Shaping brands

a design studio with soul & substance

I treat my trade like you treat your craft: with excellence. I’m Joyce, and getting deep is my second nature. My work always starts with taking a step back to look at your brand through your eyes, to understand your uniqueness, your needs, and to envision a way to shape your brand from all of those raw elements — always with the hope that it will reflect the tender balance of beauty and meaning for your customers.

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With every line, letter, and layout, these values are my foundation. The very qualities and reminders that help me shape your brand with connection, craft, and longevity at heart and with expertise at hand.

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I’ve always lived in the balance of beauty and meaning. With my mother as an artist and my father as a psychiatrist whose love for people always felt therapeutic — I’ve found those two sides embodied through myself and my work.

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I grew up surrounded by art, and what I was taught in art class set the foundation for how I approach design; it taught me how to see and look closely, and also to appreciate how others see. It taught me that every canvas has its unique grain and how to work with it, rather than against it. It taught me that it takes time and dedication to learn how to wield your tools.

A true lover of soulful, healthy, and simple living, I believe intentional kindness can be a tool to create experiences that can make people feel welcomed, supported, and celebrated. All of these teachings inform my design, and I can’t wait to share them with you — because I’ve seen firsthand how beauty and kindness can be transformative and empowering.

the experience

Trusting someone with your craft can be daunting. With all of the time and passion you put into your business, I want to make sure you feel at ease as we shape your brand.

And I do that through a well-structured, yet effortless process. As your brand partner, you can always bring your questions, ideas, and thoughts to the table, and I’ll stand in your corner every step of the way. I’ll share my perspective, help you through any challenges, and show you I truly have your back and best interests at heart.

01 You’ll find clarity.

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Communication is key. As soon as we get started, I’ll onboard you onto a project management tool that allows you to easily track progress, tasks, and can reduce email overload. Developing a soulful, genuine brand is a multi-layered, rich process and I want to make sure that it feels inspiring, not overwhelming. 

02 I’ll help create meaning.

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All decisions and deliverables are rooted in the direction that we’ll establish together. This helps me create a meaning-rich brand for you that dives deep into your “why.” My process has a built-in strategic phase to ensure that everything we do is well considered. Plus, you’ll receive carefully curated documents that unpack my thought process that help you give effective feedback.

03 We’ll lead with heart.

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A successful brand isn’t just about making you look good — it’s about helping shape your business so that you can thrive. For me, it’s better to seek transformation, rather than just complete a transaction; and it’s why I’ll lead the process with sincere heart. We’ll have lots of facetime, the real kind, and I’ll be cheering you on the whole way. Even after our project is complete. 

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Let’s shape your brand together.

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