Logos and taglines are the two basic forms of icon used by any business in their branding and marketing. The point is to make them work for you. These are the first two major things to tell the story of you as a business.
Here is the new ‘elements’ – the e-zine – I have decided to give it a slightly new form. Rather than compartmentalizing each edition, I will now combine various strands upon which I am working at any one time and try to throw in a few notes here and there. Please subscribe to it and the other channels mentioned – it is useful for me. There will continue to be a number of resources advertised in its pages where they are available and relevant.
I really enjoy digital publishing. I have had a modicum of a background in traditional publishing, having worked on local and niche publications in the past. As you will have noticed I do enjoy the graphic and the visual. I am not a trained graphic designer, nor a particularly experienced artist or illustrator. I am slightly more than a hobbyist but certainly not a thorough professional. I like to delight my own eyes and hope that I can do the same for others.
on deviant artTop 4 Dos and Don’ts for Beginners While Designing a Website.
steampunk – a pastiche – a hybridiized design style, the Victorian or at the very least retro or vintage, combined with technological ideas and objects, the modern spliced with the vintage
my designs and av art here are not strictly steampunk, but something with a hint of such, a nod, a wave of the pipe in such a direction
more on deviant art
I do have a taste for something with a hint of grunge, a moment of the distressed but still has vibrant colour.
and here a new friend who has a real service
Every business can do with a little help here and there. We would like to give you that help – nothing fancy, just some honest reductions. We can help almost any business … no selling ice to eskimos, or baseball to Americans …
We can give you that little extra as the New Year approaches and then begins -
- business video ,creation, it is now well within the reach of the small business
- digital publishing, e-books and presentations designed and written with craft
- social media content, from facebook headers to animations, podcasts and graphic design
- a branding work up, a real brand landscape, images, icons, taglines, brand story threads
- help with the current website or a completely new one, designed to suit
Take a look at the ‘offers’ page
To add to all of the above here are a few freebies:
Here we have a few new free downloads – part of a collection I am calling ‘dirty boxes’. There will be new products using these and similar very soon. Below new uploads in the elements series of style books and portfolios.
a few more bits and pieces of graphics and illustration, the imagination running in idle moments
Here are a few resources for you – digital publishing and print – for your business. Let us know if there are any other bits and pieces that may be of use. We design and provide resources for businesses of all sorts and in almost all media – print, digital publishing, video, social media content …