Foil Business Cards

These foil cards for Kim Shaftner turned out awesome.  Something about a minimal card and foil stamping that gets us excited ; )  Letterhead and envelopes are still in production. As soon as they are finished we will post pictures of the full stationery package.

Foil business card design Foil cards are amazing

Package design mockups are fun

Just some pics of a new project we are working on for Go Deep Ammo.  It’s always beneficial to create an actual mockup of your design before going to press.  This will help you see any problems or areas that you can improve.

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Preparing for Your Upcoming Trade Show

Tradeshow Marketing

Whether it is your first tradeshow or your 20th, make sure to have your marketing & printed materials executed well in advance. This will cut down on the stress of making deadlines on printed or promotional items and booth displays.

A good senseable timeline is needed. Keep this timeline updated every year. You may only need to tweek things a little each time depending on your need to refresh things. So what things should be on your time line?

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Restaurant Marketing


One aspect of the restaurant business that is often overlooked is the marketing. So much time and energy goes into planning the food, the taste, the layout and the decor when opening a restaurant that a key piece of the puzzle is missing. Sometimes it’s a tight budget that limits this area of the business and the outcome is very poor.

Well, there is no reason to worry. We have some tips for you that are simple and easy to implement.

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Stationery Design

Pocket folder printing

Laurel Homes of Wilmington NC came to Vast for their stationery design and printing.

Pocket folder printing

The pocket folder makes a great presentation. Include your business card, sell sheets and letterhead to close that deal.

Full bleed envelopes

Full bleed envelopes finish off this project for a custom look.  Everything works really well together.


Icon Design for EasyFreight

icon design

As DM continues to improve it’s Transportation Management System (TMS), we have been able to improve on it’s user interface (UI).

Here is the start to the design of the icon set for The alien dispatcher didn’t make the cut. : )

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Ten Rules for More Effective Advertising

Use the following 10 simple rules to evaluate the advertising you encounter. You may be disappointed, but don’t be surprised when you discover that most advertising fails to follow any of the rules.

1. Does the ad tell a simple story, not just convey information?
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