Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Alexander the Grape Logo

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Part of what I do is freelance design. It’s what brought me to China and keeps my cash flowing. I’m currently working on a logo for a company called Alexander the Grape and I need input.

Alexander the Grape (ATG) makes a variety of grape-based products. The most popular is verjus, an acidic juice made by pressing unripe grapes. They also plan to make wine and other grape juices. To get the ball rolling on his business, ATG needs a logo.

I created a few draft logos in Illustrator CS5. Initially I chose a curved font to exude class. I want to play up the curve of the X, resembling a grape. Obviously with a grape company I tried grape clusters. My client, Alexander, likes this, but wants more. We want more than just a font or a grape cluster. He suggested a modern logo [right column, third down] and I paired it with futuristic fonts.

I’ve got a few logos/fonts I’m fond of, however it’s just not there yet. I need input. HELP!

How can I take the modern logo from flat to fab? Which fonts do you like? Any suggestions on making that X stand out?

♥ BB

Bess Byers Handwritten Font?

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

No words needed, unless you can’t read my handwriting…

♥ BB

Hire Me, Please!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Now this is how you do a portfolio!

Click here to see 50 reasons why you should hire me, Bess Belleau Byers, for your design, public relations and communications needs!

*Some text is hard to read due to save-for-web preferences. Message me if you would like a PDF version of my portfolio. Don’t worry, the print copy looks pro :]

♥ BB

Halloween House Party

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

If you’re in Tri-Cities for Halloween weekend, make sure to check this house party out!

My friends at Elm and Olympia are jamming out this weekend in West Richland. Bring your booze, buddies and best Halloween attire and rock the night away. As for me, I’ll be listening to their CD poolside in Arizona :]

♥ BB


Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I received an overwhelming response to the She Works Hard shoot, as well as inquiries to my Flash-y spread.

I created my magazine layout in InDesign. Instead of exporting my layout as a PDF or JPG, I chose to save it as a .SWF file. Saving a SWF file gives you the option to create a flipbook, which is exactly what I did.

Creating flipbooks are a lot easer than they look. The whole process takes about two minutes tops. I’m taking my photo shoots to the next level, and plan to create flipbooks for all my photos. Not only is it a rad way to view a shoot, it gives me the magazine, fashion and design experience needed to get out of this town and working for a legit publication.

Thoughts about flipbooks? What did you like? What would you like to see different? If the progression of my flipbooks are anything like my photo shoots, you know the best is yet to come!

♥ BB