So how do you start rebranding if you’ve never really had a proper brand?
maybe you have a shop on the high street that’s been there for 40 years – with one brand name design . . .
. . . and then there is your website that’s been there for almost 20 – with another brand name design.
. . . so because the shop brand name design is different from the website domain brand name design. . . you look like two separate businesses. . .
. . . everything’s a bit disjointed and you need to try and pull it all together.
And that was the dilemma of my most recent logo and brand name design client. . . Mr D. Continue reading
Talk, you can all do that can’t you . . . .
my family will all say I talk too much . . . I am old and wise enough now to agree with them . . .
. . . and I get tired of it sometimes. . . especially when I have to repeat myself when my kids are not listening.
And talking in front of everyone at a business networking – that is not always so good – so I will come back to this later . . .
But sometimes it’s good to talk . . . Continue reading
I have done two business card jobs recently, both quite different. . . .
I met Anna, when we were both visitors of the Ladies connect networking group, held each month at the waterski centre in Cliff, near Tamworth.
As a Polish lady who also has a slight hearing difficulty, in a room full of English speaking women, she very bravely stood up and took her turn explaining her business venture. . . .
. . . . and passed me a referral, (after hearing mine) to assist with a logo and business card design for her new cleaning business.
Another great project to tell you about this week, interspersed with a plenty of graphic design tips to spur you on in your own projects.
I first met Alison when my children and hers went to a mother and toddler group in Belper, Derbyshire, oh a lot of years ago now.
I originally did her a quote for producing a small brochure for her horsehair jewellery business, but at the time she decided not to proceed with it in the end.
The first time I heard from her more recently was in reply to an email I sent out during 2014 . . .
. . . letting people know about the FREE website offer that I did in conjunction with my business partners at DBN.
“I don’t need a website for me” she replied. . . ” but I have a friend who could be interested”
So I chatted to the friend, and ended up doing a great project and website last year (http://www.lindawildideas.co.uk/blog/2014/10/and-the-runners-and-riders-are/).
Then a few weeks back, Alison got in touch with me again.
Respond, answer, say something in reply, react, retort.
1. Are you good at it?
2. Do you even bother?
3. Does it depend who is asking and what they say?
Q. How bad do you feel when others DO NOT respond to you?
Last week my eldest son turned 9.**
Apparently, according to his teacher (from yesterdays parents evening) he listens well in class!
I pretty much know that he listens to me, but he chooses* to hardly ever respond!
A. Well its often irritating, it can be annoying and, sometimes frustrating, particularly when you have asked a question.
You know how when you are working, it’s all about what your customer needs, and you are busily working IN your business . . .
. . . after all, you don’t get paid for working ON your own business do you?
OR DO YOU?
Lets find out . . . .
. . . .I am really proud of all the design work I do for my clients, my integrity ensures that they get an excellent service and a top class designed result, that ticks the boxes of my continued marketing learning . . . .
. . . and then they happily pay me for my work.
OMG – I am so busy, I think I might have overstretched myself. . . .
so little time so much to do – personal stuff, its my wedding anniversary so having a day out with hubby – but that means less time to work!
Couple of trade shows booked to attend. . . . so hopefully make some new contacts, but that means less time to work!
Saying yes, when asked to be on committees, and getting involved with my village, so that takes up time which guess what – means less time to work!
It’s nice to be able to say, that since moving to Fradley, a little over two years ago, and doing some serious business focussing, that my work and clients have steadily increased.
I have met some new people locally, and via referrals, and from my website, and from some publicity flyers promoting the FREE website Offer, as well as some contacts from the FSB.
Its always nice when you get the next random enquiry, telephone call or email, with a new and exciting project to embark on. Continue reading
On horseback and in their trainers, with the help of Dennis, Bina and Linda . . . .
Design, and particularly websites, do often take a few weeks before they are finally completed and go live and today is one of those days when not one but two ongoing projects have finally come to fruition.
1, 2, 3-4-5
Last week my youngest son turned 5,
6, 7, 8-9-10
at proper school today again.
He is still so tiny, (the smallest in the class, despite being almost, the oldest) and one lady in the village this morning commented (as he scooted past in his school uniform) ” He looks too small to be going to school” . . . . . Continue reading