Need help making your event stand out from the crowd? I design invitations, advertising and day-of materials that wow your audience.
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!
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.
Event materials that are cohesive and thought-out will provide a special experience for your guests and cement your organization in their minds. Let’s get started today!
While every event has different needs, I have packages available to get you started. Each package can be customized so you will get the perfect materials for your event!
invitation or flyer
4 social media graphics
4-page event program
save the date
invitation suite (includes invitation, 1 enclosure, and branded envelope)
flyer or poster
2 newsletter graphics
8 social media graphics
12 page event program
save the date
invitation suite (includes invitation, 2 enclosures, RSVP card, and branded envelope)
2 newspaper or magazine ads
2 newsletter graphics
8 social media graphics
40 page event program
25 signs, menu cards
1 vinyl banner or backdrop
1 PowerPoint background
3 pages of collateral (worksheets, surveys, informational sheets)
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You are very creative and provide multiple options which I find very helpful. I really appreciate your attention to detail and trust that you know what you’re doing.
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 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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!