It has been while! I have been behind the scenes filling out tons of different information on logo, website, color, photography, style, and lots more. It has been a lot of fun I must say. Most people say that they don't enjoy this part of the process but I really do have fun with it. Part of it might be because I went to school for graphic design so I have all these ideas running through my head and I can finally release them. Other than than that the next thing coming up is the first draft of the logo design. I have been dreaming of what my company logo would eventually look like since day 1 so you can imagine how anxious I am to see what the fabulous Tracy Bishop will create.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Taking advantage is definitely something that I am doing. I have been working hard pulling information and getting everything together for my brand new business look! I am so excited to share with everyone all of the new different things once they come together.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The past few days I have looked at what seems like a million different fonts. It is so much fun searching and searching for the perfect look! I have been having a great time finding inspiration on different things that will help my business image. I have a good idea of what I want my logo font to look like. Out of all the fonts I viewed my favorites pretty much all came out looking alike. I especially like fonts that look like handwriting.
Here is what I have narrowed it down to.
Which one is you favorite?
Friday, January 6, 2012
Packaging! Packaging! Packaging!
Over the years my packaging has changed so much. I feel that it is slowly improving but there is definitely a lot more that can be done until it is just right. Below you will see how the banana and coconut body butter labels have changed over time. I like the current font but in the future I would like to add more colors. I feel that the labels look a little boring and could use some more design to them.
Here are a few examples of the way my soaps are currently packaged. Although they are different you can see from the photos that I use a circle label on each of them. Soaps either come packaged in clear bags that are tied with a matching ribbon, shrink wrapped, or placed in various different designed printed bags. I really like the soaps that have an additional hand stamped label that goes along with the item inside. I feel it gives off a great handmade look and catches your eye.
The third set of photos are a way to see a bunch of different styles and the way they come packaged. What I am hoping to change most about my soaps appearance are the labels. I would really like to see more color added on all of them like I mentioned on the body butter and an overall improved professional look. I would like them all to be consistent and fun.
I have started gathering some photos on my Pinterest page of inspiring packaging. If you have any ideas and suggestions I would love to hear! http://pinterest.com/leeanaprovan/packaging/
Here is an image of business cards that I had made in the past. For the future I would like to have cards that match my company. I like how these cards have a lot of color but before reading the name you don't even know what kind of company they are advertising. I would like to perhaps have my *new* logo on the front. I want to be sure that the final design looks fitting for both boys and girls since I offer products for both.
Thank you! ♥
With my packages I always like to include a thank you note. Just a little something to let you know that I care about your purchase. I have never really had a set design that I use and it is usually something pretty random. Sometimes it will go with each holiday and I will use a little snowman, pumpkin, or heart. When the holidays are not near I have used cupcakes, ice cream, different foods, and just plain paper. In the future I would like to have a consistent look that I am writing the little notes on. I like the idea of having them printed with a typed note to make them look professional and match my business look.
**To get a closer look feel free to click on the images and have them zoomed in.**
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Here and there I am going to start posting inspirational photos that I like and feel fit into LoveLeeSoaps.
These will help with projects along the way and bring everything together.
You can also follow along on my Pinterest page where I will be collecting even more images.
If you find anything similar that fits in I would love to see!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I can't believe I am actually posting this video.
The camera shut off but the the celebration definitely did not end!
I got an email today from the lovely Jessika & Arianne including all the information needed to get started. Every time I see an email in my inbox from them it is super exciting. I have to take a moment to breathe and then open it up. In the next few days I will be going through tons of ideas that I have collected over the years and find some inspiration for my brand. This is like the best homework I have ever been given! I will be sure to post here a few of my favorites along the way. If you have anything or come across something that you feel fits in with LoveLeeSoaps style I would love your feedback!
Monday, January 2, 2012
Me?! Are you serious!? You must be kidding! I am still completely in shock I can't believe this dream has really come true. The feeling is something that I can't even begin to describe. That look on my parents face when I went screaming and running through the house is something that I will cherish forever. This day is a day that I will never forget. My email box has been flooded with so many kind words and support from fellow entrepreneurs. I just want to take the time to say that I am thankful for each and everyone of you. All of the entries submitted were so inspiring and I wish you all the best new year. Anything is possible as long as you follow your dreams and work hard to make them a reality. I also want to thank everyone that believes in me and contributed to the contest. Without all of you this would not have even been possible. I am so excited to share with everyone the new chapter of my business that is about to be opened. Happy New Year to everyone and here is to an amazing 2012!