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jon@studioaceofspade.com
440.591.8799

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319.536.1954

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440.591.7384

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118 E. Washington St.
Floor 2
Goshen, Indiana 46528

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This is how we do.

1

Discover Opportunities

Whether your brand needs a facelift or you’re starting a brand new e-commerce website, it’s vital to sit down and assess your position in the market, what you want to achieve. But that’s the boring part – we want you to dream. The world is full of opportunity for new growth, innovation, and creativity.

Dream. Ask yourself, “What if?”. The first step in any of our projects is walking through the world of possibilities available to you. Our services encompass so many things, the sky is the limit. Think about the possible solutions to the following questions:

  • How do we reach new users?
  • What’s the best way to visually connect with our target market?
  • What if our users could purchase our products anywhere, anytime, on any device that connects to the internet?
  • How do we show how unique we really are?
  • Can we make people happy when they think of us?

When everybody thinks alike, no one is thinking. Break down old processes and make room for innovation.

Discover Opportunities
2

Develop Objectives

Objectives are the key to any successful project. Wanting to build a website or a brand is fantastic, and of course we’d love to work with you – but, at the Studio, we always want to ensure that our clients understand what their own needs are.

In the previous phase, we help identify overarching goals and concepts. During objectives step, we refine those lofty ideas and put them into tangible, achievable goal sets with measurable metrics.

By using goal-oriented design, it optimizes our time, our workflow, and your budget. And, by setting goals with metrics, you’re able to measure results and analyze your ROI.

In fact, the objectives we help you create even have objectives. Objectives should always:

  1. be clear and concise, defining the specific outcomes to be achieved.
  2. form the foundation of decision-making. Design choices should easily be able to be made by looking upon the objectives.
  3. be the goal posts against which results are measured.
  4. consider both short and long-term needs of the organization.
  5. be attainable.

When you go for a run, you look at where you started so that you can tell how far you've gone. How can you know how far you've gone without knowing where you were?

Develop Objectives
3

Produce Results

In this phase, we turn your objectives into reality. From sketching a concept through a final product, we take immense care in what we do.

Quality results are something that aren’t achieved easily. And, they’re not just about the fact that a project gets ‘done’. Consider the following factors during a project:

  • Staying within budget
  • Completing on time
  • Ensuring functionality across devices or print mediums
  • Completing goals
  • Analyzing and revising usability

Getting into a project and ignoring any of those can be disastrous, which is why we work within a formulaic process that can guarantee that all of those are achieved. Instead of starting with a blank canvas, we already have the outline sketched. Coloring between the lines is easier, faster, and guarantees consistency.

We complete our projects on time, within budget, and with the highest quality in the industry.

Produce Results
4

Maintain Success

More often than not, this step is ignored in our industry. Time and time again, we’ve watched other’s projects go from beautiful works of art to pieces in a matter of months.

At the Studio, we work hard to develop close relationships with our clients. Our global and far-reaching approach leads to long term strategies that blend in success with innovation. While we can simply, ‘make you a logo’ or ‘build a cool website,’ that’s not what we’re about at our core. We’re passionate about what we do, and it drives us to ensure that you’re spending your money wisely.

We work closely with you to develop a plan to use your brand, your e-commerce store, your social platform – everything we develop for you – effectively. Our deliverables are essentially potential energy just waiting to be transformed into kinetic energy, and we want to help you take your organization there.

We give your organization tools with which to work. But, you must actively use your tools for them to be truly effective.

Maintain Success
5

Plan for the Future

Planning for the future after investing in a project is difficult, yet necessary step in building your business. We understand that the last thing you want to think about is spending more of your hard-earned money after a re-branding or a web re-design. But, reality is something we want to make more palatable.

At the Studio, we deliver a plan of action after the project is complete. This plan not only details future steps, but provides you with a cost estimate and framework to build upon. And, the best part is that it’s not even a quote from us – it’s literally a guide you’re able to take anywhere, regardless of whether or not you decide to keep working with us.

For example, it may contain:

  1. A plan of action to advertise on Google, Bing, and Yahoo to develop your highest ROI for dollars spent online.
  2. Additional features to add to your website in one, two, or three years depending upon success.
  3. An estimate of how much a retainer would cost and a detailed explanation of what would be done.
  4. A cost assessment for a backup solution for your new website

Understanding future steps and how to use the tools you’ve been provided is a key to success. Knowing what to expect down the road makes the world of difference.

Plan for the Future

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