Creative Thinking + Smart Design

 

Why choose us?

Our mission at Create-ster is to ensure that we provide the most high quality, artistic, user-friendly designs. We’re not a corporation, nor do we act like one, so you can expect our rates to be the most cost-effective possible with custom payment plans available. On a tight budget? Contact us, and we’ll try our best to meet your standards!

Who are our clients?

Our client base mostly consists of start-ups to small businesses who enjoy the benefits of personal, one-on-one connections with our creatives.

 

OUR CLIENTS

Many thanks to our wonderful clients for working with us and supporting us!

Carolina Learning Connection

Charlotte’s newest alternative to adult learning and education.
www.carolinalearningconnection.com

Equity Industries

SkyScan Atomic Clock, distributed in Target, Costco, and Sam’s Club.

Mind Body Max

MindBodyMax empowers you to improve your mental and physical health.
http://mindbodymax.com/

Underdog Business Strategies

Provides micro-marketing plans, ideas and strategies to micro-business owners.
http://underdog704.com/

Life Survivor

At Life Survivor, our mission is to celebrate and connect the lives of individuals who have survived traumatic events.
http://www.lifesurvivor.com/Home

Environmental Service Systems

Environmental Service Systems continues to fulfill its mission of “Preparing a Cleaner Workplace for Tomorrow”.
http://environmentalss.com.s134890.gridserver.com/

Pediatric Blvd.

We provide Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy services to children a special outpatient clinic designed with children in mind.
http://pediatricboulevard.com/

The Common Ground Festival

Plaza Midwood’s Annual Arts & Music Festival
www.thecommongroundfestival.com

Packard Place

Hub for entrepreneurship and innovation in Charlotte.
redf.com/packard

Cancer My Way

501(c)3 Cancer Foundation.
www.cancermyway.org

3 Keys Marketing

Marketing Products & More.
www.3keysmarketing.com

Aria Handmade

Eco-friendly, sustainable jewelry from the Amazon Rainforest
www.ariahandmade.com

Gigi Fashion

Fashion for Women & Children, Waxhaw, NC.
www.shopgigifashion.com

Liz Romero Photography

Virginia Beach photograhy services.
www.lrkphotos.com

Redfrog Magazine

LGBT Women’s Newsletter.

Between Us

Nikki Eason. Event Coordinator.

Crown Cutters Lawncare

Charlotte Metro Landscaping Services.
www.crowncutterslawncare.com

Glo Glam Mobile Spray Tan

Mobile Spray Tan Services.
www.gloglamtan.com

BellaKat

Handkerchief Flipflops.

iPhoto

Photography Services.

Bonzai Buddies

Painted ceramic planters.

ARK Landscaping Services

Norfolk, VA Landscaping Services.
www.arklandscapingservices.com

Town of Waxhaw

Waxhaw, NC.

Simpson Properties

Property management and rentals.
www.simpsonpropertiesnc.com

Broughton Laboratories

A cGMP compliant contract laboratory based in North Yorkshire, UK.
www.broughtonlaboratories.co.uk

Lilly Pad & Pen

SEO Writing Services.
www.lillypadnpen.com

Swell Decor Design

Interior Design Services.
www.swelldecordesign.com

Jeanetta Britt

Published Author & Poet.
www.jbrittbooks.com

Testimonials

“Create-ster helped my partner and I develop an amazing website to showcase our portfolio. They are creative and extremely easy to work with. We highly recommend them to others looking for help with web design.”
- Angie Perrson, Swell Decor Design

“Create-ster recently upgraded my website and brought me into the 21st Century! I’m now interactive with Facebook and Twitter–what I write on my wall shows up on my website and in my tweets. Isn’t that powerful? And…my blog, though I’m still finding my way, really looks cute. Check it out @ www.jbrittbooks.com. Would love to have your comments! Great job, Ann!!”
- Jeanetta Britt, Jeanetta Britt Books

“Ann has put together numerous personal and professional websites for me. She has a fantastic eye for design and will go the extra mile every time to ensure that the job is done well and meets the client’s criteria.”
- Beth Freely, Published Author

“Ann, along with her partner at Create-ster, created a beautiful website for my photography business. Besides being a very knowledgeable and creative website designer, Ann provided an excellent value. My clients have been so impressed with my website and I owe it all to Ann and Create-ster!”
- Liz Romero-Kibiloski, Liz Romero Photography

“Ann is an extremely detail-oriented project manager, graphic designer and all around creative. She takes a project by the horns, gives it her all and delivers stellar results. I would recommend her services without reservation!”
- Debi Adam, SignPost, Inc.

“I would wager to say that Ann is one of the top graphic and web designers in the Charlotte area. She is professional, talented and accommodating! If you’re looking for someone to get the job done well, Ann is your Create-ster!”
- Ciara Lilly, Lilly Pad & Pen

“I had the pleasure of working with Ann on multiple projects with Crave Charlotte. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and talented in her field. Her easy going nature and can do attitude make her a joy to work with as well. She is always willing to go the extra mile! I would recommend Ann any day!”
- Alyson Willis, Alyson Willis Photography

Create-ster IN THE PRESS!

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COLLABORATIVES

DEBI ADAM

Social Media Guru, SignPost, Inc.

PATRICK ABERNETHY

Videographer, Abernethy Videography.

BETH FREELY

SEO Content Writer, Published Author.

LIZ ROMERO-KIBILOSKI

Virginia Beach Photography, Liz Romero Photography.

KATHRYN PRYDE

Voice Actress, Pendant Productions.

MARIAM NEYENS

Writer, Contract Writer, Graphic Arts, Promotions.

SINTHA STEWARD

Promotional Products & Gifts, 3 Keys Marketing.

ALYSON WILLIS

Photographer, Alyson Willis Photography.

CIARA LILLY

SEO Manager, Lilly Pad & Pen.

JOBS/INTERNSHIPS

Currently, we do not have any open positions at Create-ster, LLC. However, we are always open to receiving portfolios and resumes for any future possibilities.

To submit a portfolio or resume, please email us at: hello@create-ster.com.

Thanks!

SERVICES

 

At Create-ster, we take the time to get to know you and know your business. We like to ensure that your brand reflects your personality, style, and is geared toward your targeted demographic. Let us help you stand out from the crowd by giving you a professional, modern and creative look! We offer custom website design, graphic design, and marketing/consulting services. See what we offer on our designated categories under services.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

 

PACKAGING DESIGN

Already have your product, but need a fully designed box to package up your merchandise? Not to worry! Let us design your next custom packaging box, bags, wrappers, and much more.

VEHICLE WRAPS/VINYL LETTERING/DECALS

Why not turn your vehicle into a moving advertisement wherever you go? We can assist with making window decals, vinyl lettering, and vehicle wraps.

GREETING CARDS & INVITATIONS

Sometimes going the ‘Hallmark’ route just doesn’t quite cut it. Or, have you ever wanted to create a custom greeting card or invitation but didn’t have the skills to create one? Contact us, and we’ll be glad to help!

ILLUSTRATION

Whether it’s book illustrations, comics, or even infographics, we can definitely assist you! We absolutely love illustration!

WEBSITE DESIGN

DOMAIN + HOSTING + EMAILS

Completely new to the website world? Not to worry! We are more than happy to assist you in registering your domain name (www.yourwebsiteaddress.com) and choosing an excellent web host. In fact, we highly recommend consulting with us first before you select a website hosting company, for two main reasons:

1) It’s imperitive to choose the right website hosting provider that includes the proper features you need for your website without limitations. This will not only save you money in the long run, but will ensure the development of your website to be finalized faster.
2) Our list of recommended website hosting companies are not only highly reliable, but affordable as well.

However, if you already have your own website hosting provider, we will be more than happy to work with the website domain and hosting package you currently have. If you are unhappy with your website hosting provider, we would also be glad to assist you in transferring your current web hosting to a different server.

PORTFOLIO/RESUME SITE

Nowadays, having an online portfolio site that includes your resume will help to make it or break it in today’s competitive job market. We’ll help you get noticed!

+ 2-3 Custom Design Pages – Home Page, About/Contact Page, Portfolio Page
+ Fully editable site – Update your own content w/o a web designer.
+ 2 Professional Head Shots
+ Email Setup
+ 100 Single/Double Sided Business Cards

STANDARD SITE

This package is great for those who need just a basic, simple website for visibililty. If you’re just starting out, and do not have a lot of immediate content, this package is for you.

+ 4-5 Custom Design Pages
+ Contact Page & Thank You Page
+ Fully editable site – Update your own content w/o a web designer.
+ 5 Professional Photos
+ Basic SEO: keywords, site submission
+ Social Media Integration
+ Email Setup
+ Analytics – statistics on your website.

Choice of Two:
- WordPress Blog (used for one of your 5 custom pages)
- Photo Gallery (used for one of your 5 custom pages)
- Basic Shopping Cart (used for one of your 5 custom pages)
- E-Newsletter
- 100 Single/Double Sided Business Cards

PREMIERE SITE

This package is excellent for those who need a comprehensive, powerful website with all the bells and whistles and plenty of room for content.

+ 5-8 Custom Design Pages
+ Contact Page & Thank You Page
+ Fully editable site – Update your own content w/o a web designer.
+ 8 Professional Photos
+ Basic SEO: keywords, site submission
+ Social Media Integration
+ Email Setup
+ Analytics – statistics on your website.
+ WordPress Blog (option)
+ Photo Gallery (option)
+ Basic Shopping Cart (option)

Choice of Two:
- Comprehensive SEO for 3 months
- E-Newsletter
- 100 Single/Double Sided Business Cards

ECOMMERCE SITE

This package is ideal for those who are looking to sell products on their website. This option includes an extensive shopping cart to house all your items and needs, and is customizable.

+ 5+ Custom Design Pages
+ Contact Page & Thank You Page
+ Fully editable site – Update your own content w/o a web designer.
+ 60 Professional Photos
+ Basic SEO: keywords, site submission
+ Social Media Integration
+ Email Setup
+ Analytics – statistics on your website.
+ WordPress Blog (option)
+ Photo Gallery (option)
+ Comprehensive Shopping Cart (ZenCart, Magento, etc)
+ E-Newsletter

Choice of One:
- Comprehensive SEO for 3 months
- 100 Single/Double Sided Business Cards

CONTENT MANAGEMENT (CMS)/BLOG SITE

Are you in need of a community website or a company intranet? We can assist you with several content management platforms, such as with Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and many others. Schedule an appointment with us to discuss your needs.

REDESIGN SITE

Your website is one of the most important parts of your business. Without a well-designed website, the reputation of your business is at stake. This package is designed make sure your website is up-to-date with the latest trends and technology. Ask us for a free quote on redesigning your website!

MISC UPDATES & OPTIONS

- Comprehensive SEO Management
- Update Coding & Fixes.
- Optimize current pages.
- Integrate content management system (CMS) – edit your own site.
- Email Setup
- Social Media Integration
- Google Apps Integration
- Custom Contact Form
- Install Analytics
- Website Maintenance

FACEBOOK TIMELINE

Facebook is consistently one of the best ways to market your business, and interact with your customers! Why not get up-to-speed and get Facebook Timeline working right for you? We can assist with Facebook Timeline Cover Design, adding new pages, and so much more. Contact us for a customized Facebook package.

TWITTER

Let us customize your Twitter page by changing the generic Twitter background with something of your own, along with your business logo and contact information.

YOUTUBE

Got a YouTube page and want to jazz it up like the pros? Allow us to create a custom YouTube background with something of your own, along with your business logo and contact information.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

We are pleased to offer high-quality, professional photos for both personal and business needs. All our photography packages include: free editing, a free CD, and full copyright of the photos. We offer everything from business headshots and product photography to personal family photography.

 

 

 

MARKETING

 

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)

1. Keyword Research- What good is a website if no one sees it? We will conduct thorough research to identify relevant and unique keyword combinations geared toward your specific industry.

2. Competitive Analysis- We will study your competitors’ websites to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their site. We will also compare your existing website to that of your competitors to identify the contrasting elements of each site.

3. Link building- The more quality links you have= the better rankings. We will work with your web designer to find ways to integrate quality, industryfocused links throughout your website.

4. Social Media Integration- If you think you’re going to drive more traffic to your website without the help of social media- you’ve got another thing coming! Social Media is a huge component to ranking high on any search engine. We will help setup your social media accounts and develop a targeted marketing plan that will get you well on your way.

INTRODUCTORY ALL-IN-ONE PACKAGE.

This package is designed to get small businesses ready to go with their basic SEO needs. We will provide industry research, keyword research (up to 100 words), competitive analysis, link building, social media integration and off-site support for one website.

STANDARD MONTHLY RATE.

If you find that our assistance is needed on an ongoing basis, you can retain us to consult your company on how to maintain your SEO efforts. We would help with developing new keywords, reviewing your website and social media content and studying the website analytics to identify trends and/or problem areas that could affect your ranking or traffic volume.

SOCIAL MEDIA

In today’s industry, quality content, consistency, and time management are highly important strategies when utilizing social media. Let our experts show you the way to drive more traffic and connectivity to the most important marketing piece of your business.

EMAIL CAMPAIGNS & NEWSLETTERS

Don’t have enough time to construct your own email campaigns or newsletters? Don’t fret, we’re here to help! We’ll design the layout of your newsletters, send them off, and even help you write them!

BLOGGING

Are you having a difficult time writing your company’s blog? Or, do you not have enough time to keep up with it? Let us alleviate your workload by blogging for you, and we’ll even help you look for new followers!

VIDEOGRAPHY & VIDEO EDITING

Video Editing
Promotional Videography, Wedding, Music Videos – Ask us for a free quote!

PROMOTIONAL BRAND PRODUCTS & GIFTS

Products we offer: Pens, T-shirts, Cups, Water Bottles, Lanyards, Hats, Gift Certificates, Trophies, Tote Bags, Brief Cases, Keychains, and much much more. Let us know what you need and we’ll create a price at a rate you can afford! Contact us for details.

CUSTOM PACKAGES

Custom Packages are great because client’s have the flexibility to choose any creative service they may need for the month, including free multiple revisions. Creative services to include: graphic design services, website design, social media, photography, email campaigns and more.

HOW DO I GET A CUSTOM PACKAGE?

Simply contact us to setup an appointment for a free consultation. Each custom package is unique and tailored to our client’s needs. Prior to starting work, you will receive a proposal that outlines the scope of work as well as multiple payment options to choose from.

Please note: Custom Packages usually require a two month minimum agreement.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO GIVE YOU, PRIOR TO OUR FREE CONSULTATION?

Prior to our meeting, and to speed up the process, please take a moment to look through our creative service options. In our meeting, we will ask what creative services you are seeking. Providing a list during our meeting will give us time to discuss your options in further detail.

READY TO SIGN-UP?

Schedule an appointment now!

FAQs

 

How do I sign-up for a service?

Simply use our ‘Contact’ form or by emailing us at: hello@create-ster.com or giving us a call: 980-236-9278.

What if I need more than one service?

We are pleased to offer Custom PackagesCustom Packages are good for clients who need multiple services. The greatest asset to choosing a Custom Package is the ability to pay a monthly fee while receiving multiple Create-ster services. When bundling services, our clients save even more money this way! View our Custom Packages page to find out more.

How soon do you start?

We start as soon as we receive your initial payment and necessary paperwork. At times, we may suddenly receive an influx amount of orders. During these times, we would be happy to coordinate a specific mutual due date for your order.

Do I pay the entire amount or half the amount?

For most of our services, you do not initially have to pay the full amount due. You will receive a proposal or an immediate estimate that outlines the payment details prior to starting any work on your project.

What form of payment do you accept?

We gladly accept checks, credit cards, PayPal, and cash.

How many revisions do I get?

We allow up to 3 website layout revisions.

How quickly do you work?

How quickly we work depends upon the turn-around time we receive all necessary content needed to fully complete your website. However, we do our best to work efficiently without the loss of quality and value. For lengthier projects, you will receive a proposal that outlines the goals and milestones.

Our Hours: Monday – Friday | 9:00AM – 5:00PM | Saturdays & Sundays by appointment only.

 

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