Welcome to my design studio.
My name is Lyndsey Barrett... Owner of this creative place. I am someone who’s got a serious passion for communicating in fresh and artistic ways. There is so much mediocrity out there, and it clamors for our attention and clutters our brains. I help my clients to rise above that, from mediocrity to excellence. From mundane to extraordinary. From boring to well-thought-out creativity. Logos, branding, business cards, letterhead, envelopes, brochures, postcards, newsletters, ads, posters, banners, forms, catalogs, websites... You get the idea. I've been at it for more than a decade and I love what I do! So go ahead... Browse this site, check out the project gallery and then contact me. I promise to make you look good. :)
Why invest in graphic design services?
Your competition is everywhere. You need a competitive edge, and really... you can't afford not to market your business creatively and effectively. A quality designed brand identity is not a luxury. It is an essential business strategy and if you ignore the necessity, you lose potential business. Access to great designers and tools are everywhere, and if you don't use them your competition will. People are visual. What we communicate visually matters. It's not enough to throw some text down, deck it out in Papyrus (lord, no! Just no.) and call it a logo. Truly. My expertise and years in the industry will give you so much more than that. Your small investment now will serve you for a long time to come.
Think about the business card you hand out. It is the first impression you will make on many potential clients. And your website... It's a storefront and needs 'curb appeal' to stand out. What about your brochure? Have you ever thought about the fact that it's an invitation for people to invest their time learning more about what your company has to offer them? What you put out there matters. The quality of your company's image will either draw people in or turn them away... So, who ever said looks don't matter? :)
All things print & promotional.
Early on in my design business "learning curve" it became apparent that I needed to help my clients even beyond the design phase of their project. There was regular frustration from clients who had no idea what to do with the final files I would send them, and I wasn't a fan of being the "middle person" attempting to tell them what to tell their printer and back and forth it would go.
So I got to work learning the print industry. Now I work with vendors all over the US to bring my clients the best in both quality AND affordable printing. Once the design phase is over, I can seamlessly put your print project into production and it will ship directly to you. And look how it should. And you won't need to know "what" to do with those design files or communicate the technical details of your job to a printer.
But it gets better. Several years ago I formed a partnership with Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) as a way of contributing to our local community. What that means for YOU is, each time you send in a print order, you inadvertently help buy a bag of groceries for a person or family in need in Nevada County. So you get high-quality printing for super reasonable prices (think Vista Print, only lower prices, higher-quality products, and personal service), and all the while a less fortunate person in our local community gets fed. Win-win-win.
IFM provides supplemental food to more than 600 families in need every week. IFM is 100% volunteer-based (with 500 active volunteers!) and receives no government funds. To read more about how IFM serves the hungry in Nevada County, please click here.
By working with vendors locally and across the United States, I have access to literally THOUSANDS of print products. Far too many to list on this page. If it's a print or promotional product, chances are I can get it for you. Keep in mind that printing is an art in and of itself. And just like with design, with printing you are only limited by your imagination! If you'd like pricing or to get your project started, go ahead submit a Contact Form.
NICE TO KNOW: Would you like to receive 10% off your print or design fee? Let me handle your design needs and printing together and you will receive this discount automatically.+
+Applies to the lesser of the two fees.
Streamlined & responsive web design.
After years of specializing primarily in design for print media, I have added web design to my services. This was born out of a need to provide small business owners with a way to create an online presence that is both eye-catching and affordable. Very few small businesses have thousands (or tens of thousands!) of dollars to spend launching a website. Yet having a modern, fully functional, beautiful site is a MUST in this day and age. Even if it's just a SPLASH page for goodness sake... show people that you are THERE! It really is a sign of credibility and a source of communication with clients and potential clients. That's where I come in. My sites are as affordable as they come. Every site I design ties in my clients' look & feel (branding) so that their online environment is consistent with what their customers know of them. Every site I design is "responsive," which means it is automatically mobile-friendly and will adapt itself to any viewer's phone, tablet, or screen. Clients who want a more "hands on" approach with their site are given admin rights and access so they can tackle ongoing updates if they prefer. So whatever your need is - whether it's a brand new site for a business you're launching, or an updated site (bye-bye 1999 clunky site!) - connect with me. I can make it happen for you.
Have questions? Ready to begin your project?
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If you are not requesting design work and need help properly setting up your own files for printing, please see the guidelines here.