X

All Things Business Related.

Marketing Tips | Business Advice | Business & Tech News | Videos | Photos | Motivation & Inspirational Quotes | Advice | Tips | & Much More…

Logo Design for The Hanging Gardens in Ann Arbor

We had the opportunity to work with The Hanging Gardens on their logo. This is some of the ideas we came up with. We are also working with them to develop their website which should be live by the end of the month. The official logo will be published on our Instagram and along with the live site of The Hanging Gardens by the end of the month.

THE HANGING GARDENS LOGO

THE HANGING GARDENS LOGO DESIGN

THE HANGING GARDENS LOGO DESIGNED BY FIVENSON STUDIOS

THE HANGING GARDENS LOGO DESIGN CONCEPTS

THE HANGING GARDENS LOGO- DESIGNED BY FIVENSON STUDIOS GRAPHIC DESIGN AND WEB DESIGN STUDIOS IN MICHIGAN

THE HANGING GARDENS LOGO DESIGN CONCEPTS

the hanging gardens logo ann arbor

What Makes a Great Logo Design?

The Nike Swoosh, the Coca-Cola cursive and Apple’s apple: great brands have great logos. These logos convey the brand’s message to millions of people every day, just by being visible.

If your company is looking to make an impression and grow in the marketplace, you’ll need a logo. Fortunately, a good graphic designer can create one for you. While the price tags for those famous logos we mentioned earlier vary widely, you can get a brand-building logo for a budget price. Creating a logo is about more than eye-catching pictures. There are many things to consider when choosing the right logo for your company, so today we’re going to take a deeper look at the logistics of logos.

Talking Text

Unless your logo is internationally recognized like Nike or Apple, adding your name to the graphic is crucial to building your brand awareness. That means you’re going to need some text. The words you include in your logo do more than just convey your message, for starters. They also represent the “look” of your brand. Great graphic designers know how to use different fonts to convey different meanings and emotions to their audiences. Being legible isn’t enough, unfortunately. Your text has to convey a notion as well, and your graphic designer can help you find the right text for your logo.

Eye-catching Color

Colors aren’t just for sports teams. Companies can and should have colors as well, and those colors should be represented in the logo. It’s important, of course, to choose your colors wisely. The colors you select can have a big impact on your company’s future business success.

Start by remembering that certain colors convey certain emotions. If your goal is to make your logo look young and exciting, you may want to select a bright color like red or yellow. However, if your goal is to have your logo look cool and refined, darker colors, like blue, are the better choice. Color psychology is very real and a good graphic designer can use it to your advantage.

It’s also worth pointing out that you don’t need to have any color at all. A great logo should look as good in black and white as it does in any color shade. The Nike swoosh is a great example.

Finally, just like your text, simplicity is king when it comes to selecting colors for your logo. That means limiting your color selections to 3 or fewer; it’s worth noting that a single color may be all you need.

Creating a Great Graphic

When most people think of a brand’s logo, they think of the graphic, so make your graphic count. Any logo can look good on a masthead, but a professional graphic designer can help you create a graphic that also looks good on stationery, apparel, advertisements and on the Web.

Graphics that possess these qualities are professionally created, not clip art. They are also scalable and, like the text and color selections, simple. Perhaps most importantly, a good logo graphic is also timeless. Your company is going to be around for generations, and so should your logo.

More cost effective than you think

For your business to grow and build brand reputation, you need a great logo – something that symbolizes your company every time it appears and conveys the message you want to your customers, now and for the years ahead. But that doesn’t mean your logo has to cost you thousands of dollars. Fivenson Studios design team has been empowering companies for years by creating one-of-a-kind logos for affordable prices.

Logo Design

The core piece on all your marketing efforts is your logo. Your company's logo is the first place where prospects will have contact with your company. If your logo is out of date or poorly constructed then you can be sure that you will lose business from your prospects or target audience. Many times an innovative and intriguing logo is what will make your prospects interested enough in your company to want to do business with you or at least find out what it is you do.

Our approach is to create fresh, innovative logos for our clients that establish branding identity, capture the attention of your target audience and tell the story of your business.

 

 

Fivenson Studios is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our graphic design team specializes in logo and webpage design, as well as marketing campaigns for social and print media. From flyers and brochures to targeted landing pages, we aim to bring your company into the spotlight and reach a greater range of potential customers.

Let's Get Social | http://fivensonstudios.com | (734) 224-9696 | Info@FivensonStudios.Com

 

Six Things You Should Never Say on Facebook

6 Things You Should Never Say on

“You’ll never guess this, but its the one weird trick we used to get you to read this tip.” This kind of blatant click bait will annoy your audience, even on Facebook, and it could cause customers and client to not trust you. Instead of using hyped up titles, you should provide real value with all your social media content.

Create the perfect post on Facebook, consists of 40 characters. According to research it is the ideal length for a Facebook post. This doesn’t leave a lot of room for extended thoughts it's intended for you to be breef and to the point. If you would like your extended thoughts read you should take your customers off Facebook and direct them to your website or blog. Use your 40 characters to give a gimps of your idea and leave them wanting more this way they will click on your link. As the old saying goes, less is more and it's absolutely true.

You need to make sure that you’re actually delivering on your title. Don't tease your readers with "clickable bait" after all when once they click on your "false titles" they probably will never come back to your site. They might go as far as unfollowing you.

Please don't use these if you want to keep your readers engaged.

The biggest no-no’s:

  • “You’ll never guess…”
  • “You won’t believe…”
  • “This one weird trick…”
  • “You’ll only understand if…”
  • “This video will make you cry…”
  • Any question that can be answered with one word.

In order to make your readers happy don't use the above list of "clickable bate."

 

Fivenson Studios is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our graphic design team specializes in logo and webpage design, as well as marketing campaigns for social and print media. From flyers and brochures to targeted landing pages, we aim to bring your company into the spotlight and reach a greater range of potential customers.

Let's Get Social | http://fivensonstudios.com | (734) 224-9696 | Info@FivensonStudios.Com

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: "Too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful and too determined to be defeated."

quote of the day-too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful and too determined to be defeated-designed by fivenson studios michigan graphic design and web design studios

Fivenson Studios is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our graphic design team specializes in logo and webpage design, as well as marketing campaigns for social and print media. From flyers and brochures to targeted landing pages, we aim to bring your company into the spotlight and reach a greater range of potential customers.

Let's Get Social | http://fivensonstudios.com | (734) 224-9696 | Info@FivensonStudios.Com

Personal Branding Personas

Personal Branding Personas that will Always Work

Personal Branding Personas that will Always Work

This article began its life under the title Personal Branding Personas for 2016, but as it started taking shape, it soon became clear that personal branding personas are not exactly date-related. They either work or they do not and it has nothing to do with the year, or even the decade. In fact, one might argue that personal branding personas existed long before personal branding or even marketing were introduced as a concept.

Because of this timelessness of the personal branding personas, this article was renamed and concerns personas that have simply been identified as successful in turning a personal brand into a popular and even famous one.

The Infallible

The Infallible is quite possibly the first personal branding persona that was ever "invented" or adopted. It is the simplest persona there is and the reasons why it is effective are also extremely straight-forward. If someone does not make mistakes and always does the right thing, it is easy to trust them. Someone like that usually does not have difficulties convincing other people of their point of view, which can come in very handy in innumerable situations. That being said, it is a difficult persona to maintain since every little mistake can become the crack that shatters the entire image.

The Underdog

Everyone loves the Underdog. It is not an American thing or even a Western thing. The Underdog is extremely easy to identify with because the vast majority of us feel like odds are stacked up against us and that we are constantly having to push and fight for things that others do not have to. This is true even for those people who have it relatively easy. Most of us see ourselves as underdogs and we relate immediately to the Underdog. There is a reason why Rocky won the Best Picture in 1976 instead of Network.

The Jerk

For some reason, the Jerk persona also works quite well, especially in certain industries. The mechanisms behind it are probably more complex than those of rest of the personas, but no one can deny that the Jerk can be a successful one. We probably think that this person must be very good at what they do in order to be able to be a Jerk and still succeed. One of the finest examples of this is Tim Sykes, a day trader who has, according to himself, adopted the persona of the "rich douche bag". It simply works for him.

The Teacher

Another personal brand persona that we encounter very frequently is the Teacher, someone who is always ready to share their expertise and help people become better at something they do. It is not limited to only one industry or one field. You will find the Teacher in pretty much every field, usually having a hidden motive behind their willingness to teach and illuminate. Of course, there are also genuine teachers who find their purpose in making others better. These people are not personas; they are the genuine article.

The Independent

This has nothing to do with politics, do not worry. This has to do with following trends and being ready to voice one's opinions without fearing what others might say. The Independents do as they please, they say what they mean and they do not bother themselves with the opinions of others. Even if they do, they make it their business not to show it. The Independent persona can be quite taxing, but it can also instill a huge following that will be far stronger than with any other persona.

AUTHOR: James D. Burbank has spent years in marketing, both traditional and online and he has been blogging about his experiences and insights for some time now. Check him out on Twitter - @JBurbank2019.

 

Fivenson Studios is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our graphic design team specializes in logo and webpage design, as well as marketing campaigns for social and print media. From flyers and brochures to targeted landing pages, we aim to bring your company into the spotlight and reach a greater range of potential customers.

Let's Get Social | http://fivensonstudios.com | (734) 224-9696 | Info@FivensonStudios.Com

The Internet of Things and Mobile Homes of the Future

The Internet of Things (IOT) concept has already been put into practice. Even today some of us live in smart homes and drive cars with dozens of smart functions. The common characteristic of all smart features in all devices is that they can be remotely controlled or set in advance to perform a task. Although the IoT is revolutionizing our lives as we speak, the future is yet to bring interesting innovations into our homes. So, let's see what we will be using in the years to come.

01 (1)

The Internet of Things and Mobile Homes of the Future

 

Money-saving energy features

As we are rushing into an ecologically problematic future, construction engineers and IT-specialists have joined forces to improve the energy efficiency of our future homes. By introducing smart household appliances and devices accessible via the Internet even when we are not at home, we will be able to save a lot of money. The only drawback of such approach is the initial price. It costs a bit more to equip your home with energy-efficient, IoT-optimized devices. However, they will save a lot of money and pay off in a few years. Smart solutions that will enhance the quality of homes are definitely the most important outcomes of the second digital revolution, as reported by the UK Government.

Internet of hologram things

Now that we will finally be able to control our devices remotely, through apps, IT engineers are pushing the envelope even further. In the future, it is expected that we will no longer need to use tangible keyboards or remote controls, but we will have holograms instead. A close relative to the IoT system, such a holographic home is expected to make our lives even more comfortable, since our daily chores and business tasks are expected to be performed in a more efficient way. Here you can read more about the home-friendly holograms of the future, in a text brought by the International Business Times.  

02

The Internet of Things and Mobile Homes of the Future

New gaming dimension

Although playing video games online or using wireless gaming equipment is old news, new trends in the gaming niche will enable gaming enthusiasts to truly immerse themselves into virtual worlds. While gaming consoles such as Nintendo Wii have been here for a decade, nowadays gamers can already use some new cutting-edge devices, like the Oculus Rift, to enhance their playing experience. Also, the abovementioned holograms will play an important role in the gaming of the future. With such a large number of gaming devices and features that rely on the Internet connection, it is important to ensure a fast data flow. This is why reliable providers have prepared dozens of Internet packages for every pocket. Gamers only need to compare broadband bundles and choose what suits them best.

Smart illumination casts a new light

How many times did you go to bed, just to realize that you forgot to switch off the lights? Leaving lights on is a common problem when it comes to energy efficiency. However, when you install a smart lighting system, you will be able to control each and every light from your smartphone or even your smartwatch. It will not only save you the trouble of going round the house and switching off the lights, but also increase your safety. Before you get back home at night, just turn on the lights and you will enter a bright and safe home.

The Internet of Things is already our reality. It also has a bright future, since people want to live in more efficient and healthier homes. It will without any doubt turn our homes into modern and cozy places and improve the quality of life in general.

Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.

 

Fivenson Studios is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our graphic design team specializes in logo and webpage design, as well as marketing campaigns for social and print media. From flyers and brochures to targeted landing pages, we aim to bring your company into the spotlight and reach a greater range of potential customers.

Let's Get Social | http://fivensonstudios.com | (734) 224-9696 | Info@FivensonStudios.Com

Word-Of-Mouth Advertising

The content on your website is the digital equivalent of word-of-mouth advertising-designed by fivenson studios graphic design and web design studios

The content on your business website is the digital equivalent of word-of-mouth advertising. When clients find your content interesting they share it with others. In return your site’s ranking improves, and higher placement on search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo boosts web traffic and sales for your business. To take full advantage of these search results, your website needs to include more than written descriptions of your business or blog articles. It need to take advantages of YouTube and Viemo which will give you powerful back-links to your site.

Fivenson Studios is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our graphic design team specializes in logo and webpage design, as well as marketing campaigns for social and print media. From flyers and brochures to targeted landing pages, we aim to bring your company into the spotlight and reach a greater range of potential customers.

Let's Get Social | http://fivensonstudios.com | (734) 224-9696 | Info@FivensonStudios.Com

Black History Month

Black History Month- black lives matter-designed by fivenson studios graphic design and web design studios

 

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States[1] and Canada[2] in February, and the United Kingdom[3] in October.

Negro History Week (1926)

The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodsonand the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be "Negro History Week."[1]This week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12 and of Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates Black communities had celebrated together since the late 19th century.[1]

From the event's initial phase, primary emphasis was placed on encouraging the coordinated teaching of the history of American blacks in the nation's public schools. The first Negro History Week was met with a lukewarm response, gaining the cooperation of the Departments of Education of the states of North Carolina, Delaware, and West Virginia as well as the city school administrations ofBaltimore and Washington, D.C..[4] Despite this far from universal acceptance, the event was regarded by Woodson as "one of the most fortunate steps ever taken by the Association," and plans for a repeat of the event on an annual basis continued apace.[4]

At the time of Negro History Week's launch, Woodson contended that the teaching of black history was essential to ensure the physical and intellectual survival of the race within broader society:

"If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated. The American Indian left no continuous record. He did not appreciate the value of tradition; and where is he today? The Hebrew keenly appreciated the value of tradition, as is attested by the Bible itself. In spite of worldwide persecution, therefore, he is a great factor in our civilization."[5]

By 1929 The Journal of Negro History was able to note that with only two exceptions, officials with the State Departments of Educations of "every state with considerable Negro population" had made the event known to that state's teachers and distributed official literature associated with the event."[6] Churches also played a significant role in the distribution of literature in association with Negro History Week during this initial interval, with the mainstream and black press aiding in the publicity effort.[7]

Negro History Week was met with enthusiastic response; it prompted the creation of black history clubs, an increase in interest among teachers, and interest from progressive whites. Negro History Week grew in popularity throughout the following decades, with mayors across the United States endorsing it as a holiday.[1]

Black History Month (1976)

The expansion of Black History Week to Black History Month was first proposed by the leaders of the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of the Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, in February 1970.[8]

In 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial, the informal expansion of Negro History Week to Black History Month was officially recognized by the U.S. government. President Gerald Ford spoke in regards to this, urging Americans to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history."[9]

United Kingdom (1987)

Black History Month was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1987. It was organized through the leadership of Ghanaian analyst Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, who then served as a coordinator of special projects for the Greater London Council (GLC) and created a collaboration to get it underway.[10] It was first celebrated in London and has become a national institution.[3]

Canada (1995)

In 1995, after a motion by politician Jean Augustine, representing the riding of Etobicoke—Lakeshore in Ontario, Canada's House of Commons officially recognized February as Black History Month and honored Black Canadians. In 2008, Senator Donald Oliver moved to have the Senate officially recognize Black History Month, which was unanimously approved.[2]

Criticism

Black History Month often sparks an annual debate about the continued usefulness and fairness of a designated month dedicated to the history of one race. Criticism include questions over whether it is appropriate to confine the celebration of black history to one month, as opposed to integration of black history into the mainstream education the rest of the year. Another criticism is that contrary to the original inspiration for Black History Month, which was a desire to redress the manner in which British schools failed to represent black historical figures as anything other than slaves or colonial subjects, Black History Month reduces complex historical figures to overly simplified objects of hero worship. Another criticism, usually leveled by whites, is that the celebration is racist.[11]

Black celebrities such as actor and director Morgan Freeman and actress Stacey Dash have criticized Black History Month,[12][13] with Freeman saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." Freeman has argued that there was no White History Month, because white people did not want their history relegated to just one month.[14]

Information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

Fivenson Studios is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our graphic design team specializes in logo and webpage design, as well as marketing campaigns for social and print media. From flyers and brochures to targeted landing pages, we aim to bring your company into the spotlight and reach a greater range of potential customers.

Let's Get Social | http://fivensonstudios.com | (734) 224-9696 | Info@FivensonStudios.Com

Why Brand Creation Is the Key of Every Business

 

BRAND CREATION- designed by fivenson studios graphic design and web design studios

You can launch a startup and keep working for many, many years, but it will never take off as you hoped if you do not turn your business into a real brand. Brands evoke the feeling of familiarity and recognizability in their loyal users and customers. When you have realized that your business has become a well-known entity in the business jungle, it will mean that you have done a great marketing job. But the question is: how to get there for real?

Customer-centered approach

Showing up at the table at which cards have been dealt long before you have entered the room can put terrible pressure on the back of every new business owner. Business people who want to achieve their ambition and get recognition have to work twice as hard as their already established rivals. What needs to be in the center of your focus at the beginning of a business quest are the customers. The rule of thumb is that you should sweep them off their feet. However, in reality it is much harder to hit the bull's eye of your customers' attention. For starters, you should introduce a reliable customer support, no matter if you are a shoe seller or an IT startup. In addition, always allow your unsatisfied customers to have their product exchanged for new ones.  Moreover, becoming an active member of the online business community is the next stage of your business growth.

Benefits of the digital realm

The process of brand creation has significantly changed since the moment the Internet has become the leading force of the business world. It might not seem obvious at first glance, but the open form of the Internet has enabled small businesses to enter the business race shoulder to shoulder with their giant colleagues. As a matter of fact, the flexible nature of small businesses make such entities more adaptable for the fast-changing pace of modern business.

It goes without saying that a modern small business aiming at becoming a renowned brand has to make the best use of social media. While an important share of work will have to be done by business owners and their employees, once you have attracted a certain number of followers, your brand will be popularized and shared by their efforts. Social media can launch your business to an unexpected level of online visibility if you manage to entice the multi-channel shoppers to buy your products.

brand-awareness-1

Brand Awareness: by NY - http://nyphotographic.com/ License: Creative Commons 3 - CC BY-SA 3.0

Business success through brand awareness

Making your target audience aware of your existence and your products is the end goal for every business owner. Once your target customers learn that you manufacture or provide first-class products or services, it will be a clear sign that you are on the right path.  People still respect verbal recommendation and this promotional technique can contribute a lot to business popularization. Reaching wide brand recognition is the key feature of every successful business. This is why entrepreneurs have to contact experienced experts for branding design to create an impressive visual appeal.

Once people can tell you from other similar small businesses, it means that you have turned your startup into a respectable business. Thanks to the power of the Internet, a business can become a renowned brand much more easily today than ever before. However, it still takes a lot of courage, effort and knowledge to join the most famous global brands.

Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.

Fivenson Studios is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our graphic design team specializes in logo and webpage design, as well as marketing campaigns for social and print media. From flyers and brochures to targeted landing pages, we aim to bring your company into the spotlight and reach a greater range of potential customers.

Let's Get Social | http://fivensonstudios.com | (734) 224-9696 | Info@FivensonStudios.Com

Traditional Business Plan Is An Insane Waste of Time

Traditional-Business-Plan-Is-A-Insane-Waste-of-Time-designed-by-fivenson-studios-graphic-design-and-web-design-agency-in-michigan

 

Business Plan Process

The business plan is commonly, and erroneous, thought of as the Holy Grail or the template for success. It's more than often the position you're pointed if you have an idea and talking to any old-school business person, corporate lifer or banker at least when it comes to getting your business idea off the ground. It's simply a predictable response: "Sure, email me or send me your business plan, and I'll look it over." The truth of the matter is, if you're seeking advice from these people early on, you're barking up the wrong tree, because that formal plan you're going to spend an incredible amount of time putting together is going to do more harm than good. Here are some reasons you’re wasting your time. The formal structure doesn't apply to the reality of the world we are living in. The traditional business plan is commonly made up of around eight sections: an executive summary, company summary, products and services, market analysis summary, strategy and implantation summary, management summary, financial plan and an appendix. They all have somewhere between three and 10 subsections. This creates a manuscript that runs upwards of 40 pages and takes a very long time to accomplish. Guess what? People as a whole are now accustomed to getting short bursts of information, because our attention spans has shortened over time, so this 40 page epic novel of a plan is going to do a great job of occupying space on your intended reader’s computer or collecting dust on their desk, but it’s not likely to get read.

Fivenson Studios is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our graphic design team specializes in logo and webpage design, as well as marketing campaigns for social and print media. From flyers and brochures to targeted landing pages, we aim to bring your company into the spotlight and reach a greater range of potential customers.

Let's Get Social | http://fivensonstudios.com | (734) 224-9696 | Info@FivensonStudios.Com

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

The things that we actually put our all into getting are the things that will matter to us most at the end of our lifetime. So many wonder why those who are given fame without having to work for it usually end up having tragic downfalls. Essentially it is because they are given the benefits and rewards of someone who worked extremely hard without doing the hard work, and instead of being intelligent and careful, end up being careless because they didn't have to work too hard to be where they are.

 Nothing That's Worth Having Comes Easy

quote-of-the-day-nothing-worth-having-comes-easy-designed-by-fivenson-studios-graphic-design-and-webdesign-company-michigan-based-michigan.jpg

Fivenson Studios is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, our graphic design team specializes in logo and webpage design, as well as marketing campaigns for social and print media. From flyers and brochures to targeted landing pages, we aim to bring your company into the spotlight and reach a greater range of potential customers.

Let's Get Social | http://fivensonstudios.com | (734) 224-9696 | Info@FivensonStudios.Com

1 ...7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 27

Contact us

Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all... good design must primarily serve people. Let's start serving you.

Keep in touch with us

Lets get social. We would love to meet you! We Are Currently Open Monday-Sunday 8am-11pm Christopher@FivensonStudios.Com

Name: Christopher
Phone: (734) 224-9696
Address: 1214 S. University Ave Unit 4075 Ann Arbor, MI 48104

734-224-9696