue with the punchline being forgotten because of the intricacy of the jokes) woman figured out the KEY to saving humanity through design. Cynthia wanted to be an artist from a young age and honed her skill while watching her grandparents, both professional artists, work in their design studio. Her passion for art spurred her to go to school and study visual media, giving her a strong foundation in design which she provided to her clients in a timely, cost-effective and ascetically pleasing manner... before the dark ages. Little did she know that her ancestors were passing down a valuable skill that not only would provide for her living, but also enable the continuation of the human race. Cynthia found there is more than one way to control a zombie invasion. Yes- there is the basic method (aim for the head and run like heck in the opposite direction) but she figured out that her skill and technique was so advanced that if a zombie looked at one of her print, web or media pieces their (former) brains would start to function again at a rudimentary level. This spectacular discovery occurred while she was loitering near a flammable gas sign in an attempt to signal a helicopter to pick up the next batch of "How to Survive a Zombie Invasion, 101, by Edgeworks Creative" tri-fold brochures. As she was signaling, a zombie saw the red "Flammable Gas 2" sign and her red baggalini... and like a bull drawn to the flag (zombies like red, I guess) HE WENT FOR HER. Only having her brochures to defend herself, she fashioned a paper airplane and threw it at his head. He opened it, and the world was CHANGED. The zombie's brain suddenly began to function. Not bad! From this discovery, she was able to help the Vermont government form a program for zombie labor and rehabilitation. Edgeworks Creative partnered with newly formed Zombie Rehabilitation Respite in getting out the message that with outstanding design rehabilitation, zombies could be productive members of society. Her skill in communicating this message enabled the surviving humans to control the zombies and her consistency and success in Vermont encouraged her to work with survivors in other states to help them with their own life-changing design campaigns (sorry, Alaska, you’re way on the bottom of the list). If you need a master of design to save you, your state or your business, Cynthia is who to call. You’ll be able to recognize her by her whimsical curly hair that says “my hair is nice, but my artwork is nicer” and her two staples: a tiny red baggilini purse that contains her trusty iPhone and a cup of hot, steaming herbal tea. Real leaders drink tea. I bet you didn’t know that.