As a creative professional who also self-markets, I need to keep up on the latest and greatest in a variety of sectors in order to stay on top of the game. Continual learning and development is important to keep my skills honed as the market is ever-changing. One of the [...]
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In the past, if you wanted to engage in some marketing, you’d take out a full page ad in the paper, or perhaps produce a television commercial, or maybe get a radio spot. Maybe you’d even do all 3, spending thousands of dollars along the way. The great thing about [...]
A talented speaker, motivator, and coach, Louise Reid has finally decided to take the reins herself and run her own consulting company. She needed an upscale, elegant brand to match the company's vision and target market. Branding, Stationery, Social Media pieces, Squarespace website: Done!
Club Insignia for Jennings Furniture
Created a series of promo materials (both for print and social media) to introduce a new supper menu; then revamped their menus to align with the new look. A super fun project!
Following on the heels of my first article in this column, I want to go straight into some practical tips that you can use in your business, like starting today. Most people unfamiliar with Twitter shudder when I mention it. It’s a scary thing; the little tweet button that, once [...]
Running your own business means learning as you go. To that end, I’ve read many books, on varied topics, from self-marketing to design inspiration to colour theory. Some of the most memorable books I’ve read have been written by women. I’ve selected three favourites below and I hope this might [...]
You may have looked around you and thought: how has so-and-so managed to get their business up and running so quickly? Why do they have customers lining up outside their doors? They don’t have a radio spot, they don’t have a two-page spread in the yellow pages, and I have [...]
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Back in 2005 in Ottawa when I launched my graphic design career, I started the usual way: building a portfolio piece by piece by getting work from friends or close colleagues. This makes perfect sense for a novice starting out: you don’t yet have a strong portfolio or network, and [...]
Soon to be hanging at our local coffee place! Featuring the awesome coffee from Las Chicas del Cafe. I was asked to come up with a way to honour both the coffee and the rich family history that accompanies each bean. I created six profiles for their most popular beans, [...]
I get to choose my hours! I don’t have to listen to anyone barking orders at me! I can do what I love, every single day! I can finally be appreciated for my talents and hard work! When you daydream about owning your business, I’ll bet these thoughts swim through [...]
Collaboration between marketing agency, client, and myself Launched on time and on budget 35 page Wordpress Website Rush work on infographic-based annual report
Kanata Food Cupboard The Kanata Food Cupboard was looking for a fresh, energetic new look that still had a nod to its roots and the large volunteer body who has donated countless hours for its cause. My work with Communicarium included a fresh brand, and a multitude of printed [...]
Logo, Signage, Facebook Page, Business Card, Gift Certificates, and Loyalty Cards Outdoor Building Signage Full Logo Design Facebook page customization and setup Print Materials
https://fractaline.ca/ Wordpress Site WooCommerce integrated Created entire boho look-and-feel to complement the product offerings Created a easy platform for the client to add/modify products herself
Created an identity for a funky vintage store, complete with optimized profile pics for various social media platforms. :
Created an approachable, clean identity and web site for a lawyer whose specialty includes dealing with small businesses.
This town keeps growing! And with it, more talent and hard work than ever before! Kate set up her cute space just a few weeks ago, and needed something that was upscale yet comfortable. It was a great collaboration that culminated in a beautiful identity.
One of the best places to eat in our town (seriously. If you haven't gone yet, you are missing out), and one of the loveliest gals to work with! Helena needed a fresh face to her busy restaurant; one that was clean, friendly, and bright. The leaf as an accent [...]
Refresh on an old logo launched last week: a super talented local photographer needed branding that better matched his upscale, unique style. A visually striking typeface set the perfect tone. New printed materials and website refresh on the way!
Glassroots is a new restaurant coming to downtown London this spring, being launched by two lovely, talented people. An earthy, but refined branding strategy will complement the innovative food and cocktail menu.
Branding, Billboard, Business Cards, Brochures, and Facebook Page Support For Hair and Beauty Salon Outdoor Building Signage Full Logo Design Printed Ad Design Facebook page customization and setup Wordpress Website Design and Development Outdoor Billboard Design This logo has been pinned over 200 times on Pinterest! [...]
Multi-level, complex healthcare site made clear and highly navigable. polyclinic.ca Advanced SEO techniques employed to keep the site at the top of Google pages. Google Review: Amanda DeVries Graphic Design 5 stars - "Amanda was a pleasure to work with." Leslie Sole She was not only diligent, completing the website [...]
Branding, Website, Business Cards, Print Advertising, Facebook Page Support For Children's Clothing Store bonanzakidz.com Wordpress Website Design and Development Full Logo Design, including mini style guide Printed Ad Design Facebook page customization and setup