Branding design tells the story of who you are so you can connect authentically with your audience, build trust, and differentiate yourself in the market.

Everyone needs a logo and a couple of business cards but if you’re a mature established business you need so much more. Communicating your value. Being inspirational. Leaving a memorable impression. And compelling people to choose you over your competition. A strong brand identity answers the questions your target market has about who you are and answers it instantly.

The Design Garage team are a tight knit bunch of New Zealand based creatives who build visionary brands. We use research, data, values, psychology and of course our creativity to craft something that genuinely embodies what you’re all about – and sets you apart from your competitors.

Branding is more than just aesthetics – it’s about creating a connection so that you find it easier to attract clients and grow your business.

RECENT WORK

Centre City Logo Design
Thai House Eatery Restaurant Brand

OUR PROCESS

01

ARE YOU READY?

You have looked at our work and decided that Design Garage is the team you want by your side.

02

ONBOARDING

Enquire to work with us by filling out an enquiry form. We will book a call and supply a proposal.

03

DISCOVER

We discover and map out all of the key elements of your business, your marketplace and your customers.

04

CREATE

We begin the physical manifestation and creation of your new brand.

05

LAUNCH

We bring your brand to life on all communication channels.

Business Branding

WHY US?

We define your brand’s strategy and bring it to life through brand identity. Brand identity includes developing all the visual elements you need for your digital marketing, advertising, sales and internal documentation so you are never never left without consistent design, no matter how you do business.

Design Garage partners with businesses who are ready to step into a new phase in their journey to create memorable effective branding because no matter where you are in your business story there are branding decisions that must be made to ensure that people know why to choose you over anyone else.

We work with:

  • ❖Engineers
  • ❖Interior Designers
  • ❖Health and wellness
  • ❖Beauty
  • ❖Trades
  • ❖Architects
  • ❖Consultants
  • ❖Restaurants and retail

Share your brand with the world, communicate your value, and get more eyes on your business.

We’re passionate about building brands that stand the test of time. We believe in doing things once and doing it right which means that you get years out of your investment, while we get to proudly cheer from the sidelines while your business goes from strength to strength.

When you’re ready to discuss the next stage in building your brand, we’re ready to listen. Start by hitting the button below so we can get to know you better and pull together a recommended action plan for you.

FAQ

Your questions, answered:

Everything you need for your marketing – files that are used for print, web and social media as well as a style guide on how to apply them.

Every brand is different! If you have a deadline in mind please let us know at the beginning of the process and we will let you know if it is achievable. A project can take between 1 – 6 months. Branding alone is one month. Add on a website build and that could be an additional two months. And if we’re also organising photos and content, it could be longer. Best thing to do is to get the ball rolling as soon as possible so we can make sure we do the job once and do it right.

Start by filling out the enquiry form so we can kick off with a detailed conversation about what you need, and what we can achieve together. Once we’ve touched base, our team can send you a proposal that documents exactly how we’re going to work together and we can both sign off on it to ensure we’re all on the same page. Then you’ll receive the 50% invoice to get started – once this is paid we can get going!  As part of ensuring expectations are aligned from day one, we’ll either work with you to create a detailed brief remotely via a questionnaire, or we’ll sit down together in a meeting. It’s important we know what you offer and who your clients are in detail so we can craft your brand with your target market in mind. Then we really get going on designing your new brand. You will get the opportunity to provide feedback and we build two changes, edits and re-works into our pricing. 

Yes! 50% deposit will be required to begin your project with the remainder due at completion for handover of the files. However we can discuss milestone billing and installments so let us know.

Communication is everything! We expect that you will provide us with a detailed, thoughtful brief, and will include examples of designs you like and designs that you don’t like. We will produce concepts that meet the criteria you have supplied and will add on our extensive marketing research, data, values, and sales psychology knowledge to create something that ticks the brief, and will be effective in the market.

It depends on the specific brand project but we plan for more than one round of concept based on the original brief. If after handing over concepts you realise that you’d like to update your brief, there will be additional fees (but this rarely occurs!).

That’s pretty typical – but part of working with expert designers is letting us take the reign and use our years of brand experience to design something unique for your business. It can be hard to let go of a concept or design you’ve seen that you really resonate with but it’s our job to keep the end goal in mind – communicating who you are, and standing out from the crowd…which a generic logo is never going to achieve.

Yes we can add social media templates or posts to your branding project so you have library of bespoke imagery ready to post.