How did you select this vendor?
When I started looking for a designer, I was very fortunate to get a referral to Suva and they were available to help. After our initial meeting, it was clear that Suva would be a perfect partner to help me re-brand my company.
They listened and asked very specific questions that showed they were not just interested in making something look good but to make sure it was going to meet my business objectives and connect with my specific target audience.
It’s like they were an extension of my business team and were fully invested in making sure that my brand was successful from the beginning and had a long term growth strategy. And their prices were a fraction of any large agency for the same quality work but with a more personal approach.
Describe the project in detail.
Before we began working we had a discovery meeting were Suva team and I discussed the best way to reach the main goals for the project and what areas needed work.
We began the project with a brand strategy session where Suva help me identify my ideal client, what their challenges were and how to best help them with those challenges. This resulted in a new business name, positioning, strategy, messaging, new logo and content strategy for the new site.
Suva listened to my needs and provided guidance and intelligent information every step of the way, I felt included in the entire creative process. Because they took the time to get to know me and my business on such a deep level, in most cases they anticipated my needs before I even knew I needed them.
For the website, in addition to the wireframes and writing direction, Suva also provided a professional photo shot list with detailed styling art direction, location preference, wardrobe and specific images photographer needed to take.
Before the team started working on the website they created a mini coming soon page that was full of useful information. This enabled me to start networking and building my contact list of potential new clients right away.
The final website was fully custom designed and coded where every page had unique layout, function and content based on our original wireframes and I am able to make any future edits via easy-to-use Squarespace backend. The final deliverables also included business cards, digital brochures, program handouts and fillable forms for clients.
Suva continues to update my site, create monthly newsletters, and generate weekly graphics for two key social media accounts.
What was the team composition?
I was working directly with the two owners who are also the designers which made the whole process very easy and provided immediate replies. Suva team is a powerhouse and a very well oiled machine. They know their stuff and they are willing to let you be involved in the process.
They are also very personable and easy to talk to and made all of our meetings both educational and entertaining. I looked forward to our bi-weekly calls.