Another few months have gone by. I’ve been busy working on a few new projects, including a couple logo designs that I want to share today!
First up, a brand new start-up company that creates awesome pieces of decorated metals. The client in this case knew pretty much exactly what they wanted. I just had to work out the kinks.
Next project was for a company that specializes in flooring & tile. Geometric graphics were used to create the lettering, which is representative of the tiling and flooring services this company provides. When the letterforms are organized vertically, it resembles an arrow pointing upwards. This is a great symbolization of the quality of work being above standard.
The long awaited release of Pokemon Go finally happened almost a week ago.
I’ve been pretty psyched about it since Niantic announced it last winter. Even more psyched when I was chosen to be a beta tester at the end of May.
Server load has made the game unplayable at times, which is frustrating, but overall I’m still excited to partake in this adventure. I chose Team Valor, due to my inner child always choosing Charmander as my starter. Fire forever. I noticed the Valor team logo was, well, rougher than the other two team logos. It didn’t seem to fit as well with the smooth edges of Team Mystic and Instinct. So, of course I had to fix that.
See what I’m saying? Anyway, great game. I would suggest you play it but chances are you already are, so join me in Valor!!
I cracked! I finally made a Facebook business page for AM Creative. If you sold your soul to our data mining overlords, please go “Like” my page! Everyone knows Facebook has a pretty epic design team. With the amount of money they bring in I wouldn’t expect any less. Speaking of likes, whats new in the world of facebook design?
Ever saw a disheartening Facebook post that made you want to show support, but you didn’t want to do it by liking the post? Even leaving a comment would seem a bit awkward wouldn’t it?
In an interview with Bloomberg, Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox announced that the company would be creating five new variations of the Like button. Only thing is, none of the variations will be a dislike button.
Users will get the option to hold the Like button down and choose of five options – angry, sad, wow, haha and love. The reactions would pop up as animated emojis.
Here’s what Cox said in the interview about the option: “Within the company, there was some debate on how to add the options without making every post look crowded with things to click. The simpler Facebook is to use, the more people will use it. Zuckerberg had a solution: Just display the usual thumbs-up button under each post, but if someone on her smartphone presses down on it a little longer, the other options will reveal themselves. Cox’s team went with that and added animation to clarify their meaning, making the yellow emojis bounce and change expression. The angry one turns red, looking downward in rage, for example. Once people click their responses, the posts in News Feed show a tally of how many wows, hahas, and loves each generated.”
This will not only complement users but also analysts, marketers and advertisers.
“These new buttons give them so much more information than the Like button,” said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy. “With that, they can better target ads and offers. This could be very valuable since better-targeted ads are better performing and more expensive.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in September that the social network was going to be having new Like options. This new ability to provide more input with less effort is a clever effort, and it seems not only make users happy but also businesses as well.
The year is almost over, time for some big changes! It was time to do away with my freshly out of school branding design and create a brand identity that better suits my current and future business. A little older, a little wiser, I might add. 🙂
I’ve been toying with this AM type idea for months in my free time, it finally came together.