We are experienced designers, developers and brand experts who are passionate about our work. We approach each project with a collaborative, thoughtful design process. We see our clients are our partners.
We create engaging, fresh and intelligent design that reflects the identities of our clients—where they’ve been and where they’d like to go.
Since we’re a boutique firm, we’re more flexible, efficient and more focused than bigger firms. You’ll reap the benefits.
We help businesses succeed. It’s a crowded, loud world, with the clutter of advertising and media, increased competition, commoditization and changing consumer behavior. Businesses have to work even harder to reach consumers, set themselves apart and communicate value.
It’s no longer enough to simply provide strong products and services.
Well-executed design helps businesses emerge from the competitive pack and forge meaningful, emotion-driven connections with customers. It offers memorable, clear communication between business and people.
Mars Design provides the means for businesses to accomplish countless goals. We’ve helped a new restaurant build indelible bonds with its neighborhood. We’ve elevated a fashion-forward salon’s image to match its regal new home. We redefined an award-winning architecture studio, giving it an identity and website that matches its highly regarded work. We bring companies’ visions to life, helping them grow their businesses and thrive.
We’d like to help you achieve your goals.
We’d like to begin by getting to know you. We’ve found that learning as much as possible about your company, your industry and your intentions make the process easier and the outcome/results better. It’s a win-win for you and us.
Once we’re acquainted, we review and discuss your project so we can develop a proposal, timeline and quote.
What follows depends on the project, but regardless of the project’s shape or size, we make sure our clients understand every step of our process and we guide you through each decision.
You’ve come to Mars Design because of our portfolio, our reputation and our approach. We give our time, passion and expertise. In return, we ask that our clients communicate with us, dedicate time to review our work and provide feedback so that the project runs as smoothly as possible.
Without the benefit of trained designers and developers, businesses’ designs and branding often flounder. We’ve seen everything from labyrinth-like websites that are a nightmare for users to navigate to inconsistent brands and logos. Additionally, businesses who “go it alone” may to heavily conform to what others in their industry have done—giving them a “dated” look and losing an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage through a well designed website, print design and strong branding.
Without branding, a business is a faceless commodity. Customers have no means for distinguishing the service or product from competitors.
Effective branding gives your business a competitive advantage. It elicits personality and emotion. It provides a connection to customers. Strong branding has been show to:
A lot goes into developing a strong brand. It requires consistent messaging, colors, typeface and logos. Mars Design has extensive experience helping companies build strong brands. Check out some of the projects on our website.
Fashions and technologies come and go, as do website designs and technologies. A current, modern website is essential to your business’ success. Often, your website is a the first interaction a customer or client has with your business; you want to make a good first impression. An outdated or poorly functioning site can portray your business as not established or unprofessional.
Websites must be updated frequently to reflect changes in styles, technologies and changes in your business.
We build websites that utilize the latest technologies, and can be expanded or updated as needed.
Of course. We’d need to develop and integrate a content management system, which would allow you to make updates on your own, without having to call us. We have a wealth of experience building these systems and can customize a system to work with your website features.
We’re also able to handle website updates for client who don’t have the resources to update their sites on their own.
No problem. We can create an e-commerce system, which would allow you to easily administer and sell your products online. We’ve built many of these systems; check out some of our client work under the web section.
Since iPads and iPhones don’t support Flash, many companies are converting to HTML5, which the Apple products support. It’s a smart move, and one that can help your business reach new customers.
We’re well versed in converting Flash to HTML5, and we’d be happy to discuss the benefits and obstacles that you can make the switch.
No problem. We’ve worked with companies from Latin America to the Middle East and many places in between. Thanks to technology, we can carry out the whole design process remotely.
Right away. We’d love to hear more about your company, where it’s been and where you’d like to see it go. You can tell start the process by filling out our project questionnaire.
After we’ve discussed your goals and the project’s parameters with you, we’ll provide you with a quote. We always work within the quoted rate. Should the scope of the project change, we’ll provide a revised quote based on the new request. Most jobs can be broken down into two to three payments.
We’ve found that the most effective method for handling pricing discussions with clients is a frank discussion of their budget and concerns. A clear understanding of your budget allows us to have a better sense of how to best develop our custom plan for you.
A project’s life varies, depending on its scope and complexity. Because of the various lengths needed, we make sure to establish a clear timeline with clients from the beginning so they can plan accordingly. We also make every effort to accommodate clients who come to us with specific deadlines in mind.
We find great success with clients who trust us. With a client’s full confidence, we’ve found that our design process becomes more inspired/thorough, and we can create the best possible solution for your business.
Because we take such care in getting to know our clients, we’re selective about with whom we work. We make sure it’s a good fit, since we’ll be spending a lot of time together. Many of our clients become genuine friends through the design process.
Any business — big or small, new or established — can gain from a designer’s expertise. Whether it’s design for the web or print or branding, our work helps businesses differentiate themselves, speak to their target audience and improve their overall image and impression. What business doesn’t need that?
A well-designed, user-friendly website conveys a strong first impression and allow a business to communicate more effectively to potential customers.
An elegant, eye-catching print design reflects a company’s brand and personality and effectively reaches consumers.
Branding, including identity creation and logo work, showcase a company’s personality and message. A strong brand translates into a formidable competitive advantage for companies, with clear differentiation and sustained customer loyalty.
We have a wealth of experience in these three areas. We’d love to help you make your business stronger.