The Mind Behind DesignFiles.net
Over 20 years of branding and design knowledge at your fingertips.
Design Files is the home of the wealth of information resulting from 20+ years developing brands, coaching business owners, and training designers on how to build effective brands for established and emerging businesses.
While Kandra, Brand Consultant and Designer for Phases Design Studio, still works locally with a few select companies, here the focus on sharing a wealth of information with small businesses through articles on graphic design, websites, branding, content writing, and marketing.
Reviews and a Bit of Flattery
Here’s what others say about working with Kandra.
In my experience Phases Design Studio has an uncanny ability to nail the best design on the first try. You will not waste your time going back and forth with these talented designers. They get it right the first time. In terms of cost, they always adhere to they quotations. Overall their pricing is very fair and the quality excellent.
Working with Phases took the horror out of the branding process. They helped us streamline our website maintenance, and at the same time they were able to align our brand with our current and future growth while maintaining our existing haunted reputation. We now have a site that we can maintain and update with the same ease as scaring our clients each and every Halloween.
Shortly after we uploaded our new web site, a long-time member of the People House Practitioner Marketing Group (and former CEO of the Women’s Chamber) handed me her membership renewal fee and informed me that the new web site and logo was her main influence to continue her involvement with People House. Upon seeing the new site and logo she was so impressed with our new image that she enthusiastically submitted her renewal fee and is hosting two brand new workshops. Our new image has renewed the community spirit for our organization.
Not sure if anyone from our team reached out already, but I want to let you know the IRCE event went very well. The booth and all the material really came together and looked great. And our messages and approach seemed to be well received and attractive to our audience. Thank you for all your hard and excellent work.
Just want to second what Forrest said, everything surrounding this campaign from the booth to the handouts to the ebook came out amazing. Thanks so much for all your hard work!
Ditto Forrest and Mike’s comments. Working with you was just what this campaign needed. Thanks Kandra!
Conversion rates are actually higher on mobile and tablet since the redesign. It shows us that your design and development efforts were well worth the investment for Colin.
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.”