… where you no longer had dozens of files named “finalfinalFINAL3.ai” on your computer
… where client revisions was the EXCEPTION and not the RULE
… where you had a simple + streamlined way to continue working with clients in a way that was fun and profitable for you
… where your business was truly friction free from start to finish during every project
I know, this probably sounds too good to be true, if not literally impossible.
There are A LOT of things about a designer’s client process that become the bane of their existence. Maybe you’ve experienced one of them? Something like…
You might be thinking, “There HAS to be another way… but what could that even be?”
That’s where Spruce Your Studio comes in: my signature in-depth course + coaching program that gives you unfiltered access into my red-carpet client process and best design short-cuts so you can create an end-to-end experience that gets you loved, shared, and hired by your ideal clients again and again. And again.
I created Spruce Your Studio because you’re not the only designer craving a friction-free client process that ELIMINATES all of these issues.
And when I say eliminate, I mean it. Check out what some of my students have experienced after implementing their own elevated design + client process.
Inside of this self-paced course with oodles of valuable trainings, resources, bonuses, and even a private community, you’ll walk away from Spruce Your Studio…
Sure, you need to have design skills to run a profitable design business (and Spruce Your Studio will absolutely help you with those!) but the real missing link for so many struggling and successful designers is being able to roll out a red-carpet, friction-free client experience.
This red-carpet client experience is what the reputation of Spruce Rd. is built on—which is fitting, given that it’s a process I’ve refined to perfection over the last 6 years of running my business.
Years of design experience and education in graphic design shaped my vision into a completely unique perspective. In fact, I created Spruce Rd. in response to industry conventions that just weren’t working for me (you might have heard me mention my short-lived job at a somewhat unethical design studio) and crafted custom systems that I believed would better serve clients and offer premium value.
And it worked.
When I realized that 95% of the work I delivered got zero revisions — a percentage that’s almost unheard of in the design industry — I knew I was onto something, and that one day I’d share it all inside what became Spruce Your Studio.
Spruce Your Studio peels back the curtain to my entire business and the way it runs, so you can steal my methods and build a business you adore working in, whether that’s every day, or two days a week.
Wishing you could attract your ideal clients to your inbox, and sell them your services on auto-pilot? In this action packed recorded workshop I’m dishing on email marketing specific for designers! Best of all? I uncomplicate it and dish on the tools + tactics to make it a breeze.
To make it even easier for you, our copywriter drafted 4 quarterly emails ready to schedule for your clients. Keep top of mind for potential and current clients — sans the icky salesy feeling. 🙂
It’s not enough to send beautiful designs to your clients, the strategy is what sells clients in your presentation. Use our mad-libs plug & play template with your next brand presentation. Our swipe copy makes it easy — including a word bank for various design styles. Let’s get you those zero revisions!
50+ Designer Client Swipe Files: Our collection of client canned responses. Everything from the professional “we’re not quite the right fit” to the “can you send me a testimonial?” response.
20 Beautiful Brand Mockups: built for our zero-revision brand presentation method.
Discovery Template: See the exact research our team digs for — it’s your guide for design that has your client jumping for joy and telling everyone they know about your work.
Brand identity design client process workflow: Our exact branding client process workflow system ready to plug and play with each new client that comes your way.
Automated Client Timeline Template: One click, and you’re all set for creating a project timeline in seconds.
Client Questionnaire: Swipe our exact client questionnaire, so you cover all the critical questions to create a successful design.
Web Style Guide: The template we use to create web style tiles for our clients. Simply swap out the colors, type and graphic elements within minutes for a polished style guide for your clients!
Best Resources Guide: A complete guide to the resources that run my business, from apps, to project management, to design tools, to services — it’s your one-stop shop, I’ve done the research for you!
Brand Presentation and Brand Guideline: Showcase your design proofs in a proven successful presentation — this is our secret sauce and it’s yours for the taking!
Sure, you could figure out all these shortcuts, processes, and hacks on your own, between Pinterest scrolls, hours of podcasts, and blogs galore.
Or, you could take a short-cut:
Swipe the system we put together after over 10 years in the freelance design industry (5 full-time design studio, 5+ freelancing), and gain an intimate group of fellow designers to boot.
Nope! This is for anyone who wants to pursue a design business in any design realm — whether on the side of a full-time job, occasional projects as a stay at home mom, or a full time business. This is perfect for brand identity designers, web designers, illustrators and graphic designers. The course walks through how I use business principles in my brand identity design business, but you can take these processes and apply them to your own business! We have over 500+ diverse designers in our alumni base (primarily brand and web designers).
Both! While this course provides a solid foundation + blueprint for beginners who haven’t ever booked a client of their own before, it is an equally valuable tool for experienced design studios. I’ve had complete newbies as well as established design studios with 10 years of experience sing praises about the content of this course and templates. Wherever you are in your design studio journey, you’ll walk away with an efficient process, templates and toolkit for your business.
Eight weeks (until the end of 2020) of a private online community (Slack) and weekly group coaching calls. It’s your only ticket to one-on-one guidance from Jamie as well as an intimate group of design peers to lean on. This is not a huge Facebook group experience — this is a small intimate mastermind full of value, community and quick answers to your specific questions.
I’m 100% transparent and available to review your services, sites, sticky situations… you name it! If you need guidance for marketing, I’m here for you.
Oh, friend, how I’ve been there: stepping out and trust falling into a business investment is a scary thing! Even years into my business, I get sweaty palms before hiring a coach or partner. But along the way, I’ve learned: when I invest in my business, and pay for a short-cut that lets me focus on what my strengths are, the money always, always comes back. And sure, there’s a TON of content out there these days. Could you learn these tricks on your own? Sure! But speaking from experience, that always zaps hours off my precious design work — which in turn always costs more in the long run. And don’t worry — I’m not a fan of buyer’s remorse: my 100%, 10-day happiness policy is yours for the taking … I want you to love the Spruce Your Studio program!
Heard! I mean, let’s be real: I’m running around in a ponytail and sneaks as a mama with a small business and team … I get it! If you commit to watching the videos (short + easy to watch) and taking action as you go, I’ll show you exactly what to say in emails, what processes to walk clients through, and tons of tips and tools that will save you HOURS in the long run. Using just one template from our template vault will save you so much time! I’ll set you up on a plan you can easily replicate.
Um, hi, that was me — I used to say the same thing back working as an employee designer! What I have learned is that being an entrepreneur is actually the most secure business move I could have ever made: working for myself, setting my own terms, setting my own prices … that’s actually been the ticket to creating an income stream that honors my family, and lets me be a mom, too. If it weren’t for my design studio, I wouldn’t be able to stay at home with the kiddos as much! It’s possible, friend. I want to show you how!
You’ll have access to the training + templates for the lifetime of the SYS program :). We’ve been going strong for 5 years, and have no plans to stop now. If we don’t open enrollment again, you’ll get access to all the files + training :). Once you’re enrolled, you can jump into the video lessons right away — grab that cup of coffee, kick up your feet, and feel free to binge-watch! Learn at your own pace and re-watch the lessons as many times as needed. I wanted to make this course available for your best convenience, so there is no set schedule — you’re the boss!
To serve my students as best I can, enrollment is only open a few times a year. I’ll be offering the course again in the future, but can’t guarantee the price won’t go up each time the course goes back in the vault!
Oh no, we don’t want that! If you are unhappy with the course, let us know. I have a tight return policy — only because I want to make sure I’m attracting dedicated, serious students. I have worked so hard to make this course + templates a benefit, but I certainly understand the fear in buying something you can’t fully experience before purchase. As such, by purchasing, you’re agreeing to my happiness promise: if you complete the entire course and do all the work within 10 days and aren’t satisfied, just show me your work (promise I don’t make you jump through a bajillion hoops!) — I’m happy to buy the course back from you.
Yes! There are captions on the video lessons.
I’d love to chat with you, and make sure this is the right fit! Feel free to email me at: email@example.com. Jamie personally responds to each and every message — looking forward to hearing from you!