Alma College - holiday greetings from the President - 2013 -- Front of card
This scene is the latest in a series of cards depicting the campus of Alma College that we created for the President of the College. We also had the opportunity to tie in some youth art created by his children. The design also includes an evening view of the Hogan Center, a LEED certified building which is a community gathering place for convocations, major events and athletics. Another facet of the arts depicted is the sculpture in front of the carolers, which is named "Momentum," dedicated to student performance.
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The back of this card is also interesting!
The back of the 2013 card shows some of the other artists involved with the scene for 2013. If you click thru the other scenes you can see how much they have grown, and their talents are also growing. Each year we present our custom card clients with a print of their custom art, which has been a favorite of all who participate. The art is something that we all collaborate on, to a greater or lesser degree.
The 2012 card is also interesting!
Front of card 2012
This scene is the beautiful new Remick Heritage Center for performing arts. Each year we also include drawings by the president's children who are budding artists. We had their drawings of the manger scene, and Santa with his reindeer. We used our Photoshop skills to get the right angle of the building, at the right time of day and right time of year, then added the crowd arriving. None of those items were in any of the photos as shown. So we like to work with our clients to make the view that they envision. You can see more cards of Alma and other clients at CustomCorporateCards.com
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We are showing some actual scans of cards so you can see the texture of the Strathmore Pastelle Cover Stock that we print many of our cards on. We work with you to develop a custom greeting for your cards.
The back of this card is also interesting!
This is the back of the same card showing the youth artists and credits to all artists. When people order custom cards, they often like to customize not only the front of the card, and the message inside, but also the backs of the cards, and even the inside top flap. Our clients usually come back for more custom cards from year to year due to the response they get from the recipients of the cards. You can see more cards of Alma and other clients at CustomCorporateCards.com
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We love small businesses.
We like to work for businesses that have been around for a while, for people who do their work because they love it. There is usually a story or two in there, some history, some family members who have some things to contribute. There are usually some special little things, things that might be represented by a photo, a story or a sketch.
It's fun is to discover what means the most to the people who own the business - why they are there. We like to craft a design - a web site, or some art, to bring out the beauty so the rest of the world can see it. We might add flourishes to our designs, a blue print, some leaves, a little dog, just something to let the eyes rest on.
What is the purpose of your communication? We might reflect on the reasons why your business wants a web site, is it to get sales? Or is it perhaps to honor the underlying mission of what you do? Is it to provide hospitality to those visiting your community? Is it to build and to carry on a family business - to honor those who are no longer there? Perhaps it is to provide the means for other businesses and entreprenuers to grow. From these things, sales do grow.
We start our work from the inside out, and we do fuss a little bit on the details. People tend to come back after they hear the thank you's and compliments on their cards or web designs. Your ideas start the ball rolling; you are really the creator of your cards, or your web site. You just give us enough to get going, and some feedback as we create. You'll see your vision take form, and we will be sure everything works well and prints well and that your schedule is met also. We care about little things that you might not even know about, like search engine optimization, backups, and that tiny image in the address bar of your browser, and smooth navigation for your site. This does take some time, but it is a labor of love.
As you click on the galleries in the sidebars, you will see a small sampling of the work that we have done since our early days of business. When we started our business full time, we worked with ink pens, oil paints and rubber cement. We were early adapters to the web, creating web sites in 1995. We are still learning too. It makes us feel really good when your business looks good on the web or in print. We look forward to hearing what it is that you would like to create.
New from Albion Design: See holiday cards of community renovations
and business growth - Revitalization Dreams.
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Detroit RiverFront Conservancy holiday cards
This custom card was designed by Michigan artist Maggie LaNoue to depict the Cullen Family Carousel that graces the Detroit Riverfront. This art was created by combining dozens of photos, redrawing details of the animal seats, and softening background areas to bring the eye to a focal point on the scene. We "hand painted" snow, brushstroke texture and lights to capture not only the details, but the mystery of the unseen moods. Visit the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
to see more of this series of custom holiday cards created by Maggie.
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