Book some face-to-face time and get the specialized treatment you need to take your brand to the next level. Learn from either The Empress or other #BrandBoss girls and walk away with action items specific to you!

First hour with The Empress is free
Creative space to bounce ideas around
Put pen to paper on the foundation of your brand
Industry knowledge and a network to tap into
Walk away with three action items for your brand


Disclaimer: You must email us at theempress@emprology.com to request an appointment time with Deneria Ali and Ari O'Neal.

If you are looking to buy personalized designs, check out the Brandbox Creative Services.


The Empress

Sydney Parker

Sydney Parker is the founder and CEO of Emprology LLC. She is an ambitious entrepreneur, having founded her own company and leading the marketing efforts of another as Chief Marketing Officer for Aurora Tights. She started Emprology first as a blog, 'The Empress Archives,' that focused on black feminist topics and ideals. After experiencing the trials and tribulations that went along with starting and maintaining a blog, she decided to create Emprology to help other #BrandBoss girls like herself thrive at producing branded content, products and services. 

Expertise & Skills
Senior communication major at the University of Maryland
Women's studies certificate at the University of MarylandIncoming Partner Manager at Facebook
Pitch Dingman Competition semifinalist
Skilled in: brand strategy, graphic design, social media management, brand analytics, career building


Modestly Mini

Deneria Ali

Deneria is the founder of Modestly Mini, a classic lookbook and blog that combines advice on the styling of bold statement pieces with fashion and lifestyle rules to live by. She first started Modestly Mini in 2015 but decided to undergo a complete brand refresh through Emprology's 30-Day Empress Package. To read more about her success story with Emprology, visit the Anthology. After building upon her passion for fashion through her brand, she has now decided to pursue a career in the fashion industry as a luxury brand stylist and fashion buyer.

Expertise & Skills
Alumnae psychology major at the University of Maryland
African-American studies certificate at the University of Maryland
Buyer at Buffalo Exchange
Admissions Coordinator at General Assembly
Skilled in: blogging, styling, research, data analytics, writing


Ari O'Neal

Ari O'Neal is a guitarist from Temple Hills, Maryland. She has been professionally playing the guitar since she was 15. Her professional background includes two years at the Music and Arts Center, six years in the Jazz Honors Program at the Levine School of Music, and her participation in the Juilliard Jazz Camp when she was just 16. Last summer Ari decided to become a #BrandBoss by buying into Emprology's 30-Day Empress Package. To read more about her success story, visit the Anthology.

Expertise & Skills
Plays every genre, favors R&B and jazz
Has played with Belladonna, Mýa, Reesa Renee, Raheem  DeVaughn, Kikki Wyatt, and Tank
Currently plays with The Fix
Skilled in: guitar playing and performing, reads music, beauty practices for performers, reading the crowd