Is your business as brilliant on the outside as it is on the inside?
You care about how your work affects culture and the world. Your work is valuable, meaningful and a huge contribution to the people and the world you serve.
So why doesn’t your business look that way in its visual form?
You haven’t yet found and learn to use your VISUAL VOICE. Its something we all have, and no designer can give it to you. It comes from within.
Your work changes culture, and so can your visual presence.
A great visual presence is a deeply authentic expression of what makes a business unique, real and valuable - in really imaginative and specific ways. It allows your people to see your business as the beacon that it is, through the fog of an image-saturated marketplace.
I’m Amy, arts educator, brand strategist and visual culture nerd.
I’m here to stand by your side as you claim your role as creative director of your own work.
Join me for a day-long
CREATIVE DIRECTION retreat.
Let’s find your visual brand story and method, and apply it to everything you do!
The result: an authentic visual language - yours! - that gives you The power to communicate, compel, enchant, and move the right people to think, act, and engage with your work.
Stop letting indecision, isolation, confidence blocks and overwhelm get in the way of showing up with bold originality and fresh thinking in your marketing, branding and social media.
We’ll spend one full day with no distractions, finding your creative edge, and expanding it — with solid strategic plans based on practical reality and genius creativity.
The CREATIVE DIRECTION Retreat
you + me + your brilliant biz.
One full day. in person, or online.
(also includes one planning call and one integration call in the weeks before and after our day)
We’ll retreat from the “hustle” and go deep into who you are, and who your business is. We’ll excavate the authentic visual story at the heart of your work, and develop strategies, methods and tools you can use to start “speaking” this visual language wherever you go.
Everybody is capable of speaking a brilliant visual language, with the right tools and frameworks - whether you call yourself an artist or not.
(Sometimes, we go beyond visual strategy - because the visual is connected to everything else. Look what happened for Max:)
"My goals for the retreat were ridiculously ambitious and included a social media playbook, a brand bible, a custom launch process, and a new look and feel for my website. We laughed - AND THEN WE DID IT ALL. We also made a plan for growing my list, a comprehensive calendar for the entire year, and then Amy showed me exactly how to double my income.
Amy is a verified genius. She is a volcano of brilliant ideas and at the same time showed a rare sensitivity to my business's particular needs. The retreat was the PERFECT blend of leadership and collaboration. I will certainly not head into 2020 before booking another retreat with Amy. "
~ Max Daniels
Your retreat will be custom designed for you!
We’ll look at how your visual voice does and can show up across all the places:
in your content creation creative processes (these will be designed to maximize your strengths as a communicator, and minimize frustration/bottleneck time)
in your overall brand story and message (this is where your brilliance is a sun shining over EVERYTHING in your business)
in your program graphics and printed materials
in your social media presence; both the more stable images (banners, etc) and continually evolving visuals (content marketing, ads, etc)
on your web site and your approach to maintaining it (web sites sure are getting boring - lets make yours alive and evolving again)
in the ways you conceive of names, frameworks and ideas for programs and products (because your visual voice affects everything it touches)
in your launch strategies and content (bring your work to market on a flying carpet of genius imagery.)
Most importantly, we will look at WHO YOU ARE as a creator and as a communicator - where you have strength and where you struggle with the continual creation and publishing of images that is demanded by today’s digital marketing world - and we will craft an overall creative plan for you based on your unique visual voice and everyday working conditions.
Let’s plan your day together!
What does the retreat entail?
One 30-minute prep call
to create prompts/assignments you can use to prepare for our day together.
One 8-hour retreat day.
WE DEEP DIVE! Don’t worry, there will be dance party breaks (or nap breaks, whatever you need.) If it’s in Amy’s Providence, RI studio, a yummy and healthy lunch will be provided, and there’s acupuncture, yoga and other good services in the building.
One hour-long integration call
Two to four weeks post-retreat, this call supports the refining and implementing of your plans.
The retreat day also includes spontaneous dance breaks, a delicious and healthy lunch, beverages and snacks - and is housed in a studio building that includes a yoga studio, a community acupuncture clinic, a mediation center, and even a gaming center if Dungeons and Dragons supports your creative process. :-)
This is for you if:
You are ready for a LEAP and you are SICK of the incremental change that happens when you can only devote small shreds of attention to the creative work behind your branding, marketing and programs.
You feel creatively alive and inspired working in collaboration, when its with a big thinker and active listener.
You know (or suspect) that you have resistance to key parts of the creative processes behind business building, branding or marketing, and you need someone to lend confidence and structure so you can get it done.
You’ve got a new program, project or idea that wants to be born, and you want to give it a big jump start with the assistance of someone who can help guide you through the creative process, and the decisions that will make it real.
Though your work is strong, you lack clarity around your presentation to the world; whether in your identity and brand, your visual communications, or something else.
Does that sound about right?
Then lets get our big paper and sharpies on!
Let’s talk and see if a Creative Direction Retreat is for you.
In our conversation, I’d love to hear all about where your business is right now, what your big vision is for it, and what makes it brilliant!
We can look at your brand in all of it’s settings, and talk about the goals you have for transforming it.
The we can discuss the retreat and see if it would be a good fit for both of us!