It’s no secret that referrals are among the top ways entrepreneurs get new business. More than half of my clients have been referrals. Once in a while, I even get referred within the same organization to different people in other departments. That’s actually the case with the Montessori School of San Antonio. I’ve worked with their Spring Gala committee for a couple of years, and they recently gave my name me to another group within the school who organizes their summer camp. Camp MSSA is an eight-week summer program that offers fun and stimulating activities for children. I had the pleasure of helping them create a brand new logo, unique to its purpose, but with ties to their existing school identity. I really enjoyed working on this project, and I’m so very grateful for the amazing clients who take the time to refer me to their friends, family, and colleagues.
Do you ever wait until Monday to begin new projects?
Maybe, you’re planning on starting “next month.” Or perhaps you’re waiting until it’s time for resolutions again. We all do it—and we all need a little push once in a while to move us into action. Well, consider this my push… It’s Monday, January and February flew by in a blink, and the New Year is not so new anymore… So tell me, are you finally ready to start working on your logo? Or place that order for new business cards? How about those flyers you been meaning to put together? It’s time… Browse my website to find out how I can help you with all these things!
One of the most overlooked, yet easiest ways, to get your brand and contact information in front of customers is an email signature. Today’s tip will show you how to quickly add an email signature to your Gmail account.
1 Click on the Gear icon
It’s located at the top right side of the Gmail interface. Then click on the Settings tab.
2 Find the Signature Section
Under General, scroll down, and you’ll find the Signature section near the bottom of the page.
3 Enter Your Information
Type in your contact information using the provided text editor. You can also format the text size, color, and style.
4 Add your logo.
5 Add Links
Don’t forget to add links to your text. Link to your email, website and social media accounts.
That’s it! When you are done, just click Save Changes at the bottom of the page. Now, if you really want to get creative with your signature, you can use an email signature template generator to help you.
Each new year feels like a fresh start—a chance for new beginnings! It’s the perfect time to finally get working on that great business idea you’ve been playing around with in your head!!! You’ve already got the name picked out, and maybe you’ve already registered it too… so what’s the next step? A unique and great-looking logo to start branding your business! I can help you with that! My work process is very collaborative… from the first consultation to the final design stage, YOU are involved every step of the way. Are you ready to get started?
I’d like to share a special new logo created for my longtime client, Randy Pike, owner of Airborne Beans. Randy is starting a charity called Angel Foundation tied to his coffee company, which is why this logo is similar to the one we created for Airborne Beans. The foundation is in honor of his wife, Nina Petrow, who recently lost her battle with cancer. Nina was also a BlackStone Studio client, but most importantly, she was my friend. I’m so sad she is gone, but I am glad to be able to help Randy with the artwork for this beautiful endeavor. Money raised through the charity will go to help mothers battling cancer. Check out the new logo above!
BlackStone Studio just finished a new custom logo for the Montessori School of San Antonio’s 2019 Annual Spring Gala. I had the pleasure of working on their 2018 Spring Gala logo and invitation, which was recently awarded an American Graphic Design Award and now we are gearing up for next year’s gala, themed “Dream Big — Restoring the Past. Building the Future.” The 2019 gala is focused on raising funds for the renovation of their main building, so we made the school entryway our inspiration for the artwork. Check it out above!