I’ve known Shelley from Spincushions for a while, through Etsy, and when I officially struck out on my own she was my first client. Shelley got the full package – new logo, look and feel, branding for social media and online shops, and a brand spanking new self-hosted wordpress blog.
We started off with exchanging ideas and inspiration to get a clear direction for her new look. This phase is so important! It helps the designer focus their energies and assists the client to express their expectations.
New branding for Spincushions
With a relatively long logo it was important to develop small variants for potential avatars, adverts, and so on. Shelley also has a passion for crochet, instigating her own Crochet-along which gained wide popularity through Instagram, Facebook and Ravelry, so we decided to create an icon for her crochet persona ‘In a Spin’ to complement the package.
New Spincushions wordpress blog
One of my favourite things these days is customising the buttons of Facebook business pages. It just looks finished.
Spincushions on Facebook
Shelley now also uses the same profile picture across all her online presences, including Twitter and Instagram, a key point in becoming more recognisable throughout social media! Shelley makes the cutest pincushions, if you sew, or have a lot of pins, or just like checking out cute stuff, go look at her Etsy and MadeIt shops.
Too easy, print it out, be organised!
Right so Christmas is over, we said good-bye to our lovely Christmas tree, almost all the leftover food is gone. Now what? Now it’s time to get organised for 2013! That’s what! It starts in just two days! Yikes! And here’s me without a calendar. Didn’t get one in your stocking either? Well lucky you came here, I have a neat little free printable calendar all set and ready to print. In fact it’s perpetual, so if it’s already March when you see this, no problem! Just start with March and date the sheets from there! Nice.
I clip my pages and hang them on push pins.
In fact I started last November. As you do. I often have to start new diaries or calendars part way through the year, as things take a turn for the busy. This time I can already sense impending busy-ness!
Write the dates in the yellow boxes…
Happy New Year! Now go and get yourself organised!
Download the calendar here.
Please note it is for personal use, but feel free to share it with links back via your blog or Pinterest etc.
The Possum Man website design, bold graphic elements give it impact.
Sometimes a job comes together so easily it’s hard to believe you are doing it right. Designing the website for The Possum Man was one of those jobs! They had no more than a phone number on their old site, so initially this redesign job was just to get more useful content up on the website. During a meeting with Buki of The Possum Man, it soon turned out that the whole website would need to be created from scratch.
New HAS logo and business card
Louise is typical of so many mums, working freelance after having two children made more sense than working in a more structured nine to five office job. Fortunately she is an excellent Heritage Advisory Consultant, with years of experience and an amazingly hard and smart worker, so she has taken the transition in her stride. All she really needed was a start-up package, a brand identity, business card, and a few digital elements to get the ball rolling.
Photo by Rachel Baker of missIsa
Brown paper packages, really is there anything more lovely? The brief for this project was Rachel of missIsa needed a simple but effective packaging design, using her existing logo, that could be adapted to suit a variety of products and be easily produced in a home studio office. Rachel had already done a lot of research into what she wanted, establishing cello bags with toppers as the basis for the packaging design and kraft paper as her material.