Working with a DesignerPosts to help you work seamlessly with your designer or pick up some DIY tricks yourself!
How design can help you through a name change
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.
The importance of photography at your conference
Professional photography of your conference can be a powerful marketing tool, helping you to leverage more attendees, additional sponsors, and high-quality speakers.
Why you should share your budget with your designer
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.
How much will it cost? Understanding design pricing
Break down the two major pricing models that designers use and learn what’s the best fit for your project.
Beginner’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Visuals – Part 4: Sample Search
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!
Beginner’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Visuals – Part 3: Sources
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!
Beginner’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Visuals – Part 2: File Types
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!
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.
Having Kate there to guide us through the beginning and end of our project not only made our lives easier but provided us with exactly what we were looking for on of the biggest days of our lives – we cannot thank her enough for that!
I really liked that some times we had ideas that you thought would not work the way we wanted it to, so you would mock it up for us so we could see. I learned to trust your opinions!
We loved Kate’s enthusiasm – its always fun to work with someone who enjoys what they do, which makes you excited for the process too.
Kate is very responsive, creative and focused on meeting our deadlines. I do not have the capability to design my documents in-house, so I did not hesitate to outsource this work.
Working with you was AMAZING! You helped me cobble together an incoherent pile of ideas into a cohesive, gorgeous brand identity that works across all my platforms. The hardest part was deciding on a design, since they were all so gorgeous. No lie. That was the toughest thing.
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.
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.
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.
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!’