throwin it back to 2009

I heard this song in the carpool line and it. made. my. day.

Do yourself a favor and turn up @mileycyrus “The Climb.” Sing it at the top of your lungs. Bonus points for interpretive dance moves. If you don’t feel better afterwards, something may be wrong with you.

After posting this, I learned about the video and song below. Wow. Very powerful and absolutely beautiful in every way. 

When Women Support each other....

"When women support each other, incredible things happen. In life, in business, in everything. It's magical when we stop pointing fingers and start opening our hands to one another, to link together, to raise each other up, to high five in support. Lift your sister up today."

"When women support each other, incredible things happen. In life, in business, in everything. It's magical when we stop pointing fingers and start opening our hands to one another, to link together, to raise each other up, to high five in support. Lift your sister up today."

Meeting with the talented web designer, Amanda Comer (center) 

Meeting with the talented web designer, Amanda Comer (center) 

The words of Jenna Kutcher played out beautifully by the talented owners of Details Design Studio, Katie Kirby Interiors (left) and Melanie Rowan Interiors (right).  

The words of Jenna Kutcher played out beautifully by the talented owners of Details Design Studio, Katie Kirby Interiors (left) and Melanie Rowan Interiors (right).

 

Before shot of exterior window. Stay tuned....much more coming soon.

Before shot of exterior window. Stay tuned....much more coming soon.

Brand Launch // Details Design Studio

Details Design Studio has rebranded and so have owners, Katie Kirby Interiors and Melanie Rowan interiors. Interior designers and good friends, Katie Kirby and Melanie Rowan, have shared the same beautiful office space at Details for years, but have always owned their separate design businesses. That's been unclear until now....so lots of exciting changes coming soon...

Details Design Studio has rebranded and so have owners, Katie Kirby Interiors and Melanie Rowan interiors. Interior designers and good friends, Katie Kirby and Melanie Rowan, have shared the same beautiful office space at Details for years, but have always owned their separate design businesses. That's been unclear until now....so lots of exciting changes coming soon...

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Change is a good thing

Talk about a sign transformation for Bay Flooring & Design on North Section Street in Fairhope! When it comes to my design work, there's nothing more fulfilling than creating and transforming a brand to represent the true identity and personality of a client. Very honored to help Bay Flooring do just that.  I was thrilled when I received an email from them last spring, mainly because I enjoy driving by pretty signage too, and this eyesore had stood out to me for YEARS. Their sign was grandfathered in decades ago. Rarely do you see a sign this large and close to the street, on such a busy street in downtown Fairhope.

Talk about a sign transformation for Bay Flooring & Design on North Section Street in Fairhope! When it comes to my design work, there's nothing more fulfilling than creating and transforming a brand to represent the true identity and personality of a client. Very honored to help Bay Flooring do just that. 

I was thrilled when I received an email from them last spring, mainly because I enjoy driving by pretty signage too, and this eyesore had stood out to me for YEARS. Their sign was grandfathered in decades ago. Rarely do you see a sign this large and close to the street, on such a busy street in downtown Fairhope.

See before picture below: The first-class building and business (with both updated exterior and interior) did NOT match their 1980's sign.  This transformation ended up being a ton of work because sign ordinances and sign companies can be difficult to deal with. DISCLAIMER: This is my design journal / blog where I share the story behind the branding and projects. So, I will be honest here but always positive in truth. We knew that we couldn't remove and replace the existing structure, BUT that we could change the panels within the frame and the colors of the panels and trim, etc. Or, that was what we begged to do. After struggling with several other sign companies, we contacted Identity Signs and they were willing to help us, and most importantly, they didn't tell us what we 'couldn't' do. Other's had said that "we couldn't change the panel size within the entire frame" or "that we couldn't update the discoloration and/or color of the outside panels." Etc. etc. So THANK YOU, Identity Signs for taking this one on! What a difference it makes!!! (worthy of MULTIPLE explanation marks) We also ran into problems when the sign was first printed. The colors were off. BUT, Identity Signs worked with us until we were 100% happy, and reprinted the sign for us. Its exciting to see so many wonderful businesses with 1980's/1990's brands catching on and realizing how important branding is. Branding helps make cities and streets prettier, and this is a good example of that. Thanks Bay Flooring!  The website is next, but for now, visit their Facebook page to see their projects and work!

See before picture below: The first-class building and business (with both updated exterior and interior) did NOT match their 1980's sign. 

This transformation ended up being a ton of work because sign ordinances and sign companies can be difficult to deal with. DISCLAIMER: This is my design journal / blog where I share the story behind the branding and projects. So, I will be honest here but always positive in truth.

We knew that we couldn't remove and replace the existing structure, BUT that we could change the panels within the frame and the colors of the panels and trim, etc. Or, that was what we begged to do. After struggling with several other sign companies, we contacted Identity Signs and they were willing to help us, and most importantly, they didn't tell us what we 'couldn't' do. Other's had said that "we couldn't change the panel size within the entire frame" or "that we couldn't update the discoloration and/or color of the outside panels." Etc. etc. So THANK YOU, Identity Signs for taking this one on! What a difference it makes!!! (worthy of MULTIPLE explanation marks) We also ran into problems when the sign was first printed. The colors were off. BUT, Identity Signs worked with us until we were 100% happy, and reprinted the sign for us.

Its exciting to see so many wonderful businesses with 1980's/1990's brands catching on and realizing how important branding is. Branding helps make cities and streets prettier, and this is a good example of that. Thanks Bay Flooring!  The website is next, but for now, visit their Facebook page to see their projects and work!

 

 

 

 

Brand Launch // Hilltop Shoppe

We're thrilled to launch the new branding for Hilltop Shoppe. This adorable, new shoppe is opening soon on Magazine Street in New Orleans. I'm really hoping that Bruner and I can sneak away to New Orleans for the Grand Opening party in mid-September. Plus, I'd love to finally meet these fabulous owners (Rosalind and Mary-Martin) for the first time in person! New website is in the works...

We're thrilled to launch the new branding for Hilltop Shoppe. This adorable, new shoppe is opening soon on Magazine Street in New Orleans. I'm really hoping that Bruner and I can sneak away to New Orleans for the Grand Opening party in mid-September. Plus, I'd love to finally meet these fabulous owners (Rosalind and Mary-Martin) for the first time in person! New website is in the works...

New Branding: Blair Weddings + Events

So excited to share the new branding for Blair Weddings + Events! Blair is fabulous and brilliant at what she does. Website coming soon, but for now, you can follow her on insta @blairevents

So excited to share the new branding for Blair Weddings + Events! Blair is fabulous and brilliant at what she does. Website coming soon, but for now, you can follow her on insta @blairevents

Stationery and other collateral graphics are in the works...Plus, she's been SCOUTED for The Scout Guide Mobile Bay. Super excited about that too!

Stationery and other collateral graphics are in the works...Plus, she's been SCOUTED for The Scout Guide Mobile Bay. Super excited about that too!

P.S. My portfolio is very behind, but hope to add my new work there soon....blog is easier for me for now!