Photo of Design Director, Jordis Small, working on the brand guide for a client in Stellen Design Blog: What is Brand Strategy by Jordis Small.

What is Brand Strategy?

If you clicked on this article there is a good chance you are wondering what brand strategy is right?? I know, it’s a set of simple yet loaded words. Both can mean a lot of things… brand alone gets misused all the time and throw

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Let’s Make a Mood Board

How to make a mood board Once you have read through and outlined all the fun points in my article on where and how to start building a brand, you can start on the creative stuff which always starts with building a mood board! You

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4 Steps in Creating a Brand

  Now, I am sure every brand designer has different steps they take in creating a brand but I can guarantee that 99% will look something like my 4 Steps in creating a brand!  If you are still a little unsure of what a brand

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Building a brand

Where and how do you start building a brand?

Where and how do you start building a brand? So you have a business idea but you are not sure where or how to start building a brand? First off, let’s get clear on what a brand is! Give this article a read. And of

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What is brand design?

What is brand design? What is it compared to a logo and why do you need it? Now 9 times out of 10 when clients come to us looking for a logo design, after a brief discussion we realize they need a brand design, not

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How long does it take to design a logo?

If you are in the market for a logo you might be wondering how long it takes to design a logo. To be honest this is going to be a broad answer but I am going to do my best to break it down for

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Thinking of brand as a person by Stellen Design Branding Agency in Los Angeles CA

Is Your Logo Design Your Brand?

Is your logo design your brand? No. As much as we think a logo is your brand it’s actually just a small part of your brand. As a branding agency we get a lot of inquiries for logo design, and while we love designing logos

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How Much Should A Logo Cost

Wondering how much should a logo cost? Your logo is your identity. It’s the first thing a potential customer sees, and the thing with which they’ll associate your business. It’s critical to get it right – to have it be truly representative of you and

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Carolina Vangilder of Stellen Design Branding Agency in Los Angeles CA
Carolina Van Gilder
Project manager / Assistant
The coordinator, facilitator and scheduler for all Stellen Design projects. She communicates with clients about everything from contracts and payments to design edits and revisions. She helps keep the logistics on point so Stellen Design can live up to their reputation.
Carolyn Packard of Stellen Design Branding Agency in Los Angeles CA
Carolyn Packard
Carolyn Packard is a seasoned designer with valuable insight into effectively communicating and interpreting design needs to her clients. Carolyn knows the value of creating good, functional design.
Jordis Smalls of Stellen Design Branding Agency in Los Angeles CA
Jordis Small
Creative Director
Jordis is a big believer in continued education. She makes it a point to attend at least four workshops or conferences a year to keep her skill improving. She is also a big advocate for “creative play” and loves to spend her spare time trying new things and learning new techniques.