Our Process

Every project at Buzzbomb Creative is the beginning of a new relationship and, in some ways, it’s like going out on a first date. The first few times we meet will be spent learning all we can about your big idea, passions, dreams, goals and vision for something new or the established brand that needs to be refreshed. Also, we will share how we will partner with you to accomplish the goals and uncover your specific project needs. You participate in a brand building exercise designed to not only inform us, but to challenge you creatively. This builds a strong foundation for our working relationship.

Next, we gather the information you have shared with us from our initial meetings while making note of the project needs and goals so we can begin our homework. We study the market you are entering or currently serve, evaluate your existing and potential competitors, and research any relevant historical background all to understand everything there is to know about your product or service. We will then present these findings to you to ensure we are in agreement and to keep you involved in the process. At heart, we are learners, information junkies and experienced researchers. Arming ourselves with these key pieces of information allows us to think far beyond today so your brand will thrive well into the future.

We then sharpen our pencils and ready our sketchbooks to begin the intense process of brainstorming all of that information into viable ideas and concepts.

We take the top ideas and concepts and begin to refine them so we can craft, create and develop something unique for you. We take the top ideas and concepts and begin to refine them first with a pencil and sketchbook before they are ever digitized. This is how we craft, create and develop something unique, never pre-fabricated or off the shelf. Your new or established brand deserves a brand identity and brand personality that is all its own. Our design and development process begins this way for every project to ensure that outcome each time. During this step, the concepts that don’t pass our internal team reviews are put aside to focus on those that are solid, valid, high-quality options for you.

We convene with you in person to present finished concepts in an open and collaborative format. We convene again with you in person or online to present finished concepts in an open, cooperative format. You will not only see the visual representations of what you shared in the initial meetings and the results of our studies but also the thinking behind each concept and how we arrived there. You are encouraged to ask questions, to ponder, to get excited and to think bigger than you might have thought possible. After we conclude our time together, you’ll receive these options digitally because the initial choice of final concept direction often changes with time, a change of location along with additional input you receive.

The final step is to finish out and deploy your fresh new brand so you can get out there and start changing your world. Upon receiving your final choice of concept direction, we finish building out the project in all channels and media identified at the beginning of your project. You will given a timeline for when various items will be delivered so you can begin planning on your end to ensure a successful launch.

Meet the Team

Paul Sirmon

A long time ago God approved the fateful meeting of one lonely egg and one super popular sperm. It’s been downhill since then. He outgrew his first home within 9 months. Moved out. Then sponged off his former landlords until the ripe old old age of 18. He abandoned his lifelong dream of becoming an engineer or architect to pursue graphic design shortly after. All those years as a youth drawing and redrawing band logos of the era implanted a deep seeded longing for type and branding. Over the course of the next few decades Paul worked for small and largish companies, sometimes working alone and sometimes overseeing many designers (it’s quite possible he even gave them some valuable insight).

Now he spends his day lusting after good typography, aspiring to achieve lust-worthy typography, and helping small brands grow and make their competition nervous.

Paul and his work has been recognized/published by Print Magazine, Logo Lounge, Addys, GDUSA, Computer Arts Magazine, Web Designer Magazine, and maybe some other stuff too. In 2012 he and a friend started Monsters of Type as an outlet for typography focused creatives to get together and talk shop, inspire, and motivate each other to grow in their craft.

Katrina Sirmon

Hello. I’m Katrina (Yup, just like the hurricane, and yes, I’m sick of that “joke,” so don’t even go there) and I’m a graphic designer, production designer, all the crafty-things dabbler, momma, wife (to that bearded beast over there <—, and infectious laughter (or so I’ve been told). In addition to all those things, I’m (slowly, and with less and less tears) learning to also be an accountant (read, the person trying to keep money coming in, instead of going out), client relations manager (read, the extrovert of the bunch), and project manager (read, nagger) of our little ol’ agency.

When Paul started Buzzbomb as a one man shop back in 2011, I was his biggest encourager, cheerleader, and back-patter (as any good wife should be). Surviving several plot twists over the last few years, Buzzbomb has (thankfully) become way more than one man can handle. An unexpected life curveball turned into a hole-in-one opportunity (I’m terrible at sports analogies) for me to join the fun as co-owner. Our personalities and skill sets are near perfect complements and we make a great team in life and business.

I’m continually amazed by the creative ideas that our clients trust us to bring to life and look forward to each new opportunity to help clients achieve their dreams.

Meet the Team

Paul Sirmon

A long time ago God approved the fateful meeting of one lonely egg and one super popular sperm. It’s been downhill since then. He outgrew his first home within 9 months. Moved out. Then sponged off his former landlords until the ripe old old age of 18. He abandoned his lifelong dream of becoming an engineer or architect to pursue graphic design shortly after. All those years as a youth drawing and redrawing band logos of the era implanted a deep seeded longing for type and branding. Over the course of the next few decades Paul worked for small and largish companies, sometimes working alone and sometimes overseeing many designers (it’s quite possible he even gave them some valuable insight).

Now he spends his day lusting after good typography, aspiring to achieve lust-worthy typography, and helping small brands grow and make their competition nervous.

Paul and his work has been recognized/published by Print Magazine, Logo Lounge, Addys, GDUSA, Computer Arts Magazine, Web Designer Magazine, and maybe some other stuff too. In 2012 he and a friend started Monsters of Type as an outlet for typography focused creatives to get together and talk shop, inspire, and motivate each other to grow in their craft.

Katrina Sirmon

Hello. I’m Katrina (Yup, just like the hurricane, and yes, I’m sick of that “joke,” so don’t even go there) and I’m a graphic designer, production designer, all the crafty-things dabbler, momma, wife (to that bearded beast up there (place up arrow here)), and infectious laughter (or so I’ve been told). In addition to all those things, I’m (slowly, and with less and less tears) learning to also be an accountant (read, the person trying to keep money coming in, instead of going out), client relations manager (read, the extrovert of the bunch), and project manager (read, nagger) of our little ol’ agency.

When Paul started Buzzbomb as a one man shop back in 2011, I was his biggest encourager, cheerleader, and back-patter (as any good wife should be). Surviving several plot twists over the last few years, Buzzbomb has (thankfully) become way more than one man can handle. An unexpected life curveball turned into a hole-in-one opportunity (I’m terrible at sports analogies) for me to join the fun as co-owner. Our personalities and skill sets are near perfect complements and we make a great team in life and business.

I’m continually amazed by the creative ideas that our clients trust us to bring to life and look forward to each new opportunity to help clients achieve their dreams.

Let’s take your brand to the next level!