Don't wait another day to polish up your professional image!
If everyone is their own brand with social media, influencers, and a d.i.y. culture, how do you establish your own identity that exudes not only your personality, but the qualities that make you a great collaborator, reliable employee or consultant, and a unique designer.
Investing in your personal brand goes beyond new shoes and updated wardrobe. Everyone is becoming their own paparazzi and brand proponents in today's world.
Resume's should be well designed and with access to digital tools more expectations of online portfolio for any profession is expected. What you need is a design coach to guide you through the design brand process to create consistency across all platforms just like a digital wardrobe.
Designing your own brand is one of the most challenging tasks as a designer. Having a sounding board and a guide in the process helps you to approach it from a less personal and more professional modality.
BRAND YOU program is a comprehensive process that takes you through the design process and offers you that feedback you cannot get from watching videos on Lynda or YouTube no matter how famous the person is on the other side of the screen.
Design Coach Val has worked with 100s of individuals to evaluate their individual selves, job and fitting in skills, and their design voice to develop a unique, innovative brand that can translate into your design business collateral and your current job search.
Sign up for an initial conversation here.
Step 1: Initial conversation where we will discuss your needs and goals for creating your comprehensive brand. Design Coach Val's approach is getting to know you as a person and a creative in order to help you make decisions for your trajectory.
Step 2: You will be provided materials to conduct a self-evaluation where you'll examine your strengths, weaknesses, and skills (both technical and 'soft' personality); and create a goal assessment. If you do not have a portfolio, you'll be asked to pull together examples of your work - from writing, to marketing campaigns, to design and beyond to be evaluated from a professional perspective that will help with critical feedback on your design voice and best examples to represent that voice.
Step 3: Based on your schedule and objectives, we will meet once or twice a week for 30 minute sessions to review your progress in the design process. This is a self-driven process and then our sessions are to get feedback as you might in a traditional academic studio setting. You can trust Design Coach Val to provide the type of advice and sounding board that will be different from those close to you.
Step 4: Diving into the design process and flexing your creative muscles you will start with word lists and mind-mapping, then the brainstorm sketch ideation will lead to more formalized visual solutions that will establish your personal system of color and typography. In this process you may also develop key words, phrases, and strategies of how to present your brand across the various artifacts you create as well as in interviews or client pitches.
Step 5: Finalizing your brand, take advantage of your momentum to develop a completely new presentation. Design Coach Val will provide encouragement and accountability as you move through this process offering critique, asking questions to make you think, and providing suggestions.
Listen to the fire in your belly.
Elevate yourself above the BLAH!
Don't wait until you don't have time to do this while you may be immersed in a new job search. The best time to implement this is when you already have a job/career. It's a good time to document and organize your work in a visible way for career advancement.
Are you in that necessary 1-5 years of experience gathering to advance to the next level or your dream employer or position? Then this is the time to set aside a few hours a week on yourself.
Working with Design Coach Val, you will have an advocate who wants the best for you and is able to listen as well as ask questions that may make you think of your path in new ways. R
People hire the people they want to work with beyond just technical or aesthetic skills. The network you build and your digital representation of your skills combined can make you a vital asset for the right team.
Elevate your brand and in the process channel that fire in your belly to move your passion and goals into reality.
begin your personal countdown to launching your brand
No obligation to start the conversation : Sign up today
- One-on-one interaction via video conference and support through email. This is not a webinar, pre-recorded material, or a passive learning experience.
- A skills analysis and goal assessment in order for you to personalize and consider your own viewpoint with a mentor / coach to act as a sounding board, asking questions and listening to you.
- Concept development feedback: take one of the toughest design challenges in self-directed project and elevate your visual solutions by having the critique feedback of someone who is your advocate and a long-time member of the design industry.
- Discover the importance of a brand identity guideline (skills that could be added to your arsenal) and a process book for your portfolio
- Create a visual brand system that will transform your resume, portfolio, self-promotional collateral and even your interview responses.
- Additional tips include writing a cover letter, organizing a portfolio website, writing a resume, and creating your online presence on LinkedIn and/or Behance.
- Sounding board for your job or client search once you launch your new brand.
PROGRAM STARTS AT $449 and averages between 8 and 10 weeks based on your career objectives and current schedule.
Sometimes in discussion of work, it's revealed that you may need to create new work for the particular path you are on or to switch lanes. Sometimes you need to refine existing pieces.
While in the Brand You! program if this comes to light, we can add additional components to our coaching sessions. It is highly likely that you may need 2 or 3 new portfolio quality pieces to make your new brand story shine. This will be discussed through a proposal with a variety of pricing and timeline options to fit your budget and goals.