I’m thrilled to announce that BlackStone Studio has been awarded three 2018 American Graphic Design Awards! This annual competition by Graphic Design USA honors outstanding new work from creative professionals from all over the country. Roughly 10,000 entries were submitted this year alone, and only a highly selective 10% were recognized. I’m so honored to be a part of that group! Check out the winning projects below.
I’m so pumped to tell you about the newest website that BlackStone Studio just launched! My longtime client, Ubaldo Parra, is the owner of LED Electric & Lighting Contractors. I designed their logo and website a while ago. I’m sure you’ve seen their vans around town! Ubaldo reached out to me a few weeks ago to create a brand new website dedicated to one part of his business. So, we designed LED Electric Retrofit, a separate site focused specifically on lighting retrofit services—you have to see their before and after photos, they are amazing! So check out their new site at www.ledelectrictx.com
I’m excited to share that BlackStone Studio just launched a new website for Yo Yo Trucking, a local company that can haul a variety of materials. Jake Bernhard, the owner, has been a long time client and friend so I was very happy to work on this project with him. Our biggest challenge on this website was content. The nature of this business doesn’t require much online information. He didn’t need product pictures, before/after photos, lengthy service descriptions, or complex informational content. His services are simple and straightforward. His potential clients just want to know three things: who the company is, what they can haul and how to get in contact with them. So we decided his website should reflect that in a clear and concise way. The result is a beautiful, one-page minimal site and that’s easy to navigate and super practical. Check it out at www.yoyotrucking.com
For ten years, BlackStone Studio has been doing web design and graphic design for the San Antonio Chamber Music Society, a local non-profit organization dedicated to bringing world-class chamber music artists to perform every year here in San Antonio.
This October, SACMS will be opening their 76th season with the critically acclaimed Brentano Quartet accompanied by the 5-time Grammy Award winner and beloved American soprano, Dawn Upshaw. And that’s only the first show! SACMS presents five concerts each year, and none of them ever disappoint!
With every season, comes the need to create new and fresh graphics to promote the performances and concert ticket sales. I work closely with specific board members to achieve this. Together, we create brand-cohesive material that compliments their program book. We carry those design elements into their website, revamping it with each season, and creating new promotional online graphics to share on social media and through email marketing.
I also help them put together and format their regular blog posts, a service I exclusively offer to SACMS, and no other client. They have an outstanding writer, E. Doyle, who composes the most beautiful articles about her experiences, travels, and thoughts surrounding her love of music. She has a remarkable gift for writing! It is a pleasure to be among the first people to read her pieces, but even more, to be the one who adds the visual components to accompany her words.
So if you enjoy excellent chamber music performances, I encourage you to buy your tickets for these fantastic concerts now! Their season subscriptions are truly the best deal in town! Or you can visit their website at www.sacms.org and browse their blog to catch up on some of E. Doyle’s latest articles. Perhaps, her beautifully crafted words will inspire you to attend one of this season’s star-studded performances!
It’s so important to keep your online presence fresh so that your existing and potential clients always have the most up to date information when they visit your site. Three years ago, I designed a new logo and website for a local dental practice, Wholesome Dentistry. This month, BlackStone Studio was happy to work with Wholesome Dentistry again! We did a full website revamp that included all new photography, a sleeker and more contemporary layout, and a comprehensive list of services and visit information. Check out the newly revamped website at www.wholesomedentistry.com
BlackStone Studio recently launched a new website for Bingham & Lea, P.C., a local law firm where trial attorneys, Ben Bingham and Royal Lea, have practiced law together for over 25 years. Their main goal was to move away from a traditional legal template to a simple, clear and professional site that’s easy to navigate. Take a look at their brand new website at www.binghamandlea.com