Tag Archives: logo design

Fresh Company Name Seeks Spicy New Logo: Oregon Coast Wasabi

31 Jan

Recently my friend Steven contacted me when his client Oregon Coast Wasabi opted to change their name. They were in need of a wordmark solution to update their site and to use across social media in the form of icons and banners. Once those was delivered, I was tapped to design an accompanying set of gift certificates just in time for the holiday season. Curious to see how it all might work together, I whipped up a business card design just for fun.

Did you know water-grown wasabi was farmed right on the Oregon Coast? Neither did I! Be sure to try it out at a spot near you!

*As always, click on the mosaic for a slideshow of larger images.

Sneak Peek: Logo and Rebranding Project

18 Feb

Usher Financial Group Logo Design Rebrand

Here’s a peek at a recently completed logo that was part of an overall company rebranding project. The logo is finalized and we’re in the final stages of getting the collateral produced. Stay tuned for pics and the whole story!

Just Another WordPress Site

11 Nov

Ideate Software Web Site Design

Here’s a web site I designed for the WordPress platform for a 3rd party architectural software developer.

Additional Info:
In-House Project Client(s): Owner/CEO, Sales Director, Marketing Director, Operations Manager, Director of Software Development
Also Worked With: Web Developer, Copywriter, Software Engineers
Responsibilities Included: brainstorming, research, logo design, site layout and design, icon design, brand alignment, stock photo sourcing and purchasing

We Have a Winner! Letterpress Business Cards

1 Aug

A couple of summers ago (yes, still a bit behind around here) Oh So Beautiful Paper and Moontree Letterpress hosted a contest. I believe it was each week and I held out entering until the prize was the one I really wanted – business cards. Call it what you will – strategy, confidence, hopefulness… Wouldn’t you know it, I won! Rebecca sent me a lovely, congratulatory email and a link to the calling card options I could choose from. Somehow I worked up my courage to humbly ask if, as a designer, we could take a shot at using my own design. She graciously agreed with my acknowledgment that parameters were one color, no bleeds but also that I had never designed for letterpress. I had questions about a couple of things (type size limitations, those rumors about floods of color – I for one like the saltiness) and she responded with advice and assurances. In the end I not only came away with a beautiful (and fortuitous) prize, but also with new found knowledge. Definitely a triumph!

*As always, click on the mosaic for a slideshow of larger images.

Oooh! Shiny! (Focus! My, What Pretty Product You Proffer!)

12 Jul


An entrepreneur delves into the marketplace presenting beautiful, proudly hand-crafted jewelry and keepsakes bearing a moniker influenced by delicate, sophisticated, gold treasures. The descriptive and visual leave-behind with accompanying logo convey the distinctive flavor these pieces lend to an occasion and its memories.

Silla product photography by the always fantastic Renko Studio

*As always, click on the mosaic for a slideshow of larger images.

Project: What Would Vincent Do?

26 Jul


“Cobalt [blue] is a divine colour and there is nothing so beautiful for putting atmosphere around things…” —Vincent Van Gogh

An in-house design department is christened “Kobalt” and tasked with creating a brand and collateral, launching a logo competition among the designers. Several weeks, countless designs and critiques later, this one was crowned the winner by the company owner.

Van Gogh quote found over here.

*As always, click on the mosaic for a slideshow of larger images.

Project: Show Me the Way

28 Jun


Two partners strike out to form their own firm, its namesake the definition of guidance along an occasionally challenging course. Collateral pieces provide clients with an enlightening description and a consistent visual voice along the financial path.

*As always, click on the mosaic for a slideshow of larger images.