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How to create a luxury brand that feels approachable

How to create a luxury brand that feels approachable

Creating a brand that feels luxurious can be a great way to demonstrate a high-end product or service. Luxury brands are often associated with superior quality and exclusivity, making them desirable. And yet, luxury branding can often feel intimidating or...

5 ways to refresh your brand for the New Year

5 ways to refresh your brand for the New Year

The end of the year is the perfect time to slow down, take a step back, and think about how to breathe new life into your brand. As busy business owners, it's all too easy for us to get so caught up in the day-to-day operations that we neglect to zoom out and look at...

6 logo design principles to make your brand stand out

6 logo design principles to make your brand stand out

The perfect logo for your brand will be completely original and instantly recognizable. Think of the biggest brands in the world: Nike, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and even McDonald's, and I am sure that you can immediately picture the imagery associated with them. From the...

Brand values: List of 100 examples for inspiration

Brand values: List of 100 examples for inspiration

When developing a brand for a new or existing business, it's important to list the core brand values your business stands for. These values inform all the decisions you make for your brand and how your brand communicates, both internally among team members and...

5 key branding mistakes to avoid

5 key branding mistakes to avoid

Getting branding right for your small business is more important than ever. With such a hugely populated market, small businesses must stand out amongst a dense crowd while creating their own unique online space. With just 7 seconds to make an impression online, your...

Why branding is important for your small business

Why branding is important for your small business

Small businesses across the United States and beyond face huge competition - so it’s never been more important to have a recognizable brand. Branding is more than just a specific color or logo, but it’s your personality, your ethos, and what you represent, too. All...

Rebranding checklist: How to rebrand your business in 7 steps

Rebranding checklist: How to rebrand your business in 7 steps

Since I recently rebranded my branding and web design business, I decided to put together a checklist to shed some light on the process. And I didn't just update my logo, I'm talking new brand strategy, photos, website, the whole shebang. Chances are if you landed on...

What are brand guidelines and why are they important?

What are brand guidelines and why are they important?

Brand guidelines are a set of rules that define your brand messaging and visual identity. Typically, your brand designer will provide you with the guidelines in a PDF format after you've worked together to create your brand identity. They're a handy reference guide...

How much does branding cost?

How much does branding cost?

Wondering how much it'll cost to brand your small business? The short answer is: it depends. There are a myriad different factors that go into defining the cost of branding; you could truthfully invest anywhere from $500 to $50,000, depending on your scope, budget,...

9 branding elements every business needs

9 branding elements every business needs

When it comes to branding, there are many different elements that come into play. In fact, so many that you can quickly find your head spinning trying to figure out where to even start. In this guide, I'm breaking down the top 9 elements of a strong and cohesive brand...

Brand strategy vs. brand design: What’s the difference?

Brand strategy vs. brand design: What’s the difference?

We've all heard the term "branding" before, but what exactly does it entail? Branding is an umbrella term that encompasses both strategy and design. However, branding, brand strategy, and brand design are often used interchangeably, which can cause some confusion...

Steph Corrigan Design Blogger

Meet the Blogger

Hi, I'm Steph! I'm the owner and wearer-of-many-hats of Steph Corrigan Design, a boutique creative studio specializing in strategic branding and web design for small businesses in the wedding, lifestyle and wellness industries.

I’m here to break down everything you’ve been wondering about when it comes to starting and scaling a small business in the most aligned way possible. From branding basics to tried-and-true marketing strategies, you’ll get my unfiltered thoughts and advice on how to make your brand stand out.

If you ever want to ask me a question or simply say hello, please feel free to slide into my DM's on Instagram!

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