EmpireCasestudy

When Jim Taylor decided to develop a retail and commercial construction division to TAYLOR – The Builders’ already successful business model, he knew just who to go to for iconic branding that shouts above the chatter. With just 5 weeks … Continue reading

NoSpec

As the owner and partner of a credible, passionate, design studio, I would be remiss if I did not make a clear stand against and work to educate my readers on the horrible design contest fad that is sweeping the … Continue reading

socialmedia

Let me start by saying that not every business needs to have a presence on every social media. There needs to be strategic reasons for spending the time to engageĀ  the likes of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Flickr. In addition … Continue reading

PortfolioReview

So if you can’t DIY, then what do you do? Hire a professional. It can be a little intimidating trying to find a designer and brand strategist that you think can provide you with the quality work you deserve. It … Continue reading

DIYPitfalls

A logo should not be designed by amateurs. There are many people out there that believe that your nephew’s friend’s girlfriend who is taking an intro to graphic design class at the local community college will provide you exactly what … Continue reading

brandingROI

One of the most elusive questions for a brand strategist and designer is: “What will the return on my investment be for my logo design or brand strategy?” I wish there was some proven formula that would allow me to … Continue reading

HJHome

Letterpressed business cards bring craftsmen-like quality to life. Working with craftsmen (and women) is one of the most rewarding aspects of our jobs. When we have the opportunity to express a piece of the company culture through every aspect of … Continue reading

Twitter_Us

FOLLOW US @SmBizBigBrands Yes, it’s true. Small Biz Big Brands is on Twitter and posting some great tweets! Sometimes it’s for fun, sometimes it’s to rant or inform or promote! We retweet what we like and sometimes things we don’t … Continue reading