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I’m am a design strategist and have been working in the Seattle area for 10+ years. I have worked for in-house design/marketing teams at fortune 500 companies, design agencies and with small to mid-size companies. My expertise include logos, print such as brochures, packaging, magazine ads and trade show material, and digital including social media, apps and responsive web design. I am the perfect one-stop-shop for a company’s visual design needs.

 
$1,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2010
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Marysville, WA
headquarters
  • 4632 60th Drive NE
    Marysville, WA 98270
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Brighton Jones, NetBlaze, J. Wilbur Foods, Legendary Foods, Socialistics, Chasing Drones, Autel Robotics, Tranquility Dental, WineBid, DemandStar, SpadyBud, Caliber and Salal Credit Union.

Marc Jacob Beauty ecomerce website design Image

Marc Jacob Beauty ecomerce website design

While working with LiveArea and Marc Jacob we redsigned their ecomerce website.

J. Wilbur Foods - packaging label redesign Image

J. Wilbur Foods - packaging label redesign

I helped them with their shelf pop which helps them sell more product.

SpadyBud rename, rebrand & repackage Image

SpadyBud rename, rebrand & repackage

They needed to appeal to their target demographic.

Women living a richer life Image

Women living a richer life

Event booklet design

NetBlaze logo Image

NetBlaze logo

Autel Robotics packaging design and photography Image

Autel Robotics packaging design and photography

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Branding for Specialty Foods Company

"They always meet deadlines and take a tremendous amount of pride in their work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

Amber Design was responsible for a label refresh for a specialty foods company. Their team was also responsible for photography, point of sale development, and label creation

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Kenmore, Washington
Andrew Holes
President & Founder, J. Wilbur Foods
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The results were positively received by the internal team and were delivered on time. Amber Design created creative products through a communicative process. Their team is responsible and passionate.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the president and founder of J. Wilbur Foods. J. Wilbur Foods is a specialty foods company based in Kenmore, WA offering a line of BBQ sauces, BBQ spice rubs and a Bloody Mary mix. J. Wilbur products are found in retail and food service establishments.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Amber Design?

J. Wilbur hired Amber Design to do a lot of different projects including label refresh for our current products and label creation for our new spice rubs. The label refresh was for our BBQ sauces and Bloody Mary mix to make those products stand out more on the retail shelves. Amber Design also has created Point of Sale materials and taken product photos to be used in our e-commerce business.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to make our products stand out on the shelves.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I was referred to Amber Design

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Amber Design has done a wide variety of work for J. Wilbur Foods including photography, Point of Sale development, label refresh and label creation.

What was the team composition?

I worked directly with Amber on these projects

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

I have been extremely happy with the results of my work with Amber Design. Amber was able to deliver on everything we spoke about and she always makes her deadlines.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Amber is very quick to respond to updates and/or requests. If anything, J. Wilbur Foods would have been the reason our projects didn't finish sooner.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They always meet deadlines and take a tremendous amount of pride in their work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Branding and Logo Design for Software Startup

"Amber Design brings a level of marketing savvy and business understanding that helps fuel the design process."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Amber Design created a new brand identity for a startup. They built a new logo and a unique brand design for the client. They also developed a new look and feel for the website and various print materials.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Jason Yormark
Chief Marketing Officer, NetBlaze
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The vendor did a fantastic job with every design aspect. Stakeholders and customers were thrilled with the new design. Amber Design brought an impressive skill set of design expertise and business acumen to the project. Their project management was great.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the chief marketing officer at NetBlaze.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Amber Design?

We’re a startup and we were looking to develop a brand identity. We needed a logo, website, and some print material.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Amber Design created a full brand identity for us. Starting from scratch, they created a new logo and designs for the brand. They specialized in visual pieces, creating an identity with new color schemes, iconography, font, and overall look and feel.

What is the team composition?

We worked directly with Amber (Owner and Visual Designer, Amber Design).

How did you come to work with Amber Design?

I had previously worked with Amber on other projects and I trusted her based on those experiences.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested around $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The branding work ran from January 2019 to March 2019.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Amber Design knocked it out of the park. She brought tremendous value by steering us in the right direction and giving the company a great look and feel. We’re all thrilled with their work. When we present at trade shows, people love our branding and style.  

How did Amber Design perform from a project management standpoint?

They were great. We communicated through face-to-face meetings. They kept things on task and we have no complaints.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Amber Design brings a level of marketing savvy and business understanding that helps fuel the design process. It’s not just about creating good stuff—she really understands the factors on how a brand translates on a business level. Having her think this way is helpful because it makes the design process more efficient and doesn’t require as much back and forth.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing that comes to mind.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would say trust the process and her experience. Don’t let your personal preferences in color and design get in the way of her expertise. Sometimes, people get in their own way because they don’t like a type of color or font, but you have to step outside your own preferences and understand the reasoning behind certain design elements. She does a great job of thinking of it from this perspective.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer