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.
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.
We recently ran across an advertisement for FIVERR.com, a site that allows you to pay someone $5 to do just about anything from web design to house cleaning. We thought it would be fun to take one of our current clients and see what $5 could get them for a new logo. While we do all of our designs in house and would never actually use someone elseʻs designs as our own, it was fun to be on the other side of the table!
What did we expect?
Do we only do a logo? Should we read reviews or just go on a whim? How much effort are we going to put in to our description of what we need? What are we selling? What are THEY selling? What do we actually want? How many logos would be given? Etc…..
This list just went on and on although we ended up picking a FIVERR client that had some positive feedback and relatively simple designs. Hereʻs how it went:
What did we get?
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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!
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 …
Itʻs been a wild and crazy year here at A.S. Designs & Services. We have been fortunate to work with great clients around Hawaii and the country this year! Our client base has been from all areas in the world of marketing and design from our new brewery clients to the ventriloquist out of Texas!
The Facebook community has been in uproar since the recent announcement of Facebook’s new Terms and Conditions that will take in effect January 1, 2015. Some of the new updates that have people deleting their Facebook accounts are GPS tracking every user from their mobile devices and sharing users data to third parties from advertising purposes, which by the way they already do now.
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!
What does it all mean???
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?
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. …