WE CREATE BEAUTIFUL DIGITAL EXPERIENCES THAT HELP BRANDS GROW FASTER.
SoTo is a small creative studio, located in Toronto area (GTA). We are one-stop-branding shop offering stunning and affordable solutions for small businesses.
We specialize in unique branding solutions for passionate business owners around the world. We listen to your story, get to know your business and create a beautifully crafted brand that both reflects your personal style and serves as an effective marketing tool for years to come. We know it’s the little things that count, which is why we apply the same dedicated effort whether we’re doing a full brand redesign or designing a new logo. We’re committed to making sure our clients fall in love with our work and their satisfaction is the cream to our coffee.
We believe that building brand integrity and representing your business at its visual best are crucial to your success. We provide creative, strategic and affordable solutions to build strong online presence for your business.
Take the guesswork out of crafting a professional and consistent brand image. Leave the legwork to us, and we’ll be sure to send you on your way with everything you need to make your business stand out in a crowd. Whether you’re starting with a vague idea or a fully-fleshed out concept, we can bring your vision to life. We are passionate about empowering business entrepreneurs in their business journey and navigating their way to success.
hello & welcome
It's nice to virtually meet you !
I'm Aga - Brand Strategist on a mission to help passionate business owners make an impact. I'm the founder and creative mind behind SoTo Brand Studio.
Design is my passion and I’m just obsessed with making brands beautiful and websites strategically functional. So when you trust your brand in my little creative hands, it fulfills me. I love working with clients who have a vision and figuring out how to implement it. My joy for the design comes from turning thoughts and ideas into beautiful and thoughtfully crafted design experiences.
I'm originally from Poland but I've been living in Canada for over 16 years. I have a Business degree from York University and spent over a decade working in a big corporate world, day dreaming about getting out of the office, seeing the world and moving to the beach. I've always had an eye for design, but I discovered my passion for branding by accident, when helping a friend creating a business from scratch. Several months later, after countless hours of polishing my skills and building a portfolio– SoTo Brand Studio was born.
My mission is to help you create a beautiful presence that resonates with your business, so your audience will fall in love with what you do! And, of course, make it easy and stress-free all the way through. I usually do it all from my home in Mississauga, ON with a big cup of coffee by my side. When I'm not behind my laptop screen I'm probably off exploring the world, sipping a glass of rosé on the patio or working on some DIY project for our house (aka my favourite place on the planet :))
ENGLISH & POLISH
SOFTWARE I USE:
ADOBE PHOTSHOP, ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR, ADOBE DIMENSION
WHAT is SOTO?
I came up with the name when thinking about SOHO - a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan in New York City, which I absolutely adore. Short for South of Houston Street, the Soho chic look is what you see on the streets of Soho - a style that's a mixture of the area's artsy, bohemian roots and more modern, urban, elegant and edgy flair. Something that resonates with my style .And since we're located in Toronto area, actually a little bit south(-west) of it - SOTO was born.
THINGS I LOVE:
DESIGN, TRAVELLING, COFFEE, WINE & GOOD FOOD
WHAT ARE YOUR TYPICAL TURN TIMES?Project time frames will vary due to client response times (revisions, content, etc) but the typical turn times are provided with each package details.
WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT POLICIES AND METHODS?Payments for services are done through Stripe. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Depending on the complete total cost, various payment options are available. Logo and branding packages are to be paid 100% at time of booking. For branding+website, 50% non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking.
HOW SOON WILL WE BE ABLE TO GET STARTED?Usually - right away! But if you're in a rush, please confirm the timeframe with us before placing an order.
IS THERE A REVISION PROCESS?Of course. I’ll request your feedback every step of the way. I want to make sure you’re 100% happy with the process.
WHICH WEBSITE PLATFORMS DO YOU WORK WITH?We use Wix. Wix websites are beautiful, user-friendly, and all-inclusive. They offer hosting, domains, and templates all under one roof, which makes your life a lot easier! Wix was designed with the do-it-yourself user in mind, making it incredibly easy for you to maintain and update your website on your own. They also offer awesome 24/7 customer support. All Wix templates are responsive and mobile-friendly. This is critical as over half of all web traffic is from mobile devices. Your content will look great on every device, every time.Every Wix website has built-in SEO (Search Engine Optimization), plus an automatically generated built-in sitemap that helps Google to crawl, understand, and rank your website. Wix is a self-contained platform that works seamlessly and is fully managed from top to bottom. This means there’s never any need to update software, plugins, or widgets; or patch security vulnerabilities. For you, that means less time worrying about technical stuff and more time to grow your business.
WHY DO I NEED A DESIGNER? CAN I DO IT BY MYSELF?The short answer is yes. But just because you can do something, doesn't always mean you should. Far too often, entrepreneurs get sucked into this trap of trying to DIY their way to success, when really it actually costs you in the long run. While Wix is simple and user-friendly, there is quite a bit of technical knowledge required if you want to customize your site so that it stands out from the crowd. Plus, we handle everything from set-up to launch, so that you can focus on what you love to do, which is growing your business. You can focus on the things that YOU do best and invest in the expertise of others who will get you there much faster.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS?Yes. In order to have a Wix site, you'll have to invest in a monthly plan ( approx. US$10/ month for basic plan). You will also need a domain (if don't already have one). If you purchase your domain via Wix, it is free for your first year, then US$14.95/year after that.
MY CONTENT WON'T BE READY FOR A WHILE. CAN WE STILL WORK TOGETHER?We typically find it’s best to have your content ready to go by your start date. However, we understand this may not always be possible & we're happy to discuss what options might work best for your situation including booking a later start date.