Project Type: Logo Client: Friends Community Church Women’s Group Challenge: Create a logo a women’s group to represent love and a Christ centered life Solution: For this logo I wanted to do something very graphic and bold yet feminine. I decided to go with a tattoo style and work the cross into the negative space in the center of the heart. The client asked that I add the verse reference around the edge. I used a light font that would help it stand out from the boldness of the heart but would also meld with the feel of the logo.
Project Type: Logo, Coat of Arms Client: Fans For Christ (FFC) Challenge: Create a logo/Coat of Arms to be used on shirts, banners and other promotional materials. I’m a geek and love gaming, sci-fi and fantasy. I found out one of the fandom groups was in the need of a new logo and were doing a contest to find one. I don’t normally enter design contests but I like this fan group and agree with what they are promoting. I also thought it might be fun to create and different than my normal routine.
For Christmas this year I decided to bottle my BBQ rub for family and some friends. I had the logo already so I needed to come up with a label design. I really liked the look of the white flaming Q on a black background. It has a classy, high end feel to it. I thought a high end BBQ look would be cool. Yeah, I know high end, classy and BBQ don’t usually go in the same sentence, but why not? I did some research about labels to get ideas and figure out the look I wanted and settled on one that I thought
I was approached by a small start up company to create some business cards for them. After meeting and talking with the owner it was apparent that they also needed a logo to help brand their web site, business cards and other materials. The company helps other businesses recover from disasters, back up their files and make sure there is a plan in place so a company can keep working even in an emergency. We talked about various images for logos and settled on an abstract safe tumbler. We also talked about what colors to use to represent her company. We went with a deep,
After redesigning my blog and website I needed new business cards. I designed a card I really liked and searched for a printer. The card used a die cut which made it rather cost prohibitive on my limited budget. I remembered a design friend of mine talking about Copy Craft. I contacted them and was surprised at the price they quoted, it was under half of what I could get locally. I sent them my design and had them print the cards. In about two weeks my new cards arrived and I was disappointed, the blankets had not been cleaned properly and left a ghost
I’m taking the plunge and starting to do some freelance on the side. Wow! Who knew there were so many little details you have to do. My plan is to blog about the experience of starting up so others out there can learn and hopefully some of the more experienced freelancers will share their knowledge. The first step in starting out is to brand yourself. No, this does not involve fire and hot irons (though it might be easier). It is coming up with a name for your company. I had thrown around a couple names: Gibbs Grafix, SG Design, Gibbs Design, Grafix Gibbs. I