Working with a DesignerPosts to help you work seamlessly with your designer or pick up some DIY tricks yourself!
When you’re established in your industry or community, changing your name can be really intimidating. Here’s how you can use your existing branding and design to ease the transition.
Professional photography of your conference can be a powerful marketing tool, helping you to leverage more attendees, additional sponsors, and high-quality speakers.
Most designers ask for your budget for a project. It’s not a trick, it’s a way to help prioritize needs and make sure you’re a good match, saving you time. Here’s why you should talk frankly with your designer about money.
Break down the two major pricing models that designers use and learn what’s the best fit for your project.
Follow along with a sample visual search with lots of screenshots so you can see my exact process! I’ll show you some tricks to searching and comparing stock so you can get started with confidence!
A collection of great resources to get you started on finding your perfect visuals. Includes paid and free sites, plus advice on different buying options!
Make sure you’re purchasing the right kinds of visuals for your needs. Learn about the file types for images and illustrations and file dimensions to make sure your assets will be big enough!
Working with Kate is rewarding. She quickly absorbs the theme of what we are creating and always produces impressive results. Oftentimes, choosing between her options is our biggest challenge.
Kate’s assistance with creating professionally designed materials has enabled us to expand our reach and ability to “touch” clients in more ways that traditional means, such as by phone and email. In our opinion, the value of this exposure would be greatly diminished if not for the well thought out look and feel of our documents.
When I partner with Kate on a project, I know that my expectations will be exceeded. She delivers creative and functional designs– on time and on budget. Her attention to detail and follow through are exceptional.
People love my branding and my business cards, and they like to contact me because they associate getting in touch with the brand we created.
For us it was difficult to translate our thoughts into a marketing message and Kate was invaluable in this process. She listened carefully to what we wanted to project and quickly turned it into reality.
Kate is by far the most detail orientated person I have ever worked with. Her creativity is second to none. In my experience, finding both of these qualities in the same person is rare.
When following up with clients, they often mention receiving our mailers and other marketing materials. We feel it projects the type of image that is consistent with our brand, which was created by Kate.
I wanted to freshen up how my association presented my meeting, to show how progressive and modern it was (as well as how forward-looking my association was). Working with Kate, she created dynamic annual meeting branding, with a program booklet that multiple people came up and complimented me on during the meeting. Kate’s creativity and vision helped place my Board and staff in the best possible light, and had attendees of our meeting walk away with something that conveyed a sense of ‘the best is yet to come!’
You made things feel easy. You were able to work with my wants/needs even though I wasn’t able to provide a ton of direction. You also show great skills and design diversity in your work being able to show multiple different style options.
Kate is more than a graphic designer. She is a true marketing partner. She provides big-picture analysis, ideas and strategies to help strengthen any design piece. At the same time, she’s detail-oriented enough to create beautiful work and ensure every “i” is dotted and “t” is crossed. I’d recommend Kate to anyone looking for a design consultant.