Marketing without professional design is suicidal for any business. Yet we all come across awful branding, advertising and everything in between. Sorry, but just because your nephew has Photoshop on his computer, it does not make him a designer.
We believe that great design should be transparent. It should not stand in between the viewer and the message. Very often ugly design distracts, confuses and humiliates the viewer. Worst of all, ugly design devalues your business a lot faster than it takes you to read this sentence. First impressions matter and you have only a few seconds to convince your client to spend his or her hard-earned cash on your product or service.