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Jessica Ramsay, Cosmic Jar
I recently launched my brand Cosmic Jar, and Tarra at Modern and Smart handled everything so amazingly. There was so much more to do than I realized but she guided me through everything patiently and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher when it came to marketing and branding. As for her work well... pop over to the Cosmic Jar Facebook page or the website and have a look. Everything is so perfect. She gave me exactly what I asked for and more. I told her "clean spacey geometric animal theme" and what she came up with is better than my wildest dreams. I highly recommend Modern and Smart. There is a lot more to starting and running a business than you might realize but she knows all of the ins and outs and she is willing to teach you what you need to know. She is beyond worth the price. (I even sent her a thank you card and gift, that is how much I loved what she did for me.) If you are looking for a marketing or branding expert look no further, you have come to the right place.
Rachel Moore, Shaner-Moore Wedding Hand Lettering
We provided Amanda the font and color we wanted her to print "Moore" (our last name) on our picture frame boarder for our wedding guests to sign around. My favorite part was that she made it look identical to what we requested. I was so thankful for the amazing job Amanda did I can't wait to tell others and recommend her.
Theresa Blaner, Marketing Coordinator at NMR Consulting
I had the privilege of working with Tarra on a last-minute photography project. I needed a very specific image and I needed it immediately. Working miles apart - Alabama to Virginia - Tarra was able to interpret my limited directions and turn my vision into reality. To make that even more impressive, she produced the exact image we needed over the course of a single weekend. Request made on Friday afternoon, image delivered Sunday evening. Service like that is difficult to come by these days, but I feel certain the level of care and attention we received on this project is the way Tarra always operates. I look forward to working with Tarra again.
Tarra is a lifesaver and that's all there is to it! I asked her to design a new logo/look for my blog's redesign (Almost There) and she did so with wonderful results! She was kind, patient, and managed to channel my scatter-brained thinking into a unique design that I still fall in love with when I see it now! I would recommend Tarra of Modern & Smart a hundred times over!
Lauren Gilfeather, Tucked In Home
In late 2013 I contacted Tarra about working with me on branding for my new Etsy shop, Tucked In Home. Tarra was super responsive and helped me set up an inspiration board on Pinterest so we could immediately begin bouncing ideas back and forth. Once she understood the vibe I was going for, we started in with logo design. She worked tirelessly to get me just the right look for my home products, and created a logo along with packaging, social media icons, and more. Everyone who has seen my products comments on their pretty packaging -- and I have Tarra to thank for that!
Tarra is an original and creative genius. She's a wonderfully pleasant person with a get-things-done attitude.
Jessica Brown, MoonBelle Photography
In spring of 2013 I contacted Tarra to re-brand and design my website, materials and blog for my photography company----Moonbelle
Photography. We met in person to talk details, and in the first few meetings I fell in LOVE with Tarra's innovative and beautiful design ideas. Since then, she's worked closely with me to create gorgeous client materials and cards that further reflect that brand. I'm SO proud of my beautiful site and would recommend Tarra for those that want individualized, creative, and one-of-a-kind design work. She truly is an artist!
WELL HELLO, BONJOUR & CIAO!
It looks like you’ve stumbled upon a new kind of creative agency! Modern, rock solid, clean, and multipurpose, with a basis in smart design and marketing. So stick around, you might just find what you’re looking for here.
Modern & Smart is a small but sturdy creative studio delivering beautiful and honest visual narrative. The concepts we craft develop out of our mix of research, process, creative flair, and ambition towards a high standard.
We serve startups, businesses that want outside consultation on branding, or businesses that don’t have a high volume for an in-house designer. We know you need full-time service hours and designers that are passionate about your project. Modern & Smart is just as much a philosophy as it is a company. We make modern and intelligent design and marketing and we work with the best consultants in the area. In addition to technical expertise, our team has talent and creative thinking as well as a smashing portfolio.
We saw a need in our headquarters of Huntsville, Alabama for our style and philosophy and we have a passion for growing local business and creativity. But soon we were signing clients all over the country – and we love learning about each of our clients and how they impact their community. With technology, we are available by phone, video chat, and even in-person travel.
We specialize in working strategically across platforms to translate a shared vision into concise, original branding. You won't find stock graphics or half-baked ideas. We take pride in our work and continue to refine our knowledge, skills, and tools we have to bring you the best.
We enjoy working with organizations and individuals who are working in the areas of art and culture, nonprofits, social connectivity, delight and change. The most valuable returns on our investment in clients are the relationships which emerge from solving real challenges and getting to know real people. We are here to support you.
We are your creative champions.
Tarra has a BFA in Graphic Design. She’s an expert at helping start-ups and businesses with branding – the voice, name, visuals, and name of your business! She can also help you with graphics, user experience, app design, advertising and social media marketing.
Cherrine has a B.S. in Digital Media from the University of North Alabama and a passion for photography & alternative photography process. A natural at social media marketing/PR, she loves film, vintage cameras, intricate architecture, tea, cooking, trying foods and drinks from different cultures, gardening, and hiking.