Last week Sarah Knight joined our team for some work experience…
She proved to have some great illustration skills.
This is a character Sarah drew for a youth health brochure, he’s a ‘health elf’:
Sarah also helped do a poster for the local primary school circus performance:
And this great drawing of a dragon to go on a piece of packaging we are working on:
Sarah did this little cartoon to say thanks:
We get pretty busy with work experience visitors at this time of year so if your interested
in joining us get in early! There’s more info on the work experience page of our website.
Best of luck with the rest of your studies Sarah, I’m sure we will see you again sometime
Kim’s haunting, potent and visually arresting exhibition ‘traverse‘ comes to a close this weekend. We thought it time to: share some words used to describe her work, remind you to visit, and say thank-you to all those people who made it over for opening night!
Here’s a pic from the show….
“What Kim’s eloquent, minimal, brooding installation does is hold our attention and ask certain questions of us as human beings”
Dr Marcus Bunyan, Art Blat, read more here…
“There’s definitely a sense of the sublime going on in the work – in that philosophical sense, where the power of nature impacts your emotions.”
Kent Wilson, Gallery Director, Stockroom. read interview here…
“Traverse is a thought provoking visual journey that will stay with you long after leaving the gallery.”
Norma Morton, Editor, Secrets Magazine. read article here…
Come and visit…
When: 8 March till 8 April, 2012
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Here’s a pic of Louiesann’s with her work just after receiving her award:
and here is a better pic of the artwork:
and here is a close up:
We look forward to helping Louiseann create a website for her work and some
other print material to help further her career!
Lousieann is represented by MARS Gallery.
Congratulations to other ‘you are here’ prize winners:
Visit opening night on the stockroom facebook page at here
Check out this short 2min clip by one of our fave artists: erin tappe. In this clip erin discusses her use of wallpaper and silhouettes of various birds.
read more about erin and her work here
feeling thristy? there are 46 free bubblers in melbourne’s CBD…here’s a little map to show you where…
Local artist, writer and activist Patrick Jones popped into our studio last week to scan this updated map of water bubblers in melbourne:
Patricks findings are encouraging: there are now 21 more free places to quench your thirst without a plastic bottle!
Happy drinking everyone
Approaching a graphic designer for the first time can be daunting. Some can appear to speak in a whole new language and if we feel that we are lacking in some way in regards to taste or aesthetic we might be intimidated, on the other hand we may have a clear picture of what outcome we want, but not the words to articulate it.
Like all service providers, there are great designers and ones to steer clear from, some that will appeal and some that won’t.
After almost 20 years in the design business we decided to write our first blog on what to look for in a designer, what to think about before the first meeting and what a good design process might look like.
Firstly, the most important thing for both you and the designer to know is what you want to achieve. If, for example you are getting a brochure designed, are you hoping that it will:
- A raise awareness of your business
- B sell products
- C bring people to your shop
- D bring people to your website
- E change their behaviour, (eg a quit smoking brochure)
Next, who is the reader of your brochure?
- Prospective clients
- Current clients
- Country or metropolitan
- High or low levels of education and income
And, what sorts of messages do you want to communicate?
Oh, and you had better think about your budget!
Choosing your designer
It’s a good idea to ask around about designers and see if you can get a recommendation. It’s also a good idea to meet with more than one designer. You want to make sure that you find someone you can work with and who you trust with the public image of your organisation or cause!
Discuss your ideas, breakthroughs and problems;
your great finds, news and lessons learned.
Bring your lunch, your ideas, creativity
and your sense of humour!
Free discussion & networking event: spread the word!
First Tuesday of the month
12.30pm to 1.30pm
Presented by Noelene Gration
Ascend Public Relations & Communications
Downstairs: 13 Knox Street Daylesford
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408218 954
Thinking about commissioning a logo from a graphic designer? We have come up with a list of questions for you to think about before your first meeting. Work that you do before you meet with the designer will help you to get the most out of your meeting and help your designer get a better idea of what you want. Let us know if you have come up with some other questions that have helped you in the preliminary stages of getting a logo. This should be an exciting time not one that leaves you daunted!
1. Have you chosen and registered a name for your business? A good designer, copywriter or marketer should be able to advise you on a good name
2. Does the name translate well as a web address and is it available? (just google domain name). Remember to write it down so you don’t end up with www.therapist.com!
3. Does your business have a slogan or tag-line? (such as Nike’s Just Do It)
4. Have you thought about what kind of image you want your logo to express? (conservative, environmentally friendly etc.)
5. When you think of the business as a shape what would it be (round, square, oval, triangular)? Or do you want something typographic like Myer?
6. Would you consider the image you are presenting to be fun, serious, professional, modern, traditional?
7. Have you selected colours? What colours are you drawn to?
8. Do you need a logo or something typographic? This can depend on the look you are after, how you are marketing your business and if you need a trade mark.
9. Have you seen the logos of your competitors? Research!
10. What are the demographics of your customers? More Research!!
11. What collateral are you wanting to develop (web, brochure, stationery, products etc)
12. What is the purpose of the logo? Do you need one or will the business name be enough?
Think about it, talk with others, especially those who know your business. This is a chance to be creative and your designer should be able to guide you through the process to a logo that you can quickly identify as yours.
Our next blog will explore logos further, so stay tuned. Take a look at some of our recent logo designs below, or visit our site for more inspiring logo designs.
We are often explaining what a web content management system (CMS) is… Then we found prezi.com, it must be one of the best CMS’s around at the moment. Think of it like power point on steroids! Figured out how to use it and put together this 2 hr presentation yesterday. This is for a lecture at University of Ballarat next monday….Here’s the results:
In this presentation you will learn:
- what a web cms is used for
- how it will help you manage your site
- a history of web content management
- types of cms that you can get built
- some industry terminology
- 3 case studies of different sites using a cms
- what a designer needs to know about a cms