Working with a DesignerPosts to help you work seamlessly with your designer or pick up some DIY tricks yourself!
Using corporate branding to create event branding
Make your event branding more effective by incorporating these elements of your corporate or organizational branding to build recognition!
Beginner’s Guide to Finding the Perfect Visuals – Part 1: Tips for Success
Sourcing your own stock can be overwhelming. Here are some tips on how to find photos and illustrations that look great together and work perfectly for your materials!
Tips for prepping your document to work with a designer
Starting to work with a designer can be super intimidating for some people and you may not know what to expect or how to prepare. Here are my top tips on getting your content ready for our collaboration.
5 design elements to make your documents shine
Whether you DIY or work with a designer on your documents, knowledge of these 5 design tricks can help you get your documents in to shape. Knowing you want to use these elements will improve the organization of your document and come up with a strategy for presenting your content in the best light!
Freelance lessons I learned from my toddler
My small human turns 2 today, so please indulge my sensitive side while I tell you a little bit about the lessons I’ve learned from him that I can apply to my business as a freelancer.
4 Benefits a Designer on Retainer Can Bring to Your Company
If your organization lacks its own design department, you might be constantly scrambling to work with freelancers to get your projects tackled. The endless cycle of bidding work out to designers, making the decisions, signing contracts, getting new people up to speed, it can be exhausting and lead to disjointed work.
What are image dimensions and why do they matter?
Even though images are digital files, they have measurements. These measurements, known as dimensions, are key to understanding what you can use an image for. Maybe you’re working with a designer and they just said “this image isn’t big enough, do you have anything bigger?” and you’re not sure what to do next.
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!
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!’
We were pleased with Kate’s flexibility in our timeline and additional requests throughout the project, as well as her collaboration with our printer. Overall, we were very satisfied with Kate’s professionalism and open communication, and look forward to working with her again.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I think you do an excellent job, and I am continuously impressed with your creativity. Being able to rely on you for those ideas is priceless to me, really, and I’ve had a lot of experience with designers over the years!
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.