Rusted Metal Signs for Ballard Companies

Rusted Metal Signs for Ballard Companies

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Journal, Logos, marketing, Signs

2 clients recently moved to Ballard and have been renovating a cool space down by the ship canal. It has an industrial look to it and the exterior has both modern and re-used materials, so we wanted a rusted metal sign to hand from the door. After searching around town, we ended up using a […]

Creating electronic art from a client’s hand-drawn concept

Creating electronic art from a client’s hand-drawn concept

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Logos

A client asked if I could take a hand drawn idea from a 13 year old and turn it into art that could be used in the marketing of her new business. I tried some ideas along this line, but in the end she really wanted it to be very similar to the drawing, so I […]

If at first you don’t succeed… try, try again.

If at first you don’t succeed… try, try again.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Logos, packaging, Web

I’ve been working with skincare guru Diane with SolSea for quite awhile to rebrand her company and skincare product line made from seaweed. She has a farm here in the Northwest and makes everything local. We had a simple plan to redesign the logo and some of the graphics in a effort to launch a […]

nwBuilt – award winning design in the hood

nwBuilt – award winning design in the hood

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Logos, marketing, Print

Love working with Keith Hammer and his company nwBuilt. It’s been fun getting the logo and overall brand developed for his marketing. Just received great news about his award winning green build design in our very own neighborhood of Ballard, Seattle. Check it this great video on the award winning home! I am looking forward to […]

Great gift for a graduate

Great gift for a graduate

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Logos, packaging, Print | No Comments

Do you know anyone graduating this year? Or maybe next? Well, keep in mind this great idea…. A healthcare kit for kids going off to college. It has everything they need for when mom isn’t there to fix the boo-boo. Small enough that they can keep in their dorm, apartment or car. My client is just […]

Sunset Hill Web & Consulting – how this small start-up brand was developed

Sunset Hill Web & Consulting – how this small start-up brand was developed

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Logos, Print, Web | No Comments

I’m always thrilled when a friend comes to me and says “I’m starting a company – will you design my logo?” Joel Niemeyer, longtime IT guy, friend and Ballard resident decided it was time to try something new in his life, so he’s taken his high tech expertise and putting it to good work for the […]

Haider Construction Renews Brand

Haider Construction Renews Brand

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Logos, Print, Web | No Comments

I really enjoy working with Haider Construction – a local company located in Mountlake Terrace. It started with a review of their brand and developement of brand guidelines and new website (haiderconstruction.com). After we completed these steps, I helped them with job site signs, and print materials including business cards, stationery. The toughest part of […]

New Brand for Red Barn Communications

New Brand for Red Barn Communications

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Logos, Print, Web | No Comments

I recently had a lot of fun completing an identity project for Brit Kramer, owner of Red Barn Communications. We’re off and running with a logo and wordpress website. One of my favorite types of jobs is working with small business owners through the process of creating a brand that they love! If you need […]

Logos, logos and more logos

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Logos, Print | No Comments

The first quarter of 2014 marks a record of completed logos at one time! There are still more in the works, but here are few of the finished logos for a variety of small businesses. Always fun to make a mark that is meaningful and hopefully memorable. For more examples of logo work by CMYKate […]

Food Labels – be different but follow the rules!

Food Labels – be different but follow the rules!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Logos, packaging, Print | No Comments

I can’t wait to see this new label on a jar of the delicious Apple Salsa, made by Clover’s Marketplace! Where better to make Apple Salsa than Wentachee Washington – the apple capital of the world! We had fun creating the wood cut, old school looking label but it was a reminder that beyond the […]