How to provide great feedback to your graphic designer

Successful design begins with questions and communication between the you (client) and your designer. Typically, this takes the form of a creative brief, where designer and client meet to define the design problem, reveal project critical details, outline goals, and discuss the scope of work to be done. This initial conversation sets the stage for a successful project, but an …

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Brochure design for non-profit Foundation for Early Learning

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 …

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Identity design for real estate firm Home With Mark

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.

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Book design and illustration for Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines

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 …

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Printed event support for local nonprofit, Foundation for Early Learning

Foundation for Early Learning (FEL) was one of Chalkbox’s first clients. We worked with them each year to design and produce invitations, programs, note cards, presentation templates, and other odds and ends for their annual fundraising luncheon. Their work was infinitely instrumental in elevating early learning efforts in Washington state. The organization was the very definition of “good people doing good work,” which …

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Print magazine design for Eastside Preparatory School

Eastside Prep in Kirkland, WA, is just over a decade old, but is providing some of the finest education experiences in the United States. To share the stories of their school, its growth, students, and faculty, Chalkbox designs a biannual, 48-page, full-color magazine. Unique faculty- and student-written articles around a central theme comprise each volume, which is rounded out by a …