Graphic design services include page layout for any format, template design, Powerpoint presentation design, brochure design, and poster design, just to name a few. Graphic design is a broad term, and Smudged Graphics can help with the design of any business communication, even if the client isn't exactly sure what would work best.
The first step in any web design project is to determine the goal.
Is the site designed to sell a product, promote a brand or service, or be purely informational? Will it create a community of members, or a crowd of avid readers? Each site is unique, and the look and behavior of the site needs to reflect that.
We sit down with each client to discuss what story they need to tell, and what ideas they have about telling it. We provide feedback and suggestions to make the story stronger, and gather as much information as is necessary to bring the story to life. We then use color and space to build something visitors can connect with and remember, gathering client feedback along the way.
When it comes time to construct the site, we build it into the Joomla! open source content management system so the site can be easily managed by as many users as needed. A site is a living document that benefits from regular attention and new content, so we train our clients to manage their own content and keep it fresh.
Does your organization have a web site that requires content updates, software or code updates, or general clean up?
Smudged Graphics can be your web site maintenance contact. We can make updates or changes to your web site content so it stays fresh, both to your readers and to the search spiders. We can handle the updates to Joomla! core software, as well as installed extensions so your software is always up to date.
We've all been there. You have a point to make, and it would just be easier to sketch it out. Where are the cocktail napkins?
Sometimes the only way to get someone to understand what you're saying is to show a picture. When it comes to technical concepts, diagrams transfer 10X the information in 1 tenth the time, and the word count doesn't hit 1000.
Help manuals, training materials, repair guides; they all benefit from the use of clear images. Whether it be a line drawing, a conceptual diagram, or a photographic quality 3d render, the audience will "get it" much more quickly.
The logo is the mark of a business. It is what the world uses as a "name tag" of sorts. If used properly, it comes to represent all that a company stands for, from their philosophy to their approach to their products and services. The mark grows in value over time as more and more people associate it with the ideals of the business.
Smudged Graphics designs not just a logo, but an identity package that defines a brand, and includes the styles and usage for that logo so it can increase in value and gain credibility with potential customers.
The real world is 3 dimensional, but so much of what we see are 2 dimensional representations on screens or paper. Creating 3 dimensional views of products makes them more believable, and gives them a certain flair. Sometimes we need to see a product that doesn't exist yet, or see a version that could be. Sometimes we want to see something that is completely imaginary. The more realistic the view, the more viewers will believe it.
Creating your product shot as a 3D model is often more flexible than a true photograph. Digital models can be manipulated easily, rather than having to recreate a complicated photo set up. Colors, lighting, angle of view, and even environments are easily swapped, not to mention the possibilities of animation.
Need to see something as realistically as possible, or from multiple views?