Empathy. Growth. Creativity.

hi, I'm Lilian Santini

I’m a brand strategist, author, and the founder of The Copper Portico, a branding company focused on building authentic brands through design.

Originally from Brazil, I came to the US in 2004 to pursue a career in Marketing. Little did I know that 18 years later I’d still be here, working on the things I’m passionate about, learning new skills and educating others.

This website gives you a glimpse of both my personal and professional projects. I invite you to stay, explore and if interested, subscribe for my newsletter for occasional updates. Thank you for stopping by!

featured projects

book release


Behold: life beyond grief is a collection of poems that tell my story of infertility, failed adoptions, and self acceptance. My mission with this book is to help women who are going through similar hardships find healing.
Front Cover Book: Behold

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I’m passionate about empowering people to create their personal brand and pursue their dreams. From large corporations down to small businesses and independent professionals, I share my story and tools to develop an impactful presence in the world.

featured blog posts

ai image of a deer in the forest, watercolor, created by lilian santini

An introduction to Midjourney

Vision boards tap into the emotional side of motivation and can be a reminder of what you’re working towards daily. So, why not create a vision board for your business, too?

robotic hand reaching technology wires and nodes in copper shades

How AI is Revolutionizing the Digital Marketing Landscape

It seems like every day, we’re hearing about a new way that artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to change the way we do business. And if you think about it, that makes sense: AI has been around for decades now, but only recently has it become accessible to the


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