April 19th, 2018
It was a pleasure working with Kristie Weaver, REALTOR with The Real Estate Group, on her new marketing facelift. My process for creating a new logo is to first learn more about your business, who you are, how you work and what you do. We’ll discuss your color preferences, your competition and what makes you unique. To me, branding is more than just creating a symbol or icon. It’s developing a unique and consistent look across all media platforms that represents you as well as your business. It’s also what separates you from the crowd. Here is a good article by Matt Sweetwood, a guest writer for Entrepreneur.com on 8 Reasons a Powerful Personal Brand Will Make You Successful.
June 8th, 2016
We designed a new logo, business cards and coffee mugs for the talented folks at BigBear, Inc. BigBear is a software design, engineering, and platform development company providing solutions for federal and commercial companies to process massive amounts of complex data.
Consistent with the BigBear product and theme, the logo was designed as a large wrap-around imprint on the oversized mugs. Check out BigBear’s website at www.bigbear.io.
Now that’s the way to manage your brand.
(Special thanks to Diane and Jerry at LG Creative Promotions/Progressive Graphics for the mug production:-)
July 28th, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed working with the super-talented team at Land Planning Solutions (LPS) to create their new responsive website. LPS provides land development services, civil engineering, residential design and landscape architecture services to Virginia and North Carolina. Their talent and expertise as well as passion for their work is very inspiring! Special thanks to the always wonderful Ellen McBride for copy and editing and our fave programming guru, Matt Conkle at Cova Services.
May 13th, 2015
Robin Ripley is a garden and food writer as well as co-author of Grocery Gardening and has just launched a new book, Wisdom for Home Preservers. Her blog, Bumblebee, is about her life in rural Maryland, her garden, cooking, dogs and pet chickens.
Robin asked us to produce a fresh, new logo and blog design. The direction for the new logo was “plenty of white space, sophisticated yet fun and eclectic”. The custom, hand-drawn illustration mixes a blend of old and new and we love the end result. We also just finished Robin’s new blog site. Check it out at www.bumblebeeblog.com.
May 13th, 2015
In 1692, an artist created an 800 page book recording every color imaginable. The artist, known as A. Boogert, explains how certain hues change tone by adding 1, 2, or 3 parts water. The book was intended as an educational guide, according to Medieval book historian, Erik Kwakkel, and is an incredible work of craftsmanship and documentation. It is currently kept at the Bibliotheque Mejanes in France.
May 10th, 2015
We recently launched a new website for the nice folks at Hearndon Construction, known for quality yet affordable homes with many special features that are standard. The site is now responsive so it works well on tablet and phone and has new features to make the shopping experience easier.
Features include a Home Search section that displays all inventory with selected criteria to narrow down your search results. As prospects are viewing detail on a select home, additional options are shown for faster shopping. The new search area includes an admin tool for Realtors to edit inventory in page view and map view. The interactive maps and floor plans have a zoom feature, making navigation easier on kiosk monitors as well as tiny smartphone screens. Hearndon is now building at Dominion Meadows in the Grassfield area of Chesapeake and will have some new communities coming soon.
March 7th, 2010
I recently had the pleasure to design a new logo and collateral pieces for Liz Livernois, a local realtor with Rose & Womble Realty who is one of the hardest working people I know. We wanted her logo to look professional yet reflect her unique sense of style and warm personality. She also understands the importance of brand consistency, which made this project a joy to work on. Thanks Liz!