cultivate

growth

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without the overhead

Are you leaving opportunity on the table by not having an in-house designer? My Nuts About Print™ packages enable you to offer additional value to your customers without having to incur any additional costs.

helping printers

growth

cultivate

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Growth is never by mere chance.
It is the result of forces working together.

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For the past 15 years, I've worked passionately in the printing industry - doing everything from spending long hours in operations, to managing prepress and selling, to strategizing and implementing technical solutions that bridge the gap between print and web.

When the pandemic hit in 2020, the business world was rocked hard, and printers were no exception.  Having worked through the peaks (and valleys) on the print shop floor myself, I know firsthand how critical creative cost savings and  sales opportunities are to helping your business not just survive, but thrive.

That's why I created my Nuts About Print design packages specifically for commercial printers. They enable you to reserve a certain amount of creative strategy and design hours to use how you wish. Whether that's using it to craft marketing campaigns for your own company or leveraging it creatively to expand your service offering to your clients - my mission is to help you keep those presses rolling.

I'm Christine, founder of the Creative Squirrel Studio, and I'm so grateful you've stopped by!


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The benefits of
Nuts About Print design packages:

Receive a guaranteed amount of priority service time where your projects will always have a higher priority in the production queue.

Top of the Nut Pile

You get a discounted rate on all design projects. The more hours you commit to, the lower the rates you receive - leaving you room to add mark-up on client projects.

Chopped Design Rates

Enjoy the perks of having an in-house designer (without the overhead) at your service whenever you need me.

Nurturing Support

The benefits of Nuts About Print design packages:

Receive a guaranteed amount of priority service time where your projects will always have a higher priority in the production queue.

Top of the Nut Pile

You get a discounted rate on all design projects. The more hours you commit to, the lower the rates you receive - leaving you room to add mark-up on client projects.

Chopped Design Rates

Enjoy the perks of having an in-house designer (without the overhead) at your service whenever you need me.

Nurturing Support

You've come to the right place if...

Consult with your team to discuss ideas and direction for an effective campaign or outreach

Including, but not limited to: print collateral, digital assets, print and digital advertisements

On-going design and technical support for all campaigns and outreaches

What's included?

You're a commercial print company that doesn't have a designer on staff.
 
You're looking to expand your service offering with minimal investment.

You want to bring additional value to your existing clients.

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Brainstorming & Creative Direction

Asset & Collateral Creation

On-Going
Design Support

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Package Options

10 hours per month (2.5 per week)
10% design rate discount
Priority in service
1 hour consultation for project review

The Seedling

20 hours per month (5 per week)
15% design rate discount
Priority in service
1 hour consultation for project review

The Sprout

40 hours per month (10 per week)
20% design rate discount
Priority in service
2 hours consultation for project review

The Mighty Oak

$1700 per month

$900 per month

$3200 per month

You save $300

You save $100

You save $800

Package Options

10 hours per month (2.5 per week)
10% design rate discount
Priority in service
1 hour consultation for project review

The Seedling

$900 per month

You save $100

20 hours per month (5 per week)
15% design rate discount
Priority in service
1 hour consultation for project review

The Sprout

$1700 per month

You save $300

40 hours per month (10 per week)
20% design rate discount
Priority in service
2 hours consultation for project review

The Mighty Oak

$3200 per month

You save $800

Is there a minimum commitment?

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Yes, a minimum of a 3 month commitment is required. At the conclusion of the 3 months, we will review how your package is working out for you and revise your hours as needed.

What happens if I go over my allotted hours?

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Overage in hours will be billed at my standard design rate. You will be notified as you reach your limit, prior to additional work being completed. 

What happens to my unused hours?

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Unused hours expire at the end of each month. This is to ensure I can allocate the time needed for your projects and plan my workload accordingly. 

Ready to take the next step to start cultivating growth for your print business? 

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work with me

Mark Leggio
President, The Jackson Group, An RRD Company

"Working with Christine has always been a great experience. She understands the fast paced nature of our business and is prompt in getting back with us. With minimal direction, her creative content is spot on. It's almost as if she knows what I'm thinking. She is a tremendous resource to our team."

Mark Leggio, President
The Jackson Group, An RRD Company

Emma & Ryan Nelson
Prange Farms & Creekbend Herefords

"Christine knocked it out of the park with our two unique brands! I love how each of them shares a story and has meaning behind every detail. She took all of our feedback seriously, even for the most minor tweaks, to get the design exactly where we wanted it!"

Julie K.
Secondary Education, 
Marketing Director

"We are in absolute awe of what Christine created for us in just a few days! Christine has been so great to work with, and really took our vision and turned it into an amazing product. "