We’d all like to think of ourselves as kind and generous people. But let’s face it, when we hear about someone’s misfortune we feel bad for a second and go on with our day. That wasn’t the case for us, when we heard about Baby Juniel.
While having a meeting with Eros Cafe, one of our first clients in Rutherford, they told us of their plans to hold a fundraiser for an employee’s 5 month old son that might lose his vision. After hearing the heart breaking story of how doctors found cancerous tumors behind both of baby Juniel eyes, we knew we had to get involved.
Dimitri Valavanis had already set up a fundraiser at Eros Cafe and got a ton of local stores involved. We wanted to design the fundraiser in a way that was eye catching and would allow people to take a look at themselves
After designing and writing the content for the initial flyer, which was posted in local restaurants, we designed and printed handouts to be distributed to people in the town.
Since in person donations would be covered at the fundraiser, we wanted raise money online. So, we set up a Crowdraise page for Baby Juniel and then sent a email blast to our clients. Currently on https://www.crowdrise.com/BabyJuniel , people have generously donated $1,290.
Tonight come out and join the Pix-l Team at Baby Juniel’s Fundraiser, information is below:
We hope to see you there!!
Kicking off 2013, we were determined to set the bar for our clients as well as ourselves; this year we did just that! We are proud to announce our third award this year, the Silver Davey Award for Latino(a)s in Tech Innovation & Social Media #LATISM13 Conference Brand.
Davey Awards derives from the story of David defeating Goliath with a big idea and a little rock. (Fun Fact: That’s what inspired the shape of the award.) Awards are given to highlight the notion that smaller firms with tremendous ideas can exceed budgetary expectations.
LATISM embedded itself in all of our hearts; we’ve worked on LATISM conferences in the past and the principles’ of Pix-l Graphx held seats on the LATISM NYC Chapter Board of Directors. Honored is an understatement to explain how we felt when we got news, we received the Davey award for one of our favorite branding projects!
I hope everyone had a screamtastic Halloween, we know we did!
Pix-l Graphx enjoyed watching each and every video. After much deliberation and an intense coin toss, we have chosen the winners!
First Place and winner of a $50 Visa gift card is @Ulalasojko on instagram!
Second Place and winner of a $10 gift card to Eros Café is (Debbie) the female video submitted by @MrMandomar on instagram.
Some hollerible mentions are: @MsBiancaaa on instagram, @iedward10 on instagram, and the male video submitted by @MrMandomar!
We hope you had as much fun screaming as we did!
With Halloween approaching, we have decided to share our cringing, fangtastic, Top-Secret process for creating an award winning logo.
For starters, we are enchanted with what we do!
Entombing ourselves for hours, we fester on ideas for the logo design.
Ognjen hand molds and creates different logo concepts.
Striving to bring the best logos to life, Ognjen dissects and pieces together the parts of each glorious design.
By zapping each logo with an electric blot, he turns the logos into a digital proof.
At the stroke of midnight, we unleash our finest specimens.
Based upon the clients’ critics, we decapitate each of the specimens that are not worthy.
Left with only one specimen; we discipline him until he oozes greatness.
Once complete, this little beast of a logo is enough to give you goose bumps!
During this process, we become mad scientists (especially Ognjen). We truly put our hearts and souls into creating each logo.
At the end of every logo design project, we can proudly say – “We created that behemoth of a logo!”
WE WANT TO HEAR YOU SCREAM!!!
Post your most dramatic, frightening scream on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ or Twitter with the hashtag #pixlscreams and tag us @pixlgraphx for a chance to WIN a $50 Visa Gift Card!
We will select our favorite scream on Friday, November 1, 2013 and announce the winner.
Email us your screams at email@example.com, the coolest ones will be posted on our blog.
HAVE FUN SCREAMING!
Since 1963 Graphic Design USA has been the news magazine for graphic designers and other creative professionals; it is truly an honor to announce that Graphic Design USA selected us for two American Graphic Design Awards.
Being days away from the 2013 LATISM Conference — which we fully branded, the office has been fixated on all of the last minute touches; the American Graphic Design Award was the last item on our minds. When we receive the notification that not one but both of our projects were selected for the American Graphic Design Award, it was just the (mini) break we needed! It was very inspirational to have award winning logo design sprouting from our hard work.
As with all of our branding projects, we’ve become very attached to each of these amazing and completely different companies. We have enjoyed our journeys in seeing Endlessly Elated and Fattys emerge for a concept into profound companies… with amazing brands… and our work isn’t done yet!
There is no time like the present to update or start your own brand!
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Your website is your employee. For most of you it could be your first employee. So why do most businesses short change this oh-so important part of the business.
Lets put this in terms of an employee. The US minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour. If this employee was only working part-time at 20 hours a week you’d be paying that employee $7,540 a year. If at full-time, at minimum wage, you’re looking at $15,080 each year. With good production, as a business, owner this is not a bad expense at all.
But in terms of your effective website design, business owners still don’t realize how much their websites do for them. It’s working 24/7. It doesn’t take a break, doesn’t need vacation days, takes inquiries, answers questions while you sleep and, if done properly, generates business. The list goes on and on. So you tell us what is your website worth?
Let me give you an example!
One of our clients, Bergen County Contracting, has been working with us for the past 5 years now. When we began working with them, they wanted us to manage their website and other marketing materials. For about 3.5 years we managed their website and constantly recommended they invest in a new website. There answer was, “No, the website works fine, I just want to keep doing the postcard promotions you do for us.” Aside from the website, we designed and managed all their design and printed materials.
So about a year and a half ago, they came to us because they were finally ready to move forward with a website. I guess 3.5 years of reminders finally helped. 🙂 We worked on the website for about 2.5 months and still do regular updates to this day. Funny enough their website has now become their first and only priority. We receive calls from our clients all the time, thanking us for the website we created. Their website has actually raised their profits tremendously. They land larger projects with no issues and no need for referrals. Before they launched their new website, they always had issues landing larger projects. They were also always ask for customer referrals and their BBB credentials. All that stopped once their new website was launched. Not until after is when they realized that the lack of a professional website was the issue for the business they were generating.
The industrial revolution brought us the 40 hour work week. The 24 hour work day was split into thirds – 8 hours for work, 8 hours for recreation and 8 hours for sleep.
More time is always needed whether it’s for work, recreation or sleep, everyone wants more time (unless you’re stuck on Rikers Island). So how do we gain more time for work? It shouldn’t be through compensation, if you steal a couple hours from your sleep you won’t have the energy or motivation to actually work through a shift. Taking hours away from your recreational time shouldn’t be the way to go either since you already let your work hours spill into the recreational period (things like getting ready for work, making your food for work and driving to work etc.)
I think it comes down to setting short term goals. Plan ahead and stick to it. If you can’t finish a project don’t promise a client that you can. This will eliminate you rushing through a job to get to the next eventually weeping “I need more time!”
Anyone else have any tips?