I’ve always known that the team is the biggest asset of a company. One of our team came up with an idea of hand-made laminated card for our SmartPanel binder, and we made a decision to roll it out in all states. Very practical and quite low-cost: I did graphic design, and the printers did 2000 copies for around 400 dollars in Melbourne, free delivery to Sydney. Easy!
The slowest project in my life is the creation and installation of lightboxes in our new meeting room. We could not find and choose photos, we could not approve the designs, the resolution of the photos was questioned, etc., etc., etc..
This project started just before Christmas and has been going on and on and on. And finally today (after almost half a year in the making) we installed the lightboxes on the walls and can finally tick the project as *completed*!
A friend of mine who is a professional swimming teacher in the Shire asked me to create a logo for her Swim School.
I came up with an idea of the logo, and after one comment from her and a little alteration we ended up with a beautiful and simple logo for her business. Next step will be branding for her documents and social media.
I have really good friends of mine who start their own brand new photography studio. But apart from a great portfolio they need something else to go to the market with and present themselves.
So this is how the question of branding came up. We started with the naming process: it is really important to do it in close collaboration, as the owner of the future brand knows how it should look and feel and a marketer can come up with ideas and evaluation of the suggested.
DnA Studio Photos originated from initials of Dasha and Anton being the team of photographers.
Then we checked the domain name and social media pages availability. And then ended up creating the logo (well, it will require a bit of more work, but the concept was approved!)
I sharpened my Photoshop skills, my friends got a new logo. Win-win! Now will be working on promotion strategies! Watch this space. More to come!
This time the victim is my little girl and her Birthday Party.. Invitations for her little buddies made by mummy 🙂
And another design project by me – an advert for my friend’s photography 🙂
As I am going through a process of getting our conference ready I just thought I can share some ideas on presentations.. You know – people sitting there the whole day, yawning, browsing Facebook, checking emails and trying survive this exciting day.
But this type of reaction can (and must) be avoided. No matter what kind of presentation you have – you can make it exciting, engaging and motivating.
Look, let’s make it clear. People like to listen to a speaker, rather than a reader.. and they actually are here to listen – not to read. So, looks like this should pre-determine how you put your presentation together.
The presentation is about you TALKING, and slides showing on the background. So please forget about putting your entire speech on the slides, all in bullet points. 🙂 This will NOT work.
I usually use PowerPoint and all its basic features at the moment, as people we are going to talk with are more into facts and basic information. But there are several free resources for those who want their presentation shine bright! Here we go with my favourite two – enjoy!
..and here is their presentation on a great presentation! A must-read for anyone getting ready to present something publicly!!
.. and here is their blog post on A Secret to a Perfect Powtoon – lovely read for a lunchbreak!