Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Mayhem Studios Contributes to Logo Notions Article

Mayhem Studios was honored to be asked to contribute to an article written by Jeff Fisher for Creative Latitude. Since we are so close to the Christmas season. The article would be focused on, "These are a few of my favorite things – from the world of identity design."

Some of the queston we were asked to think about.

• Catching the attention of future logo designers
• Favorite logos of large corporations
• Favorites with a local perspective
• Picking favorites in one’s own work
• A designer wish list

Jeff Fisher, the Engineer of Creative Identity for Jeff Fisher LogoMotives, has received over 475 regional, national and international graphic design awards for his logo and corporate identity efforts. His work is featured in more than 75 publications on the design of logos, the business of graphic design, and small business marketing. He shares his observations about the design industry on his blog, bLog-oMotives.

Fisher is a member of the HOW Magazine Editorial Advisory Board and is also on the 2006 HOW Design Conference Advisory Council. His own book, “The Savvy Designer's Guide to Success,” was released by HOW Design Books in late 2004. An excerpt from the book may be found at CreativeLatitude.com. More information about Jeff Fisher LogoMotives is available at www.jfisherlogomotives.com.

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Design Forums: Merry HOWie Christmas

I visit many design forums daily, which is great source of information, inspiration and community. It's an opportunity to market yourself by showcasing your know how and expertise in the field of design. Many award winning designers and potential clients frequent these forums often. You start to build a virtual friendship and trust among all the members. These relationships can lead to real world projects. You are not bound by borders anymore with this thing called the internet.

For me, forums have become like a second family, even though I have never met most of the members. The ones that I have met personally are great, I am happy to call them my friends. Forum members are very supportive, helpful and a loyal bunch. You mess with one member, you mess with us all.

On the How Design Forum we picked names for our Secret Santa Gift Exchange. I was feeling like a litte kid again, exicited about what I will be getting and when I will be getting it. This is what I mean about community and family.

This morning a bunch of fun goodies arrived at my door step from my Secret Santa.

• Lovely card
• Hand painted box with handmade Caramels. (delicious)
• Executive Marble Run - Erector set with marbles.
• Jet Set Roulette - Mini roulette game.
• Ninja Attack - Ninja flying toy.
• Understand Modern Art breath spray. (telling me something?)

Few of the design forums I frequent:

How Design
Creative Bits
Designers Network

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  • Mayhem Studios is a small award-winning design firm located in Los Angeles, California, developing identity and brand recognition for the business sector across the nation. The Studio uses strategic and creative design with effective messages targeted to the client's specific audiences to produce identity and branded collateral pieces, annual reports, brochures, logo design, advertising and interactive web sites. Calvin Lee, Principal & Creative Director of Mayhem Studios is a graduate of Platt College and serves as a member of the Platt College Advisory Board for the Visual Communications Department, NO!SPEC Committee and on the Creative Latitude Management Team.
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