New Logo and Identity Design for Developer and Educator Jim Webb

​If you’re looking for a class on web design/development or need a front-end web developer, look up Jim Webb.

Jim and I know each other through mutual friends and colleagues from our days working at the National Geographic Society. Different departments but hey, cool people find each other 🙂

If you’re looking for a class on web design/development or need a front-end web developer, look up Jim Webb.

Jim and I know each other through mutual friends and colleagues from our days working at the National Geographic Society. Different departments but hey, cool people find each other 🙂

Below is the logo and identity we (Rachel and I) designed for Jim earlier this summer. I personally *heart* the green color. Wicked energy.

Logo and identity design for front-end developer and educator, Jim Webb.

Toronto Photographer Zun Lee’s New Logo and Identity

We've been working with Toronto based fine art and street photographer Zun Lee on a logo and identity pieces for the past few months. Here are the results!

Business cards, letterhead, envelopes, logo design

We’ve been working with Toronto based fine art and street photographer Zun Lee on a logo and identity pieces for the past few months. Here are the results!

Above are the unassembled pieces straight from one of our favorite Portland Oregon printers, Brown Printing. The pieces include stickers, letterhead, flat note card, coordinating envelopes and business cards.

Overview of Identity Designs for Zun Lee

Here are the pieces assembled. The sticker wraps around the die cut in both the letterhead and the business cards.

Close up of identity design for photographer Zun Lee

And a detail of Zun’s business cards. The business cards were letterpress printed.

Zun and I have “being Korean” in common and it has been a great collaboration. I think he might enjoy laughing as much as I do!

Give Rachel a round of applause for her excellent work, too!

Next up: A brand spankin’ new website for Zun. Stay tuned.

Letterpress Business Cards for Code72

John Knotts of Code72 was kind enough to send me some samples (thanks John!) of the business cards I designed for him.

They were printed and shipped to him a week ago and my samples just arrived today! I was dying to see them.

I designed the logo and we made a bit of a mad dash to get a portion of his website (still in progress) up and his cards printed in time for the ExpressionEngine CodeIgnitor Conference 2010 in San Francisco.

Code72 Letterpress business cards

Letterpress Business Cards Detail

The cards are 2×2 inches square and letterpress printed on 220# Crane’s Lettra Pearl White paper; two colors, PMS 3015 and Black.

Kevin Cox of Jazyrain Letterpress printed them and I think he did a beautiful job. If you are a professional designer looking for a letterpress printer, I highly recommend Kevin. He is slowly shifting his business to print for independent designers and design studios.

Let him know I sent you!

Who Said Branding is Just a Nice Letterhead?

For anyone who thinks branding and marketing is “just all about the work”, read this quick post (The First Law of Self-Promotion) by A Photo Editor. He links to No Plastic Sleeves (an excellent companion website to the book — coming Feb 2010 — about designers’ and photographers’ portfolios) and highlights some key quotes.

As a former magazine art director, I’ve seen everything as well and trust me, it really isn’t “just all about the work”.

I’m working with The Marketing Mentor on fine-tuning my audience and its a wonderful discovery process. Even though I feel successful with where my business is right now I recognized I need some help. So far, the money I’m investing is paying off and this is only week 3!

The best part: My right brain is full of ideas and with a mentor I feel more confident about developing and having the tools to execute using my left brain.

If you need help, seek it. DIY, IMHO, can be successful and rewarding but most of the time I’ve found it to be a huge time suck. In this economy, I’d rather spend my time working on my business; paying another entrepreneur what they are worth to help me market and help my clients is worth the investment.

CoinOp features Elisabet Jewelry Business Cards

The business cards I designed for Karin Anderson of Elisabet: Artisan Jewelry were just featured on Pinball Publishing’s Graphic Culture catalog, CoinOp!

The business cards I designed for Karin Anderson of Elisabet: Artisan Jewelry were just featured on Pinball Publishing’s Graphic Culture catalog, CoinOp!

For her cards we used three PMS colors: PMS 5503 U, PMS 410 U and PMS 5493 U. Initially I had thought about going with only two colors but we needed to add the third deeper blue for readability and it gave the card some depth and variety.

It’s nice to be featured in great company (I love Tumbleweed!) and can’t wait to hold them in my hands and see for myself!

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Letterpress Business Cards for Mike Davis

They arrived this afternoon.

My husband needed business cards so we decided to ping Leslie Topness who was offering the letterpress special I shared with you a few weeks ago and get some cards printed.

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Keeping it simple and to-the-point was a goal. They came out beautifully. (Thank you Leslie…)

The typeface is Musee by Dino dos Santos of DSTYPE Foundry.

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Alas, my photo of the impression doesn’t do it justice. (Note to self: Work on that macro depth of field.)

If you are interested, PaperSpecs has a free webinar about the design and production of a letterpress piece with Judith Berliner, owner and founder of Full Circle Press.

Sign up toute suite because space is limited.

Update: Well… Here’s another attempt (below) to share a better detail of the cards. I thought an angle (above) would show the impression better and with the shallow depth-of-field, I guess it turned out to be more of a distraction.

Mike Davis Business Cards Detail

Update No. 2: Just in case there is any confusion, the cards were my design. Leslie was the printer though she also does great design work. And, below is my third attempt (via flatbed scanner) to show a more accurate detail and color. The quality of her printing is really great (I think given I’m not a printer) and my sincerest apologies for doing a rush job on the above photos. Lesson learned.

Mike Davis Letterpress business card detail