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Top 5 Reasons For a Website Redesign

By | Design, Graphic artist, Graphic Design, Long Branch, NJ, Oakhurst, Ocean Twp., Small Business Marketing, Web Design, Website, West Long Branch | No Comments

Top 5 Reasons For a Redesign Website technology Is out of date It’s not mobile friendly Your website is made up of 75 percent images, 25 percent text Your business has changed focus Does it align with company goals The design process is something that all designers follow even though it varies from one designer to the other. The process also depends on the type of a design project you are working with. There are several steps that business owners can take to ensure that their website redesign is successful and on time. This includes doing appropriate research, setting realistic expectations, overseeing the design process, and measuring your goals. Research & Set Expectations Although a good web designer will also do their own research, it is just as important for your company to do so as well. Your research should be preliminary and the results…

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How Do You Define a Good Logo Design?

By | Advertising, Branding, Design, Graphic artist, Graphic Design, Illustration, Logo Design, Long Branch, Ocean Twp., Visual Communications, West Long Branch | No Comments

You can earn a lot of credibility and trust as a brand with a strong first impression. Logos carry a very large part of that burden. The logo of a company is a symbolic representation of the brand and its core values. Summing everything your brand represents up in a symbol is no small feat. Without being a specialist in graphic design, one might wonder what the components of excellent logo design are and what are some tell-tale signs of slip-shod logo work. One excellent indicator that you are looking at a upscale logo is the fact that is it built on a vector graphic platform. This might sound like “mumbo-jumbo” to you but what it essentially means is that the image you see is built using shapes, rather than pixels. Designers that create vector graphic logos are usually more…

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A legacy of great design, 42 years in the making

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I’m very proud to have been the one asked to redesign my father’s original logo for Ocean Twp.  When the Mayor called I jumped at the chance. Having grown up and gone to school there I still have a strong affinity for the town. “Mayor Chris Siciliano, knowing that Hazelrigg Jr. was an exceptionally talented graphic artist, decided that it was fitting to ask him to update the seal.” Here is a link to the full write up in the Coaster: Coaster Article  

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A Unique Heirloom Honor: Robert Hazelrigg and Ocean Township’s Seal

By | Asbury Park, Design, Eatontown, Graphic artist, Graphic Design, Illustration, Logo Design, Long Branch, Marketing, NJ, Oakhurst, Ocean Twp., Red Bank, Small Business Marketing, Visual Communications, West Long Branch | No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2015 Ocean Township, New Jersey A Unique Heirloom Honor: Robert Hazelrigg And Ocean Township’s Seal Header: In 1974, a local architect by the name of Robert Hazelrigg won a design contest that made his drawing the official seal of Ocean Township. Over 40 years later, his son was personally chosen by the mayor to redesign it… Body: Most families have heirlooms that they pass down from generation to generation, and these heirlooms usually take the form of a favorite piece of furniture. One local family has an heirloom honor that is really hard to beat. Since 1974, the Hazelrigg family has the honor of being the people who designed both Ocean Township’s old and new seals. It all started in 1974, when Robert Hazelrigg Sr. was the proud winner of a design contest held by…

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How Hashtags Help Your Business

By | Asbury Park, Branding, Design, Eatontown, Facebook, Graphic artist, Graphic Design, Instagram, Linkedin, Long Branch, Marketing, Oakhurst, Oceanport, Pinterest, Red Bank, SEO, Small Business Marketing, Social Media, Twitter, West Long Branch, YELP! | No Comments

Hashtags Help Your Business Hashtags aren’t just a Twitter thing. Now days you’ll find them on most of the other major social media sites too.  Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and Pinterest all enable you to tag keywords and phrases which enables interests and conversations to be tracked.   As your business grows more competitive through it’s digital marketing efforts, the use of Hashtags can generate a new and effective way to create engagement and brand awareness with your target audience. When properly used Hashtags can be a powerful tool for connecting with customers.

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Graphic Illustration of Monmouth Park in Oceanport NJ from early 1900

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  Graphic of Monmouth Park in Oceanport NJ Graphic Artist: Unknown The image about is a very early drawing on the original Monmouth Park Race Track in Monmouth County, Oceanport, NJ 07757. The illustration commissioned during the grand opening of Monmouth Park originally Eatontown in 1870. It was part of a collection recently discover in the home of Frank “fredi” Manfredi local Fort Monmouth army photographer who resided in Loch Arbour, NJ. You can download the High-resolution (4000×3000) version by clicking this button.

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Images of Fort Monmouth circa 1930 from The Graphics Guy

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Early images of Fort Monmouth You can clearly see areas of Eatontown, Little Silver, Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, and Sea Bright is several of the graphic images of Fort Monmouth. The Images of the military installation were taken in the 1930’s. The installation began with the lease of a defunct Monmouth Park Racecourse (later re-opened at another site in 1946) by the Army for a training site for officers. The location near Eatontown, with rail sidings out of Hoboken and proximity to the port of Little Silver was ideal. Known temporarily as Camp Little Silver, it was renamed Camp Alfred Vail shortly after in September 1917. The Chief Signal Officer authorized the purchase of Camp Vail in 1919. The Signal Corps School relocated to Camp Vail from Fort Leavenworth that year. The Signal Corps Board followed in 1924. In August 1925 the…

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