We are a creative couple with experience in design for film (think Tudors tv series), book design, identity development for eco interior design firm and many more. We are both vegetarian and believe in sustainability.
We are looking to work with people who feel they want their business to be different from their competitors (please feel free to ask us for a consultation on why your visual id should stand out from the rest and what benefits a good visual identity brings to your business). The business image should be noticeable and memorable. But it should be harmonious and not aggressive, it should be artistic if possible. We want to help our clients get connected with their clients through the images, let your customers know your values, your character, your attitude towards your business and your clients.
How can we achieve this difference? First of all, through our artistic education and professional experience, but also through our passion for travel and interest towards people of all nations, history and respect for nature. Through our love and connection to beauty in all its forms.
So, we are in our first year of independent business, we`ve had ups and downs and ups already. We are happy to find this community as it has lots to offer to people who are going their own way!
Hi Webline and Roland!
Thanks for taking the time to comment on the site.
It sounds like it might be a good idea to put something on the front
page, I am thinking to may be change the top banner and add something
more "graphic" to it. Would a banner be a solution?
But other wise I think that to show our work the portfolio page should
do that (somebody suggested that a different gallery display might be
more user friendly).
I wonder if the website with the information it offers (in text) passes
on the message we want to give to the people visiting our site? Our
message is that consistent and well developed visual identity is like
water to a seed in a fertile ground.
Roland, you were asking about the bold, it`s a sort of emphasis on why
a professional visual identity is important (from our experience). Do
you think the bold is confusing and the message in fact is not
No one else has said anything, I`d like to put the question another
way, do you like the web site all together or not? It might be that it
just doesn`t work.
Roland, we will move to a registered domain as soon as we have moved
our selves to our new home We do realise how important it is, and
more flexible... Right now we are really tight, unless a good strong
project comes up and we can commission some one else to take on the web
Thanks again guys. Really appreciate your thoughts.Kate
Good day SuN people!
We are 8 months in to running our own graphic design and illustration
business and wish that we had discovered Startupnation earlier, it is a
really great community with tons of useful information and sincere personal exchanges!
I would like to ask for some feedback on our site from both
professional web designers and other people who might have used or will
use graphic design services.
Our studio is based in a remote location in Estonia, soon moving to
South of France to another remote area! So the main goal of our site is
to get us clients through the web. We need for the site to be effective in getting the customer to trust us from first visit. Of course we hope that they would like to come back again too.Sova Graphics site
First of all, I would like to say that we do not have a domain but a
blog on wordpress, we wonder if this is something that is negative for
our business? At this moment we do not have the finances to build and
host a proper site.
Could you please have a look at the site and tell me whether it looks
professional enough and makes you feel confident that we can do our job?
We used a simplistic template and took time to customized it
ourselves to get the information and feel of the site that we wanted to
share (clean, straightforward and informative, with thought and creativity). We feel that it is easy
to navigate and find necessary information, but what do the users feel
when they are there? Please share your experience!We are happy to provide a bit more insight to get the best out of your critique!Thanking you for your time.Kate & Ludo
Your question is very minimalist. You need to do everything:)
But here is where you should start:
Decide on what clothes you want to sell (style: new, second hand, hand
made, workers clothes, casual and you know the rest;: age group:
toddlers, teenagers etc; gender: homme, femme or both ) and then write
a strong business plan (search on line for examples of business plans
for clothes shops). When you got your business plan go to your local
business board and they will give you further advice and direction.
Writing a good business plan is the key to you getting money for the
start up. Research your target group, competitors and locations well.
When you`ve written your business plan consider having a consultation
with a lawyer to understand the legal side of the business because when
you take a grant or loan you need to be aware of all aspects.
Hi Tolgahan,I read your post, and as Craig had asked, are you looking to find out how much it would cost to get a banner done, or are you thinking how much you should charge when making a banner for some one?If the latter, there are a lot of great posts out there, that should give you an idea how to make your prices. These 2 are most useful. http://www.positivespaceblog.com/archives/what-you-should-ch arge-why-you-should-stick-your-price/ http://freelanceswitch.com/rates/Good luckKate