Bizzy Bizzy is a Madison, WI-based experiential creative marketing agency. We help busy business owners and entrepreneurs with their branding, graphic design and website development needs. But we do it in unusual ways.
What makes us different than everyone else? Well, pretty much everything. We have developed innovative and experiential methods to fit the needs of entrepreneurs who are too busy to spend weeks or months emailing back and forth about marketing projects. We work in person at our office with our clients for most projects to achieve extraordinary results in surprisingly little time.
We are the creators of the 1 Day Website, the 1 Day Branding.
Our company was founded in 2009 by Candy Phelps. Bizzy Bizzy was originally known as iCandy Graphics & Web Design.
Candy hails from Montana originally and moved to Madison in 2012 from Chicagoland. She has a BA from the University of Montana and nearly 15 years of experience in design, content marketing and web design. She is the author of “Grow Your SEO: Search Engine Optimization Concepts Even Your Grandma Could Understand.” Candy is passionate about giving back to the community and helping other entrepreneurs succeed.
Candy has been an instructor and speaker at the Small Business Development Center, Dream Bank, and Grow Madison.
We started out just like most other web design and graphic design companies, taking on many different kinds of clients and projects. We were constantly learning new things and expanding our services to tend to our clients’ needs. But as we grew and got busier and busier, we did what many companies do—we tried to find ways to automate tasks and use technology to solve our problems.
We spent gads of money on new software. We avoided meetings with team members and potential clients and instead pushed everything to email and various online platforms, thinking that would save time.
Despite all the nifty technology we implemented to manage our projects, the process of designing a website continued to be unwieldy and unpleasant for everyone involved. Even a small project would result in dozens if not hundreds of emails back and forth. Miscommunication was common both with the client and among team members. The clients dreaded getting our emails asking where their website copy was or needing passwords for accounts they set up years ago and didn’t remember. We had no idea when the client was going to get back to us, so there was no way to schedule the next stage of their website development until we actually heard back from them (sometimes minutes later, sometimes a month later.)
Then one day Candy woke up to an inbox of a hundred new emails since the day before and realized the technology was failing her business. It was actually creating more inefficiencies in the processes than it was solving. We had to admit our customer service had suffered as had team morale. Plus, we had been spending all day, every day glued to our computer screens, missing out on the joy and benefits of real human interaction.
We thought back to the early days of our business, when we had fewer clients and fewer technological “solutions.” We had a lot more time to spend with our clients and team in person and on the phone. Those days were happier for the clients and for us, and projects seemed to get done more efficiently.
So we set out to solve this problem once again. We spent the next two years developing in-person, experiential website design, branding and marketing services that would revolutionize the way we do business.
We created proprietary tools, tactile artifacts and agile systems designed to stimulate creativity, encourage feedback and accelerate the design and development process. Plus, using tangible tools like our Core Value Cards, Font Cards or Website Wireframe Kit in real life makes building a brand or a website feel more like play than work.
The best part – SO MUCH LESS EMAILING.
After seeing great success with our new experiential services, we decided to rebrand and reinvent our business model to focus on our 1 Day Website and 1 Day Branding services.
Goodbye iCandy Graphics & Web Design…Hello Bizzy Bizzy!