A Few of My Favorite Things

links noted with ** are affiliate links. I would never, ever recommend a product or service that I don't use and love.

Products I Use

ConvertKit** - for emailing

Squarespace - for my website

G Suite (used to be Google for Work)** - for EVERYTHING

Trello** - for all my organization. For real.

Calendly - for scheduling

Later** - for Instagram planning

Tools I Use

Adobe Creative Suite - for all my design/photo needs

iPhone 6 - all my own brand photography

Table top tripod - for stability

Pic-Tap-Go - for photo editing

Some of My Favorite Things

The Target dollar section - for photo props

Trello for Business - these ladies rocked it

Toolkits - a resource for small business owners

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm an open book about answering questions. If you don't see your question here, reach out and ask. I'll be happy to answer.


What kind of work are you available for?

I'm available for project based freelance and agency work. Basically, I'm hirable.

I don’t know where I should start. 
I've got you covered. Starting always seems to be the hardest part of any project. Lucky for you, I have spent hours and hours developing a process that walks you through your project from start to finish. And it does it in style.

What is your design process?

This is a big one. I'll be writing a blog post so there is a handy link here soon. But to answer your question, every project I do starts with me getting to know you, your brand, and your vision. Before I whip out my sketch pad I want you to feel comfortable, knowing that I know what you see when you close your eyes. After the discovery process comes sketches, digital renderings, and final files. There are edits and tweaks that we work together on, but generally every project boils right down to these four steps.




Why should I pick you over another designer? 
You shouldn't. Not if you aren't sure. The crafting of your brand's identity is a very intimate and personal process. This process requires a trust between client and designer. If you aren't completely comfortable with my process, pricing or any other details, then you just plain shouldn't. If you are, however, comfortable with me, then know that I will provide the best work I possibly can for you. I am a perfectionist by nature and will funnel that into a design that you will enjoy for years to come.

You aren't local to me. Can we still work together?
Of course! Technology is a wonderful thing that will allow us to work together wherever we are. Geography is so 1998. 

What is your design style? 

My design style is very clean. I love sharp points and smooth curves. This, however, does not mean that I cannot do your project if my personal style isn't what you are looking for. I do love a good challenge.

How many revisions do I get?

This depends entirely on the project. When you contact me with a service in mind, I will send you a details sheet for that specific project. Have no fear. There is room built into each service for your voice to be heard.

What is your pricing?

So glad you asked! Check out my services here.

How long will my project take? 

This depends on the project, once again. This will also be in your handy dandy project specific details sheet.

Do you write my content or do I have to provide it? 

To make this process go smooth, please have your content written when we get movin' and shakin' on your project. This does not mean that I can't help you refine content you have written, but having a good strong idea of where we are going with your content (like a second or third draft) will make your project go more smoothly from start to finish.

What file types do I get at the end of my project?

I sound like a broken record! It truly does depend on the project but you will receive all of your deliverables in industry standard file formats that you can use.

My budget is tight. Can I get a discount?
This one makes me a little sad to write. Once again, I'm afraid not. I do understand that budgeting is hard and that sometimes it is hard to justify spending money on new socks, let alone a design or marketing package. However, please be assured that I have built these packages and a la carte options to be budget friendly and packed full of value. They truly are worth every penny.

Still need answers to questions not answered here?
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