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fun and functional design & illustration services for print and web


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.

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Hobie’s Porch Chair Repair & Planet Art Rack Cards

We completed a website for Brandy earlier in the year when she was working from a home studio for her chair repair businesses. As her business picked up she needed a larger and more accessible studio space. She found such at 375 Depot Street in the River Arts District. The move enabled Brandy to also kick start her second company, Planet Art Picture Framing and Gallery.

With two businesses to promote Brandy asked us to design two sided business cards and rack cards, so she could not only save on printing costs, but also easily cross promote her skills. We had just completed the design of her Planet Art logo, so the timing was perfect. Now surrounded by other artisans and in an easy to access location, Brandy and Dave are staying very busy.

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