When you break things down to levels "scientific", our process is rather simple. In most circumstances, it is followed to a "t" whether we realize it our not.
Ask everything. Question everything.
You talk. We listen and ask questions to get a better idea of project scope & direction. This is where we learn about your business and your goals while doing our best to put ourselves in your shoes. Do we sell shoes? Nope. But we have an uncanny ability to see the world through our clients eyes.
This helps us visualize ways we can help. It may simply be that a new logo is in order. Or that an entire brand overhaul is needed. But the "Ask" phase of the project situates us in a place that we can properly address your advertising, marketing and overall brand needs.
Plan for the work ahead
Chaos ensues without planning. And with all Brand, Logo, Website or Graphic Design projects, this is especially true. First of all, planning helps us work together to determine a solid direction, timeline & estimated cost. And yes, while you want to know the cost, we also have to plan on costs as well.
Planning also allows us to launch projects in a timely manner. Make no mistake. While it may seem that there is plenty of time to get your project finished, every project ends up being needed sooner than planned.
Put on some tunes. Get bus-y.
This is where the magic happens. Planning comes together with our initial learning sessions in the Ask phase, and we create. Sometimes its on paper. Sometimes on the Intous. Sometimes its straight to the computer.
Ultimately, we kick out some cool comps and do our best to mock them up in a manner that allows our clients to "see" what we are thinking. Usually in context. Depending on project scope - 2-4 comps are delivered for Client review.
Take a step back. Does it look right? Refine.
Sometimes we nail it on the first go-round. Boom. Those are awesome projects. But they are rate. Usually it takes some massaging to get it to the point where a client is happy. This is perfectly acceptable, as its "yours" not ours.
While we certainly want to be happy with the finished product, our ultimate goal is to make the client happy. After all, they are the ones who will look at it everyday.
Deliver final work deliverables.
Final comps are ready. Once completed, final design(s) is archived into multiple formats and delivered to client or printer for use as needed. If the project requires printing or placement, we work within our network to find the best quality deliverable for the best price.
In the event of broadcast or traditional advertising, we coordinate the delivery of final print or files so they can be published or aired for the world to see.
See some of our past work
Specialties Served Graphic
(Because its cool)
Convenience / Retail Stores
Commercial Real Estate
Food / Beverage
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“I want to thank you for all your hard work and commitment to Hawk Waterfowl. I found you and your entire team very professional and you always went out of your way to collaborate with us to get exactly what we were looking for. Your entire staff was very approachable and made choosing your conceptual designs even easier. Your designs have helped us to attain a very professional look and paved the way for Hawk Waterfowl to find it's branding direction. We can't thank you enough and look forward to a continued business relationship. ” — Zach Hawk, Hawk Waterfowl
“When we named our annual conference, “That 70th Show” I knew that I needed a design company that could get excited with our theme and James Arthur Design delivered by getting in the “groove”. James and his team created a marketing piece that embraced the throwback theme with a creative use of 70’s colors and design, all while preserving the professionalism that our organization required. Several of our conference speakers said it was the most creative marketing piece for an annual conference they had ever seen. It's nice to know that I have a partner in design in our small community that delivers with a “big city” appeal. ” — Debra Gray, Marketing Director, Illinois Broadcasters Association
“Working with James Arthur Design Co is very easy. Design and creativity is by far the best I've worked with, they have done numerous designs for my company. The staff is very attentive to my needs, and ask a lot of questions to help give you ideas along with themselves. They make you feel they are a part of your team. Give them a direction to go in and they will give you more than you ask for. ” — Bill Thompson, Vape Juice Inc.
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“James and his team at Arthur Design Co. are one of the best in the business at branding. We have partnered with them on projects and have been incredibly impressed with the results, communication, and professionalism. If you are ready to brand or rebrand, call James and see what your possibilities are. ” — Tom Harness, Harness Digital Marketing
“I can fairly say that I have had more buiness brought to my school from our web site than any other form of technology outside of FB. James is professional, a perfectionist by nature and a real people person. James Arthur Design Co will listen to ideas, bounce creativity off your vision and let it explode on a web page to be proudly displayed for the world to see! Thank you James Arthur Design Co for making Robin’s Nest a place of wonderment & fun for all to experience! ” — Robin Moore, Robins Nest Learning Center
“James Arthur Design Co has always gone above and beyond on every project, always finding a way to meet our “last minute” timelines as well as having the vision and understanding to design and explain in detail to their less than technically capable customers when we know what we need we just don’t know how to get there. They have passion and knowledge of the design and advertising industry that is apparent with every project. ” — Tony Wood, Fisherman
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“Working with James Arthur Design Co was the best business decision I made in a long time. To define a brand and come up with a logo is a tedious thing but James Moseman made it easy for me. His professional manner & creativity put me at ease and I was very comfortable with the process. ”— Jodi Duncan, Floral Ninja