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Who this is for

The A&M Digital Design experience is for the adventure-seeking entrepreneur who wants to display their confidence and competence to the online world. Through a mix of marketing strategy, personality, and beautiful design, we create a custom look for your business. Your end result will turn onlookers into clients and give you design standards that will grow with your business for years to come.


CREATING AND GROWING YOUR BUSINESS IS ONE GREAT ADVENTURE, AND WE WILL BE YOUR TOUR GUIDES ALONG THE WAY

We are all about adventuring!

We remove the planning and headache from the design process. Boring websites don’t sell. Creating amazing designs should be fun, anyway! Let’s create a knock-your-socks-off online space that will work in your favor!  

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Checking out my website… I AM IN LOVE! Like, I’ve been feeling a little down on myself and super bad impostor syndrome lately, and this just reminded me of that excitement and passion again!

San Diego Strings

Katie S.

Investment: $2,000 - $6,000 | Payment Plans Available

Strategy Calls
Custom Showit Website
Mobile Responsive Design
WordPress Blog Design (optional)
Copywriting Help
Post-launch Tech Support
Project management tracking
Website + Brand Video Trainings
Basic SEO Optimization
Brand Clarifying Questionnaire
Mood Board
Color Palette
Logo Suite
Font Selection
PDF Brand Style Guide


PDF Brand Style Guide

Font Selection

Logo Suite

Color Palette

Mood Board

Brand Clarifying Questionnaire

Project management tracking

WordPress Blog Design (optional)

Mobile Responsive Design

Custom Showit Website

Strategy Calls

+ Branding
Custom Website
Done-for-you Services Include:

Services + Investment

Ready to get started?

Copywriting Help

Post-launch Tech Support

Website + Brand Video Trainings

Basic SEO Optimization

*Most businesses invest $2,000 to $6,000 on their branding and website. Payments can be made in 2 to 4 installments to make the investment as manageable as possible for you. Price varies based on the number of website pages needed and the involvement level of integrations.

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They created a web page and design for a dream I've had for years but haven't known how to actually start. Beautiful color pallets and logos were created which gave life to my dream. 

Hidden Haven

Pam M.

The Design Timeline

Before We Officially Start

Even though your project start date might be a little bit away from when you book our project, we’ll get started on your transformation immediately! Right at the beginning is where most of your work comes in. Our design experience is a collaborative process, and in order to design effectively for you, we need to get to know you, your business, and your ideal client.

You’ll upload any images you think you might want on your website to our shared Google Folder. We'll work together to get all the photos just perfect, using our design judgment to choose which images belong where.

4. Website Photos

Our design is content-first oriented, meaning before we even start designing, we want to get all the content for your website so we can build your website strategically. There are a couple of options to make this happen:
  1. We can write the words (also called “copy”). We will work together to craft a storyline your clients follow,
  2. You can write your copy. You might even have a great starting point from your current website! You’ll take the words (also called “copy”) from your website and put them into a shared Google Doc. 
Together, we’ll make revisions and we will coach you on writing strategic copy to get it just right for your audience!

3. Website Words

Following our prompts, you’ll pin things that inspire you and your brand. Your board will answer questions like:
  • If my brand/website were a room, what would it be decorated like?
  • What color palettes inspire me?
  • What types of fonts resonate with my vibe?
  • What do I want people to feel when they’re on my website or interacting with my brand?
  • What does my ideal client look like?”. 
This experience brings a surprising amount of clarity! We’ll pin some ideas too, and we’ll put our thoughts together to create your brand inspiration board. 

2. Pinterest Inspiration

This digital workbook will guide you through considering the big picture for your brand and website. It will also help us create a better design for your ideal client. 

1. Brand Clarifying Questionnaire

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The Design Timeline

The Branding Process

2. Mood Board

We’ll send you a mood board to express the feeling you want your brand and website to convey. We’ll use a mix of images you pinned and images we believe align with your vision. You’ll give us feedback on whether or not we’re heading in the right direction, and we’ll keep designing!

Done! 

Once we’ve reached the final verdict, you’ll receive all of your brand files! Do not worry, you will NEVER get just 1 logo file. You’ll have all the different versions of your logo in various colors and file types. Plus, you’ll also receive a color guide, brand guide, and the font files used in your brand. You’ll be set and ready to use your branding throughout all of your marketing and products!

3. Brand Drafts

Next, we’ll deep dive into designing! After we've designed a couple solid brand concepts, we’ll send them your way. We’ll include a video walking you through exactly what you’re seeing and the strategy behind each design. You’ll answer specific questions to guide you as you provide feedback. Hopping on another video call to discuss the designs is always an option if you prefer communicating your feedback verbally. Whichever mood board you’re leaning towards, we will refine it further to get it just right! We will go back and forth in the revision process until we get your perfect brand.

To kick everything off, we will schedule a virtual face-to-face meeting. During this meeting we will go over all of your "homework" (see above), coach you on your messaging, and set goals for the project. This meeting looks different for every client and is completely based on your needs. No matter what, you’ll leave with clarity about your overall vision for your brand!

1. Meeting

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Monica and Austin are super fun to work with. They are efficient and detail oriented. They have great ideas and can put together pretty much anything you need. They did a great job! I highly recommend using their services.

dena's dog care

Tammy P.

The Design Timeline

The WEbsite Design

We’ll put the final touches on your website by integrating your email marketing, CRM, call scheduling software, and anything else needed. We'll double and triple check all links, check the mobile responsiveness, and add several SEO touches so your new website gets found!

5. Final Touches

We’ll go back into design mode while you focus on running your business. We take things page by page, and you’ll be able to view each page as it’s designed.

4. More Site Design

Once we have built out the 1-2 pages of your website, we’ll send you a link to preview it! This will be an interactive, dynamic preview. You’ll provide us with feedback on the overall direction.
(P.S. your current website doesn’t go anywhere until you’re ready to launch the new one.)

3. Preview

Your website is custom built from scratch using the most strategic and fun design possible. We plan out your website on paper, then convert that into a digital form. We will always stay in contact with you as we get the initial pages of your website created. 

2. Design

After your brand is all set we'll have another meeting, this time the focus is on your website. We will refresh ourselves on the overall goal and vision, then review your website copy and images. We’ll also discuss all the fun marketing stuff, like growing your email list, your client workflows, and more. We’ll strategically set up your website with your goals and processes in mind. Remember, the goal is NOT to build a pretty website, but to build a website that converts viewers into buyers.

1. Meeting Again

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I love your designs for the aesthetic page. You do amazing work! Looks so good!

Wellness AESTHETICS

Stephanie V.

The Design Timeline

Final Steps! 

Customers are spending more time on your website, you're attracting your ideal clients, and you're making back your investment AND THEN SOME! We've finished working together, but we'll always remain your biggest supporters!

3. Celebrate!!! 🥳

We LOVE watching our clients
 businesses grow!

We believe every website owner should be empowered to maintain their own website. We will teach you the ins and outs of updating and maintaining your website on your own. However, we have maintenance plans if maintaining your website is something you'd rather pass off to us. In addition to the training, we’ll be available for immediate tech support for 30 days after your launch.

2. Learn Showit

This is the day you’ve been waiting for! Before going live, we'll do a soft launch and get on a call with you. On this call we will walk through each page of your website and make any needed tweaks. We'll give you tools to launch your new website and brand to your audience,  along with launch alongside you to our audience with social media posts and a blog post to help you gain even more traction.
 

1. Launch day!

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This website honestly might the best investment we've ever made. Austin and Monica are great to work with, and exceeded all of our goals for our website.

Giving backpacks

Jeremy P.

Past Projects

See some of our favorites

Dena's Dog Care

Within 72 hours of launching the website, Dena’s Dog Care had 3x more client inquiries and soon had several paying clients booking her services. She’s now boarded and taken care of many dogs, with many more people looking at Dena’s availability!

Results

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Dena came to us because she needed a change. She was ready to start her business, Dena’s Dog Care, but she didn’t really know where to begin. She’s a passionate animal lover and will do anything for her little pups! When she decided it was time to turn this love of hers into a business, we fully supported her and immediately got her set up with a website!

But first… we needed a brand!

This was our first dog walking/pet sitting client, so we were more than a little excited to dive right in!

Giving Backpacks

Here's what the founders had to say about it:

Austin and Monica are great to work with, and exceeded all of our goals for our website. They became very aware of what we needed and wanted our website to be, delivered the finished product very quickly, and it is beautiful! This website honestly might the best investment we've ever made. It adds a level of legitimacy that will greatly aid us in accomplishing our goals.

Giving Backpacks is a nonprofit effort started by two enthusiastic college boys. They gather donated backpacks and ship them to kids in Vietnam.

It was fun to catch their vision on the project as we worked with them to create beautiful and fun branding. We really wanted it to be eye-catching and fun as well as appealing.


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Working on Hidden Haven’s website and branding was so dreamy! Owning a Bed and Breakfast has been Pam’s dream for years. Helping her give life to her dream was so inspiring for us. This is exactly why we do what we do!

It was really important to Pam that Hidden Haven’s branding be warm, inviting, and cozy. More than anything, she wants this to be a retreat for people to come and rejuvenate.

Hidden Haven

Hear what Pam had to say:

For years I have had a dream to start a Bed & Breakfast, but haven’t known how to actually start. There were several ideas in my head, but nothing ever seemed to come together. After discussing plans with Austin and Monica, they were able to create ideas and designs which helped the ideas in my head actually have a plan. Beautiful color pallets and logos were created which gave ‘life’ to my dream. Austin and Monica are talented designers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

and their answers 😉

I’m on Squarespace, WordPress, or Wix. Can you design for me on that platform?

As much as we would love to, we design 100% of our websites on Showit. We are happy to chat with you about your website needs and recommend the best website platform for you. We might recommend you switch to Showit. We understand switching platforms can feel daunting. We can tell you first hand, it’s worth it. We’ve gone all in with Showit as our website builder of choice. It’s easier to use than you might think. You or your team will be able to make the switch, promise! Click here for more details on Showit!  

How long does the design process take?  

All projects last about 4-7 weeks. You'll have time before we start to get your homework done. We will guide you through the process, keep things on schedule, and make sure you have your dream site up and running ASAP!

What determines the cost?

We believe your business is worth investing in, and you should too! The investment for custom design starts at $2,000. Most people spend anywhere from $2,000 - $6,000, with more involved sites and businesses being more expensive. 

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, we require a deposit of 25-50% of the total investment to hold your spot in our calendar. This deposit is non-refundable to make sure that you honor the time we've set aside just for you.

Can I book you for only brand design?

Yes! We have many clients who only need branding, and we offer packages for just that! In this case, we will follow the branding timeline from up above, and you’ll receive the same strategy and launch support as our full website clients do.

How will the distance work if I live far away?

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, distance isn’t a problem! All of our communication will be online and mostly asynchronous. We schedule all meetings using our scheduling calendar, which automatically shows everything in your time zone. We will also be flexible in our availability for you so you can get on calls at times that work best for you. 

Can you just design a quick logo for me? 

Nope, but there’s a good reason. We want what’s best for your business, and we believe that every business, no matter the size, needs a full brand, not just a logo. When you work with us for branding, you’ll receive logo variations, brand colors, brand fonts, brand patterns, and MORE. You’ll also receive ready-to-use files for your brand. This will lead to more conversions for you in your business!

Can I book you for only website design?

Yes, we’re happy to only focus on your website's design. Contact us for a custom quote!

What website platform do you design on?

We specialize in Showit websites with WordPress blog integration. This allows us to truly create one-of-a-kind websites that you can feel empowered to maintain for years to come! 

What’s the revision process like?

We collaborate a lot throughout the revision process. We’ll be your expert guides throughout the entire journey! We’ll help you make decisions on what is right for your business, and we’ll always ask for your feedback. We won’t move on until things are JUST RIGHT! If you desire to be more hands-on in the design process, that’s ok. We’re happy to lead the way! 

I can’t afford custom design right now, but I love your style! How else could we work together?

In addition to custom websites, we also offer template customization (a lower price point). We can connect you to template designers which we can then customize and tailor to your business and brand. If you have some miscellaneous design work that needs to be done (such as lead magnets, flyers, business cards, etc.) we can help you with that as well. 
(P.S. keep your eyes and ears open for our upcoming DIY Your Website course!)

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They had creative ideas and I could tell they full grasped what I was looking for and delivered even more than I expected. In fact, during the project I asked them what else they can do because I can't wait to work with them again!

Julie Kulbago Photography

Julie K. 

Outdoor Junkies

World Travelers

Brand Strategists

Showit Webdeisgners

Austin and Monica

Meet your website Tour Guides!

We’re graphic designers, marketing strategists, world travelers, and outdoor junkies. We help people find their brand style and share their unique messaging with the world. We live all over the western US (typically Utah, Oregon, and California).

We’re college sweethearts who built a design business centered around helping creative online business owners and couples find the confidence to show up authentically through strategic branding and websites.

There is something magical about building a brand. Once you have a brand and a website that represents your business correctly, nothing can stop you. That’s why we are here. We love watching business owners bask in the newfound confidence their brand and website provides.

We always joke that we are hard to keep track of because when we aren’t designing we are traveling the world in constant search of adventure, good food, and new friends.


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I'm a leftie! 

​​​​​​​I am an introvert. I am social and friendly, but definitely need my alone time to recharge (personality type INJF)​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​I’ve been deemed a “hobby dabbler”. I’m always trying out some new hobby or passtime.

​​​​​​​​I've never worked a traditional 9-5. 

I HATE spiders. They're icky... but my brother hates them even more so my family bothers him about it and leaves me alone. ​​​​​​​​

Austin

I live for a good farmer’s market.

Cooking is my go-to destresser. I am a total foodie at heart.

Frequent camping trips are a must.

If you are looking for me, you will probably find me in the sunshine.

I have a BA in International Relations, I thrive on learning about new cultures, traditions, and people. 

Monica

All About Showit

Learn why we love it so much!

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IT’S EASY TO USE!

You can showcase your brand’s personality in a unique and creative way that you simply can’t with other website builders.

Showit offers amazing support. If something goes wrong or you have a question, you can literally chat with a real person immediately right there in your account.

Showit hosts your website for you. Several other website platforms require you to secure your hosting through an outside company.

With Showit, you don’t need coding knowledge whatsoever. You don’t have to use HTML, CSS, Java or ANY code when updating your website later.

Showit can integrate e-commerce with ease. If you have tons of products to sell, Showit might not be the right platform for you (or at least not for the e-commerce side of your business). However, Showit integrates beautifully with more powerful e-commerce platforms, such as Squarespace.

Showit integrates with WordPress for blogging, so you can have the power and flexibility of WordPress with the design freedom of Showit. By blogging with WordPress, you open the doors to unlimited optimization potential, SEO capabilities, and more.

On Showit you can customize your mobile website separately from your desktop website. With over 63% of people regularly using phones to access your website, mobile is more important than ever. Most website builders don’t actually give you control over what the mobile website looks like. With Showit, you can customize the mobile website to be unique from the desktop version.

Showit is actually a drag and drop, and fueled by creative freedom.

Is Showit right for me?

Wondering if Showit is right for you? Wondering what the switch would be like from your current platform? Here are all the details.

Think you might like to work together? Let’s set up a call! 

Thanks for reading!