21 September 2017 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event details

Brands are not a luxury item reserved only for the big businesses. In a world where you can open a business overnight, brands for start-ups and small businesses are a crucial investment.

In this workshop, Tara Shelton will demystify branding for start-ups and small businesses and demonstrate three creative techniques you can use to empathise with your customer. We’ll show you practical examples of how these insights have been applied to create effective brands, and invite you to create your own brand destiny.

Students will learn what a brand is, in a way that is easy to understand. I will show you how to answer all the hard questions of your business; mission, vision, values and purpose. I will explain what a ‘conscious brand’ is, with examples big and small. I will then teach 3 creative techniques to understand your customer; Empathy mapping, Storyboarding and Dreamy UX. Using examples, I will show how these techniques can lead to innovative branding.

1.) Understand why branding matters for start-ups and visionary small businesses who want to step it up.

2.) Understand what a brand is and workshop their own brand DNA including, Purpose, Vision, Mission and Values.

3.) Discover the ROI on branding and creativity in business

4.) Learn and implement 3 creative techniques to understand the emotional landscape of your customer. Empathy mapping, storyboarding and Dreamy UX.

5.) Leave with a clear vision, idea and creative direction to get started with right away.


Tara Shelton

Founder + Creative Director at Dream & Do

Tara Shelton is founder and creative director of creative agency for start-ups, Dream & Do. The agency has since worked with over 100 start-ups turn their businesses into brands. Dream & Do launched a business of it’s own, Little Succers, same day delivery succulent service, which has since been a great success! She also runs a entrepreneurial breakfast event series called Cereal Entrepreneurs where she interviews entrepreneurs over cereal. Tara launched her first business in London, Moiself, girls helping girls gifting range, and it was here that she realised how critical brand was in a start-ups’s success, and her addiction to the entrepreneurial life began. She is committed to helping more people live their entrepreneurial dream.

Dates and fees
21 September
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

$40 AUD

Academy Xi,
66-68 Devonshire St,
Surry Hills NSW 2010