Check out the latest web design & development project from Destination Graphic!
Pop Culture Beast got itself a new website - have a look!
Pop Culture Beast is an independent entertainment review blog based in Los Angeles. Founder and head editor Garon Cockrell launched a Kickstarter Campaign this past spring to raise money to fund a full redesign of the site he created back in 2007.
I had the honor to redesign the site from scratch, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Please go take a look and share it with those you know. This is a great resource for reviews, entertainment news and opinion.
Be on the lookout for FLYJOY in the coming months and into 2015!
Fresh off a complete rebranding exercise, this company is aiming to take its nutrition bars to new heights.
With new packaging design and logo, marketing materials and an upcoming website, FLYJOY has the tools it needs to bring its 6 different varities of bars to supermarkets and shops around the country. So stay tuned! More to come from these guys soon.
A brand new website by Destination Graphic is in the works, but for now, please visit them on the web!
The Spark Creative in Sioux Center, Iowa is a brand new co-working/creative studio, and I had the pleasure of designing their logo and upcoming promotional materials.
With their Grand Opening happening August 15, 2014, you can visit them on the web right here.
So if you’re in the Siouxland area, and you’re a freelancer like me – this is a great place to take full advantage of. Check them out! And if your own business is in need of a refreshed logo, a new look, or updated/fresh marketing materials, please send me a message or give me a call!
HOW CAN DESTINATION GRAPHIC MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR BUSINESS?
PRINT & LAYOUT
SHIRTS & STUFF
Branding is so much more than a logo. It's the voice that drives your business and moves it forward.
BRANDING & PRINT
Good design and successful marketing begins with a strong brand. Branding is much more than just a logo and a few colors – it is the set of core values and the voice of your business. These values can then transform into a visual representation of your company.
A logo is the most obvious element of branding, and it is the face of your organization to your customers. Beyond the logo however, comes standards and direction in how to use it and all the branded elements around it – to ensure the integrity of the brand. I’ll work alongside you to create strong brand standards and engaging visuals that best represent your company and its mission to your customers.
Even in the world of the web, traditional print provides a tangible experience for your customers that a digital offering simply cannot do in the same way. Informational brochures, promotional flyers and sales sheets – handing a printed product to your customer can make a lasting impact.
Whether its thumbing through a product catalog, holding a playbill before a show, or seeing a standout event poster, print material gives your brand the promise of real engagement from your customers or potential clients.
Print can bring your brand to life, and give it an existence outside of a screen. The options are endless.
With print comes layout. Custom company manuals, daily readers and book layouts still have a firm place in our every day lives. Good layout design improves reader engagement and readability.
A block of text without character or style is not begging to be read. Just as a website won’t be visited simply because it exists, a printed piece won’t be read unless it looks appealing and interesting to the reader. A good print layout is good marketing.
Make people want to read what you have to say.
DESIGN WITH WORDPRESS
Bringing your brand to the web is a must. With web development built on the power of WordPress, the sky is the limit with what you can do to bring your message and products to your customers all over the world.
From concept to launch, and extended maintenance and hosting plans, Destination Graphic can take your brand to the ends of the Earth with sleek design, attention to functionality and detail, and all the bells and whistles you can think of.
Need more? A secure site? A site with multiple users? A custom blog? You name it, we can make it happen.
Social Media integration is a must to get your customers engaged and coming back for more.
The web development process includes options to fully integrate your content into a variety of social media platforms, as well as being built with mobile devices in mind.
We can make a plan and carry it out to bring you the best return on your web investment.
Hello. My Name is Vaughn Donahue – Graphic & Web Designer
If you’ve got a specific idea, I’d love the chance to solve the problem. Whether you’re wanting a new look for your business, a website for your band, or full promotional print layout project – I can take the thing you’re passionate about and turn it into a visual masterpiece.
Every project comes with its own set of problems and requires unique attention. Design is problem solving at its core. We want to take your product or business, and market it right to grow your potential. No project is too big or too small, so let’s get started.
Design always starts with an element of research. Before choosing colors and fonts, we need to dig deep into the details of your business. Who are you trying to reach? What sets you apart from your competitors? What about your current marketing strategy isn’t working? These are the questions we need to answer before a single image is created.
Once we’ve settled on the direction we want to go, it’s time to start making a visual representation of those ideas. From logos to branded color palettes and promotional materials, we will discover the right look for you and your business. This is where your customers get their first impressions, so let’s show them what you’ve got!
Finally, we come to translating your designs and marketing strategies to the web. Built on the powerful WordPress platform, we will represent your company online as it should be seen. Desktop and mobile-ready designs, integrated with social media and other networking tools will help launch your product and give it the legitimacy it deserves.
HAVING A NICE LOGO IS NOT THE SAME AS HAVING A STRATEGY. IT'S ALL IN HOW YOU USE IT.
If you don’t trust your 18-year-old nephew to run your business, you probably shouldn’t hire him to create its public voice and image. You wouldn’t hang a masterpiece in a cheap, plastic frame. In the same way, your livelihood deserves more than a Microsoft Word template or Vistaprint clipart. Don’t just scratch “business cards and […]
Word-of-mouth is not enough. Successful business owners realize that branding isn’t just an extra add-on. It can be the driver of your entire business. Even if you gain customers through word-of-mouth, having a great brand strategy can make those referrals more frequent and easier for customers to make. Word-of-mouth only works if your company comes […]
Some business owners believe their product speaks for itself. The logic goes something like this: If it’s quality, people will recognize it. The marketing will take care of itself. However, we might avoid marketing because we don’t want to appear to be pretentious or proud. We don’t want to talk like somebody we’re not. Here’s the […]
A brand is an expression of a company’s ethos, values, and goals. It unifies your voice and image across a variety of channels—from print to web to product line. Most importantly, an effective brand generates leads, increases sales, and expands markets. Generating leads. Did you know that you can generate irresistible curiosity and interest for […]