You Have 7 Seconds...

It's essential to make those first seven seconds count. As a veteran photographer and small business owner, I’ve been around the internet a few times. I’ve seen some really great design and some really poor design. Fact check? The great designs get more business and generate more income for their owners than the poor designs. When you choose to come alongside me and let me help you build out your brand and your online space, you’re not just getting a design. You’re getting an experience, a friendship, and a cheerleader whose desire and sole purpose is to use your unique personality and unique life experience to breathe new life into your business and bring your brand to life

"Every great design begins with an even better story."

YOU HAVE EXACTLY 7 SECONDS TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION...

- Lorinda Mamo, designer

IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT + BRAND STRATEGY

The Brand Experience

There are a lot of small businesses and entrepreneurs in the world today. While so many have decided to leave behind the corporate world to pursue their creative calling, there are also more faces to distinguish between and more services to choose from. But, you have something the others don't have.

You have your experience. Your one-of-a-kind take on the passion that drives you. Whether you're a photographer, a blogger or a fitness instructor—you need your brand and your online presence to stand out from the others. With the Signature Brand Identity Package, we will spend time exploring the heart and the mission behind your business and then create something that brings that mission to life.

Price: Starting at $1000
Timeline: 3-4 weeks

- Primary Logo Design
- Secondary Logo Designs
- Color Palette Selection
- Pattern Design
- Font Selection

Package Inclusion:

Custom Brand Design

- Facebook Timeline Cover
- Two (2) Instagram Templates
- Avatar Graphic

Social Media Branding

- Business Card Design
- Thank You Card Design


Custom Print Design

BRAND IDENTITY + WORDPRESS SITE DESIGN

The Ruby Experience

Choosing to pair your new brand identity with a coordinating Wordpress website is a sure-fire way to get your business off the ground or breathe new life into an existing venture. Wordpress is the most widely used and most user friendly web platform available; and with new tools brought to you by Gutenburg, you're guaranteed to stand apart from the others.

You have your experience. Your one-of-a-kind take on the passion that drives you. Whether you're a photographer, a blogger or a fitness instructor—you need your brand and your online presence to stand out from the others. With the Signature Brand Identity Package, we will spend time exploring the heart and the mission behind your business and then create something that brings that mission to life.

Price: Starting at $2500
Timeline: 4-6 weeks

- Primary Logo Design
- Secondary Logo Designs
- Color Palette Selection
- Pattern Design
- Font Selection

Package Inclusion:

Custom Brand Design

- Facebook Timeline Cover
- Two (2) Instagram Templates
- Avatar Graphic

Social Media Branding

- Wordpress theme selection
- Wordpress theme customization
- Required Plugin Installation
- Custom Font Changes
* Wordpress sites require hosting plan. Must be acquired separately.

Custom Wordpress Design*

BRAND IDENTITY + CUSTOM SHOWIT SITE DESIGN

The Diamond Experience

Wordpress Designs, themes and templates are great, but they are hard to completely customize and give a fresh look. No matter what you do, you're liable to run across someone with a theme and a layout similar or identical to your own. Using the unparalleled creative freedom of ShowIt, together we can create something that is 100% unique to you. 

With a Showit Design, we put your most important content, your best selling products and your most read articles front and center. No matter what your niche or your profession—Showit offers you the chance to shine. Let's build something remarkable and showcase just how brilliant your work is. 

Experience new excitement and renewed passion for your business as you step into a new season—with a fresh look and fresh confidence in the work you were created to do.

Price: Starting at $3700
Timeline: 8-10 weeks

- Primary Logo Design
- Secondary Logo Designs
- Color Palette Selection
- Pattern Design
- Font Selection

Package Inclusion:

Custom Brand Design

- Facebook Timeline Cover
- Two (2) Instagram Templates
- Avatar Graphic

Social Media Branding

- Custom Showit Website Design
- Custom Blog Design
- Four (4) Custom Page Designs (About, Contact, Services, Portfolio)
* Requires an active ShowIt Subscription.

Website Design*

the process

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DETERMINE

step one.

So you want a new design and don't know what you need? Let's talk it out! We will hash out the details, discuss your vision, and decide which route is the best investment for you and your business.

DISCUSS

step two.

This is where you're going to do the majority of your work. Using a detailed, in depth design questionnaire, and a virtual vision board, you will be forced to get to the core of your business and what direction you are headed in. Don't be scared! It's a ton of fun!

DIG

step three.

Using the information you've provided, your vision board, your discovery questionnaire, and my own research I will present you with a brand concept and proposal. We will fine tune what needs adjusting and make sure the groundwork for your design is solid.

DESIGN

step four.

With a solid proposal in hand, I will draft your logo design. Together we will work through up to three rounds of revision, ensuring that your new brand is timeless, effective and portrays the identity you are building.

DEVELOP

step five.

With a solid identity in our hand, and a clear vision for your business goals and mission, the design of your website will begin! This process is the longest, but is so worth the wait! The anticipation will make your reveal worth it! This is also the part of the process where we will create your brand collateral and identity pieces (your stationery and social media components). I want to ensure that when you move to your new design, you aren’t leaving any room for questioning who you are and what you’re about

DELIVER

step four.

Yay! The day is here! It’s delivery day! You’ve officially been branded. Your final files will be delivered to you via Google Drive for you to download, save and use to your heart's content! Congratulations!

Courtney did my first design years ago...then a second...then a third. She's the only one I trust to take my ideas and give them life. She elevated my brand and gave new life to my business. Since elevating my design with her expertise, my business has quadrupled and new opportunities (like the Food Network!) have come along! Thank you, Thank you!

"She gave my business new life."

- Thea, @Bakermama

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frequently asked questions

reach out to get started ⟼

You, ready?

Do I need some kind of hosting or subscription? That depends on what you purchase! If you are purchasing a web design of any kind you will need hosting or a Showit subscription. This is needed in addition to your purchased design package and can be purchased separately. Every website needs a home and a storage space. This is what your hosting account takes care of. I am happy to help you get that started!

Why should I choose to go with Showit over traditional Wordpress designs? Because Showit is AWESOME! No, but really. After working strictly with Wordpress based themes for almost ten years, I grew tired of the limitations of Wordpress. Theme's can only be customized so much and adjustments are limited. With Showit? The sky is literally the limit! We have 100% flexibility with what we can create for your site.

Do you offer payment plans or discounts? You bet I do! I know what it's like to have to budget and I know what it's like to have startup costs hanging over your head. I offer multiple payment plan options for all of my clients, depending on which package you purchase! I offer 2, 4, 6, 8 month options; guaranteed to give you a price point within your budget. 

Alright, how can I get started and officially hire you? This one is super simple! Just shoot me an email using the contact form here on my site! Be sure to select what it is you need help with. I respond to email within 48 business hours, so you should hear back pretty soon! I can't wait to create something amazing with you!

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Courtney Kirkland is a Sacramento, California photography and design business. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, meaningful documentary-style photography and intentional, high-quality design.  Value and celebrate the beautiful, messy, and uniquely-special moments of everyday living.