"Her work was finished to both a high standard and with flair." Derek Leaf, The Navigators
Design services for small businesses and not for profit organisations
Design is important to these organisations but they are more likely to compromise on accessing quality design input because of costs.
Working with me gives you a chance to access good design without having to pay the overheads of a design agency. More importantly, the quality of the relationship matters - something that can be hard to come by in a busy, agency setting.
Here are two situations where I was called in to deliver design support:
1. A small business owner was running a series of virtual summits and had a web designer create a website for the event. The home page of the website carried images, illustrations and text. The end result however didn't look right. I was called in to redesign the layout resulting in a more professional looking home page and a successful virtual summit.
2. A global charity, reaching out to young people and students, needed a booklet made for this target audience. The client had put together an example booklet in Word to show what was required. The main theme was fairly abstract which made finding appropriate images difficult.
I was called in to professionally reproduce the booklet. Several layouts were designed, discussed and further developed. Layouts and designs were run past a control group of the target audience who responded with feedback. Images were sourced and photo shoots suggested and art directed when an appropriate image was hard to find. The end result was a booklet with clear information, a clean layout, logical flow of thought and relevant images.
An easy, flexible way to work for you
My clients and I work collaboratively and in a flexible way.
This agile way of working means I don't expect you to give me a detailed, fully complete brief. Often, clients have a better understanding and greater insight of their business, service or product as they go through the design process and the brief may have to change.
We'll work together, you'll give me your initial ideas, you will see drafts at different stages (for example in a logo design), you can voice what you think might need changing and check if the design is on the right track. You will have opportunities to make changes and tweak things as we go along.
This is also your design. It involves your thoughts and feelings which are incredibly important, so you will be fully involved in the final design.
On the other hand, you may be far too busy to be fully involved in the process. If you prefer, once we have a clear brief, I can work out stages where you can give feedback without this being too time consuming for you.