Ostara is a strategic and personalized design studio for businesses. Our aim is to create thought-provoking and impactful designs targeted at your target market, that will grow your business and enhance your brand value. We offer a custom boutique experience to our clients and consult intimately with you to ensure that you are able to capitalize on your brand.

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The Ostara Approach

At Ostara Studio, our aim is to improve your content through brand strategy. Content, designs and brands that matter, is what achieves client engagement. We assist in achieving your brand goals through a process we call the 3 eyes (or 3 i’s): Idea to Identification to Implementation. Thus we always start with brand strategy, and this is part of our content creation and campaign deliverables. This way we can guarantee that objectives and business goals are met and exceeded.

Types of Deliverables

Design & Branding

Your brand is your business’ personality, soul and message. It has value. Giving it a proper voice in an age of digital overwhelm is vital. Otherwise the business might be stagnant. From our committed process, with brand strategy at the heart of our process, we ensure that your brand is designed and executed with authenticity and impact. Let your brand to the talking and selling for you.

Keywords: branding, graphic design, logo development, corporate identities, email signatures, business cards, letterheads, digital invitations, newsletter designs, social media content, packaging design, product design, infographics, illustrations

UX & Web Design

There are various types of websites: online shops, portfolio sites, business sites, news and entertainment sites, blogs and social media platforms. Each website has a purpose and intended style to draw and entice a specific user. The site’s design is focussed on the user’s experience (UX). At Ostara good user design practice dictates the design, interface and architecture of the website. The functionality of your site is there to ensure that your website offers a user friendly, sensible and enjoyable experience to your ideal target audience, making them come back for more.

Keywords: user experience design, website design and development, intentional design, strategic design, app development, functionality, brand experience

Strategy & Training

Strategic brand management is at the core of all of our deliverables. We ensure that your 5 year goals are implemented in our design deliverables. Using your business goals, we set up a brand strategy/ marketing plan during your brand strategy consultation.

Additionally, we believe in empowering our clients to manage their brands themselves. In a stifling economy, empowering your staff to manage your social media, ensures that skill development enhances your business capital from the inside.

Keywords: strategic brand management, monthly brand reports, training, social media training, empowerment, skills development

Photography & Films

From years of experience we have identified that businesses require a holistic approach to branding and marketing. A good logo doesn’t cut it anymore. A good website is only as good as it’s content. A social media site is also only as good as it’s worst piece of content. Therefore, we believe in a holistic approach that does not only offer good design, but also good photographic and film content. With Liz Bharo, a professional at brand, product and profile photography, we can offer you a holistic approach to your complete brand from A-Z.

Keywords: product photography, styled photography (food, clothing, services), brand and editorial photography, photographs for websites, catalogue photographs, cinematic videos, corporate videos, brand videos

Our Process

Consult + Audit + Strategy

Moodboard + Design + Revisions

Final Delivery