Greatest Story Creative® is your one-stop creative partner for branding - here to help you show your value, tell your story and grow your business.

If you’re stuck on how to “brand” yourself, embarrassed by your website and business cards, and can't find the right words to talk about what you do - I’m here to help you from start to finish.


I’m Annie Franceschi. Since founding Greatest Story in 2013, I’ve been a creative partner for solopreneurs and small business owners like you.

As a former Disney storyteller and a writer, graphic designer and brand strategist all-in-one, I'm here to create your branding, words, graphics, and website for you. Rather than having to work with a writer, then a logo designer, then a web developer and try to keep them all organized… I can create all of the cohesive materials you need and build them in such a way that they work together, highlighting your value and attracting your ideal clients.

When you’re starting or rebranding your business - with me, you can work with one key partner for everything from naming your business, to creating your logo and tagline, to both writing and designing your website. 

With one seamless process, you can have a clear marketing message that feels like you, a website you’re proud to share, and confidence that everything you present about your business puts your best foot forward.


Greatest Story Creative® was founded in October 2013 in Durham, North Carolina and serves clients nationwide.

Creative Director, Annie Franceschi, started Greatest Story
after a career in brand management with The Walt Disney Studios
and many years studying storytelling. Discover Annie's story below.


A few highlights...

• 10+ years in storytelling

• 5+ years as Founder and Creative Director of Greatest Story Creative®

• Branded 80+ businesses, advised hundreds of entrepreneurs, and spoken for thousands

• 5+ years as a professional speaker on branding, business, and empowerment

• Best-selling author of the personal development book, Permission to Try

• 5 year corporate career in brand management and story development in the Los Angeles film industry - including The Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Lionsgate Films, and New Line Cinema

• Bachelor’s Degree in Literature, Film, and English from Duke University

• 30+ years as a Muppets fan (Are you still reading this? This is totally true.)

This isn't my dream job.

Let me explain. Growing up, I was the total arts kid (definitely not the sports kid). I loved creating things for friends and family, but most of all - I loved the movies. So after college, I followed that passion and headed straight for Hollywood. 

I worked my way up to my “dream job” - a position at Disney, writing and presenting stories for major movies. 

But getting what you think you want in life can be a funny experience. For me, it took finally reaching that incredible, "big deal" job to realize two very important things – 1) it was just a dream job, not a dream life – 2) as real people, we also have great stories to tell.

So I never imagined giving up a dream job at Disney, but I did. I’d never considered moving back to NC and starting a business, but I did.

And in October 2013, I didn’t know where to really start or what might come next.

But I did have this: a crazy idea to invent a business that helps real people like you tell your story.

This is Greatest Story Creative and it has been a risk worth taking.

In the past 5 years, I’ve been blessed to bring to life the stories of so many real people - starting a new business, booking dream first clients, reaching their biggest goals - all the moments big and small that make us who we are. 

So this isn’t my dream job. It’s far better than a dream job because it’s bigger than just me.

I’m honored that Greatest Story Creative allows me to play a part in helping you share what’s great about you with the world. And I'm grateful every day that fate had a different plan for me. The chapters we write together stick with me for a lifetime - like no other work ever has or ever could. 

Let’s celebrate your story,

Annie Franceschi

annie (at) | 919-886-7867

My best-selling book, Permission to Try: 11 Things You Need to Hear When You're Scared to Change Your Life, is available in kindle, paperback, and audiobook via Amazon. Learn more here.