Under Pressure – to Make a Flyer

Nothing puts you under more pressure than starting your own business. But when you are able to make the big leap with a friend that has the same dedication as you, it makes it that much easier. I have had the pleasure of knowing the Slye family for many years, so when Joey Slye contacted me to tell me all about his new venture I was all ears. As I sat back and listened to Joey talk about the company he was starting with his friend Nathan Camden I began to formulate what style we would implement for their marketing

Back Pack for Back-to-School

August 10, 2018 No Comments Amanda Sale Graphic Design, Multi Media , ,

Custom Back Pack It is that time of year that all anyone is talking about is “Back-to-School”. So, what better way to send the kids off than with a custom back pack?! Little Miss Kendell is ready to strut her stuff with Mini Mouse and her cool shades glistening in glitter. Moms, don’t stress about the white getting dirty. This is a canvas bag that can easily been cleaned off with a wash cloth. It can even be placed in the washing machine for those… to tough to handle stains.

40th Birthday Celebration

July 16, 2018 No Comments Amanda Sale Graphic Design, Holiday, Multi Media

My best friend and rock turned the big 4 – 0 and for his 40th, he wanted to do a weekend get-a-way with friends for a brewery hop. Since he helped pick out the location, and planed which breweries he wanted to visit I really wanted to do a couple of small surprises to make it an extra special weekend. What’s a Beer without a Koozie? The obvious personalized touch was to make koozies. I have to say I am very thankful that I purchased my Easy Press because it made the processes of ironing on 20+ koozies that had

Getting Our Crafting On With Cricut

October 26, 2017 No Comments Amanda Sale Graphic Design

Time Out Stools There is NEVER downtime in our office, so why I decided to take on another project is beyond me. If you follow us on social media you have seen that we purchased a Cricut, and it has become a new addiction of mine. What can I design and make today? I even stay up and think about all the things. Sometimes I wish I could just turn my brain off. But with the inspiration of my little girl, and my eagerness to use my Cricut, I decided to do some trial and error I came up with a

We don’t just do Graphic Design

From the 1st year to the 100th year, putting on a convention is a ton of work. From picking the perfect date, venue, concept, interest, audience, and the list goes on and one. It was very interesting to me that after speaking to many, the general consensus is “Once you have done the convention… isn’t it super easy the next year?” Oh, how I wish that was true. This was my 2nd year helping out with GEXCon, so you would think.. “ok most of the graphics and marketing are already done.” And yes, for some items that may be true,

This is what I really do?

April 1, 2016 No Comments dennisw Graphic Design , , ,

Being able to have 10 min. of free time last week, I¬†took full advantage. With the sun shinning and our pile of finished pieces pilling up I started snapping away photos. That’s the easy part right? Now time to write captions, slightly edit and re-size photos, and begin posting on our website. Then of course I can’t stop there, as I have to set up post for ALL of our social media. No big deal….right? But when you have Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Google+, and Twitter it is a lot to cover. Not only do I make sure each post

You Never Know Who Your Next Client Will Be

As some may know, the idea of AJ Studios came after I married my husband. Yes, I did tons of wedding stationery afterwards, but I also found my new calling with business marketing. I could not be more excited to see how this all has come full circle and I am now working with someone who made my dream wedding come true, Our DJ – Richard Green. *Yes this is a plug, and if you need a GREAT DJ you MUST call him! Most couples have their wedding, thank their vendors, then really never see them again. Richard and I

Great Design

December 29, 2014 No Comments dennisw Graphic Design

Many attributes add up to Great Design. Some may think it starts and ends with a photographer. Others claim its all about the graphic designer. I say, without both you are making your job that much harder. Visuals are all around us every day and we each see them completely different. The challenge that both photographers and graphic designers face every time they go to work is how to engage the viewer and make them WANT to look for just ONE second longer. Getty Images has put together 8 Trends for 2015 that photographers and graphic designers will definitely make

We Are In The DC Metro

August 20, 2014 No Comments dennisw Branding, Graphic Design, Multi Media

That’s Right! After lots of hard work, our design is in the Metro. So, if you happen to be riding the orange lines or the NEW silver lines make sure to check out our artwork in the Ballston and Virginia Square Stations. Stay tuned as our designs will change. Are you looking to advertise in the Metro as well? Make sure to contact us as we have made wonderful relationships with Metro and can bring your ideas to life!

So Many Entrepreneurs

July 14, 2014 No Comments dennisw Branding, Graphic Design

Many of you may know that starting your own business can be scary and exciting all at once. I think for me, starting my own business was always in my genes. For many years I worked for my Father and watched and learned as he cultivated his company. When it was my time to shine, I had the loving backing of my family and the great business sense from my advisor, my dad. Now is the time for yet another one of us in the family to shine. That would be my amazing little brother, Matt! Not only am I

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