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We love our city! That being said, we want to make our local business community shine. With our thoughtful, inclusive and well-crafted design, we hope to create a visually stunning and locally focused community.
BIG IDEAS, small business
We realize how important it is for your small business to have a unique, captivating identity that stands out in our distinct, local culture. There is no idea too big, or business is too small for The IDEA State.
There is an increase in the support of local business, which means an increase in the number of local business owners. What a great opportunity for us to work together and grow your business.
The IDEA State is a co-op of passionate, creative talent that have come together for one common goal: to create a visually stunning and locally focused community.
Joe graduated from The Art Center Design College in 2002 with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. He later went on to get a Masters Degree in International Business and a PhD in Educational Leadership. Joe teaches graphic design and marketing at Southwest University of Visual Arts and enjoys playing golf and poker in his free time.
Kyan graduated from The Art Center Design College in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. She never leaves home without her sketchbook, laptop and digital camera.
Elisa graduated from The Art Center Design College in 2004 with an Associates Degree in Advertising Art. She completed a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Illustration the next year in 2005. Elisa currently teaches graphic design and marketing at Southwest University of Visual Arts and enjoys building and riding bicycles in her free time.
Jenaé graduated from The Art Center Design College in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Advertising and Marketing with an emphasis in copywriting. She enjoys long walks in the bosque with her dog Juno and puppy-brother.
Branding & Logo Design
We believe every business has a core truth, a purpose behind why they do what they do. It is this core truth that we use to build a brand that can stand the test of time, and will always communicate your business purpose to your customers. Our custom typography and illustrations give your brand a human touch and allow you to truly show unique ownership of your brand.
Advertising, Marketing & Graphic Design
We believe that every great campaign should drive the viewer to react and interact with a business. This can only be achieved through the use of a carefully thought out plan that involves all three of these disciplines.
Web Design & Development
We base all web design on UCD (User Centered Design), to ensure that your website contains all of the functions that allow you to communicate effectively with your customers. With thourough research of your brand and its competitiors, we are able to design a custom website that will differentiate your brand from the rest.
We specialize in font design and hand drawn styles including custom calligraphy, brush scripts and grafitti. These illustrative skills allow use to elevate plain text into a higher graphic level, so that the type communicates both visually and verbally.
Knowing what to say and how to say to it is a powerful tool. We strive to write copy that can evoke an emotion and be persuasive at the same time. We write copy that will build a strong voice for your brand that will stand out and be heard by your target audience.
Multimedia takes advertising and marketing to the next level. We do this by creating the perfect hybrid of different types of traditional media and social media to give the customer a chance to interact with your brand.
Our process always begans the same way, with paper and pens. We firmly believe in executing as much of your project by hand. This will give the design an authentic appeal that has human emotion and harder to achieve through strictly digital methods. There is craft in small business and we strive to show it through our own craftmanship.
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