About + Services
— What makes Grahn Creative different from other providers?
With a background in design and the technical expertise to bring it to life, I bring the form to the functional through creative website designs which not only look great, they function precisely too. Delivering you strategic SEO whilst maintaining the strong brand personality you have developed.
Most other providers are either one or the other - A designer, or a developer. I am both and use both to put together a harmonious online presence for your business.
— You own your website.
I just create and implement it for you (I can manage it for you as well, but ultimately it's yours!).
Your website is your intellectual property. Most other providers require you to make payment of an ongoing Monthly fee to keep your website 'live'. I don't believe in that, it's your brand, it's your contact information. It's your website.
Once I've finished designing and implementing your website - we will catch up and I'll give you all the info you need to manage your own website moving forward. If you would prefer that I manage it for you, that's not a problem. All it means is when your domain and hosting is up for renewal (generally every year) I'll get in touch with you and confirm if you want it to stay active and if you need any changes made to the content at the same time.
— How long does it take to get my website up and running?
This is dependent on your requirements and what content you have available. But generally a basic site can (and will be) up and running within a couple of weeks of receiving the brief. A more complex site will take approx. 1 month.
— Don't know where to start?
That's OK! I'm here to help you along the way, simply drop me a line and I'll talk you through it.
— Already have a Domain/Host?
I can work with that. If you don't have a Domain/Host set up yet, I can do this for you.
— Already have a website needing a little TLC?
I can work with that too. If you have set up your own website using an online service (Weebly, Squarespace, Wix, Wordpress, Shopify etc) and it's all become too hard or you just can't get it to look the way you want it to - I can give it the once over and get it back in line with your brand and looking (and functioning) exactly the way you want it to. Some of these online services do have their limitations, but I'll be able to work with you to come up with a solution that works for your business.
—What kind of content do I need to provide for my website?
The beauty of being a Graphic Designer means I can help you pull together all the elements you will need for your website. From logos to imagery to wording/text to populate the site and make it truly engaging to your customers.
I'm also pretty handy with a camera so can capture the imagery needed to populate your site if need be.
—What does a Graphic Designer do, and why would I need one?
So you have a business or a business idea... now what? I can help you bring your vision to life through the development of your branding to ensure all your marketing materials (think advertising, social media, website...) are sending the right message to your customers with a cohesive design approach.
- I create logos and branding for your business.
- I apply that logo (or your existing logo) and branding to all aspects of your marketing presence for consistency.
- I arrange printing of the materials we develop to make sure the final product is a true representation of your brand.
So ditch publisher, and get a more professional approach to your business branding!
So you want to put together a brochure, a website, a flyer, a poster but you're not quite sure what words to use to get your message across.
You are the expert in your business, I simply decipher your expertise into a customer friendly version to effectively communicate your key points and deliver your message to your customers.
Blogs are a popular way of keeping the content on your website fresh to improve your Google rankings. Perhaps you've got something to say but you can't quite find the words. I can help you draft compelling Blog posts to generate engagement from your audience.
— Social Media
We all know that Social Media is a powerful tool to communicate with your customers. But navigating the realms of Facebook and Instagram can be daunting if you don't have experience in this field. I can help you curate your feeds so they are consistent with your brand messaging.
To the novice user, the Facebook analytics and advertising services can be a maze of confusion - let me help you set up your Advertising campaigns to get results for your business.
If you have an advertising budget and you're not quite sure where to best spend your allocation to get results, let's have a chat and we can work out a strategy for your business. From there, I can design your advertising in line with your existing style guidelines so your business stands out from the crowd and is easily recognised by your customers.
Want to make an impact for your business? Large format advertising is a great way to send concise messaging to a local audience. From concept to installation, I work with great local signage providers to make a real statement for your business or project.