New logo, new design… same great business.
Who knew the power of a perfect logo could inspire so much?
Webdesign and technology can sometimes be dry and boring. Honestly, until last week, I was in an uninspired slump with this business and considering seeking full time corporate employment.
I’ve become re-energized, thanks in large part to my new by the graphic designer (who I worked with on the STAR Avian 2015 Calendar and the recent movie night). If you follow my personal account on FaceBook, you know that I post constantly about the antics of my two Goffins cockatoos (Boo and Arthur) and whatever birds I happen to be fostering via STAR Avian Rescue.
I moved all my retro styled photography to VintageReveries.
I should have not kept my vintage styled photography services separate from the beginning, but hindsight is 20/20. Vintage clothing, blogging vintage media that I scan, and vintage photography naturally go together.
Taking bad advice, getting caught up in the hype of online photography classes, and focusing on boudoir, diluted my brand and my focus. (I am still available to shoot boudoir, but with the most respectfully discreet packages and policies possible.)
I really like history, fashion, and having fun.
After burning out on listing vintage fashions for sale online, I am selling all but my highest quality inventory for what I paid (or less). I’m still trying to determine a “garage sale” date. Please contact me to make an appointment to privately shop in my warehouse loft!
Learning from recent volunteer experiences
I’ve polished up my web video production skills, and created mini-ads that were shown as previews for the recent STAR Avian Movie night. I was especially thrilled to see Moe’s Reunion highlighted as a special pre-movie highlight.
In the coming months, I will be creating video stories about individual birds who are available for adoption, and who have found their forever homes. I can now confidently offer clients web-video production services.
The STAR Avian Movie Night and the 2015 Calendar were huge learning experiences which gave me a chance to demonstrate skills that I’ve learned and improved upon. I felt most comfortable being in the role of producer/creative-director, as far as making sure that everything ran smoothly and fit together.
To do the graphic design that Karin created for the calendar would have taken me hours of frustration and reading tutorials; I would rather communicate my vision for her to put into graphical form. Similarly with the movie night: I would rather make sure that everything is running smooth and resolve any misunderstandings and problems that naturally occur within teams and organizations. In those roles, my “big picture” focus and skill diversity had useful purpose.
My volunteer efforts have undoubtedly helped out STAR Avian Rescue, but I continue to gain and grow invaluably.