A summit for brand designers to grow their business with ease and confidence

January 23 - January 25,2024

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Scaling and running a brand design business is really freakin’ tough

let's be honest

You want to build a dreamy design business but something is keeping you stuck.

You’re getting a lot of things right, but you know you could be doing more to create a clearer vision to grow and scale your business.

What you really want is to…

Keep business consistent during slow seasons

Book your dream clients that light you up as a designer

Increase your profits without increasing your stress

Feeling empowerment and confidence to raise your pricing

Create a business that you're obsessed with

Step Into Clarity is about just that!

The best part: I’ve got something to help.

15 experts over 3 days will teach you strategies you can use to confidently scale your brand design business with ease.

Helping designers get clear on their business and grow with confidence

Maybe you are...

Taking on projects here and there but you're struggling to find them consistently

Trying all of the things and you're not sure what to focus on to make a real impact.

Offering an amazing service to clients but they're just not understanding the value in what you provide

Feeling stretched thin because you have lots of work to but aren't sure how to delegate or hire out

It’s time to gain clarity in your design business

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Whatever it is for you

Meet your host

Hey, I'm marisa

I’m the founder and creative director of the multi-six-figure business, Quill and Co Design, founder of Step into Clarity Summit, host of the Step Into Clarity Podcast, and main hype girl for other designers through my signature course Elevate Your Impact Academy.

You’ll find out that I’m not afraid to shy away from the growth and goof-ups of entrepreneurship and I strive to serve and inspire, creative-at-heart people, doers, and go-getters who are ready to do something truly ambitious.Because you deserve to have a design business that you're obsessed with and that supports your life.

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Step into Clarity will run from 01/23-01/25 with a variety of presentations to choose from each day. Each day will have a central theme and focus and end with action steps and guidance to help you get clarity now in your business! Friday, 01/26 there will be a bonus, application-only, workshop also for even more juicy information for your business!

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The comfort of your home! This is a free digital summit that you can tune into from anywhere with Internet access.

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Presentations will be around 30 minutes in length. The presentations will be available for 48 hours to encourage you to stop waiting for the right time and take action along with hundreds of other brand designers

The details

Summit Community

Grow together

You’ll also have access to a private Circle group for the summit where we’ll be chatting it up before the summit starts and working together to shift the perspective on growth as a brand designer once it kicks off. 

After each presentation our speakers will be available for a live Q&A in our private Circle Group! There will also be “Clarity Hour” to end each day that will go over the day’s presentations, and action steps to take now to get clarity in your business right away.

The VIP Clarity Pack

Lifetime access to presentations and worksheets

Over $1,200 worth of additional material from each presenter

Lifetime access to the live Q&A’s with each presenter

Private access to a VIP Clarity Hour at the end of each day with LIVE sessions to get personalized feedback for your business

The chance to win 3-month access to Marisa’s signature course Elevate Your Impact Academy

After registering, you can also upgrade to gain access to the VIP Clarity Pack.

You'll get:

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Grab your free ticket to the Step Into Clarity and be well on your way to growing your business with ease and confidence

get your free ticket!

Not your average online summit

There are a lot of summits, trainings, and workshops out there. So what makes this one different?
First, this summit was created specifically for brand designers. This isn't general advice for any ‘ol business out there. Every single presentation is specialized for brand designers, making it a whole lot more impactful. 

Those general business summits you keep attending, won’t help you scale your business.


Real and tangible advice from brand designers and creative entrepreneurs

A private Circle community of other brand designers in your field

A worksheet to work through each presentation 

Presentations with tangible action steps for your business after each presentation

Live Q&A’s with presenters following their talks

The speakers

marisa messick

Quill & Co Design

Metrics for Success: The Low Effort, High Impact Way

Amber Asay

Nice People

The High-End Client Experience: A Glimpse into the Process

Alyssa Nguyen

ATNN Design

My Design Process for Creating Bold Brands

Katie Proctor

Rare Form Studio

Crafting Story Brands: Defining brand character and using strategy to craft a compelling narrative

Jenna Johnson

White and Salt

How to Offer Short-Form Projects to Substantially Increase Revenue

Lauren deVane

The Bemused Studio

AI as your Creative Co-Pilot

Alyssa Brady

Brand & Bloom

How Wordpress Can Grow Your Design Biz

Ayesha Santos

Ayesha Santos Design Co.

Three Ways to Supercharge Your Portfolio Projects so You're Attracting Clients You Actually Want to Work With

Sam Remboldt

The Color Palette Studio

How to Translate a Brand Personality into a Color Palette 🎨

Sara Noel

Between the Lines Copy 

How To Improve Your Newsletter Storytelling

Edila Stace-Smith

Blank Tela Studio

The Remote Studio Blueprint: Working With Clients & Marketing Your Business Abroad

Xanthe appleyard

Oh Sierra Creative

Stand Out Socials: Content Strategies for Creatives to Rise Above the Noise

Chelsea Blackwell

Honey & Co.

Brand Positioning for Designers: How to Position your Brand to Magnetize Your Dream Clients on Repeat

Julie Wieland

Julie Wieland

AI x Design – Using Generative AI as a Designer

Chaitra Radhakrishna

Pinkpot Studio

How website strategy can help you land high-end (10k+) websites

You are *not* going to want to miss this event

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As you can see by this incredible lineup

Stop staying stuck and spinning your wheels

Stop taking on just any clients and missing out on your dream ones

Stop being overwhelmed and confused about the direction of your business

It's time to...

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have answers

Is this only for brand designers?

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It sure is! There are a lot of offerings out there for general business owners, but this one has been created specifically for brand designers and how their unique businesses can grow with confidence and ease.

When is this whole thing happening?

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The main portion of the summit runs from 01/23-01/25. The Circle community will be available right when you get your ticket! There will be a detailed schedule of each presenter and the time their talk goes live. There is a BONUS application only workshop on 01/26 for those who apply and are accepted!

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How long will the videos be available?

Each video will be available for 48 hours. However, you can grab the VIP Clarity Pack to get lifetime access to presentations and worksheets, over $1,200 worth of additional material from presenters, lifetime access to the live Q&A’s with each presenter, private access to a VIP Clarity Hour at the end of each day with LIVE sessions to get personalized feedback for your business, and be entered into the chance to win 3-month access to Marisa’s signature course Elevate Your Impact Academy. All of this is over $3000 in bonuses!

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Are the presentations live?

To avoid any tech glitches and to keep things easy for the speakers, the presentations are pre-recorded and will be released at the scheduled time. The live portion comes after each presentation with a live Q&A in our private Circle group. We will also have LIVE only sessions during Clarity Hour at the end of each day for purchasers of the VIP Clarity Pack. Access to the live chat of the presenters will only be available for 48 hours after the summit so if you want lifetime access to the live Q&A, Get our VIP Clarity Pack now!

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Are you still accepting speakers?

All of our speakers for this summit have been hand-picked and our slots are currently full. However, we're open to additional affiliates or potential speakers at next year's summit. If you're interested in affiliate details or being considered for Step into Clarity 2025, email! 

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Are the videos captioned or transcribed?

The pre-recorded presentations will be transcribed.

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I still have questions!

No problem! Shoot an email over to and we'll get back to you within 2 business days

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Will I be added to all of the speaker's email lists?

By registering to for the summit you will only be added Quill & Co's email list to get updates on the summit information, schedule, bonuses and more. You will only be added to other speaker's email lists if you opt-in for their free resources or redeem their contribution to the VIP Clarity Pack.

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Grab your free ticket to the Step Into Clarity and be well on your way to growing your business with ease and confidence

get your free ticket!