branding and design solutions
for your business, association or
serving as a design consultant to businesses, marketing firms and agencies for over 20 years.
I enjoy coming up with creative solutions that enhance a client's brand and make them stand out. Creating consistent mesaging and design that really speaks to their audiences and connect on a level that begins a relationship and starts/continues the member/customer journey.
Lots of great ideas and quite a bit of feedback. Most creatives create but Debra takes time to learn about what you need, not necessarily just what you want, and then she creates based on that need. Very happy with the results.
Professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and very skilled. Catered to all our needs, would highly recommend!
I start with a call to determine with the client what marketing issues they are looking to solve and if they have ideas of what elements - print or digital communications - they are looking for.
I have familiarity with many industries, B2B and B2C, and will research their marketplace as needed to gain additional current insights before providing a quote for design and marketing services. I have strategic partners for copywriting, photo/video, and web development if needed.
Available to meet by phone, zoom or in-person as needed. So much can be accomplished online and with PDFs.
My education is in graphic design from Ray College of Design in Chicago, design management at Northern Illinois University and interior design at College of DuPage.
I have been a design professional for over 30 years, active in design, project and team supervision and client account service.
I quote each job or ongoing engagement based on the need, so it is custom for the company and not trying to fit into a set "package" for a certain price.
After my design education at Ray College of Design, I immediately began work as a professional designer and have worked at marketing and design firms and in-house at a major university creating all needed design there.
I have worked with professional associations and non-profits of many sizes, manufacturers and distributors, financial service firms, primary and secondary education groups, event venues and healthcare-related organizations.
Branding and marketing materials for a new senior living community that recently opened.
Get to know the potential partner on a call or zoom to have at least a preliminary discussion about your organization, issues you are facing and the need that you have and see how the marketing professional responds and establish a comfort level with that person.
Consider your budget and expectations and a time frame for the deliverables to be able to share with a marketing and design professional. Being clear from the onset is key.