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, 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!)

Kandra always went the extra mile to make sure our team was happy and taken care of. We’re really happy with the final designs, and the branding process gave us some valuable insights into how we should communicate the strengths of our business to the public. We love our new brand!

Griffith Publishing Brad
Brad Griffith

Phases worked with our publishing company to design our corporate website, as well as a fairly heavily flash-intensive project website related to our fantasy properties. Both sites were done very well, wrapped up on time, and on budget. Not only did they offer great design of their own, but they worked well with our own designers to create a unique look and immersive feel.

Dan McMullen
Budget Framer

Our mission was to successfully launch new franchisees in the competitive Custom Picture Framing market using primarily direct mail. Phases Design Studio worked closely with us to plan and build the right messaging and color schemes to maximize the impact at an affordable cost. Clients responded, and the results were immediate.

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