We consume so much visually every day! As a creative small business it is impossible to stand out in the world without using great visuals. But who has the money and time to make this reality a priority?!
After working for years as and with Creatives, we have found that the first step to getting the design you crave is truly knowing what you love. So, we asked Megan Ronecker- fabulous small biz designer- to write an eBook about all the things she wishes her clients would do BEFORE they hire her, to avoid heartache on both sides.
In this 23 page fully illustrated eBook, we break down everything you need to know about how to discover your visual branding style and how to either work alone to create those visuals or hire a professional to help. Megan talks about what questions to ask yourself before you do a new design or rebrand, what red flags to look for when searching for the right designer and even includes a glossary of terminology that will help you to better understand the process along the way. If you need clarity on how to get better design in your life, this book is for you!
Tatjana Mesar, Founder of Dynamic Mindfulness School (verified owner) –
I wish I’ve read this eBook 2 years ago when I was starting my business. It would have saved me a lot of time AND money! If you’re ready to hire a designer, but don’t know where and how to start, this eBook will offer you a perfect amount of information that you can immediately put to use.
Erin Christ, Owner Lady Goo Goo Gooey Butter Cakes –
This was an incredibly thorough and comprehensive guide to what is most important when developing your brand. Megan provides great insight into how to pull inspiration and use your personal style to create a lasting, one-of-a-kind look for your brand. She offers clear-cut examples about the conversations you need to have with your designer and outlines the best ways for one to determine exactly what you want and how to convey it. I wish I had read this e-book before I created my brand because it would have saved me a lot of time and questions!
Anna Long-Stokes,CEO & Fouder at The Portland Girl –
I’ve been an entrepreneur for years and I’ve personally built 4 companies and helped over 150 entrepreneurs build theirs. Branding and Design are a KEY component to success! I love this how-to guide because it breaks down everything that YOU need to know and do to uncover your perfect brand (and to hire the PERFECT person to help you uncover it). Don’t take the hard road…get this guide and save yourself a ton of time and money.
Leila Marie Ali, Owner You Pick it Pictures (verified owner) –
The “Know Your Business Style” exercise really resonated with me. Hindsight being 20/20, this would have improved by branding when I was first getting started. This eBook really helps with the blindspots in Brand creation and design. There’s just so much that I didn’t know that I didn’t know! Chocked full of important questions that help you narrow down and hone your vision, this book is the design therapist you never knew you needed.
Leah Kalamakis, Founder of The Freelance To Freedom Project –
Since hiring a designer is an investment in the growth of your business – it’s essential to avoid wasting your time and money by being prepared and knowing how to find someone great. Our brands are the foundation of our business and it can be so hard to nail it down and understand exactly what is needed to ensure our clients and customers fall in love with us. On top of that, looking for and hiring a designer for help can be a big headache when you don’t know what you really need, what your brand is or what type of designer you’re looking for. This guide is really helpful!! It’s jammed-packed yet clear and actionable. Megan has including exactly what you need to know, without overwhelming you, in order to create and hire for your design needs!