About

the footprint

My midwest roots have always told me, if you build it, they will come. It happens to embody my approach to business: dreams are the seed, but action makes them grow. I believe your brand should work as hard for your business as you do. Think of it as an extension of you – one that visually communicates what you’re all about, because sometimes even the most eloquent vocabulary just won’t do.

Design is here to engage and connect in a memorable way. When you see it, you feel it – and it makes an impression that lasts. That’s why I dive into every project with a strategic mind, a refined aesthetic, and a whole lotta heart so you feel confident and empowered every step of the way.

capabilities

brand strategy & identity | web design & Development | Motion graphics | packaging

01 Discover

We'll discuss your project first over email and then via phone, web, or a cup of joe. You'll start by sharing the heart of your business and I'll share more about the design process. If we determine we're a good fit, you'll receive a proposal, contract and access to my client portal. After signing + making a 30% deposit to secure your spot, you'll complete an online questionnaire that sets the stage for our creative phase.

02 Create

We’ll begin concept development using The One Concept Method. Then, I go above and beyond when it comes to presenting you with various brand elements and application mockups, so you can see your brand on screen and in real life. Following our discussion, I'll prompt you with guided questions to make sure the creative executions are meeting the needs of your business goals. 

the process

03 Deliver

When your project is refined to its fullest and final payment is received, your files will be delivered and stored in the client portal for you to download. You’ll have all appropriate editable and finalized formats in organized and easy to use folders. They can be downloaded at any time for 12 months following your initial delivery. After 12 months they will be archived and an email request will be required to regain access.

Along with these files, you'll receive a Brand Guidebook walk-through to implement your new brand visuals. As your strategic partner, I'll continue to be by your side long after we celebrate your finished project. I'll always continue to support and root you onward!

FAQ

Are we a good fit?

HOW SOON CAN WE WORK TOGETHER?

How much does it cost to work with you?

what is the one concept method?

ready to redefine your size?

Hey, there! I'm Tessa. My creative story begins in art class (go figure), when all I wanted to do was create. Textbooks with no pictures? No thanks. Movies without color? I’ll pass. Little did I know, a career was calling. One that spoke to my love for all things creative. 

After four years of working alongside Fortune 500 companies and household names, I found myself wanting to do more outside the cube. So naturally, Five Foot Studio was born. Standing 5' tall, I know what it feels like to be defined by your size and I’m living proof that you’re bigger and better than that. That's why my mission is to always be an advocate for the little guys – like you. The locals, the hustling entrepreneurs, the underdogs and multi-passionate creatives who have the biggest heart for serving others.

are we a good fit?

Whether you're cutting a red ribbon or cleaning out dust bunnies, we'll dig deep into discovering what makes you, you. Five Foot Studio clients come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing's for sure – they all recognize the impact of purposeful visuals. They know the value of investing in a strategy that seamlessly integrates who you are with what you offer to the person who needs you most.

With collaboration and trust at the core, we're able to work side-by-side to solve any problem with a creative solution. The result? A perfect fit.

How soon can we work together?

My availability varies throughout the year, but I typically book projects 1-3 months in advance. Timelines will depend on the scope of your project, but if you have a specific deadline that needs to be met please let me know right away. To get an idea of my current availability, just say hey to get in touch!

How much does it cost to work with you?

No two projects are exactly the same. That's why we start with a discovery call to chat about your specific needs and goals. After our discussion, I put together a customized proposal and quote just for you. Large projects typically fall between $5-10k however, payment plans are always available. After you secure your project with a 30% deposit, we'll break up the remaining balance into multiple payments to make your investment manageable for you and your budget.

Where does the cost come from?

While there are many variables involved, my pricing is broken down into three major factors: time, value, and experience. Design takes time to make a big impact on your business – from building stronger connections with your audience to conveying the purpose and quality of what you do. My goal is to help your business connect on every level. More than just a confidence boost, I want you to feel empowered by being seen, understood, and included every step of the way. That’s why I go the extra mile to walk you through my process and educate you on how to use your branding well on your own. After four years of designing corporately, I have a good idea of how my experiences and skills measure up within the industry. However, I always try to price myself fairly to keep my services accessible for you, while keeping my integrity and worth intact.

While there are many variables involved, my pricing is broken down into three major factors: time, value and experience. Design takes time to make a big impact on your business – from building stronger connections with your audience to conveying the purpose and quality of what you do. My goal is to help your business connect on every level. More than just a confidence boost, I want you to feel empowered by being seen, understood and included every step of the way. That’s why I go the extra mile to walk you through my process and educate you on how to use your branding well on your own. After 4 years of designing corporately, I have a good idea of how my experiences and skills measure up within the industry. However, I always try to price myself fairly to keep my services accessible for you, while keeping my integrity and worth intact.

What is the one concept method?

The One Concept Method is an approach that allows my clients to be the expert in their business and me to be the expert in my creative direction. Rather than the traditional route of showing a handful of average concepts that can lead to subjectivity, I channel all of my creative energy into presenting one solution that truly answers your business needs and goals.

Using your questionnaire, visual inspiration, brand messaging, and market alignment, we'll begin by developing a brand strategy that will act as a solid foundation for your project.

I still explore many concepts early on, but I narrow those down to the strongest solution for your target audience and build it out into a 15+ page identity presentation.

By no means is this the end of the process. We'll continue to refine the concept with rounds of revisions as I welcome and encourage your thoughts and perspective. Through this holistic approach we will establish a collaborative experience where we can both utilize each of our strengths and from it, create a brand full of purpose.

The One Concept Method is an approach that allows my clients to be the expert in their business and me to be the expert in my creative direction. Rather than the traditional route of showing a handful of average concepts that can lead to subjectivity, I channel all of my creative energy into presenting one solution that truly answers your business needs and goals. Using your questionnaire, visual inspiration, brand messaging and market alignment, we'll begin by developing a brand strategy that will act as a solid foundation for your project. I still explore many concepts early on, but I narrow those down to the strongest solution for your target audience and build that solution out into a 15+ page identity presentation. By no means is this the end of the process. We'll continue to refine the concept with rounds of revisions as I welcome and encourage your thoughts and perspective. Through this holistic approach we will establish a collaborative experience where we can both utilize each of our strengths and from it, create a brand full of purpose.