Need a little spark?
Your project might need Designs On Fire.
A Brief History
Designs On Fire was formed out of necessity as friends and family turned satisfied clients began telling their friends and coworkers where they could get stunning and affordable design. I guess you could say it’s spread like fire since then. I started with just a few side jobs about 8 years ago and due to my honest prices, hard work and happy clients, Designs On Fire is now a successful and flourishing design business. I serve small businesses and organizations nationwide from Florida to Colorado, Washington DC and beyond.
I am in business because of positive word-of-mouth referrals. I do not advertise or seek clients. My network of referrals keeps me very busy. If you are reading this, it’s because you found me through a search engine or someone has directed you here. I’m always interested in a new project. Maybe you just have a question to ask? Please send an email. I do read them and respond.
Because I work for myself, I do not work for everyone. I am not interested in helping those in the business of selling snake oil or any other unethical or slanderous venture. The Internet is full enough of scams, con-artists, misinformation and angry rants. So... if you're trying to advertise a ripoff or want to spread your brand of negativity, stop reading now and go find yourself a design company who will look past crooked to see a dollar bill. Thank you.
Why choose me?
Freelance means business! Expensive design companies fill a need for businesses who can afford them. Freelancers work for everyone else. Most of my freelance clients are small businesses and organizations working within a budget. I help many non-profit organizations who are not able to afford expensive design companies. Non-profit organizations receive a 10% discount.
Affordable Quality Design
One of the main advantages of choosing a freelance designer for your logo, print or web design needs over a large corporation is cost. I’m here so you don’t have to break the bank. My clients are happy because they can afford great design or an amazing website. I’m happy because I can support them and help American businesses grow.
Freelance designers often work independently and with today’s technology, that means freedom. Home offices and wi-fi locations are becoming the norm. Freelancing means little to no overhead costs, where even a small local business will often have office premises, staff, rents, utilities, the CEO salary – those expenses are passed down to you, the customer. With a freelance designer, you can avoid paying inflated rates and still receive quality, professional graphic design and web development.
When you work with a large design firm, most of the time your point of contact is a sales person who doesn’t have the technical knowledge or skills necessary to answer your questions. I know because I used to work in this environment. Many times your point of contact is a recorded menu or answering machine. This makes for an obvious advantage of freelance design, you work directly with the designer. With Designs On Fire, you will receive personalized, individual service tailored to your specific needs. I am honest about my schedule and always respond to emails quickly.
For those who like to read and have more time…
Hi! I’m Kaiti Lenhart, owner and freelance designer here at Designs On Fire. Thanks for taking a minute to read about me and for your interest in my design business. I’ve been working professionally as a graphic designer for over 12 years for big companies, small companies, stressful and wearisome offices, casual and peaceful offices, satellite offices, government offices ... and now finally I'm working from my home office. I love the creative freedom of my job and I am thankful that each day I have the opportunity to meet all types of people from all over our great country. It’s an amazing journey and look forward to each project because I learn something from each one of my clients.
My journey into design started years ago when I was working as a receptionist for a horse trader magazine in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The staff designer suddenly quit and I was pleasantly surprised when the owner offered to train me for the position. I’ve always been a creative person and I have a deep appreciation for art and design. While in college, I explored fine arts but they never became my focus because I am intensely hypercritical of my own work (drawing, painting, etc.). Thankfully, I found my niche in digital art and design and I have found there is always a reward for honesty and hard work, along with the willingness to learn.
Graphic design has come quite naturally, I love computers and I have been blessed to find this outlet for my imagination. You’ve probably heard that creativity isn’t something you can teach a person, which is true. However, this is not advice for you stop dreaming – it just so happens that my clients, friends and family who admittedly don’t have a creative or “artsy” bone in their body often come to me with the BEST ideas! That’s why they love working with me, I can help turn their ideas into reality.
I love getting to know each client personally, I take the time to study their business or organization and translate their vision onto a digital canvas. I embrace the opportunity to learn something new with each project – which I believe makes my services much different than other designers who are in the business to quickly produce mediocre designs and high profits.
To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour…
- William Blake
When people ask me about my education and I always say that experience truly is the best teacher. I’ve done my time in the world of academia, my diploma (B.A., Psychology) from the University of Central Florida hangs proudly above my desk. Working through college as a graphic designer, I’ve learned what they can’t teach you in school – Real World Experience, in very fast-paced, professional working environments. It would be difficult to estimate the hours I’ve dedicated to studying graphic design and Web development in my free time, I haven’t stopped since that fateful day in 1999. Each opened door exposes a new realm of information, the more you learn only guarantees there’s more to learn. The study of design and particularly Web design must be a continual task considering the rate of technological change. Education, for me, is a full-time job.
The majority of my experience was made possible with the help of my coworkers, friends and mentors along the way, especially the folks at Elinarnia and T2E. Thanks for being so generously patient and willing to share.
Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
When I’m not designing, I am wife and mommy, sister and friend. I enjoy freshwater and saltwater fishing, camping and the outdoors. Other interests include organic gardening, nature photography, reading, herbal medicine, psychology and anthropology, playing my acoustic guitar, laughing, my crazy family and amazing friends, extreme couponing and chocolate. Never in that order, there’s hardly enough time in the day!
My husband and I live in Palm Coast, Florida which is just minutes away from my hometown of Ormond Beach. Our daughter was born in June 2012. Time is flying and she’s growing every minute!
Any other questions, just ask!. Thanks for reading.