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Couldn't I just do it myself.......................

I hear this question quite often, especially now with the convenience of programs, such as Canva, that make designing seem like a breeze. However it really just gives the user of the program a false sense of expertise that typically results in less than subpar design outcomes.

The reality is, hiring a professional graphic designer offers numerous advantages that are often overlooked. Firstly, professionals bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, honed through years of training and practical application. Their deep understanding of design principles ensures that your project will be visually appealing and effectively communicate your message. Additionally, professional designers are well-versed in industry-standard software and techniques, allowing them to execute projects efficiently and with precision. Moreover, they can provide valuable insights and suggestions to enhance your design ideas, resulting in a final product that surpasses expectations. Ultimately, investing in a professional graphic designer not only saves time and effort but also guarantees a high-quality outcome that elevates your brand and resonates with your audience.

"Design is so simple. That's why it's so complicated."
~Paul Rand~

American art director and graphic designer

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"Every great design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . begins with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . an even greater story

~ Lorinda Mamo
How will your story be told?


What's the difference?

A business brand encompasses everything that represents a company's identity, including its values, reputation, culture, and customer experience. It's the emotional and psychological connection that consumers have with a company. On the other hand, a logo is a visual symbol or mark that serves as a shorthand representation of a brand. While a logo is a crucial element of branding, it's just one part of the overall brand identity, which also includes things like messaging, tone of voice, and visual style. In essence, a brand is the holistic perception of a business, while a logo is a specific visual element that helps identify that brand.

Developing your brand is crucial for several reasons:

  • Differentiation: In a crowded marketplace, a strong brand helps you stand out from competitors. It allows you to highlight what makes your business unique and why customers should choose you over others.

  • Trust and Credibility: A well-developed brand builds trust and credibility with your audience. When consumers recognize and have positive associations with your brand, they are more likely to trust your products or services.

  • Consistency: A clear brand identity ensures consistency across all touchpoints, from your website and social media presence to your products and customer service. Consistency helps build recognition and reinforces your brand image.

  • Customer Loyalty: A strong brand fosters loyalty among customers. When people feel a connection with your brand and have positive experiences, they are more likely to become repeat customers and advocates for your business.

  • Value Perception: A well-defined brand can command higher prices and create a perception of greater value among consumers. People are often willing to pay more for products or services from brands they trust and admire.

  • Scalability: As your business grows, a strong brand provides a solid foundation for expansion into new markets or product lines. It gives you a platform to build upon and helps maintain coherence as you evolve.


Overall, developing your brand is essential for creating a memorable, trusted, and profitable business that resonates with your target audience.

Once again my love for all things vintage and retro shines through in my graphic t-shirt designs. stickers. hats and more. Rather than downloading clipart and premade graphics from online stores, I choose to create my own art in for my designs. I often use a ball point pen to draw my art and then manipulate it in photoshop and illustrator. This is what makes my t-shirt designs truly know of a kind.  Check out some of my recent work in the gallery to the left. And be sure to shop for current goodies online in "shop graphic tees & more"

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