Phrases from my Journey

FREE DOWNLOADABLE WALL PAPER via @kaitcreative

If you’re reading this, I’ve spoken at #pechakuchanw Vol. 8 and have hopefully enjoyed a glass of wine to sooth my nerves. I’ll post the recording of my presentation when I get my hands on it, but until then I’ve turned my key phrases into desktop wallpapers as free downloaded below.

Go to town downloading them and sharing them around.

Cheers.

Kait

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FREE DOWNLOADABLE WALL PAPER via @kaitcreative

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Pecha Kutcha New West

Kaitcreative @ Pecha Kucha New Westminster Feb 20 2015

eek! I’m so nervous and excited to be a presenter at Pecha Kucha Vol. 8 at the River Market, New Westminster this Friday, Feb 20, 2015.

Started in Tokyo in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture firm, a PechaKucha Night is a fun and unique night of local culture and entertainment. 10 presenters from a range of fields share their interesting projects, inspirations and passions. Presenters get just 20 images, which automatically advanced after 20 seconds each, making for a 6 minute and 40 second presentation of ideas and inspiration.

I’ll be sharing how I got to where I am today with some photos of the past, and some brand new illustrations.

 

DETAILS

River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster BC
February 20, 2015, 8:00pm – 10:30pm

For more info here is the event link.

TICKETS

Use this Eventbrite link for tickets.
Tickets will not be available at the door due to liquor licensing, so be sure to purchase a head of time.

I hope to see you there!

xo Kait

 

What to send your logo designer

LOGO TIME with @kaitcreative

So you’re starting a business or updating your current one and you need a new logo.
You might be wondering what you send a designer to get started?

Here’s the list:

  • all text you want included in the logo
  • # of colors you would like, if color is preferred ( a black & white version is included with all color logos)
  • your deadline
  • your budget
  • inspiration images

Email Yourself This List

More on Inspiration

This is the most important step for, and I require it to gain a sense of the aesthetic wanted in the end result. Think of this as a visual list of Likes & Dislikes, there’s no better way for me to get an understanding of what you will love. Sharing what you don’t want can be as important as what you do.

I recommend using Pinterest to create a “branding inspiration” board. Include images of business cards, logos, packaging, photos that have colours you like, any websites that you like, your favourite home decor,  photos of your own products and any things else that reads like your business in a photo.

Be sure to include comments about what you like and don’t like about each image. When you think you’ve represented yourself well, add me as a contributor or email me the link to your board.

Here some links to get you started

What Happens Next

After an initial email and a quick meeting to discuss your design inspiration, the rest of the processes typically looks like:

  • 1st Review – Rough sketches of 2 logo designs, you pick one.
  • 2nd Review – Digital logo design with variations and colour options. You pick what you like & request revisions.
  • Final Logo files – You receive a folder of your logo in all the formats you would ever need, sized for print, web, social media and any other application you request.

Did you like these tips?

Share them with your friends! Here’s a tweetable:

Tweet: Need a new logo? Check out these tips from @kaitcreative http://kaitcreative.com/what-to-send-your-logo-designer

Til next time!

xoxo Kait