Fail More!

Fail More!

Mistakes are inevitable. Every expert started off as a beginner. Even if one is born with natural ability and skills that those skills still must be cultivated and refined. The best speakers in the world still rehearse and refine their presentation, artist create and learn how to improve their artistic expressions, musicians constantly practice scales and rehearse songs. No matter what your current or desire field is it takes a lot of time, effort, and inevitably failure. Every single time you fail it is okay. The fail helps you to learn what to do better next time. Learning from your…read more >

New Season Web Design Case Study

Overview Che'Kierra Parker, founder of New Season, reached out to FORWARD Design to create an online presence for her newest venture. The goals for this project were to establish credibility create a simple, user friendly environment set a solid foundation to add more later Typically we begin with the creation of a Coming Soon Page. This gives people a place to go even though the website is still a work in progress. Ms. Parker gave us creative freedom. She provided the vision for New Season and we took it from there. New Season represent transition, growth, triumph. With that in mind…read more >

Ethan Pipion’s Logo Design Case Study

Overview Ethan Pipion, a really talented cellist, reached out to us to create personal branding elements as music because the central point of his career options. The goals for this project were to establish credibility present himself professionally This project, like 99% of the projects taken on, starts off with research. Looking at what is in the market allows us to know what is standard, what works, and what can be done differently. Ethan provided artwork and let us know that the cello was what he wanted to emphasize. With the clients specifications and our research time to draw it out. Conceptualization …read more >
2 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Budget

2 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Budget

Being an entrepreneur is no easy feat but it can bring a sense of freedom. A sense of fulfillment. With that liberty, comes days of bliss and days filled with tears (crossed out) hope. Through all of the success, failures, and endless transitions if you budget these two things well, you will survive. 1.Money Hopefully you already are aware of the fact that you need money to run a business. If you do not make money to pay the business expenses and yourself then it will not last very long. So remember -Cash is king Cash flow is vital to…read more >
Poetically Designed Website Design Case Study

Poetically Designed Website Design Case Study

 Poetically Designed Website Overview Val Partee reached out to us to create the vision he had for a website for his business Poetically Designed. At this point he had already entrusted FORWARD Designs to create his logo and other products so the fact that he sees the value in what we create is awesome. He loves us, he really loves us. Just kidding. Back to business...FORWARD Designs created Poetically Designed website. 5835read more >
Poetically Designed Tote Bag Case Study

Poetically Designed Tote Bag Case Study

Overview FORWARD Designs was contacted by Val Partee, the owner and writer for Poetically Designed, to create a tote bag that will consonant with the poem/scripture he provided. The goals for this project was to increase brand awareness create a product that will reach a variety of female consumers online and at speaking engagements establish credibility with product quality and deliver Design Details One half consist of a silhouette of a woman. This accentuates the traits commonly associated with a female: lips, hair, lashes. It shows her in a state of peace and serenity. The text says "God has designed…read more >
Why We Offer Solution Based Design

Why We Offer Solution Based Design

Solution Based Design FORWARD Designs is a design studio. We offer many services to assist our clients in creating and establishing a brand. But it's more than just looks. Picture a gorgeous person. Nice smile. Great build. They capture your attention. When you walk over to greet them they still look amazing. But as you begin to invest more time you get nothing. They possess no substance. After you get past the surface you are utterly disappointed because they do not provide anything that gives you a reason to continue to give them your valuable time. This is exactly what…read more >
Poetically Designed Case Study

Poetically Designed Case Study

Val Partee, the owner of Poetically Designed expressed an interest in having getting a logo makeover. The original logo had a black, gold, and brown background. It consist of a sphere that is surrounded and by words and layered with the entity's name. The globe is also outlined by a circular cage that has a two tone gradient. The overall concept was an idea that Val still wanted to embrace but he desired a cleaner more modern outcome that could set the tone for his brand and poetry work. The common ways the logo would be used was established early-as…read more >
8 Reasons Clients Love FORWARD Designs

8 Reasons Clients Love FORWARD Designs

There are a few things that clients can expect when working with FORWARD Designs. These things are the the attributes that help us to continue to work with so many great individuals. 1. You will be understood. FORWARD Designs is a small business. Very small. Currently ran by one person so the entrepreneur and solopreneur aspect of running a business is completely understood. It's not easy but usually the things that have a big payoff aren't. 2. You will be heard. Communication is key in all things. First we listen. Tell us what services you are in search of and…read more >
3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work For Free

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work For Free

1. You Are Worth It . As entrepreneurs or small business owners it can become tempting to under value yourself and what you have to offer. Do not, I REPEAT, do not do that to yourself. Not charging what you are worth will only lead to frustration and struggle in so many areas. Take inventory and examine what your products, services, and your time are truly worth. Are you a professional in your industry? Do you have ample experience? Are customer or client testimonials available? What value do others gain from working with you? After taking a self assessment, determine what…read more >
FORWARD Designs Logo Case Study

FORWARD Designs Logo Case Study

Overview FORWARD Designs is more than a side venture. It is a legitimate entity. So the goal was to present it as such The goal for this project was to establish a presence increase and attract like minded clientele exude professionalism through logo and complimentary branding Design Details Creating an image to represent my business was a huge undertaking. Going from doing it at leisure to full time was a massive step and I knew that the logo had to embody the mission and vision for FORWARD Designs. Naming the business came natural. Believe it or not, so did creating the logo.…read more >
What Are You Worth

What Are You Worth

There are a few questions every entrepreneur should ask themselves to determine worth. How do you value yourself? How do others value you? Do you find value in the products or services you offer? Can others see the value in what you offer? Demonstrate your worth Too often others are allowed to determine your value and treat you accordingly. But your worth, in most cases, depends on one thing. You! Now please understand this does not mean walk up to associates, potential clients, friends, or family and say, "Hey. I am valuable." or "I am worth X amount of dollars."…read more >