Friday, May 2, 2008

A Recap on This Crazy Week

Wow, wow, wow. Never in a million years when my sister and I started Wildwood Girls did we think it would take off like it has. We are so appreciative for all of the support and love we have gotten from our family and friends. This definitely wouldn't be possible without all of you, so thank you!

This week was definitely a learning experience for both of us. We're both learning how to work with our clients to get the best end result. It's been hard to figure out which questions to ask and figure out exactly what the client is looking for. Hopefully this is something we'll get better at as we go along.

Last weekend we had some free time to spend creating some new pre-made products for our Etsy shop

This week we also worked on a few custom banners for some clients. The first banner completed is for (They are still working on their site). We started out by creating a banner based on the lovely close-ups of cake elements they already had on their page. Here is the result of that:

The client liked it but expressed a desire to go more for vector/illustration based design. We also wanted to create an image that could be used as a logo throughout their site. We went for a frosting feel on the flourishes and we love the way the final product turned out! Here it is:

The next banner we worked on was also a challenge. This project was for GypsyCharmsJewelry's Etsy shop. She wanted something that could create a business identity for her and translate into brochures and business cards. Here is the banner she started with:

To begin the banner we first started with a color scheme. Her favorite colors are rusty reds and oranges and lilac/purple tones. We originally went with purple, green, and gold to tie in the Mardi Gras theme she has in many of her pieces but soon changed to the rusty reds and gold. We wanted to give her a logo as well so here is my first attempt at that:

After reviewing it she decided the mask put her too much in to the Mardi Gras theme and she wanted something that evoked more of New Orleans than just Mardi Gras. We decided on an interesting Fleur De Lis (which ended up being the same one she has in her carpet at home!) and a vintage feeling background. It took a while to get the color just right but everyone was so happy with the result!

The last image I will leave you with this week is an avatar we did for someone we know very well...our mom! She is fairly new to the Etsy community and needed an image to represent her on her shopping excursions. Here is what we came up with:

1 comment:

Jane said...

I'm so pleased things are going well! Listening to customers takes a lot of practice, but people do tell you what they want. Sometimes you have to ask a lot of questions to find out what they mean, but the information is there.