Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Promotion has to be fun!

Howdy! As a freelance designer I always have to think about how to promote other's products and services, but I have to do the same for myself. I'm, of course, a brand -- as such, I have to advertise my own services. Well, why not make it fun? Here are 3 different promotional posters I designed for myself. They all serve a different purpose, but together they do so much more.

Design Something Cool says "I'm a designer, but this is why you should pick me". Whereas Your Idea Goes Here says "I'm a designer, but I'm clever also". Then there's most people's favorite, Design with Character. This one says "I'm a designer, but I'm fun and love what I do". Together they say "I can be your designer and this is what I'm bringing to the table". Now, it's up to the individual viewer to decide what these mean to them, but this was my intention. Let me know what you think. Man, I need some sleep. :D

TB

15 comments:

Rosanne Dingli said...

I so admire good design, and envy those who are proficient in it. As we speak, my new book is with the designers, and my publishers will send me my new cover soon. How would you feel at a time like this? Because I went to art school I know a few of the basics, but when I see something good, I sigh.

Tanoshiboy said...

Rosanne thank you for coming back. How would I feel about having my book being worked on by designers? Excited, of course! Although knowing me, I would do it myself and meticulously pick it apart and drive myself crazy before finding the simple and answer days later.

Wayne Howard said...

Those are pretty cool. I dabble a little in design myself so I love seeing great design concepts.

Nice work!

Tanoshiboy said...

@Wayne - thank you for stopping by. I'm here all week.

Paul said...

Nice way to demonstrate your abilities. In a recent discussion on Linkedin it was mentioned how anyone you hire to do PR work better be doing a great job on their own PR before you even entertain hiring them. You demonstrate the truth behind this very well.

Tanoshiboy said...

@Paul you couldn't have said it better. If an independent contractor is building you a new deck, his house better look awesome.

Heather Fonseca said...

Really nice Dennis! Very clever and cool. Like them a lot. Are you going to put them on your business cards? How are you going to use the images?

Tanoshiboy said...

Two are on the backs of my cards, but these will be posters real soon.

Catarina Alexon said...

Good way of promoting yourself Dennis. How will you use the posters to further your interest?

Keyuri Joshi (on the ball parent coach) said...

How clever to put the images on the back of a business card and create posters as well. Would there also be a place to see access your portofolio?

KeepUpWeb said...

Very cool. I'm looking forward to hearing how you intend to use the posters too. They can't be cheap to print. Unless you have a resource I don't know about.

Susan Oakes said...

Can see why you are designer Dennis. Are you using this is combination with something else or just on their own?

Julia M Lindsey said...

I love good design. I love the idea of having posters to promote your business.

I agree that if you are going to do design work you better have good design. I think that is true for all businesses. You need to practice what you preach.

Sherry Zander said...

Love the creativity on your blog and the energy with which you convey the information. Fun to read, informative and clever.

Tanoshiboy said...

@Sherry - thank you!