There is something very satisfying about redesign projects. We were contacted recently by Chicago based Quadra Applications & Technology, who were looking for a new logo design. They already had a new website in the works and felt the time was right for a revamp of their identity- their main request was something that looked more professional.
In redesigning a logo it is not uncommon to work from some element of the old logo, whether it be the color palette, style of font or icon. In the case of Quadra we adopted the cube of their original logo, reworking it to encompass a sphere and connective framework. Teamed with a modern open typeface the new logo is much more fitting for the IT market they serve.
and here is the logo on the new website www.quadra-ati.com
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The name of this blog is “The Chicago Web Designer” but that doesn’t mean our clients are all based in Chicago or that we only offer web design.
Take this recent project for example; a logo and business card design for a company based in Belgium.
Web design makes up about 70% of the creative projects we undertake but in the last year alone we have seen projects ranging from icon creation for one of the biggest national banks in America to illustrating a self published book. We are more than happy to work with clients requiring traditional design skills, say for the design of a new logo, business card or brochure, but also never shy away from any creative project. Sometimes a client will call with a report or presentation that needs to look top notch and are looking for our creative input. No project is too small for the Chicago web designer.
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Working to a deadline can be a challenge especially in the design world. The last thing you want is for those creative juices to dry up and the dreaded “creative block” to descend. Fortunately I work really well in a time crunch and when a client called on Wednesday calling himself “Panic Man” saying he needed a logo and business cards for a new business venture by Friday, I assured him it was completely feasible.
He had a really good idea of what he wanted in terms of design and color. I created a range of logo design options and then fine tuned his favorite one.
And here is the finished logo and business card. I also created a stepped up page of business cards so they could be easily printed at somewhere like Kinko’s as a stop gap measure.
So if you are looking to get a logo designed in a hurry give me a call 847-607-8679.
© 2012 Chicago Logo Designer
As a web and graphic designer it is my job to be creative, to come up with new a novel ways of presenting things, to create designs that are visually alluring and engaging.
Well the creative aspect of my job tumbles into my everyday life and there is nothing like this little pop of color on my desk to make me pick up one of these lovely home made pens and start sketching out logo ideas or architectural wire frame details.
© 2011 Chicago web designer
Full image branding is one of my favorite type of projects and I am delighted to be creating brand and marketing materials for a Chicago home remodeling company, Restore North Shore. The project is moving at quite a pace and there is nothing like a deadline to get things moving along. It is energizing.
The project started on Monday this week and by Tuesday at noon the client needed business cards to hand out at an open house. In that short space of time I designed the logo, established the color palette, selected a corporate typeface, designed a business card and got full client approval along the way via our online project progress system. Phew!
There was no time to get the business cards professionally printed so I took a pdf of the file to a Fedex Office (the one here in Lincolnshire IL is great) where they printed it on card stock using a laser printer and I cut the cards down in their store. While they are only temporary the quality was pretty good and plenty got passed out at a very successful open house in Wilmette.
I will be starting work on the web site tomorrow. It will feature lots of before and after photos showcasing the fabulous work of Restore North Shore. Prepare to be blown away.
©: 2011 Chicago Web Designer
A few weeks back I showcased a new logo for Prefix Technologies. The logo has now been seamlessly integrated into their web site.
Switching out an old logo with a new one can sometimes pose a few challenges.
- The footprint is substantially different, wider or taller, and the allotted logo area can’t accommodate.
- Color issues. Too much or too little contrast, color clashes.
- Look and feel – is the look and feel of the logo in keeping with the rest of the site.
In this particular logo switch we had an issue with color contrast as you can see below, the new logo just did not pop against the background.
Adding a dynamic star burst solved the problem.
©: 2010 Chicago Web Designer
I have been working closely with Chicago based Tempel Steel in the reworking of some of their branding elements.
So far we have simplified the logo and created an new look and feel for the business card.2010 © Chicago Web Designer
More and more medical practices recognize the importance of developing a brand image. I have recently been working with St Louis Surgical Consultants in developing a logo and print collateral pieces as well as a web site. The web site is still in the works put the logo, business cards, letterhead and appointment cards are now complete.
2010 © St Louis Web Designer
It’s been pretty hard to have time to post to this blog over the last couple of weeks with a very healthy workload of projects.
Here is one of our recent logo and business card creations for Lava Smith.
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2010 © St Louis Web Designer
Here is one of the latest projects we have been working on; Big River Associates.
Here is the logo and stationery set. A web site is in the works.