The Introduction: Hello, all! It's Brittany! As someone who built my own business, I know that effective branding and design can be difficult to accomplish. Most people struggle to even get started, and many end up with design that is confusing, lacks professionalism, or fails to captivate their target audience. I have worked through this process with my own business, and with many clients, over and over again. Study, experience, and hard work have allowed me to develop a method for creating branding and design that works for you -- unique and captivating, but powerful design.

HeyThere!

A little bit about me

The Pitch:

About Me: Now for the fun stuff! My family and I live in a small Michigan town, Howell, just north of Ann Arbor and west of Detroit. I have a wonderful baby boy named Wilder. My husband, Misha, and I are avid adventurers, traveling nearly every Monday to a new town to hike a trail, swim a new lake, or try a new coffee shop. My background is in science. I earned my B.S. in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in psychology from the University of Toledo, and worked in neuroscience and psychology research for several years before realizing my dream of being an entrepreneur and artist. Random fact: I kept my maiden name because of my scientific and artistic publications, and because marriage brings a lot of changes at once! When I'm at home, I love to listen to podcasts, run, cook, eat great food, explore the outdoors, and serve my church and community. 

 

One Last Thing... I'd really love to go the long haul with you. I adore my long-term clients because they trust me, we have excellent communication, and I know them, their goals, and their brand. We respect and appreciate each other, and ENJOY working together. Now, we don't have to put a ring on it right away, but I'd love you to trust me with something small, and hopefully I'll talk (or rather, design) you into going the long haul with me.

All About the "Why"

uphold excellence

I decided a long time ago that I want to be proud to put my name on every design that leaves my studio. I give every project all of my attention and energy, knowing that I am creating to achieve absolute excellence for my clients.

develop strategy

Every design communicates something. I apply psychological principles to design, so that your marketing materials clearly communicate your values and offerings to your target clientele. My design is not just pretty, it works hard for you. 

create inspiration

I want you to stand out of the crowd. So, let’s make something stunning! So, maybe we pull in some texture, or get our hands into some custom illustration. What is design if it doesn’t have that certain something extra?

 

The process

THE INTRODUCTION  Here's where we get to know one another. I want to understand your vision and collect as much information from you as I can, so together we can create something amazing! We can tackle this process in-person, via phone chats, extensive e-mail conversations, questionnaires, or even Skype. I am all ears!

 

THE PROPOSAL  At this point, it's time to nail down the plan. How many pages will your new website need? What is your hierarchy of communication in the design? After we get specifics down, I will send a quote for your approval!

 

THE FINAL COMMITMENT  Like our plan? Upon receiving your the initial deposit, we can start making art!

 

THE CREATION PROCESS  This is the point at which I take our ideas and turn them into reality. Soon after you will receive digital copies of your artwork, and I will make sure you have the file types and know-how that you need to make that art work for you (or ship your piece to you). 

 

I SUPPORT YOU  The last thing I want you to know is that I am here to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to put your artwork to work for you. If I've created digital imagery for you, I will make sure you understand which file type to use when. If we've designed a website together, I will provide training so that you know how to update and use the applications that are most important for your business. I'm here to support you!

 

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