I’ve been working on a children’s book for use with the Kindle Reader. Numbers 1-10is a digital board book for preschoolers. It’s full color, so it’s best viewed on the Kindle Fire, or the Kindle Reader on your smart phone. Check it out!
Part of PBS’ Off Book documentary series, the Art of Logo Design explores the logo’s origins, and what makes a good logo today.
Use these 9 key building blocks to create, strengthen and evolve your company or product brand. Each carry weight. Each add to the nuance and depth to your image as a whole. Consider each when building your brand. They should all support and add to your identity as a whole. Product or Service: At the … Read more
Celebrate Nashville is a rich cultural event celebrating Nashville’s diverse minority communities with music, dance, food and art. Originally called Celebration of Cultures, the event’s logo needed to retain some aspects of the original logo, while at the same time evolving into a new design.
We’re finally here, at our new office at Club Auto Sport in San Jose, CA! Address is: Shimmin Design 521 Charcot Ave Suite 111-E San Jose, CA 95131
When working with a new client on their website, I invariably ask if they would like to include a blog as part of their site. Most would not. “Why would I blog?” and “What would I write about?” are questions that often come up. Along with, “I don’t want to do that.” But wait, let … Read more
We have moved to a new office! Shimmin Design is now located in San Jose, CA and continues to serve clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Our new address is: 521 Charcot Avenue Suite 111-E San Jose, CA 95131 By appointment only. Phone remains the same for the moment: 415–699-9542
Way back when you started your business you didn’t have a lot of money, so you cut a few corners on your logo. Either you designed it yourself (and you’re not a designer) or you bought a pre-made logo from one of those $99 logo websites or possibly you hired your cousin’s sister-in-law’s kid ’cause … Read more
We’re happy to announce that you can now better manage your business’ cash flow by spreading your payments to Melissa Shimmin | Shimmin Design over 6-12 months when you pay by credit card via PayPal. This is for new projects over $1000 and there is a nominal fee. Email us for details…
I just had a long email dialog with a potential client who wanted a website developed along with ongoing maintenance. I finally got around to asking her what her budget was: $300-$400. I just about fell out of my chair laughing. $300 would just about get her a single templated page with no design, no … Read more