What are the curtains in your house like? . . . something off the peg from Dunelm, or are you creative, like me . . . .
. . . before my boys were born pre-motherhood, I designed and made quite a lot of the curtains in our first house. . .
Nowadays, in this, our third house, we mostly have stuff inherited from the previous owner . . . .
I do have a nice piece of fabric . . . . . . originally purchased for covering a chair but now on a long term promise to my eldest son for his bedroom curtains . . . .
“where on earth is she going with this?” I hear you ask
. . . . maybe I should ask my latest client to run them up for me, and he might actually get them done before the summer!
Logo design and Stationery work for Staffordshire curtain maker and soft furnishing creator, is Wild Ideas most recent completed design project.
Originally, Ms H, at Kiwi-ana, ( in the vein of a lot of new businesses) just put together some simple branding to get herself going before she had the money to invest in a professional.
I then met her at an FSB networking evening at Drayton Manor Hotel. . . .and gave her some design tips . . .
. . . . and my professional opinion on the ideas she had for her logo, but unfortunately the person helping with her website had not had the skill to execute them.
With the curtain business moving from strength to strength . . . . last month Ms H was in a position to sharpen everything up a little and upgrade her branding.
She wanted new business cards, her logo tweaking, as I had suggested, and some business stationery for her quotations/invoices and compliment slips . . . .
. . . and a few questions about SEO and website performance, as she was currently running a very successful staffordshire curtains website alongside her preferred new Kiwi-ana site.
. . . all in a days work and absolutely no problem at all.
It turns out that the cute little Kiwi bird image that was part of the logo, was inspired from a New Zealand Tattoo design. . . .
. . . goes to show you can get your ideas from all over. And as Ms H is in fact from New Zealand than its perfectly appropriate to integrate some of herself in to her brand.
Ms H supplied me with her low quality logo file, and I re-created it as a high quality vector image, experimenting with font styles, and doing a selection of designs for her business card layout.
Ms H, is a very talented and creative lady herself, so the design she had done for her invoices was pretty good. . .
. . . I integrated the new logo design and made a few professional improvements, and provided her with blank PDF files for, standard Letterhead, invoice and quotation which she could overprint with each new job . . .
. . . to maintain consistency and professionalism across all her paperwork.
The 500 business cards were printed on quality 450gsm art-board, to a very high standard by a local printer I have met at the Burton Business Club. . . .
. . . . A bit of website advice, and she decided that the Staffs curtains domain site could carry on drawing in new internet business, but any face to face clients would be directed to the kiwi-ana site. . .
. . . and as ever, to assist my clients with their budgeting the invoice costs are spread interest-free over 3 – 6 months.
Another very enjoyable project completed. If you want to look at the finished work, its on my pinterest pages here . . . .
. . . but most of all, next time you want to change your curtains, do yourself a favour and look here first!
. . . it’s all in a days work and absolutely no problem at all for Kiwi-ana.co.uk
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