Like Amanda, who used to send her clients 5-8 different logo designs and, of course, they always picked the worst one or had her merge two together. (Gah!) She was so fed up with her process by the time the revisions were complete, she didn’t even care about how their logo turned out. Not quite what she had in mind when starting her design business.
Then there’s Callie, who had a client who already knew exactly what she wanted her logo to look like… and it was hideous. Callie reluctantly designed what the client wanted, down to the last pixel, but when she presented it, the client hated it! She said it wasn’t edgy enough, or bold enough, and “maybe we need to go more rustic”. (What does that even mean?!!!) Callie ended up being whipped around by her client’s ideas and delivering things she knew didn’t look good. Again, not what she had in mind when starting her design business.
You’ve wasted hours and hours trawling through other designers’ websites and blog posts hoping to stumble across The Answers.
You’ve stalked their Instagram profiles trying to find clues to how they make the business side of designing look so easy.
You’ve tried and tested allthethings in your process but it still hasn’t clicked.
Which is why I’m ridiculously happy you’re here. Because it means your days of throwing your time down the drain in search for The Answers are over.
Now it’s your turn to get a no holds barred education into how to run a sustainable and irresistible design business that becomes known for its red-carpet client experience and builds you a killer reputation.
No more awkward conversations. No more worrying about “whether they’ll like it”. No more requests for revisions. (Can I get an amen?!!!)
Sure, you need to have design skills to run a profitable design business (and Share-worthy Design will absolutely help you with those!) but the real missing link for so many struggling and successful designers is being able to roll out a red-carpet client experience.
This red-carpet client experience is what the reputation of Spruce Rd. is built on. Which is fitting given that it’s a process I’ve refined to perfection over the last 5 years of running my business.
Years of design experience and education in graphic design shaped my vision into a completely unique perspective. In fact, I created Spruce Rd. in response to industry conventions that just weren’t working for me (you might have heard me mention my short-lived job at a somewhat unethical design studio) and crafted custom systems that I believed would better serve clients and offer premium value.
The clients I attracted were higher-caliber.
There was no quibbling on costs or asking for extras we hadn’t agreed on.
Working with people was a breeze — and they would refer me to people they knew without me even having to ask. They’d love my process (and the design work) that much.
Clients would start coming back to me when they needed anything new designed because they trusted me and the process completely.
Because the studio was in demand, I was able to raise my rates. And raise them again!
5 years and numerous sweet clients later, I’m still head-over-heels for a stint in front of the silver screen creating beautiful brands. Only 2 days a week, mind. I’m a mama of two who has priorities outside the business! That’s why I’m so grateful to have the processes in place that allow me to have that all-important family time without taking a revenue hit.
When I realized that 95% of the work I delivered got zero revisions — a percentage that’s almost unheard of in the design industry — I knew I was onto something, and that one day I’d share it all inside what became Share-worthy Design.
Ready to earn your investment back from this course with just a few hours of work? Learn how we invoice clients $1,500 for a day. Our secrets are for swiping! This bonus will be a game-changer for you, too, if you want to:
Wishing you could attract your ideal clients to your inbox, and sell them your services on auto-pilot? In this action packed recorded workshop I’m dishing on email marketing specific for designers! Best of all? I uncomplicate it and dish on the tools + tactics to make it a breeze.
To make it even easier for you, our copywriter drafted 4 quarterly emails ready to schedule for your clients. Keep top of mind for potential and current clients — sans the icky salesy feeling. 🙂
It’s not enough to send beautiful designs to your clients, the strategy is what sells clients in your presentation. Use our mad-libs plug & play template with your next brand presentation. Our swipe copy makes it easy — including a word bank for various design styles. Let’s get you those zero revisions!
50+ Designer Client Swipe Files: Our collection of client canned responses. Everything from the professional “we’re not quite the right fit” to the “can you send me a testimonial?” response.
20 Beautiful Brand Mockups: built for our zero-revision brand presentation method.
Discovery Template: See the exact research our team digs for — it’s your guide for design that has your client jumping for joy and telling everyone they know about your work.
Brand identity design client process workflow: Our exact branding client process workflow system ready to plug and play with each new client that comes your way.
Automated Client Timeline Template: One click, and you’re all set for creating a project timeline in seconds.
Client Questionnaire: Swipe our exact client questionnaire, so you cover all the critical questions to create a successful design.
Web Style Guide: The template we use to create web style tiles for our clients. Simply swap out the colors, type and graphic elements within minutes for a polished style guide for your clients!
Best Resources Guide: A complete guide to the resources that run my business, from apps, to project management, to design tools, to services — it’s your one stop shop, I’ve done the research for you.
Brand Presentation and Brand Guideline: Showcase your design proofs in a proven successful presentation — this is our secret sauce and it’s yours for the taking!
Sure, you could figure out all these shortcuts, processes, and hacks on your own, between Pinterest scrolls, hours of podcasts, and blogs galore.
Swipe the system we put together after over 10 years in the freelance design industry (5 full-time design studio, 5+ freelancing), and gain an intimate group of fellow designers to boot.
Nope! This is for anyone who wants to pursue a design business in any design realm — whether on the side of a full-time job, occasional projects as a stay at home mom, or a full time business. This is perfect for brand identity designers, web designers, illustrators and graphic designers. The course walks through how I use business principles in my brand identity design business, but you can take these processes and apply them to your own business! We have over 500+ diverse designers in our alumni base (primarily brand and web designers).
Both! While this course provides a solid foundation + blueprint for beginners who haven’t ever booked a client of their own before, it is an equally valuable tool for experienced design studios. I’ve had complete newbies as well as established design studios with 10 years of experience sing praises about the content of this course and templates. Wherever you are in your design studio journey, you’ll walk away with an efficient process, templates and toolkit for your business.
Three months of group coaching calls (2 times each month). It’s your only ticket to one-on-one guidance from Jamie as well as an intimate group of design peers to lean on. We’ll meet every other Friday at 2pm MST. Our archive of recordings (with easy to follow time-stamped questions) is available for coaching students as well!
It’s a much more personalized experience where I’m 100% transparent and available to review your services, sites, sticky situations… you name it! If you need guidance for marketing, I’m here for you. It’s a really small group of designers, so be ready for some focused time on your business.
There’s also a private Slack group for the coaching tier available 24/7 for feedback, partnerships and community.
Oh, friend, how I’ve been there: stepping out and trust falling into a business investment is a scary thing! Even years into my business, I get sweaty palms before hiring a coach or partner. But along the way, I’ve learned: when I invest in my business, and pay for a short-cut that lets me focus on what my strengths are, the money always, always comes back. And sure, there’s a TON of content out there these days. Could you learn these tricks on your own? Sure! But speaking from experience, that always zaps hours off my precious design work — which in turn always costs more in the long run. And don’t worry — I’m not a fan of buyer’s remorse: my 100%, 10-day happiness policy is yours for the taking … I want you to love the course!
Heard! I mean, let’s be real: I’m running around in a ponytail and sneaks as a mama with a small business and team … I get it! If you commit to watching the videos (short + easy to watch) and taking action as you go, I’ll show you exactly what to say in emails, what processes to walk clients through, and tons of tips and tools that will save you HOURS in the long run. Using just one template from our template vault will save you so much time! I’ll set you up on a plan you can easily replicate.
Um, hi, that was me — I used to say the same thing back working as an employee designer! What I have learned is that being an entrepreneur is actually the most secure business move I could have ever made: working for myself, setting my own terms, setting my own prices … that’s actually been the ticket to creating an income stream that honors my family, and lets me be a mom, too. If it weren’t for my design studio, I wouldn’t be able to stay at home with the kiddos as much! It’s possible, friend. I want to show you how!
How does lifetime sound? 🙂 Once you’re enrolled, you can jump into the video lessons right away — grab that cup of coffee, kick up your feet, and feel free to binge watch! Learn at your own pace and re-watch the lessons as many times as needed. I wanted to make this course available for your best convenience, so there is no set schedule — you’re the boss!
To serve my students as best I can, enrollment is only open a few times a year. I’ll be offering the course again in the future, but can’t guarantee the price won’t go up each time the course goes back in the vault!
Oh no, we don’t want that! If you are unhappy with the course, let us know. I have a tight return policy — only because I want to make sure I’m attracting dedicated, serious students. I have worked so hard to make this course + templates a benefit, but I certainly understand the fear in buying something you can’t fully experience before purchase. As such, by purchasing, you’re agreeing to my happiness promise: if you complete the entire course and do all the work within 10 days and aren’t satisfied, just show me your work (promise I don’t make you jump through a bajillion hoops!) — I’m happy to buy the course back from you.
Yes! There are captions on the video lessons.
I’d love to chat with you, and make sure this is the right fit! Feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you!