BRAID CREATIVE & CONSULTING
is branding & business visioning
for creative entrepreneurs.

ON THE BRAID BLOG:

17-Jan-2017

Sometimes the most heartbreaking thing about being a creative for a living is when a client has negative feedback.


It looks a little something like this: you go through a discovery process, you ask all the right questions, you and your client are jiving and on the same page, you pull inspiration and the client gives you a big thumbs up. You spend days sketching, refining, and finalizing a design that makes you proud. It just might be your best work yet.


Then, you present a design to your client. You can read their face – they aren’t loving it. Or maybe they take their time getting back to you – you take the silence as criticism and start beating yourself up over what they’re thinking. Maybe they come back with “I love it, but could we change …” followed by revisions that butcher your work into something that resembles nothing you would ever create. You find yourself feeling like a pixel-pushing order-taker rather than the gifted creative expert you are.


At worst, you’re left wondering if maybe you really do suck at your job, and at best you’re wondering how to get your clients to trust you. You become resentful and begin daydreaming about what it must be like to be an accountant for a living – work that isn’t quite so objective or personal.

blend who you are & what you do,
share & sell your creative expertise,
attract your dream customers,
& make your business vision real

This ECourse is for creative entrepreneurs just starting out, or with lots of experience, who are ready to take their brand and business vision to the next level. The learning modules + a branding workbook will help you blend who you are & what you do, share & sell your creative expertise, attract your dream customers, & make your business vision real. Learn more here >

blend who you are & what you do,
share & sell your creative expertise,
attract your dream customers,
& make your business vision real

This ECourse is for creative entrepreneurs just starting out, or with lots of experience, who are ready to take their brand and business vision to the next level. The learning modules + a branding workbook will help you blend who you are & what you do, share & sell your creative expertise, attract your dream customers, & make your business vision real. Learn more here >

ON THE BRAID BLOG:

17-Jan-2017

Sometimes the most heartbreaking thing about being a creative for a living is when a client has negative feedback.


It looks a little something like this: you go through a discovery process, you ask all the right questions, you and your client are jiving and on the same page, you pull inspiration and the client gives you a big thumbs up. You spend days sketching, refining, and finalizing a design that makes you proud. It just might be your best work yet.


Then, you present a design to your client. You can read their face – they aren’t loving it. Or maybe they take their time getting back to you – you take the silence as criticism and start beating yourself up over what they’re thinking. Maybe they come back with “I love it, but could we change …” followed by revisions that butcher your work into something that resembles nothing you would ever create. You find yourself feeling like a pixel-pushing order-taker rather than the gifted creative expert you are.


At worst, you’re left wondering if maybe you really do suck at your job, and at best you’re wondering how to get your clients to trust you. You become resentful and begin daydreaming about what it must be like to be an accountant for a living – work that isn’t quite so objective or personal.


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OUR BRANDING & VISIONING OFFERINGS

you can start with our self-guided
BRAID METHOD ECOURSE
Includes 7 learning modules, a workbook with over 20 branding exercises and scripts, and a Facebook group.

“I've had a successful creative entrepreneurial run for seven years, but have spent the last two working for nightmare customers, disliking the work, and scratching my head. Well, scratch be gone! I LOVED this Braid ECourse! I've not only identified where I've gone off-track, but am whiteboarding all these Braid exercises and coming up with solutions. I have a lot of work to do, but I'm excited to tackle it, like super-giant-goose-bump excited!"
– Nicole Christie / Writer / Seattle, Washington

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we work with entrepreneurs
BRANDING & VISIONING for INDIVIDUALS
We start with a consultative Vision Guide to clarify your positioning, then we create your Brand Platform.

“For years I tried to DIY my brand and never captured the look and feel of my business. I knew what I wanted to convey, but didn’t know how to pull all the pieces together. After just our first meeting they were translating my voice, my energy and style like magic fairies! They nailed it with my Vision Guide & Brand Platform. I’m so glad I decided to invest in hiring Braid, they knew exactly how to weave together my vision. It was the best gift I could have given myself and my practice.”
– Angie Viets / Therapist / Lawrence, Kansas

Learn more about working one-on-one with Braid >

we work with organizations
BRANDING & VISIONING for TEAMS
We start with a Planning & Visioning session & create deliverables for sharing with your people & customers.

“I was looking for an agency that could help us present a clear story to our board, volunteers & donors. Braid opened up a dialogue we didn’t realized we needed! They brought authenticity, sensitivity & simple clarity to our brand. Our Vision Guide & Brand Platform are a constant go-to when writing grants, reaching out to donors & sharing on social media, as we help kids feel like kids in a hard time for families. We know it looks good, it’s the right message & it gives us confidence connecting with our community.”
– Sara Jacobson / Executive Director The Children’s Hospital Volunteers / Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

How teams & organizations can work with Braid >

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