Client Profile

Date: 2016
Reach: Nation wide
Focus: Sports


Challenge

When we first saw The Alamo City Aztecs they already had a pretty solid grip on social media. They looked like a team that did everything the right way. They had public events for the players when they signed their contracts. There was a ton of community service lined up for the team. Everything just looked good from the outside looking in. All they needed was a graphic design company to push them over the top. They trusted us to guide and take lead of their overall brand. What was the challenge? How do you let the city know that this team is serious? How do you show the community that they can trust these young men who want to serve them well? We just told their story and let the rest fall in place.

 


 

Solution

Like most clients who come to us wanting the best looking website and awesome collateral, we needed to get some good photography. Once we had some awesome pictures (by Chris Saucedo) we wanted to let the city know about this team. We put together a media guide that had the history of the team, roster and coaches bios. Those images from the photoshoot also gave us content to boost their social media. Each player had a poster showing their number and a short bio of where they are from and the position they play on the court.

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Results

The media guide was a success. The guide created a buzz and got other local teams to step up their game from a branding standpoint. It was a great first impression of the team on paper. No team has ever brought that level of professional marketing to the table. The social media graphics allowed the Aztecs to make a connection to the community before tipoff. The crowd knew who were the hometown players and their names. The North American Basketball League just named the Aztecs the best branded basketball team in the league. We are honored to be part of that recognition.

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Starlight Homes called us to bring some life to their website. They are one of the best assisted living companies in the city and needed to show that with their online presence. Starlight Homes employs competent, caring and well trained individuals who are responsive to the needs of each patient, their families and the communities that they serve. We gave them a custom built WordPress site, not a downloaded theme that was edited.

www.starlight4u.com

VentureLab is a hands-on innovation and entrepreneurship program that teaches young people to be next generation innovators and entrepreneurs through inspiration, experiential learning and mentorship. They needed a major upgrade to the interior design of the space. They called TMac Design and we got together to create an atmosphere that works for the kids and also the parents who are checking it out.

 

 

Have you ever thought about how much money you would save if your house stayed cooler or hotter in the winter just from replacing your windows? Nope, I did not either until I started working for Roy and Eco Home Solutions. He can help you save so much money with some simple changes to your windows and patio cover. He also does gutters and siding. Roy needed a site that was clean and easy to use. It is super mobile friendly and built with WordPress that will allow him to make changes. If you want to work with good people that provide a great service, call Roy today.

www.ecohomesolutions.biz

Client Profile

Date: 2015
Reach: Texas
Focus: Church


Challenge

I heard Robert Emmitt preach about using your talents for the Lord. That same day I went to the marketing director at Community Bible Church (CBC) and told her to use me if you need me. Little did I know that she would throw at me the 25 year celebration of one of the largest churches in the city. Our family has been at CBC for 9 years and I was excited to finally do some work in the church.

I had the challenge to create a logo that would reflect CBC with the anniversary and carry that across a bible cover, interactive website and large timeline mural.

 


Website

How do you tell the story of a church that started 25 years ago? You let the members share their memories and tell a story of how the church made an impact in their lives. We built a site that will allow you to tell that story through a simple written testimony, an image or a video. The site was populated with material from church including some video testimonies from the staff.

At the bottom of the site is a timeline highlighting key moments of CBC. It starts off by mentioning the person who inspired Robert and Julie Emmitt to even start Community Bible Church.

 


Timeline Mural

After going through hundreds of pictures we had to design a timeline through images that show the growth of the church and also illustrate how God has blessed so many lives at CBC. The timeline will have elements added to it over time. We will start off with the duotone college of images with certain pics cutout on foam core to add some depth to the mural. The logo has a brush metal finish so that it stands out in front of the vinyl art behind it.

www.cbc25.com

 

 

 

Let’s start off by understanding that I love Apple products.  I am writing this article from my beautiful MacBook Pro and just unplugged my iPad while watching my wife check her social media on her iPhone 6, which reminds that I need to say hi to mom who may be reading this from her iPad mini. I feel that Apple has changed the way in which we are connected and how we interact with other people. They have given everyone else the blueprint into the future of technology and design. The new Apple Watch is a beautiful piece of work. Nothing from Apple surprises me in the area of designing something amazing.

With all that being said, my feeling is the Apple Watch has nothing to do with the design of the watch. It is more about “why” it exists. I have talked to experts in my field of app development/design and got some interesting feedback. Some people love that they are able to instantly get notifications from email and text. They say it will be a lot easier to look at their wrist and get a quick snapshot of the communication while in a meeting. The watch allows you to connect with your audience without pulling out your large iPhone 6 or Note4 flat screen “tv phone” that everyone makes fun of but everyone wants. Ok, ok—back to the watch. Im just saying.

What am I really saying? My whole beef with the Apple Watch is that I really do not want to be connected as much as Apple thinks I should or want to be. I enjoy putting my phone away to be able to connect with a real human being, even if its for an hour while in a meeting. I already have a problem with constantly checking my phone and logging into Facebook 35 times a day and Instagram 87 times an hour. With the Apple Watch I would be looking at my wrist so much I might develop some kind muscle/bone disorder from turning my wrist to my face every five minutes trying to see who has sent me a message or email. And I hope they send a short email/text since I only have about  95×118 pixels of space to read something.

I spent some time at the Apple store playing with the Apple Watch and it was fun. It was fun for about 2 minutes. Then it was frustrating using the little wheel and then trying to click on little circles that represent all the apps on the watch. I can imagine my best friend who plays professional football trying to use the watch with his huge fingers. But who cares about people with big fingers? Right? And bad eye sight? You don’t need to be on the phone if you can’t see. But if you do have great eyesight and little fingers, just turn in your iPhone6 because this watch is all you need. Oh, wait — you need the phone so that the watch can work…soooo just keep it in your pocket and use both of your hands to navigate this small screen instead of pulling out your phone. Let me stop here cause I am starting to get away from the point. My point is that maybe I want to disconnect sometimes.