Step 1 - Gather Info & Prepare





Before we jump right in and start your design, you'll need to consider some necessary information depending on what designs you need.  Please review and consider the following information.

WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN STYLE?

Whether you're looking for a design for your website or any type of graphic design, choose and make a mental note of a design style that best fits you! The elements of these types of designs can ultimately help me design something you'll LOVE!


SIMPLE:
Simple design composed of geometric patterns, clean lines, and simple frames.

Recommendation: Search through my blogger backgrounds on Scrap-e-Blog for color schemes, geometric patterns and clean lines.

GRAPHIC:
Simple design composed of cartoon-like graphics and text. An istock graphic is required for this type of design.

Requirement: Search for a fun istock graphic to be used as the focal point of the design. You must purchase & email the graphic before a design can be started. The blog look will be designed to coordinate your chosen graphic.

SCRAPBOOK:
Scrapbook feel design composed of numerous layers and embellishments.

Recommendation: Search through my blogger backgrounds on Scrap-e-Blog for color schemes & embellishments that you like.






WANTING A WEBSITE?


1. PURPOSE: What is the purpose of your site? Do you want to provide information, promote a service, sell a product...? The most common purposes would be to make money or share information.

2. TARGET AUDIENCE: Is there a specific group of people that will help you reach your site's purpose? It is helpful to picture the "ideal" person you want to visit your website. Consider their age, sex or interests.


3. CONTENTWhat kind of information will the target audience be looking for on your site? Are they looking for specific information, a particular product or service...?

          -SITE MAP: Start developing a site map, A site map is a list or diagram of all main topic areas of the site, as well as sub-topics. {example} This gives me a guide as to what content will be on the site, and is essential to developing a consistent, easy to understand navigational system.

           -NAVIGATION BAR LINKS: Once you've mapped out your site, please gather the titles for each of your navigation links including all drop down link titles.

          -SOCIAL NETWORK LINKS: If you have social networks that you want linked to your site, please gather the direct url’s to each. Have these ready when you fill out the order form.

4. YOUR WEBSITE: If you do not already have a website, you will need to decide if you'd like to use a free publishing service (such as Blogger) or purchase your own domain name and web hosting. I will go into more detail about this in Step 3.


WANTING A GRAPHIC DESIGN?


1. TARGET AUDIENCE: Consider age range, geographic location, interests and needs.

2. THE MESSAGE: What is the exact message you want to convey? Every kind of graphic design - logos, posters, t-shirts, etc. - needs a message.

3. TECHNICAL INFO: Consider if there are specific dimensions required for your graphic design (i.e. 600x800px). If printing the design, where are you having it printed? Is there an established logo that needs to be incorporated?


Below are some of the services I offer:


DESIGNS FOR YOUR BUSINESS DESIGNS FOR YOU
    
    WEB
    
    LOGO
  • High Res Logo Design
  • High Res Watermark Design
  • Business Card Design
   
    NETWORKING
  • Social Networking icons (see examples)
  • Facebook banner
  • YouTube banner
  • Advertisement image for social networks
    
    BUSINESS EXTRAS
  • T-shirt Graphics
  • Address Labels
  • CD Labels
  • Flyer Design
  • Flyer Design
  • and ANYTHING ELSE you can imagine!





    
    WEB
    
    INVITATIONS
  • Birthday/Party
  • Wedding
  • Graduation
  • Baby Shower
  • Bridal Shower, etc...
    
    GREETING CARDS
  • Holiday (Christmas, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving...etc)
  • Get Well
  • Thank you
  • Anniversary, etc...
    
    ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Baby
  • Wedding
  • Graduation
  • "We're Moving", etc...
    
    OTHER GRAPHICS
  • T-Shirt Graphics
  • Flyers/Postcards
  • Personal Facebook Timeline Covers
  • Tags (for anything)
  • Cupcake Toppers
  • and ANYTHING ELSE you can imagine!