Which creativepreneur are you?

Whichever one best describes you, I can help!

 

Perhaps you're a new business owner, and you want to start things off with a bang by investing in a custom brand identity and a Squarespace site tailored to you...

Maybe you're a seasoned creativepreneur who's outgrown their branding. You need something fresh that still stays true to your brand and your vision for the future...

Perhaps you've been DIYing your design while tackling everything else on your to-do list. Now you're too busy and you need a professional designer to partner with...

Maybe you’re launching a new e-course that needs high quality branding and workbooks to help attract students and showcase your content. If this is you, click here!


Whatever spot your business is at, your needs are the same: you need design with heart.

Your business deserves custom branding and a website that is not only beautiful, but super functional and hard-working. Your business deserves design that will stand the test of time, no matter what the trend is. 

Don’t you want something handcrafted just for you? A process that’s timely and organized? An end product that’s built to support your vision, your goals, your needs?


That's why I created three tiers of service packages to fit the needs of every creativepreneur.

Not every business is the same, so not every need or budget is the same.

Each collection of services has been packaged with the utmost thought and care to ensure every client walks away with a top-quality end product, as well as a fun and stress-free experience. To top it all off, you'll also get access to the exclusive Learning Library where you can find resources about updating your website, maintaining your branding, and more!

 

Check out the packages below to find which is the best fit for you:

+ What's Included?

  • In-depth brand discovery questionnaire
  • Mood board
  • Primary and alternate logo design, submark/watermark design
  • Custom color palette (hex, RGB, and CMYK)
  • Suggested font palette
  • Comprehensive brand style guide

+ Who is it for?

Small business owner who wants to lay a strong foundation for their new business with a custom and quality brand identity. This package is compact enough to be budget-friendly, but still pack a punch.

+ Project Timeline

The Sapling package takes an average of 3 weeks to complete.

+ The Process

  1. Book and secure your spot in my design queue. This includes signing a contract and paying a 50% deposit.
  2. Brand Discovery. We'll dive deep into the heart of your brand starting with a brand discovery questionnaire. This in-depth questionnaire covers everything from your target market, outlining your big business goals and dreams, identifying your competitors, etc. Once that's completed, it's on to creating a mood board I design based off images you'll curate on a secret Pinterest board.
  3. Logo design. I'll create 2-3 logo concepts off the information gathered in the Brand Discovery phase. Up to two rounds of revisions are allowed to get your design absolutley perfect.
  4. Approval and file delivery. Once the logo is approved, I'll prepare a branding board, comprehensive brand style guide, and save all the file types you'll need (jpeg, png, and eps). Files are delivered once the final payment is received.
  5. Celebrate. All the hard work is done, so then it's time to celebrate and show off your new branding to the world!

+ What's Included?

Everything thing from The Sapling package, plus:

  • 3 custom designed icosn to use on everything from your website to brand collateral
  • 1 custom pattern
  • Your choice of 3 collateral items. Some options include: business card/business stationery, email header, thank you card, blog post graphic template, lead magnet, media kit, pricing guide, etc.

+ Who is it for?

The boss who’s ready to go above and beyond a logo. They may have DIYed their design up until now, but they’re ready to invest in highly effective branding that will perfectly capture their brand and grow with their business over time.

+ Project Timeline

The Evergreen package takes an average of 5 weeks to complete.

+ The Process

  1. Book and secure your spot in my design queue. This includes signing a contract and paying a 50% deposit.
  2. Brand Discovery. We'll dive deep into the heart of your brand starting with a brand discovery questionnaire. This in-depth questionnaire covers everything from your target market, outlining your big business goals and dreams, identifying your competitors, etc. We'll also decide on what types of collateral you'd like designed to best benefit your business. Once the questionnaire is complete, it's on to creating a mood board I design based off images you'll curate on a secret Pinterest board.
  3. Logo design. I'll create 2-3 logo concepts off the information gathered in the Brand Discovery phase. Up to two rounds of revisions are allowed to get your design absolutley perfect.
  4. Brand build out. Once your logo is approved, then it's time to create the supporting brand elements, like the custom set of icons and pattern.
  5. Collateral. Using all the beautiful new branding, I'll design the three collateral items of your choice.
  6. Approval and file delivery. Once everything approved, I'll prepare a branding board, comprehensive brand style guide, and save all the file types you'll need for your logo, icons, and pattern (jpeg, png, and eps). Files are delivered once the final payment is received.
  7. Celebrate. All the hard work is done, so then it's time to celebrate and show off your new branding to the world!

+ What's Included?

Everthing from the Sapling and Evergreen packages, plus:

  • Website planning workbook
  • A beautifully branded Squarespace site that is thoughtfully designed with your audience in mind. Includes design of 7 pages: home page, about, blog, services, contact, + 2 more pages suited to your business
  • Includes custom designed graphics, banners, buttons, etc. to give an extra special touch to your site, fully incorporate your new branding into your online home, and enhance the user experience for visitors and your potential customers.
  • Training call and video tutorials so you can maintain your site with confidence and ease.

+ Who is it for?

This fully-loaded package is for the creativepreneur who is ready to invest in their business. Not only do they want a beautiful and functional brand identity, they also want a gorgeous, mobile-friendly site built with thoughtfulness and precision that will be super simple to update as their business grows.

+ Project Timeline

The Forest package takes an average of 8-10 weeks to complete.

  1. Book and secure your spot in my design queue. This includes signing a contract and paying a 50% deposit.
  2. Brand Discovery + Website Planning Workbook. We'll dive deep into the heart of your brand starting with a brand discovery questionnaire that covers everything from your target market, outlining your big business goals and dreams, identifying your competitors, and deciding what pieces of collateral you'd like designed. Once the brand discovery questionnaire is complete, it's on to creating a mood board I design based off images you'll curate on a secret Pinterest board. You'll also receive the website planning workbook so you can get to work on outlining and preparing your site content while we're creating your visual identity.
  3. Logo design. I'll create 2-3 logo concepts off the information gathered in the Brand Discovery phase. Up to two rounds of revisions are allowed to get your design absolutley perfect.
  4. Brand build out. Once your logo is approved, then it's time to create the supporting brand elements, like the custom set of icons and pattern.
  5. Collateral. Using all the beautiful new branding, I'll design the three collateral items of your choice.
  6. Website Design. Using the information outlined in your workbook, I'll start building your Squarespace site and designing custom graphics!
  7. Approval and file delivery. Once everything is approved, files and training materials will be prepped and delivered after final payment is received.
  8. Celebrate. All the hard work is done, so then it's time to celebrate and show off your new branding and website to the world!
 

WHO I WORK WITH

 SMALL BUSINESSES OF ALL KINDS!

Photographers & Videographers   +   Calligraphers & Hand-letterers   +   Interior designers   +  Restaurants & Cafes   +  Bakeries   +  Event planners   +   Makers & Artists   +   Boutiques   +   Bloggers & Writers   +   Infopreneurs & Course Creators   +   More!

 

These packages are perfect for all small business owners who want branding and design crafted by hand with lots of heart. If you prioritize high quality design and its benefits, desire a holistic branding experience, value education, want more than just a trendy logo, and are ready to work hard as a team, then I'd love to meet you and learn more about your business!

 

WHO YOU'RE WORKING WITH

Hey, there! I'm Gillian, the designer who will be working with you every step of the journey to building a beautiful, lasting brand for your business.

I believe in getting to know each client as a friend because I want you to rest easy knowing I care about your business just as much as you do. Since I always strive to create something timeless, not trendy, for your business, I want to know your big goals and dreams so your branding will stick with you for the long run. Because of that, much of my design process is devoted to diving deep into the heart of your brand and business. So, if you're a small business owner who rocks at what they do, but just needs some help bringing a big, beautiful vision to life, then I'm glad you're here! My friend, you don't need to do everything yourself. I'd love to join your team and partner with you to create something custom and beyond anything you could image. Get in touch here, and let's get started!


KIND WORDS FROM SWEET CLIENTS


Imagine being able to announce on Instagram, "My beautiful new branding and website is launching today! Go check it out!”.

How awesome would that feel?!

No matter which package you choose, you'll have a handcrafted and heartfelt (not to mention super functional!) brand identity and website, an in-depth guide to your custom-tailored brand, all design files included in your package, AND access to the exclusive Learning Library full of resources to help you use your new branding and update your new website. After all, you've invested in a beautiful brand identity, and I want you to feel educated and empowered about how to put it to good use building your business. So think about it:

  • How amazing would it feel to have your vision come to life in a way you could only imagine before? 
  • How gratifying would it be to finally have a visual identity that helps you attract your target audience, builds your reputation and recognition, and moves you closer to reaching your business goals? 
  • How much more confident would you feel to invite people to your online home that looks professional and well-designed?

I'm going to guess it would be pretty awesome. What are you waiting for? Let's get started on your project!


Do you want branding with heart?

If you just said a big "heck, yes!" then click the button below and we can started on your branding adventure!


FAQs

+ What does "handcrafted" mean, exactly?

I'm glad you asked! You may have noticed that I have a lettering and illustration portfolio here on my site. Part of what makes my brands handcrafted is that I will literally craft elements by hand (if it suits the project, of course!), whether that’s doing some custom lettering for your logo, or one-of-a-kind illustrations to add personality to your branding. I’m not a designer who is restricted solely to what I can create on a computer screen. In fact, I love putting my art skills to work!

+ How long to projects take?

Depending on which tier you select, projects can take 3-8 weeks to complete. The timeliness of each project is also effected by homework being completed, designs being reviewed, etc. within the predetermined deadline.

+ What logo files do I receive?

Each logo file will be sent in full-color, black, and white as a .jpeg, .png, and .eps file so you can have the flexibility to use your new branding to its fullest potential, on everything from digital to print.

+ How do I book?

You can either click the "Let's Talk Design" button below the FAQ section, or fill out the form on my contact page. After you’ve gotten in touch, we’ll have a quick chat about your project, and I’ll send you a design contract and an invoice for a 50% deposit. Once those steps are completed, your spot in the queue will be reserved!

+ When are you available for new projects?

Availability varies, so it's best to shoot me an email about your project. I can't wait to hear from you!.

+ Do you design sites on other platforms besides Squarespace?

I strictly design sites on Squarespace for a few reasons. I’ve found this platform to be the simplest for clients to manage on their own since it’s very user-friendly, without sacrificing quality of design. It also allows flexibility in design so that each website looks unique, even if it uses a popular template, plus it’s robust enough to support my clients’ growing businesses into the future. Custom-coded sites have a pretty steep pricetag, so it’s my wish to keep things as affordable and simple for the creativepreneurs I work with.

+ What if I have a website on another platform? Can you help me switch over to Squarespace?

That’s not a problem! If you have a website designed using another platform, I can certainly help you get things moved over to Squarespace. From there, we can work together to build a new, easy-to-use, and user-friendly website for your business!

+ Do you have a retainer service available in case I need more design work completed?

You bet! Retainers are available for my branding clients, as well as other business owners who already have a professional, established visual identity but just need help with checking "design to-dos" off their list. For more information about this service, please fill out the "Let's Talk Design" form below.


Have any other questions about the services not covered in the FAQs? Click the button below to get in touch; I’m more than happy to answer any of your questions and talk about your project!


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not quite ready to invest in custom branding?

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Then the Brand Discovery session might be the perfect fit for you!

What is it?

Helping you find your sense of direction when you can’t see the forest for the trees. This in-depth, but compact and efficient Brand Discovery session will help serve as your compass as you move forward to building and strengthening your brand.

Who is this service for?

The Brand Discovery is a mini package for creative entrepreneurs who need some help getting to the heart of the brand, figuring out how it plays into their business goals, and then a succinct, easy-to-follow path to guide them along the way.

What's included?

This efficient and information-packed service includes:

  • Brand discovery workbook for you to have on-hand for our discussion and to reference as you continue to build your brand over time.
  • 45 minute phone or Skype conversation where we’ll discuss your brand, what you’re struggling with, what your goals are for your business, etc.
  • Full audit of brand and notes from our conversation
  • Following audit, you’ll receive a thorough and actionable game plan with suggested changes to help strengthen your brand to align with your vision and goals.
  • Follow up email after one month for a check-in

Investment: $97