Get your foundations right – it all starts with your brand
By working with us, you are accessing a team of experienced, forward thinking creative graphic designers. We handpick which designer works on your project by matching your vision for the design with the designer who is best suited to achieve that design.
You’ll no longer need to understand the difference between a PDF and a j-peg, or your dots per inch to your pixels. Working with professional vector based programs; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe InDesign to name a few, our graphic designers can create designs for you in any required format.
We’re also big on protecting your brand through appropriate brand protection such as trademarks and house style guides so that once we do graphics work for you, forever after you have a clear guide on how to maintain a consistent corporate identity.
A professional graphic design service requires creative intelligence, and asking the right questions, to ensure we can achieve a design that you love (after all you have to look at it each day) but more importantly which will resonate with your target market and existing clients.
For years graphic designers have tackled brands in the same manner. Take a brief. Prepare the concepts. Send the client the concepts to review. Get feedback. Send amended versions based on the client feedback. The brand develops some more. But overall the process could easily take a few weeks, often a few months.
Clients would get frustrated at how long it would take. Agencies would get frustrated at clients who didn’t get back with feedback and delayed the project. Clients would get upset about the brand not looking like or doing what they had hoped for. Agencies would get frustrated about clients who kept changing their mind in terms of what they wanted.
Our brand in a day address all of these issues and more.
The entire brand in a day process is streamlined into four key stages:
2/ BRAND CREATION DAY
3/ HANDOVER & SUPPLY OF ALL FINAL FILES
Using this simple 3 step method, Creative Collective has developed many brands and have managed to fine-tune the process of the development of a professional brand into an eight hour period (830am – 430pm). Working either along side our teams at our Sunshine Coast, Brisbane or Newcastle offices, OR on Skype (we’ve worked with clients all around the world many times over in this matter), alongside an allocated project manager, and experienced graphic designer, you will be amazed at what can be achieved in just one day.
If the final design can be achieved earlier than the end time, we can use the surplus time on preparing items such as business cards, with comps or other basic stationary items.
As soon as you have signed off on a branding project we will book a briefing session. Then subject to our production schedule, generally your brand creation day will be booked in within a week and concepts provided thereafter.
One of the biggest cost blow-outs in brand development is the ongoing to and fro. By getting a clear brief in the first place and working with professionals we can generally cut to the chase and cut out the to and fro.
Don’t think for a minute that our efficiency means compromising on design. Our portfolio proves that our brands demonstrate a huge range of design styles and show branding and logos for a wide range of clients heralding from a wide range of industries.
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INITIAL BRIEFING SESSION (1 HOUR)
Once we are engaged, and generally within the week if you are ready to go, we will schedule a one hour appointment which can be held in person or online via Skype or Google Hangout, where we will take the time to get to know you, your business objectives, target market, competitive landscape and desired outcomes for a new brand or logo. This session will allow us to get super clear so we hit the mark with your brand.
We will extract a brief of what you want your brand to look like and do, what colour schemes you like and dislike, font selections, whether you will have a motif or brand mark or a font based logo, how your logo will sit in the ‘brandscape’ of other brands in your competitive space and more.
We will then type our discussion up and provide you with a clear debrief post this session for you to approve, which will be the basis from which we will work on the logo or brand.
Subject to our team’s availability and yours, we will schedule a date for your brand to be developed as soon after the brief as possible. We will prepare the number of concepts promised in the brand package you contracted us for, and then supply you with these via our online project management system, which will trigger an email notification to you. You will then review these and provide feedback to us. Occasionally we will hit the mark in the first round and there will be a concept contained within that is exactly what you were after. In other cases, you will provide us with clear feedback on what you like and dislike from the initial round and how we can achieve your vision in future rounds.
HANDOVER OF FINAL FILES
Once you confirm you are happy with the brand we have developed for you, we will finalise and send you all the files in the various file formats you require .
We can also provide you with a number of further opportunities to help you get your new brand out there and grow your business if you wish, each comes with their own associated costs. These include:
Please see below some samples of our branding and logo projects. As you can see we have worked with a wide range of industries.
Our Happy Design Clients
“The Creative Collective had a complex challenge to pull together a brand for us given the number of stakeholders and different target markets the brand had to appeal to. The workshopping process was thorough and The Creative Collective were very responsive in our requirements to finalise the end result. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback as we’ve used this brand out in the marketplace. It really seems to be resonating with the target markets.”
“Yvette and Kat are the most energetic, vibrant and trend-setting team I have ever encountered. Always cheerful, smiling, superbly intelligent and on-the-ball they make the graphic design process a wonderful and happy adventure of discovery. What’s more I feel “safe” in their capable hands as beyond their obvious talents they work to the highest standards of ethics and integrity which can be a rare commodity in today’s commercial world. I retained the Creative Collective on the basis of my initial impression of Yvette herself and as such my expectations were set “very high” – I was not disappointed – my expectations were met “admirably”by both Yvette and Katrina. What more can I say – they are the best! “
“We’ve been working with The Creative Collective for 12 months now and have been very happy with the results from the campaigns they have managed for us. The team are very professional and easy to deal with.”
“If the concept wasn’t enough, the marketing has blown me away. I’ve received an enormous amount of positive feedback from all genders, young and old who all comment on the name/design The Creative Collective came up with for me. I love driving around in my Brew Captain branded vehicle and handing out the professionally designed marketing items. This is my first time in business for myself and everything from start to finish was very simple, and easy working with these guys. It was a real pleasure and we’ll continue to use them as the business grows from a one man show to hopefully a full franchise.”
“I am so thrilled with what this company can do in a day. It has been such a breeze working with them and they have made everything really easy and simple. I have unsuccessfully tried previously to get my websites up and running and I finally have a stunning website and branding. Couldn’t recommend you guys enough! 10/10!”
“Could not recommend this amazing company enough. I have had all of my branding + my website done by the team at Creative Collective and am so happy and impressed by the attention to detail, professionalism, patience (I am extremely fussy) and care shown by each and every staff member I dealt with. 1 year on I am still constantly receiving compliments from my clients on my beautiful logo and website. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the team at Creative Collective I am so happy with everything you have done for me and my business. Special shout out to Bronte who continues to go above and beyond!”
“I always felt like i was in good hands with Kat and the other members of the team that helped me. Kat is expert at coming up with fabulous ideas and was really helpful in bring about the vision I had in a grounded and innovative way. Thanks Kat!”
I’m a small business owner and have been working with The Creative Collective for over 18 months now. Over this time, with there expert advice on all things marketing, they’ve helped grow my business from humble beginnings to something to be proud of. I hate think we’re I’d be without Kat and her team of tech heads! 100% recommendation for any business new or old!