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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, resulting in increased user engagement and better customer service.

J. Wilbur Foods - packaging label redesign Image

J. Wilbur Foods - packaging label redesign

Amber Design helped J. Wilbur Foods with their shelf pop factor, which helps them sell more product and attract more attention.

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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Logo Design for Web Design Firm

"Amber’s passion and excitement behind the work helped her go above and beyond."

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

Amber Design produced a logo, handling the entire process from start to finish. They researched and interviewed key individuals, created rounds of options, and finalized the logo on all relevant assets. 

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Everett, Washington
Josh Bourdeau
Project Manager, Jordan Crown
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work impressed key stakeholders and board members, receiving high praise on the final logo. Being timely and communicative throughout the project, Amber Design was quick to establish trust and productivity. Their clear motivation for the project was an asset. 

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’m a project manager at Jordan Crown Web Design.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Amber Design?

We had a mutual client with Amber Design who needed a new logo.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Their team handled the entire process for the logo design. They started with a questionnaire and kickoff call to get to know the client’s demographics and needs. To supplement that, they did a few surveys with ten people in their target demographic. From there, they brought a few examples of brands that had similar goals and aesthetics and created a mood board to narrow down their vision. 

In addition to that, Amber Design produced hand-drawn sketches for the client to choose from before they moved into the prototyping phase. They created three different versions of that logo, which went through multiple rounds of revisions. The finalized version of the logo was presented on different tablets and mediums before they figured out the right color palette and typography. Finally, they then sent over all of the assets associated with the logo. 

What is the team composition?

Amber (Owner & Visual Designer, Amber Design) was the main logo designer working on the project. 

How did you come to work with Amber Design?

We brought Amber Design in for an interview and had a few phone calls to make sure we were a good cultural fit and ensured our processes aligned. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $6,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from September–December 2019. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The board of directors and a number of nonprofits they’re associated with needed to be happy with the final product, and they were. The logo was received really well, even before it was finalized. It’s a very modern, youth-targeted design that matches the demographics and almost all of the feedback was very positive. 

How did Amber Design perform from a project management standpoint?

Amber was fantastic at managing the project. She has a very tight process since she’s done this type of work a lot. As far as understanding the next steps, she was great at establishing trust with our team from the get-go. All of their communication was clear, too, since we spoke weekly. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Amber’s passion and excitement behind the work helped her go above and beyond. She really went over the top, in a great way, on a few different aspects of the project, so that was definitely her biggest asset. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I had a pretty good experience, so there’s nothing I can really think of for them to improve. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open to new ideas and trust the process—Amber does a lot of research and puts a lot of thought into her work. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    She was communicative and clear about expectations. Everything was delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was similar to other designers, but the quality of work made us feel like we got good value for the price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    She was very organized and the work was thoughtful.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’re already referring her to other people.

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