Friday, March 02, 2007

BoDo Launches!

BoDo also know as Business of Design Online, website have launched this week. It's a great resource for designers setting up shop who have searched for answers and assistance by posting questions on various forums, emailing pros for advice, reading everything on offer and googling when it's not.

Topics including: starting your own design business (online or off); marketing; dealing with clients; working with printers, photographers, copywriters and other surrounding industries; pretty much anything to help a design business grow.

Forums, books and blog postings are helping to address this issue, but from our vantage point, concentrated help was needed.

As a Creative Latitude response, the Business of Design online (BoDo) was created.

Conceived and developed by Catherine (cat) Morley, Neil (nt) Tortorella and Jeanette (jay) Wickham (the BoDo team), BoDo’s aim is to provide a focused wealth of information, tools and techniques for successfully managing and marketing a design practice.

That's right, there won't be a Photoshop tutorial in sight.

On BoDo you’ll find continuously updated resources for running a design shop, including select e-books, business forms, excellent articles and more.

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Create Magazine: We Got The Scoop!

I was at Barnes & Noble book store this past weekend, browsing through the new design books and magazines. While flipping through the Jan/Feb west coast edition of Create Magazine. To my surprise, I received a little mention in the Scoop section.

It also mentions an article I contributed to for "Creative Latitude, Logo Notions" written by designer Jeff Fisher, Logomotives.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Mayhem Studios Contributes to Logo Notions Article

Mayhem Studios was honored to be asked to contribute to an article written by Jeff Fisher for Creative Latitude. Since we are so close to the Christmas season. The article would be focused on, "These are a few of my favorite things – from the world of identity design."

Some of the queston we were asked to think about.

• Catching the attention of future logo designers
• Favorite logos of large corporations
• Favorites with a local perspective
• Picking favorites in one’s own work
• A designer wish list

Jeff Fisher, the Engineer of Creative Identity for Jeff Fisher LogoMotives, has received over 475 regional, national and international graphic design awards for his logo and corporate identity efforts. His work is featured in more than 75 publications on the design of logos, the business of graphic design, and small business marketing. He shares his observations about the design industry on his blog, bLog-oMotives.

Fisher is a member of the HOW Magazine Editorial Advisory Board and is also on the 2006 HOW Design Conference Advisory Council. His own book, “The Savvy Designer's Guide to Success,” was released by HOW Design Books in late 2004. An excerpt from the book may be found at More information about Jeff Fisher LogoMotives is available at

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  • Mayhem Studios is a small award-winning design firm located in Los Angeles, California, developing identity and brand recognition for the business sector across the nation. The Studio uses strategic and creative design with effective messages targeted to the client's specific audiences to produce identity and branded collateral pieces, annual reports, brochures, logo design, advertising and interactive web sites. Calvin Lee, Principal & Creative Director of Mayhem Studios is a graduate of Platt College and serves as a member of the Platt College Advisory Board for the Visual Communications Department, NO!SPEC Committee and on the Creative Latitude Management Team.
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