You’ve got an idea whose time has come. And for your idea to reach its full potential, you need to quickly and affordably craft an exceptional brand to attract your tribe and support sustainable growth.
That’s where we come in. From the founders of leading creative agency, Saltwater Collective, comes a world-class brand and web framework jam-packed full of strategy, creativity and functionality, ready to help you make your mark on the world.
How it works
ONE FRAMEWORK. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
Strategically designed for start-ups and early stage entrepreneurs, Saltwater Establishment is a powerful framework comprised of world-class templates, providing everything you need to cost-effectively launch your brand and website to the world with style and confidence.
DONE FOR YOU
Make money, not websites. As a start-up, you need early revenue and let’s be honest, spending months trawling through tutorials trying to do it yourself is only going to delay you making your first million. We’ll get the job done in under three weeks allowing you to focus on the reason you left that pesky 9-5 in the first place.
We make big agency outcomes available to start-ups. You’ll get access to world-class designs from extremely talented professionals backed by rock-solid agency processes. Forget the freelancer (or friend of a friend) who takes their sweet time on their own schedule and tends to disappear when you need them most.
We’ve invested a whole lot of time into developing our best-practice framework, so you don’t have to. We’ll accelerate your launch and in less than three weeks, you’ll be playing the big game.
We understand the budget pressures of starting up, so we’ve tailored our pricing structure accordingly. Leveraging our framework, you will save you thousands and have every chance of success without having to refinance the family home.
EMPOWERING SUCCESSFUL START-UPS
There’s a lot of great ideas out there that never gain the traction they deserve because their brand holds them back. Our passion is empowering business owners with the brand they need to truly make a difference. Through our experience running our sister agency, Saltwater Collective, we know what works and have bottled it for early stage entrepreneurs in a fast and accessible format.
FROM THE MAKERS OF
Famous for her down-to-earth nature, talent and efficiency, Zoe is a versatile creative director with over 15 years’ experience. With her team of talented designers, she brings big visual impact to brand through creative flair and smart, uncomplicated design.
Pete is a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) with a proven track record working with growing brands. Firmly grounded in the real world, he works closely with start-ups to develop practical brand and marketing strategy that is intrinsically tied to business objectives.
Claire is your first port-of-call whenever you need to contact us. She brings over 20 years’ experience in account service and production gained at leading advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey, McCann Erickson & BMF. Known for her efficiency, attention to detail and passion, Claire is the engine that ensures your project is delivered to the highest standard and on-time.
Renowned for taking brands beyond traditional limitations, Mat has been in the design game for over 10 years and has worked on leading publications such as The Collective Hub and Tracks. Uber talented at his craft, he loves bringing brands to life and pushing creative into uncharted territory.
Boasting a Masters in IT and silky-smooth coding ability, Eliot is responsible for delivering robust development on your website project. He loves to dot an i and cross a t and will ensure your project perfectly aligns with our design intention to support your business for years to come.
University educated in Visual Communication and with a strong eye for elegant design, Alice brings sophistication and simplicity to branding and web design projects. Positive to the core, she provides exceptional creative concepts to bring your vision to life.
STAY UP TO DATE WITH OUR HOT NEW LOGOS AND WEBSITE FRAMEWORKS
Yep! A SUPER-FAST two week turnaround after the workshop has been completed is just one of many benefits. As long as you can promise to get the information we need before we get started, we can promise to get you up and running in no time at all.
Step 1 – We host a workshop, either at our offices at Balgowlah OR via Skype where we extract all the juicy information we need from you to get cracking. At the workshop we look at your colour palettes, imagery and font styles and also pick out a style for your new logo.
Step 2 – We provide you with your logo and chosen business card designs
Step 3 – You provide us with any content or photography that we need for your website
Step 4 – We provide you with your shiny new site! and…
Step 5 – BOOM! You’re ready for world domination.
To keep our prices competitive, no revisions are included from your chosen logo style. If revisions are required, additional fees apply.
As with the logo designs, to keep our prices competitive, no revisions are included with the business card designs. After choosing one of our rocking templates, we’ll customise the design with your logo, colours and contact information, ready for you to set sail.
Absolutely. Let us know prior to sign-off and we’ll apply a discount.
No-one values brand consistency more than us. Each package includes a style sheet that defines your colour palette and font choices so you can keep the look and feel of your brand consistent into the future.
CAN YOU PRODUCE OTHER ITEMS FOR ME LIKE SOCIAL MEDIA BANNERS, POWER POINT TEMPLATES AND OTHER STATIONERY ITEMS?
Of course! We have designs ready to go for you to choose from for all items mention above. Let us know what you need and we can add to your package as required.
Imagery drives beautiful design. Low-quality imagery = a low-quality end-result. To make it super simple, we have curated a pile of royalty free images that you can use on your site, free of charge. Alternatively you are also welcome to provide your own or we can point you in the direction of quality stock sites if we haven’t got the right selections for you. We have written a blog all about that here>
Our e-commerce sites are built in Shopify (to be released in 2018), all other sites are built on WordPress.
Yes! You will receive access to your site’s content management system (CMS) and video tutorials allowing you to make edits to both the content and the imagery.
Both WordPress and Shopify have vast support resources available online if you need to extend your learning beyond our library’s offering.
We do however always recommend coming back to us (or using a qualified web developer) before making any major design changes. After approval and launch of the site we do not offer free support to resolve issues caused by updates.
After purchasing your domain name (i.e. your site’s web address), you then need to purchase hosting, which is the home for your website’s files to be stored and accessed by the public. If you are unsure about how to set this up, we’ll walk you through the setup process during the workshop. You will need to pay for this on top of the package price and will be billed directly from your chosen provider each year to keep it live.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is not included, however all of our sites are built with the functionality to perform your own on-page SEO. SEO is a very specialised field which helps raise your website in search engine results and we recommend consulting a specialist if you want your site to be at the top of the Google ladder.
We will install Google analytics software on your new website and show you how to log into your Google analytics account where you can see a wide range of statistics about your website including number of visits, page views and the amount of time people are spending on your website.
All of our sites are mobile responsive to ensure optimal viewing on all devices.
CREATE YOUR OWN BEGINNER'S LUCK
Getting started is easy. The first step is to get in touch using any of the following contact methods. We’ll respond within 24 hours to discuss the most suitable options for your business.
PSST… If you’re after a more custom solution, check out our offering at Saltwater Collective >