It’s easy to think of graphic design solely in terms of how something looks, but both good and bad design can have an impact that extends far beyond simple aesthetics.
All too often, designers give the creative process priority over everything else, even things such as budget, deadlines and communication. The end product might be solid, but if a client feels frustrated and exasperated with the whole experience, was the project really a success?
Rolla is all about fitness in action. That’s why Rolla’s owner came to Chalkbox. He wanted us to design posters that moved potential clients to engage. In order for their service offering to stand out they needed something bold, exciting, inviting, and accessible.
Whether or not you choose to work with Chalkbox, we want you to find the right graphic designer for your organization and your project.
CoActiveSoft provides solutions for Home Service Providers. Starting up with on-the-cheap branding can handicap a new business—customers and investors may simply not come knocking. They knew this and wanted to start out with branding that looked professional and credible and left no room for doubt. Chalkbox developed this colorful, clean, and professional brand to represent their good work and high-quality service.
Owner Tiffany was opening a retail boutique in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood, serving up hand-made goods from makers around the world. Her audience needed her brand to be contemporary, with a strong nod to hand-made goods. The completed work refers to patterns, shapes, and colors found in handmade ironwork, jewelry, and other intricate, decorative items.
After his business partner retired, Seattle real-estate agent Mark wanted to create a new brand that reflected himself in a way the partnership’s brand never could. Chalkbox helped Mark create the “Home with Mark” brand, designing logo, additional branding elements, and full stationery package.
Foundation for Early Learning (FEL), a long-time client of Chalkbox (and one of our first), approached Chalkbox for a trio of brochures for three different audiences. After discussing the three brochures, which were to be largely identical, Chalkbox suggested a single, general-purpose brochure with three insert cards that could tailor it for its three audiences. This was a more cost-effective and efficient use of paper and resources, and gave them the fourth piece they weren’t even looking for—a general-purpose brochure.
Washington State Department of Early Learning, along with a number of other concerned agencies and organizations, developed a year-by-year guideline document for parents, educators, and child-care providers in Washington State. Chalkbox was tasked with making an exhaustive and detailed stack of lists and guidelines approachable in nature and easy to navigate. After much exploration, we developed a series of illustrations around trees that followed and grew as the age levels increased through the book.