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You're doing all the right things a business owner should do. One thing you have ZERO clue about is branding your business and creating a website that isn't just pretty, but that gets you more sales. That's where we come in.
Similar to that friend you have that just gets you, we just get your business. 

CHECK OUT OUR SERVICES BELOW

LOGO DESIGN

 

WHAT IS A LOGO?

By definition, a logo is a graphic that is used to identify a company or product.

But technically speaking, a logo is a vector graphic that can be enlarged to any size needed, without any loss of image quality, and doesn’t lose its meaning when it is shrunk down to the size of an app icon. It’s usable across a multitude of platforms and is completely unique. It stands out among competitors in similar fields.

   A good LOGO will:

  • MAKE A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION

  • PROJECT A PROFESSIONAL IMAGE OF YOUR BUSINESS

  • GIVE YOUR BUSINESS AN IDENTITY

A well-designed logo builds trust by validating your professionalism and get’s people to stick around.

It tells potential clients who you are, what you do, and how that benefits them. It communicates to people with no prior knowledge or experience with your business that you do great work.

If your logo looks unprofessional, people will undoubtedly question how well you’re able to deliver your products and services. Have you ever hit the back button or chose one company over another simply because they look more legit? People make snap judgments and poor design makes people leave.

You need a strong logo to stand out to consumers, ensure they remember your brand, and cultivate positive associations with you. Logos have a deep symbolic association connected to people’s memories and emotions.

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logo package

 

​OUR LOGO DESIGN PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • DESIGN QUESTIONNAIRE AND BRAND DISCOVERY

  • PRIMARY LOGO CREATION (3-5 OPTIONS)
  • TWO ROUNDS OF REVISIONS ON YOUR FAVOURITE CONCEPT

  • ALTERNATE LOGO

  • SUBMARK / SOCIAL MEDIA LOGO

  • WATERMARK

 

YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • HORIZONTAL LOGO IN DIFFERENT COLOR VERSIONS (FOR LIGHT AND DARK BACKGROUND, COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE IF APPLICABLE)

  • VERTICAL LOGO IN DIFFERENT COLOR VERSIONS (FOR LIGHT AND DARK BACKGROUND, COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE IF APPLICABLE)

  • SUBMARK/SOCIAL MEDIA LOGO IN DIFFERENT COLOR VERSIONS (FOR LIGHT AND DARK BACKGROUND, COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE IF APPLICABLE)

  • WATERMARK 

  • READY-TO-USE DOWNLOADABLE LOGO IMAGE FILES (PNG, SVG, EPS, PDF)

  • LOGO BOARD (PDF)

TIMEFRAME: 1-2 WEEKS

STARTING AT $249

BRANDING

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The terms "brand" and logo" are often used interchangeably.

But, although a logo can be the symbol of a business, it is not the entirety of a brand. In fact, creating a logo is just one small step toward developing a strong brand identity.

Originally, the term "brand" was used to refer to the mark that cattle ranchers "branded" on their cattle. However, the idea of a "brand" has since evolved to encompass much more than just a name or a symbol.

 

A brand is a feature — or set of features — that distinguish one organization from another. A brand is typically comprised of a name, tagline, logo or symbol, design, brand voice, and more.

 

So why is branding so important? What does having a strong brand actually do for a business? It’s an ever-changing climate, but here are 8 key benefits of branding:

  • Customer recognition

  • Customer loyalty

  • Consistency

  • Brand equity

  • Credibility

  • Attracts talent

  • Allows shared values

  • Gives confidence

Basically, a memorable brand translates to more clients and more sales (and who doesn’t want that?). An excellent way to communicate your brand’s personality  and reference your branding at any time so you can make sure you’re staying consistent is to create a brand board. We design stunning style guides  that include your logos, color palette, fonts & imagery whether you are launching a new business, or if you’re an existing business looking to up your game. We also create your brand collaterals and custom graphics.

 

​OUR SIGNATURE BRANDING PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • COMPREHENSIVE DISCOVERY QUESTIONNAIRE/ INITIAL CONSULTATION

  • PRIMARY LOGO CREATION (3-5 OPTIONS)

  • TWO ROUNDS OF REVISIONS ON YOUR FAVOURITE CONCEPT

  • ALTERNATE LOGO

  • SUBMARK / SOCIAL MEDIA LOGO

  • WATERMARK

  • MOODBOARD (BRAND STYLE INSPIRATION)

  • COLOUR PALETTE

  • TYPOGRAPHY SELECTION & HIERARCHY

  • BRAND IN USE RENDERINGS (1-2 IMAGES)

  • LETTERHEAD DESIGN

  • SIGNATURE BRAND BOARD

 

YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • READY-TO-USE DOWNLOADABLE LOGO IMAGE FILES (PNG, SVG, EPS, PDF)

  • HORIZONTAL LOGO IN DIFFERENT COLOR VERSIONS (FOR LIGHT AND DARK BACKGROUND, COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE IF APPLICABLE)

  • VERTICAL LOGO IN DIFFERENT COLOR VERSIONS (FOR LIGHT AND DARK BACKGROUND, COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE IF APPLICABLE)

  • SUBMARK/SOCIAL MEDIA LOGO IN DIFFERENT COLOR VERSIONS (FOR LIGHT AND DARK BACKGROUND, COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE IF APPLICABLE)

  • WATERMARK 

  • READY-TO-USE DOWNLOADABLE LOGO IMAGE FILES (PNG, SVG, EPS, P

  • SIGNATURE BRAND BOARD (PDF)

TIMEFRAME: 2-3 WEEKS

STARTING AT $549

signature branding package

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:

BUSINESS CARD DESIGN

FACEBOOK COVER

INSTAGRAM GRID PUZZLE

SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

MARKETING MATERIALS

NEWSELETTER

PACKAGE DESIGN

SIGNAGE

FULL TYPOGRAPHY SYSTEM

PHOTO EDITING FOR BRANDING

WEB DESIGN

If your business has gotten this far without a website, you might be wondering: do I need a website for my business? What’s the point if my business is already successful without one?

The short answer is that there has never been a better or more important time to invest in a website for your business. A website offers a wide variety of benefits for small businesses, and most of these benefits increase in value exponentially year over year, just like the Internet itself.

 

Having a website will attract new customers to your business and make you more money.

81% of people research a business or service online prior to making a purchase decision. If you don’t have a website, you have no chance at capturing a share of this market. Also, your website can be available 24/7/365 even when you’re not!

 

Having a website makes you look professional and increases trust

56% of people stated that they won’t trust a business without a website. Having a good website instantly boosts your credibility as a legitimate business. First impressions count, and websites allow you to make a very strong impression with a well designed introduction for your business.

It’s not as expensive as you think

In fact, it can be very cost effective. Websites offer a better return on investment than any other form of advertising. If you’re planning to market your business, a website should be your first priority.

Having a website will end up saving you time.

Whether you’re trading emails, taking calls, or sending out proposals – communicating with potential customers takes time. Your website can save you that time by providing answers to common customer questions and inquiries. What does this mean for you? You can spend your time doing more valuable things.

 

A website gives you full control over the medium.

The absolute design freedom gives you an opportunity to present your brand in a unique way and showcase its voice and personality. You decide what to put out there, so if you have any cool online reviews, customer testimonials, videos, etc., they can all share the space on your site.

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​OUR WEB DESIGN SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • FULLY CUSTOM, BEAUTIFUL WEBSITE THAT WILL LOOK GORGEOUS ON ANY DEVICE

  • CURATED IMAGES MATCHING YOUR BRAND

  • BASIC SEO + SOCIAL MEDIA  INTEGRATION

  • NEWSLETTER/SIGN-UP/CONTACT FORM

 

YOU WILL RECEIVE:

  • TOTALLY CUSTOM-DESIGNED, BEAUTIFUL, MOBILE-RESPONSIVE  WEBSITE OF FULLY-STYLED CONTENT LIVE ON YOUR DOMAIN

TIMEFRAME: 2-4 WEEKS 

STARTING AT $699*

* existing branding customers only
so, how does it work ?

The whole process is supposed to be fast, simple and painless. First, check out our packages. If you’re not sure what you want, have some questions, to would like to create your own package, please contact us. You can use the website chat in the right-bottom corner, send us an e-mail at hello@sotostudio.ca or book a free call.

 

If you have a clear idea of what your business needs, that’s great! Let’s get right to it.

design process

1| PREPARE 

Please tell us what you need by filling out one of the design questionnaire forms. This is necessary for us to recognize your business needs but will also help you better understand your expectations, target audience and design requirements.  We dive into your brand values, brand message & tone. Please feel free to share your inspirations with us, images, colour palettes, links to websites you like. A great idea is to create (if you don’t have one already!) a Pinterest Board and share it with us. Pin anything and everything you like, and then we will comb through it and take what we think will work and will align well with your brand. If you have any questions along the way, please contact us brainstorm the ideas that will help to develop a unique brand that truly reflects your business 

 

2| FORMALITIES

Within 24 hrs we will send you our proposal, short contract to be signed and our invoice. That is when we confirm your project scope, price & timeline. All branding packages are to be paid 100% upfront, due to the digital nature of the product. For web design, 50% non-refundable deposit is required. 

 

3| LOGO DESIGN 

We deliver 4-5 initial primary logo concepts. You have two optional revisions of feedback so we can tweak until it's absolutely perfect. After you approve your primary logo, we nail down your alternate logo and submark, in different colour variations.

4| BRANDING

We take all of your "homework" and do a little research into your industry and your ideal client. From there, we create a mood board for your brand. A mood board is an arrangement of images, materials, colours and pieces of text that will project a particular style or concept. It’s based on your questionnaire, the Pinterest board and all of the creative research, and should be on the right track for the overall feel of the brand. While we’re creating the mood board, we’re also subtly crafting the colour palette. These are the elements that give your brand personality and really make it come to life. We send colour palette ideas (1-2) to the client to choose from, based on the mood board. We put all the pieces together and present it to you on one of our signature Branding Style Boards, and as always, revise until perfect! The aim with the Branding Style Board is to encompass all of the design features into one document so in the future you will know exactly what to do to keep the designs on brand and cohesive. Once you’re 100% happy with our work, we deliver all final files to you. You are ready to debut your beautiful new brand to the world!

 

5| BRAND COLLATERALS

We create your brand collaterals and social media graphics. The designs are totally custom to your brand with your brand colours, fonts, patterns/textures, logos and logo marks to achieve cohesive, professional look.

 

6| WEBSITE

Once your branding and collateral are complete, we work together to create a badass website that is totally custom to you, your brand and your business goals. At this point, we require your website copy and all images/elements to be delivered to us. We’ll be working closely throughout the design phase to be sure that we are progressing in the desired direction! We’ll be in touch to make sure that you’re 100% happy with every single detail of the creating process.

 

7| LAUNCH

Your site is designed with your ideal customer as the star of the show, so you can start attracting the clients and customers you've been dreaming of. After we have everything in place and the remaining balance is paid in full, we’ll transfer your amazing website over to you and set it to go live. You sit back, relax and watch your business grow.