Branding Specialist

I’m Maryke,
the mastermind behind Crimson & Thyme.

I specialize in breathing new life into tired and aging brands through expert redesigns, giving them a fresh and professional makeover.

Don’t have a brand yet, only a vast and blossoming garden full of ideas and dreams for the future?

NO PROBLEM! I’ve got you covered.

Starting with a clean canvas is even better! Let’s start planting the seeds to make your dream brand a reality!

My passion is crafting a brand that reflects you and your products 100%, one you’re proud of and eager to share with the world, one that attracts your dream clients.

We are thrilled
to welcome Karlé as the newest member of the Crimson & Thyme team.

With her expertise, she can provide invaluable assistance with your flourishing new brand. Implementing your new brand with daily, weekly, or monthly edits to your design templates can be a daunting task for you! We get that! Karlé is here to support you with that.

We understand the demands of running a company and recognize the importance of streamlining your marketing efforts. We are eager to collaborate with you to simplify the everyday tasks associated with promoting your brand.

How does this work? EASY! Karlé sets out available hours per week/month on her google calendar. You book her per hour (for example 5 hours per month) and you pay her a monthly retainer fee based on an hourly rate. Email us for our retainer fees by clicking on the link below.

Let’s work together to make building and marketing your brand a smooth and effective experience!

Canva Assistant and Specialist

We are thrilled
to welcome Karlé as the newest member of the Crimson & Thyme team.

With her expertise, she can provide invaluable assistance with your flourishing new brand. Implementing your new brand with daily, weekly, or monthly edits to your design templates can be a daunting task for you! We get that! Karlé is here to support you with that.

We understand the demands of running a company and recognize the importance of streamlining your marketing efforts. We are eager to collaborate with you to simplify the everyday tasks associated with promoting your brand.

How does this work? EASY! Karlé sets out available hours per week/month on her google calendar. You book her per hour (for example 5 hours per month) and you pay her a monthly retainer fee based on an hourly rate. Email us for our retainer fees by clicking on the link below.

Let’s work together to make building and marketing your brand a smooth and effective experience!

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“As an Image Consultant, crafting the right brand for my business was crucial, but I was uncertain about the specifics. All I knew was that it had to embody me, be unique and something to be proud of. I reached out to Maryke, shared my ideas via WhatsApp, and through a few voice notes, my brand, complete with a slogan and hanger element (capturing the essence of my brand), came to life.

Maryke’s design surpassed my expectations, and a year later, Bloemfontein recognizes my brand. Moving from working at home to my own office this year was a significant leap, but with the perfect branding, the possibilities seems endless. I’m confident that, by God’s grace, my brand will soon be one of the most established brands in Bloemfontein and across South Africa. I’m grateful for the divine connection that led me to Maryke and the realization of His vision for Dazzling Gem.”

~ Elmarie Lambourne

Dazzling Gem

“Maryke is unlike any graphic designer you have ever met before. She is extremely talented and you only have to explain a concept once for her to understand your way of thinking. She honestly surprises me time and again with how quickly she “gets” my ideas…almost like she can read my mind. She took my little business and created a world class brand that I am extremely proud of. On top of her creativity, she is dilligent and timeous, and always willing to move mountains for me. She also has such a lovely nature that working with her never feels like work! I truly am thankful that she is in my life, on both a professional as well as a personal level.”

~ Joany Klopper

Brink of Touch Candle Co.

Thank you, Maryke Venter! I am immensely grateful for your outstanding work. Your creations have played a crucial role in our growth, with the logos effectively conveying our message to potential customers within seconds.

~ Jaco Venter

Denver Dog

“Maryke helped me with creating an ebook/lead magnet for my brand. She is absolutely brilliant with what she does! An absolute superstar, brought ideas to the table, understood my vision and my brand instantly, and intelligently added her own touch to my creative document with ease. If ever I was stuck, she helped me with creative ideas to overcome them with her experience. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.”

~ Vaishnavi Maganti

“It was an absolute pleasure to do business with Maryke. She is eager to assist us, gave us fantastic advice on our design and ultimately delivered an outstanding product. No matter how many questions we asked, Maryke remained friendly, enthusiastic and patient! I can certainly recommend her for her reliable and effective service.”

~ Ilse Smalberger

BRANDING IN JUST 5 STEPS

STEP 1

Complete the brand questionnaire form and send me a link to your pinterest board inspiration. This can include logos you love, branding layouts and style guides that speak to you, photographs that draws you in, colour pallettes you like, etc.

STEP 2

I will compile a custom quote based on your company and design styles you like.

STEP 3

As a freelancer, I book out time for my clients. In this step, I will look at my schedule and see where I can book time out for your brand development. Brand development can take up to three weeks, but I strive to complete in two weeks (depending on the scope of the brand and feedback from the client…that is YOU!).

STEP 4

I work out a payment plan. This includes a project timeline with design deadlines stipulated. Payments are made in sections. For example, First payment is made when time is booked out for your brand development, Second payment is made when logo concept is approved and style guide completed. Third payment is made before Canva setup is done and all logos and mockup files are released for brand rollout (this is usually the final round of the process).

STEP 5

You make the first payment as stipulated in step FOUR. I will then start with the brand during the booked time and keep in contact with you during this process…you are a HUGE part of the process! Based on your quote, I will provide you with a logo, styleguide, mockups and if you choose the Canva option, you will receive design templates in Canva. This will be stipulated in the quote.

PORTFOLIO

Take some time to browse through some of my most recent brands. Click on a thumbnail to view the whole Style Guide.

ARE YOU READY to start cultivating the soil,
preparing for the lush brand we’re about to grow together?
Let’s not waste one more second!
Download the brand questionnare NOW!

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