The soul of your brand is a living, growing organism. Nourish it. 
Everything in nature needs to be nourished. And so does your brand. Your products, services and offerings communicate the face of your business to the world. It greets others before you speak. Nature is the greatest teacher to assist in this process. The same principles applied to design are found in nature: order, pattern, synchronicity, repetition, symmetry / asymmetry, symbiosis, interconnectedness, contrast, dynamic flow, transparency, and more. Think of nature as a reminder to communicate, grow and sustain your brand, its vision, mission and values. Interested in exploring this together? Let's Talk. We'll explore the what, how, why that inspires YOU! When your brand communicates what inspires you, you inspire others! 

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Good Design, soulful design, gives you freedom! 
Soulful design captures the essence of your brand. It expresses the soul DNA of your business. That expression of your business is accomplished with good design. Your (potential) clients know everything (or nothing) about you by interacting with your brand. Soulful design informs the user about the experience they are buying from you. And that gives you freedom as an entrepreneur.
For soulful design to communicate effectively, it needs to be good! Good design includes many elements. It begins by working with a professionally trained designer with solid experience in her field. It includes although it's not limited to the following:
- Good design serves your vision.
- Good design aligns your vision with your heart.
- Good design conveys your values and intention.
- Good design simplifies the complex.
- Good design transforms multiple messages into easily digestible bits.
- Good design creates immediate branding with your products/services.
- Good design is clear, concise and readable.
- Good design communicates consistent well integrated information.
- Good design is readily accessible to others.
- Good design is easy to navigate in a book, training materials, multiple 
pages on a website, etc.
- Good design, when it’s good, there’s no need to call it good.
- Good design serves you well.

Below is an example of how the same word, snow, communicates different meanings. In other words, snow elicits different emotional / metaphorical responses. When accurately communicated, emotion and metaphor draw your prospective clients to you. Do you resonate with specific snow words? Notice when you say Ugg. Is it about snow or cozy, warm boots? Same word, different meanings. Get my drift. 

The value of good design / soulful design in promoting yourself, speaks volumes about the perception of your business, service, product and vision. Content, structure, emotional resonance and metaphor communicate positive, neutral or negative messages about your brand. Graphic Designers who excel creatively generally have a wealth of ideas that translate visually with typography and other visual medium such as photography, illustration, color, etc. Designers think in terms of “The BIG Idea” or what is commonly known as a concept. It’s ideal to have the concept resonate emotionally with your potential user. When it does, it affirms your intention, mission, values and business practices. Creating a consistent pulsating message that extends the arc of your print and web brand affirms this; however, when messages are not well planned, there is confusion, chaos and lack of credibility.
Owning a computer does not make one a graphic designer. And those dot com companies claiming to design a poster by choosing a color from column A, a photo from column B and a font from column C, while they get it done, they do not deliver the soulful DNA of your brand. Designers study a rigorous four year program and graduate with a BA, BS, or BFA in communication design and may continue at the MFA and Ph.D level.
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