Renee started out in the wedding industry working with stationery and invitations. From there, she decided to give screen-printing a try which parlayed nicely into her introduction to the promotional products industry.

Renee is super creative and is now the go-to when Brand Fuel needs an artistic touch to a project. If it were up to her, she would bling out all the blank spaces around the office because “everything needs some sparkle.” She has actually helped bling out tech items with Swarovski Crystals for Diane Von Furstenberg, Project Runway Season 10, The Kardashians, and a few “Real Housewives.” In her spare time, when she isn’t working on her crafts, she is either riding her sport bike or cooking something southern and delicious for her family. Her downtime is spent with her husband and her 4-legged children. She has 3 pit bulls and 5 cats, and yes, they all get along!

Childhood photo of Renee Holmes.

Causes: Furbaby Rescue of NC, Safe Haven for Cats, Safe Space NC

Pet Peeves: Noises that can be controlled: loud chewing, gum popping, whistling. Just stop it already.

Favorite Quote: “Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” — Marilyn Monroe.

What I want to be when I grow up: Will I ever grow up? That just sounds terrible.

Favorite Artist: Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol

Favorite Place to Travel: So far, Belize, but anywhere in the Caribbean works for me. I was born in Wilmington NC, so our free time was spent at the beach. It’s my happy place and I would avoid winter for the rest of my life if I could!

My Superpower: I can (and will) add bling to anything and everything if you will let me.

Favorite Condiment: Cheese. That counts, right?

Your dinner guest choice: I would love to sit down with Martha Stewart and pick her brain about how she turned her gazillion talents into one cohesive brand. I can’t seem to choose one.