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Design and Branding — Simplified

Marketing and branding support for your emerging vision, business, brand.

Ready for a new website or to update the one you have?

Are there changes you want to make but not sure where to start?

Have you avoided making changes because you don’t really know how?

Welcome to Design and Branding — Simplified

Now is a perfect time to get the support you need. Imagine what it would be like to clarify, beautify, and magnify your brand and your offers.

  • Together we’ll create a container in which you feel safe and fully heard. I’ll be on your team for three months (or longer).
  • I’m on it. Your project’s on the burner  — sometimes on a rolling boil, sometimes on simmer — for the entire time we’re working together.
  • You’ve got my attention, my ideas, access to my giant bag of resources, and responses to your questions throughout.

I’m a forever graphic designer and I’ve been around the block a time or two. I know what it’s like to feel lost in your website; I’ll teach you as we go, and leave you with with a set tools that are easy to use and that you can actually find!

There’s a difference between handing off your baby to a web designer who leaves you clueless after a launch, and working with me. You deserve that difference.

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Sharon Rosen said:

Sue helped me edit the copy for a sales page recently and the difference between where I started and where we ended is incredible.
Sue’s got a keen eye for what’s essential and how powerfully key points can be made with less words. Our copy editing session was fun, fast, and highly effective — my copy now feels clear and crisp yet warm and inviting. It’s my voice, but so much better than what I came to on my own.
I can’t recommend Sue highly enough for helping you get your marketing copy into its best flow and format.

Design and Branding — Simplified

Package fee $995.

Fluid pricing available. Please ask.

Every single collaboration with me is unique because it’s yours.

Which makes working with me tricky to describe. See yourself in one of the titles below? Expand the tab, read more. Then call me. I can help.

The magic of collaborative branding, marketing, and design

The art of the web page, knowing what content goes where.

Hone your messaging so your visitor stays with you long enough to click. It’s simple.

Take your visitor on a journey, and make sure you’ve invited them further in at the conclusion of each interaction. Learn when to use expanded copy, with context and examples, and when to pare it down to its essence. Learn how to craft your messaging so your reader stays with you long enough to get to your call to action and then click on it.

Niche, schmiche. Know who you’re talking and marketing to.

Knowing how to clearly describe your just-right client doesn’t mean you can’t serve anyone you’d like It’s simpler than that.

Get clarity about the people you’re here to help — what they’re looking for, how they live, what they care about, how they spend (or don’t) their dollars. When they come across you and your work, your intentional marketing language and framing will be inviting, making it more likely your visitor will want to engage with you in a deeper way.

Editing and maintaining the website you invested in was supposed to be easy, right?

Remembering where the controls are and keeping your site safe and secure can be daunting. With practice it’s simple.

With me on your team, you’ll safely find yourself becoming a confident website mamma (or poppa), trusting that your content’s working for you and that your visitors are having a good experience hanging out with you, your offers, and your wisdom — making it more likely they’ll come back, tell others about your awesomeness, and sign up!

Offers and fees. Explore the different ways you can serve your people.

Deciding what to offer, what to charge for, and what to give away can be daunting. It’s simpler than that.

Learn how to create offers and content (both free and paid) and how to adapt those offers for different situations. Learn how to scale and repurpose content. The work you put into this yields different entry points for new people to check you out. Identify what you’d like to explore and then get that going with as much of my help as you’d like.

So many web and social media options! Find the right fit for you & your budget.
Picking the right tech options can look big and overwhelming when you’re doing it yourself. It’s simpler than that.
 
Feel confident about how to choose tech and social media platforms that fit. Learn how to create content and engagement by using your best options, your unique services, and your market. You’re much more likely to create a compelling and attractive brand when you’re offering your best stuff using what works for you. 
Finding the words that make it easier to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

What makes you the one your ideal client will look at? Learn how to convey your uniqueness.

Find and trust your authentic voice, and get comfortable writing like you talk. Learn how to become aware of key thoughts, words, and phrases as they arise in your interactions — with clients and prospects — especially when you talk about your work. Learn how to present your magic in ways that make your viewer want to stick around and know more.

Your new website (or a re-do) is on the horizon. Get results that do the job for you.

Finding support that matches your unique needs and concerns isn’t hard. It’s simpler than you might think. 

Collaborative brand creation. One way most definitely doesn't fit all and you don’t have to do it all on your own. Decide how much of the tech development you’ll do and how much you’d like done for you. Same with clarifying your content and unique message, and refining your visuals. Pay for the help you need and create a useful and scalable brand.

Your website isn't getting the traffic or leads you thought you paid for. Fixable.

Sad but true. If your pleasant visuals aren’t creating engagement, you still have work to do. Relax. It’s simple.

Learn the tools and tips that will make your marketing more cohesive and likely to generate engagement and return visits (and then to referrals and getting hired). I have secrets to share about the true purpose of a web page and calls to action that will change your life and then — because that’s how this sh*t works — the lives of your clients. 

Got a question or two? Let’s talk.

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Christine said:

Without trying hard, or even knowing what what Sue was doing with her questions and suggestions, I ended up with a suite of visuals, color combinations, font choices, and copy for my website and collateral that somehow magically exemplifies my particular brand of skill, passion, and genius.

What’s included in Design and Branding — Simplified?

  • Nine 60-minute 1:1 working sessions — you choose your timing and your topic areas. We’ll meet online where we can work collaboratively, and you can record the calls for your records.
  • Work between our sessions in our confidential collaborative workspace. I’ll comment and make suggestions on content and ideas we’re co-creating. I’ll answer your emails, send along tips and resources, and even introduce you to people that can help you.

Fluid pricing available. Please ask.

Who is this for?

I’m here to help you midwife your brand.

If you’re doing good in the world, I’m here to help.

The people I create and collaborate with are game-changers, mission-driven, disruptive where disruption is needed, doing important work in the world:

Artists • Writers • Healers • Lightworkers • Raisers of rabble • Coaches • Makers of really cool stuff • Wise women and men

My clients inspire me.

Check out some of the brands I’ve been lucky enough to co-create:

A little about me

Sue Kearney

I’m Sue Kearney. I’m a halfway-tamed hippie and a lifelong learner, and I’m here to tell you that the lessons offered in the third third of life keep getting realer. Luckily, so do the blessings.

I’m gratefully walking (okay, sometimes limping) through this life of miracles and mystifying survivals, addiction and recovery, sarcasm and surrender, wisdom and wonder.

I’m no longer trying to unwind time in my body; instead I’m embracing (reluctantly yet eventually) most of the changes with humor and grace. I’m a work in progress.

These days I paint, make medicines and luscious beauty products, guide healers and changemakers as they midwife their work in the world, and have deep transformative conversations on the daily.

Read more about me here. (Credentials and all.)