And I know this because every creative industry is oversaturated. (Hell, you've probably scrolled through 10 other designer's sites today on your quest to find the one.)
Luckily, your competition doesn't actually matter. Because contrary to popular belief, your clients don't hire you because of the photos you take, or the content calendar you create, or the haircut you give, or the events you plan, or the, or the, or the.
No, the real reason your clients hire you?
The Truth Is, Your Industry is probably
You're ~their kinda person~. And the way you show up in your own corner of the internet fits perfectly in the vision they see for the world.
These are the kinds of creatives & founders I design custom brands & Showit websites for— the ones who are looking to become so outwardly, singularly, irreplaceably themselves online that all their competitors become irrelevant. And if that's you, I'm so glad you found me.
A bespoke brand & ShowIt website design experience developed to help you become singular in your industry and remove the competition altogether. Packages are always custom-tailored to your needs, but can include...
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Creative direction, type suite, color palette, and logo suite designed to help you become a category of one.
A high-converting digital stage designed and developed just for you (and your incredible offerings, ofc).
For entrepreneurs selling a course or offering that requires a long-form sales page.
Advanced SEO, photoshoot direction, Flodesk, and Dubsado design packages available for brand & website clients only.
...because after designing literally hundreds of brands & websites for creatives just like you, I've noticed there's one thing that separates creative businesses that grow vs. those that don't:
A founder who is unafraid to take up space with their literal face (and ideas, skills, perspectives, and talents, of course).
When you work with Kleist Creative, you're not just working with a design, marketing, and personal brand expert—you're also working with an artist who has spent her entire life cultivating the skills to inspire and entertain an audience (both online and onstage).
So if your brand is ready for the spotlight, center stage, and roarous applause, then I'm pleased to make your acquaintance!
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"When I saw the work she was doing, I was But after working with her, I am
alexandra, intuitive eating coach
Her attention to detail, creative genius, and ability to understand and honor my personality and style was unparalleled. She listened to every thought and idea I had and then took them to the next level with her own."
"When I saw the work she was doing, I was
But after working with her, I am
"I danced. I cried tears of joy. I feel inspired. My website is so amazing it has inspired me to level up in of my business.
samantha, copyeditor for fiction authors
I just want everyone to see my website because of how much I love it. After seeing the quality of Sarah's work and how she operates her business, the price is a steal. Make the investment. She listened to everything I said and everything I struggled to put into words."
"I danced. I cried tears of joy. I feel inspired. My website is so amazing it has inspired me to level up in
of my business.
"Sarah truly captured all the sides of me, what I , what I want to represent, and how I want to show up to my audience.
Dannielle Lecointe, multi-hyphenate creative
Sarah is a GENIUS. Like, I don’t think I've ever been quite so happy with something ever. She's amazing. I’m so happy."
"Sarah truly captured all the sides of me, what I
, what I want to represent, and how I want to show up to my audience.
"She is an listener, designer, and collaborator. Oh— and she's an incredible human too.
Kari LYNN COTONE, COPYWRITER
Sarah is a master at taking your vision and turning it into the design of your dreams. Simply put, Kleist Creative is the whole package!"
"She is an listener, designer, and
collaborator. Oh— and she's an incredible human too.
Sarah is not your average designer - she infuses strategy, psychology and marketing in a way that makes each webpage feel like it was crafted for your vision.
CHRISTINA BUTE, food creator
She's so good, I hired her twice. The best part (beside the amazing final product!) is the fact that Sarah is genuine partner who operates with integrity and excellence. 10/10 stars!"
Sarah is not your average designer - she infuses strategy, psychology and marketing in a way that makes each webpage feel like it was
crafted for your vision.
I design on ShowIt -- You've probably heard of Squarespace and Wix, but ShowIt is the best website building platform on the planet. The creative freedom is unmatched, which means we can tailor your site to your brand (instead of the other way around). And it's literally drag and drop (with no code!), so it's easier for you to update yourself than any of its competitors. Plus, it looks great on all devices.
If you're curious whether or not ShowIt might be right for you, check out this blog post I wrote about ShowIt vs. Squarespace, or this blog post about why ShowIt is the Greatest Ever.
Our timeline heavily depends on the package of deliverables we put together for you—however, at the base level, a custom project usually takes at least 4 weeks.
Just design, no copy—however, I do help with website content structure, so I can help you decide which kinds of content should go where, and in what order.
Alternatively, you can work with a copywriter beforehand, OR (my favorite option), hire my fave copywriter to work alongside me!
I've worked with so many different kinds of people on custom projects—from people just starting their business journey to people rebranding their already-successful endeavor. If you're looking for an intentional, strategic, thoughtful process that is fully catered to you and your brand, then this is the process for you.
Template customization projects help you become highly competitive in your market, while custom design projects help you remove the competition altogether. (Because you'll be so singularly, uniquely yourself that none of your competitors will even matter.)
Because when they said "build it and they will come", they were talking about your personal brand & website. If you're looking for that kind of design experience, then I'm definitely the designer for you.