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As a designer, my work is intentionally simple – creating beautifully focused designs that connect my clients with the people they most want to serve. I believe in stripping away the unnecessary to focus on what’s truly important, in order to create the best solutions for my clients.
Over 25 years – I’ve honed my collaborative design process – eliminating multiple concepts and extra revision cycles while increasing client trust. I’ve built a successful design business on principles of simplicity, generosity, and intentional client leadership. My process has allowed me to more than 10x my income per project (for the same work) over the last 5 years.
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.
I’m driven by the promise of your success. I want the best for you and your business. I want you to achieve your dreams… and I know my simple solutions will allow you to love what you do.
Being a designer isn’t always easy, but it can be rewarding – both personally and financially. That’s my mission – to generously share my process, my experience, and my insight in a way that eliminates the noise and focuses in on what’s most important to your success.
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.
Business strategies change too. But the process of running a design business doesn’t really change. Mastering your business model – learning how to lead yourself and grow your profits – is the key to achieving your goals. It’s the way to be successful doing the work you love.
My courses generously share more than just my process. Together with my strategic partner (and copywriter friend) Michelle, I’m sharing straightforward solutions for the problems you face in your design business. This is your path to creating a design business you love.
I’m so glad you’re here.
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. She is also the creator of Designing to Delight – providing community and courses dedicated to helping designers create confidently and totally delight their clients.
Michelle Hunter is a business strategist and copywriter with a gift for connecting entrepreneurs and their clients using great writing. She is a regular contributor to the DtD blog and co-creator of Designing Success Bootcamp – helping designers create a strong marketing engine to power business growth. Visit MichelleHunterCreative.com to contact Michelle or learn more.