onejdesigns gives a BIG THANK YOU

HELLO EVERYONE To my colleagues: I just wanted to take a moment and give a very special thanks to you for all the support. It is a joy for me to work with such dedicated and talented colleagues. Your drives continually motivates me and at times, becomes the push I so need. To my clients: Thank you for trusting us to be your source for quality design and inspiration. We appreciate your kind expressions of appreciation, and are especially grateful… Read more »

#DesignDecember2014

Christmas and New Year’s is my favorite time of the year. The decorations, music, food, shopping all are amazing. The designer in me, especially loves all of the advertisements, window displays and package designs. This year, instead of blogmas, which is mostly about crafts and art,  I’m trying #DesignDecember – all design. I’ll be posting to this blog a few times each through the new year. What Have I Planned? 1. Free Downloads 2. MondayMakeover – email design & print… Read more »

New MT Fuju menu

Originally posted on justnoami.blogspot 8/12/2013 and wanted post for this Monday Makeover. Monday Makeover: Restaurant Take Away Menu Design Wish: Re-design or update menu Client: Mt. Fuji Hibachi and Sushi Bar Challenge: Create a brand Identity for the menu A well-designed menu is a marketing and merchandising tool, and it will help you sell your product. While working in corporate, a client came needing to freshen up their menu. The client wanted to have a look all their own and… Read more »

Hobby Lobby Eblast spec ad designed by Noami Foster

Originally posted on justnoami.blogspot 7/21/2013 and wanted post for this Monday Makeover. Monday Makeover: Holiday Gift Guide (Re-Mix) Design Wish: To one day design for Hobby Lobby Potential Client: Hobby Lobby Challenge: Create a Holiday Guide full ideas for the winter & holiday season. As a graphic designer there are some opportunities I want to cross my path. One of those opportunities is designing for Hobby Lobby. This time of year, Hobby Lobby will bring out their Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving… Read more »

Vintage Trends speculative marketing material using Cobalt Blue Postcard from Paper Direct

Often times, I am asked “Is direct marketing still necessary?” My answer is YES!. Though many people are on mobile devices, having a tangible item to reference, helps to remind consumers of your business. I was given a challenge by a colleague of mine to come with three ways to use one postcard design. I actually came up with 4. The postcard I used is called Cobalt Blue from Paper Direct. It’s printed on a heavy card stock and has… Read more »

Meet Me Under The Mistletoe back postcard design for Tanielle Lingerie

Monday Makeover: Re-Brand Re-Design: Update a flyer and create a postcard, email campaign and facebook cover Client: Tanielle Lingerie Challenge: Re-Brand the marketing material in both print and digital. Last Christmas (2012), I get a call from my mom asking if I would take a look a flyer her niece, my cousin, had created for her lingerie company and if I could help in anyway. OMG! OMG! OMG! This flyer ranks up in the top 10 worst flyers I have… Read more »

Winter Morn SaveThe Date Wedding Announcement

Graphics can be costly at times. And for some business and organizations the Holidays can be a drain on the budget. If you have a client who has an extremely small budget and you don’t want to compromise on quality, try using letter paper or border paper. This is an inexpensive to present beautiful flyers, postcards, invites or brochures during the Holiday Season. Below are 3 designs using letter paper from ideaart.com product: Winter Morn 1. Holiday Concert Flyer 2…. Read more »

checklist-infographic_first

I’ve been surfing the net looking for designs of different genres. Google + had some amazing post this week and here are some of my finds: Blog pick: Paper & Stitch I found on a blogroll. I love unique designs and this folded business card is amazing. The black and white palette makes it elegant. Social Media pick: SociallyStacked.com I found on Google+, Socially Stacked has great content for small business needing help with social media. Video pick: Storytelling: The… Read more »

Speakout logo branded

Monday Makeover: Logo/Brand design Re-Design: Update the logo with a sophisticated look. Client: The Speakout Challenge: Attempt to change the identity of the brand. As a freelance graphic designer, you encounter clients who for whatever reason, will not follow through with the designs you come up with, it just happens. Today’s Monday Makeover is about re-designing a logo that would re-brand the events company. original The Speakout logo The client wanted to refresh their logo to be more sophisticated. The… Read more »