Process

Behind every great outcome is a defined process.
The Branch Method is clear and results-driven.

  • Conversation

    During our conversation, we’ll review your project scope, timeline and goals. Because our time together is very collaborative, being on the same page from day one ensures solid results.
  • Q&A

    You’ll receive a questionnaire that prompts you to share important details about your business. Based on your responses, we will use this opportunity to ask any further questions about your brand vision.
  • Research

    You’ll be asked to gather visual inspiration within a Pinterest board. The goal is to fill the board with imagery that you feel is in line with your ideal brand aesthetic. This forms the basis of your brand mood.
  • Strategy

    After you’ve approved the pinboard, we create a pre-design deck including strategy, colors and a mood board to ensure we're aligned before design begins.
  • Design

    Design directions are built out for you to review and then it’s your turn to provide feedback. From there, we rework and refine projects with up to 3 complimentary rounds of revisions.
  • Launch

    Upon final approval, you will be billed for your remaining balance and we’ll send you a Dropbox download link to access your final files. Now, it’s time to celebrate!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is my project timeline?

    Timelines vary depending on the scope of your project but on average, branding takes 6 weeks to complete. Websites take 8 to 12 weeks from start to finish, including research, design and development. If you have a specific deadline that needs to be met, please let us know right away.

  • 2. How do I get started?

    Contact us with your details and we’ll discuss your project first over email and then via phone or Zoom. Once we’ve ironed out the details, we’ll send you an estimate to review. Approve it and a proposal and deposit invoice will follow!

  • 3. How much notice do you need?

    We’re often booked one to three months in advance so the sooner you can let us know the details of your project, the better.

  • 4. What web platforms do you design for?

    WordPress and Shopify. Custom branding aligns best with a website that is built to your exact needs.

  • 5. Do I receive editable files?

    Yes! For branding and print projects, you receive packaged, fully editable InDesign or Illustrator vector files depending on the project.

  • 6. For website projects, is the cost of development included?

    No. Web development costs can differ greatly depending on how complex your site design is and we want to make sure you are able to get all the bells and whistles you’re seeking.

  • 7. Do you work with clients worldwide?

    Yes! We’re accustomed to working remotely and thanks to technology, we’re always just an email, phone call or Zoom session away.

Rave Reviews

  • “Shauna is a master at simple, stylish and well thought out logo design and is the brains behind the iconic logo for The Brand Stylist. I was drawn to her strong, elegant feminine style and captivated by her modern aesthetic. I’ve since worked with Shauna across a number of client projects and she has consistently impressed with her attention to detail, relentless pursuit of client happiness and creative flair.”

    FIONA HUMBERSTONE

  • “I have owned my own businesses for over 20 years, and I’ve been through A LOT of graphic designers in that time! Besides being extremely talented, Shauna is the only designer that I have ever worked with that actually gets things done on time and in a super professional manner.”

    JULIE WRAY

  • “Before working with Shauna I had no idea what was possible for my brand. I just had a little wedding blog with a small but loyal readership but it lacked visual direction. Since the initial logo, Shauna and I have worked on numerous projects including completely redesigning my website and the Rock n Roll Bride magazine. No project is too big, too small or too crazy. Having her as my designer has been the best investment I’ve made in my business.”

    Kat Williams

  • “When I sought a graphic designer to create a new identity for my photography business, I knew immediately that I wanted to work with Shauna. Aside from being insanely creative, she presents a clear and concise approach to branding. She was devoted to my project, always on schedule, helping guide me when I needed it, and made for a fantastic collaborative effort overall.”

    LINDSAY SISTING

  • “I can always count on Shauna to turn my tiny seedlings of ideas into a gorgeous, fully-developed reality. Her attention to detail, high standards and relentless work ethic make her a delight to work with. Shauna overflows with ideas and enthusiasm for every project; I cannot imagine working with anyone else!”

    GALA DARLING

  • “When I was in search of a collaborator, Shauna was the natural choice. One of my favorite aspects of working with Shauna is the almost intuitive way that she gets what I am trying to do with my photography, promotions, and branding. Her insights into culture and style are invaluable, and the comprehensive research that she puts into each project results in powerful design solutions that have helped my business so much.”

    LUKE COPPING

@wearebranch