Don’t gamble with your event.
First impressions matter. When your event’s marketing materials make an unremarkable first impression, it makes your job as the event coordinator much harder.
Bad design puts your event at risk for:
Trouble attracting sponsors.
Missing opportunities for strategic partnerships.
Win with high-impact, low-stress design.
There’s an easy way to ensure increased event buzz and registrations (without wearing all the hats).
Improve the odds on your event being wildly successful by working with MG Graphics. Our strategic graphic designer will deliver attention-grabbing marketing assets that attract enthusiastic sponsors and attendees.
What’s more, we make your job easier. We meet deadlines and strategically collaborate with you. With a monthly subscription, you’ll have unlimited design projects with unlimited revisions—and no surprise bills. And when your event is over, simply pause your subscription until you’re ready to start the next event!
Sign up and save time and effort.
Planning a conference or large meeting means wearing a ridiculous number of hats. With your unlimited design subscription, you can confidently hand off your projects to a dedicated design partner.
Megan, our graphic designer, will work as an extension of your team. She will help you strategize on event themes and think through how attendees will experience your marketing. You set up a queue of design projects in our online portal and tell her where to get started. Megan will take it from there.
You’ll quickly have materials that make a great first impression and move people to click ‘Register Now.’
We combine event expertise with great design.
Running a big event, especially for an association, is hard. We get it.
From Megan, our graphic designer:
When I was the director of communications for a 100+ year old association, I wore ALL the hats.
I was responsible for budgeting, program planning, selecting the venue and food, selling sponsorships, registering attendees, and playing hostess during the event.
And on top of that, I designed all the conference assets from the website to the printed program.
It was a lot.
Now, I wear the design hat helping associations visually brand their events. First impressions matter. I know first-hand how important it is for your pre-conference materials to look current and relevant and have the theme flow through to the event.
Let’s boost your conference registration.
Sign up for your monthly subscription.
We’ll have a kickoff call to build a list of the assets you need designed. (Your subscription makes it easy to add more projects later without breaking your budget.)
Review your first design.
Provide your first project’s details and final copy. We’ll send you a draft to review within a week. Once you’ve approved that design, we start working on your next project.
Start promoting your event!
Publish your materials as soon as you’re ready. You’ll have full access to all of your files (we can even design in Canva!). And when we’ve finished designing all of your assets, just pause your subscription until your next event!
What you’ll be saying about MG Graphics:
“From now on, I’ll only work with Megan on my event materials. She quickly turned our ideas into gorgeous designs. She was so patient whenever we had revisions, which we were able to do on Zoom. These live revisions cut days off the process!”
Count on us to design your event essentials.
It’s easy to start, manage, update, and finalize your event’s design projects with your monthly subscription to MG Graphics. No need to get estimates or email about project status. (And you can pause your subscription anytime, including mid-month!)
MG Graphics will work on one project at a time, for as many deliverables as you need for a set monthly price. You’ll have unlimited revisions, which we can make during a live Zoom call if needed.
Using our online portal, you’ll set up your queue of design projects. Simply complete a quick questionnaire for each project, upload your text and any supporting files.
Then, choose which project you want us to focus on first. From there, we’ll have a first draft to you within a week—or within three days for small projects. You control what happens next. Submit another project or request revisions on a previous project.
Designed print and digital assets can include:
Sponsorship packages PDF
Theme logo design
One-page promo flyer
Conference program brochure
Social media templates
Social media graphic
Social platform event page graphic
Web page templates
Themed thank you cards
Attendee badge template
Not seeing the asset you need?
Contact us and ask!
Custom icons to match your branding
Minor copy-editing for punctuation and grammar
What's not included:*
*We have a list of marketing experts who specialize in everything you need to succeed. Just ask for an intro!
How does a monthly subscription with unlimited design projects work?
What’s the process for getting projects started?Sign up for your monthly subscription here. Set up your profile on the online portal. Fill your project queue. (For every project, you’ll need the final copy, any brand guidelines, deadlines, etc.) Select which project you want us to design first. Within a week, we’ll upload your designed draft to the portal and notify you that it’s ready for review. You can provide written revisions or book a time for us to meet via Zoom and go through the revisions live. If this version is finished, tell us in the portal what project to start next!
How many projects can MG Graphics design in a month?The main variables for the quantity of projects are: The size of the project. Logos, presentations, pitch decks, a simple website, and a magazine each require a week of design time. Smaller projects, such as one-page handouts, templates for social media, and business cards, only require three days. The time you require for reviewing and approving designs. Does it take several days to get multiple stakeholders to sign off on a design? Or can you review, provide guidance on revisions, and agree on a design in an hour? As soon as you approve the final design, we get started on your next project. If a project requires extra review time, you can tell us to start designing another project from your queue in the meantime.
What does ‘pause anytime, including mid-month’ mean? How does that work?Your subscription renews every 31 days. For example: If on day 21 you need to pause, you'll have 10 days remaining when you decide to resume. So you never have to pay for a service you're not using!
What about canceling a subscription? How does that work?Just login to your portal account and toggle the ‘Cancel My Subscription’ button. Be sure to cancel at least two days before your renewal date. That gives the bank time to stop an automatic withdrawal. If you cancel mid-month, that’s no problem! You’ll have full access to our design services until the end of that month. Unfortunately, refunds aren’t available for unused days. But remember, you can pause your subscription anytime. When you have another design project, just unpause, use the remaining days, and then cancel your renewal.
How do I share my Canva Doc with you when I don't have a paid account?
What is a GRAPHIC DESIGNER?Well, we're more of a who than a what... Graphic design is a vast field that encompasses various specialties, each with its unique skill set and focus. Brand identity designer: This designer specializes in creating cohesive visual elements that represent a company's brand. They are best suited when you want to establish a strong brand image and need assistance with logos, color schemes, and overall brand consistency. Web designer: This design is proficient in crafting engaging and user-friendly websites. If you're seeking to enhance your online presence and create an intuitive digital experience, a web designer is the way to go. Print designer: For print materials such as brochures, magazines, or packaging, this designer is your go-to professional, with expertise in designing for physical media. Illustrator: Looking for visually stunning illustrations or artwork? An illustrator can bring your ideas to life through their artistic talent. User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) designers: These designers specialize in optimizing the usability and interaction of digital interfaces, making them ideal when designing intuitive software or applications. Each type of graphic designer brings a unique set of skills and expertise, allowing you to select the right one for your specific design needs. Many of us (including MG Graphics 😉) have overlapping specialties so you have a one stop shop for print and digital design!
Why does design matter?Have you ever been to a book store and only pick up the books with attractive covers? While judging a book by its cover is frowned upon, we still do it. Yes, even you. It's just human nature. Graphic design helps businesses grow their brand through visual consistency. That includes using the same design elements like colors, fonts, and graphics across all of your communication from print to digital. At MG Graphics, we believe first impressions matter. That's why we design every piece of content with your end goal in mind.
How do I trademark my new logo?We're happy to refer you to a trademark attorney who helps brands across the US. Just ask!
Canva vs. Adobe: Which design platform will you use on my project?As a designer, I know that selecting the right design tool is crucial for your project's success. When it comes to creating marketing and sales assets, it's important to consider how much access you want for editing the design in the future. Today, let's explore the differences between Canva and InDesign, so we can choose the perfect tool based on your desired level of design freedom. Canva: Simplicity and Collaboration at Your Fingertips Canva has become quite popular, and for good reason! It offers a user-friendly interface and collaborative features that make it a great choice for non-designers who want a level of DIY. Let's dive into why Canva could be the ideal fit for your project, considering future editing access: 1. Easy Editing: With Canva, you'll have no trouble making basic edits. Its drag-and-drop functionality make it simple to modify text, replace images, and adjust colors without needing design expertise. You can easily personalize your designs with a few clicks. [This is great for business cards and social media posts!] 2. Collaborative Convenience: Canva takes collaboration to a whole new level. We can work together seamlessly, thanks to its real-time collaboration, sharing, and commenting features. It's a great way for us to exchange feedback, suggestions, and make the design process a breeze. 3. Access Anywhere: Here's the best part – Canva is a web-based platform, meaning you can access and edit your designs from any device with an internet connection. Whether you're at the office, at home, or even on the go, you'll have the convenience of making edits whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. InDesign: Precision and Customization for a Polished Look Now, let's talk about Adobe InDesign. If you're looking for extensive control and advanced design capabilities, this tool might be just what you need. Let's explore why InDesign could be the perfect fit for projects where design flexibility and customization are crucial: 1. Design Precision: InDesign offers a level of precision that's unmatched. We can fine-tune layouts, manipulate text, and apply complex effects to achieve pixel-perfect designs. If you have specific design requirements or need a polished look, InDesign will give us the control we need. 2. Advanced Layouts: When it comes to complex layouts like brochures, magazines, or books, InDesign shines. Its robust features provide comprehensive tools for typography, grids, and precise alignment. We can create stunning designs that captivate your audience. 3. Professional Outputs: If you're aiming for high-quality print and digital design, InDesign is the industry standard. It ensures your designs meet professional printing standards, and we can easily export files for further production. Your brand will have a consistent and professional look across various mediums. Finding the Perfect Balance: Collaboration and Editability To make the best decision for your project, let's strike the right balance between collaboration and future editability. Here are a few factors we should consider together: 1. Your Design Proficiency: Let's assess your comfort level with design tools and your preferred editing experience. If you prefer a simple and user-friendly interface, Canva will be a great match. However, if you have design experience or desire advanced customization, InDesign might be the better choice. 2. Extent of Future Edits: How extensively do you anticipate making changes to the design in the future? If you only need minor text or image edits, Canva's straightforward interface will meet your needs. However, if you anticipate extensive modifications or customizations, InDesign's powerful editing capabilities will give us the flexibility we need. Schedule a Discovery Call and we can talk through the best tool for your next design!
The Art of Collaboration: Should I DIY or hire a graphic design pro?In today's digital age, where do-it-yourself (DIY) culture is on the rise, it's tempting to take matters into our own hands when it comes to graphic design. However, when it comes to creating a powerful visual identity for your business or project, partnering with a professional graphic designer can be the difference between average and extraordinary. Let's explore the benefits of working with a graphic designer vs. DIY, providing you with insights to help you make an informed decision about whether to DIY or hire a professional. Expertise and Experience: Graphic designers are skilled professionals who have dedicated years to mastering the art of visual communication. They possess a deep understanding of design principles, typography, color theory, and composition, allowing them to create impactful and visually appealing designs that align with your brand's message. Their experience in various industries and working with diverse clients gives them a unique perspective to create designs that resonate with your target audience. Unleash Your Brand's Full Potential: A graphic designer acts as a creative partner, helping you translate your vision into a compelling visual identity. By collaborating with a designer, you can tap into their expertise to create a consistent and cohesive brand that resonates with your audience. They will delve into your brand values, target market, and competition to create designs that reflect your unique identity and differentiate you from the crowd. DIY attempts may fall short in capturing the essence of your brand, potentially leading to missed opportunities and diluted messaging. Time and Efficiency: While DIY might seem cost-effective initially, the time investment required to learn design software, understand design principles, and create visually appealing assets can be overwhelming. Graphic designers are adept at working efficiently, using their experience and design tools to streamline the process. They can turn your ideas into polished designs, saving you valuable time that can be better utilized on your core business activities. Consistency across Platforms: Consistency is key in establishing a strong brand presence. Professional graphic designers ensure that your visual elements, such as logos, color schemes, and typography, are consistent across different platforms and mediums. They understand the technical specifications required for various print and digital formats, guaranteeing your brand maintains its integrity and professionalism, regardless of where it is displayed. Problem Solvers and Creativity: Graphic designers possess a unique skill set that goes beyond creating visually pleasing designs. They are problem solvers who can analyze complex information and distill it into an easily understandable visual form. By considering factors like user experience, hierarchy of information, and readability, they create designs that effectively communicate your message. Their creativity and fresh perspective can often provide innovative solutions that you may not have considered. So to DIY or hire? Both is an option! At MG Graphics, we want to empower you to DIY when you want and hire it out when you need to. We set you up for success by creating the original designs (print or digital including a website!) then create how-to videos just for you to DIY future changes.
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Why is design alignment important?Check out this quick tip on why design alignment is crucial to a well-executed design.
How can hierarchy with text affect your message?Uncover the secrets of type hierarchy in our latest video! Explore how font size, weight, and spacing influence the visual hierarchy of your design. Elevate your messaging, improve readability, and captivate your audience with the art of typographic hierarchy.
How will I receive my logo files?
“No” isn’t an option.One of Megan's biggest pet-peeves is being told “no, that’s not possible” without an attempt to make the request or offer alternatives. Anything is possible! Or at least attemptable. If we don’t know how to do the design you want, we’ll refer you to someone who can.
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