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Ready to design a beautiful brand that looks professional and will help you grow your business faster?

Establish authority through a cohesive, consistent & captivating brand – without spending all your hard earned dollars on a professional designer.

Want to learn exactly how to design a professional-looking vector logo so you don’t have to pay thousands to a designer?

Sick of wasting hours & spinning your wheels in Canva only to end up with the same amateur designs and generic fonts that everyone else is using (I’m looking at you, Playlist Script users)?

Wishing you had a beautiful brand and website with a cohesive look and feel – just like the pros?

 

Your wish is my command!

It is possible to have a gorgeous brand that your clients will be swooning over in no time without paying a designer to do it for you.  You can do it yourself without feeling overwhelmed by design, spending hours trying to figure it out, and getting stuck along the way.

All you need is a simple roadmap and a professional designer to help you each step of the way.

Close your eyes, and just imagine-

✓  Being seen as a true professional and not just another amateur hobbyist because your graphics are always on-brand, compelling, consistent & cohesive! 

✓  Understanding exactly how your brand should look, feel & sound to attract & captivate your buyers, because you will absolute clarity in your messaging!

✓ Making forward progress with your business because you confidently know exactly how to bring your vision to life, so that you can get out of overwhelm!

✓  Knowing design best practices, so that you’re able to create attractive graphics that look professional, rather than generic like everyone else’s!

✓  Saving yourself hours of time, and thousands of dollars because you know exactly how to whip up a beautiful graphic, or website update in minutes!

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Hi, I’m Sarah-

Nothing in this world lights me up more than helping other small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed – and I’ve done this by designing hundreds of brands & websites for the past 14 years.  

Through years of experience, I’ve learned EXACTLY how to design a brand that gets noticed, gets sales, and shares their 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 & easier solution.

DIY’ers are my kind of people!

As a self-taught designer, it’s exactly how I’ve gotten to where I am today in my design career, and I’m a huge supporter of those who choose the resourceful DIY route. I’m ALL for saving money on overpriced designers, when you can learn how to do something yourself. There’s nothing quite like the pride and joy of being able to say, “I made this myself!!” And you should be proud – it’s a huge accomplishment!

Here’s the thing though…

If you don’t have the proper skills, tools & resources to help you along the way, DIY can turn ugly, real quick.  I’ve seen way too many massive Pinterest Fails and Design Disasters over the years by DIY’ers who didn’t start out with the proper foundation, or have the right roadmap to guide them along the way.

Without an experienced designer in your corner, you could be doing yourself a disservice by putting designs & graphics into the world that look like it was designed by my 7 year old, and you might not even realize it!

Kind of like this client who I rescued from design confusion…

I’ve spent the past 14 years honing my skills, and building my toolkit, which has led me to having the beautiful, professional, and cohesive brand that I have today.  14 years…

Let me help you shorten YOUR learning curve
from 14 years, to just months!

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Introducing Simple Brand Academy!

Whether you’re just starting out or re-branding an existing business, Simple Brand Academy will teach you exactly how to design everything you need to create gorgeous, professional looking graphics that truly represent you and your brand!

create your own Logo, choose your colors & fonts, Create a brand style guide, MOCK-UPS, E-BOOKS, BRANDED LEAD MAGNETS, social media graphics,  

#allthedesigns

All while saving yourself literally thousands of dollars!

Have you looked into the cost of hiring a designer or an agency to do all of that for you? 

✓ $500 Brand Strategist
✓ $1500 Brand Designer to create your Core Elements
✓ $1000+ ongoing $$$ Graphic Designer to create your social media & print graphics
✓ $2000 or MORE to hire a Web Designer

That’s roughly $5,000 you would spend on a designer, and that doesn’t even include the ongoing cost of having someone create your social media graphics for you!

Simple Brand Academy breaks down every step of clarifying and designing your brand into manageable, easy to follow lessons that anyone can do! Truly. Anyone.

And guess what? You don’t need any fancy design software to do it either!
That’s right, most lessons are taught using Canva Pro
and other free, vector graphic design tools.

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

Checkout these stories from our past students below…

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

“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

“I found everything in Simple Brand Academy so helpful.  What stands out for me the most was how well designed the tutorials are and how easy they are for a non-techy person to follow!  I have a much more clear idea about what I have to offer and who I am, and 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. I really love my new brand, and I am enjoying using Canva and putting things together now! This program is well designed, well run, and you are in good hands!”

Janine Murphy

Yoga Teacher, Janine Yoga

“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

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Simple Brand Academy is an 8-week (10 weeks for the *extended* summer round) course and group coaching program that teaches you everything you need to know in order to design your own professional looking brand, that is unequivocally and authentically YOU! 

→ PLUS ←

Once you graduate from the course, you’ll get 6 months of FREE access to my paid membership, DIY Design Alliance, where you’ll continue to learn and implement design best practices, refine your work, build, grow and scale your website and online presence, and take your brand to even greater heights!

“So wait, you mean this is actually an 8-month program?”

Yes!  You get a power-packed 10-week course PLUS a 6-month membership, all for a fraction of what you’d pay to have a designer do this work for you.

Let’s break it all down….

Month 1 
Brand Basics

Week 1: Positioning & Niche
Week 2: Colors & Fonts
Week 3: Vector Logos & Icons
Week 4: Patterns & Texture

Month 2
Design Essentials

Week 5: Images and Photoshoots
Week 6: Design Best Practices
Week 7: Social Media Graphics
Week 8: PDF’s & Lead Magnets

Month 3
Simple Brand Success

Schedule a 15-minute recap call with Sarah to review your progress, and map out your customized 90-day Simple Brand Success action plan. 

Months 4 & beyond…

Use your personalized Simple Brand Success action plan to guide your branding journey,
as you move through the various trainings and lessons that are in the membership.

✓ Implementation of your Simple Brand Success Action Plan
✓ LIVE monthly Q&A calls with Sarah
✓ Ongoing support & feedback on all of your designs inside our private community
✓ Special guest expert interviews and masterclasses each month
✓ Opportunity to request #DesignDemos from Sarah & team if you’re stuck on how to do something
and you want to watch a walk-through tutorial
✓ Tons of supplementary branding & design trainings covering a wide range of topics such as Squarespace, Kajabi, Instagram, Pinterest, Dubsado, Brand Messaging, Email Marketing & more!

But wait, there’s more!

Check out these bonuses that you also get when you join Simple Brand Academy!

Here’s something I already know about you.  You don’t need another course that you’ll purchase, and be left to figure out on your own.  So when you join Simple Brand Academy, you’ll also be joining the rest of the students in a private Facebook Group where I’ll be hanging out to answer your questions every week!  We will also have bi-weekly (recorded) Q&A calls, so that you can get all your questions answered as they come up, and you’ll never feel alone in your branding journey!

Why re-invent the wheel, when I’ve already created many templates already? You’ll have access to a variety of my design templates throughout the course.

You’ll also receive my Color Palette Guide and my Font Pairing Guide – If color or fonts overwhelm you, you can easily choose from a set of pre-designed palettes and matched up fonts. So it can be as simple as just picking a set you love & saving yourself the stress!

Take a look at the Simple Brand Success path, and ask yourself where are you now, and where do you want to be?

With Simple Brand Academy, I completely guarantee that I can help you gain confidence, clients and cash MUCH faster than if you tried to master branding through trial and error on your own.

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To summarize, once you join, you’ll begin your 10-week course, where you’ll learn and apply my proven 3C’s framework:

Clarity

✓ Your Perfect Niche
✓ Your Brand Vision
✓ Your Brand Vibe
✓ Your Brand Message
✓ Your Value Proposition Statement

Core Elements

✓ Colors & Fonts
✓ Vector Logos & Icons
✓ Textures & Patterns
✓ On Brand Photos
✓ Brand Style Guide

Create

✓ Social Media Graphics
✓ PDF’s & Lead Magnets
✓ Lifestyle Mockups
✓ Business Cards
✓ On Brand Handouts

Then you’ll move into the main membership hub, DIY Design Alliance, where you’ll continue to learn and implement design best practices, refine your work, build, grow and scale your website and online presence, and take your brand to even greater heights!


And I’ll be right there to support you, cheer you on, and help you back up when you fall.

Here are a few more stories from past students…

When I joined Sarah, I didn’t know anything about branding. I had no prior experience, and now I’m able to create my own brand! Thank you Sarah for being so supportive in the community.” ~ Louise K.

I am a holistic practitioner that serves overwhelmed and stressed Mothers by providing alternative healing and self-love techniques with the purpose to inspire Mothers to relieve daily hardships and create a renewal of personal empowerment

My business has mostly been word of mouth and use of Facebook and Instagram. I didn’t have a website or branding to make everything look uniform. 

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

The course is actually a lot of work with each module. Being said, it’s not fluff! You will apply all of the material towards your business branding. 

The most helpful thing in Simple Brand Academy is the support with fellow people in group and discussions on weekly call for check up. 

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 immature. 

I have more concrete goals and understand how to obtain them now! 

The course made me think outside the box giving me also business ideas for growth. I’m excited to continue expanding with results. 

If you are thinking of joining, ask yourself a couple questions: will you work and take time on material to build your brand? Are you lost on how to manage images and styles for social media? Do you want to feel confident and professional with your business? If yes, then join! It is an investment that will help with your success. If it’s the money to join, it’s definitely reasonable especially with payment plans. 

Heather Cronin

Holistic and Alternative Practitioner, Mystic Lotus Holistic Living

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

The price of SBA made me hesitate, but then I thought about all the wonderful information I would gain to help me catapult my creativity and visual presence.

I realized very quickly that I needed to treat this seriously and make the time necessary to go through all the videos and lessons. I knew not to treat this like some random YouTube tutorial. Sarah’s coaching on how to create content, along with showing us all the amazing resources for design elements, was invaluable.

I’ve learned that you can’t limit yourself. Creativity is boundless, but if you don’t know where to start, it’s hard to “be creative.” Sarah gave me the guidance, encouragement, and constructive criticism I needed to push myself. The support from the other students was amazing.

I’m definitely further along than I was before the class. I’ve just been offered a feast. Now I’m going through bit by bit to enjoy this delicious meal.

Do your business a favor and give it a boost with this course. Do YOURSELF a favor by taking this course seriously and investing the time to go through each lesson with intention and purpose. 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.

I was hesitant to buy the course because I didn’t have the money and was not sure it was right for me.

I waited to the last second, but I decided to invest in my business. 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.

The community has been so helpful with seeing others progress and also the live sessions where Sarah answers any questions I had to further put me on the road to success.

As a result of joining Simple Brand Academy, I have gained a better understanding of my brand and gained a community of support from other members putting their brands together.

I have an amazing logo and the knowledge on putting better content together that contains my cohesive branding.

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

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

 

I am so confident that Simple Brand Academy can help you get to the next level in your branding journey, and go beyond anything you could do on your own, in such a short amount of time, that it comes with an unconditional guarantee of satisfaction.

If you are not 100% satisfied for any reason, or for no reason at all, just let me know within 30 days.  I’ll refund your money in full. And you can even keep the workbooks and templates that you’ve received up until that point.
That way, you risk nothing.

I can’t think of a more fair way for you to try my course. 

Still have questions?

How long does this course run?

Once you go through the 8-week course you will be added to my DIY Design Alliance membership for 10 months, with the option to keep going and pay monthly thereafter. I will continuously be creating new content around what the community needs, and we have a monthly guest expert, mastermind coaching calls and more.

Do I have Lifetime Access to the Course?

Yes, absolutely!  I understand that you may want to join now, but not have a chance to get through all of the material right away, so you can rest assured, you will always have access to the course material – even if you don’t get to it right away!

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.

When is the next time you'll open doors?

I only open the doors 3 or 4 times per year.  The next time will be sometime this Fall.

How do I know if this course is right for me?

This course is for you if:

  1. You need a logo, a brand identity, and a landing page to start building your audience
  2. You have no prior branding or design experience 
  3. You’ve been struggling with your “brand” for far too long 
  4. You’re new to business, and you are not ready to invest in a professional designer 
  5. You’re overwhelmed by Canva, PicMonkey or other free/low-cost design software, but you don’t want to invest in expensive designer software 
  6. You want to have a cohesive, consistent, professional-looking brand
  7. You want the support of an experienced designer who can give you feedback, and coach you through the entire process…

This course is not for you if:

  1. You don’t have the time to do the work
  2. You don’t have a laptop or desktop computer to work on
  3. You have more money than time, and would rather pay a designer to do it for you
How many hours should I plan to spend on this?

Everyone moves through the lessons at a different pace.  But, lessons will be delivered weekly, and you should plan to spend a couple hours watching and implementing what you learn. Some weeks will be less than that, and other weeks will be more. But you will have lifetime access to all of the lessons, so if you get behind, no worries!

Will there be live calls?

Yes! Live Q&A calls will happen bi-weekly. 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 Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook, 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?

I’ll provide daily 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 or on the live Q&A calls.  This course does not include 1:1 brand coaching or design.  If you want 1:1 brand coaching or design, you can Book Me For A Day at www.brackenhousebranding.com/day.

What Should I expect after I sign up?

Once you enroll in the course, you will receive a welcome email, with the entire course schedule and timeline. You will also receive a private invitation to our exclusive course community!  This will help you get oriented in the course and community, and will lay the foundation for what’s to come over the next 8 weeks. 

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

Let me be your guide.

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