graphic and web design that’s a little more… YOU!
“Her expertise and creativity is always right on target.”
“When people see my website or business cards they immediately say, ‘oh wow! I LOVE that!‘”
“In a world of graphic designers – there are some greats and there are some duds. Sara is truly exceptional.”
“She is timely, artistic, to-the-point and just damn good at what she does.”
“My business would not be where it is today with out Sara’s expertise and help.”
“Sara is a extremely creative professional who provides high quality with great rates.”
“Sara has a creative streak that is broader than anyone else’s I’ve ever met!!”
“She comes up with the most creative, beautiful, impactful ideas and designs and always seems to exceed my every expectation. I wholeheartedly recommend Sara to you.”
“From my first contact with Sara I knew I had someone in my corner that could be counted upon. Sara is creative, and most importantly responsive to my needs.”
“I can 1000% recommend her for your Graphic needs with out hesitation. Well…unless she gets too busy… then I will have to fight you tooth and nail! I have first dibs!”
“Sara and notobella designs = fantastic! You can’t go wrong…put notobella designs on your ‘to check out list’.”
“Great communication. Responsive. Talented. And to top it off? She has a great personality too! Because you want to like the people you work with.”
who is this pink-haired graphic and web designer?
i’m Sara. a graphic and website designer with 20+ years of experience, a penchant for lower case letters, and a love of ellipses… (see)
my end goal as a designer is to bring YOUR brand to life using key ingredients like sugar and spice… nope, that’s for the Powerpuff Girls; never mind. my end goal as a designer is to bring YOUR brand to life by balancing fun and functionality with clean, efficient minimalism. <— that’s much better.
whether you’re coming to me with a new branding concept; looking for a logo design, magazine, rebranding project, or website design; i can promise you a professional relationship based on honesty, respect, and accountability. and also naps. <— okay… mostly professional. i can also guarantee a tireless work ethic from beginning to end of any and all of your projects – big or small, from conception through creation.
i currently reside in Texas, USA, where i have learned that things are bigger and sweatier, and time doesn’t make sense.
when i’m not at my computer (which, believe it or not, sometimes i step away from after a long and loving farewell), i’m renovating my house with my partner; playing Pokemon with my bonus son; fighting for the blankets with my cats; or arguing with my dog. i enjoy reading and writing… and sometimes even arithmetic.
so, in short, if you’re looking for a graphic or website designer who is proficient, professional, and perfect for the job, i am here and i am for hire. from logos to business cards to websites and social media graphics to marketing and design consultation… yeah! i do that.
Whether you’re looking for an overhaul of an old project; additional marketing materials for a current project; or an entirely new design for a new project, my design process is designed (ha!) to be as efficient as possible while maintaining clear communication, delivering industry standard materials, and creating a design that represents your or your brand to a T!
Schedule a free consultation or send an email with your need(s) for rebranding, new branding, or project ideas; I’ll respond right away.
I’ll ask you some basic questions regarding your likes/dislikes and general design direction.
I’ll send an origination contract to all my clients. this contract outlines project details, turn around time, deadlines, and deliverables; as well as pricing, fees, and terms and conditions protecting both of us. It’s a dirty digital world, folks. a secondary part to this step is making the deposit. Your contract and deposit invoice will be sent together.
This where the fun starts. with all of the above sorted, I’ll begin working on your design. Sometimes it starts with a sketch or a photograph. Sometimes it starts with a color palette or a font style.
I’ll send you a proof of the design created I’ve created for you. most proofs are provided in a PDF format. If we’re working on a logo, I will send a logo sheet with multiple options. If we’re working on a website, I’ll send a JPG of the home page and an interior page design.
After your proof your design and request any modifications or edits I get back to work tweaking your design to perfection.
Step 5 and 6 may be repeated a few times, but proofing makes perfect.
Once the proofing stage is complete and you are as in love with your design as you are with me, I will begin to finalize all project files, formats, and functions of your design. During this stage a final invoice will be sent before files are turned over to your full ownership.
Here is where I admire my handy work, toot my own horn, and plug your design, brand, business, and YOU in my newsletter and on social media. This is also where you should do the same thing, I mean, look how good you look!
This is the important step. After everything else is complete I look forward to you contacting me again to start designing something else. We’ve formed a relationship. A bond. A mutually beneficial creative coop. Whatever is next, bring it on.