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serious design

for creative makers, shakers
and rule breakers

 

 

 

 

Creative Type A is an individually run design studio specializing in graphic design, visual identity and web design for start-ups and creative types like you.

 
 
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ASSORTED LOGOS

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WEBSITE DESIGN

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hello, I'm Rory

I help modern business owners and creative entrepreneurs like you get serious about their branding.

about

Creative Type A is a one-stop-shop creative studio for all your branding and web design needs. I work with modern entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level.

There's a saying in the design world, form follows function, and a brand without function is just another pretty logo. I started Creative Type A because I saw the need for detailed design - serious design. I saw that I could combine my creative skills and my knack for organization to help start-ups and small businesses build a brand they could grow with.
My mission is to make the design process as simple and streamlined as possible. I provide you with clear and concise steps to follow you through the branding process from start to finish.

I focus on clean, beautiful and unique designs - mixing colour and typography, patterns and textures, to give your project a truly personal touch. I am passionate about the brands I work with, and my goal is to understand the personality of your business - the history, function and ethos behind it all, and make it shine bright!
 
 
 

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?

Your business is special, and you deserve a designer that offers something different from the status quo. That’s where I come in. Maybe you feel your current brand is holding you back. Or you need a website, but don’t know how to code, or even where to start. I can help you make the right design choices for your brand, so you can look more professional, charge more money, and stand out from your competitors.

 
 

what I do

skills

logo design

branding

collateral

re-branding

hand lettering

copywriting

squarespace

e-commerce

responsive design

social & graphics

print design

packaging

 
 

services

I boast over 10 years of design experience, including five years of identity and web design for start-ups and creative types like you.

 



LOGOS & BRANDING

Your visual identity is your first impression, and you only get one. We'll get serious about your design through research and homework to find what makes your business unique.



WEB DESIGN

Your online presence is vital to the success of your business. Transition your beautiful new branding to be responsive across all digital platforms with a custom website design.



COLLATERAL

The devil is in the details. From business cards and stationery to print and packaging design, I create unique pieces that compliment your new design, and help you make a statement.

 

Check out my latest brand launches.

 
 

the play by play

process

 
 

+ 01. Meet & Greet

Once you've had time to look over the site, and know our design vibes match, give me a shout out to schedule a Skype meet + greet to chat about your project and to make sure we’re a good fit. I want you to be crazy in love with your final design work, so it’s important that we have similar personalities and work ethics.

P.S. Before we do a meet + greet, be sure to look over all the fine details here, and check out my recent work to make sure we have similar styles.

+ 02. Homework

This is where the Type A comes in. We’re going to have lots of fun, but we have to put a little sweat equity in. Once I have you scheduled in the calendar, I will invite you to an online shared task manager that will have your first steps, timeline and scheduled tasks to keep both of us on track and ensure there are no delays in your start date.

I have a very detailed branding questionnaire to help you dig deep into your business values, goals and style. It is important that I know as much about your business as you do. Many clients say that the branding questionnaire really helped them think beyond the just style of their brand. Your homework will also include a collaborative Pinspiration Board.

+ 03. Inspiration

Once I have reviewed your questionnaire and Pinterest board, I will create your Mood Board and Branding Brief (if included). This will set the mood for your logo design and subsequent branding, and ensure we are on the same page before I move forward with your design sketches and concepts. This is the time to speak up if anything isn’t jiving.

+ 04. concepts

Once I have your approval on the Mood Board, I will start your logo design concepts. All custom designs start as sketches with pen or pencil, as it is the quickest way for me to express a creative idea and play with mixed medias. From there, I translate the ideas into Adobe Illustrator, digitally perfecting them. You will receive three original variations to choose from.

*the one logo design package only includes two concept variations.

+ 05. Refine

Two rounds of revisions are included with your main logo, and one round of revisions for all additional marks and collateral items. The goal is that your logo design matches your style so well, that minimal tweaking is required.

+ 06. Collateral

Once we have our logo and brand board completed, I will design your collateral. You can choose up to four different items, which can include:

▸ stationery (business cards,letterhead, invoices, etc.)
▸ note card or thank you card with matching envelope
▸ stamp or sticker design
▸ hang tag
▸ packaging
▸ Facebook cover, profile picture and three custom app buttons
▸ Twitter header and profile picture
▸ custom web icons
▸ any other item, just ask!

all printed files will be provided in press ready format with instructions on printing

+ 07. Web Design

We’ll finish off your design package with a customized Squarespace or WordPress website.

The website design process includes:

▸ custom coming soon page with optional email signup
▸ website mockup based off of your questionnaire and Pinterest board.
▸ homepage design, including slider with 3-5 images, social icons, all to action buttons, simple navigation and custom footer.
▸ interior pages, add up to four interior pages (examples are about, contact, services, portfolio, gallery) includes the import of initial images and content.
▸ simple blog with customized sidebar, social links, widgets and call to action buttons.
▸ video tutorial to help you learn and get started on your new website
▸ two week trial period, any issues or errors arising within two weeks of launch will be repaired as part of your package.

+ 08. 3-2-1 Launch

This is where it gets exciting! We have been through the design trenches together, and now we get to see it payoff with your Brand Launch.

I will share your new brand on my blog and social media outlets to get the buzz going about your new design. Then, we can sit back, toast to your future success, and watch the magic happen!

 
 
 

are you ready to do this?

contact me

IF YOU’RE READY TO START THE CONVERSATION, I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR PROJECT


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A little more about rory

Rory Linn is a graphic designer and print artist. She currently lives in Southern Oregon with her husband Sam and their three fur babies.

In 2011 she left the 9-5 grind to start her own creative design studio. She quickly found her passions lied in helping other entrepreneurs create a professional looking brand without breaking the bank.

When she’s not designing, you can find her out in nature, fixing up her 1929 craftsman cottage, or planning her next great beach vacation!