We are an artistic design and marketing firm driven by technology and culture and are founded on the idea that free-thinking creativity with great vision brings huge success.
Work with us and together we will help you build a stronger brand that will give you more credibility so you can attract the clients and customers you seek.
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I was raised in the very small town of Colchester, Illinois. Growing up I took interest in math, comic books, and telling stories. Very funny stories.
After moving to Chattanooga in 2001, I began my professional career that would lead me down a very educational and uplifting path. People who know me say that I am a critical thinker who knows how to communicate visually.
With over ten years experience working for such clients as Sears, Craftsman, Gordon Biersch, Litespeed, Quintana Roo, and many others, there is a good chance I will be able to assist your company's needs. No matter how big or small, whatever medium, I will craft it.
Occasionally, I like to think inside the box, for context. This usually includes how to optimize and analyze; data, trends, call to actions, and appeals to emotions.
As a marketer, I constantly attempt to stay current in the latest trends, innovations and creative uses of media, especially digital and social.
As sales manager I seek to continually expand great connections and partnerships which cultivate valuable, as well as, exciting work.
If you are a business, everything in your office, store, or digital media must look great in order to help you make money. We work with you to turn your creative needs into attractive designs with crisp calls to action in any format.
If you are a development team or project manager, you have to have great design. We can help deliver pixel perfect graphics. We stay current in the latest web design technologies such as: Bootstrap, Responsive & Mobile First Design, HTML5, CSS3 and Google Webmaster.
Drop us a note and tell us what you're thinking.
Listed below are our hourly rates as well as some ballpark numbers for various services we offer. Contact us today for a quote!
We don't have to explain to you why your company's identity with the world is important. Whether you have something existing or need to expand upon it, we can help you communicate your company story. We will develop identity systems that build on both strategic and emotional connections between people and your business.
Whether you already have the wireframes and the design, or seeking something new, we start by researching your business, your competitors and what communication we think will work best for your market. Next we mock up layouts in wireframe. This allows us to focus on your main message and make sure everything built around it is supportive. After that is the design phase, our favorite part! Sometimes it's a perfect world and we nail it on the first attempt, but occasionally it's the second or third.
Contact us and we'll not only give it a slick look, we have a team of motivated developers ready turn your idea into a fully functioning app for iOS, Android, and Blackberry.
With constant shifts in the media landscape, there shouldn’t be anything that limits the exposure of your brand. Designing digital media means creating impactful, memorable messages that works seamlessly with web, applications, and other interactive mediums.
We love getting our hands dirty and are capable of producing a wide variety of fine art. If we are not the right fit for the job, we probably know someone who is.
Depending on your needs, strategic consultation can help:
Back in September of 2012 James Lane contacted me about doing the artwork for an upcoming documentary dealing with mind control and the powers behind garbage in, garbage out.
My approach to any artistic conception is the same. I start by collecting all the words and symbols that associate with the client's vision and organize them in separate hierarchical order. From there I begin collecting images, textures and colors that I think fall most in line with this information. This process takes several days, sometimes even weeks depending on how inspired I become. If my creativity slows down I generally send the client my progress and schedule a call to discuss.
Once I am satisfied with my collection of resources I begin creating prototypes. These are very small designs I mock up in Photoshop which include variations of typography, space, form, scale, and shape. I hold off showing any color and texture until a specific direction is decided upon. Things like that are image enhancers and can detract from the overall message I am trying to communicate.
When I begin exploring various ideas it is just in my nature to push the boundaries. Therefore it should come at no surprise if one or two concepts are misunderstood, bizarre, or even completely absurd. It is easy to work my way toward what is "safe", but where is the fun in that? If my clients wanted middle of the road design, they wouldn't have asked for my help.
The goal at this point is to find a concept that both myself and the client agree upon. Once I have that, then I begin to flex my creative muscles.
For this project, James and I were pretty much on the same page from the beginning so coming to an agreement came rather quick. From there I built the artwork at the appropriate scale, made a few tweaks and sent it to print. Once I have a hard copy I identify any minor errors, including those which most people do not have a trained eye for, and correct the final version. In the end, I had a lot of freedoms and everyone was quite pleased.
We were contacted by Michael David Ward via email after he heard about us on a talk radio show. He told us a lot about not only his current passions but a brief story of how he came to where and who he is today. You see, Mr. Ward has an amazing story to tell that is creatively woven between fantasy, conspiracy and the struggle for absolute power. If his story isn't enough, Michael Ward backs it up with beautiful illustrations set in such a fun and creative gothic realm.
After a few hours of research and consultation we agreed that a simple splash page was the right right course of action. Mr. Ward's main concern was to be able to share just a small sample of his graphic novel for the rounds at this year's ComiCon.
Teasers are common and this is something Mr. Ward wants to make sure everything is done right. Once the splash page was up and running we began consulting with Michael Ward for the full website. Wireframes were presented and a design was on it's way. However, we knew it wouldn't be finished before ComiCon, so Mr. Ward put things on hold until his return.
We are very excited to continue working with Mr. Ward and The Chronicles of Loween. Together we see the opportunity for everyone to spread their wings and push the limits of their talents. After some research I came across a pretty cool example of a graphic novel set in motion. Just visit AMC's The Prisoner: A graphic Novel.
Finding out if we are the right fit starts with a conversation. Engage us on your social networks, arrange a video consultation, or join us for coffee in Chattanooga. We’d love to know what is on your mind.
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