Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas

Graphic Designer, Book Designer

As a graphic designer, I’ve worked with varied audiences. From symbols and logos, brochures, and books for urban readers, to developing and testing teaching aids for village health workers and exhibitions about women’s struggles in village Panchayats. Worked with a team of designers and editors on quality books for the US and UK markets. In Goa worked with Bookworm, an NGO, teaching children in schools and village communities. Daily Social Media posts for a Dubai based company.

A Classroom on Your Website

A Classroom on Your Website

The movie The Social Dilemma revealed the extent of the censorship and social manipulation we currently experience on Facebook and other platforms. Building your classroom and student community on your WordPress website gives you 100% ownership, privacy, and an ad-free environment.


Multimedia Lessons

Appeal to multiple learning styles with video, audio, text, image-based lessons, and more.


Create dynamic multimedia quizzes to reinforce learning or test competency of the material

Course Builder

Easily build online courses from one screen with the intuitive multi-tier drag and drop course builder

Drip Content

Protect your learner focus and future recurring revenue by making lessons available over time


Require the successful completion of a specific lesson or even a specific course before another one unlocks

Course Tracks

Offer degree programs or certifications on completion of a group of courses taken in any order


Assignments requiring manual grading are coming soon as an advanced add-on

Quiz Timer

Set a maximum time limit for a quiz so students can demonstrate learning within a certain time

Student Dashboard

Front-end student profiles so learners can track their activity and stay organized

Multiple Instructors

Multiple instructors can create and teach a course or courses.

Lesson Downloads

Offer downloadable worksheets, ebooks, PDFs, audios, and other files for offline learning

Course Import

Easily import a course from one site to another for migration, licensing, and more

Course Export

One click export a course from your website for migration, licensing, backups, and more

Discussion Areas

Enjoy multiple discussion areas including lesson comments, forums, private coaching areas, and timelines

Instructional Design

Allow the software to guide you in how to organize and structure the most engaging courses online

Form Integrations

Add form plugins to collect assignments, contact messages, other data, and more

Graphics Pack

Get beautifully designed royalty-free certificate backgrounds, achievement badges, and more

Course Reviews

Increase course sales by collecting testimonials and honest reviews of your courses

Make Money

Our LMS helps you build a strong income generating a teaching business or membership site

Credit Card Payments

Own your platform and revenue with simple conversion-optimized credit card payments

One-Time Payments

You can charge whatever you want for your courses or memberships including simple one-time pricing

Recurring Payments

Create business sustainability and continuous cash flow with flexible recurring payment options

Supported by the Awake Media Team

DIY with Handholding or Done-for-You services by Awake Media

Awake Media offers brand, content, web, print, video, film, seo, and social media services and tutorials.


We’ve hosted our websites on GreenGeeks environment-friendly servers for over 10 years. We love working with them!


You’ll be ready to build your first course within 7 days after purchase. We’ll need some details from you to activate the free migration if you have an existing site, or if you’re starting a new course site you’ll need to register a domain name and activate hosting after checkout.

Only three one license available at this one-time pilot discount. Regular price $2400. Your cost $1200.

$1200 one-time payment includes design to launch turnkey installation, plus $64 per month ongoing hosting, updates, maintenance and server management costs for a scalable Virtual Private Server. If you’re a current Awake Media hosting client add $32  to your existing hosting costs. $150 per year plugin license renewal fees after first year. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. Text Lakshmi at 619-366-7788 if you have questions.

Brand Strategy: The Big Picture Process

Brand Strategy: The Big Picture Process

This process was created by my late friend, business partner and mentor, Dan Bockman. When I met Dan, he was in his 70’s, at the tail end of a brilliant career as a Creative Director for an international ad agency in LA, with clients like Visa and Honda during the heyday of the ‘MadMen’ era. Dan was primarily responsible for Honda becoming the “Number 1 car company” in the world in the 80’s. When Honda came to his agency, they just wanted a small piece of the American market share, and they had a new, as yet unnamed, fuel economy car to advertise. Dan named the car Accord and raised their expectations and window of opportunity by pointing out that a low-fuel car COULD become #1 during an oil embargo. And so it was.

The Big Picture Process is like a haiku in the world of overblown marketing processes. It can be applied to any size business. At the inception of a new client relationship whether for a website, an app, a crowdfunding campaign, or something else, one or two members of Awake Media will spend 1 to 3 hours in meetings with the client via zoom or in-person. Our goal at these meetings is to discover three things about the client and their business or subject matter. This exploration is the seed of the strategy, design, media, or technology we will create for you because it reveals the big picture. It also gives both parties a chance to engage and see if the relationship is a fit without a huge investment of time and money.

The deliverables of this process are a guiding document that summarizes the three points and creates a blueprint for our project and client relationship that can also be shared with subcontractors and stakeholders.


In the course of an hour-long meeting we will hear the narrative behind what you’re doing whether it’s a personal narrative or a social or cultural or business narrative. The story is going to be different for different people and businesses, but there is always a narrative, and we want you to recount it. Even if this may be something you’ve already translated into a vision or mission statement, a brand or business concept, or if you are just starting and have never shared it before. Either way, we want to hear the genesis of your business. It will help us further understand who you are and help us articulate a narrative that gives people a sense of emotional connection to you or your business. For example, you may have had an epiphany or health breakthrough that caused you to get interested in your field of work. Now, it’s been years, but that root cause still holds true for you, but it’s buried. So we might look for ways to reconnect to that original vitality.


Some people say “Everyone” when asked this question. While that may be an appropriate answer, we still need to divide that audience up into interest groups or segments so that we can communicate in a way that is authentic and engaging. For example, you may have a process that you use with a certain group of people who are your patients, and you may teach that same process to another group of people. These would be two completely different “interest groups” even though they may be in the same age bracket or gender or geography, you obviously have to create two different communications channels.


This exploration identifies all the mediums and messages that are appropriate for articulating your brand and includes:

Keyword Analysis to develop a list of up to 80 keywords and phrases that relate to your subject matter.

A Channel Checklist of all possible media outlet’s and influencers you can approach, and a further narrowing down of which ones are appropriate for us right now.

Identification of the Minimum Viable Product for your project, or for each phase of your project if more than one.

Root to Liberation: a documentary

I’m very happy to announce that Lakshmi Narayan of Awake Media has joined forces with Producer/Director Eric Thiermann, founder of Impact Creative and  Academy Award Nominee and DP for Oscar winner “Women for America”  to make a documentary called Root to Liberation: Iboga, Addiction & the Law.

This movie will shine a light on the problem of the prescription-induced addiction epidemic and the failure of the current system, as well as the solution that iboga represents for healing. We’re going to explore the medical model, the sacramental model, and the issues around sustainability, extraction, supply and demand, and integration, following practitioners, shamans, and patients from California to Cape Town.

Because of the alarming statistic of 116 deaths a day due to opioids, we would like to fast track the production process and get a crowdfunding campaign up as soon as possible, and to this end we are busy putting our budgets together this week to present to MAPS who has agreed to be our fiscal sponsor.

Stay tuned for more.