Upper Notch Team

Who We Are

Upper Notch was co-founded by sisters Jacqueline Trimmer and Danielle Cantor. Together, our design, editorial, and creative strategy experience forms a comprehensive portfolio of complementary services for our clients, which include individuals, small businesses, local organizations, and regional and international companies.

Jacqueline Trimmer

Veteran visual designer and brand strategist who turns ideas into compelling creative experiences that are thoughtfully imagined and strategically executed. Jacqueline approaches each project as an opportunity to do something smart, unique and impactful. With a degree from the University of the Arts and more than 10 years of professional design experience with creative agencies in Philadelphia, NYC, and New England, she has produced award-winning projects for such clients as Scholastic, National Geographic, Silverstein Properties, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Goldman Sachs, and the Rockefeller Foundation. A seriously hard-working, borderline perfectionist with a genuine love of design, Jacqueline most enjoys working on projects that call for cross-discipline creative collaboration.

Danielle Cantor

Copywriter, editor, and project manager who believes in the power of language to enhance visual designs and inspire, educate, sell, and connect. Danielle provides multi-platform writing, copywriting, editing, copyediting, and proofreading services. With degrees in print journalism and English from James Madison University and a master’s from NYU’s graduate publishing program, she has worked in essentially every publishing realm—magazines, websites, books, custom publications, marketing—and brings multifaceted, big-picture insight to her editorial work. She has written or edited for print and digital publications including WWD, Esquire, Departures, and Pure Wow and worked with ad agencies, marketing and design firms, and businesses at all stages of development. A creative thinker and problem solver at heart, she is energized by a good challenge, a little old-fashioned research, and sharing in the entrepreneurial process.