Throwback Thursday — 1996

Throwback Thursday — 1996

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It's hard to believe we've been in business since 1995, but we can actually prove it, thanks to the internet itself! Our original business name of Hart Consulting (picked in the 15 minutes I had available to register a name with the city of Mountain View California, so no time for creative naming) may be long gone, but the Wayback Machine still exists. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine has archived "snapshots" of websites from as far back as 1995. It's funny to see how primitive layout and design was back then. And here we thought we were pretty darned trendy to be using tables in such a sophisticated manner. Here are some screenshots of our October 1996 website as captured by the Wayback Machine. [caption id="attachment_1733" align="aligncenter" width="609"] We thought…
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Oregon Logo Design | Logo for Tee Shirt Company

Oregon Logo Design | Logo for Tee Shirt Company

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We just finished this logo for a brand new tee shirt company out of Canada. This was a very quick project since the company already had their initial batch of designs to screen print and wanted the logo to go on the shirts and on their packaging. The young founder wanted the logo design to include both bar bells or weights and the handlebars of a typical BMX bike. Tamra created about 20 rough sketches the day we took on the project, the client picked the one shown in the image, and we created the final logo over two days with a couple more rounds of slight revisions to get it exactly how they wanted it. [caption id="attachment_363" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Logo design for tee shirt company specializing in sport-oriented designs[/caption]
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Seasonal advertisements

Seasonal advertisements

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As you go about advertising your product or service keep in mind that you don't need to have every ad be about a discount -- sometimes you can get great traction just from combining an announcement about a new product with an ad that reflects the time of year or the nearest holiday. We created a set of coordinating ads to be used on Facebook, in an html email, on the website, and as part of the footer for the regular html news announcements that this client sends out. [caption id="attachment_200" align="alignnone" width="300"] This image went out to customers as a stand-alone html email.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_201" align="alignnone" width="136"] This image appears on the client's home page and on several sub pages to draw internal clicks to their online store.[/caption]  
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Custom Coupon Cards

Custom Coupon Cards

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New and old fans alike have picked up a variety of business card-sized coupons at the Flying Lizard Motorsports booth over the past 6 years. We've designed cards with coupon codes, cards with scratch-off areas showing a prize, and cards that could be redeemed for free lanyards or stickers. FLMS has given out the cards at race tracks ranging from Atlanta to Utah and even in France during the 24 Hours of le Mans. Most of the cards have been printed by Overnightprints.com but we've also used a couple of specialty vendors for the scratch-off cards. We've designed both stand-alone cards showing off their latest store items on blocks of solid colors, and cards that featured graphical elements from their art cars (designed by skateboard artist Troy Lee) and other…
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Graphic Map & Schedule

Graphic Map & Schedule

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For the 2007 American Le Mans season we created a graphic schedule for Flying Lizard Motorsports. We used a map to show all the race locations, dates, and TV schedules. Printed as a 4x6 magnet, the team handed the schedule out at their first race of the season.
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OSBEELS Newsletter

OSBEELS Newsletter

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We designed a custom InDesign template for OSBEELS (Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying), and produced multiple issues of their newsletter for print and the view online. In addition to placing the text they provided in the template, the regular issues required creation of custom 3D charts showing results of various state tests. We also found stock imagery for their general information articles.
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