& Illustration Studio
in Coquitlam, B.C.
Our graphic artist creates everything in house.
A graphic designer's job is a lot more complicated than loading up Adobe Photoshop and applying a few filters to an image bought off iStock.
What it actually involves is understanding the principles behind visual communication and tying them into your brand's corporate identity.
This is what we do
We strive to create eye-catching designs that work with your business' brand image, in-line with its values and its ideal audience. This enables your business to promote its products and services the right way, which saves you time and money.
We use industry standard software so you always have the right file format for every job.
Some companies have a brand manager who deal with various companies who handle their signage, clothing and apparel, etc. The digital assets we provide you, such as your logo, are provided to you in industry standard formats: raster (.jpg, .png, .tiff) and vector (.ai, .eps, .pdf). This means that you're receiving the file format(s) you'll need to print or display your graphics on any format you choose.
Our graphic design services include:
(for illustration services scroll down)
• Graphic art for Websites
• Graphics for Social Media
• Print Design
• Brochures / flyers
• Presentation folders
• Package design
• Trade-show displays
• Business cards / stationary
• Garment and clothing design
What is an illustration?
(get ready to see pitchforks)
There's an endless debate asking if illustration / illustrators are different from graphic art / graphic designers. For us, they're extremely closely related and the differences between them are in the project goals and what goes into drawing it. A very brief way of saying it is this: if it is more artsy and character based, it probably leans towards illustration. If it's more photo based, most people lean towards graphic design.
Given that we're leaning towards artsy and mascots, here's a list of illustrations we can create for you.
Character Designs capture an audiences attention in a fun and playful way; Mickey has been doing it on behalf of Disney for years. Character designs work because they effectively portray a set of ideals and send a message to a wide variety of audiences
Sport Teams & Mascot Design
Mascots are symbols. And symbols are powerful because they rally people together; from excitement to anxiety, from fear to laughter. Whether it' high-school football, hockey, or lacrosse, Mascots are the symbol people rally together around
Instruction Manuals & Technical Drawings
Instruction Manuals without illustrations can be daunting and confusing -- just imagine an Ikea manual without any illustrations! Illustrations provide clear, easy-to-follow instructions that nearly anyone can follow.
T-shirt artwork is timeless. People love to display their favorite bands, quotes or businesses. Let someone else become a walking billboard for your brand. But remember: people only wear it if it looks cool.
If your product’s packaging is not appealing, the odds are against it being picked up off the shelf. So, make sure your product stands out from the crowd on supermarket shelves in the right way.
Pens, golf balls, notepads, mugs, wine bottles. These are just some of the things you can put your logo on and send out to your clients. Have a gift idea? Send it out with your logo discreetly placed.
The cover of your book is as important as the words within it. Like a movie trailer, it gives people a sense of what they are about to experience. Make sure your book cover speaks to the audience who's interested in buying it.
Album Art is a visual representation of a bands musical style. Musicians know this and often design their albums artwork with their audience in mind.
An Intro to Graphic Design Styles
Intro to graphic design styles part 5: TypographyTypography is the art of styling words and fonts by using techniques to adjust stylistic variations in a layout. What’s changed by these stylistic variations is a font’s appeal, or how appealing is it to look at, and it’s legibility, from somewhat illegible (think graffiti) to easily read […]
Intro to graphic design styles part 4: Art DecoArt Deco: a style that screams glamour, luxury, exuberance, modernity. Art Deco is a movement that arose during the 1920s. The performance of infusing everyday objects into art made this style a symbol of modern luxury. It’s incredible popularity, as with any popular movement, influenced many disciplines, […]
Intro to graphic design styles part 3: Minimalist graphic designMinimalist graphic design and your business.A minimalist graphic design is defined as a design piece that only utilizes the essential, expressive elements. Less is truly more. If you maintain a simple, clean and open layout, you allow the person viewing it to take in the entire […]
Intro to graphic design styles part 2: Vintage & RetroBorrowing from the past with vintage and retro graphic styleVintage and Retro graphic design styles are loosely defined as any style that borrows from the past. However, the past is relative. Most of the clients I work with associate vintage and retro with the 50s & […]
Intro to graphic design I will be creating a series of blog posts over the next few weeks that will help you understand how graphic design will serve your business’ needs. This series will begin with an outline of graphic design.The term graphic design is defined as, “stylization and presentation of text with or without the […]