My name is Giulia Garcia (pronounced "Julia") and I am originally from Padua, Italy. After falling in love with the rolling fields of the Kentucky Bluegrass in 2008, I finally moved to Lexington, Ky., at the end of 2011. I now live here with my husband, our young daughter, a Labrador mix called Lily, an American Staffordshire mix called Kronk, and (off-site, for now) a retired Thoroughbred racehorse called King's Landing "Leonidas."

I am a graduate of the University of Padua (Italy) with a B.A. in Communications. I am also a graduate of IULM University of Milan (Italy) with a M.A. in Television, Cinema and Multimedia Production.

My professional experience covers a broad spectrum of marketing and communications services including graphic design for digital and print advertising, web design, social media administration, desktop publishing, logo and brand development, and more.

When I am not sitting behind my computer with a giant cup of coffee, I can be found chasing after my little girl, or horsing around with Leo, Lily and Kronk.

"My family is the reason I created my company and called it HeartWork Communications, and my logo is modeled after the furry components of my household."

Kronk joined the household in the spring of 2017 as a prime example of "Foster Failure." Adopting him while I was 7 months pregnant may not have been our smartest decision to date, but it was definitely the right one as he is now an amazing big brother to his human sister! Kronk is a mega-mixtape of breeds: American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog, and Husky. This goofy boy is aptly named after the not-so-bright (former) henchman from Disney's animated feature, The Emperor's New Groove.

Leonidas became our first four-legged family member in the spring of 2014. A 2005 Thoroughbred gelding, his registered Jockey Club name is Golden Country and he's a Multiple Stakes Winner with 35 starts and over $340K in earnings. I renamed him Leonidas (like the king of Sparta) because he takes everything in stride and carries himself like a veteran soldier. In his career off the track, "Leo" is an eventer and shows under the name King's Landing (from the popular book series and TV show, Game of Thrones).

Lily became the second four-legged member of our family in the fall of 2014, only a few months after Leo came along. Lily alternates between Audrey Hepburn moments and moody teenager attitude. She loves ALL THE PEOPLE, especially if there is a chance they might play fetch with her. Lily isn't always thrilled about being a big sister and about sharing the spotlight, but both her canine and human siblings adore her to bits. She is named after Lily Evans Potter, Harry Potter's muggle-born mother. 

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