Facebook Graphics

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Adding a custom graphic to your Facebook Fan Page is a fantastic opportunity to keep your brand consistent and make your page more appealing to look at. Custom graphics are interesting & unique. It’s like a digital hand-shake, they visually say “Nice to meet you”, this is who I am… By adding color & graphics that are consistent with your brand, you reinforce your online presence. Each brand is unique. Every opportunity you have to further reinforce that brand is another opportunity to connect with your target market.

At ZenDezignz, I work with you to create custom graphics for your Facebook Fan page or any other part of your website or blog.

Social Media

Social Media is here to stay, so it’s best to learn how to deal with it. The best part is that a lot of it is free, once you get your presence established. I can help you do that.

Here at ZenDezignz, I work with businesses in setting up their FaceBook business page or Twitter page with graphics that will keep their branding consistent. I also work with email marketing companies in designing e-mailable newsletters and setting up ‘sign up boxes’ on your website, that will encourage people to sign up to receive your email newsletters.

Social Media is a tool that will help you grow your business. Here’s a link to my Constant Contact partner product program: Click Here All you have to do is click through and set up an account, then I can design the newsletter for you and have you emailing your clients in no time.

Website Design

Every business out there needs some sort of online presence. Even if you only have a one page website. Statistics show that 97% of consumers use the internet to research products and/or services (read more here), before they utilize those products and/or services. Once people land on your website, you have  3 seconds to capture their attention. That’s it. That’s why having a website that is designed well is so important.

And nowadays everyone also needs a website that is mobile friendly. Yes, we are turning into mobile media hogs. Not everyone, but you know what I mean. The sites I develop at ZenDezignz are mobile friendly, have basic SEO built in and are visually engaging. I am not an SEO expert, but our sites frequently appear on page 1 or 2 of google search engine results within a few days of publishing. Not always, of course, but I do pretty well using the basic methods of behind the scenes magic.

I’ll also register your domain name and host your website, or help you set up your own server. Without these resources, your site won’t show up online. My goal is to make the whole process as easy as possible. You have more important things to do – like run your business.

The websites I develop are all built on the WordPress platform. I develop, design and launch websites for solopreneurs, small business owners and family-owned businesses. I work with my clients on communicating throughout the process. I develop websites that work for your unique business. I do not design e-commerce sites. I do design custom fillable forms that work for placing orders on your website. I do help business owners figure out what they need in terms of how they do business. And helping business owners succeed is extremely rewarding.

I also work with business owners designing digital advertising, such as banner ads or whatever else might pop up. Soon, I’ll be offering a flip book product to my clients. Think animated online book, with page turning sounds and actions. Not just a scrolling pdf type ebook. Pretty cool.

Click here for Website Design samples

Top 6 Reasons You Need a Logo in a Vector Format!

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1. Do you even know what a vector format is? A vector format is an outline of text or of an image.

2. How can my logo become a vector image if it isn’t already? Redraw the logo image with an outline, using a digital illustration tool. You can also use the auto trace tool in Adobe Illustrator. For text, you can simply use the command “convert to outlines” in Adobe InDesign. You may need to hire a designer to do this if you don’t have the technical skills or the correct programs.

3. Once the logo image is outlined, you can resize it to any size you want and it will always look good.

4. Why is this a good thing? If your logo is not a vector image and you try to resize it the image may become pixelated. Which means it will get zigzagged edges and won’t look clear. Which means your logo will look bad and your business will look unprofessional.

5. But those photographic images look so sleek. Yes, they do. But if your logo will not reproduce when and where you need it to, it’s not doing you any good.

6. Your logo is your professional image to the world, treat it with care and use it wisely.

Change Your FaceBook Page Name

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Yes, it really is easy to change your FaceBook page name and get rid of all those pesky numbers after it.

Here’s how in 4 easy steps:
1. From the top of the page you’d like to change, click on “Edit Page”
2. Select “Update Public Info”
3. Click on “Username” 
4. It will show you the current page name. In the box next to it,  enter the name you would like to have. A box will show up that you click on, to see  if that name is available. If it is, you’re set! If it’s not, enter a different name until you select one that is available for you to use.

Why Should I Work With A Professional Graphic Designer?

It’s FUN…it’s EASY…and it WORKS.

Potential clients frequently don’t know how to begin the process of working with a designer, or don’t understand the value it brings to their business. In our society of quick fixes and instant gratification, you may be lured into a quick design fix. There are lots of places online where you can get a quick logo, business card or brochure design…for a tiny bit of money. Yesterday, I found a site where you can buy a $50 logo! Wow, that’s cheap. After looking at the cheap logo site, I could see that the designers there used clip art (graphics & illustrations previously made and held in a sort of library) and didn’t spend much time using interesting typography (letters & numbers used together in a visually pleasing way). The designs were slapped together quickly. But, yes, they are logos, and yes, they are cheap. If you want a cheap & quick logo, working with a professional designer is not your best choice.

The difference you’ll find in working with a professional designer is that we spend a lot of time getting to know about you & your business. We want to represent your business from your unique perspective. Everyone has their own spark, their own personal reason for choosing to develop the business they’re in. A professional designer will be very interested in learning all about that unique spark and how to best represent it in today’s competitive marketplace.

I was on a phone interview yesterday with a potential client who’s searching for a designer to help him with a logo design. He had designed a logo of his own about a year ago and was realizing that it just didn’t have that professional edge he wants to be able to represent his business in a professional way. I asked him all sorts of questions to learn where he was coming from, what he did, where he wanted to take his business in the future. I could tell he was a little confused about all my questions. He was thinking…” I just want a logo, what does this have to do with it?” I explained to him, the more I knew about the specifics of his business now and where he wanted it to go in the future would help me determine the best way to represent his business in a visual way. There are vast amounts of psychology in color and graphics that professional designers use when developing a logo.

Investing in professional graphic design is an investment in the future of your business. Whether you’re needing a logo, a business card, a brochure or any type of print or web materials for your company it is a representation of you and your business. What is the image you are trying to portray? Professional? Fun? Casual? Who’s your market and what things appeal to them?  If you are a business coach and have a picture of a dog on your marketing materials (because you like dogs) people will have a hard time making a psychological connection to the visual representation of your business. They’ll think, “What do dogs have to do with business coaching? Will a dog make me more successful? What kind of dog should I have to be successful?” In other words, you’ll lose them at that critical moment when you could be peaking their interest in what it is you do and what you may be able to help them with.

If you’re interested in representing your business in a professional way, investing in the services of a professional graphic designer is always a good idea. I’m always happy to talk to past & future clients about what their design needs are and how they might achieve their goals. I don’t charge for discussing your project and helping you figure out the best direction for you.

Jones Soda and So So Happy Web Banner Designs

New web banner designs for advertising the collaboration happening between Jones Soda and So So Happy. A complimentary partnership for both. If you’d like to know more about the fun going on at So So Happy click here. For sweet treats of the limited edition So So Happy variety at Jones Soda click here.

Contact us today to help you get attention for your business online with professionally designed web banners for your business or event!

Jones Soda and The Guild Web Banner Designs

Incredible opportunity working with Jones Soda on their new line of soda labels for The Guild, an extremely popular web series with the techy crowd. Click on the link and check it out if you’re not familiar with the series.

These particular web banners are being used for the Jones affiliate marketing program, so you’ll see them popping up on websites all over the place.

New Website & Header for Zindt Chiropractic!

New web header & site for Zindt Chiropractic, Tacoma’s friendliest family-owned chiropractic center! The Zindt family chiropractors are a skillful group, with two generations of chiropractors in the office. Their caring demeanor, helpful office staff and exceptional professionalism is what makes them stand out – in addition to their unique position of being family owned & operated.

Like many healthcare providers, Zindt Chiropractic was a little leary of technology. But in conjunction with the new website – which includes a blog – they also started up a facebook business page. They’re now posting regularly on FaceBook and having lots of success! I admire the way they’ve embraced the new technology.

The Zindt site is built on a WordPress platform. The beautiful thing about that is the ease of  maintaining the site yourself and keeping a close eye on how many daily visitors you get. From a business perspective it’s a very powerful tool. With very specific input from the client,  the “look & feel” of the site was inspired by the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Take a look at the new Zindt Chiropractic site by clicking here.