Saturday, October 31, 2009

Taking care of business(es) part3

Business spotlight 3: K.C.Frick photography.

Kelly is a journalistic photographer in the Saint Augustine, Fl area, specializing in engagements/couples, families/children and small weddings.

I've worked with Kelly a few times now on various projects. One of the products she orders is not even advertised on the website- printed CD covers.

Check here out at her website:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Taking care of business(es) part2

Business spotlight 2: Defense Works.

STDO offers a variety of design services. From logos to website banners, from brochures to signs, from business cards to... e-book covers.

Wesley Manko is a Certified Systema Instructor. Through his business, Defense Works, he offers seminars, classes, and e-books.

Visit his website for a free Campus safety report download, or check out his Practical Self-Defense Strategies for Women.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Taking care of business(es) part1

It's inevitable that a graphic designer ends up delving into a variety of projects. While STDO does tend to focus on weddings, I am also available for commercial work.

Spotlight 1:

Beautiful Beginnings is run by Tracy P. She offers
natural childbirth education and certified Bradley doula services for Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. Tracy had a great idea for her logo, two large hearts and a smaller heart inside the mother heart.

If you live in Florida and are looking for an experienced doula, check out Tracy's website.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The October Sale

October's deal of the month is a set of:

1) A white 5.5x4.25 inch card with a polka dot strip
2) A white envelope
3) A printed sticker to match the polka dot strip

The wording and font can be changed to accommodate any event, along with the strip's color.

This offer will be available until October 31st.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Folded Birthday Cards

For this project, one of my customers had a fun idea.

Have you ever heard of the Shel Silverstein? Among other things, he wrote Children books, such as "Where the Sidewalk Ends".

For my customer's son's birthday, she wanted a custom birthday card that was unique. The first part of her idea was to put a poem on the front of the card. The front of the card is simple, set up the same way a "Shel Silverstein" book might be.

A nice simple design... But that isn't all! The inside is a riot of colorful balloons with the birthday message:

Check out what this customer has to say about her order:

"Ordering custom invitations from STDO was the best decision I've made in planning my son's birthday party. Angela was able to provide several proofs for my ideas almost immediately, and was very responsive to requests to change or tweak details of the design. Her communication with me during the process was prompt and informative, and above all, I am absolutely delighted with the quality of the finished product. I have gotten many compliments on them and will definitely be a repeat customer. Thank you, Angela!"

Save the Date: With Humor

Humorous and funny save the dates are always appreciated guests.

Check out this 4.1x2.6 inch design that features toilets. Yes, toilets.

This size is available as either a magnet or a card

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Photostrip save the dates

One of the fun ideas that floats around for wedding save the dates is:

A strip of photographs. It reminds couples of when they hopped into a photo booth and made faces at the camera- goofing around and having fun.

Often people will want to hold up signs with "save" "the" "date" for their photographs. Sometimes this works well, but sometimes, I recommend that the couple have to re-write the words so that they come through nice and clear.

There are a couple of magnet sizes that kind of work for this idea: 2x5.5 and 2x8 inches.

There is a card size that works even better with this idea though- 2.75x8 inches. There is enough room for a nice border around the photographs and some wording in a fun font.

Minimum order quantity for this card size: 75.

Click here to visit the information page for this card size.

This size is not available as a magnet.

Check out what this customer had to say about her order:

"Hi Angie. I received the save the dates a couple of days ago. They are perfect! Thanks for all of your help!"