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show & tell: BananaWho?

Aack! How awesome are these marketing collateral pieces for BananaWho?

BananaWho? promo materials

Jana used WHCC to print those round cards (they’re the 3″ round boutique cards). The best part? They’re totally muti-purpose. One part biz card (with all her contact deets), one part promo card (tons of info on BananaWho? including benefits, pricing and even a little line drawing of the photobooth) and one part total fun. Loved designing ‘em and love seeing them in person!

Jana also printed up a bunch of BananaWho? stickers for some stealth sticker-bombing. Just as adorable and just as fun.

your brand is not your logo

A logo doesn’t sell, it identifies. A logo derives its meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolizes, not the other way around. A logo is less important than the product it signifies; what it means is more important than what it looks like.  ~ Paul Rand

In other words, your brand is NOT your logo. Couldn’t have said it better myself!

For more Paul Rand goodness, visit his site.

design is not decoration

Design is not about making things up. Correct design is a portrayal of reality, a form clearly and exactly expressing a function. Understand the reality, and you’ll understand how to design for it.

In other words, design is not decoration. Couldn’t have said it better myself! Intrigued? Check out John McWade’s full post on the nuts.com visual identity and packaging makeover over at Before & After Design, right here.

Heather Brulez Photography

Heather Brulez came to me as a referral from one of my Kansas City clients (you all know the Solars, right?). And I’m so happy she did! Heather was an absolute delight to work with, and I think we came up with something special for her visual identity.

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The Connection We Share

I was truly proud when Amy Lee chose to work with me to create the visual identity for The Connection We Share. Her story is a touching one, and her mission is profound. Amy creates legacies of love. Through photography and letter writing, her clients create tangible expressions of the loving relationship they share – mother and child, child and mother.

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Keep Calm…

One area I’ve moved into big time over the past year is the design of e-books.

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Darbi G. Photography (2.0)

This is not the first time I’ve worked with Darbi… I did her original logo refresh back waaaaay back in 2009. And then I helped her out with her boudoir photography business, Sugar & Spice in 2010. And I was delighted to help her again in 2012… this time for Darbi G. Photography (2.0). Well, I’m the only only one who calls it 2.0. Darbi just calls it Darbi G.!

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Kids Therapy Made Simple

I’m very pleased to introduce work done for my client Kids Therapy Made Simple, a Los Angeles-based occupational therapy practice created by Dr. Lisa Lewis to provide comprehensive therapeutic services with the goal of helping kids with life… and supporting families through the process.

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Little Cord Art

This project is a delight to introduce – Little Cord Art. The brainchild of Stephanie and Keith Duffy, Little Cord Art creates truly one of a kind artwork from a cross-section of your child’s umbilical cord.

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Rachael Ruffin Photography

I recently had the pleasure of working with Kanasas City’s Rachael Ruffin to re-design her logo and website. She thinks of her work–and her style–as swanky, modern… art! So that’s what drove our design direction.

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