Minimal Brand Design for Ambitious Businesses

WATCH ME DESIGN BEHIND THE SCENES

I am here to help you design a successful, aesthetically pleasing brand that will attract your perfect audience. I believe that simplicity is key within a brand’s image and nailing down how to express that is where I come in. 

DESIGNS THAT CAPTURE YOUR VISION AND VALUES

how i can help you?

  • Initial Consultation and Questionnaire to dive deep into your brand goals, messages, aesthetics, and more
  • Development phase and creative plan with a timeline
  • Mood Board (Brand aesthetics + inspiration)
  • Brand Messaging (Brand purpose, promise, personality, and voice)
  • Logo Design Package (Includes main logo, alternate logo(s), color scheme, + decorative accents)
  • Social Media Suite (Instagram highlights, cover photos, templates)
  • Marketing Collateral (Choose between 2 items, i.e. business cards, flyer, pricing guide, brochure, etc.)

4 WEEK PROCESS

 

Everything from the branding package PLUS:

  • 6-8 Page Custom Website Design – we take all of your brand messaging and aesthetics to design your site layout on photoshop – completely custom! No one else will have your exact design.
  • Website development and set up through WordPress
  • Optional E-Commerce set up (Shop and payment gateway set up – extra $200)
  • 5 Hours of Web Maintenance After Launch

6-8 WEEK PROCESS

  • Custom business card (back and front)
  • Thank you cards
  • Letterhead (for notepads and documents)
  • Social media branding (up to 5 designs of your choice, can be editable)
  • Flyers
  • Brochure
  • Product packaging
  • Postcard or invitation

KIND WORDS

from my clients

We’ve loved working with Megan. She’s done great work and in conjunction with our internal team, our clients have loved her work.
– Tim Woda, White Peak CEO

A little back story…

I can still recall this one day…. I was only maybe 14 years old but I always had a huge passion for art. I was constantly creating things; friendship bracelets {I even would sell them} to puffy painting shirts and bags, and illustrating tons of pictures of Audrey Hepburn. However, it was this one day, in particular, I remember getting home from school and my sister received her monthly “Seventeen” magazine subscription in the mail. While reading it I came across this page about a graphic design career. It’s hard to remember exactly what the article said but I recall sitting there and knowing that was what I would be doing one day. I didn’t focus on that career path intensely but it was always in the back of my mind.

I find it interesting how many of us have multiple passions in life, but choosing which one to make a career can at times be difficult. I always knew I was good at art, but it didn’t feel challenging enough after college, so I dove into fitness. After receiving my personal training certification, I landed my first gym job, I quickly realized that was not what I was meant to be doing as a career. I took a sharp turn and dove completely into graphic design… my 14-year-old self is probably saying “finally” while rolling her eyes. But I am 100% confident in my career choice. It fulfills me. Challenges me every single day. And gives me a creative outlet which is what my mind and soul have always craved.

Sincerely,

@MEGANWEEKSDESIGN

WHAT HAS BEEN ON MY MIND LATELY… 

How To Motivate Yourself

How To Motivate Yourself

Self-motivation… how do we get it? how do we maintain it? how do we measure it? and where does it come from?

If lately, you feel your motivation tank is low, ask yourself these questions… are you working at a place that makes you happy and that stimulates your mind? how is your environment, does it fulfill you or stress you out? what about your relationship, does it drain you our fill you up?

the thing with motivation is we create it for ourselves. for me, I have standards I like to live up too. Those could range anything from how I run my design business/how quickly I respond to clients and all the way to making time every single week to meet with friends.

Once you ask yourself questions about every area of your life and find some of the answers are negative… work on those. If your environment is not fulfilling you, work on making it a place that motivates you.

I find a lot of use to make excuses as to when we will fix the areas of our lives that are bringing us down. I am guilty of it too. But the thing is that I have constant check-ins with myself. I check in on my mind, my health and my happiness.

Make a plan to check in with yourself often. Routines are helpful, but don’t get stuck in the robotic ways of life… step back and ask yourself if you are happy and what you can change to make your days 10x better.

Mindfulness – The True Meaning

Recently I came to the realization that mindfulness is the healer of ALL things that may come your way. Now I am sure you have heard this word so widely used by many but understood by only so few. Mastering mindfulness is a hard habit to obtain, but once you do, you will begin to feel peace. Ok, ok, now I’m not trying to sound like a yoga teacher or one of the meditation apps you’ve tried to follow, I want to give straight-up hard truth of how to obtain a mindful state.

Here’s what helps me; either surround yourself with those you feel most comfortable with or place yourself in an environment where you can get out of your head, worry less and feel the most you. This could be resting your head on your lover’s shoulder, sitting on a rock near a lake, in a garden, at a coffee shop, even on a treadmill at the gym… this is completely up to you. I found that at the beginning of practicing mindfulness I was able to do this best at night while falling asleep. Now that you’ve placed yourself in this situation it’s time to control those thoughts of yours. Trust me, this is the hardest part for me as well, but just trust me when I tell you this is the most critical part that will allow you to reach absolute peace. Let’s say your laying on your lovers chest, slowly falling asleep, yet thoughts run through your head, such as, did I set my alarm, I wonder what he or she is thinking about, omg I forgot to send that email today, oh shoot I really don’t want to workout in the morning. These thoughts aren’t getting you anywhere. In fact, any thought that does not have to do with how you feel at that very moment is useless. If you want to achieve the mindfulness you have to shut them up. So, here’s how, a thought pops in your head you want to engage it, ponder it, stress it, instead I want you to imagine you are a teacher and the class needs to remain silent because there is someone presenting, that someone is your mind. I want you as a teacher to address each of those thoughts as if you are addressing an eager child who has a million questions. Politely tell that thought “I appreciate your thoughts, but now is not the time” or “It’s quiet time, please do not interrupt.” If you imagine this so deeply you’ll find yourself eventually reaching peace within your thoughts. Those thoughts aren’t connected to your well being, they will be addressed when it is the right time. Ok now that you know how to quiet those little children in your head, it is time to listen to the speaker, your mind. How does it truly feel? I mean, what makes you feel the most grateful? What makes you feel the most fearful? What makes you feel the most aligned with yourself? Ask yourself all the things that are clouding your ability to find peace. Address your negative thoughts and then let them out (writing or speaking to others), address your challenges in life and then tell yourself “these are good challenges, because”, and then sit back and pay attention to your breath, the way your hands feel and whatever they are touching, feel it deeply.

Once you can connect your soul and body to your mind by doing these steps, you have reached mindfulness. Allow yourself to listen to the speaker, your mind, at least once a day. Eventually, that speaker will run your life and that is exactly the goal. If we all lived a more mindful life, none of us would have regrets, nobody would feel doubtful and those fears we face would be conquered.