Other Side Ministries

Amy Brown was starting Other Side Ministries and needed some help here and there — like a portrait of herself. We met and wandered a bit downtown until we had one we liked.

A friend had made her a drawing of a boat with a net. (This is where I am TERRIBLE when it comes to Bible verses, because I think it's referencing an instance of being told to fish from the other side of the boat? You should probs ask Amy. :)

Anyway, she needed the drawing to be in vector (we tweaked it a little, can you see where?) and have some text added.

And then she needed a little help getting the WordPress theme set up for her site.

Now, this isn't because she needed an extra portrait in black and white, but just because I believe, when don't you need an extra portrait in black and white?

LockBox Hair Studio logo and business system

I designed the LockBox logo last summer with Kris sitting next to me, so I just kept clicking through font samples until we were both like "oh, that's nice." And then I found some scissors. Once he supplied me with an image of the building, I found and altered another cutting design for the other window.

Now, the trouble with choosing a "distressed" font is that I had to make a clean version for it to be cut out of vinyl for the windows.

I say "business system" because that's what we called it in Ms. C's class. Back then, a business system would be like a logo, letterhead and maybe envelope design. HA! These days, you need a website, social media icons, Facebook cover page, etc. But people still use business cards:

For the website, I picked a clean template and filled it with LockBox imagery and info:

Build A Better World logo

(Yeah, okay, this post was supposed to be LockBox stuff but that one will take forever and it's this or no update for the whole month!)

This year's Summer Reading theme is Build A Better World. Jaimie needed a one-color design for some stuff the Rainbow City library will get printed. She sent me some sketches of what she had in mind. I said why don't we start with more colors (she can use the full color version on the internet & in stuff she prints in-house) and then pare it down to one?

ETA: here it is on the program bags...

Logos & Layouts

So I'm not doing stellar with the blog updating. How about a periodical roundup? Here's a logo/FB cover/icon for Poetry In Motion. Because I like the sharing the process of how things come to be, these were the requests:

needs a logo and likes very clean, modern lines. Black, Grey and possibly Royal Blue...she originally said Navy.

She liked the idea of incorporating an ink pen. Fonts she likes are Arial, Lucida, and Grande. Fonts she hates are American Typewriter, Apple Chancery, Brush Script.

(You are never in danger of Brush Script or Apple Chancery with me, jsyk. But I do sometimes like the retro appeal of Typewriter fonts, so fair warning!)

This was another option I sent:

Haha, speech bubble, get it? (You get it.)

Rainbow City needed a logo for their recycling program & here is what I sent them:

They ended up using something else so I don't know what the final choice was.

I was stoked that I got to lay out the current issue of the Field Trip Field Guide. When Tami started that project, I wanted to be the one to do it but I was still with the City.

I've recreated some logos in vector, but there's no reason to share those and I did a business card design that it turns out the client wasn't allowed to use, so let's not put that out there. Waiting on a couple of things to be printed in order to share those better and hmmm, Lockbox should get its own post! Next time.

Gabbiano Designs

Karen Owen has been making these great diffuser necklaces for essential oils/perfumes. The problem she found was that people didn't know what they were, so she printed up a description but it was unwieldy for attaching:

So we met to see if I could design something smaller. I suggested a front and back business card size with room to punch a hole in the corner. When looking at her contact info, it was an email address and phone number. I asked her if she'd considered a Facebook page so she'd have somewhere to upload photos of her creations. (So now there is!)

I asked if she had a logo and she showed me these business cards she'd had made:

So I looked for that font and a similar feather and voila!