Work With Me

I know what it’s like to run a small business so I love working with other small business owners and forming long-term relationships with them. I work well with entrepreneurs and creatives who are ready to bring their brand to the next level. Helping people is my passion and I’d love to help you create a successful brand identity for your business! If it’s a good fit, I’d love to work with you! Here are some ways in which I can help:

 

LOGO/BRAND IDENTITY

Starting a new business or ready to take your existing business to the next level? Let me create a cohesive brand identity package that will set you apart! This package includes 3 concepts + 2 rounds of revisions with your preferred concept. Logo design starts at $1,000. 

On a budget? I can create a simple but professional type treatment of your business name. Type treatments start at $400. 

 

STATIONERY

From business cards to grand opening invitations, I can provide a wide variety of  marketing solutions for your business. Let’s apply your new logo and really take your business to the next level!

Build your perfect stationery suite by selecting from these items to complete your package: Business Card, Letterhead, Postcard, Greeting Card, Note Card, Stickers & more. Designs start at $150 each. Includes 2 revisions per item.

 

INVITATIONS

Whether it’s a gala fundraiser or a birthday party, let me help you create an extra special event!  Invitation design starts at $200. 

 

EDITORIAL + MAGAZINE

I love creating larger publications like ebooks and magazines. Custom estimate can be provided.

 

CONSULTING

Need a professional opinion on the effectiveness of your existing logo or website? Are you starting a new business and not sure where to start? I can help! You get to pick my brain and I’ll help you nail down a plan for whatever it is you’re working towards. We can cover anything from a new design direction to finding a focus for your blog and social media strategies. To get started, please fill out the contact form and I will follow-up with scheduling information and your invoice. Meetings take place via Skype, phone or in person for local clients if requested.

You’ll also receive a PDF document summarizing the consultation within 48 hours of chatting. If at the end of our conversation you decide it’d be best for me to take over, I’ll offer you a discount on the services! $100/hour, billed in 1-hour increments. 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Let me help you decide on the best social media solutions for you and then design the imagery to make your business stand out! I’m also available for social media consultations and content brainstorming. Custom estimate can be provided.

 

PACKAGING DESIGN

I love designing packaging to bring your products to life! Custom estimate can be provided.

 


 

Ready to get started or not sure what you need? Let’s Talk!

Every project has different needs so by filling out a project request form I’ll be able to get a clear overview of what you’re looking for.

Fill Out A Project Request Form

 


 

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Ciera was great to work with, organized, insightful and creative. She developed the brand logo for my website, cards and letterhead. She asked all the right questions to get to what I wanted and was able to give me a good initial range of ideas and then hone in on the final design, and it works great!! The final products are perfect, she delivered on every count. I have no hesitation in recommending Ciera.
– Camilla Franklin | Owner, Blissett Textile

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DESIGN PROCESS

CONTACT ME If you have a project and believe we’d be a good fit, simply shoot me an email to get the conversation started. In the beginning, we will talk over your project’s details + discuss a timeline and pricing so that everyone is on the same page. At this point, I will develop a contract so that the process can begin.

INSPIRATION & RESEARCH Before the design process begins, I’ll need to know all about your project’s goals, visions and preferences. To achieve this, we’ll talk details and swap inspiration. If you want to get a head start you can fill out a project planner. During my research I take into account competitors, the history of the business, the current brand and the one aspired toward.

DESIGN Depending on your project, a few initial designs will be presented. Once you’ve seen these, it will be your turn to give appropriate/organized feedback in order to move forward. We will work together and I will ask you specific questions to help decide how to best make edits and revise.

FINAL TOUCHES Once we’ve gone through a couple of rounds of revisions and everyone is happy with the results, it will be time to put on the final touches and package your project up so that it’s ready for the world to see! Upon final payment, you will either be given the necessary files or I will send your files to print.

Printing not included in any pricing. 50% deposit required for all jobs. Brand identity and logos take 3-8 weeks on average.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY? Usually, the studio is booked one to three months in advance with current work. Because of the high volume of requests received, it is impossible to accept every job.

I AM IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION FROM CIERA DESIGN. IS THIS AN ISSUE? Almost all communication is done through email and is presented in PDF decks along with phone calls and video chats if needed so there’s no need for you to be in the same geographic location.

HOW LONG WILL MY JOB TAKE TO COMPLETE? Each job is completely unique, as are a client’s needs. Please fill out a project request in order to receive a specific turnaround time.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL WE CAN BEGIN? If I feel that we’re a good fit, a start date will be provided. The start date is based on current work load and is valid for that week. I do my best to begin your job as soon as possible. For this reason, the start date is an estimate.

WHAT IS A BRAND STYLE GUIDE? This guide will ensure that the identity of your company is kept coherent, which in turn, allows the brand as a whole, to be recognizable. It will included visual devices to help streamline the production of individual items and application of your new logo through print and web. This document may included such items as: expanded color palette, textures, typography and additional design elements.

DOES CIERA PERSONALLY WORK ON EACH PROJECT You’ll be working with Ciera on every project, but sometimes, she may have to call on some specialists to make a project perfect!

WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT STRUCTURE? I can only secure projects into my schedule on receipt of a 50% deposit. If there is any kind of delay at this point, other projects may take priority. This is not to pressure you in any way, it’s just so you know where you stand in terms of scheduling. The Project pricing includes Designer’s fee only. Any and all outside costs including, but not limited to, photographer’s costs and fees, photography and/or artwork licenses need to be paid prior to production/purchase.

CAN YOU HELP WITH TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS? Due to the lengthy and often costly procedures required to initiate any form of Trademark, Copyright and legal name search, I am unable to help with this. If you require the logo to be trademarked, then you must seek proper legal advice. You take full responsibility for ensuring that the company/product/name is legally free before work is started. Name changes during a project can be exceptionally costly.

IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SERVICES MAY I CONTACT YOU? Of course! Please contact me here.