The branding service for startups—just like you

Whether you're a builder or a barrister, we’ve all got to start somewhere. We've created a new packaged system to give people just like you a professionally designed and bespoke brand that’s affordable for businesses just starting out.

Our Process

Make your business stand out from the crowd

Our seasoned design team can create a bespoke brand for your small business at a fixed price. Great brands are so much more than just a logo – we’ll design your colour palette, typography, stationery, and give you website you can be proud of. All based on a written brief created just for you.

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    Custom Logo
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    Custom Website
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    Printed Business Cards
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    Social Media Kit
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    Stationery Pack
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    Brand Style Guide
Our Process

Why use Brand Starter?

Fast turnaround

You're starting your business now, so you need your brand up and running as soon as possible. We have experience delivering brands on time and budget.

Easy to work with

You may not have worked with a design agency before – we'll take you through everything so you know what to expect. Then we’ll create all the branding elements you need.

Affordable, fixed price

We know it's hard to start a business – especially now. That's why you need a professional brand to help you succeed. We've honed our design processes to save time and pass that saving on to you.

No hidden costs

We offer simple and transparent pricing so you know exactly what you'll get and what you'll need to pay.

Experienced team

Our designers have international branding experience and have worked with businesses across all sectors.

We understand your sector

Over the years we’ve worked across all sectors – architecture, food, fitness, law, recruitment – you name it, we’ve done it. So whether you are  a builder or a barrister you can be assured we speak your language.

Some of the brands we've created

All the branding elements you need, in one place

Everything you need for a consistent visual identity, all created for you.

Custom Logo

Our highly experienced team will deliver your startup brand to agency-level standards.

Custom Website

We'll build you a simple website to get your business online.

Business Cards

Full-colour business cards printed on high quality stock, delivered to your door.

Social Media Kit

Including icons and covers for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and more.

Stationery Pack

Get the essentials like an email signature and Word letterhead.

Plus so much more

We’ll select appropriate fonts, colours and illustrations, photos and present them as a cohesive brand – unique to your business.

Discover our full range of Branding Packages

The Brand Starter process

Get all the branding elements you need to launch your business. All for a fixed and affordable price.

O1 Discovery

To give you a great brand we need a solid understanding of your plans. Through our discovery stage we interview you to understand your vision, customers, competitors, brand difference & goals. We’ll give you a written brief based on this to approve. Your answers will inform everything we do.

O2 Custom Logo/Style Board Design

Once you agree the brief, we’ll create two or three logo design options and style boards, depending on the package you choose. These will be on-brief and appropriate to your needs. All you need to do is choose the best solution for your business.

O3 Refinements

We want to you to be completely happy with your  brand, so, if needed we take on board your feedback and refine your chosen option prior to sign-off.

O4 Stationery and Social Media

We then develop your other assets. We’ll create your business cards, letterhead, email signatures and social media pack to get your business going. We’ll also supply high-res industry-standard files of your logo for you to use in print, online, and anywhere else.

O5 Website

We’ll get started building your website in Webflow, Squarespace or Shopify, depending on what you need it to do. From here you’ll be invited to share any photography or content you’d like to be included in the website. We’ll find images to suit your package too. Your website will be designed to match your brand and appeal to your target audience.

O6 Style Guide

Before you launch, the last step is to supply you with a brand style guide to help keep your brand consistent. This includes details on logo usage, brand colours, images, fonts and more.

Affordable packages to get you going

We know from years of experience, that the best way to launch a business is with a unique engaging brand.

Smart startups understand the value of branding

Make your business stand-out

There’s never been more competition for businesses to stand out. Make sure yours is easy to remember and hard to forget!

Build recognition and loyalty

Brands need to be authentic and reflect their owners values. Do that and customers will engage with your business and keep coming back.

Charge what you're worth

A professional brand that positions your business correctly will allow you charge appropriately.

What's the investment in your business?

A quality brand will set you apart from competitors, increase sales and add value to your business. Give your business the best possible start with a brand you can be proud of.

What's Included

Start Me Up

$
4995
NZ$ + GST

Take Me Online

$
6995
NZ$ + GST

Get Me Selling

$
8995
NZ$ + GST
Discovery session
Written brief
Written brief
Written brief
Custom logo/Style board
2 concepts
2 concepts
3 concepts
Colour and font selection
Refinements
1 round
1 round
2 rounds
Master logos set
All industry formats
All industry formats
All industry formats
Printed business cards
50
100
2x250
Word letterhead and email spec
Brand style guide
Custom website
Single page
Up to 4 pages
Up to 5 pages/10 products
Web hosting
3 months
3 months
3 months
Newsletter template
Stock images
3
5
7
Social media pack
Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
We can also provide the following services: naming, copywriting, photography, video, SEO, Google advertising, social media.

Frequently asked questions

We're here to give new businesses the best start possible.

What is a brand?
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A brand is the ‘gut-feeling’ people have about a company, product, service or organisation. Getting this right from the beginning is worth gold. Remember, it’s not so much what you think of your brand – it’s what your customers and future staff think that counts. Having your logo, tagline, colours and images used in a consistent way across all your brand touch-points (business cards, signs, website etc) sends a strong message to your customers.

How long does the process take?
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Generally the process takes approximately 3–4 weeks from start to finish. However, we can often speed this up – depending on your needs and our studio capacity.

Do I have to be based in New Zealand to work with you?
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Not really. Most of our clients are New Zealand based, but we have worked with clients in the US, Asia and UK. We primarily work online, as there’s generally no need for face-to-face meetings. We communicate as needed via email, video call and phone. That said, if you want to visit us, you’d be very welcome.

What platform will my website be created on?
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We generally use Squarespace due to its ease of use, and customisation options. For some sites we use Webflow. Our e-commerce sites are built with Shopify, which has incredibly versatile online retail capabilities that suit our clients.

Can you help me with a name for my business?
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Sure. We know that thinking of a name you can use can be difficult. Then you have to buy the domain and register the trademark. We can help you with this. Having a memorable name will give your business real traction.

Can I spread the payments?
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Yes. We are just arranging that now. You’ll be able to pay by credit card or Paypal, so call us to find out more.

What if I have additional questions?
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We're always happy to answer any additional questions. Simply email richard@brandstarter.co.nz or call 0210 311 294

Still have questions? Get in touch

Tell me more

Our sister business Brand Counsel has been helping NZ businesses with their brands since 2002. Most of the businesses we work with are established and looking to step-up, but we’ve recognised that often where people need the most help is when they are starting out. Getting a brand working right for a business is so important and this is where we can make a big difference – by providing you with the creative assets you need to start your business now.

Our years of experience have allowed us to streamline our processes and reduce the time we need to produce professional brands cost-effectively so we can provide a packaged service at an affordable price. This service is for startups only.

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Or give Richard a call on 021 031 1294