Asking for help when you need it

And we all need it!

Sometimes I need to ask for help. But I often put it off until the point where it’s painful to continue trying to figure something out myself. If you do that too I’d like to encourage us both to see the signs sooner that that pain is coming if we don’t ask.

I was struggling to get some new and better office systems in place these last few weeks. (Or has it been months?) Finally I realized I could call in an expert for this type of thing. Next week we have 3 dedicated hours set aside to get this done! I’ll let you know how much relief I feel afterwards.

working togetherIf you need help with something design-related but have been afraid to ask for help, fear not. You will likely feel as much relief as my other clients have when you get your graphic design from Pat Creedon Design!

Reading the signs that you need better signage

I just completed over seventy signs for a volunteer job I did for a networking group I’m in. The task was to label where donations of goods go throughout a warehouse that supplies those just getting out of homeless shelters. Think of all the categories of things you have in your own house and you can understand why I had to create so many! But with master pages, threaded frames and other tricks I use in Adobe InDesign it went quickly and will hopefully be just what’s needed.

sign on the wall

One of over 50 signs I designed for a Ethan Allen design center in NYC.

Recently I went to meet a colleague at a cafe I wasn’t familiar with. I could not find it to save my life! When she found me and showed me to it I saw what the problem was. Their sign was small and hidden away. I doubt the owners really want it that hidden from potential customers. It’s a great place and I hope they improve their signage before long.

Good signage helps your business

I would not bring this up except, obviously, signage is on my mind. And it also happened to me on my recent vacation too. I wanted to meet a friend at a restaurant in Raleigh, NC. When I couldn’t find it and called the restaurant even the host could not adequately explain where they were in that maze of stores, restaurants, and a mall. Then when I finally did track it down I saw that the sign outside was tiny!

I know it seems too simple, but don’t lose business because no one sees your sign! A good website, a regular social media presence, word-of-mouth are great but don’t forget the basics like a readable, prominent sign. As an experienced sign and graphic ┬ádesigner I am happy to help you with that! Contact me or leave a comment.