Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Etsy ad campaign

I have decided to try some advertising for my Etsy shop. I would really love to sell more work and reach out to a bigger audience. I am trying a new thing, blog ads. I thought I would give it whirl.

This ad will be on the Dainty Squid blog next month. I wanted an ad that was whimsical much like the blog and the other ads. I really like the look and feel of this blog

This ad will be on the Seabird Blog. I found this blog through Windshield Diaries and was intrigued.

And this last ad will be on the fun blog Windshield Diaries. I have recently discovered this blog and was able to reserve a bigger sponsor space. I am very excited.

I will report back to let you know if it all worked out. I hope February will be fruitful! Wish me luck

Monday, January 17, 2011

Kadre Health, the last

The final logo. I made some color changes and text changes to the logo. Presto the logo is completed. I used the font Century Old Style and News Gothic for the smaller text on the bottom.

The next round and getting close to the Top final logo. I took off the oval around the logo and put a circle around the stethoscope instead of the whole logo. I also played around with the color of the text and making the text bolder and a little bit bigger. The logo will be used on a sign for the business location.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Kadre Health The Next Step

This is the second round of Kadre Health logo design. I added in a small version on the bottom right to give an example on how the logo looks at a smaller size. The design is based on number 9 of the original set of designs. My client wanted to try some different color combinations using red, royal and navy blue. This design take a turn which, will be posted soon. It is always interesting how logos can evolve.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Color Index, A wonderful color tool

Color Index by Jim Krause.
I love this tool for picking colors that go well together. The book suggests color combinations for two, three, and four color palettes. The combinations run the gamut from modern, art deco, intense, earth tones, etc... There is also a section showing colors and how they look with black and grays. I look at this book often to get ideas on color combos for my design work especially logo designing.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Newest Postcard Design

Overnight prints was having a sale on postcards. I felt it was time to design a new postcard for my photography. This is the time of year catch up on these things. I also, wanted to add my etsy shop and just update my image a little for 2011. I can't wait to see them.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Logo Design - Kadre Health

This is my first pass at a logo design for Kadre. My client is pretty open to colors, ideas, and fonts. That can be a fun challenge. It really makes you think about what a health care logo should look like. I also have to be careful not to design something that copies another health care company logo. There are so many companies out there. It can be tricky.

I am about to start a second round soon. I will post the next round

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Graphic Housewares, huset

Top: Lisa Bengtsson Between Us Women Plates, Middle: Maria Dahlgren Helsinki Tray. Bottom: Formverket Pom Pom Cutting board designed by  Barbro Tryberg Boberg 

Recently, I stumbled upon this ecomerce site. I love the graphic quality of these housewares. They have a fun retro but, modern feel. The huset shop site has oodles of fun things to look at from dining to clothing. I like the sites creative photography of the items for sale. It gives you a sense on how you would use a product you ordered. 

I also appreciate that they highlight the designer of each item by using thier name in the description of each item. The site features over 60 scandinavian designers and seeks out new emerging designers. You can learn more about the designers on the site in the bio section. Fun stuff

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Year of The Rabbit 2011

1. Personalized Jackalope Cards by Farouche
2. Wall decor by WowWall
3. Year of the Rabbit by Novaryhme

2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. Just for fun, Here is some info if you were born in the Year of the Rabbit.

These are some of my graphic finds I stumbled upon on Etsy. Happy New Year