Websites and Graphic Design from New Orleans
Even a graphic designer admittedly has a hard time describing exactly what a graphic designer does. Add the fact that all graphic designers have a different skill set, and things get even more complicated. In an effort to clarify our capabilities, here's a breakdown of the type of work you can trust I Design to handle for your business:
- WEBSITES: We design, develop and host a wide variety of websites for businesses big and small. We don't force you to use technology that maximizes our profit. We discuss your needs, then build a website that maximizes your investment. And if you need a very complex platform built from scratch that doesn't fit our skill-set, we can advise you on which direction to go in so you don't waste money or time.
- PRINT MARKETING: I Design has a great deal of experience in all types of print media. We fully understand printing processes and how to optimize graphic files for different forms of output. We can creatively handle any kind of print collateral.
- OTHER DIGITAL MARKETING: This category includes work that doesn't fall into the two main categories above. Digital graphics can be used to create almost any type of output in today's digital world. Some of the other digital graphics we do include: Logo design (which can include branding and identity consulting which are not Digital Graphics. Confusing, right?) Custom charts and Infographics Presentations (PowerPoint, Keynote) Social media tiles Signs (could be output on steel, wood, engraved in stone, etc.) Silk screen or embroidery designs (t-shirts, hats, marketing promotional items, etc.) Anything else we can't put in Websites or Print Marketing :) Hope this info helps you understand graphic design, but please contact us if you have questions or if you need more info.
Challenges in design jobs are always welcome and can come from a variety of constraints. This job had challenges, including these criteria:
- Do not use photographs
- Do not cover the windows
- Use the same design on both the large and small busses
To get a feel for the sightlines and surface areas I would be working with, I went to Gray Line tours and took pictures of the busses from all angles and all points of view including from a vehicle.
For the design we went with a simple active/motion layout mostly using elements from the well known Gray Line logo.
The Business Council of New Orleans needed help finding a replacement for the third-party project management platform made available to their members as a collaboration tool. After some meetings, research and evaluations, we both decided that a single tool would not fit their needs and we began discussing a new members-only website.
In the next stage, we met with BCNO staff and members and came up with a straightforward list of functions the new website must perform, along with a few more that would be useful. That led to the creation of our Project Summary that included the following:
- Project Overview
- Member level access control hierarchy
- Summaries of the 3 primary components
1) Online Member Directory
2) Document Repository
3) Event Calendar
- Additional components to be added in a second phase
Soon after we designed and developed the the BCNO Member Portal v 1.0. The invaluable time spent collaborating on the Project Summary provided the clear direction that allowed us to design, develop and deploy the site in a relatively short amount of time without any major changes to the deployment schedule. Proof that planning pays off in deployment and beyond.
Various logo designs for non-profit clients.
his brochure is designed with two "covers" so half can be put in a rack with the Steamboat NATCHEZ cover showing and the other half can be flipped so that the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS cover is showing.
We designed a site for them back in 2011, and we gave that site a facelift in 2017. For the redesign, they wanted an exciting banner on the home page to pique the attention of potential clients. But using photos of their plant, or the molded parts process would have been pretty boring. We discussed some options and they were able to get some really great, engaging images from Metton clients that showed off the advantages of their product.
Classic retro riverboat font with a modern touch. Flowing water sub-hed text. Style guide with graphic elements and patterns that can be used on social media and other digital platforms.
The owner of Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen Restaurant in Berkley, California, saw a CD jacket I designed for a local musician. He loved the cover art so much that he commissioned me to produce a custom piece of art to for his restaurant to add some authenticity to the decor.