Work With Me

Work-With-The-Ciera-Design-StudioI know what it’s like to run a small business, so I love to work with other small business owners. You’re passionate about your brand—and I’m passionate about forming a long-term, collaborative relationship and using my skills in branding, design and social media to help you succeed. It’s all about creating a professional, cohesive design that gives you the confidence you need to grow your business and exceed your biggest goals. If you’re an entrepreneur or creative who’s ready to take your brand to the next level you’re in the right place. The first step? Get in touch and let’s find out if we’d be a match made in design heaven.

HERE IS HOW 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.
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.

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.

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

DESIGN PROCESS
CONTACT MEINSPIRATION & RESEARCHDESIGNFINAL TOUCHES
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.
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.
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.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?
I AM IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION FROM CIERA DESIGN. IS THIS AN ISSUE?
HOW LONG WILL MY JOB TAKE TO COMPLETE?
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL WE CAN BEGIN?
WHAT IS A BRAND STYLE GUIDE?
DOES CIERA PERSONALLY WORK ON EACH PROJECT
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT STRUCTURE?
CAN YOU HELP WITH TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS?
IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SERVICES MAY I CONTACT YOU?