Hickory Graphic Designer Wins National Award for Logo Design

Viking Aerial Photography Logo Design

HICKORY, NC          Matt Everley, of Hickory-based graphic design studio m.e.designlab, was recently selected as a winner for a 2014 American Graphic Design Award by a nationwide panel of judges. The award recognizes excellence in communication and graphic design. The competition was presented by Graphic Design USA Magazine. A highly selective 15% of the 8,500+ entries…

Using WordPress for Your Small Business

Using WordPress for Small Business

This article is from a “how-to” seminar for small business owners and prospective business owners who have not used WordPress before. The goal of the seminar was to teach participants how to use and navigate WordPress—from understanding web hosting options, to choosing a theme, to inserting text and images, and even using WordPress as a…

Craft Beer Branding & Logo Design

Craft Beer Branding and Logo Design

Just a sneak peek at some of the branding designed for Granite Falls Brewing Company. They are a truly innovative craft brewer with great ideas and cool spins on classic beer offerings. Beer Branding for Hickory, NC area Craft Brewer Above are some recent designs for taphandle graphics. All the GFB taphandles carry the same…

GoPro Hero 3+ Black: Down and Dirty Photo Quality Review

Aerial Photo

Just a quick photo-only quality review on the GoPro Hero 3+ Black. Disclaimer: I’m not a commercial photographer by trade, but rather an art director who is well versed in photography at a semi-pro level. I’ll leave the video review for someone who knows that realm better. A GoPro is great for what it is…

Building Your Brand: Business Podcast

Entrepreneur Exchange: Building Your Brand

I was recently invited to be a guest co-host on “Entrepreneur Exchange”—an internet audio show (podcast) on themesh.tv. It was recorded last Friday and officially released today for download and your listening pleasure. To listen to the show, go to: Entrepreneur Exchange: Building Your Brand   It was a great discussion hosted by Jeff Neuville, Director…