Instead of worrying about how your reports and brochures look, focus on creating great content and leave the rest to me.
You care about the documents you prepare as a business or non-profit organization, but you don’t have the time or expertise to finesse the design, making it user-friendly, polished, and on brand. I have the skills to craft beautiful, professional reports, proposals and business collateral that help you stand out from the crowd. Get ready to win the job, wow the investor, and have your readers sit up and take notice!
I love the challenges that all documents bring, but here are some of my very favorite project types:
Annual Reports: The perfect balance of high quality photography or illustration, data and figures, and wayfinding, let me bring out the best in your annual report! Highlight important programs with sidebars, punctuate your most important thoughts with pull quotes and let your numbers do the talking with sleek graphs and charts.
Planning or Development Documents: Whether you’re approaching public officials, representing your ideas to the public, or convincing an investor to take a chance on you, a professional document is a great tool to have in your belt. I’ll make your ideas shine, highlighting quick facts and organizing sections for easy navigation for your readers. My background in city and regional planning makes this one of my favorite projects to get involved with!
Program Booklets: The perfect complement to your event material design, your booklet will incorporate all of the design elements while balancing text, sponsor ads, educational pieces, and more. Whether it’s 4 pages or 40, we’ll create an elegant and useful piece to cap off your event!
Proposals: Responding to an RFP with a polished proposal helps you stand out from the crowd! Highlight the accomplishments of your firm or organization, while detailing your approach to the project, supported by top-notch visuals.
Tear Sheets: These are actually a set of pages, highlighting different projects or parts of your organization on separate pages. Tear sheets can be combined in different ways, so you can tailor your presentation to a specific client by representing projects for similar companies.
Other documents: real estate listings, EBooks, museum brochures, promotional brochures, informational sheets, worksheets.
These are just some examples of documents your business or organization might need. Get in touch to get my design brain working on YOUR materials!
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.
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.
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.
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How It Works
Questionnaire and info gathering
- Fill out my intake form so I can get some information about your document needs.
- I’ll discuss your needs with you a little further and draw up a custom proposal that fits your budget.
- We’ll both sign the contract online (no printing and scanning, don’t worry!) and get your project on my schedule.
- We’ll have a kick-off discussion (either through phone, video, or email) where we go over the tone of your document, who your target audience is, and what your existing branding is.
Initial design and feedback
- You’ll provide content for the document, including any visual assets you want to include.
- I’ll design a few pages of the document, including some major elements (pull quotes, sidebars, etc) and present them to you for review.
- You’ll provide feedback within a week on the sample pages and I’ll fine tune the design.
- I’ll use the sample pages to build out the entire document, making everything consistent and engaging.
- You’ll have a chance to review your content and make small changes. (Major restructuring of your content at this stage can result in an additional fee, so make sure your text is as ready as possible before you send it off!)
- I’ll prepare a final version of your document and work directly with your printer (I can help you find one if you don’t have that relationship already), prep files for in-house printing, and/or create a version ideal for uploading to the web or attaching to emails.
Let’s get those documents looking fantastic!
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 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.
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.
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!’
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Inquire about Retainer Agreements
Does your business or organization produce a lot of documents and you need services regularly? I work with a select number of clients on retainer, so they get premium access to me and top priority. I get to know them and their branding backwards and forwards, so they save time and money. We’ll develop a house style that can be varied for different projects or programs and keep all of your output consistent. Interested in a retainer agreement? Drop me a line!