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Fun little project for Lee from Corley Metalworks who needed a card for their handy work gigs. I decided not to create a logo logo for them because of the personal nature of this kind of work. People hire a handy person based on a referral, or they already know and trust them…people aren’t necessarily sold on the “concept” of this kind of work.
Overly branding a person’s trade or skill can backfire and look forced and exaggerated. The person and the work will speak for themselves…so the design should stay out the way of that process as much as possible.
I’m often a fan of just using a person’s name and title for a sole proprietorship vs coming up with a name for the business. Ultimately the marketing/sales efforts for a small one person shop boil down to personal connections. I wanted the card to be a reflection of Lee the highly capable handy queer minus a slick sales pitch.
I almost always create two sided cards. The front is the “BAM. This is who I am” side, and the back gives the reader the details they need to know. Listing the skills Lee specializes in also gives the reader ideas of all the things that need fixing.
Lee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
My number one goal for this project was to make the poster more readable (see image below for original poster). I needed to use the Boulder County Fair logo and colors, but other than that I had a lot of artistic liberty. Instead of trying to educate the reader on what the fair is I focused on getting interest in coming to the iconic community event. The flatirons are so quintessential to Boulder County–I wanted to include them in the design to speak to the local community nature of the fair. I created a word cloud of the main highlights of the fair to catch the reader’s eye as they cruise by this poster in a storefront window and to mirror the feel of the fair–lots of fun sights, novelties, and activities happening at once.
Prospect New Town is a “New Urbanism” neighborhood in Longmont, Colorado. The Garden Society needed a logo that reflects the feel of the neighborhood that could be used on t-shirts as well as the invitation to the annual garden party.
I made this Vail Ski logo for a 40 year wedding anniversary party that took place in Vail, Colorado. The goal was to make a logo that would be printed on various take home items that the guests would want to re-use. The couple has a long history of skiing together and wanted the logo to reflect skiing and Vail (and be romantic without being too corny). We decided on a design that looked similar to a ski pass. The chairlift illustration was also relevant because part of the weekend celebration included a gondola ride to the top of Vail Mountain. We intentionally left their names off of the design to encourage use of the items the guests were taking home.