“If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.” Ralph Speth
My favorite design quote of all time! Actually, it’s one of my fave quotes. The other one is this – “Good design is like a refrigerator – when it works no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.” Irene Au. LOLOL.
Think hiring a designer is not worth it…think again. Sure, it does add to your expenses, especially if you’re starting out BUT it pays off in the long run. Because good design sells. Always. Whether it’s a product or a service, good design will SELL.
Still not convinced? Let me give you an example. I was approached to design a logo and signage for a local preschool. This was their fourth preschool in Beaverton! No kidding. Long story short, I finished designing it the signage. It got installed. And I got pics from my lovely client with a message that within a week they had four enquiries already. Four within a week! He said that this was the first time he ever had so much interest in a preschool under construction! That’s the power of good design. It sells.
And I can help you with it! From business card design, brochures, banner design, poster design to signage and social media graphics I can help you create cohesive and engaging branding. Good branding is not just about applying your logo to various marketing materials but about creating design that engages your target audience. Effectively.
Gala Invitation Design
Gala invitations are so fun to design! They generally have a big budget so I get to work with fancy paper and fancy offset printing! Oooh. And they have so many components. Invitation cards, RSVP’s, Program card, ticket design and menu design. I love creating a cohesive design that is also distinctive to each component. Design is in the details!
Here’s a look at some of the Gala Invitations I’ve designed in the past. From ideation, concept, design to printing, I’ve done it all. Please feel free to connect with me for your next event!
CASE STUDY /// Invitation Design for Oregon Home’s 10th Anniversary
The client brief was simple. Design an invitation with a logo-like graphic that can be applied to all the marketing collateral for their 10th Anniversary celebration. I created a typographic image with the number 10 designed to look like an antique cast iron gate with flourishes.