Marbry Walker | Brand Design in Portland, Oregon

I'm Marbry Walker, a Portland-based designer specializing in brand design for solopreneurs. 

Look & feel good selling what you do

You want your business to look & feel legit. But after all the hard work you do, the risk is playing it safe with a brand that goes unnoticed, because it never really felt like you.

As a designer and strategist building her own business from the ground up, I get that. I work hard to stick to my purpose and make common sense choices, and brave choices, too.

So let’s start with your purpose, know where you’re going, and create a brand that makes sense, and makes a change for the better – for you, and your business.

I LOVE WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO PUT THEMSELVES INTO THEIR BRAND, BEFORE THEY PUT IT OUT THERE.

Whether you need a new brand from scratch, a brand overhaul, or simply an update, we always work together to get there.

We’re going to take an honest look at what makes your business special, and get to the heart of your brand before we make creative decisions (and take some creative risks)!


Custom branding packages

 
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The brand package

This package is for you whether you need a complete brand from scratch, or to update an existing brand. 

Discovery Kit + strategy session

Design check-in session

Logo design

Identity design (colors, type, and visual elements)

Business card + Letterhead + Note card

Brand guide

Starts at $3,000

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The logo package

This package is for you if all you need is a logo to start promoting your business. 

Discovery Kit + strategy session

Design check-in session

Logo design

Logo guide

Starts at $1,750


Additional services

Request these services anytime or add them on to your brand package.

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The retainer package

8 hours per month of dedicated design service

Need help getting your new brand off the ground? On-going print and digital design support may be just what you need. Only 3 spots available

Month to month recurring billing on the same date you start your service. 
Additional time is billed at $62.50 per hour.
Cancellations must happen one business day before the next billing cycle to avoid charges.
You can bank hours, but I can’t guarantee you’ll get more than 8 hours per month, so keep that in mind. 

$500/month

Design Services

Website | starts at $1,500
I use the Squarespace platform to set-up customized websites for my clients. 

eNewsletter (designed & set-up in MailChimp) 

Social media covers & graphics

Report template

Poster

Something else?


What to expect

We’re going to work together to create this brand. It doesn’t have to take a ton of steps or an endless back and forth, but it does take a clear creative process that makes sure your business has a voice (that’s you!) and a guide (that’s me!) along the way.

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WE START
WITH YOUR "WHY"

we're digging in under the surface and discussing  everything from why you started your business, to who's going to see your brand - and what you want them to feel & do next

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NEXT
WE GET CREATIVE

I take some time to gather my findings & inspiration, then we check in after I share an outline of your brand foundation, and a moodboard of design & messaging inspiration

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THEN “HELLO,
BRAVE NEW BRAND”

I present your designed brand elements (such as logo, identity, print pieces, digital graphics and brand guide)


Ready to build a brave new brand? Let's chat.

Schedule a complimentary 30-minute call. Fill out the form to get started.


I'm Marbry Walker.

I love to show my clients how much clearer and easier business decisions would be if they’d stop and take the time to lay the proper foundation for their brand. I love to bring both guidance and flexibility to a client’s brand and communications. My clients say that I understand their brand, represent them well and that they love working with me, think I have great ideas, and highly regard my design-related opinions.

My work experience includes: creative consulting and branding for corporate collateral materials, marketing communications, public relations, and special events. I've had the great fortune to work with clients like AIA Seattle, Community Cycling Center, Fleishman Hillard, Nike and Western Culinary Institute. 

What my clients say about working with me

From designing large-scale documents and reports, to crafting unique fundraising collateral, Marbry truly understands our vision and brings it to life in her design work. Our “Understanding Barriers to Bicycling Report” helps us communicate about what we do on a local and national level, and has even influenced other organizations around the country to learn how to make bicycling more accessible in their communities. The fundraising pieces have motivated people to support us both financially or with the gift of a bicycle donation. I love the fundraising piece she recently designed for us—it’s our best mailer yet! She has a great understanding of our mission, which translates through her work.
— Melinda Musser, Communications & Marketing Manager, Community Cycling Center
I would recommend Marbry for her work and spot on assessments of the brand landscape we were developing. With her expertise and guidance we were able provide visual consistency and professionalism to our Sustainability Initiative outreach materials. Together we created a brand environment (booth) for the 2011 Farwest Show which included banners, brochures, bookmarks, flyers, tote bags, and a promotional piece showcasing unique approaches to sustainability. The booth captured attention, and most importantly, provided an opportunity to inform nursery owners on actionable sustainable practices.
— Whitney Rideout, formerly at Oregon Association of Nurseries
Marbry is an editor’s designer because first and foremost she considers purpose. Her design work is wonderful, but it’s her attention to how the design will function to achieve the communication goal that consistently delivers value. Marbry has built terrific collateral for me for over four years including presentations, large format poster info-graphics, one-page informationals, and schwag. Always on time, always with good communication, and always thoughtfully executed, Marbry Walker is an excellent partner for design deliverables.
— Sushanah Boston, Project Manager, Continuous Energy Improvement at Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance