It’s been about a month into this new business venture and like most things in life it’s been different then I expected. My first week was surprisingly busy and it has slowed down considerably as the month went on. I’m trying to stay positive and energized but it’s not easy. My biggest road block is deciding where I fit in as a designer. Who is my ideal client? I thought I knew but now I’m questioning that for a variety of realistic reasons. I’m going to have to make a choice soon so I can start making some cold walk ins.
On a happier note I worked on several small projects this month and one bigger one. The big one was illustrating some slides for an animation. This is an unpaid project for a friend. I was happy to help out and get to revive some dusty skills. This animated gif is a test animation I created to make sure the images worked they way my friend wanted.
This is the original gif of the sketches:
As you can see the first drawing didn’t work very well so I made some adjustments.
Here’s to hoping that I build a few more client relationships next month.
I picked up my business cards yesterday! I’m so excited. I’m starting to believe this is really going to happen.
Sorry no sketches for this one. But here is the Illustrator version of the start of the concepts for a wonderful new client.
Rebbecca Binnendyk is an amazing jazz singer who recently released a music video of her song ‘Some Fun Out of Life‘. She has brought me on board to assist with a variety of graphic design and marketing tasks. I can’t wait to share more of my projects with her.
The birth of a logo can be a long process. This one has already been longer then I had hoped, but here is one of a few pages of sketches of logo ideas. I think I know which one I’m going with. Time to work out colour (okay blue for sure – d’uh) and different versions of the logo. I’ve already chosen a font for my brand – Elliot Sans – thanks to Rachel San.
Welcome to Blue Bug Design.
Who is Blue Bug? Presently it’s me, Louise Venables. And I’m here to provide graphic and web design to sole proprietors and small businesses. I want to do more then create a logo or website from you business and then just walk away. I want to see you succeed. As Blue Bug Design grows I hope to provide marketing research, strategies and re-branding for your developing business.
Blue Bug has big dreams and would love to make your business part of those dreams.