AN ONLINE CREATIVE DESIGN STUDIO BASED IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Helping entrepreneurs locally and internationally to elevate their businesses, through well-crafted brand identities that are lasting and meaningful, and that will make them reputable and identifiable to their ideal clients.
MEET THE designer
Hi lovely, I’m Nadine – the goal driven creative behind HG Design Studio.
I am a mom of three gorgeous kiddos (two girls & one boy), and am super blessed to be living on a gorgeous protea farm in Stellenbosch, Cape Town. I am a child of God, and am a sucker for nature. So being amongst a diversity of nature right at my door step, is a true God send.
My passion turned dream job started back in school, where I was lucky enough to have completed high school at an art college. After school I took on numerous small design jobs in the corporate industry, however after having my first baby I decided to stay at home to enjoy motherhood. After my second born though, I had that itching feeling of wanting to bring back my creativity, and fulfill my purpose. This is where my entrepreneurship journey finally started.
It has been a long road of trials and errors, and whilst wearing many hats as a business owner, I have educated myself on all the ins and outs in business. I have made drastic changes along the way in order for myself and my business to grow. This has all finally brought me to re-branding my design studio, and here we are, Hope Gathers Design Studio was born. I have officially been a business owner for 4 years now, and I understand the process and the personal journey that we as entrepreneurs embark on.
This is why it has become my absolute passion to bring other female entrepreneurs dreams to life. Not only through branding, but also through personal experience, where connecting with my clients on a personal level is top of my priorities list. I enjoy guiding them through, by offering certain services to give them the confidence they need to build their dream business.
I have been honored to have experienced and shared some amazing journeys with fellow women in business.
THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME
My name, Nadine, means HOPE and the idea is for hope to gather women in business, to support them on their business journeys, by sharing my passion for purposeful branding with them.
We start out with a brand discovery call to get to know each other and dive into the brand strategy phase. This is where we discuss your business goals and values, and we discover your target audience. I will then book your project into my schedule and then soon after present you with a mood board to confirm the direction of the project we’re about to begin together.
I translate your vision into one seamless brand identity that is tailored, timeless and versatile. I present my initial design drafts inclusive of logo options and accompanying brand elements. With the web design packages this will reflect an initial draft of the home page. At this stage you can review the designs and provide your feedback and suggestions.
Bringing forward your feedback, we will work together to refine the chosen brand design concept and/ or website design. Collaboration is key in all my projects, with every package including three rounds of refinements. This allows us to work interactively throughout the project.
Finally, I deliver everything you need to gracefully bring your new brand into the world. You will receive well thought out brand guidelines to help you continue your business journey with success. And of course, celebrate your launch!