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This was a branding package done for Gayle of Pickering Design. We explored many many options with Gayle in her branding and it all came down to art deco styling. This project was a collaborative effort between myself and one of my good friends and freelancer Linsey Bair. Linsey presented the base design that turned into the final branding work for Gayle and then we refined it and adjusted from there. One thing that really stuck with me on this project was the color choices that Gayle made. I have a REALLY hard time mixing warm and cool colors, especially when they are in the same family. Gayle knew what she was doing and insisted on the blue, lavender with coral combination and I was utterly amazed when they finally came off press. In addition to Gayle’s branding, we developed design out …

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Online eCommerce for the indie artisian, part 1 by Dingbat Press. The online Etsy Store. I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately about the launch of our self-hosted shop. While I’m no eCommerce web programmer guru, we’ve set up a few shops for ourselves and other indie sellers and are starting to get the hang of things regarding pros and cons. This series will give you a run down between joint hosting with another marketplace provider (Etsy, Storenvy, ArtFire, BigCartel and other smaller online marketplaces) vs. taking the big leap and self-hosting your shop. This post is going to focus on Etsy, since most, if not all of you are familiar with it. Etsy, the online marketplace for indie artisians holds probably the largest market share for online hosted storefronts. It’s the go-to for easy start-up selling, and is often referred …

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I have to say, I LOVE my clients. Anna & Jason were no exception. I’ve been working on their branding, blog design and business cards during the 3rd quarter of 2010 and am finally getting around to blogging about the finished letterpress printed piece. Below are some of the explorations from their branding package regarding logo alternates, business card layouts and condensed exploration of their initials. Anna & Jason were looking for refined, minimalist and something with a pop of color. Their style was amazing, and designing for them was challenging and rewarding. Every time I felt stumped, we’d have a phone call and get down to business regarding where design was going and what tweaks needed to be made. In the end I’m really proud to say that this is another of my favorites. Letterpress printed business cards – 2/2. I …

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Hey guys and dolls – it’s been insane around here with sick children, anniversaries, getting ready for Halloween and obviously lots of work. You may remember Abby’s business cards that we designed and letterpress printed early last spring. We’ve continued to help Abby develop her brand with A6 notes, and now with elements to customize her blog where a majority of her current portfolio lies. Based in the DC area, Abby has a great eye and really captures her subjects beautifully. With the blog she had indicated wanting to take her brand in a softer direction, as she is currently working back into offering traditional film services along with her digital photography services. We were looking for a perfect meld of subtleness, but with her trademark hot pink still peeking through. Drop by Abby’s blog and see the design along with her …

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