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For those of you viewing this site, you are probably interested in starting your own small business, defining your business, or re-branding it. Most people first ask "where should I start?", or "what is my next step?". The most important step in instating your business is to define it, and its objectives. Here is one of the better sites to help you fine tune your business plan:
I highly recommend starting here, then reaching out to Idea-Fuse Designs to build upon that foundation. The site addresses the various phases of your business, i.e. whether or not your business has started, whether it's underway, or if you're still in brainstorming stages. Like a great structure, a great business needs a solid foundation to build upon. Though picking out colors narrowing down logo options may be much more exciting, it's the nit and grit of writing out the details and taking care of the minute topics of your
Client in Illinois requested two of her and her husband's favorite locations to be sketched to fit in 4"x6" frames. Here are the photos and sketches:
If you're looking for a special gift, or have a similar request in mind, I provide the service of photo to sketch, painting, illustration, etc. It's always nicer and classier to have something done freehand and professionally, than to use a software or free program that "sketches" for you.
Turnaround time is anywhere from 2-7 days. Thanks for looking!
Packaging project in process!
A midwestern man's dream of making jerky and canning "more" things, like homemade apple pie, and others. I will continue to update, as it progresses! Let me know what you think.
This weekend I spoke at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for the "Real World Design" Conference, working with the design students currently enrolled in UWSP's design program. Four alumni were asked to come back and share on what's been happening since graduation. I spoke on Career Development and Freelancing. Saturday we had a workshop with designer Josh Gille on Illustration: "Creating Seamless Patterns" followed by portfolio reviews.
I was impressed with the work I saw during the portfolio reviews... UWSP is producing talent, year in and year out. What a great staff and a group of really determined students. Thank you to all who attended, and thank you AIGA students for hosting. I hope to do this again, soon!