creating MEANINGFUL & MEMORABLE brand experiences

Designing an honest brand that lives and breathes your ethics doesn’t just happen.  It takes collaboration, communication and a close look at your brand values and mission.

So when we work together, we’ll design a brand identity that inspires awe. A brand that is not only every inch you, but also one that connects on a deep emotional level with your ideal customer. And with in-depth brand exploration, inspired and original creative design, and flexible, optional extras to choose from, you can trust that what you’ll end up with will be fully ready to make your vision a reality.

AUTHENTIC brand experience packages

 

You’ve started a business that has the power to create meaningful change. You put passion and heart into the work you do. But when it comes to creating a visually striking impression or creating that important connection with your audience deep down you know your brand visuals don’t capture the essence of your vision and values as well as they should.

Whether you’ve just launched or have been established for years – I have a range of branding packages no matter what stage you’re at in your business. To explore my current branding packages download a guide below…

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including...

  • Brand Exploration
  • Unique Brand Concept
  • Complete Brand Book
  • Your brand colours + fonts
  • Brand Logos to suit a range of formats
  • Brand experience items
  • Social media graphics
  • Photography style guide + more!
  • add ons…
  • + Brand tone of voice
  • + Packaging Concepts
  • + Squarespace Website  
  • * 6-8 week waiting list. I only take on a limited number of projects so every brand receives a personal and thoughtful experience

 

a memorable, authentic brand draws people to you effortlessly

reviews from my brand collaborations

The Kind Store is now a company I am proud to show off!

Improving my branding has enabled many things. Firstly, a greater brand awareness and improved customer engagement as I now have a recognisable logo and colour palette. The store feels like a proper store rather than a ‘one-woman-band’ and we’ve been featured in Forbes, the Guardian and other publications. Magazines such as Vegan Life have also been keen to hear from me about building a business.”

Tash, founder of The Kind Store

we are so in love with out new branding!

Charlotte was able to understand what we wanted even before we did, and in the few weeks since we launched the new branding I have already seen many benefits!

I love how now we have a unique and cohesive look across our social media channels, website and packaging, it is already helping to make us look more like a “proper” business, without losing the independent and handcrafted side of it. Understanding better our identity and having a brand that allows us to communicate it well is helping us grow and reach more people. Thank you so much Charlotte for the amazing job!

Bianca & Giulio, Founders of Zero Waste Path

Helped us to create powerful social change…

Charlotte comes across not only passionate about design but also about using her skills and experience to make social change. Charlotte helped us to visualise and brand a city-wide strategy all about the importance of adult learning and fair and equal opportunities for all. Charlotte you are generally a lovely person to work with and I am looking forward to continuing to grow our relationship!

Sherelle Fairweather, Manchester City Council | Work & Skills Project Leader

 

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 hello I’m Charlotte, your brand designer!

I’ve worked with some of the leading ethical and sustainable brands, creating brand experiences that have helped them grow into successful, dream businesses.

Before Creative Wilderness I learnt my design and branding craft at big design and advertising agencies. I’ve created packaging designs for Wilkinson Sword, pitched campaign concepts to Vanish and KP nuts, created branded materials for Peroni to name a few! I understand what these big brands do well, and also how to apply some of these principles to make independent brands like yours have a big impact.

I love getting out into nature, wild swimming, and exploring in my new VW T4 campervan ‘Autumn’.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS…

WHY DOES BRANDING COST MORE THAN LOGO DESIGN?

Good branding and design is an art, one that requires many years of experience, a detailed eye and a creativity that can truly understand the essence of your business. This is something that takes time to acquire and those extra skills that come with hiring a professional designer should be seen as an investment. We all hate to part with money but when something so important as your brand identity is involved then it should be seen as something that will add value to your business for years to come.

DO I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?

Yes I require a 50% deposit before starting any design job. I then let you know when the final payment will be due. For bigger projects I normally split this out so you can plan your finances.

CAN YOU DESIGN MY WEBSITE?

Yes along with branding I also create websites and offer a range of packages to suit different budgets. I can also guide you on how to update the text and add blog posts to your site once we have built your site. I can create fully bespoke websites too including Shopping functionality.

DO WE NEED TO MEET UP TO START A PROJECT?

I work with people around the world and find that Zoom is a great way to connect if you don't like nearby. If you are around the Manchester, Cheshire and Stockport area then we can meet up at the start of the project. I'm also happy to chat things through over email too.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

Generally, branding projects take 4-8 weeks depending on which add-on items you go for. I schedule a limited number of projects each month so you have my full dedicated time and we have project milestones that ensure your brand identity stays on track.

WILL IT JUST BE YOU WORKING ON MY PROJECT?

I'll be your only contact and I generally have a very big part in all projects. Sometimes I may bring in a collaborator such as an illustrator or web developer if I think your project needs it. If you are looking for a team to help then take a look at my Ethical Collective.

I'M WORRIED ABOUT TAKING THE LEAP AND BOOKING YOU!

Take a good look through my projects and testimonials so you can get a feel for my work. I always have a video/voice chat before we agree as it's so important we connect and are the right fit. We do a very in-depth brand exploration at the start and visual reference activity so that I can truly understand your brand and where to take it. I'll then show you a moodboard to give you an idea of the style before I go off and design to make sure you are happy with everything. My quote also includes one revision to the designs and 30 day post-project support just in case anything pops up as you apply your branding!

let’s work together!

If you’re interested in collaborating with me then you can view my current branding packages or simply fill in a quick project form and we can book in a brand chat.

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DOWNLOAD MY "POWER OF AUTHENTIC BRANDING" BOOK

If you don't know anything about branding, or feel that you need some help on understanding how to create your brand then this ebook will teach you everything you need to know!

🌿Learn what branding is and why it matters to your business

🌿Quick questions to see if your logo and brand are working

🌿How authentic branding can grow your business

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LET'S CONNECT...

Contact me to find out about working with me or if you have any questions. 

Giving BACK...

I'm taking part in a series of pledges to create a fairer more sustainable business world.

I donate a percentage of my profits to The City Of Trees, who are transforming underused, unloved woodland in Greater Manchester

I co-run Conscious Entrepreneurs which is a monthly event to connect, support and encourage conscious businesses and entrepreneurs.