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Exploring Life & Business with Connee Williams of Studio Brooklyn Elite

Today we’d like to introduce you to Connee Williams.

Connee, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started doing graphic design back in the Myspace days when I was about 12. I started it back up in 2019 for a side hustle and people LOVED my designs so I stuck with it. Now I am a full-time graphic designer servicing over 100 clients. I created Studio Brooklyn Elite in June of 2021. I was actually pregnant with our first living baby boy when I started building the business.

I do more than just graphic design, hence the word Studio in my name. The Brooklyn comes from my previous pregnancy loss of my micro preemie who survived 2 hours. Her name was Brooklyn P Williams. And my business is Elite in the services that I provide. That’s how the name Studio Brooklyn Elite came about. I also do consult and will be helping businesses get started from the ground up.

I get a lot of STL clients and nationwide clients as well. I design everything from websites, and logos, to flyers and business cards. I take pride in the work that I complete and you’re not seeing the design work that I complete anywhere else. I strive to make sure that each design is unique and custom to fit each individual brand.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Oo, baby no! Business is so hard! I’ve had months where I got zero clients and days where I had multiple clients a day! With a newborn, it was so hard trying to tend to a crying preemie and stacks of clients.

I would say the days when I didn’t have consistent clients made it hard to want to even continue it. I had to realize that business is a process and you will have those months where you struggle but your hard work and dedication will get you the months where you go above and beyond your goals.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
Well, as I mentioned, I am a graphic designer and business consultant. I help brand and design for businesses that are new or already established that are having a hard time finding their voice.

I specialize in graphic design using photoshop/illustrator. I used to design everything under the sun but now my main focus is designing websites, logo suites, flyers, and business cards.

My main design request is usually flyers and websites. What are the main areas where people tend to need the most support and help.

My designs are 100% custom, each and every time that I design for a brand. I take pride in knowing that the next company doesn’t have the same design as my previous client. With this being said, my designs aren’t usually the same day because it takes time to think of a new design every time. I want my clients to feel special in knowing that I am providing them with a design based on them and their needs/brands.

I love doing websites more than any of the rest. Just seeing these brands come to life and find their voice is amazing to me. People don’t understand the importance of a website. Websites are there to make your life easier and the lives of your customers as well. It’s more secure and it gives your customer peace of mind to browse without feeling hassled. Esp those who feel the need to block their potential customers for asking questions and not purchasing right away. Remember, it takes 7 visits on avg for a customer to actually purchase!

I want everyone to know that I am taking new clients always and my services can be found on my website www.studiobrooklynelite.com and my prices as well.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
The graphic design business is always changing and growing. I plan on expanding my business to incorporate the consulting side, hiring designers, and having an office space/building to work from, and I plan on offering a lot more service-wise.

Pricing:

  • Flyers $60
  • Branding Identity (Based on individual branding needs)
  • Website Packages (Starting at $750 and depends on website design preferences)

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