Designer on tap.

You've got the creative vision and strategy, the client relationships, and the finely-honed skills to bring your client's brand to life.

But you don't have the time.

Ready for a stress-free design process?

Wanna hear a secret?

I’ve got a stack of NDAs holding up my table lamp.

For years I’ve been told that I’m the “best kept secret on the internet” - by clients, creative directors, and big name brands.

I’ve put the “secret” in the secret sauce for more than a few household names. While you may not have heard of me, you’ve probably seen my work.

I’ve been designing and developing behind the scenes of some of our industry’s big brands - creating assets such as slide decks for courses, brand identities, and strategic websites for audiences both big and small.

Good design creates impact. And great design? It’s nearly invisible.

And now I'm going public.

WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER.

I’m a full-stack designer who also happens to be a human-centered design and social PR professor with over ten years of agency experience. I know my stuff. And you do, too.

At the corner of creative direction and data-driven design, we can build beautiful brands that drive impact for your clients.

Together, we can create beautiful brain babies brands.

ARE WE A FIT? THIS IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You're a creative director or designer working to build brands.
  • Digging deep to find the heart of a brand is how you roll.
  • You've got a vision for your client's project. And you're ready to share it with me when we work together.
  • You get it. Scaling simply requires more hours than you currently have.
  • You believe handing off something as critical AND precious as design takes a special trust and relationship - trust you're ready to build.
  • You’re ready to scale your business and need to share the workload with someone who gets your vision.
  • You want more than just a second set of design eyes on your creative briefs, you want a design nerd with a gift for data and strategy to breathe life into your project and make magical internet things happen.
Lydia Kitts of Turnquist House Sitting@2x

The secret is out.

 

Ready to create a relationship with a designer that you can trust because you KNOW your client will be in good hands?

Discover for yourself why creatives keep me on tap.

WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER.

I’m a full-stack designer who also happens to be a human-centered design and social PR professor with over ten years of agency experience. I know my stuff. And you do too.

At the corner of creative direction and data-driven design, we can build beautiful brands that drive impact for your clients.

Together, we can create beautiful brain babies brands.

ARE WE A FIT? THIS IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You're a creative director or designer working to build brands.
  • Digging deep to find the heart of a brand is how you roll.
  • You've got a vision for your client's project. And you're ready to share it with me when we work together.
  • You get it. Scaling simply requires more hours than you currently have.
  • Handing off something as critical AND precious as design takes a special trust and relationship.
  • You’re ready to scale your business and need to share the workload with someone who gets your vision.
  • You want more than just a second set of design eyes on your creative briefs, you want a design nerd with a gift for data and strategy to breathe life into your project and make magical internet things happen.

The secret is out.

 

Ready to create a relationship with a designer that you can trust because you KNOW your client will be in good hands?

Discover for yourself why creatives keep me on tap.

Website Design + Strategy

Designing an experience

I looped Lydia into this project to create a new site for a polar expedition company. I asked her to make something special out of some existing brand elements, and in bringing her flair for design and knowledge of how to create a digital user journey to the project, she fulfilled the brief and more. My client was thrilled, and I knew I'd found a special design partner.

She didn't just design a site. She designed an experience.

So... how's this work?

Good design is 99% invisible. And so am I.

I'll be working behind the scenes to bring your project to life. You stay in control - communicating with your client, sharing teasers and sneak peaks, and collecting quality feedback.

The process:

Timeline:

Because you've done the foundational brand exploration and strategy, brand development can be completed in a 4-week engagement.

Financial:

Brand development starts at $3,500.

Deliverables:

Core Brand Identity Includes:

    • Primary Logo
    • Secondary Logo
    • Typography Selection (Websafe)
    • Color Palette Curation
    • Design Elements
    • Patterns

You'll get all of this in a presentation for you to share with your client, elements and logos exported to multiple file types and colorways, and a style implementation guide for them to reference as they implement their brand.

Add-Ons:

You can choose to add on brand implementation such as:

    • Business card design
    • Optins or Lead Magnets
    • Slidedecks
    • Workbooks
    • Promo design
    • Social media graphics
    • CRM branding elements
    • Website design and development (apply a portion of your branding invoice to your website invoice!)

Timeline:

This process is a bit more detailed as the research and strategy phase can take several weeks depending on project needs. After the research phase is complete, expect the design process to take about 3-4 weeks and the development stage to take 2-3 weeks.

Financial:

Website design starts at $3,500.

Website design + development start at $5,500.

I do not develop for other designers.

Deliverables:

Website Design Deliverables

    • Strategy and Goal Setting
    • Research - exploring target audience and comparing analytics. Google Analytics and heatmapping allow us to see HOW a site is being used as well as who is using it. This information takes time to collect - but is invaluable when we start to design the user experience and customer journey.
    • Style tile design following the Brand's style guide.
    • Custom templates for design elements that repeat to build trust through consistency.
    • Developer hand-off files. Everything you need to hand off the design to a developer to create.
      • Website design as a pdf.
      • Website styling guide as a pdf.
      • All images and elements exported and web-ready.

You'll get all of this in a presentation for you to share with your client so they can understand how the design should be implemented with their developer.

Website Dev Includes:

    • Setup of hosting and connecting the domain name to hosting.
    • Setup of WordPress dashboard.
    • Setup of easy to maintain website :: empowered clients = happy clients. We build using the Beaver Builder suite.
    • Development of unique core pages (home, about, services, etc.), archives, and templates (blog posts).
    • Custom templates for design elements that repeat to build trust through consistency.
    • Installation of heatmapping, Google Analytics, and any tracking pixels necessary.
    • Installation of GDPR plugin - configuration depends on the client and their lawyer's advice.

Add-Ons:

You can choose to add on website development such as:

    • Ecommerce
    • Care Package - Maintenance + Ongoing Strategy
    • Optin creation and integration

Investment. Deliverables. Timelines.

Brand Elevation. Strategy. Connection.

Lydia took my old brand and transformed it into one that aligned with WHO I am and how I serve my clients. I was shocked by the level of strategy she poured into the process. From a conversation, she pulled ideas and connected my client experience to my brand seamlessly.

- Veronica

Veronica Sparrow Photography by Turnquist House@2x

Designer. Strategist. Educationist.

That's Me Lydia@2x

Heya, I'm Lydia. I’m here to transform your creative strategy into design that wows your client and converts their audience. Think of me as the secret design ace in your back pocket that you never knew you needed.

As a design professor with ten years of experience owning and running a digital design agency, I know my stuff. And you do too.

Lydia Kitts of Turnquist House Sitting@2x

Ready to make some magic?

yes? Oh good, it'd be awkward if you didn't 😉