Graphic Design & Visual Brand Consulting for Marketing and Branding Professionals

Need a project finished and don’t want to mess with layers of meetings, multiple negotiations of time and scope, and unnecessary time delays? Need someone who is deep in expertise and experience, but doesn’t want to steal your client? Need some support to just get the work out the door? I CAN HELP YOU!

I specialize in assisting book editors and publishers, advertising agencies, and graphic designers complete their client work in a straightforward, affordable, professional manner. No nonsense – no ego – no stress!

Hi, I’m Kandra. Graphic designer, brand consultant, soap maker, online retail shop owner. I’ve done many things throughout my career, but they all have something in common: I help people look and feel better. Whether this means top-notch, effective marketing collateral for their business or advice to budding soap makers, my goal is to “bring the joy” to people while using my unique combo of creativity and analytical skills.

I have over 25 years of experience working in graphic design and branding, including owning my own firm for several years offering design, website development, and branding for a wide range of businesses from solopreneurs to larger corporations. The joy I receive from helping people communicate their story and mission is why I continue to support other professionals with their clients.

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These days, in addition to screen time designing client projects, you are just as likely to find me supporting my online community of soapmakers (over at SoapyFriends.com), enjoying the local music scene in Tucson, painting with my cats, or gardening. Life is too short to not spend it doing the things you love!

Types of Projects I Love:

  • Book Layout
  • Design and layout for print marketing
  • Page Layout (I go ga-ga over style sheets)
  • Brainstorming and thumbnailing
  • Image Editing
  • WordPress site content build outs

Not my cup of tea (anymore):

  • Web Development
  • Brand Messaging
  • Audience Demographic Research
  • Logo Development
  • Illustration

I’m fluent in the following software:

Adobe Creative Suite | Microsoft Office | Kindle Direct Publishing | Canva | Adobe Express | WordPress | WooCommerce | Astra Theme for WordPress | Various Social Media Management Platforms… and I work on a PC with occasional World Of Warcraft screen time with my adult children (because you’re never too old for playtime!)

One of the reasons Phases Design Studio is so great to work with is that Kandra is able to step in and seamlessly integrate with our internal marketing staff. We’ve used them for our print pieces for years and Kandra’s print background combined with the creative content her team develops make for consistently interesting and effective work.”

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One of the more difficult processes of running our business has always been finding partners with who want open and honest communication. There is a saying in the guiding industry that says “Good friends stab you in the front” — meaning that if you want your clients/partners to succeed you will be upfront with them at all times. Working with Phases Design Studio has been just such a relationship for us.

Over the course of our working relationship with Phases we have been pleasantly rewarded with products requiring little/no revisions. The first project was a new logo. Kandra presented us with four designs; one of which she thought was the best. We asked for some other designs as well and she provided us with two additional proofs. After doing a blind study some of our key clientèle we found that her original suggestion was the winner. Next, we had several intensive meetings to delineate our needs and goals with our new brochure. The result was astonishing for us – a piece that was so close to perfect that it only needed a few small revisions. It was almost like she could read our minds and then made it better. We are currently in progress on our website and we are ecstatic with the initial results.

I highly recommend Phases Design Studio to any business looking to work together with a graphic designer for professional results in a timely manner.”

Once again, thank you for all your hard work on this project. It obviously means a lot to Mike and me, but your complete dedication was not only very impressive but pretty unbelievable. Mike and I have worked in high-end retail and legal industries for many years and we have never been fortunate enough to work with such a great team of very talented individuals. We are very lucky to have met you.
Best,
Mike and Melody

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