Brand Marketing Design

A Look at Designing for Brands

We recently shared with you our re-design labels and logos for Hawaii Nui Brewing and Mehana Brewing Company, as they switched from bottles to cans. Part of that process involved taking the original designs and recreating them with not only less colors to choose from but less space to use.

We thought it would be a great idea to interview Ian, our lead designer and ASDS owner, as to what the process of designing and re-designing for a brand is like.

1. How long have you been branding and designing? What training do you have? 

I have been working professionally in the design and brand marketing field since 2002.  I have a specialized degree in Design & Multimedia from Platt College out of San Diego, California.  I was lucky to land my first job right out of school for a company that worked directly with large agencies and brand managers for large corporate campaigns for likes of Budweiser, Coors Light, Heineken, Coke, Pepsi, …

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A S Designs and Services is on Clutch

A.S. Designs and Services is on Clutch!

What is Clutch you ask?

To put it simply, we identify leading software and professional services firms that deliver results for their clients. We do this through an innovative research process that melds the best of traditional B2B research and newer consumer review services. Our research helps start-ups, mid-market and large enterprises find partners that meet their needs, whether for a one-off project or a long term relationship.

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Hilo Web Design has a NEW Location!

If you hadnʻt already heard, WE MOVED!

2015 has brought many changes to the team at A.S. Designs & Services, the biggest of which is our new office space!  We officially moved-in to our new space on January 19th of 2015 and are all looking forward to this new and exciting chapter at ASDS.

We moved from our awesome location in the Downtown Hilo area to a bigger space closer to the Hilo Puainako Shopping Center.

We  enjoyed our old space for the past 3 years and we couldn’t have had a better experience working with the folks Day-Lum Properties.

Thanks Day-Lum for working with us the past 3 years at the S. Hata Building!

We look forward to seeing you all at our new location!

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Feed Your Dog or Your Employees with Twitter

As a company that does social media marketing for several businesses we are not new to Twitter. However, some of the  things you can actually do with Twitter has thrown us for a loop! For instance, did you know you can use your Twitter account to feed your dog while away at work or out and about? You can also send someone a $5 Starbucks gift card using Twitter, which we think is why Matthew is so adamant about using the platform!

Twitter is a great tool for small business owners to connect with their customers and peers! We use it with all of our clients and find the results are successful when partnered with a professional online marketing program! You can use Twitter to catch up on the latest news from around the world, or as we mentioned before, feed your dog while away!

Check out one of our favorites: Feed Toby! Feed Tobyʻs owner needed a way to, you guessed it, feed Toby!

If you …

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5 Tips for Small Businesses Using Instagram

Most businesses are aware that social media and marketing are now working together as one.  One of the many social media outlets we recommend to our client is Instagram. Instagram, for those of you who donʻt know, is a mobile application that allows you to take pictures, edit them, and post them online for others to see. We thought it would be good to share a few of the tips we share with our clients about having a successful and professional Instagram profile!

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Emoji Mobile iOS App

New Social Network to Use ONLY Emojis

What does it all mean???

According to Hawaii News Now, there is a new social network and mobile instant messaging app (iOs) for the emoji-savvy called of all things, emojli. 

The creators of emojli, Matt Gray and Tom Scott, felt that there was a need for a spam free social network that can potentially cross the language barrier because there is, in fact, no language besides the emojis and they are the only allowable characters.

For those of you not familiar with what an emoji is, check out this article called “5 Things You Need to Know About Emojiʻs.” In the article you can see just how far up the emoji goes, including a petition from the White House for a hotdog emoji!

Would you use an app that used only emojis?

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We <3 BaseCamp: 5 Reasons Why!

BasceCamp is a web-based project management software that we use every day to help us stay organized!

We use it for our projects, both old and new! The functionality allows us to not only track what we are doing, but bring in the client to see where progress is being made! We equate using the software to an email chain, with days and possibly months of back and forth, all spread out and organized for everyone without the hassle of remembering who was supposed to do what and when!

Here is our Top 5 Reasons We Love BaseCamp:

1. Assigning Tasks

As many small business owners know, it is sometimes only you and a few people running your business. If youʻre like us, we are in and out of the office every day working on projects and getting new clients. This system allows everyone to see where we are on a specific project, and even better allows everyone to complete a task and reassign it to another person, while still keeping track of all the progress made. …

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