Graphic Illustration

Graphic Illustration

graphic illustration

What is commercial illustration?

Commercial illustration is a blend between graphic design and illustration. The term is also known as “graphic illustration.” These designers can use any technique to create a visual style that is artistic but follows company guidelines. This form of design is often used when trying to create a deeper bond with consumers, products, and ideas. Like other areas in design commercial artists often meet with clients directly. They use both traditional and digital tools to develop concepts for advertisements and product packaging. Commercial artists keep open communication with their clients when developing various concepts. Usually, the client receives several options to choose from before a final decision is made.

Both graphic design and illustration have a unique set of techniques, artistic goals, and mediums. Illustration is the wild child in the art world. Illustrators often tell stories through visual scenes or creative typography. They want to convey emotion while adding a personal aesthetic to the design.

What is commercial illustration?

Commercial illustration is a blend between graphic design and illustration. The term is also known as “graphic illustration.” These designers can use any technique to create a visual style that is artistic but follows company guidelines. This form of design is often used when trying to create a deeper bond with consumers, products, and ideas. Like other areas in design commercial artists often meet with clients directly. They use both traditional and digital tools to develop concepts for advertisements and product packaging. Commercial artists keep open communication with their clients when developing various concepts. Usually, the client receives several options to choose from before a final decision is made.

Both graphic design and illustration have a unique set of techniques, artistic goals, and mediums. Illustration is the wild child in the art world. Illustrators often tell stories through visual scenes or creative typography. They want to convey emotion while adding a personal aesthetic to the design.

What is Illustration?

One of the most popular styles of illustration is the use of black, white and color. Pencil drawings can create in depth textures, sharp edges and soft areas. Other popular mediums include the use of ink which brings out contrast. Charcoal drawings are used for hard shadows, and sketching abstract forms. Illustrators often use different paints such as watercolor, gouache and acrylic to tell their stories. Watercolor creates soft tones while gouache paint is rich and has a fast drying process. Acrylic is versatile and can be used on many surfaces. In recent years lithography and print making are becoming popular choices again. Both techniques can produce a detailed look with fast turn around times.

Other styles of illustration include collage, etchings and woodcut art. In a collage artists use found objects and arrange them in a creative way to tell a story. Etchings is a timely process where artists scratch illustrations into metal. One of the oldest techniques is woodcut art. Artists use this method to carve into an actual piece of wood.

Illustrations can be created for fun, found in published media like books, magazines, posters, flyers and educational materials. With the help of tablets and computers a lot of illustration is now being produced digitally.

What is Illustration?

One of the most popular styles of illustration is the use of black, white and color. Pencil drawings can create in depth textures, sharp edges and soft areas. Other popular mediums include the use of ink which brings out contrast. Charcoal drawings are used for hard shadows, and sketching abstract forms. Illustrators often use different paints such as watercolor, gouache and acrylic to tell their stories. Watercolor creates soft tones while gouache paint is rich and has a fast drying process. Acrylic is versatile and can be used on many surfaces. In recent years lithography and print making are becoming popular choices again. Both techniques can produce a detailed look with fast turn around times.

Other styles of illustration include collage, etchings and woodcut art. In a collage artists use found objects and arrange them in a creative way to tell a story. Etchings is a timely process where artists scratch illustrations into metal. One of the oldest techniques is woodcut art. Artists use this method to carve into an actual piece of wood.

Illustrations can be created for fun, found in published media like books, magazines, posters, flyers and educational materials. With the help of tablets and computers a lot of illustration is now being produced digitally.

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design is the profession of using visual content and compositions to solve problems with their target audience. Messages are communicated through color, form, line, shape, size, space, texture, typography and imagery. Graphic designers usually receive direction from branding strategies and marketing teams.

Graphic design exists in both print and digital worlds. Work can be found in packaging, business cards, logos, posters, fliers, email marketing, websites, etc. The visual identity (logo) is usually the starting point of a graphic design job. From there emotion, story, color palettes, images and other design guidelines are used to build a consistent brand.

The next step is to market the idea/ product. Traditionally this was done with printed materials such as newspapers, magazines, and flyers. Nowadays designers also use social media, email campaigns, Internet browsers and other online websites. The internet has provided many ways to create ads and get feedback from the users. UI/UX designers also market to their clients by creating games, apps, motion graphics, film, trailers, GIF’s and various web banners.

There are many areas of interest for graphic designers to specialize in. Publication designers create layouts for books, newspapers, catalogs and magazines. They use different forms of typography and imagery to help pull the audience into their story. Packaging designers create physical products for consumers. Then there is environmental design. Architecture is combined with landscapes to create ecological and aesthetic harmony using murals, exhibition displays and signage.

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design is the profession of using visual content and compositions to solve problems with their target audience. Messages are communicated through color, form, line, shape, size, space, texture, typography and imagery. Graphic designers usually receive direction from branding strategies and marketing teams.

Graphic design exists in both print and digital worlds. Work can be found in packaging, business cards, logos, posters, fliers, email marketing, websites, etc. The visual identity (logo) is usually the starting point of a graphic design job. From there emotion, story, color palettes, images and other design guidelines are used to build a consistent brand.

The next step is to market the idea/ product. Traditionally this was done with printed materials such as newspapers, magazines, and flyers. Nowadays designers also use social media, email campaigns, Internet browsers and other online websites. The internet has provided many ways to create ads and get feedback from the users. UI/UX designers also market to their clients by creating games, apps, motion graphics, film, trailers, GIF’s and various web banners.

There are many areas of interest for graphic designers to specialize in. Publication designers create layouts for books, newspapers, catalogs and magazines. They use different forms of typography and imagery to help pull the audience into their story. Packaging designers create physical products for consumers. Then there is environmental design. Architecture is combined with landscapes to create ecological and aesthetic harmony using murals, exhibition displays and signage.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR PROJECT!

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR PROJECT

Graphicsbyte

Graphicsbyte Illustration - Work by Mark Sheldon Boehly

Graphicsbyte - Illustration

Graphicsbyte Illustration

Use Illustration to tell a story

Custom illustrations are a great way to get the audience’s attention when photography is unavailable. These images can capture emotion and depict ideas in hilarious/ serious ways. Scenes can also be created to bring awareness to a cause. Sometimes with the help of text, words can be incorporated around the drawing to help send the message.

Use Illustration to tell a story

Custom illustrations are a great way to get the audience’s attention when photography is unavailable. These images can capture emotion and depict ideas in hilarious/ serious ways. Scenes can also be created to bring awareness to a cause. Sometimes with the help of text, words can be incorporated around the drawing to help send the message.

Illustration can aid an advertising campaign by giving brand promoters positive/ negative feedback from the target audience. Its fully customizable allowing advertisers to take advantage of unique illustration styles and color pallets.

Illustration can aid an advertising campaign by giving brand promoters positive/ negative feedback from the target audience. Its fully customizable allowing advertisers to take advantage of unique illustration styles and color pallets.

Most importantly illustration is cost-effective. It’s cheaper to draw an original design then it is to create photo-based ads. Instead of dealing with models, proper lighting, location, props, extensive post-shooting modifications, and worrying about copyrighted images. Custom illustration can be an entertaining way to educate consumers. Plus, it draws attention to products that interact with consumers such as a t-shirt or event poster.

Most importantly illustration is cost-effective. It’s cheaper to draw an original design then it is to create photo-based ads. Instead of dealing with models, proper lighting, location, props, extensive post-shooting modifications, and worrying about copyrighted images. Custom illustration can be an entertaining way to educate consumers. Plus, it draws attention to products that interact with consumers such as a t-shirt or event poster.

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READ OUR BLOG AND LEARN ABOUT DESIGN AND UPCOMING EVENTS.

Creature Collection

Creature Collection - Cyborg Bug Illustrated by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative

Creature Collection

The Creature Collection is an illustrated study of biomechanical insects and animals.

Illustrator - Mark Boehly

The Creature Collection is an illustrated study of biomechanical insects and animals.

Illustrator - Mark Boehly

Vector Pattern Work

In 2016 we developed an illustrative series known as the “Creature Collection.” The purpose of the series is to explore biomechanical patterns influenced by science fiction and zentangles. Each design is hand-drawn, digitally colored, and uses eye-catchy color palettes. New creatures are still being added to the series on a monthly basis.

Terms:

  • Biomechanical: cross between organic tissue and machine.
  • Zentangles: Random structured patterns.

Black & White Sketches

Digitally Colored

Creature Collection Graphicsbyte Brand - Mark Sheldon Boehly logo designer

Repurposing The Brand

Reptiles have played a major role in the Graphicsbyte brand. From 2013–17 a viper was used as the studio icon. Many different skins were available on stickers, clothing and business cards. Towards the end of 2017 the viper was retired and the brand was repurposed for the Creature Collection sticker packs. 

Repurposing The Brand

Reptiles have played a major role in the Graphicsbyte brand. From 2013–17 a viper was used as the studio icon. Many different skins were available on stickers, clothing and business cards. Towards the end of 2017 the viper was retired and the brand was repurposed for the Creature Collection sticker packs. 

Creative Merchandising

The first product we developed were insect sticker packs. These were inspired by real bug specimens. Each pack features five insects and the viper brand logo. The pack also has a promo code for a downloadable poster. Currently the series is a limited run and we have two volumes available.

Creative Merchandising

The first product we developed were insect sticker packs. These were inspired by real bug specimens. Each pack features five insects and the viper brand logo. The pack also has a promo code for a downloadable poster. Currently the series is a limited run and we have two volumes available.

Selected Prints

Selling limited edition prints is another great way to get the work into the wild. Everything is signed and numbered by Mark Boehly. On occasion the most popular designs make their way onto clothing and accessories.

 

Selected Prints

Selling limited edition prints is another great way to get the work into the wild. Everything is signed and numbered by Mark Boehly. On occasion the most popular designs make their way onto clothing and accessories.

See something you like? We have Creature Collection prints available in our shop!

See something you like? We have Creature Collection prints available in our shop!

Revitalize Surf NW

Female Surfer logo design by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Sheldon Boehly

Revitalize Surf NW

“Surfing is about friendship, sharing in beauty, good time, quietness, and respect for the ocean and the planet.”

– Anne Taravet

“Surfing is about friendship, sharing in beauty, good time, quietness, and respect for the ocean and the planet.”

– Anne Taravet

The Brand

In 2020 we developed a brand for an all woman’s surf and bodyboarding group. The organization is called Revitalize Surf NW. The organizer of the group was looking for a feminism logo that sparks adventure and friendship. During our first meeting she provided a few sketches, and a list of concepts to explore. Though the sketches were good we ended up taking the brand into a different direction.

 

The Brand

In 2020 we developed a brand for an all woman’s surf and bodyboarding group. The organization is called Revitalize Surf NW. The organizer of the group was looking for a feminism logo that sparks adventure and friendship. During our first meeting she provided a few sketches, and a list of concepts to explore. Though the sketches were good we ended up taking the brand into a different direction.

 

 

Revitalize Surf NW Logo designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Revitalize Surf NW Logo designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative

Changeable Template

The chosen concept is a negative space logo that welcomes diversity. The look of the icon can change when placed on different color backgrounds. Gradient blue became the brands main color. We also provided an outline where the client could create their own patterns for t-shirts, stickers and other merchandise.

 

Changeable Template

The chosen concept is a negative space logo that welcomes diversity. The look of the icon can change when placed on different color backgrounds. Gradient blue became the brands main color. We also provided an outline where the client could create their own patterns for t-shirts, stickers and other merchandise.

 

 

Revitalize Surf NW Alternative Logo designed by Graphicsbyte Creative
Revitalize Surf NW Logo Template designed by Graphicsbyte Creative
Revitalize Surf NW Sticker and T-shirt Mockups designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Revitalize Surf NW Alternative Logo designed by Graphicsbyte Creative
Revitalize Surf NW Logo Template designed by Graphicsbyte Creative
Revitalize Surf NW Sticker and T-shirt Mockups designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative

Cabinet Cures

Cabinet Cures Portland Oregon Showroom - Photography by Graphicsbyte Creative

Cabinet Cures

RESTYLE • REDESIGN • REFACE

Cabinet Cures is from Portland, Oregon. Their specialty is to transform old or worn-out cabinets into modern masterpieces. We got the chance to help shape their entire brand.

RESTYLE • REDESIGN • REFACE

Cabinet Cures is from Portland, Oregon. Their specialty is to transform old or worn-out cabinets into modern masterpieces. We got the chance to help shape their entire brand.

Getting Started

Cabinet Cures is a cabinet refacing and refinishing company. They have four locations around the United States. They are known for their custom stains and tinted liquors, with over 35 different options to choose from. Each stain is hand applied so it will never hide the natural beauty of the wood grain.

During 2014–2020 we worked with Velare Media and helped develop all the company websites, graphics, photography and various print projects. Everything below is displayed in chronological order from when it was created.

 

Cabinet Cures Logo Before & After by Graphicsbyte Creative
Cabinet Cures Logo Before & After by Graphicsbyte Creative

Updating The Brand

In 2019 the owners of Cabinet Cures wanted to overhaul their brand. The old brand used a red tone with an arch over the cc initials. The client wanted to keep the same typography but update the cabinet door to something they actually sell.

We photographed raw cabinet door samples and scanned their wood grain patterns. The chosen door style is called Sussex. It’s a cherry cabinet door with a Harvest stain. The logo update became optional. Currently only two franchises and the new catalog use the updated brand.

Updating The Brand

In 2019 the owners of Cabinet Cures wanted to overhaul their brand. The old brand used a red tone with an arch over the cc initials. The client wanted to keep the same typography but update the cabinet door to something they actually sell.

We photographed raw cabinet door samples and scanned their wood grain patterns. The chosen door style is called Sussex. It’s a cherry cabinet door with a Harvest stain. The logo update became optional. Currently only two franchises and the new catalog use the updated brand.

 

2017 – Current

WordPress Web Design

The first Cabinet Cures website was developed in WordPress. The site was then ported into Hubspot. In 2017 the company put in a request to be moved back to WordPress. All the franchises received a website overhaul. New photos, text and graphics were applied. This made each site more personable to their local audience. All the websites are still using this model.

 

2017 – Current

WordPress Web Design

The first Cabinet Cures website was developed in WordPress. The site was then ported into Hubspot. In 2017 the company put in a request to be moved back to WordPress. All the franchises received a website overhaul. New photos, text and graphics were applied. This made each site more personable to their local audience. All the websites are still using this model.

Cabinet Photography

The best way to sell a kitchen online is though high quality photography. We took several trips to the Cabinet Cures showroom and captured the wood from different angles. These photos were then applied to the Portland and Inc websites. They were also used in different social media posts. We also took photos of all the cabinet doors to show the wood grains before stains and lacquers are added.

Cabinet Photography

The best way to sell a kitchen online is though high quality photography. We took several trips to the Cabinet Cures showroom and captured the wood from different angles. These photos were then applied to the Portland and Inc websites. They were also used in different social media posts. We also took photos of all the cabinet doors to show the wood grains before stains and lacquers are added.

The Catalog

Shortly after updating the brand we received another request to overhaul the company catalog. Our goal was to build a design that complemented the websites. The last catalog was used for almost a decade before receiving an update. Our design needed to be timeless!

The catalog talks about all the products Cabinet Cures has to offer. It also has client testimonials and additional info about the company. The book has 20 pages designed around negative space.

The Catalog

Shortly after updating the brand we received another request to overhaul the company catalog. Our goal was to build a design that complemented the websites. The last catalog was used for almost a decade before receiving an update. Our design needed to be timeless!

The catalog talks about all the products Cabinet Cures has to offer. It also has client testimonials and additional info about the company. The book has 20 pages designed around negative space.

Interested in the websites evolution?

Interested in the websites evolution?

Siempre La Guitarra Concert Series

Siempre La Guitarra Posters designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly from Graphicsbyte Creative

Siempre La Guitarra

Music Festival Designs

Siempre La Guitarra is a classical guitar concert series featuring performers from around the world.

Music Festival Designs

Siempre La Guitarra is a classical guitar concert series featuring performers from around the world.

Origins of the event

Siempre La Guitarra,  meaning “Always the guitar” is a classical guitar concert series presented by David Tutmark and Oregon Guitar Studio. Each season will feature a series of concerts showcasing some of the finest guitarists of today.

David has been a friend of Graphicsbyte for many years. Over a business meeting we hashed out different ideas for the project. Unique illustration with a Pacific Northwest Lumberjack mascot was chosen to represent the brand. Our vision was to create a hip theme that would attract a younger audience to get interested in classical guitar.

Siempre La Guitarra Patch by Graphicsbyte
Siempre La Guitarra Patch by Graphicsbyte

Custom Typeface

The artwork for the concert poster is designed around negative space and round edges. To complement the design, we created a custom condensed sans-serif typeface. Currently, there are two weights being used in the campaign, regular and bold. The typeface was inspired by futuristic fonts from the 1920’s. The full alphabet has been made but it’s not available for the general public to use.

Custom Typeface

The artwork for the concert poster is designed around negative space and round edges. To complement the design, we created a custom condensed sans-serif typeface. Currently, there are two weights being used in the campaign, regular and bold. The typeface was inspired by futuristic fonts from the 1920’s. The full alphabet has been made but it’s not available for the general public to use.

2018–19 Siempre La Guitrarra Tour Poster designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphcisbyte Creative

2018–19 Tour Poster

Late 2018 to early 2019 was when the event started. Our mission was to build a collectable poster we could sell at the merchandise table that represented the series. A lot of illustration work coming out of the Graphicsbyte studio during this time was geometric with lots of rounded corners. It only made since to introduce those practices into the poster. The poster size was 16 x 24 inches.

We created a fictional landscape with Mt. Hood as the focal point. The lumberjack was placed on a hill and was playing a tune while surrounded by nature. The concept was drawn on paper, scanned into Adobe Illustrator and textured in Adobe Photoshop. This was the first design the series had ever seen. It required maintenance. We swapped the dates and artist info at the bottom of each poster and printed a limited run to sell for each show.

2018–19 Tour Poster

Late 2018 to early 2019 was when the event started. Our mission was to build a collectable poster we could sell at the merchandise table that represented the series. A lot of illustration work coming out of the Graphicsbyte studio during this time was geometric with lots of rounded corners. It only made since to introduce those practices into the poster. The poster size was 16 x 24 inches.

We created a fictional landscape with Mt. Hood as the focal point. The lumberjack was placed on a hill and was playing a tune while surrounded by nature. The concept was drawn on paper, scanned into Adobe Illustrator and textured in Adobe Photoshop. This was the first design the series had ever seen. It required maintenance. We swapped the dates and artist info at the bottom of each poster and printed a limited run to sell for each show.

2018–19 Siempre La Guitrarra Alternative Poster designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphcisbyte Creative

2018–19 Alternative Poster

We created a secondary design that would complement the tour poster. This featured the same lumberjack pose but in a different composition. The design played with negative space and was also used in a small run of t-shirts. This was a popular choice at the event merchandise table.

2018–19 Alternative Poster

We created a secondary design that would complement the tour poster. This featured the same lumberjack pose but in a different composition. The design played with negative space and was also used in a small run of t-shirts. This was a popular choice at the event merchandise table.

2020 Siempre La Guitrarra Tour Poster designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphcisbyte Creative

2020 Tour Poster

A new tour poster was designed for the 2020 lineup. We kept the mountain theme from the previous year but introduced a new bearded character. The reason behind this is to expand on the lumberjack universe. The new design is masked into the shape of an eighth note. The design also features an Easter egg. The bird singing in the tree is using a real segment of music that David wrote.

We learned our lesson from the previous two years and this time added the entire lineup for the season on one poster. An icon system was introduced to help save space. This was because a lot of the performers were playing at the same locations on different dates. The key at the bottom of the poster corresponds to the icons and tells viewers where the event is held.

The design process of this new poster was created entirely in Adobe Illustrator. Due to Covid-19 the event was canceled and the 2020 poster only saw one show. This poster design may get recycled for a future date.

2020 Tour Poster

A new tour poster was designed for the 2020 lineup. We kept the mountain theme from the previous year but introduced a new bearded character. The reason behind this is to expand on the lumberjack universe. The new design is masked into the shape of an eighth note. The design also features an Easter egg. The bird singing in the tree is using a real segment of music that David wrote.

We learned our lesson from the previous two years and this time added the entire lineup for the season on one poster. An icon system was introduced to help save space. This was because a lot of the performers were playing at the same locations on different dates. The key at the bottom of the poster corresponds to the icons and tells viewers where the event is held.

The design process of this new poster was created entirely in Adobe Illustrator. Due to Covid-19 the event was canceled and the 2020 poster only saw one show. This poster design may get recycled for a future date.

Individual Musician Posters

During mid 2019 we received a request to create additional posters that focused on the musician performing that night. This added another layer to the event and made each show more personable. Graphics were recycled from the illustrated series and the performers were photoshopped into the new designs.

Individual Musician Posters

During mid 2019 we received a request to create additional posters that focused on the musician performing that night. This added another layer to the event and made each show more personable. Graphics were recycled from the illustrated series and the performers were photoshopped into the new designs.

The Merchandise Table

Mark and David have been friends for many years. One of the best perks from designing the graphics for the event was participating at the shows. Graphicsbyte was invited to run the merchandise table. Each show had two event posters available. One was the white alternative poster and the other was the tour poster. Guitar picks with event branding and stickers were also available. Eventually these two items were combined into guitar pick packs that included x3 picks and x1 sticker. The packaging told a backstory of why the lumberjack plays in the forest.

In 2020 a limited run of nail files was created. These were mostly gifts for the performers but the extras would be sold at the table. The files were made of glass and had a wood handle with the event branding burnt in. T-Shirts and Trucker hat designs were also available as online order exclusives. We wanted to encourage the audience to explore the Siempre La Guitarra website and shop online. The booth had several other goodies available. Graphicsbyte was allowed to sell their own merchandise.

The Merchandise Table

Mark and David have been friends for many years. One of the best perks from designing the graphics for the event was participating at the shows. Graphicsbyte was invited to run the merchandise table. Each show had two event posters available. One was the white alternative poster and the other was the tour poster. Guitar picks with event branding and stickers were also available. Eventually these two items were combined into guitar pick packs that included x3 picks and x1 sticker. The packaging told a backstory of why the lumberjack plays in the forest.

In 2020 a limited run of nail files was created. These were mostly gifts for the performers but the extras would be sold at the table. The files were made of glass and had a wood handle with the event branding burnt in. T-Shirts and Trucker hat designs were also available as online order exclusives. We wanted to encourage the audience to explore the Siempre La Guitarra website and shop online. The booth had several other goodies available. Graphicsbyte was allowed to sell their own merchandise.

The Website

The most rememberable websites have good branding and are easy to use. Luckily we already created eye-catching graphics for the posters. That language was carried into the website. The site currently uses the same color palette and illustrative imagery from the 2018­–19 posters. The site was designed in WordPress and allows fans to buy tickets, learn about their favorite performer, and walk away with some new merchandise. We also added a section where companies can sign up to be a sponsor.

The Website

The most rememberable websites have good branding and are easy to use. Luckily we already created eye-catching graphics for the posters. That language was carried into the website. The site currently uses the same color palette and illustrative imagery from the 2018­–19 posters. The site was designed in WordPress and allows fans to buy tickets, learn about their favorite performer, and walk away with some new merchandise. We also added a section where companies can sign up to be a sponsor.

Graphicsbyte Logo Design

Logo Design by Graphicsbyte - Mark Sheldon Boehly

Logo Design Examples

Logo Design Examples

Branding is an investment, not an expense

Most people don’t understand the importance of having a strong visual identity. A good logo design reflects the main point of your company and helps in successful development of the business. A weak logo can be forgetful and can stump company sales.

At Graphicsbyte we develop stunning logos that you’re proud of. Every detail matters whether it’s typography, icon creation, letter kerning, scalability or color choice.

Covid-19 Logo designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Covid-19
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Oregon Guitar Studio
Native Construction logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
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Green Room Naturals Logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Green Room Naturals
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Granny's Attic - Stickers & Clothing
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Boehly Construction Inc
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Everdrone Inspections
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Kitchen Idea Gallery
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Tiki Grills Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Tiki Grills
Dear America What Would You Change? Logo designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Dear America What Would You Change?
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Luna Food & Smoothies
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Versoft Consulting
Noble Industries logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Noble Industries
Hand Lotus Massage Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Lotus Massage
Steampunk Maniacs Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Steampunk Maniacs
Enjoy Portland Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Enjoy Portland
Dorsing Construction Logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Dorsing Construction Inc
Swanson Financial - Lake Oswego Logo designed by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Sheldon Boehly
Swanson Financial
Graphicsbyte Red Viper Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Creature Collection
Tree House logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Tree House
Emerald Isle Band Logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicbyte Creative
Emerald Isle - Band
Mother Nature Massage Therapy Logo Design by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Mother Nature Massage Therapy
Graphicsbyte Creative logo designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly
Graphicsbyte Creative
Velare Media Logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Velare Media
NW Native Construction logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
NW Native Construction
Lotus Massage Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
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Truax Designs Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
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NW Dachshund Breeder
Cabinet Cures Wood Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Cabinet Cures
M Momogram Logo Designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
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OTB Cube Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
OTB
Reflections by FW logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte
Reflections By FW
Siempre La Guitarra Logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Siempre La Guitarra - Concert Series
Revitalize Surf NW logo designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Revitalize Surf NW
Volume Eyelash Extensions Logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Volume Eyelash Extensions
Picasso Logo designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Picasso
NW Native Construction logo Compass Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
NW Native Construction - Alt. Design
Organic Lotus Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Lotus
Arrow Wheat Marketplace logo designed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Arrow Wheat Marketplace
TOP Security Services Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Top Security Services
Kid Ferrari Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Kid Ferrari - Electronica Band
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Swanban Financial
AHP Nebula logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
AHP
Primal Punch Media Logo Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative
Primal Punch Media

Acue-Tex Inc

Acue-Tex Inc Building for Precision Injection Molding

ACUE-TEX INC

Precision Injection Molding

AcueTex is a family-owned injection molding company. We spiced up their brand and built them a website.

Precision Injection Molding

AcueTex is a family-owned injection molding company. We spiced up their brand and built them a website.

Acue-Tex Inc brand and logo developed by Mark Sheldon Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative

About the company

Acue-Tex Inc is located in Hubbard Oregon. They have thirteen machines on the floor specializing in injection molding, insert molding, and tool & die manufacturing. The company is known for building parts for the medical, dental, and veterinary industries.

Working with Nathan was great. He knew exactly want he wanted and all our meetings were straight to the point. Our mission was to build an eye catchy logo, business cards, and a company website.

Creating The Brand

Acue-Tex has been established for many years but their brand was almost non-existent. They tried out many fonts and had a drawing of a plastic injection molding machine. They just needed professional help building the vision. We almost knocked it out of the park after presenting the first draft of ideas. One concept was a line logo based on a plastic injection molding machine. This design was more realistic and was in line with the current company sketch. Since Acue-Tex builds a lot of medical equipment we thought it would be a nice touch to make one of the parts in the machine resemble a medical cross icon.

Our other direction was more abstract and it focused on the viewing window inside the plastic molding machine. The icon uses a neutral color palette and the gold shape represents plastic that is about to be molded. An innovative logo needs a timeless typography so we went with Futura. It was a hard decision but this design was chosen to represent Acue-Tex. The next step was to build matching business cards.

Creating The Brand

Acue-Tex has been established for many years but their brand was almost non-existent. They tried out many fonts and had a drawing of a plastic injection molding machine. They just needed professional help building the vision. We almost knocked it out of the park after presenting the first draft of ideas. One concept was a line logo based on a plastic injection molding machine. This design was more realistic and was in line with the current company sketch. Since Acue-Tex builds a lot of medical equipment we thought it would be a nice touch to make one of the parts in the machine resemble a medical cross icon.

Our other direction was more abstract and it focused on the viewing window inside the plastic molding machine. The icon uses a neutral color palette and the gold shape represents plastic that is about to be molded. An innovative logo needs a timeless typography so we went with Futura. It was a hard decision but this design was chosen to represent Acue-Tex. The next step was to build matching business cards.

Responsive One-Page Website

When searching for Acue-Tex in 2019 on Google many industrial sites tied to this client pop up. But none of them were informative. This is because the client didn’t have a real website. We developed a WordPress one-page scroll site that tells readers who this client is and the industries they work with. This site is mobile responsive meaning it shrinks to fit phone and tablet displays.

Responsive One-Page Website

When searching for Acue-Tex in 2019 on Google many industrial sites tied to this client pop up. But none of them were informative. This is because the client didn’t have a real website. We developed a WordPress one-page scroll site that tells readers who this client is and the industries they work with. This site is mobile responsive meaning it shrinks to fit phone and tablet displays.

Green Room Naturals

Green Room Naturals CBD Oil Package designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative

Green Room Naturals

Get pitted!

Green Room Naturals creates all natural plant based health products using CBD

Get pitted!

Green Room Naturals creates all natural plant based health products using CBD

Green Room Naturals Logo designed by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Sheldon Boehly
Green Room Naturals Logo designed by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Sheldon Boehly

About the brand

In 2018 the Hemp Farming Bill went into effect removing CBD from the list of controlled substances. Various companies were sprouting up all around Oregon. This created the perfect wave for Green Room Naturals. Trevor is the owner and founder of the brand. Prior to Green Room he spent most of his life as a musician touring the Northwest. He is a one man band playing guitar, harmonica, didgeridoo, and is a singer/ songwriter. 

When Trevor approached us he wanted his new brand to have a deep connection with nature and spiritual energy. We achieved that by building the brand’s color palette around the seven chakras. The logo represents growth and healing in the form of a  lotus flower/ cannabis leaf. To give the brand more personality we tied in an abstract Native American feather to be the focal point. This is a tribute to the owner’s musical background.

About the brand

In 2018 the Hemp Farming Bill went into effect removing CBD from the list of controlled substances. Various companies were sprouting up all around Oregon. This created the perfect wave for Green Room Naturals. Trevor is the owner and founder of the brand. Prior to Green Room he spent most of his life as a musician touring the Northwest. He is a one man band playing guitar, harmonica, didgeridoo, and is a singer/ songwriter. 

When Trevor approached us he wanted his new brand to have a deep connection with nature and spiritual energy. We achieved that by building the brand’s color palette around the seven chakras. The logo represents growth and healing in the form of a  lotus flower/ cannabis leaf. To give the brand more personality we tied in an abstract Native American feather to be the focal point. This is a tribute to the owner’s musical background.

“Love and unity we call together we stand, divided we fall with many colors of one race a family born of the new age.”
Green Room Naturals Chakra Icon designed by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Sheldon Boehly
Trevor Green
Owner
Spearmint-Jasmine Deodorant by Green Room Naturals designed by Mark Boehly-Graphicsbyte Creative
Vetiver-Patchouli Deodorant by Green Room Naturals designed by Mark Boehly-Graphicsbyte Creative

CBD Deodorant

Green Room Naturals CBD deodorant Designed by Mark Boehly - Graphicsbyte Creative

Deodorant Packaging

Get Pitted! is the official slogan for the Green Room Naturals deodorant line. All the deodorants are hand crafted and made from plant based extracts. Each stick represents a chakra color found in the company logo. An additional color was added to the lineup as an unscented option. 

Our vision was to build a minimalist design around the plant icon. We also needed a strong typeface that made consumers want to pick up the product. Futura became the perfect typeface for the job. Its condensed weights are both legible and stylish.

Deodorant Packaging

Get Pitted! is the official slogan for the Green Room Naturals deodorant line. All the deodorants are hand crafted and made from plant based extracts. Each stick represents a chakra color found in the company logo. An additional color was added to the lineup as an unscented option. 

Our vision was to build a minimalist design around the plant icon. We also needed a strong typeface that made consumers want to pick up the product. Futura became the perfect typeface for the job. Its condensed weights are both legible and stylish.

Lavender Lemon CBD Deodorant by Green Room Naturals
Yang Lang Tangerine CBD Deodorant by Green Room Naturals
Green Room Naturals Deodorant

Regular Deodorant

Green Room Naturals Regular Deodorant label design by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Sheldon Boehly
CBD Recovery Cream by
CBD Roll-On by Green Room Naturals

Cream. Drops. Roll-on. Lip Balm.

Shortly after launching the deodorant line, we developed labels for another set of CBD infused products. These additional products have similar packaging but we introduced an off-centered watermark and a script typeface to help with hierarchy. Currently, our favorite product is the roll-on. The Arnica takes this product to a whole new level when it comes to pain relief.

Cream. Drops. Roll-on. Lip Balm.

Shortly after launching the deodorant line, we developed labels for another set of CBD infused products. These additional products have similar packaging but we introduced an off-centered watermark and a script typeface to help with hierarchy. Currently, our favorite product is the roll-on. The Arnica takes this product to a whole new level when it comes to pain relief.

CBD Oil by Green Room Naturals
CBD Lip Balm by Green Room Naturals

Versoft Consulting

Versoft Homepage website developed by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Sheldon Boehly

VERSOFT CONSULTING

Services for investment firms

Versoft Consulting works with portfolio management and CRM software. They needed a brand, print materials, and a matching website.

Services for investment firms

Versoft Consulting works with portfolio management and CRM software. They needed a brand, print materials, and a matching website.

Steve Everley and Verity Larson owners of Versoft Consulting at tradeshow - website and brand by Graphicsbyte Creative - Mark Sheldon Boehly

About the company

Acue-Tex Inc is located in Hubbard Oregon. They have thirteen machines on the floor specializing in injection molding, insert molding, and tool & die manufacturing. The company is known for building parts for the medical, dental, and veterinary industries.

Working with Nathan was great. He knew exactly want he wanted and all our meetings were straight to the point. Our mission was to build an eye catchy logo, business cards, and a company website.

BRANDING

Creating the Versoft Consulting logo was surprisingly a smooth process. The client wanted a 3D brand that was just as interesting as the Advent software logo. Our design team started with several wireframe concepts. After a few days of sketching the brand was recreated in CAD software. The uppercase “V” is modeled off the Helvetica typeface. It was heavily contorted to fit inside a spiral cylinder. We decided to use an Ocean blue in the brand because it symbolizes trust, loyalty, confidence, truth, and intelligence. These are all traits the Versoft team uses in their everyday practices.

The brand has been 3D printed and the same V icon can be seen from both sides. In April 2019 we made a legibility change to the brand. We opened up the top of the logo slightly so the uppercase “V” is more visible. Overall this created a better-looking emblem.

BRANDING

Creating the Versoft Consulting logo was surprisingly a smooth process. The client wanted a 3D brand that was just as interesting as the Advent software logo. Our design team started with several wireframe concepts. After a few days of sketching the brand was recreated in CAD software. The uppercase “V” is modeled off the Helvetica typeface. It was heavily contorted to fit inside a spiral cylinder. We decided to use an Ocean blue in the brand because it symbolizes trust, loyalty, confidence, truth, and intelligence. These are all traits the Versoft team uses in their everyday practices.

The brand has been 3D printed and the same V icon can be seen from both sides. In April 2019 we made a legibility change to the brand. We opened up the top of the logo slightly so the uppercase “V” is more visible. Overall this created a better-looking emblem.

versoft-logo-graphicsbyte

WEB DESIGN

The website has been through a lot of changes in the last couple years. In 2019 the site was information focused and used bold colors to offset short but dense text, highlighting their consulting services and training. In 2021 the site switched to a dark theme using nature backgrounds. This design choice is easier on the eyes and the photos provide a calming environment for clients. We also added a new section called VaaS. (Versoft as a Service) This section is a micro site found off the main menu with its own branding.

WEB DESIGN

The website has been through a lot of changes in the last couple years. In 2019 the site was information focused and used bold colors to offset short but dense text, highlighting their consulting services and training. In 2021 the site switched to a dark theme using nature backgrounds. This design choice is easier on the eyes and the photos provide a calming environment for clients. We also added a new section called VaaS. (Versoft as a Service) This section is a micro site found off the main menu with its own branding.

PRINT MEDIA

Versoft Consulting is an ongoing client. We recently just updated the overall look of the business cards and flyers. Each design uses a geometric line pattern. This represents all the connections made in the digital age.

PRINT MEDIA

Versoft Consulting is an ongoing client. We recently just updated the overall look of the business cards and flyers. Each design uses a geometric line pattern. This represents all the connections made in the digital age.