Notes from the Studio

Why Does a Logo Cost More Than $50?

Logo design pricing can be a frustrating subject for designers and clients alike. To a designer, it’s obvious that a logo should cost more than $50 or $100. So why is this not obvious to the client as well? The reason why is quite simple. Go to your search engine and look for “logo design”. Chances are you’ll get something that looks like this: Custom logo designs for $50, $100, $149. No wonder a client will expect to get a similar figure when they receive an estimate. This is the first thing they see! But a logo should not cost … Keep Reading»

CD Covers for Inspiration

After my previous post on Pomplamoose’s Telephone Cover, I decided to put together a few of my favorite CD covers just as a bit of inspiration. There’s a lot with bright colors, others with sketches or illustrations, some ornate and some simpler ones. There’s a little bit of everything here… Which CD covers would you add? Of course there are sooo many great covers out there, but these are the ones that caught my eye today. Feel free to suggest your own favorites!

Pomplamoose’s “Telephone” Cover

Music Monday kids! I know this isn’t exactly design related, but I really love Pomplamoose and their cover of LadyGaga’s Telephone. Just thought I’d throw out some upbeat music to get us through this gray day. Hope you enjoy it!

Packaging Inspiration from The Dieline

Amazing packaging as always! I know I’ve said this before but I LOVE browsing The Dieline. I was working on a package today for baked goods and was looking to pump up my creative juices. I’ve gathered some of the food packaging, that caught my eye. Needless to say, inspiration was found and I just had to share some of these. Hope you like them! Belvedere baked goods by Lucia Picerno Fruto Seco packaging by SeriesNemo Botanical Bakery by DBD International Kotton Dark Ale by Dreamerworx Heinz Tomato Range by Cowan Design London Magnum Gold?! by 1HQ Brand Design So … Keep Reading»

Happy Blogging: Suggestions for Your Design Blogroll

I’ve been on the lookout for cool blogs lately. Well, more so than usual I would say, I’m always keeping an eye out for new and interesting blogs. I have been bookmarking them on my Xerpi, and slowly -very slowly- been adding them to my blogroll. Here are my latest additions with some examples of the posts that caught my attention. Hopefully you’ll find some of these interesting, if so, make sure to subscribe to them! Creative Opera Creative Opera is a blog for new designers, aspiring designers, and anyone who has a passion for design. I want Creative Opera … Keep Reading»

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