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Angie Hughes

Branding & Website Designer | Digital Marketing Consultant | Speaker

Angie’s Creative. It is the name of her freelance design and marketing boutique serving happy clients since 2008 but it is also who Angie Hughes IS. She is creative in business, in design and in all areas of her life.

With a Marketing degree and a 20-year work history in Marketing Communications, Angie puts her creativity second however to her heart for giving her clients the online advantage of her expertise which includes branding and logos, websites design and digital marketing.

Her drive to help small business owners and solo-entrepreneurs and see them succeed has preempted her clients to refer to her not only as a creative designer but an attentive, strategic marketing partner and coach. Angie’s beautiful online presence is art imitating life as she is even more dynamic and passionate in person giving her that rare ability to float between her design work, marketing acumen and live appearances as a presenter and teacher. Now that’s CREATIVE.

What is your typical process for working with a new client?

I like to start with a short conference call to discuss the client’s needs and then follow up via email with a range estimate. If at that point we seem like a good fit then an in person meeting is scheduled to discuss detailed scope of project, your target audience, goals, timeline etc… followed by a definitive proposal/estimate/contract.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a Business Administration (Marketing emphasis) graduate of the University of Minnesota – Duluth and studied Graphic Design post college. I am also a mixed media artist. Prior to becoming a freelance designer, I served as Director of Communications for a 4,500+ member non-profit and managed internal communications as a marketing specialist for a tech company as well as was a content writer, print designer and computer trainer for a small business computer training company.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your service?

Websites are by contract billed generally in three payments (1/3 down, 1/3 after 30 days, and final payment at project completion). Logos, print and other short-term projects are billed at project completion.

What types of customers have you worked with?

I typically work with small to medium-sized businesses and/or start-ups from the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. Clients are from all industries: service, retail (storefronts and e-commerce), non-profit, consultants, product developers, authors, musicians etc…