I’m Karlie Svebakken, brand and Showit website designer for entrepreneurs, creatives, female founders, and small business owners. My blog is the growth-focused entrepreneur’s hub for simple but potent branding and website strategies that will turn your online presence into the strongest salesperson on your team!



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A visitor to your website takes only .05 seconds to decide whether or not they’ll stick around or jump ship. Talk about a first impression! This means your homepage design is more important now than ever. As a business owner who is committed to the success of your business, you probably want to make sure […]

5 Things Your Homepage Design is Missing & How to Fix Them


As a brand designer, one of the most important parts of my job is helping clients determine their brand values. But what exactly are they? Brand values are the guiding principles that shape a brand’s identity and create a unique connection with its target audience. By understanding their own values, businesses can create a strong […]

5 questions I ask clients to help uncover their brand values


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Have you ever considered working with a brand and website designer for your business, but wondered if it was really worth it? While there’s plenty of information online about the generic advantages of working with a designer, we can help in more ways than you think. In this blog post, I’ll be unpacking four unheard […]

Working with a brand and website designer: 4 unheard of benefits


As we entrepreneurs leave 2022, it’s good for us to take some time to evaluate our business’s year and prep for 2023. Which means each of us should take some time to consider how we’re going to effectively brand ourselves this new year. Take a look below at my top seven tips I’ve gathered to […]

The Ultimate Guide to Building an Effective Brand in 2023


If you don’t have experience as a professional website designer, chances are the website you built might not be keeping visitors on your site as long as you’d like. Never fear – optimizing your website for a happy user experience can come down to just a few simple steps! Read further along in this post […]

5 easy website tips to keep visitors on your site longer


New to Showit? Let me take you behind the scenes of my client process, why I love designing on Showit, and why you’ll love it, too.

5 surprising things about working with a Showit designer


In today’s society, you can’t turn around without being flooded with an array of products, brands, and services. And thousands of businesses are being created by the day – so how in the world is your business supposed to stand out? Enter: branding. Great branding that’s uniquely crafted for your business can make a huge […]

What good branding means for your business growth


Learn more about how to create a brand marketing strategy that actually grows your business and increases that ever-coveted Know-Like-Trust factor!

What is a brand marketing strategy?


Website and brand designer for small businesses

*This post contains affiliate links. This means I may receive a small reward or commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link or with my code! As a freelance designer, there are tons of aspects of my business that I constantly need to juggle. As I’ve gone further […]

A total rundown of every tool I’m using in my business in 2022


As a busy business owner, taking the time to seek out new clients can make quite the dent in my schedule. I quickly realized the possible benefits of running a referral program in my business, as it’s become a lifesaver to many business-owners. Because it can be a little technical to get up and running, […]

How I run my referral program & get new clients