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 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?
Why are …
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!
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!
We are always telling our clients that the first step in a successful marketing campaign, both online and in print, starts with a professionally designed logo. Your logo is something that people will identify from a distance, in print, and on promotional items. What we found interesting recently was what Google did with their logo.
Hereʻs how their logo was before:
And this is how they changed it:
Do you see it? Well, youʻre not the only one. We barely noticed the subtle difference in the two but after seeing this image, we were fully clued in:
(Photo by GizModo)
Sometimes a project comes in to the office that we canʻt refuse and recently that was the case!
Mehana Brewing Company and Hawaii Nui Brewing company, owned by DeMare Enterprises, came in to ask if we could help with their new can designs and new website. We jumped at the opportunity and have been working hard since to come up with what we think is some of our best and most fun work.
We recently wrote an article about getting a Masterʻs degree in Social Media which showcased how some colleges across the country are trying to stay up with the growing need for social media professionals. Itʻs interesting to look at what other schools are doing to help use Social Media in the classroom to help the up and coming graduates in ares like digital marketing, business marketing, or even those just interested in using social media as a tool to help them in their current job.
We have put together 10 New Year’s Resolutions that companies SHOULD make to better their digital presence. Much has been said recently about a company’s digital presence and we like to say that a company’s digital presence is like an employee that never sleeps! Here is a list of ten things we suggest to our clients to help them better there digital presence both online and offline for the New Year!
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