Posts in Branding
Branding for Beginners: How to Get Started

Often times people think branding is a color palette and logo– and it is, but it’s also so much more.

Branding is the heart, soul and spirit of a business in visual form. It invites viewers into a story and allows them to feel something they can connect with.

While branding can be complicated, I would love to break down the basics so you can get started with a brand for your business, because it’s just that important!

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4 Ways to Make Your Brand Unique Before Investing

Not everyone is ready to invest the big bucks for branding their business, especially when you're just working to get a consistent income stream. And I totally get that. 

That's why I've created a little round-up of practical ways you can make smaller investments to hold you over until you can brand professionally.

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3 Lessons We Can Learn From Starbucks, Target and Apple

I think we can all agree that not only have we heard of these brands, but we LOVE them. We're sortof die hard fans, aren't we? Whenever I talk to people who love Starbusks, they REALLY love Starbucks.

Or, I have friends who love going to Target–just to wander the aisles and see the beautiful set-up in home decor. Now, that's some brand love. Or people who have Apple products–they don't just have an iPhone. They have an iMac, or an iWatch, or a Macbook Pro... typically more than one Apple product. So why is this? How does each of these companies create such a loyal following? That's exactly what we're diving into today.

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Branding Fundamentals: 5 Keys to Unlocking a Powerful Brand

Branding is a lot like making chicken tortilla soup. There are a lot of key ingredients and working them in together can bring out the perfect combination–and recipe–to satisfy your customers.

Building a brand that resonates with people, is in high demand and builds trust is not complex, but it does take a lot of work. I will share with you 5 key essentials that will build your brand longevity, authenticity, and trust with your audience.

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Brand Reveal for Rose Costello

After our initial inquiry call to discuss branding for Rose's business I knew it was going to be a challenging project. But I was up for it.

Reason being, was because of the nature of Rose's business. Rose offers a complex, hard to pin-point service (a category all her own, so-to-speak) so designing a brand to encompass her service was delightfully difficult.  

But along with the creative challenge, the final result was something both Rose and I loved.

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Brand Reveal for Romancing Yourself

My favorite things about working with branding clients is bringing their vision to life. Most of the time, my clients have a clear vision of the vibe and style of their brand and they know who they want to attract. But they just don't know how to get there with their visuals.

And my holistic coaching client, was in this same boat.

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The Design Partnership Process

Last year, as I went from one branding client to another, I felt.. like I was somehow doing my clients a disservice. Don't get me wrong, my whole process is to set my clients up for success. 

But as I would walk through their website tutorial during our last week of working together and loading them up with PDFs on how to market and use their brand on a day to day basis, I could sense that they were not just excited, but they were overwhelmed. 

I wanted to find a way to help my clients bridge the gap between completed branding to launching their new course, or making their first hire, or growing their business like they wanted. They needed help. But perhaps they weren't ready for making a full-time–or even part-time hire. They needed someone else. Someone who understood their brand, who specializes in visual marketing who could help them reach that next level while saving them time and energy as they pressed on toward their goals. They needed a Design Partner. 

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15 Creative Ways to Use Styled Photography

Taking your own styled photos, or getting brand photos taken for you, is one of the best ways to extend your brand with unique images that can make your memorable and stand out.

Not only do brand photos (meaning, photos taken specifically for YOUR business) give your business it's own personality, but it also sets it apart with professionalism, creativity, and confidence.

Ok, ok, you may be thinking. So how do I actually use my brand photos to the fullest extent?

I would love to unpack 15 creative ways you can use your photos to extend your brand.

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4 Ways to Make Your Brand Memorable

If you're a designer, maker or photographer, you know that there's a lot of competition out there.

It seems like everyday there are more and more options for customers to buy from or work with someone else doing something similar to what you're doing.

So how does one stand out from everyone else in their industry, make a true impact and have a brand that's memorable? 

Let me share 4 ways you can have a memorable brand and one that can help you get noticed in our ever-growing industries. 

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