Watch That Self-Talk Boss.
I was texting with a friend the other day who said he was glad my business was going well. Jokingly, I replied that my boss was a jerk (I’m self-employed) and that I was too hard on myself. He replied, “You should fire that guy.” You know what? He was right. As I thought about … Read more
Album Art #2: Destroyer
Continuing with (IMO) great and iconic album covers, I present to you Destroyer from “the hottest band in the land” KISS. Destroyer came on the heels of their worldwide hit KISS ALIVE!, which was the biggest selling live album in history. Knowing that the follow up album to this had to be every bit as … Read more
What Color is Your Logo?
So you’ve got your company name for your business and are ready to meet with a designer to get all those logo ideas down on paper so you can launch your business to the world. Have you considered how important color is when establishing your brand/logo? You see, if you’re in a competitive industry (and … Read more
Fonts and Vector Images
As a designer, we usually have several sources for fonts, vector images and stock photos. If you’re looking for a great source for fonts, images, vectors and Photoshop Actions, I highly recommend Creative Market. As per their website: “Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world.” Creative … Read more
Album Art #1: Whipped Cream and Other Delights
One of the things that has always been on my design bucket list is to design an album cover. Not just any album cover, an iconic album cover. Besides design, one of my other passions is music. I played drums in a few bands in my teenage years up to my thirties. And when I … Read more
Meridian Chamber of Commerce Logo
I’m extremely proud that Graphic Zen was chosen to create the new brand identity for the Meridian Chamber of Commerce. The project was very rewarding to work on, as I live and work in the Meridian community, and love my city. After initial concepts were created about 4 months ago, and in conjunction with direction … Read more
Tactical Export Strategies Logo
We recently completed a logo design for Tactical Export Strategies, an Idaho company that assists firearm manufacturers in compliance and logistic issues regarding shipping to other countries. Tactical Export Strategies (TES) is registered with the ATF (U.S. Dept. of Justice) and the DDTC (U.S. State Dept.) for export and import of defense articles and services … Read more