A Logo With Heart

Rachael had a vision of her logo and some great sketches worked out, but needed to get it into a digital format...that's where I came in. She sent me a scan of her sketches and I recreated them in Illustrator for her to see. From there we tweaked the one she liked and here is her final logo.

If you're looking for a photographer and you live around Spring, Texas, give Rachael a call!

Rachael - You were a joy to work with. I wish you all the best with your business!

Bazil Christmas Card

Front of 4x9 2-sided card

Back of 4x9 2-sided card

The Countdown Is On!

Have you thought about your Christmas Cards yet? If not, perhaps you should!

I do custom Christmas / Holiday card designs for businesses or families. (Pre-designed templates are also available to choose from.) I can work with you directly, or your photographer. All you need to do is send your staff photo, family photo, or snapshot of the kiddos; pick out your template; and the info you'd like on your card and let me do all the work for you.

A variety of sizes available, including 5x7 2-sided or bi-fold, 4x5.5 2-sided or bi-fold, 5x5 flat or tri-fold, or 4x5.5 accordion (with 8 panels). All cards are printed on beautiful, high quality stock with your choice of gloss, watercolor, or pearl papers.
Are you a photographer? I can help design cards, with your logo and contact information tactfully on the back, for your clients too! (Limited number of photographers slot available, so e-mail me today!)

Contact me for pricing and availability!

Refresh - Renew - Rejoice

I had the pleasure of working with Gayle on the logo for the Ontario Christian School annual auction for the second year in a row. This year's theme was Refresh ~ Renew ~ Rejoice...here's the final design.

Gayle - it was a pleasure working, again, with you and OCS. Hope the auction raises lots of money for the school...See you again next year!

A Fun, Funky Tweak

Megan had her basic design down, but could quite finish the logo. She sent it to me to tweak just a bit. Here's what we came up with.

All Is Well...

Diane was looking for a logo that portrayed help, hope, healing, peace, and tranquility. She wanted the logo to be eye catching but still professional. This logo has taken several different routes over the course of the design, but we finally decided on this one. Bright and bold, eye-catching colors with a wave design in the symbol.

If you're in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area and looking for a personal emotion coach, give Diane Lau a call at 918.520.3815

A Cotton-Pickin' Good Logo!

...pun intended!

Jennifer was looking for a logo that was able to incorporate her farm background with her fun, fresh, outdoor photography style.

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If you're in the Waverly Virginia area, look Jennifer up and get a fresh, new take on your family portraits!

Ladies' Christmas Tea Tickets

Pink is the New Orange!

Why has ORANGE Gecko gone PINK?
The "Pink for October" campaign is about blog and website owners showing their support for breast cancer awareness by turning our sites pink for the month of October. So, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I've gone P-I-N-K!

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 40,170 women are expected to die from the disease in 2009 alone. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of early breast cancer detection. For more information, click here!

Bubblegum, bubblegum in a dish...

...how many pieces do you wish?

Just one if you're thinking of this sweet, snazzy logo.

If you're near Fate, Texas and looking for a photographer, be sure to check out Suzie at Bubblegum Snapshots for some sweet portraits! Call her at 469.767.5191 or visit her online!

A Treat That's Sweet!

Embellish your designs with a sweet little candy corn or two!

The graphic above shows two different candy corns that you can get in a fully-editable, layered psd file and as a PhotoShop brush (containing the brush for all three colors as well as the outline.)

We all wear many hats

Tova contacted me about designing a logo to for her business that would be suitable for using on tags of her hats and accessories as well. Once we got the style down, it was just a matter of nailing down the colors. She was looking for something bright and fun. She also had me work on a version that just has blue colors.

Say It In An Ad!

Sarah wanted to send one last note of thanks to all her clients and asked me to design a small ad to be printed in a local publication.

Your ad can attract new customers, new prospects and leads, and encourage existing customers to spend more on your product or service. It can build credibility, establish and maintain your "brand" or unique business identity, and enhance your reputation.

One purpose in advertising is to inform or remind customers and prospects of the benefits your business has to offer them. Advertising will not guarantee quick sales for your product or service by itself, but it will get you noticed, if you do it right. Let me design an ad for your business!

just for fun...

this sweet set of colors caught my eye and I just had to share it. Very fresh, very clean, very fun!

Rockin' for TAPS!

Meet Maddox. Maddox has been at TAPS for about 6 months. He is a 4 year old tri-color hound mix who is always glad to see you and greets you with a wag and a smile.

I had the privilege last night of photographing the Rockin' for TAPS fundraiser event at the Pekin Boat Club. Maddox and several of his friends were there visiting with the public.

Tazewell Animal Protective Society (TAPS) Animal Adoption Center and Shelter is a no-kill shelter that gives dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens a home until permanent homes can be found. If you're looking for a new pet, please be sure to check out all the dogs and cats that are staying at TAPS!

A bird does not sing because it has an answer...

...It sings because it has a song. - Chinese Proverb

Sarah Ra'anan had me design her original logo just over two years ago...since then, I've worked with her many times on templates for cards and storyboards. Over the years, her business has grown and her style has changed. With an upcoming move for her family as well as her business, she decided that now was the perfect time to revamp her logo.

I also worked up this little divider with her initials that she will be using to separate her posts as well as as her header.

Sarah - Thank you for being such an awesome client over the past couple years. I wish you and your family the best and hope that your move goes smoothly. I look forward to doing business with you again once you're all settled!

A Logo That's Right On The "Dot"!

Lisa Aden contacted me to design a logo for her photography business. She was looking for something that was simple but classy.

Contact Lisa if you're looking for someone in the Doniphan, Missouri area to capture your special moments!

A rose is a rose...

...is a rose is a rose. - Gertrude Stein

If you're just starting out, ready to take the next step and get a logo, tired of your old logo, or just wanting something a bit more fresh, I can help you out!

Let me design a new logo for your business, freshen up your current logo, or, if you don't have time to wait for a design, get a quick fix by picking a logo concept that wasn't used by a previous client.

Look for this logo, as well as other great unclaimed logo designs, available in my swept up logo gallery!

Another Logo...With Style, Of Course!

April -
Thanks for being such a joy to work with. I wish you the best in your photography and hope we can work together again in the future!

If you're in New Jersey and in the Ocean or Monmouth County areas, give April a call at 908.810.3191 for your photography needs!

A Logo That's Got Game!

Cheryl contacted me about designing a logo for their sports photography business. They needed something versatile enough to use on everything from table banners to t-shirts to business cards and forms.

Want to be a 'Hip' Mommy?

Want a quick way to get your information to other moms? Try a Mommy Card!

Filled with basic contact information as well as allergies, emergency numbers, address, or any other information that you think others might want to know about you and your family.

Order your Mommy Cards today and start planning some playdates for the summer!

Wedding Programs

Logos To Suit Every Need...

Kelly took advantage of one of my Swept Up Logos.

Swept Up Logos are logo designs that were concept ideas for other people, but they weren't chosen as the final logo. For a discounted price, these logos can be customized to be your very own. If you don't have the money to spend on a new logo design or the time to wait for one to be designed, check out the Swept Up Logo gallery to see if one of these designs fits your needs.

Spring is in the air!

Andrea contacted me because she needed her blog redesigned. While working on her blog, she also decided she needed a new logo to go along with it. What a perfect way to kick off the spring season, a fresh, new logo.