On the back of creating some brilliant branding at excellent prices through the Wild Ideas and DBN web design Awesome branding package . . . . .
. . . . . . my latest customer has also used my flyer design services and added to her startup marketing range two thousand promotional flyers to distribute in her local area.
if you don’t tell people that you’re there then no one’s going to find you . . . . well not in a hurry anyway.
My longest client has just celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the start of her business. . . . .
From small beginnings of just one class a week . . . . for a children’s music and activity group for pre-schoolers from birth to five. . . . .
. . . . she worked tirelessly telling all her “mummy” friends about her class to encourage the spread of her business. . . . and then came to Wild Ideas to ask about establishing some professional brand consistency. . . .
. . . and the rest is history . . . .
Having imagery on your marketing / website / flyers / business cards . . . . . etc . . . is one of the most crucial things you must do . . . .
. . . and quality free images ARE within your reach . . . you do not have an excuse!
An original graphic will sell your story . . . . a great image/emblem (your logo) creates identity.
A photograph will illustrate your message in a flash . . . . that is not restricted by lingual barriers.
A great visual trigger obliterates the need to trawl through a sea of words in a bid to analyse the relevance BEFORE reading.
The right image(s) has instant impact and will therefore grab attention and guarantee 100% focus on your article / flyer / business card / website . . . .
. . . An intriguing shot / unusual angle / bespoke portrayal can be as important as your logo in establishing brand recognition for your business. . . .
. . . So magnify your brand with some royalty free or completely free images . . . Continue reading
How many brands are you familiar with?
There are loads of them . . . . I’ll be a bit predictable here and point out the obvious ones . . . .Apple . . . . Lego . . . Xbox . . Nike. . .
. . .but think as well about a local smaller business that you are familiar with . . . . And when you picture them in your head what do you see?
A: Their company name written in Comic Sans? . . . or
B: A bright colourful logo . . . or a picture of their identity.
If a picture paints a thousand words . . . . your logo is the picture of your business . . . . .which is why you need a logo. . . .
So many of us are now using Google Maps, Google hangouts, Google earth, . . . . Google You Tube, Gmail and Google Plus.
But how many of you are using Google fonts?
Love it or hate it . . . . . Google is not going away anytime soon.
I HATE the way it is everywhere you look and it feels like it is “taking over the world”
BUT. . . .
I LOVE the way the technology works . . . the speed, convenience and accessibility. . . . Continue reading
if you are not particularly interested in the creative skills then why would you know if your project needed graphic design or illustration?
So when you find yourself in a situation of needing someone to draw some images and design you a poster . . .
. . . .who you gonna call? . . . . graphic designer or illustrator?
I recently had a briefing with a potential new client who wanted some graphic design or illustration? work to help them update a range of large posters and charts . . .
Happy Star Wars Day – May the 4th be with you (sorry couldn’t let it pass even though I am not really a fan).
Anyway – to the blog . . . . .
Thanks to the latest Wild Ideas and DBN project I am now proclaiming Wild Ideas officially an Armani designer.
One of the joys of being a freelance is that you never know what’s around the corner and who you may be designing for next. . . .
. . . being in the right place at the right time . . . and meeting that right person . . . .
means I am proud to have been involved with the launch of Armani’s newest venture . . . .
. . . which is how I became an Armani designer. . . .
Is it nearly wedding season? . . . . . My Cousin in-law once removed (or my husband’s cousin’s daughter) is getting married soon and I was asked to assist with wedding invitations. . . .
. . . . some affordable wedding stationery she had seen on not on the high street.com . . . and wondered if I could replicate. . . .
. . . which is not a problem for me to achieve . . . but neither is it a cost effective solution for her to pay me to reproduce something that has already been done elsewhere.
. . so in the end she just needed a bit of help with the ordering process. . . .
But if you want to create affordable wedding stationery that is so completely original and unique it is not even imagined yet . . . read on
As it’s the Easter Holidays, and the boys are off school then I am a bit all over the place with timings.
The blog this week is a bit late – partly due to catching up with an urgent job the last couple of days and partly true to writers block. . . .
. . . then last night I ended up working very late into the early hours . . . . fueled by a great amount of creative design inspiration on a new website design . . . . .
I recently had the pleasure of doing some work for the very positive and inspiring Monica Douglas-Clark. . . .
. . . a fully ordained interfaith minister, and self proclaimed Rebel Reverend . . . .but also creative director at her husbands family business Jones and Clark in Burton-on-Trent.
It was in this business that I was able to provide my graphic design and artworking services, for a flexible logo design adaptation and a catalogue cover design and artwork.
I met Monica at a the February monthly networking meeting of the Burton Business Club, which is held in one of the meeting rooms at the very nice venue of Branston Golf Club.
Monica, in her Rebel rev capacity was also the speaker at the March meeting where she inspired us all to transform our businesses by transforming ourselves with her GROWING YOU presentation.
Burton Business Club always delivers an enjoyable evening . . . . Continue reading