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10 Questions to Kick Off Refining Your Brand

We use the 10 questions in this worksheet at the start of every branding project. Whether you're building, refreshing or simply refining your brand, these questions set the foundation for the process and help guide the creative to its full potential. Use this worksheet as a tool to inform your internal team, your agency or design firm partner, or to gain a deeper understanding of your brand's landscape.

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Build These 5 Things to Grow Your Business

If you need to attract more leads and close more sales, then you need a sales funnel. A sales funnel is another way of saying marketing plan, and it works regardless of the type or size of your business, or what you sell. This strategy will engage customers, capture their attention, and compel them to buy. Download the Marketing Checklist and get started growing your business today.

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Now Hiring!

We are hiring!

Start date: Immediately
Position: Freelance Design and/or Full-time Designer/Senior Designer position available. (Freelance to Full-time possible.)

Primary responsibilities will be designing, collaborating, and art directing other designers with digital, print, conceptual, and environmental design projects from beginning to end. We are looking for an efficient, and confident lead designer ready to hit the ground running with a strong work ethic, and is comfortable working in a fun and fast-paced environment. Possibility for growth.

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What is a Brand?

What is a Brand?

Your brand is what people think of you. In a word, it’s your organization’s reputation.

“Branding” is the act of creating the elements that convey your personality and support how you want people to think of you.
A brand is not a logo – it is more than a symbol. Harry Beckwith wrote that “In the public’s eye, a brand is a warranty. It’s a promise…Building (your) brand builds your promise.” Seth Godin noted that “If a brand is our mental shorthand for the promise that you make, then a logo is the post-it reminder of that promise. Without a brand, a logo is meaningless.” read more…

Does your office space inspire returning employees?

Does your office space inspire returning employees?

After 18 months of working from home, many businesses are now planning for the team’s transition back to the office HQ. Will your people return to an office that looks exactly the way it was the day they moved out?

At that time, some of us were thinking the move to “work from home” was only going to last a few weeks. I’ve heard stories of sweaters still draped on chairs and even a few half-full coffee cups still sitting right where they were left on people’s desks.

Or will you make sure your work environment is a place your people will feel good about coming back to? read more…

Does your office space inspire returning employees?

Does your office space inspire returning employees?

After 18 months of working from home, many businesses are now planning for the team’s transition back to the office HQ. Will your people return to an office that looks exactly the way it was the day they moved out?

At that time, some of us were thinking the move to “work from home” was only going to last a few weeks. I’ve heard stories of sweaters still draped on chairs and even a few half-full coffee cups still sitting right where they were left on people’s desks.

Or will you make sure your work environment is a place your people will feel good about coming back to? read more…

How to choose the right color for your brand?

How to choose the right color for your brand?

Color is critical for a brand. For a brands color to be successful, it needs:

  1. To communicate – who they are and what they do
  2. To differentiate – to look different and unique in their market
  3. To engage with those they’re talking to (including both the internal team and prospective customers).

Color supports your story, helps your brand stand out from the crowd, and makes your brand is engaging to your audience.

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How to choose the right color for your brand?

How to choose the right color for your brand?

Color is critical for a brand. For a brands color to be successful, it needs:

  1. To communicate – who they are and what they do
  2. To differentiate – to look different and unique in their market
  3. To engage with those they’re talking to (including both the internal team and prospective customers).

Color supports your story, helps your brand stand out from the crowd, and makes your brand is engaging to your audience.

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Turning Strategy into Visuals

Turning Strategy into Visuals

When creating a brand for your organization or product, not seeing the finished product before you start can be overwhelming. You have ideas written out but no idea how those strategies translate to another medium – into visuals.

While we can’t show a picture of what the finished visuals look like before we start designing, we can (and do) develop a tool that helps us have a meaningful conversation about creative direction.

We call this tool a Moodboard.

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Great Brands Attract Great People.

Great Brands Attract Great People.

Clients are, of course, the lifeblood of our business. Without them, we close our doors.

So, finding and keeping them is Priority 1A. Priority 1B? Having a team of great employees that fit your culture and core values to serve said clients.

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