New "FACE FEAR" designs are now available on the pop up River Runs Wild shop. River Runs Wild is my personal blog and I am selling limited edition designs to help fund raise for a surgery that I am having in December 2017. This is a very personal way for me to raise funds and also offer my designs out to the world.Read More
Starting in early 2018 I will be offering a line apparel, stickers, prints, and more that feature original designs. The designs will be focused on the inner fighter and emotional strength. It is my intention for these designs to give me a place to explore creative freedom that can be shared with others.Read More
Your business card is the "hello" that sticks around, so what are some ways to make your card stand out? Here are some ways to make a unique impression.
- Size: More often than not I get the request for standard size cards (3.5in x 2in), but several different sizes available. Golden Antler Design can order square cards, mini cards, circle cards, and unusual sizes. You could also forgo a card altogether and handout stickers or mini brochures with your information. We can brainstorm ideas together on what will leave a lasting impression with your customers/clients.
- Finish: With so many custom finish options available, the days of matte cards with simple type seem archaic (unless that's what fits your branding, then of course we can do it!). Finishes available include metallic foil coating, spot gloss, raised spot gloss, silk lamination, and more. Golden Antler Design will recommend a finish to really make your cards pop and highlight certain information in a unique way.
- Shape: The standard rectangle is a classic and timeless design but there are other shapes available. We can order circle, square, rounded corner, and even oval cards. Depending on your branding, Golden Antler Design will determine if one of these is a good fit for you.
If you'd like to order unique and custom designed business cards at an incredible price, please contact Golden Antler Design today!
InStep Running & Physical Therapy approached me looking for a new web design for their website. Their main concerns were having a responsive site that was very easy to updates. Some key functionality includes an easy to update events calendar, live message forms, and the ability to easily add on an online store in the future.
Golden Antler Design worked with InStep to meet all three of these main concerns and deliver a site that is very user friendly, both for the customers and the staff.
View the live site here.
In need of a website? Contact me to schedule a meeting and get a free quote.
There’s a path behind a road often traveled by me
alone when I walk through my mind.
On that path, there’s blood stains on gravel
from all the times that I’ve fallen behind.
I’ve tried to walk it, to see where it goes
but once I start treading, I grow weak and go back to the road.
The road is safe and it goes on in a straight line
it doesn’t wind or tempt me with whispers.
But, once I’m back back on it and my feet are in motion
I remember the path and how close it runs to the road.
I’ll trip my way back to the paths winding hollows
and see how far my self will allow me to travel.
This back and forth makes for a slow journey
never quite coming or going, staying or leaving.
The road has other travelers, the path is my secret
only I know it, only I see it, only I can tread it.
I long to know what I will find while following that gravel
or even what will be waiting there for me to battle.
It is filled with mystery, as all dangers are
but if I stay and slay those dark entities will I leave scarred?
Or, will I leave bold and knowing in the end
that I finally found what was around all those bends?
I step towards it now, my feet crunch down
I shiver and hold tight for the waves to come.
The waves of fear that hollow me out
twisting inside me, a whirlwind of gutting doubt.
The doubt to go ahead and figure it out
to keep moving forward and forcing the waves out.
I want to stay, to prove myself worthy, brave, and strong
to be the victor of a battle gone on far too long.
So I begin the walk now, even through the crushing waves
I am lonely, invisible, a slave to the opaque haze.
But with each foot forward, I carve out my place
on a mapless path that is mine to face.
I'm excited to announce the launch of FitHart's website! It is a clean, simple, and user friendly site aimed to give users quick access to the information they need. An interactive calendar of events and scrolling gallery images make the site feel active.
A live Instagram feed is on the site followed by high visibility social media links to engage users to follow. FitHart posts frequently on Instagram and uses Facebook regularly for class updates, so adding access to these channels is vital to the user experience.
We're in the final days of 2015 and all the year end lists are coming out. I love lists. They're an amazing reference and inspiration tool. Often, when I start designing a new project, I look to lists like these for little nuggets of visual cues to get the creative juices flowing. Below are some of "Best of" lists that I will be using in the upcoming year for just this type of creative catalyst.
I'm looking forward to all the design work that will take place in 2016. What will next years trends be? Will hand written type take a backseat or keep charging forward? Will full background video in web because even more seamless or will whitespace come back with a vengeance? We will see. For more news and updates, follow me on facebook and on instagram @goldenantlerdesign
Today I placed the first print order through Golden Antler Design, very excited for all the print projects to come! The first order was for FitHart's business cards. I've had the opportunity to create a vector logo from the client's hand sketch, which was something I don't get to do too often. Using that logo, social media graphics were created and these business cards. Upcoming projects for FitHart include... postcards, website, and more!
This Sunday was an incredible time to be in Downtown Milwaukee. The fog was haunting, silencing, and blanketed the city in a veiled guise. I needed to get out of the house, so I decided to take Cash for a walk by the lakefront. Once I arrived closer to my destination, I realized what an opportunity the fog was presenting for shooting. I was glad that I decided to go out.
The skyline faded in and out of view. What I saw completely changed depending on how close I was to the destination. At certain times, I couldn't see buildings at all and then they would appear as faded ghosts hovering in the sky.
There was a contrast between nature and concrete. Staying on the lower section of sidewalk, near the lakefront, I felt more surrounded by nature. But, as I climbed high towards Prospect Ave that all diminished and was replaced with the echo of silence off of historic buildings. It was a much needed walk. The silence of a city can be surprising, an overwhelming sigh of quiet that beams off of all the tall walls around you.
If you are looking for unconventional photography services, please contact me for more info.
Image picks from the photoshoot at Style Salon Downtown.Read More
Hi All! I'm very excited to announce the arrival of Golden Antler Design. I have decided to start my own design business and couldn't be more thrilled for what the future of my design career holds. Please hop over to the page and give it a like. Also, my site is now LIVE! Check out all the work that has been done at goldenantlerdesign.com
Official big launch coming in January, 2016. Please watch for updates. I have some exciting plans including a FREE LOGO design giveaway. Sign up for newsletter on the site to get an entry. More news to come....
A huge thank you and gratitude to Dot Ten Creative for all that my time with them has taught me. We still work closely together and will continue to do so in the future.
Thank you to Ben Palmer for all of his understanding and collaboration, I couldn't have invented a better boss and work partner.
Thank you to Cornerstone, Realtors for being such an inspiring client and all of their beautiful work that graces my portfolio.
A shout out to Jess McCann for always being a believer in my visual magic and having so many Facebook friends that get to see my logos.
A HUGE grateful hug to THINKlocal magazine for allowing a vehicle for growth and long work hours that really gained me design chops, excited to keep growing with the brand.
A sincere and warm thank you to Russ Bednarek (who's probably in some canoe right now) who hired me and gave me a shot at the reins.
A thank you to Laurie Chapman for buying me my first computer, my first paint set, and all those puzzles when I was a child that probably made me the symmetry obsessed individual I am now.
And to all of the clients I have worked with over the years that have inspired me beyond belief. You are hustlers that make your dreams come true, it's awesome to watch.
If you have any questions, requests, etc - please send me a message.