I help you find your visual voice.

For your business, your creation, your event.

Let’s make sure your branding says what it should.

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Studio Guerassio is a design & branding studio dedicated to helping you find your visual voice.
I work with businesses and individuals in the creative lifestyle sector to figure out their unique angle,
and bring that to life in their design materials.
What does 'creative lifestyle sector' mean?

Words & Writers

Authors, novelists, poets,
copyeditors, copywriters,
bloggers, publishers,
books & magazines.

Food & Drink

Restaurants, bars,
coffeeshops, bakeries,
breweries, vineyards,
cooking & cocktails.

Artists & Makers

Artists, photographers,
musicians, filmmakers,
craftsmen, DIY-ers,
designers & decorators.

Events & Occasions

Weddings, parties,
concerts, performances,
festivals, conferences,
& charity galas.

Other Fun Stuff

Nature, travel, animals,
retreats, self-care, yoga,
non-profits, freelancers,
& other creative businesses.

If that's you, one of these tailored design bundles could be the perfect fit:

The Newbie

For new biz owners and freelancers in the creative lifestyle sector. All of the basics for when you’re just starting out: logo, biz card, website, brand guidelines.

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The Pageturner

For indie authors and self publishers. Everything you need to pimp your book: awesome cover, author website, promo graphics.

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The Whole Enchilada

For restaurants, coffeeshops, and boutique eateries. Get your branding mise en place too: logo, menu, website, brand guidelines.

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The Love Bird

For engaged couples. Knock some things off the wedding planning to-do list: invites, paper goods & wedding website.

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And of course sometimes people say nice things:
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It’s a rare breed to find such a good artist that is also good with business.
 
 
 
 

Justin Rhodes

Abundant Permaculture
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Amanda was truly a pleasure to work with. The 200-page photography book she designed was a huge hit at our international fundraiser in Hong Kong and drew in tens of thousands of dollars. She somehow managed to sync different opinions into a cohesive vision and accommodated our last-minute changes. She also pushed back with knowledgeable feedback when she felt that our ideas would not accomplish the overall purpose of the book. I was really impressed by her meticulous attention to detail, even for things that might not typically fall within design work. I’ll definitely seek Amanda’s design expertise in the future.

Lauren Everitt

The Akilah Institute for Women
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I have worked with Amanda multiple times on web design projects for my personal blog. She is thorough in explaining her approach and very knowledgable in her field. She’s great at breaking down the terms of what we needed to focus on and also highlights things that I didn’t think about or just maybe wasn’t aware of. She can explain things in layman’s terms to someone who’s not a designer, which is a tremendous asset to her and a big help to someone working with her, especially for the first time. Her work is top rate, she listens to my requests and concerns and takes those into consideration when producing work, and also makes suggestions on design that I often like more than my original vision for what I thought I wanted! I’d highly recommend Amanda for any design project

Liz F.

The Stylish Disaster blog
Kamila Forson

Amanda provides excellent design services at a fair price. She is a great communicator and listener, and intuitively created what I had in mind.

I’m also grateful for her approachability and her patience in reading my lengthy emails.

Kamila Forson

freelance copy editor
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I love working with Amanda because she goes above and beyond to take care of all the little details involved with a large project. I don’t have to ask or worry about it – it’s just done, and done well.

Bob Miersma

publisher
suzanne

Thanks for all you do – I have truly come to rely on your creative ability and design skills to make everything we do look amazing!

Suzanne Stone

Lake Travis Education Foundation
Brad Whittington

I first selected Amanda as the artist for my indie book covers based on seeing a book cover she did on her website. I had specific design requirements for the new cover to match the look and feel of my three existing novels. She came back with two excellent designs. She does excellent work, keeps me in the loop when selecting stock images, and indulges my whims to see titles in different colors or fonts until we get the perfect look. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Brad Whittington

novelist
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I’m not very visually inclined, so had a hard time articulating what I wanted in my website. Amanda was able to take my very vague input and turn it into a website that suits my personality and tastes perfectly. I love it, and all the feedback from friends and colleagues has been positive. I highly recommend her work!

Kristen Hicks

Austin Copywriter
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As idealistic and perfectionistic new business owners of a small, artisan candle company, my husband and I had wild ideas about our logo and label design and needed someone who would understand our vision and could bring it into being. Amanda proved to be that person. She delivered a logo and labels that exceeded our expectations; marrying clean graphic design with beautiful, intricate artwork that represents ‘us’ wonderfully. We would recommend her to anyone not only for the quality of her art and design work, but also because she’s incredibly pleasant to work with; always responding to our emails swiftly and aptly, with remarkable understanding. The whole process from idea to result went very smoothly; even after we’d moved overseas.

Martine Welling

Bodhi Bee Waxworks
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5 stars! It was awesome that you were able to turn around our deliverables so quickly to help us meet a tough deadline. While most of our work isn’t on a tight deadline like that, it’s nice to know you are attentive enough and follow through so we can trust you if we need something quickly.

Alexis Grant

founder of Socialexis, a blog-management firm
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Amanda Guerassio

From freelance designer to studio owner, I've been a self-employed, independent graphic designer for over a decade. I love helping people find the right visual voice for their businesses and projects. Let's talk!