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Simplicity. Generosity. Intentionality.

Straightforward solutions to the problems you face in your design business.

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 system – 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 My system of translating client ideas into strategic design has allowed me to more than 10x my income per project (for the same work) over the last 5 years.

As my system 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 my work. This way of working – translating client ideas into designs they love – is what I want to share with you.

I’m inspired by the promise of your success. Simply put, I want the best for you and your business. I want you to achieve your dreams… and I know my approach 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.

I want you to be 100% confident in your design ability. I want your design business to fill your life with happiness and joy.

Marketing strategies come and go. Design tools change. But the work of design itself doesn’t really change. Mastering the strategic design – learning how to guide clients and translate their vision into a design they love – is the key to confidence. And #bonus… it is also 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 truly love.

I’m so glad you’re here.
– Christine


Christine Thatcher

About Christine

designer & digital strategist

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 Creative

About Michelle

business strategist & copywriter

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 to contact Michelle or learn more.