who is kittenteeth?


kittenteeth is the long-time moniker of Nikki Barron, a multi-disciplined creative, entrepreneur, educator and advocate.


Nikki Barron

First and foremost, I consider myself an artist. I work with both graphic design and photography to explore the world and express myself.  

I am a marketing expert with over a decade of experience. I hold a technical degree in graphic design from North Seattle College. I’ve been a photographer for over 15 years. 

I currently work as Head of Marketing for Mastin Labs. I accepted a position with Mastin Labs after working as an interim freelance Head of Marketing with them for two years. It was a hard decision to close the doors to my agency but I knew I could do great things at Mastin Labs and would grow immensely under the leadership of the founder, Kirk Mastin. Even a coach needs a mentor to keep growing!




Coaching vs. Services

I decided to start coaching creatives because I was still receiving requests to work on projects, and every project request that came in made me so excited and set my brain buzzing with ideas!

I had marketing FOMO. 

For a while, I would take coffee meetings and just dump all my ideas on people. They left, didn’t start on any of them and when I saw them later, they expressed feelings of being overwhelmed by our meeting. In my attempt to help I was actually harming the creatives reaching out to me. 

I never dreamed I would be a coach or someone with a website of pictures of herself but here I am because I want to help people just like you. I want to see musicians and artists succeed and live happy fullfilled lives. 

Get to Know Me



Meyers-Briggs is a fun way to get a snapshot at my personality. I understand that humans can’t really be boiled down to a few lettered traits, but I think it’s an interesting exercise. You can read my full Meyers-Briggs profile here

  • INTUITIVE 80% 80%
  • THINKING 53% 53%
  • ASSERTIVE 92% 92%
  • JUDGING 50% 50%
  • EXTRAVERTED 79% 79%

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Steve Jobs


MY enneagram


Generally, Eights are strong, assertive, resourceful, independent, determined, action-oriented, pragmatic, competitive, straight-talking, shrewd, and insistent.

At their best, Eights are honorable, heroic, empowering, generous, gentle, constructive, initiating, decisive, and inspiring.

Marketing philosophy 

Community Above All Else

When I was working as an agency, we specialized in community building. I love being a part of and building communities. I love that the internet is a place where you can find your people. Do you have strong feelings about Pluto’s planet status? There’s a group for that. Interested in becoming a vegan? There is a group for that. Is your cat an asshole? There’s a group for that too. Communities are amazing.

Community Building marketing techniques are about taking the impact of in-person relationship building to the online space. It’s about transforming your messages from one-way communication to two-way communication. As a marketer, I don’t place importance on the number of impressions the messages’ receive above the level of engagement. Why? Because an engaged audience is much more valuable.

Everything I will teach you comes from a place motivated by my love for community. I want to help you build, grow and engage with your community. It is out there, we will find it and your art will be a natural fit for them making it a win win for everyone. 



KOMONEWS.COM — Seattle’S Female Musicians Come Together to Support, Change & Grow

DO206.COM — Unsung Heros: An Interview With Nikki Barron

SEATTLEMET.COM — ‘Parts Unknown’ Cut a Segment About Sexual Harassment in Tech

THEEVERGREY.COM — Money In Seattle: How Much Do You Need to Live Here? 

THEEVERGREY.COM — Money In Seattle: Do you talk about how much money you make? 

contact nikki

Howdy! I only accept 6 clients at a time and I a completely booked for the summer of 2019. If you are interested in  business and marketing coaching reach out to me through the form below. I will be available for more clients in the fall/winter of 2019.