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We are a collaborative graphic design agency crafting strategic brands and websites for small businesses with a big impact.


Businesses with a big impact?

Ethical production. Fair wages. Sustainable practices. A small business with a big impact serves everyone involved, from start to finish. We want our design to support businesses who are working hard and doing good. Does this sound like you? Let’s talk details. Does this seem cool but not really describe you? That’s okay, too! Let’s connect and see how we can create something beautiful together.


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Step 1: Brand Design

Strategy + Messaging + Logos + Colors + Fonts

It's more that just a logo. It's an identity. Your brand is the heartbeat of your company and when it's communicated well, it brings your perfect clients straight to your inbox. We believe that strategic branding is what sets Telltale Design Co. apart— every step of our branding process is designed with your brand and your target audience in mind.


  • In-Depth Brand Strategy
  • Brand Voice & Main Messaging
  • Primary & Secondary Logos and Brand Mark(s)
  • Brand Pattern/Icons, Color Palette & Font Pairings
  • 1 Collateral Item

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Step 2: Website Design

Strategy + Design + Development

If your brand is like your handshake with potential clients, your website is like a big bear hug. Both are your first impression, so we want to make sure it's a great one. The majority of our clients choose to invest in both brand and web design for the full experience to create intentional and consistent design from beginning to end.


  • Semi-Custom or Fully Custom Website Design
  • Squarespace, Shopify, or Wordpress
  • Basic Search Enginge Optimization (SEO)
  • Mobile-friendly Site
  • Social Media Integration
  • Website Training Session

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Step 3: Add-On’s

Print + Digital Collateral + All the extras

We can enhance your brand and solidify your message with custom collateral, packaging, marketing materials, brand photography, business coaching and more. If your business needs a little something extra, we've got an add-on for it. Have a request that’s not listed? Just inquire and we’ll see what we can do.


  • Print Collateral Design (Packaging design, Business cards, note card, letterhead, stickers, buttons, etc)
  • Digital Collateral Design (Custom icons, email templates, social media templates, etc)
  • Brand Naming
  • Brand Photography
  • Monthly Design Maintenance
  • Business Coaching

Get in touch for investment details and a custom quote. Most projects range $3,000-$10,000 USD; however, we offer brand mentoring, stand-alone strategy, and semi-custom branding all for under $1,000 if you're not ready to make the jump into our full branding process just yet.



01. CONVERSATION – Put on your comfy clothes... +

... and grab some coffee/wine/tea, because we wanna have a chat. We begin all our client relationships with a conversation. We can talk on the phone, we can Skype or even meet in person. We just want to get to know you and your vision. If you feel like you don't have one quite yet, we will do everything we can to help us both catch glimpses of it. We’ll present you with a strategically developed list of questions so that we’re all on the same page before we even get started.

02. STRATEGY – I know this sounds like a nerdy word... +

... but it's really where the fun begins. We don’t just believe in giving you something that looks good, but design that actually works. Strategy helps us define your goals, take steps toward them, and eventually turn all the dreams in your head into a reality. We will research your competitors, examine all the data from our initial conversations, and put it all in one place on a vision board to help us move into the design phase.

03. DESIGN – Strategy + Your Ideas + Our Inspiration = ... +

... design that matters. We take a ONE concept approach when it comes to design, playing with a variety of directions up front and narrowing down as we go in order to deliver the best, most succinct solution for your brand. Your concept will be presented through an in-depth PDF presentation, where we’ll walk you through all rationale, communicating who you are and why you do what you do.

04. REFINEMENT – All good things... +

... have been refined. We’ll work through two rounds of refinement by discussing what's working as well as potential opportunities to grow so we can make sure your brand helps your business reach it's full potential. This step is for final tweaks to get it juuuuuuust right.

05. COLLATERAL – Your brand... +

... delivered. This is when it all really comes together. We'll design collateral items of your choice to bring your brand to life. If you've opted to book a package that includes a website, this stage is also where the design and build out will take place. You get to see all the elements we created together in one space and how it will look out in the wild.

06. LAUNCH – Yay! Woohoo! It's time... +

... to launch! We'll package and send over all of the files and tools needed to successfully launch your brand into the world. It's truly the best feeling to see it all come to life. I'm pumped already, are you??




Behind Telltale Design Co.

We were created to create. Any business is a creation, a tangible representation of your biggest thoughts. So while you build your biz, it's our job to strategize and create visuals that bring it to life, and bring clients to your door. We believe that we are meant to do good, together. We want to help you change the world.


We value small businesses, ethical companies, sustainability, fair wages, and people working with people. We love that we get to join a team every time we work with clients, encouraging them and giving life to their wildest ideas.


Most commonly found on a sailing vessel, a telltale is a device or object that gives a visual indication of the state or presence of something

Oh, and I'm Lydia, the Founder and Creative Director behind Telltale Design Co. I am a spontaneous, creative, easily excitable gal who was made to cheer people on. (Read: ENFP, Enneagram 7, and StrenthFinders Woo / Communication / Includer through and through.)

Though I spend most of my free time traveling and adventuring, I love a good weekend at home, hanging out outside, creating art and hanging with my hubby and our golden retriever and husky pups here in Georgia.

For awhile, this business was a one-woman show, but over time, we’ve evolved into a collaborative studio. Recently, I welcomed another designer, Charis Nichols and a project manager, Emma Kegley onto this little team. From time to time, we also partner with a web developer, copywriter, marketing guru, and photographers and videographers. Together, we work with clients to build cohesive, strategic and beautiful brands and we absolutely love what we get to do. Thanks for being here and learning about us. We can't wait to meet you!