Just finished working on the first concept for the 2018 Breckenridge Oktoberfest hockey tournament logo. That’s a mouth full. I almost always start with one design concept and present it to the client. As opposed to two or three. That way, even if they hate it, at least we have a frame of reference and some direction to go in. It’s not always necessary to spend an extra hour or ten working on multiple designs. I find that almost all my clients need some sort of starting point before they actually figure out just what they want. However, it’s always nice when they like the first design, definitely makes my job easier.
Just finished working on a hockey logo design for the 2018 Hockey Mountain High tournament in Aspen, CO. We went with a vintage patch style design for this logo. We didn’t want to pound out this design with too much flare. Instead we focused the design around the the big mountain Rockies. Aspens junior hockey program uses a forest green and gold for their team colors so I figure that’s the color palette they’ll go with for this design. Clean and simple tw0-color print. It’s gonna look pretty good on some new tees.
Put together a hockey anchor logo design for Bleed Hockey. This will primarily be used for their social media platforms. Would make for some cool tees in the future though. “It’s a hockey life for me”.
Here is my second attempt at this logo design. The client wasn’t a huge fan of the wire haired dog I used in the first design, which was based off a wire haired pointer. So we used the clients dog for this one. Probably should have thought of that in the first place.
This small start up out of Colorado Springs is going into the dog hiking business. I can’t think of a better time than blasting through the big Rocky Mountains with a trail of pups behind you. Sounds like a good time to me! The client wanted to go after a badge style design so here’s what we came up with. Simple and bold as always. We don’t always put together this many color palettes, but they all just looked so darn good. I’m sure the client is going to have a hard time deciding which to go with. Oh well, hope they dig the design.
Here is a handyman logo design for a new Colorado Springs company. These guys wanted to go after a retro logo design with a bit of hotrod influence. Sort of has that gas monkey feel to it. Here’s what I came up with.
Just got in the business cards we designed for Colorado Springs dentist Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry. We went with a raised spot UV on the front logo, 32pt silk card stock, colored edges and a matte finish. Sharpest looking dentist in town!
Just got in the business cards we designed for Colorado Springs fitness company U.VS.U. We went with a raised spot UV on the front logo, 16pt silk card stock and a matte finish.
Here is a tap house logo design concept for Brewer’s Republic in Colorado Springs. Brewer’s Republic is very selective in the quality of beer they provide to their customers. Being so, I wanted to go after a classier style design. Here’s what I came up with.
We’ve been working with an investing company out of Plano, Texas. They’re restructuring their business and need to promote their bold new ideas. So we’re designing a new investing website for them, here is our first concept. I’m sure there will be plenty of changes to come as we dive a bit deeper into this project. It’s nice to have a first draft though, this gives us a frame of reference as well as a sense of direction.
I always have my clients send me a Word doc with a complete breakdown of the site, including the content for each page. Even then it can be tricky some times to make sense of what the client is actually wanting. So putting together a template in Adobe Illustrator gives us and the client a better idea of what the site is going to look and feel like. We can hammer out all the tweeks rather quickly prior to actually building the site in WordPress. This saves us time and usually a headache or two.