Over 25 years – I’ve honed my collaborative design process – eliminating multiple concepts and extra revision cycles while increasing client trust.
Over the last 5 years, this same design process has allowed me to more than 10x my income per project (for the same work).
In DtD (enrolling next in September 2017), I’ll guide you through the discovery and design phases of a typical web design project, specifically Client Intake, Research, Wireframing, Styling and creating a Homepage concept. Worksheets and other prompts will help you apply what you learn to your very next project.
I’m a brand and web designer, wife, and mom of two, frequently distracted by two crazy pugs. As a designer, I love well-crafted fonts, white space and simplicity. Over the last 25 years, I’ve worked with all kinds of clients, on all kinds of projects.
In 2012, I founded Christine Marie Studio and began working with women entrepreneurs similar to myself. I’ve worked with some amazing individuals! I’m known for my ability to translate what my clients say into a design that captures their unique brand personality.
As my process evolved, I quickly learned that encouraging clients to actively participate resulted in better designs. My clients were delighted, and I was rewarded with their complete trust in the process. This way of working is what I want to share with you.
It’s why I started teaching what I know. Being a designer won’t always be easy, but the part where you interact with clients and design things for them should feel collaborative and satisfying – without them taking over, dragging you through endless revision cycles, or modifying your designs until you cringe.
Here’s why I know you can…
Marketing strategies come and go. Design tools change. But the process of design itself doesn’t really change. Mastering the design process – learning how to guide clients and translate their vision into a design they love – is the key to confidence. And #bonus… the key to charging a lot more for your work.
I can’t wait to teach you!
Christine Thatcher is the founder of Christine Marie Studio, a boutique design agency dedicated to helping visionary entrepreneurs and small business owners infuse their personalities into profitable virtual platforms. She combines 25 years of corporate, agency and mid-sized business design experience to guide her clients through the web design and development process.