Event materials that are cohesive and thought-out will provide a special experience for your guests and cement your organization in their minds.
Whether it’s a fundraiser or community engagement, every event is an opportunity to engage directly with your audience, providing them a cohesive experience and strengthening your brand and platform. Just as there are a million little details to plan for the logistics of your event, there are tons of ways I can incorporate design into your event materials. Relax, you don’t have to come up with all of them, that’s what I’m here for!
Need help making your event stand out from the crowd?
I design invitations, advertising and day-of materials that wow your audience.
There are a lot of opportunities to develop the look of the event: the initial save the date; multi-part invitation suites; flyers or posters; newspaper advertising; social media or newsletter graphics; signage at the event; program booklet; handouts; menus; activity worksheets and much more. Each item will build on the others so they all speak the same visual language but provide richness and shading.
From the larger concepts to the smallest detail, Kate made sure every piece complimented each other perfectly. Our guests responded very positively to the materials, which when compared to other wedding invitation resources, was both totally unique and reflective of our personal style.
I like that the design for the Go Red For Women luncheon is continued throughout all of our collateral and into the event itself.
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.
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!
Like most non-profits, we try our best to do things in house to save money, but event materials are very time consuming and using a designer saved us a lot of time!
I was incredibly pleased to work with Kate! She designed a wonderful and intricate suite from the general ideas I had expressed to her. Attention to detail and quick communication made working with Kate very easy.
Overall,we were very happy with the design details of our invitations, programs, and signage. We never imagined the design you printed and I love that you took our conversations and made it into something we both loved!
Kate has done an excellent job with the robust scope of the Columbus Go Red For Women Luncheon project. She was very instrumental in the development of our theme for the Luncheon within our organizational guidelines, as well as all of our various collateral materials.
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!’
Your design has lifted the overall perception of how events are viewed at Federation. They seem more professional and organized from the start, and that’s important to me as a career event planner in the non-profit world.
Let's get started on your event materials today!
How It Works
Questionnaire and info gathering
- Fill out my intake form so I can get some information about your event needs.
- I’ll discuss a few possibilities with you and then put together a custom quote for your event that fits your budget.
- We’ll both sign the contract online (no printing and scanning, don’t worry!) and get your event on my schedule.
- We’ll have a kick-off discussion (either through phone, video, or email) where we go over the tone and message of your event, who your target audience is, and what your existing branding is.
- You’ll provide content for the first pieces (usually a save the date and/or invitation or flyer).
- I’ll design a few concepts that connect directly to your audience for you to choose from.
- You’ll provide feedback within a few days on the concepts and I’ll fine tune the first piece. (This may be repeated a few times until your material is PERFECT.)
The Other Pieces
- Once we have a design for the first piece, I’ll use that as the guide for designing everything else for the event. You can provide content as it’s available, but as a general rule, it’s best to start a piece at least a month before it needs to be produced.
- If items need to be professionally printed, I’ll work with your printer (or find one if you don’t already have that relationship) to make sure your materials are produced beautifully.
Every item will fit together flawlessly, with repeating details and motifs that make your event special. Your branding will be woven into the design, from the colors to shapes and visuals to the voice used in the materials, so it’s clear that YOU are the organization behind it. The materials will appeal directly to your audience, whether they’re four year olds, young professionals, or society ladies.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
Inquire about Retainer Agreements
Does your business or organization throw a ton of events and 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. Interested in a retainer agreement? Drop me a line!