Listening can be a lost art these days. Learning about your brand and listening to your preferences is essential. Then I can provide professional insight and ideas based on how you want your brand represented.
Then, I begin the process of creating conceptualized design ideas. This means mind mapping, sketching and tweaking until the strongest concept of the bunch is achieved.
Once the strongest sketches are narrowed down a finalized iteration, I will scan the design into the computer and begin to digitize. Your designs will then be cleaned up and honed into a professional, finalized form for review.
The Building Blocks
Courtright Design was a compilation of my passion for art and love of computers. With a thriving mowing business at the age of 15, the entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well. After graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2009 with a degree in Computer Graphics, my dream became more evident: I had to grow a business in the digital creative space.
From the onset of the company, it’s always been my aim to treat clients the way that I would like to be treated. This is why I strive for one thing–excellence. Excellence in listening closely to your needs. Excellence in going beyond your expectations. Excellence in delivering the design results your brand requires. I’m pretty easy going, but I take it very seriously when you entrust me to come through for your brand. For most, this is your livelihood. For some, a way out of that 9-5 job. I get it. I’ve been there.
I’m confident that I can help grow your company to that next level through high quality branded design solutions. Whether you need a logo, website or marketing collateral, it’s my goal to seamlessly create a timeless, memorable and marketable representation of your brand. As a result, your brand will be established as a trusted, credible source for your current and potential customers.
It was a dream. Funny thing about dreams–sometimes the person with the dream doesn’t even believe in the possibility of its achievement. This was the subconscious me. The dream?
1) Be a graphic designer… 2) Be my own boss… 3) Make a living doing that.
It was late 2010, I was newly married, moved across the country, and had no job. The Courtright Design website was up and the logo was in place by early 2011–but where were the customers? Things were tight to say the least.
Life consisted of McDonald’s dollar menu dates with my beautiful wife and even grabbing free WiFi from our apartment complex. Working low paying nine-to-fivers was an obvious necessity. After work, I would come home, eat dinner, spend time with my wife and start work on the business. 10pm-1am were not unfamiliar. Sleep was too quickly followed by a loud beeping at 7:30am. Then, just rinse and repeat. The tools were limited–but exactly what I needed. A computer, internet and drive to reach the dream. Armed with a new, self-taught knowledge on web design/dev, SEO and conversion optimization, clients began pouring in.
The demand quickly became overwhelming. The once faint, distant dream came into clear view. At the beginning of 2013, my wife and I sat down at a local burger joint and made the decision to go “cold turkey” and ditch the 9-5 job. The dream became a reality. Fast-forwarding to present day, my son is almost 2 with another baby boy on the way in April. Couldn’t be more excited.
What a whirlwind having the opportunity to work with respected organizations like National Parkinson’s Foundation, Faith Comes By Hearing and New Mexico Homeland Security to name a few. With our primary client base located in the US, our reach has also spanned the globe including Malaysia, France, Denmark and Canada. We were honored to be interviewed by Bannersnack, BizHUMM and Thumbtack, who rated us #1 in both logo design and web design categories.
All in all, it’s my job to brand companies and organizations effectively through memorable, innovative design solutions resulting in genuine business growth. If you would like to get in touch, please use the contact form. I always make sure to get back to you quickly.
I look forward to hearing from you!