Do you do your graphics yourself?

Then you must know the difference between CMYK and RGB, vector and bitmap, serif and sans serif fonts, etc. No? Then maybe consider hiring one of us to help.

I help small businesses and entrepreneurs who have better things to do than figure these things out. I’ve got 20+ years experience working on major brands like Hellmann’s, Q-Tips, and Ethan Allen and now I’m focused on helping small businesses with their branding, emails, and marketing materials.

Source Book Cover Design

EA 2016 Source Book Cover Design

I can sort out what you need to upload to your website, send off in a mailing, or create for an ad. That’s my job. You can get to know all the ways professional graphic design will help you grow your business by getting in touch with us today!

Stumbling into branding

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BEFORE Branding that includes binder spine, CD cover, an ad, email newsletter, identity, web, and Twitter pages

Does this sound familiar? In the first few weeks of starting my business, I realized that I needed to brand it—starting with a business card so I could hand something out when networking. I was in a hurry so the first thing I saw that looked good to me became the inspiration for my card and by extension my brand. I think it happens this way with a lot of business owners including the marketing agency I used to work for. So don’t worry if it happened to you. It’s not your fault!

Here’s the inconsistent look of my branding before. That’s because I created the business card first and then I did an ad (see upper right) based on an early version of my website that I did from a template. So I combined the two looks in a sort of transition over to one or the other.

Get a Second Opinion

Not sure which way to take it I got a trusted second opinion and I was able to see the right path to take. Here is the after. Notice the consistent color scheme, logo treatment, graphics for the background, fonts, etc. Now I’m clear on the look of my brand and it instills confidence in my small business.

AFTER Branding that includes binder spine, CD cover, an ad, email newsletter, identity, web, and Twitter pages

If you would like the confidence that professional branding can bring to your business I am ready to help. We offer a Free consultation to help you see the possibilities!