Realtor Prisha Brown wanted a logo that reflected her creative passions and a spirit of Bohemian wanderlust. In addition to being a Willamette Valley Realtor, Prisha is a jewelry designer and textile artist. Examples of her work can be seen here on Etsy. Her delicate wirework is subtly referenced in the “PB” monogram in the middle of the logo, and the geometric design is a nod to textiles that we both love, namely Pendleton-inspired weaves. A pop of teal finished off the logo and made her design stand out among other Valley realtors!
What I enjoyed most about working with Prisha was seeing the different ways she incorporated her logo into tangible products that promoted her brand, such as leather key tags for new homeowners! Photos courtesy Prisha Brown, Realtor
Chiropractic duo Drs. Wilson and Aptecker had a definite idea of how they wanted their new logo to look and feel: they’d seen fabulous Art Deco designs in Cuba and Miami and wanted their branding to reflect the same. Coupled with eclectic, tropical colors and vibrant but classy lines, I worked with both doctors to get the perfect icon paired with clean and legible geometric typography.
Mother-and-daughter real estate team The Fahy Real Estate Professionals use a variety of printed media to clarify the sometimes-complicated process of buying and selling a home. This introductory trifold brochure welcomes clients and gives an overview of the Fahy’s successful approach at making the entire process a low-stress, detail-oriented process. Full color photographs were provided by Marks in Time photography (www.marksintimephotography.net).
An eight-month collaboration with the Albany Regional Museum and the Specialty Metals Team, this interpretive display highlights the incredible timeline of the specialty metals (Zirconium, Titanium, and Niobium) history and its establishment in Albany. Team members were Mark Siddall (industry pioneer in superconducting niobium), Steve Anderson, who assisted with large-scale graphics and historic photos, Dennis Emerson (project leader), and Brian Van Doren, current ATI employee. Specialty Metals banner and logo by Design Point, Inc., of Salem; timeline panels by Rocketship Graphic Design.
Self-published cozy mysteries The Incredible Secrets of Hadley Hill and The Heart of Abshire House feature our cover designs, with a matching cover for the third book, with an anticipated release for Spring of 2019!
These covers relied heavily on the garden imagery and Russian history described in the storyline. We wanted something elegant and striking while still being highly readable across all social media and online storefronts. In the case of Abshire House, actual letters that inspired the book were used as background imagery, adding to the authenticity of the design process.
Author Mindy Bond partnered with Tai Stith and Rocketship Graphic Design on this sixteen-month long project, which included full color illustration, cover design, and page layout for her children’s tale entitled A Tale of Flowering Achievement. Illustrations were made with Prismacolor watercolor pencils, collage, and watercolor, then rendered in Adobe Photoshop. Book layout completed in Adobe Illustrator. Available for purchase on Amazon!
In Willow, Alaska, nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Talkeetna Mountains, there’s a year-round Bible camp that was founded in 1964 . Client Dan Newman wanted to offer guests at North Star Bible Camp the best, freshest coffee available, “…so over the winter of 2014 we built a roaster and with the help of YouTube I taught myself how to roast. It was never our intent to sell coffee, but people kept asking to buy it. So now we sell it.”
In creating the labels, we wanted to do two things: honor the history of the camp, and create a design that suggested classic American summer camp vernacular. We worked with fonts that are close to 1950’s-1960’s era type, as well as type that suggests wooden directional camp signs. Color palettes were drawn from National Park series blankets by Pendleton.
Client Andrea Fahy and her team wanted a custom holiday greeting that conveyed a cozy feeling while inviting friends & family to their open house. We discussed the type of scenery & photography that would embody a chilly winter night, then we created a hand-painted laurel & berry wreath to encircle the typography. Watercolored accents were painted on a super-textured 300 Series Strathmore cold-press paper for a high contrast in texture between the photograph & paint.
Local non-profit organization Albany YoungLife wanted something spectacular for their upcoming fundraiser: a Latin club-themed party, full of music, dancing, and energetic color. To get the proper visual feel for the theme, it was necessary to thoroughly research the Latin club scene from the early 1920’s-1940’s. Finding imagery was a challenge; luckily, there are some surviving examples of postcards/advertisements from that time period. Typography was especially important to the visuals to get the appropriate vintage vibe.
A lot can change in ten years– including how one uses a logo. Owner Kristal Dufour explained the current difficulties she was having placing their ten-year old logo on social media applications. Having a long hyphenated name made it difficult to fit the logo just about anywhere. “I’ve tried stacking it,” she explained. It was time to start anew!
Stating she wanted a logo that was “original, contemporary, and classy,” Kristal stressed that she also desired a logo that looked nothing like other funeral home logos. Taking a cue from our natural surroundings, we focused on a species of tree that grows on the banks of the Willamette River: the Black Cottonwood tree, or populus trichocarpa. Its fragrance dominates spring air, as do the puffs of cotton that float through downtown Albany on hot summer days. On the top of the logo, Cottonwood leaves drape over the typography and point toward gently flowing water. We wanted to suggest a natural cycle; of life, nature, and local significance.
A combination of botanical elements were drawn together as a whole in this tattoo illustration. With a hop vine as the base, several other floral designs were woven amongst the vines, each with their own special meaning. Tattooed by Karissa at Kawbi Tattoo in Salem, Oregon.
Nature photographer Julie Miller wanted a logo that was “unique, adventurous, and inspiring.” We wanted to fulfill her desire for a totally unique and memorable logo. We wanted to subtly suggest adventure, wanderlust, and spending time discovering nature. An icon borrowed from a classic magnetic compass coupled with the classic typeface Futura makes this handsome logo stand out.