Design is a Potent Business Strategy.

How I Can Help You Succeed

Can your target audience tell it’s you — every time, no confusion? Consistency is the best way to get noticed and stay relevant. As time goes by, freshness and new energy are needed — but always with a common thread that is undeniable, uniquely your brand. Design that “looks good” isn’t enough.When design is guided by your brand, it will be recognized, memorable build a relationship with your audience.

When you collaborate with Grand Ciel Design, I make sure every marketing touch-point reinforces your brand’s distinct personality and purpose. My purpose is to present your business or non-profit in its best light and contribute to its growth — connecting and building your brand across print, web, and social media.

 

Creative Services For Branding + Marketing Success

STRATEGY & PLANNING

 This is the first and important part of any project’s success and determines what the most effective deliverables will be to achieve your objectives. Planning involves research, discovering your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). From this information, I may provide a communications plan and/or creative brief (a short document outlining the project, details and to keep us both focused and accountable) depending on project scope.

MESSAGING & POSITIONING

You may already have brand messaging in play so positioning these messages effectively into your project deliverables will be key for brand clarity, consistency, and trust. If you’re fuzzy on messaging or lacking it all together, I can craft compelling messaging that will be the foundation for building your brand into one that resonates with your audience.

BRANDING

Your brand is your everything. You want clarity, consistency, AND recognition. I have a process to discover your “why” and tell your story to your audience in a compelling, meaningful way. I deliver brand strategy and development for start-ups and brand audits, brand refreshes and brand strategy for organizations who want a stronger position in their marketplace.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

I’m experienced in providing a wide variety of high-quality design for print and online. Each design is driven by strategy, planning, messaging and positioning to ensure it achieves your objectives. Every detail is thought out to ensure your brand and message can be implemented seamlessly across your marketing landscape, from print to web, to social media.

STYLE GUIDES

Detailed how-to-use guides for new and refreshed branding. Style guides are an essential part of brand management to ensure your brand remains consistent where ever and however it is applied, especially in the hands of third-party vendors. Style guides cover logo usage, placement, typography, color palette, do’s and don’ts, to more in-depth brand applications.

COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES

Should your project benefit or need additional skill sets, I can build an A-team of highly-qualified professionals, such as marketing strategies, web developers, videographers, writers, and photographers.

MAINTENANCE

This may be ongoing or as need be, this is the work done to an existing deliverable such as updating a PowerPoint presentation, website updates, re-purposing content, etc.

Deliverables for Every Marketing Touch-Point

BRANDING

Identity / Logo Design
Brand Messaging
Tagline Development
Branding Style Guides
Stationery Systems
Radio Scripts
Ad Copy
Brochure Copy

PRINT DESIGN

Annual Reports
Books & Booklets
Brochures
Case Studies
Direct Mail
Infographics
Invitations
Postcards
Posters
Presentations
Sell Sheets
Stationery
Whitepapers

WEB DESIGN

Front-End Design
Website Audits
WordPress Websites
Event Websites
Project Websites
Blackboard Websites
One-Page Scroll Sites
Landing Pages
Portfolio Sites
e-Newsletters
PowerPoint Templates
Social Media
Infographics
Video Shorts

EVENT BRANDING

Event Theme Branding
Conference Websites
Event e-Blasts
Invitation Design
Program Booklets
Save the Date Promotions
Event Signage
Table Tents
SWAG

You believe professional branding and design would be a smart investment + a huge asset to your organization, but you’re not sure what creative services you need. Clarity starts with a conservation. I’s why I offer free 30-minute consultations to understand where you are at, learn about your organization, and to shape an action plan that feels right to you.

Should We Work Together?