After Jeffrey's photography from his recent farm project in Florida started making the rounds on social media, someone from the local paper got in touch with us to do an interview about our unique business model.  Of course not all of our comments made it into print, but overall the article turned out pretty well. You can read the whole thing here-  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-down-to-business-st-0506-story.html Naperville Commercial Photography and Design

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Not long after Klein Hall CPAs moved in to their new Aurora headquarters, we had a chance to work with them to create some memorable photography for their website and marketing purposes.

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Catherine recently had the opportunity to work on several pieces for JBS logistics. Based right here in Naperville, they have the capacity to handle trucking, warehousing, and ocean freight anywhere in the world. Their recent partnership with Koch Logistics was the perfect opportunity to create new marketing material that fit with the Koch aesthetic. This pocketed stepped brochure allows for sales sheets to be easily slipped in, and the tabs make it easy to find

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We were fortunate to be involved in the Self Employment In The Arts Conference again this year. Jeffrey moderated a couple of different panels on freelancing and entrepreneurship. Catherine talked about marketing and career exploration. And together we spoke about how to price your creative work, which was interesting because we discovered from our fellow panelists that artists get paid in a multitude of different ways. Some work on commission, some don’t start a project

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With a newly emptied nest at our house and a rapidly growing business, Catherine had a huge need for more office space. The transformation from old kids' bedroom to office was pretty impressive if we do say so ourselves! Read more...

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business card design example

A few months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) as a mentor graphic designer. This program takes students through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year.

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hint: the story is about the papyrus typeface

When I was walking in downtown Lake Forest IL the other day, I saw this sign and had to walk over to the business to figure out what they sold. Just glancing at the sign, you might think North Woods Candy and Pinecone Emporium. Or Cutsey Girly Things Sold Here. You would, however, be wrong. They are an audio and video store. Now, I'm sure they sell lovely audio and video products, but they make the perfect example

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how to make your logo print clearly

Remember my previous post about how not to make your logo print fuzzy? Let’s take another look at your poor little fuzzy logo. One of the reasons it might not be printing clearly is because it was saved as a low resolution .jpg or .png file. But do you really understand what these file types mean? It’s important that you know not to send a jpg when your graphic designer needs an eps file… because

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business cards image

What makes a good business card? Is it the perfectly tuned color scheme? The sharp layout? The memorable font? What do designers think about when they are creating a business card anyway? Below is an example of a design I did for a local lawyer in Naperville. Some of the items that I consider when I’m creating a new business card include: Name The main point of a business card is to get across who

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