(I’m also the owner of Artisan Brand Studio)

brand weaver

Hello, I’m Megan & I am a

I sit down at the loom with business owners and guide them to weave a brand that will give them a place in their market.

I invite you to get to know me and my story that has led me here.

Megan, here, and I support small business owners everyday who want to intentionally connect with their audience but need someone to partner with them to give them the branding assets and understanding to make it happen.

You stopping by to "meet" me is a small act that means something to me.  It says you care about the face behind my business and that gives us something in common - I care, too, and spend each day showing it.

I'm delighted you are here -
yes, you, reading this screen.

waving hello to you

Seriously though

Let me tell you what I do everyday

Weaving by Hand

Thread by thread.  Intentional.  Designed to Last.
Hand touched.  Heart Connected.  Beautiful + Functional.

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But I’m really just a creatively-giddy girl with love for being intentional & equipping others.

The best things take time to create and golly, friend, this is my story. I’m not the designer that dreamed of her professional agency job from high school and jumped right in. I’m not the one coming from an experienced corporate strategist job with an overnight six-figure dream. I’m not the one who has coached a mastermind class of business successes and is now taking her side hustle onto the main stage. I’m the one who had to slowly find her passions and skills and then commit to being intentional with them for the long haul.


Owner,  Designer,  Coach,  Partner,  Coffee drinker.

Agree?

But I’m really just a creatively-giddy girl with love for being intentional & equipping others.

The best things take time to create and golly, friend, this is my story. I’m not the designer that dreamed of her professional agency job from high school and jumped right in. I’m not the one coming from an experienced corporate strategist job with an overnight six-figure dream. I’m not the one who has coached a mastermind class of business successes and is now taking her side hustle onto the main stage. I’m the one who had to slowly find her passions and skills and then commit to being intentional with them for the long haul.

For me, my story took time to come together. Seven jobs after college. Three businesses before age 24. Industries including education, writing and marketing. Figuring out where you flourish is tough! But I see the same basic threads in it - creativity, intentionality and equipping others. So I picked them up and started weaving.

Intentionally weaving a pattern of working and flourishing that fits my unique gifts.

My story is more like handwoven cloth - woven over time with strategic threads and patterns. It is not a fabric that was quickly auto-weaved and dye stamped like everyone else’s. Nope. This story I’m learning is richer, better and more lovely the more it's worked on. It has taken investment, thoughtfulness and a few tears - but it’s worth it.

I’m here to invest in what is lasting. To create something intricately beautiful and yet, a functional treasure. 

Like good quality fabric, to be a blessing for the comfort and warmth of others. This is the texture of my brand. And I believe this weaving process, like all of ours, is a journey that is still in the loom. My brand journey is a real one that has taken time to create, but I see it as one of the best things I get to live in and share. 

Owner,  Designer,  Coach,  Partner,  Coffee drinker.

Founding Ideas

If these are true, then I have a dream to offer branding services that are aligned with this focus to the artisans of my local community who run these businesses.

I have a dream for you to commit to the process of weaving an intentional brand that will give your business a place in your market.

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Things that last are worth the process of creating them
  
It is the things that are built with intention that will have the largest impact

Businesses that bless their communities have a place in the market

Let's agree on three things

That have a place

Small Businesses

Newer

Older

Brands by Artisan

see the full project

Visuals & Collateral

"Incredibly thoughtful, but still a level of fun"

what they said

Deep Run MOPS

see the full project

Strategy, visuals & Engagement

"BEAUTIFULLY COHESIVE WITH RICH INTENTIONALITY"

what they said

Artisan Brand Studio

see the full project

Strategy, visuals & Engagement

"MODERN, CLEAN AND YET TOTALLY SPUNKY"

what they said

Iced Life Bakery

visuals & Collateral

"CREATIVE, FRESH, ELEGANCE WITH SIMPLICITY"

what they said

Deep Run Church

Strategy, visuals & Collateral

"ATTRACTIVE & CATCHY WITH AN EYE FOR COLOR"

what they said

Sweet Bee Lettering

Hello!  That would be me - Megan Odegaard.  I am the one woman show that runs the business and works with clients like you.  All brand strategy, graphic design and website development is done by me, but I partner with two other professionals for copy writing and photography.  (I know my limits!)  You can find out more about the awesome creatives I trust my branding clients with below.


Anne Casey Photography, Monkton, Maryland


Rachel Davy Copywriter, Greater DC Metro area

Who is the face behind Artisan?

No. 1

Anne Casey

Creatives Write

I hear you - sometimes, it is hard to get a straightforward answer that makes sense.

I do branding for small businesses who want to be intentional about how they are expressing themselves to their audience. 

Branding includes developing a vision for your business, targeting an audience, crafting an experience for your customers, expressing your business through your logo and other visuals, writing copy that speaks what you do and connecting all this with the right people so you can build a community loyal to your business who value what you do.  (Well, good branding includes this & more.)

What exactly do you do?

No. 2

I believe strong brands are handwoven for their unique business because it ensures authenticity and maximum impact to the people the business is hoping to connect with.  Therefore, I do not offer DIY Brand Visuals.

However, my branding workshops and other content through my emails and social media platforms is perfectly catered to the small business who isn't ready for custom branding.  These resources offer bite sized tips for developing and using your current brand to reach your audience.

Do you offer non-custom branding?

No. 3

Honestly, I have been particular about layouts, colors, patterns, fonts and atmospheres since a little girl.  I also did a ton of random arts and craft hobbies as a teen from quilting to quilling to hand lettering.  But seriously, I've been designing graphics bigger than brochures and PowerPoints since high school in my junior year Information Technology class.

Since college and my discovery of Adobe Illustrator, I have designed all kinds of graphics and compositions including invitations, promotional materials, brand collateral, board games, posters, book covers, website materials and even random things like home decor printables.  Short answer - Eight years.

How long have you been designing?

No. 4

This is just a fun question I've been asked for years because I don't actually have a favorite color.  Instead, I tell people I have a favorite shape and then, of course, they ask why.

Most people have a favorite color, but I think so many colors are amazing hues and I can't decide!  Since my favorite color changes daily, I chose to have a favorite shape. (And in case you don't know, it's a hexagon!)

Hexagons are a beautiful balance of angles and circular visual cues.  They are unique and underrated layout systems.   They are efficient in space use and often found naturally occurring in nature.

Why do you have a favorite shape?

No. 5

I am a pattern lover!  I enjoy creating them and will  include 4-6 patterns or textures in my brand elements for clients.  I treasure them so much because they have  personality and can be used in so many unique places without replacing "white space".  Be sure to explore them closely as I like to add silly things to the mix.

Quick design lesson: the best patterns are what we call seamless.  Meaning they can be repeated infinitely without lines or weird breaks.  To create a seamless pattern, you have to match the elements on each side of the pattern swatch to fit in the spaces on the opposing side so when "matched" together as it repeats they will fit together without overlap or gaps.

What's your favorite thing to design?

No. 6

HEY THERE!

@artisanbrandstudio

I want to know you stopped by and I want to meet you, too!

Send me an Instagram Direct message with your name & what you do in your lovely business! (I’m on Facebook Messenger, too!)
Also, answer this fun question: “What is your "go to" midnight snack?”