Anyone need graphic and/or web design help?

Last Update: December 04, 2014

I wasn't sure exactly where to post this, so I figured my blog was a good enough place to start. Anyways, I'm a graphic/web designer by trade with over 15 years of experience and have run my own design firm, among many other creative positions. If anyone would like some advice or insight into their logo/website design, layout, use of colors or fonts, etc. just let me know. I'll be happy to help, time permitting. There is quite a bit of science and psychology to good logo and web design, believe it or not! Can often make a difference between success and failure...

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whitsunday Premium
Oh cool. Jenny can you have a think about this.I just created my own logo. It is super basic. I made it in MS paint using the 'spray can'. I just don't know how to get it over to my media library...it seems that the file type in paint is not recognised by wordpress. I took a photo of it and loaded that, but it is just not right. What do you recommend.?
BTW your website is coming along grand. Go well from Janelle
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Jenny14 Premium
Try exporting/saving it as a .jpg or .png file. They are the best files for Wordpress...let me know if that still doesn't work.
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks I'll get back to you.
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Kav Premium
'A science to it' - interesting, thanks for sharing.
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Jenny14 Premium
Yes, there actually is! What the human eye can read, what it chooses to discard or skip over, what colors it likes or dislikes! Lots to it, but many pick just based on what they personally like.
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primevaldad Premium
What a kind offer. I am looking forward to learning about this from you, and seeing some of your contributions.
Cheers,
David
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Jenny14 Premium
I cannot do tutorials yet as I'm too new of a member, but until then, I'm happy to answer any specific questions, etc.
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mandyj Premium
Hi Jenny, I have seen an image on a poster on allposters-dot-com that I would really like to use as my website logo. I managed to track down the graphic artist and he has eventually replied and will let me know the licensing options. How much can I expect to pay and what types of 'uses' are there??
-Thanks! Mandy
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Jenny14 Premium
The cost will really depend. There are a LOT of good, affordable sites out there. If you let me know his cost when he gets back to you, I'll happily let you know if it's reasonable or not. Lots of people overcharge. Usually you don't need to worry about the licensing unless you are using the image on something you're going to resell...like if you were going to make your own big cat t-shirts or calendars. But just to use as a header images or something on your site should be fine! Let me know what you find out.
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mandyj Premium
Hi I am not getting any reply from him after two follow ups, although maybe people are on holiday now. I have wondered what is the situation if you have tried to contact a website to use a picture and there is no response after numerous follow ups. If you have proof that you have attempted to contact the owner is it safe to use the image? I always credit the website & link to any images I use; where there is nothing specific on the website regarding permission needed. *Mandy
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jasontw111 Premium
I would love to learn all this if you are willing to teach me. All the best
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Jenny14 Premium
Turns out that I can't do tutorials yet on here since I'm too new of a member. But until then, I'll happily give feedback, etc.
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