The Name.

"What's with the name?" is one of the most common questions we get. Owner and principal designer, Lisa Emanuel, derived the name “purpose48” from one of her most challenging times - a season where disease and a near-death experience threatened to steal her joy and sense of purpose at the age of 48. This caused her to stop and reevaluate her life and priorities. She chose to spend her time living with intention and purpose and to help others do the same.

Whenever you inquire about working with purpose48, you’ll first be connected with Lisa who will address all your questions and concerns with personal care and attention. From there, either Lisa or one of our other talented creatives will help bring the best outcome to your project! As a small but mighty team we’re willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, and get it done well.



The Studio.

Work is often influenced by what's around us. When things are calm and peaceful, creativity can flow. There is space to breathe - space to create! This studio space is where most of the work happens. The aesthetics of our environment are a big source of our inspiration. In the words of Leo Rosten, “The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.”




"We are passionate about helping you pursue your purpose and calling."


We believe the work we do in and through our business is kingdom work. By helping others fulfill
their calling, we fulfill our own. In order to best create, we must first stay connected to our Creator.

If we say we’re going to do something, it’s going to be done, when we said it would be done, and it will meet the client’s full satisfaction, both in aesthetics and function.

We uphold our team and clients with high regard, passionately working to fulfill their needs and serve as a guide. Before taking on new business, we ensure we can properly steward all existing business.

The visual, physical space around us matters. We take pride in caring for our environment, our surroundings, and the designs we produce. It is beautiful.

Our family & friends are hugely important. They keep us grounded and balanced. Additionally, we believe in cultivating genuine relationships with our clients, competitors, and friends. We are all uniquely gifted.

As we are human, we’re bound to mess up. When we do, we take ownership and laugh at it later.  We don’t take ourselves too seriously and we believe play fuels creativity and connectedness.


The Process

No Shortcuts. No Secret Formulas.
But there is a proven path that has worked for us.


We Listen.

You Talk. We Listen. We know you have your own unique needs and vision. We spend time with you to make sure we understand what those are. It's our job to get that out in front of the world in the way that clarifies your vision best. 


We Create.

You Observe. We Create. Building on ideas that you are drawn to, we focus on getting rid of the noise and simplifying your thoughts and dreams into focus.


We Launch.

You Review. We Launch. It's almost done. Together, we bring all last minute thoughts & ideas into one collaborative pool until everything is exactly as you envisioned. 


Don't see what you're looking for here? Contact us and we'll get it dialed in for you. We would love to talk with you and help you understand our process more.