steal a brand?

Stealing a brand embeds the founder's personality and story into their company. Taking the things they love and colliding them with their product. This leads to increased confidence, which leads to improved sales, marketing, and higher brand valuations.

THE PROBLEM with creating from scratch

Do these sound familiar?

We look like everyone else

Creating from scratch leads founders to the gradient abundant, blurry background, “SaaSthetic” that has become homogenized.

We feel personally disconnected from our brand

Aligning with your brand is crucial if you want to enjoy stewarding, promoting, and growing your business.

We look janky compared to our level of success

That Fiverr logo and website design have got you this far, but now it’s time to level up and play bigger.

Our marketing, product, and website look disjointed

A uniform aesthetic is one of the fastest ways to build trust with your users and increase the legitimacy of your brand.

We find ourselves chasing “trendy” designs

I don’t like “design trends” either, I even wrote a whole article about why they suck.

We have no idea where to start or how to build a brand… like… zero

Sounds like you’re in the right place then 🤘

brand thieverytm  Process

how we punch those problems in the face

Instead of reinventing the wheel and spending hours looking at a blank canvas, we steal creative assets from the things you love and embed them into your brand.

01

Definition

By detailing your ideal user, your competitors, your story, and the things that inspire you, we will define your brand and position your company to authentically stand out. The best part, we steal creative ideas from the things you already love.

02

foundation

We will bring your brand to life by crafting the fundamental pieces of your design language (logo, colors, typefaces, and graphics) and create guidelines for using them. These are the building blocks of assets like your website, product, and marketing material.

03

Application

Armed with a kickass design language and new brand identity, we will apply it to your company’s assets. Deliverables vary, but generally include your website, product, social templates, and pitch decks.

about

I'm Zach
*only my mom calls me zachary

Since 2017, I’ve been a one-man design army, worked with a bunch of companies, and done a bunch of different design jobs. Now, I help SaaS companies create steal brands that founders love, users admire, and competitors envy. Here's how I'm different:

Run-of-the-Mill Freelancers

Take on too many clients, offer no strategic guidance, and get you generic work after countless hours of revision.

Me

I work with three clients at a time on projects that move the needle. Whether it’s reducing churn, increasing your valuation, or matching your brand to your level of success, I'm your dedicated Brand Thief.

Big Agencies

Also take on too many clients but with more cooks in the kitchen and landing at the same generic creative because “it’s what’s trendy.” Oh, they’re also more costly and slow.

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design Services

Making you look legit

We'll make the core assets of your company uniform and awesome🤘

Brand Identity + Logo Design

Brand Identity + Logo Design

Using Brand Thievery, we embed the things that inspire you into the visual language of your company. These serve as the fundamental building blocks that other assets will be made of (color, typography, and images). 

Website Design + Webflow Development

Website Design + Webflow Development

No more waiting for a developer to build out that awesome website. Using a powerful combination of Figma and Webflow, we can get a fully functioning and branded website up in a matter of weeks. God bless the internet.

Product Design

Product Design

What good is an awesome brand identity if it doesn’t get applied to your product? Not only will I make your product branded and eye-catching, but I will help you make something intuitive that turns your users into hardcore loyalists.

Brand Strategy + Design Consulting

Brand Strategy + Design Consulting

If branding, positioning, design, and creative strategy make your head spin, put me in your corner. I’ll give you strategic, no-BS advice on effectively using design within your company and knockout those pesky worries circling your cranium.

nice words from cool clients

“Zach has been an integral tool in helping us navigate our brand identity.”
Lance Sherwood

Lance Sherwood

Founder, Communion

"Zach’s wealth of knowledge and expertise helped guide me through the discovery process and establish a new brand name within only two weeks!"
Ryan Cliff

Ryan Cliff

Founder, the Network

"Zach's professionalism is outmatched only by his positive spirit, as he is also a fun guy to be around."
Matt Vande Vegte

Matt Vande Vegte

Founder, FTF Warrior

"He is creative, highly intellectual, and an all-around great dude!"
Emmett Cahill

Emmett Cahill

Agent, QFC Real Estate

"I've learned so much from Zach just by his process. His brand identity engagements are detailed with competitive insights to guide his approach."
Madisyn Taylor

Madisyn Taylor

CEO, SEO Direct

"He is a graphic designer who actually gets branding and how it is connected to customers and revenue... something a lot of designers never get."
Bern Schroeder

Bern Schroeder

Founder, CKS Partners

"Don’t overlook this guy, he’s very talented and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing branding or website work."
Devin Weik

Devin Weik

Founder, Maple Blue

"I have hired Zach on several occasions to tackle high-stakes & complex products/branding projects and he has delivered beautiful solutions every single time."
Luis Cortes

Luis Cortes

Creative Director and Branding Specialist

"The greatest value he has brought is being able to take marketing-oriented projects such as logo, print work and website development, and align them perfectly with our overall branding strategy.""
Alex Kozij

Alex Kozij

Founder, Bright Ideas SCS

"Zach's ability to evoke our company's essence and portray it across all of our marketing materials was a unique experience I have not had with other agencies."
Alex Kamergorodsky

Alex Kamergorodsky

Founder, DragonGlass

"He's extremely professional, organized, detailed, and his vision/work is incredible."
Kevin Stanley

Kevin Stanley

Founder, Crypto 101

"Zach stepped in to help us on a time-sensitive project where we’d be let down by another Webflow developer."
Dan Tyler

Dan Tyler

Founder, Vism

"Zach has an effective method through which he was able to learn and understand my needs, probably better than I did at times! I was constantly impressed with his creativity."
Maria Halkiadakis

Maria Halkiadakis

Founder, Apsi Nutrition

"He was totally right! Not only did he build the site wickedly fast, but he also ensured I, as the client, was well-trained and acclimated to the new design before we launched."
Alexa-Rae Navarro

Alexa-Rae Navarro

Executive Director, Startup San Diego

"There's nothing cookie-cutter about this process. You'll be very happy with your results."
Aaron "Pizza-Mind" Malone

Aaron "Pizza-Mind" Malone

Founder, Collective Ventures

How I work

Design Packages

Badass packages wrapped in pretty bows and transparent pricing. Subscriptions are available to clients after a Brand Lift or Brand Heist.

Brand Plan
$3k
1 Day Workshop
Includes:
A deep dive to define your user, your story, and your brand once and for all
Done via Zoom or in-person
book a call
Brand Lift
$15k
4-6 Week Design Sprint
Includes:
Brand Plan
1 of 3 Project Slots
3 Creative Directions
Type, Color, Graphic Assets
Finalized Logo
Digital Style Guide
A scalable Brand Identity you are proud of
book a call
Brand Heist
$30k+
8+ Weeks
Includes:
Brand Lift
1 of 3 Project Slots
Website Design
Webflow Development
Product Design
Marketing Collateral Design
Pretty much anything else you need
A top notch, IPO-worthy Brand
book a call
Thievery on Demand
$7500/mo
Monthly subscription
Includes:
Requires Brand Lift or Brand Heist
Unlimited design tasks
1 of 3 project slots
Unlimited access to photos and graphics via Envato, Shutterstock, and Freepik
1 hour weekly check-in (you know, unless you don't want to)
Consultative, strategic approach
Cancel at anytime
book a call
Quarterly (3 months)
$7000/mo
Save $1500
Includes:
Requires Brand Lift or Brand Heist
Unlimited design tasks
1 of 3 project slots
Unlimited access to photos and graphics via Envato, Shutterstock, and Freepik
1 hour weekly check-in (you know, unless you don't want to)
Consultative, strategic approach
book a call
Yearly (12 months)
$6500/mo
Save $12000 (yea, that's three zeroes)
Includes:
Requires Brand Lift or Brand Heist
Unlimited design tasks
1 of 3 project slots
Unlimited access to photos and graphics via Envato, Shutterstock, and Freepik
1 hour weekly check-in (you know, unless you don't want to)
Consultative, strategic approach
book a call
Work with Zach

Create Steal your brand

Get ahold of me by filling out the form below or book a call if that's easier.

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FAQs

Couldn’t I just hire a full-time designer?
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Yes, you could, but you wouldn’t be here looking if that was the easy option 😉. Senior Designers are expensive (over $100,000 per year plus benefits) and you have to keep them busy to make it worthwhile.

Packages and subscriptions are less of an investment and offer you more flexibility.

How is this different from other design subscriptions?
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One word: exclusivity.

Unlike other design subscriptions, my threshold is three clients max. This allows me to be fully invested in each project, solve bigger problems, and offer new ideas that move your business forward. 

Also, I don’t have an aversion to creative workshops or meeting with my clients once a week. Partnership and innovation are built on those interactions. 

Are the subscriptions really unlimited design tasks?
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Yes. They are delivered one-by-one.

Do you only work with SaaS brands?
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No.

I'll phrase it like this: if I had two projects to choose from and one was a software brand, I'd pick that one.

But, I'm never going to turn away a good client or an opportunity to make a kickass brand 🤘

How do I know I’ll be happy with the project?
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We work on a project until we are stoked and it accomplishes the goals we’ve assigned to it.

How do I know which package or subscription is right for me?
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Give me a call and I’ll help you figure that out.

What are the payment terms for design packages?
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Fixed scope projects are billed 50% at start, 50% upon delivery. This excludes consultation engagements like the Brand Plan and 1-on-1 calls which are billed upfront.

Payment plans, lease agreements, and equity/profit sharing are also available for special cases.

What are the payment terms for design subscriptions?
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Monthly subscriptions are billed at the beginning of every month. You can save some dough by locking in a quarterly or yearly payment.

We’re not in the same city, is that an issue?
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Nope. I’ve been doing remote work since before we all wish we'd invested in Zoom’s stock. 

Still have questions?

Book a call with me and I'll give you answers