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Ready to learn design and create your own brand?

Yes? Then, you’re in exactly the right place, at exactly the right time!

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Come spend some quality time at Jewels Branch and you’ll …

Go from being a procrastinating over-thinker who keeps wondering, “What’s the best software to use?”

To a proud design-mama proclaiming, “ME! It was me!” when people see your branding and ask, “Who’s your designer?”


Possibilities


Real Results: Andrea Martin

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“Thank you so much for your Opt-In Brilliance Course. I love Canva and cannot believe that I got this finished and that I love how it turned out.” ~Andrea Martin

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As a Jewels Branch Member You’ll

  • get instant access to a growing library of self-paced digital courses to work through at your own pace (no more overwhelm!)
  • get access to all live workshops that run while you’re a member!
  • learn the creative skills you need to create your brilliant brand: graphic design software, branding, content strategy, and more
  • get support from other entrepreneurs on the same journey as you in our private Facebook community
  • get constructive, helpful feedback and support from Jewels Branch creator Christie Halmick (pro designer and creative entrepreneur).

Real Results: Shanté Shanelle

“Hi Christie! Your classes were such a huge help to me that I’ve featured Jewels Branch in my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!” ~Shanté Shanelle

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Choose the level of support that’s right for you and join now!

1 Year Creative Membership 1 Year Creative Membership Plus 3 Month Creative Membership Pro
instant access to 15 self-paced digital courses instant access to 15 self-paced digital courses instant access to 15 self-paced digital courses
access to all live workshops run during your membership access to all live workshops run during your membership access to all live workshops run during your membership
private community support group private community support group private community support group
Mini Jewel Session
(1 hour kickoff call)
Mini Jewel Session
(1 hour kickoff call)
monthly 30 minute one-on-one calls monthly 30 minute one-on-one calls
email access to Christie email access to Christie
5 hours of done-for-you design/tech support per month
1 Year Creative Membership 1 Year Creative Membership Plus 3 Month Creative Membership Pro
1 time payment of
$499

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12 monthly payments of
$49

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1 time payment of
$999

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12 monthly payments of
$99

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1 time payment of
$1299

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3 monthly payments of
$499

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All These Self-Paced Courses Are Included in Your Membership

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Opt-in BrillianceOpt-in Brilliance
Design your opt-in freebie in Canva. Brainstorm topics. Write content. Design by customizing Canva’s templates to fit your brand for speedier design. Learn how to design 3-d promo images.


Canva Basics for Online BusinessCanva Basics for Online Business
Learn the basic Canva skills you need for your online business. When you’re done with this course you’ll have a firm grasp of all that Canva offers and be ready to jump into specific branding projects with confidence.


PDF WorkshopGraphic Design Basics
Learn basic design fundamentals to boost the clarity of your visual messages. Covers font, photography/illustration, and color basics for branding your online business.


PDF WorkshopOnline Branding Basics
Learn why branding is so much more than your logo. You’ll learn the basic brand elements your business needs to have in place before you begin to design your brand visuals. Then you’ll explore the world of visual communication through vision boarding to define your brand’s style. You’ll pick color palettes, fonts, and develop an initial style guide for your brand, which you can use to work with designers or as a starting point for developing your own brand elements.


PDF WorkshopPhotoshop Basics for Online Business
Learn the basic Photoshop skills you’ll need in online business. This course lays the groundwork for all kinds of creative projects. When you’re done you’ll have a firm grasp of the program and be ready to jump into specific branding projects. We’ll cover: the Photoshop user interface, menus and tools; file formats, sizing, and resolution; how to work with layers and type; how to save your files for use on the web, and more. Exercise files included.


Pixlr Basics for Online BusinessPixlr Basics for Online Business
Learn the basic Pixlr skills you need for your online business. When you’re done with this course you’ll have a firm grasp of all that Pixlr offers and be ready to jump into specific branding projects with confidence. Includes: 2 hours of video tutorials and practice files.


PDF WorkshopThe PDF Workshop
Learn to conceive, write, design, and produce your own beautiful on-brand PDF documents in iWork Pages (Mac) or Word 2010 (PC).


Content BrainstormingContent Brainstorming
Having trouble coming up with blog posts and other content for your site? We’ll mine your blog for topics to expand and re-purpose and brainstorm new content to indulge your ideal clients.


Designing Basic Logos in PhotoshopDesigning Basic Logos in Photoshop
Learn how to create basic logos for your business and your products in Photoshop. Includes font recommendations, typography tips, and easy-to-use templates to get you started.


Designing Website HeadersDesigning Website Headers
Learn how to design on-brand headers for your website. Includes templates to get you started.


Designing Blog GraphicsDesigning Blog Graphics
Learn how to style blog photos to match your brand, create quotable graphics, and design sidebar elements.


Designing Sales Page GraphicsDesigning Sales Page Graphics
Learn how to design on-brand graphics for your sales pages: create headers, call outs, testimonials, buy now buttons, dividers, and more. Includes easy-to-use templates to get you started.


Designing E-Book CoversDesigning E-Book Covers
Learn how to create on-brand e-book covers in Photoshop. Includes easy-to-use templates to get you started.


Designing Twitter GraphicsDesigning Twitter Graphics
Learn how to design on-brand graphics for your Twitter profile. Style the background, avatar, and header images to match your brand. Learn how to save your graphics and upload them to Twitter. Learn how to customize link colors. Includes Photoshop templates set to Twitter background, avatar, and header sizes to get you started.


Designing Facebook GraphicsDesigning Facebook Graphics
Learn how to design your Facebook cover photo, profile image, and app icon graphics to match your brand and Facebook’s guidelines. Learn how to save your graphics and upload them to Facebook. Includes Photoshop templates set to Facebook’s dimension requirements.

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Praise from folks who’ve taken courses with Jewels Branch

SUE ANN GLEASON, founder of Conscious Bites Nutrition and Chocolate for Breakfast

“I am a teacher and I have a good eye for teachers who are skilled at their craft. Not only are you an exceptional designer, you know how to articulate those skills in a way that empowers your students.

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MEGAN FLATT

“As a busy mom, and in a different time zone than Christie and the rest of the class…I loved being able to post my questions to Facebook as it was convenient for me and then get an answer back from not only Christie, but from the whole group too. I loved the connections we seemed to make with in the participants as well!

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HANNA ASHBAUGH, Personal wardrobe stylist, Hanna Lee Style

Your feedback was genuine, thoughtful, kind, and funny. You are a great teacher! Patient too, very patient!”

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More testimonials here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’m technically challenged. Will I really be able to learn how to design? What are the prerequisites to join?

There are no prerequisites, other than a desire to learn these skills for your business and a willingness play. I believe you can learn anything if you’re willing to invest the time and energy into doing so.

All the basics courses are beginner level and you’ll build up your skills as you go. The software tutorials will walk you step-by-step through all the basics so you have the core set of tech skills under your belt. The project specific courses will build upon those skills and produce specific results, if you do the work. There’s a lot of feedback, support and accountability built into the community.


I’m not creative at all, will this cure my lack of creativity?

You don’t have to believe you’re creative (but I believe everyone is). Like with everything else there are basic, easy to follow rules for graphic design. Plus, I’ll be providing practice files and templates to give you a starting point.


Do you have a guarantee?

Yes! Jewels Branch offers a 30 day money back guarantee. If after 30 days as an active member of the creative community, you aren’t 100% satisfied with what you’ve learned and overjoyed at the support you’re getting, I’ll gladly refund your money after a short exit interview.

Why do I require an exit interview for a refund? Because I’m 100% committed to your online business success. In our exit interview I will help you figure out where you are getting stuck in the creative process. Knowing that will help you move past this obstacle as you are building other parts of your online business.


What software do I need?

The course materials are all digital and delivered in web pages, videos, audios, and PDFs.

You’ll need:

  • a modern browser such as the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer 9+
  • an active internet connection to access the course materials
  • free software: Pixlr, Canva, PicMonkey
  • software you might already have: Pages, Word
  • software you might need to purchase: Photoshop

You may need to purchase software as noted for specific courses that you plan to take. This could include Pages ’09, Word 2010, and Photoshop.

If you’ve never owned Photoshop before you can get a free trial month or purchase for $9.99/month from Adobe.com.

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Creative Cloud

You may want to purchase or source stock photography, illustrations, and fonts to use in your branding. As a creative member you’ll get my list of the best sites to get quality free and low cost stock photos/illustrations and fonts.


I’m thinking about the Pro level membership. What kinds of tech and design services can I get?

Jewels Branch offers full service graphic design and WordPress development for online businesses. We’ll discuss your specific needs during your Mini Jewel Session and tailor your 5 hours of support to fit your business goals. We can help you with:

  • branding (logos, style guides, and more)
  • graphic design (social media graphics, print projects, brochures, business card, e-books, and more)
  • WordPress website design and development
  • membership and course site development
  • shopping cart set up
  • tech support for all the pieces of your online business

What if I need more than 5 hours of pro tech/design time?

Pro level members get special pricing on any work that goes beyond the 5 hours/month that come with your support level.


Which level of membership is right for me?

1 Year Creative Membership is best for you if:

  • you are 100% self-motivated and love learning on your own
  • you don’t need outside accountability to follow through on your branding goals
  • you’re happy asking questions and getting answers and support in a community forum

1 Year Creative Membership Plus is best for you if:

  • you are self-motivated and really excel when there’s a component of outside accountability available to help you follow through on your goals
  • you know you want to work directly with Christie (through one-on-one calls and email support)
  • you welcome constructive feedback because you know it will help you improve your design skills faster

1 Year Creative Membership Pro is best for you if:

  • your business is at the level where you need professional tech and design support to meet your goals
  • you are self-motivated and really excel when there’s a component of outside accountability available to help you follow through on your goals
  • you know you want to work directly with Christie (through one-on-one calls and email support)
  • you welcome constructive feedback because you know it will help you improve your design skills faster

How long do I have access to the materials?

You have access to the courses as long as you are a paying member of the Jewels Branch community.


More questions?

Shoot us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!


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Real Results: Mary Pat O’Malley

“I’m delighted! I did the Graphic Design Basics course on Friday night and this morning I watched the 1st 5 videos on learning Word from The PDF workshop. Can you imagine, I did a PhD without every really understanding margins etc?! So I went back to my opt-in gift which I was crying about on Friday morning – and added color and borders & now I love it! Thank you Christie!” ~Mary Pat O’Malley

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