io design & illustration, inc.
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Logo Development and Brand Implementation

Our design services include logo development and brand support. We have worked extensively with clients to develop and implement their brand on new marketing materials and to refresh existing pieces. Logo developemt services are provided both for new businesses or those in need of an update to reflect changes in services and/or target demographic.

Below are some examples of our logo and brand implementation work.

YMCA: Implementing the New Brand

Inside spread, front and back of the five panel brochure developed for the YMCA of WNC. Part of the implementation of the new Y brand.

The YMCA is in process of rebranding across the nation. They have updated their “Y” logo and created a new colorful look.

Rebranding is a great time to remind your audience of who you are and what you stand for, and the Y is maximizing this truism. They are using this time to draw attention to their three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility, reminding us of the depth of the Ys commitment to community.

Starting with the 2010 Annual Report, I have worked with our Y of Western North Carolina in implementing their new brand. I worked closely with their Financial Development Director to ensure that the materials for this year’s fundraising campaign brought the new brand to life.

Along with the updated graphics, we moved to a five panel brochure and included a pledge card for ease of response. Brochures sent to past donors included variable data on the pledge card, additionally adding to the ease of responding.

We also revamped the newsletter, implementing brand while creating a new oversized piece to allow for more stories and larger photos. I’m proud to say that our newsletter design was presented as an example to other Ys across the country of good implementation of brand! Click here to view a pdf of the Winter/Spring 2011 issue.

Other support materials included t-shirts, banners, ads and posters (shown below).

For information on the Y of WNC visit

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On first load, the stars in the header and footer twinkle.

How could I not have a great time designing for a business called PLANET ART!?!

An illustrated logo with influences from pulp SciFi covers – fun – owners, Brandy and Dave – double fun – getting to also design a rack card, car graphic, t-shirts, event posters and a WordPress site – okay, you get the idea, fun.

Planet Art is a different kind of frame shop and gallery located in the River Arts Galaxy in Asheville, NC. They have an Art Exchange where you can buy and sell (for cash or store credit) gently used art, a gallery wall to feature local artists, and of course do an excellent job framing.

Brandy is one of our star WordPress clients. She dove right in and mucked about with pages and post almost immediately after getting the login for her site. She has used photos well and included lots of relevant info. She has also been savvy about cross-linking to her Chair Repair website and included some of the basics on chair caning on the Planet Art site. We touch base with her every few months to see if questions have come up, and to tweak css here and there as needed and to add items to the sidebar which requires some html knowledge. My bet is she’ll soon master that as well.

Discover PLANET ART online at

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