A comprehensive visual branding course for small business owners, virtual assistants and online entrepreneurs who want to have a gorgeous brand and marketing graphics, so they can confidently share their gifts and finally achieve their business dreams.

“I’ve gained so much more confidence that I can now take my business further than I ever thought I could.  There’s no way that I could have done this on my own. This program is well designed, well run, and you are in good hands!”

Janine Murphy

Yoga Teacher, Janine Yoga

Truth time-

You’ve been struggling with your brand for a while now.  In fact, these might hit a little close to home…

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You're tired...

of spinning your wheels in Canva only to end up with the same amateur designs and generic fonts that everyone else is using…

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You're embarrassed...

to post on social media and get visible, because you don’t have a professional looking brand or website… 

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You're stuck...

you just want to learn how to create a cohesive brand and graphics so that you can keep moving forward.

And deep down, you know that if you don’t get this figured out, you’ll have to face the reality that maybe your business is never going to take off, bring in any money, or help you reach your dreams!

Enough already! What if it didn’t have to be so hard?  What if it could be simple?

What would change for you if you-

✨ no longer felt confused, stuck or overwhelmed, and were making forward progress with your business because you had the confidence to post on social media and share your website with others.

✨ were seen as a true professional and not just another amateur hobbyist because your graphics not only told your brand story, but were always on-brand, compelling, consistent & cohesive!

✨ had absolute clarity in your brand messaging, and intuitively knew exactly how your brand should look, feel & sound to attract & captivate your ideal client.

✨ could save yourself hours of time, and thousands of dollars because you knew exactly how to whip up a beautiful social media graphic, PDF, or website update in minutes rather than days!  

My guess is that a LOT would change!

It is possible to have brand clarity and a gorgeous brand identity that your clients will feel an instant connection to, without paying a designer to do it for you, feeling overwhelmed by tech, or spinning your wheels alone!

And the best part is…  It can happen for you sooner than you think!
All you need is a simple roadmap and a professional designer to help you each step of the way.

Ready to learn exactly how to design your professional brand & marketing graphics?

$49 per month

($49x12 payments, or pay in full $497)

Hi, I’m Sarah-

I’ve been designing brand identities and websites for the past 15 years, and nothing in this world lights me up more than helping other small business owners and entrepreneurs create the brand of their dreams! 

Through years of experience, I’ve learned EXACTLY how to craft a visual brand that gets noticed, gets sales, and shares a message with the world.

I want to help you do the same thing.

You could spend years (like I did) studying other brands you admire, and trying to re-create all the things you love about them on your own.  

But do you really want to waste that much time?

Wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to learn from someone who’s already been there, and has a better solution? 

A faster & simpler solution.

DIY’ers are my kinda people…

As a self-taught designer, it’s exactly how I’ve gotten to where I am today in my design career, and I love working with others who choose the resourceful DIY route.

Even as a designer myself, I’m ALL for saving money when you’re just getting started.

📢 But, newsflash!! If you don’t have a process, or the proper skills, tools & resources to help you along the way, DIY can turn ugly, real quick. 

I’ve seen way too many Pinterest Fails and Design Disasters over the years by well-intentioned DIY’ers who didn’t start out with the proper foundation, or have a designer to guide them along the way.

Without an experienced designer in your corner, you could very well be doing yourself a disservice by putting designs & graphics into the world that look like they were designed by a 7 year old… 

…and you might not even realize it!

I’ve spent the past 15 years honing my skills, and building my toolkit, which has led me to having the beautiful, professional, and cohesive brand that I have today.  Fifteen years…

Let me help you shorten YOUR learning curve from 15 years, to just months!

“It’s super affordable for all the value that you’re going to get! And not just the things you’re going to learn, but all the products that you will be able to create AFTER you go through the trainings!!  You are going to be amazed at what you YOU can do!!”

Marta Spirk

Certified Success Coach For Moms, Mom Does It All

“Wow! I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned and how much I can do myself now. I never would have believed I could get to where I am in a few short weeks. I’m confident I can create 80% or more of the brand visuals I need for my business and can be very efficient and clear when I need to bring in someone with more graphic skills for the rest of it. I highly recommend Simple Brand Academy™ for anyone who needs a clear, consistent brand for their business.”

Charlotte Hicks

Marketing Strategist, Nowpreneur

Let me guide you, step-by-step!

“After completing the 5 Day Mood Board Challenge I was so excited with what I had achieved thanks to Sarah’s expert guidance and teaching, I didn’t want to stop there.  Simple Brand Academy™ is so easy to follow with each module building on the last. I can’t believe what I have been able to create and learn in such a short amount of time.”

Glenda Goodwin

Blog, Mister Boo

“Simple Brand Academy™ gave me clarity and purpose!  After completing the Mood Board Challenge, it was a no-brainer to join.  It showed me how to assemble all of the components of my brand to make something really wonderful, and something that I am proud to present to people. It really helped my confidence!  The videos were instrumental, and the community is such a great place to be!  Everyone is sharing, everyone is asking questions… It is such a great place to be!”

Elayne Lockhart

INTRODUCING, THE BRANDING SOLUTION YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR…

Whether you’re just starting out or re-branding an existing business, this program will teach you exactly how to create everything you need to have gorgeous, professional looking graphics that will impress your audience, help you build meaningful relationships and sell more…

Learn the exact branding process that I use for myself and my 1:1 clients, that has helped them go from feeling amateur and invisible, to standing out and being seen as the expert they are!
With over 30 step-by-step videos and tutorials that follow my strategic process, you will learn exactly what and HOW to do everything at each stage of the branding process!

This is not your typical online course or program either.  Students have said that this was the most FUN program they’ve ever taken, and they are AMAZED at what they’re able to create!

Here's what you're getting when you join today!

Over 30 Trainings Included:

✔️ Comprehensive Brand Breakthrough lessons to help you get clarity on your niche and what you want to be known for
✔️ Choose your colors and brand fonts
✔️ Design your logo, alternate logo(s) and favicon
✔️Choose (or create) custom icons, illustrations, patterns and textures to match your brand
✔️Create your brand style guide
✔️Learn how to create all of your marketing graphics, including an ebook lead magnet, worksheets, social media graphics, business card and other print collateral, and even your website landing page!
✔️Easily apply all of the design lessons and design best practices to anything else you need to create for marketing your business!

PLUS GET THE BONUS PACKAGE!

✔️ 12 months access to the private Facebook community to post and get direct feedback on all of your designs
✔️ Getting started with WordPress Masterclass
✔️ Access to the Design Demo Library
✔️ Access to all previous Q&A sessions
✔️ Access to past (and future) guest expert masterclasses and interviews on topics like:

  • Brand Voice & Messaging
  • Facebook Groups
  • Email Marketing
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • SEO
  • Legal
  • and so much more!

 

Ready to learn exactly how to design your professional brand & marketing graphics?

$49 per month

($49x12 payments, or pay in full $497)

Simple Brand Academy is a “ZERO fluff” branding program
filled with step-by-step video tutorials and practical trainings, designed to get you up and running with your brand graphics and visuals quickly and easily. 

With over 30 (and growing) video trainings and step-by-step tutorials, direct access to Sarah on Q&A calls and an active student support group, you’ll have everything you need to confidently create your own brand identity and bring it to life!

Here’s a look at what you’re going to learn:

 

Clarity & Niche

Learn my step-by-step  approach for getting clear on what you want to be known for, creating the vision for your brand, and laying the foundation. What makes you different, who is your ICA and discover how to identify your distinctive niche advantage? 

Color & Fonts

Learn all about color and typography rules and best practices, and how your brand’s personality and tone play a huge part in choosing these essential brand elements. Swipe my pre-selected color palettes & font-pairings, or choose your own!

Design Elements

Get all of my insider secrets and learn how to use a wide array of FREE tools  for creating rest of your core brand elements.  Make your brand visuals more distinctive & unique with custom patterns, icons, textures & illustrations.

Logo Design

Here is where you’ll discover the lessons that everyone initially signs up for – how to create a custom logo! Learn the art of creating a simple vector logo through my step-by-step tutorials where I demonstrate a variety of techniques and logo styles.

Brand Style Guide

It’s time to pull it all together and create your Brand Style Guide, by organizing and outlining everything you’ve created up until this point. You’ll use this Style Guide as you move onto the next section and begin creating your collateral!

Gorgeous Graphics

Last but not least, learn how to apply design best practices, and watch step-by-step tutorials showing how I create cohesive marketing graphics, social media templates, cover images, ebooks, business cards and more. 

BUT WAIT, THERE ARE BONUSES GALORE!!! 

Branding is not something that you sit down and create in a few weeks and then you’re done. Branding is SO MUCH MORE than just your core visuals, which is why it’s so important to me that your learning doesn’t end once you get through the core trainings.

The biggest value of this program lies within my incredible BONUS package, the DIY Design Alliance™!

This accompanying support package includes over $3,000 worth of extra bonuses that will help you create a brand that spreads your message far and wide!

Private SUPPORT Group

Get instant access to the private FB group and connect with myself and like-minded classmates to get the support, feedback, encouragement, and inspiration you need.  You will LOVE this group and it will quickly become one of your favorite groups to hang out in.

WEBSITE DESIGN WITH DIVI

Grab exclusive bonus access to an entire set of video tutorials and lessons that will teach you step-by-step, click-by-click, how to set up your WordPress website (from scratch) using my theme of choice, Divi by Elegant Themes. 

Guest Expert MASTERCLASSES

Access to over a dozen previously recorded guest expert masterclasses and interview sessions on all things as they relate to your brand and online presence, including Pinterest, Instagram, SEO, Marketing, Copywriting, Squarespace and more!

Design Demo Vault

Request your own demos, and get full access to my ever-growing library of bite-size tutorials and video #designdemos which are screen-share walk-thru recordings that answer all of the “How do I do…?” requests from other SBA students.  

Here's what you're getting when you join today!

Over 30 Trainings Included:

✔️ Comprehensive Brand Breakthrough lessons to help you get clarity on your niche and what you want to be known for
✔️ Choose your colors and brand fonts
✔️ Design your logo, alternate logo(s) and favicon
✔️Choose (or create) custom icons, illustrations, patterns and textures to match your brand
✔️Create your brand style guide
✔️Learn how to create all of your marketing graphics, including an ebook lead magnet, worksheets, social media graphics, business card and other print collateral, and even your website landing page!
✔️Easily apply all of the design lessons and design best practices to anything else you need to create for marketing your business!

PLUS GET THE BONUS PACKAGE!

✔️ 12 months access to the private Facebook community to post and get direct feedback on all of your designs
✔️ Getting started with WordPress Masterclass
✔️ Access to the Design Demo Library
✔️ Access to all previous Q&A sessions
✔️ Access to past (and future) guest expert masterclasses and interviews on topics like:

  • Brand Voice & Messaging
  • Facebook Groups
  • Email Marketing
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • SEO
  • Legal
  • and so much more!

 

Ready to learn exactly how to design your professional brand & marketing graphics?

$49 per month

($49x12 payments, or pay in full $497)

Finally becoming known for something, being seen as an expert, and having more confidence in your brand identity & visuals – without wasting endless frustrating hours inside Canva or shelling out thousands on a designer?

It’s totally possible, when you follow the Simple Brand Success path!

Look at what some of our students have created!

“I absolutely cannot believe that I was able to do this myself. Cannot. Believe.”

Checkout these stories from our past students below…

Here's what you're getting when you join today!

Over 30 Trainings Included:

✔️ Comprehensive Brand Breakthrough lessons to help you get clarity on your niche and what you want to be known for
✔️ Choose your colors and brand fonts
✔️ Design your logo, alternate logo(s) and favicon
✔️Choose (or create) custom icons, illustrations, patterns and textures to match your brand
✔️Create your brand style guide
✔️Learn how to create all of your marketing graphics, including an ebook lead magnet, worksheets, social media graphics, business card and other print collateral, and even your website landing page!
✔️Easily apply all of the design lessons and design best practices to anything else you need to create for marketing your business!

PLUS GET THE BONUS PACKAGE!

✔️ 12 months access to the private Facebook community to post and get direct feedback on all of your designs
✔️ Getting started with WordPress Masterclass
✔️ Access to the Design Demo Library
✔️ Access to all previous Q&A sessions
✔️ Access to past (and future) guest expert masterclasses and interviews on topics like:

  • Brand Voice & Messaging
  • Facebook Groups
  • Email Marketing
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • SEO
  • Legal
  • and so much more!

 

Ready to learn exactly how to design your professional brand & marketing graphics?

$49 per month

($49x12 payments, or pay in full $497)

100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

 

I am so confident that Simple Brand Academy can help you get to the next level in your business, and go beyond anything you could do on your own, in such a short amount of time, that it comes with a 14-day guarantee. If you can show that you’ve done the work, you ask questions when you’re stuck, and are still not 100% satisfied, I’ll refund your money in full. 

Still wondering if SBA is right for you?

Simple Brand Academy IS for you if:

✔️ You have no prior design experience, but you’re a new business owner, VA or  entrepreneur who’s ready to stop playing small & put yourself out there.

✔️You understand the importance of a cohesive, consistent, professional-looking brand and you want the confidence that having one provides.

✔️You like the “easy” button, and want to learn simple design techniques, including how to create a simple logo and a cohesive brand identity.

✔️You’ve been struggling with your brand identity or lack thereof forever, and you want to learn the fundamental basics from someone who’s been doing this for a long time.

✔️You’re just starting out, and you are not ready to invest in a professional designer just yet – which is a smart choice!

✔️You’re overwhelmed by Canva, PicMonkey or other free or low-cost design software – or you didn’t even know these tools existed, and you need guidance.

✔️You want the support of an experienced designer who will give you feedback on the designs you create & guide you along the way

    It’s NOT for you if:

    ❌ You don’t care about about or value what your brand looks like, and don’t believe that having a well-designed brand will make a difference in your business.

    ❌ You prefer to google your way through the branding process, picking up freebie trainings on YouTube, but never having a solid plan or clear path to follow.

    ❌ You believe that branding is only about strategy and marketing because that is what the so-called “branding” guru’s have told you.

    ❌ You’re not willing to put in the time and effort necessary to complete and implement the lessons, or you are looking for someone else to do the work for you.

    ❌ You don’t have a laptop or desktop computer to work on…  While Canva does work well on mobile, some parts of this process will require the use of a computer.

    ❌ You have more money than time – and it that case, you should just hire a designer.

      Here are a few more stories from past students…

      “Before joining SBA, I was worried about spending money that I didn’t necessarily have at the time but payment plan made it work. I was also worried that the material would be more “fluff” and not real concrete things I can apply immediately to grow my business branding.  

      Being said, it’s not fluff! You will apply all of the material towards your business branding. 

      As a result of this course, I definitely found my confidence in my business aspects and growth. I know that my social media platforms and website will look professional. I now have the means myself to do it and not worry about looking amateur. “

      Heather Cronin

      Holistic and Alternative Practitioner, Mystical Mamas

      “Even though I already had worked with a graphic designer to create my logo, that’s about where my branding and set-apartness stopped.

      Sarah’s coaching on how to create content, along with showing us all the amazing resources for design elements, was invaluable.

      Sarah gave me the guidance, encouragement, and constructive criticism I needed to push myself. The support from the other students was amazing.

      Do your business a favor and give it a boost with this course. It’s a lot of impactful information to use forever.”

      Lisa Houff

      Photographer/Owner, Lisa Houff Photography

      “Before joining Simple Brand Academy™ I was struggling to focus my ideas and create an on brand logo and trying to figure out who my clients were.

      This has been such a helpful course in not only putting together a logo, but discovering who I want to serve and putting my brand together and creating content that my clients want to see.

      This course has given me more confidence in my business and brand.

      If you are thinking about joining –do it! It was so helpful in focusing in on what I wanted to convey to my followers.

      Moriah Hale

      Photographer/Owner, Wandrian Photography

      Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions…

      How long does this course run?

      This is a self-paced, 12-month access program. Everyone will be at different stages of the process, which is great for peer support and inspiration. Inside of the student support community, DIY Design Alliance I continuously support the community through whatever stage each person is in, and we have a monthly events such as coaching calls, guest experts & more!

      Do I have Lifetime Access to the Course?
      You have access to the course, including all future updates, for 12 months.

      If I gave you lifetime access, you probably wouldn’t actually implement. And in order to get results, you have to implement! 😉

      12 months is plenty of time to create your brand. Going through the course and taking action won’t take you more than a few weeks, especially as I’ve given you everything you could possibly need.

      Once your brand is created and you’ve had a year to practice creating graphcis, you’ll be a total pro and won’t have any further need for this course and can get on with other things in your business. 

      Will this really help me create a designer brand on a diy budget?

      Yes, if you follow along and commit to doing the work, ask me questions when you’re stuck and take action, you will have all the tools, skills and resources that you need to continuously create a professional looking brand & graphics that you’ll be proud to show off.

      How many hours should I plan to spend on this?

      Everyone moves through the lessons at a different pace.  But you should plan to spend a couple hours watching and implementing what you learn in each lesson. Some lessons will be less than that, and others will be more. Most people can get through the entire course in 6-8 weeks.

      Will there be live calls?

      Yes! There are live monthly Q&A calls, and occasionally more often than that during special enrollment periods.  You will be able to submit your questions ahead of time, or ask questions on the call.  All calls will be recorded in case you cannot attend. There may also be occasional unscheduled Facebook lives in the group to address common questions along the way.

      Will I learn about Social Media Marketing in this course?

      While this is not specifically a course about Social Media Marketing, you will have access to the guest expert interviews & masterclasses for several social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.  Your new visual brand, along with the collateral and templates that I will show you how to create, will be perfect for using on social media.  You will notice an immediate improvement in the cohesiveness of your branding, across all social media platforms that you apply it to.  

      How much access will I have to you?

      My team and I provide regular feedback and coaching inside of the private student’s-only Facebook group, and you’ll be able to ask questions through a private question form.  I’ll answer your questions inside the group usually within 48 hours, or on the live Q&A calls.  This course does not include email or direct messenger support, or 1:1 brand coaching or design.  If you want direct access to me, you can Book Me For A Day at www.brackenhousebranding.com/day or schedule a consultation call with me.

      What Should I expect after I sign up?

      Once you enroll in the course, you will receive a welcome email and full access to the course. You will also receive a private invitation to our exclusive course community!

      The BONUS content inside DIY Design Alliance, including Brand Voice Masterclass, WordPress/Divi Trainings, Guest Expert Replays & the Design Demo Library – will be unlocked 30 days after you enroll.  This is so that you focus your efforts on the core content first, as it’s most important!

      The official bio, just in case you’re interested –

      With 15 years of branding and design experience, Sarah Masci is a leader in the online industry for clients looking for high-quality, aesthetic digital design. As the founder of Book Me For A Day™, her signature one-day intensive program, she thrives on compressing professional branding, web and digital design into one day, versus weeks or months.

      Some would say she’s a rare mix of right and left-brained; she gets her kicks from strategies, systems, and automations, but has a discerning eye for design and details. Sarah’s down-to-earth personality and distinctive way of simplifying even the most complex problems have earned her the trust and respect of hundreds of clients and thousands of students over the years.

      Sarah is an outdoorsy boy-mom through and through. When she’s not working, she’s enjoying time with her husband, their four sons and their sweet pup, Mabel. She loves summer, crisp mornings in the mountains, live bluegrass music, and sipping craft cider with friends.

      If you’re still wondering whether or not this is right for you, or just have more questions, please reach out!

      Email me at sarah@brackenhousebranding.com

      Ok, so this is it my friend.  
      This is the moment of truth, with three choices in front of you…

      Choice #1

      You can take what I’ve given you for free in the mood board trainings, and keep doing what you’ve been doing. Slowly working your way through the brand design process, but with no clear direction path or guide, fumbling your way through Canva with mis-matched colors, fonts and graphics, hoping that one day you’ll crack the code of “branding + design” on your own.

      Choice #2

      You can spend several thousand dollars to hire a strategist and designer to create your branding for you. But then you’ll still have to figure out a way to maintain your brand guidelines and keep everything consistent and on-brand on your own, unless you want to shell out more money for your designer each time you need a deliverable or something new created for your brand.

      Choice #3

      You can join Simple Brand Academy and have a relatable, fun, and experienced designer virtually in your back pocket, cheering you on and guiding you along your journey. A professional designer who will give it to you straight when your brand identity and graphics don’t look good, and will give you all the right the techniques and tips you need to make it better. 

      Honestly, unless you’ve got a few thousand dollars burning a hole in your pocket, or several years to spend learning this stuff on your own, only one of these choices makes sense. The choice isn’t mine though, it’s yours.

      Life is too short, and your business is too important, to stay confused, stuck and overwhelmed.

      Let me be your guide.

      Here's what you're getting when you join today!

      Over 30 Trainings Included:

      ✔️ Comprehensive Brand Breakthrough lessons to help you get clarity on your niche and what you want to be known for
      ✔️ Choose your colors and brand fonts
      ✔️ Design your logo, alternate logo(s) and favicon
      ✔️Choose (or create) custom icons, illustrations, patterns and textures to match your brand
      ✔️Create your brand style guide
      ✔️Learn how to create all of your marketing graphics, including an ebook lead magnet, worksheets, social media graphics, business card and other print collateral, and even your website landing page!
      ✔️Easily apply all of the design lessons and design best practices to anything else you need to create for marketing your business!

      PLUS GET THE BONUS PACKAGE!

      ✔️ 12 months access to the private Facebook community to post and get direct feedback on all of your designs
      ✔️ Getting started with WordPress Masterclass
      ✔️ Access to the Design Demo Library
      ✔️ Access to all previous Q&A sessions
      ✔️ Access to past (and future) guest expert masterclasses and interviews on topics like:

      • Brand Voice & Messaging
      • Facebook Groups
      • Email Marketing
      • Instagram
      • Pinterest
      • SEO
      • Legal
      • and so much more!

       

      Ready to learn exactly how to design your professional brand & marketing graphics?

      $49 per month

      ($49x12 payments, or pay in full $497)

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