Category: Graphic Design

Exploring graphic designs, design principles and art.


SeizerStyle Designs Newsletter: 2014 July

By Nathan Vidal,

Newsletter July 2014

It’s the middle of summer and depending on the type of business you do this could be your slow period or your most hectic period. If it’s your slow period this is a great time to get your marketing geared up for the rest of the year. If it is a busy time for you, ensuring that your website and social media presence is active and updated can help minimize the number of questions you have to answer, freeing you up for other duties.SeizerStyle Designs has been busy this month updating Client Handbooks, monitoring client websites and looking for new partners to do business with.

Updated Client Handbooks

Client HandbooksOur website design clients now have access to a comprehensive guide  to their website resources through our Client Handbooks. These manuals not only explain how your website works but also includes instructions of updating and maintaining your website using the content management system it is created with. We have created Client Handbooks for our new clients and have also updated the Handbooks of current clients to include the latest information. Our Client Handbooks are a great resource for understanding your website and how to utilize it effectively to promote your business and serve your customers. These Handbooks bear the SeizerStyle Designs branding merged with the branding of the client it caters for to signify a unified goal of satisfying our clients’ needs.

More Accurate Metrics on Google Analytics

Google Analytics

We recently noticed some activity by bots on many of our website statistics which skewed some of the metrics  available to our clients on Google Analytics. These bots crawl websites and inflate the bounce rate because they simulate a user visiting a single page then leaving the site. This may seem trivial  but it actually affects how you measure the success of your website search engine optimization. We have put measures in place to exclude these bots and display more realistic metrics in Google Analytics for our clients’ web properties.

Looking for business partners

We continue to look for business partners with complementary services to our website design, graphic design and marketing offerings. These include but are not limited to web hosts, printers and advertising agencies Our goal is to provide the best quality of service to our clients and we are constantly looking for business partners who can help us accomplish this goal. If you think you suit the bill feel free to contact us.

Add us on Skype

SeizerStyle Designs prides itself on being accessible via various forms. Skype LogoFeel free to add us on Skype to contact us via instant message, call or video call. Our Skype username is seizerstyledesigns.

Isle Cloud Summer 2014 Poster

By Nathan Vidal,

Isle Cloud Summer 2014 Poster

Design of the week (July 20 – July 26, 2014)

Poster Isle Cloud Summer 2014

This poster, designed to bring brand awareness to the Isle Cloud web hosting services, provides minimal information teasing the audience to visit the website or contact the company for more information. The Isle Cloud logo is predominantly placed at the top of the poster while contact information is located centrally. Below this are brief descriptions of the benefits of hosting with Isle Cloud. The poster is intentionally simplistic in design to minimize distractions and uses colour to visually separate text.

Isle Cloud is a subsidiary of SeizerStyle Designs and is one  of the web hosting solutions we use for our clients’ websites. For more information about Isle Cloud web hosting visit www.islecloud.com.

 

Order 2015 calendars early

By Nathan Vidal,

Order 2015 Calendars Early

Design of the week (July 13 – July 19, 2014)

Order 2015 Calendars Early

SeizerStyle Designs will be designing customized 2015 calendars throughout the summer of 2014. This is a great opportunity to order your calendars early and avoid the end of year rush. We design calendars based on concepts, photos or the themes that you choose. As this ad suggests you will need to contact us for more details and to explain exactly what you want. You can also explore our graphic design portfolio of calendars for examples of previously designed calendars.

Customized calendars are a great way to keep your business in the minds of customers throughout the year. They are also great at storing personal memories of family members. How will you represent your brand and loved ones in 2015?

Infographic: 5 steps to creating a website

By Nathan Vidal,

5 steps to creating a website

Design of the week (July 6 – July 12, 2014)

Creating A Website Infographic

If you have ever wondered what it takes to create a website this infographic can serve as a guide to the general process. These are 5 of the main steps that SeizerStyle Designs uses when developing client websites. Other steps such as the consultation and the request for a quotation have been left out so that the infographic can be more general rather than specific to a particular business as well as to keep it less technical. Feel free to share with others who would be interested in what it takes to create a website. As always you can contact us for more detailed information.

Client Handbooks

By Nathan Vidal,

Client Handbooks

Design of the week (June 29 – July 5, 2014)

Client Handbooks Our website design clients all receive a Client Handbook which explains the intricacies of their website design plans. It explains how to update the website and provides definitions  of technical terms. The cover of this resource includes the SeizerStyle Designs logo along with the client’s logo. The cover also contains the client’s colors and the SeizerStyle Designs green stripes. This design features the covers of 3 Client Handbooks.

 

Hilly’s Delights Business Card

By Nathan Vidal,

Design of the week (June 22 – 28, 2014)

Hilly's Delights Business Card

Hilly’s Delights busines card advertises tasty treats and snacks that are emphasized by a colorful design which grabs attention. Since the majority of treats sold at this business are frozen or best served cold, the card has a cool blue background. This is contrasted by a yellow background to the top left which represents summer and the hot days when the treats would come in handy. While this card would definitely appeal to children because of its colourful nature it is also designed to attract adults and display the fun and positivity of the business.

 

Ashena’s Acrylic Logo

By Nathan Vidal,

Logo Ashena's Acrylic Featured

Design of the week (June 15 – 21, 2014)

Ashena's Acrylic Logo

This logo represents the business of a skilled nail technician at Ashena’s Acrylic. The logo features two mirrored “A” letterforms which  also resemble fingernails. The business name and motto is arched outside the letterform on a purple background  encircled by a red border. A smaller red border also separates the center of the logo from additional text.

As with any logo design, the first design is seldom  the final chosen design. Here is an alternative design to the logo above.

Ashena's Acrylic Logo 2

 

 

10 Year Anniversary Facebook Cover Images

By Nathan Vidal,

SSD 10 Year Cover Image Collage

Design of the week (June 8 – 14, 2014)

SSD 10 Year Facebook Cober Image

nathvibe 10 Year Facebook Cober Image

SeizerStyle Designs began operating in June 2004, about a month before Facebook was founded. Since then the popularity of Facebook as a social networking website has skyrocketed and it is an important part of the social marketing strategies of many companies. To celebrate our 10 year anniversary we have created 2 imacommemorative Facebook cover images.

The SeizerStyle Designs cover image stresses the brand and function of SeizerStyle Designs splattered with a little colour. This warm image is ideal for summer and the green bands remind of the environmental responsibility of the brand. The nathvibe cover image emphasizes a few brands and logos that SeizerStyle Designs has created over the years.

SeizerStyle Designs 10 Year Anniversary Discount

By Nathan Vidal,

SeizerStyle 10 featured

Design of the week (June 1 – 7, 2014)

SeizerStyle Designs 10 Ad

In commemoration of SeizerStyle Designs’ 10 Year Anniversary on June 11, 2014 we are offering a 10% discount off all purchases made throughout the month of June. Feel free to share this ad so you or your friends can take advantage of this limited time special offer. This offer is valid for all new website or graphic design purchases made during June. This ad is simple and to the point. The choice of colors were intentionally limited to highlight the message by adding contrast and vibrancy.

SeizerStyle Designs 2014 Summer Poster

By Nathan Vidal,

2014 Summer Poster

Design of the week (May 25 – 31, 2014)

2014 SeizerStyle Designs Summer Poster

This summer is the ideal time to find out how SeizerStyle Designs can cater for your design needs. This summer poster highlights the type of designs we offer for any occasion. Your personal summer project or your business assignment can both benefit from quality professional designs.

This poster highlights the various services that SeizerStyle Designs provides. The company’s cool image is contrasted by the warm summer feel of the poster. The main social media accounts of the company are featured along with the hashtag #SeizerStyle which can be used to identify the company on social media sites. If you need any promotional material this poster is a prime example of how a design can be centered around a theme and brand image.