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The brand agency for 99designs

Your creative project, led by strategists who love to build brands and know the 99d community by heart:

  • Dedicated Brand Strategist leading your brief
  • We'll shape your brand story with the top talent
  • More than visual identity; business naming, brand messaging, campaigns & more

Branding from strategy to delivery

Studio is brought to you by Circlemakers, an independent collective of experienced Brand Strategists who help you get the best from the crowd. We work with a global network of creatives to bring the best ideas to your brief, and implement them cohesively:                                                                 
  • Brand experts with 10+ years in the creative industry
  • Tap into the global creative community with our expert guidance
  • Add-ons include brand workshops, naming, digital branding, illustration, icons, packaging, pitch decks & more.
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Begin with our brand package

Get the brand classics, with the benefit of end-to-end guidance from Circlemakers Studio. Get your business off to an outstanding start, and set yourself up to scale:

  • Discovery session with your Brand Strategist
  • Moodboard & creative brief
  • We'll present 9 curated logo concepts
  • Brand development, color & font selection, and branded business templates
  • Calls with your dedicated team
  • Brand guidelines

Custom solutions

Contest planning service
We'll set up your contest for success by drafting your brief and providing an expert creative review.
Naming & brand strategy
Brand messaging, visual identity, digital branding. We can do it! Talk to us about brand strategy add-ons.
Custom creative
Got a larger creative project? We'll find specialists, build a creative team, or run your project for you.

About us

Circlemakers Studio is an independent creative agency that loves to create and scale brands. Our Brand Strategists bring decades of agency expertise to your business, having held leadership roles at 99designs, where they developed a unique understanding of the global creative community.
Laura McLeod | San Francisco
Laura brings deep expertise in strategic brand messaging and development. Prior to joining 99designs in 2016, where she held several senior marketing roles, Laura spent over a decade in global design agencies. Laura curiously seeks to understand the specific goals of her clients and thrives on translating them into a brand story that works.
Eva Missling | Berlin
Eva combines entrepreneurship with a love for good design. Helping founders define their positioning and visual identity is Eva's forté. As a founder herself, Eva brings a deep understanding of what it takes to grow a brand on a budget. Before founding a graphic design marketplace, which was later sold to 99designs, Eva worked for a decade in digital agencies.

Our clients

Founding & executive teams
We’ll translate your unique story into a strategic brand, helping you to appeal to your customers and investors alike.
Communication teams
Combine experience and ideation to deliver limited editions and campaigns that look unique.
Brand teams
Innovate with fresh global perspectives. Ideate at scale, develop custom illustrations, or rebrand it all.

Our work

FAQs

Circlemakers Studio is an independent brand agency. Although Circlemakers Studio is partnered with 99designs, they are not part of 99designs by Vista, and operate independently.
Circlemakers Studio branding packages are led end-to-end by a Brand Strategist, who works and collaborates with you consistently throughout your project. They will take care of everything from setting the direction for your brief, logo concepting, recruiting the right creatives, brand application, and finalizing all your final deliverables. They can also provide brand naming and messaging add-ons, custom creative recruitment at scale, and consult on how to continue to apply your brand further.
Our pricing is really simple and transparent. The Circlemakers Studio Full Service Brand Pack starts at US$3,999. If you need something more custom, or there's something in the design packages you'd like to see in addition, get in touch. We'd be happy to provide a custom quote.
The total length of time will depend upon the complexity of your task and the stakeholders involved in the decision-making process. On average, it will take around 4-6 weeks to complete all the deliverables in the Full-Service Brand Pack, which will deliver a visual brand identity, social headers, letterheads, business cards and a 6-page branded pitch deck template.
As Circlemakers Studio is an independent agency, we follow the same best practices for 1-to-1 projects on 99designs, where the money-back guarantee does not apply. We always work closely with our clients to ensure we deliver a high-quality outcome. In the unlikely occasion that a project is canceled, we'll look to the agreed project payment structure for guidance on what can be offered as a partial refund.
We can! If you're developing a new product, brand or re-branding we will workshop your goals with you, and provide up to 10 naming options along with a choice of 3 taglines. We'll run a Google, WIPO, and domain check, and you can select the name that fits your vision the most. Our naming package starts at US$1,999.
We ask our clients to pay online using the standard payment methods available on 99designs. However, in some cases, we can arrange for an invoice you can pay via bank transfer. Reach out to us for a consult and we can provide more information.
Yes. We'll run a brand workshop to help clarify your audience, mission, values, tone, positioning, benefits & differentiators. As an outcome, we'll craft a brand messaging framework that can be incorporated into your brand guide. Our brand messaging packages start at US$2,999.
Our team of brand strategists have worked with the 99designs community for several years and are experts in finding and recruiting creative talent, based on style, skill, and interest.
Currently, we are only able to offer our services in English and German.

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