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Graphic Design For The Holidays

Here at Wicked Design, we are fond of creating graphic designs for the holidays, and then sharing them with family, friends and clients.

This year, we decided to create a wreath design, and share the process with you. This entire project began with an ink pen and a sketchpad. Below you will learn about the specific steps taken to arrive at this design. These steps included the use of Photoshop to graphically enhance the

 

Letterpress – Design and production using historic techniques

loudoun letterpress servicesCurious Fox Press is a western Loudoun company operated by Cathleen Titcomb. She provides bespoke, manually produced, printed goods that are hand crafted on an antique platen presses. The end result is invitations, letters, envelopes, menus, and such that stand apart in this age of digital mass production. . Materials that have been printed using these age old techniques result in selected paper surfaces featuring tactile  impressions, and a crispness not obtainable with ink

 

Website Design For a Growing Loudoun Restaurant

online restaurant trafficWicked Design recently completed a website design project for a Purcellville restaurant that we love. Some of the most rewarding web design and development projects are for those businesses that we personally patronize. For a design agency in a small northern Virginia town, the likelihood of such work is not necessarily rare, and the community is relatively small. While we love all of our clients, having personal ties to a place we visit makes

 

Designing a fantasy to last a lifetime

graphic design servicesCapturing the essence of our children serves as a lasting reminder of innocence, lineage and the magic of life. We were recently commissioned to conduct a photo shoot of a young girl with a fantasy unicorn. The girl’s mother had the concept of capturing a mythical journey with her daughter and the pony of fairy tales. This story documents the project as it went from planning to print.

We received a call from the

 

Graphic Design for Street Renovation

21st Street Digital Illustration

The Town of Purcellville, located in northern Virginia, had a need to communicate to the public its plans to refurbish 21st Street. They wanted to present an illustration that clearly showed what the final look and feel would be once the project was completed. Wicked Design was hired to use the existing road plans and turn them into a rendering for this purpose.

Starting with photographs, taken on the roof

 

Healing and Coaching Website Design

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana is a Trainer and Healing Coach known throughout the world for her methods and approaches for improving lives. Her books, podcasts, videos and audio talks deliver messages of healing that cover many different aspects of recovering, ethics and awareness. In addition, she provide a wide range of workshops in healing centers across the county.

Suzanne needed a new website design that could effectively communicate her offerings while presented in a simple and

 

Nichols 100th Float Design

In December of 2014, the Nichols hardware store in Purcellville, Virginia celebrated its 100th year in business. As part of this celebration, a parade float was designed and build by volunteers in the community. We did our part by designing the graphics used on the float. The image below was created from a photo of the wooden shelves in the Nichols store. It was used as a backdrop for the float. Nichols Hardware is

 

Photo Restoration Services

We cherish old photographs and the emotional meaning that they bring to us. Sometimes older photos become damaged over time due to age, weather or poor framing. Some were simply kept in wallets or purses and over time, deteriorated due to wear. Sun damage is another common reason why photographs lose their luster.

Aside from family pictures, there are also architectural photos that represent a time before ours. These are important records that serve

 

Lobby Sign Created Using 3D

 

Conceptual Design 3D

 

Effective MarketingSometimes photography isn’t enough to communicate a story. When this is the case, 3D design apps can be used to recreate scenes for the purpose of portraying difficult concepts. MSI Worldwide Mail, a firm with headquarters in Belgium, hired Wicked Design to do just this. Their location in Sterling, Virginia, needed a sign for their lobby area to demonstrate their capabilities. This company offers a wide range of sophisticated mailing and sorting

 

Purcellville Fest Graphic Design

Rock the Rink was an annual town event in Purcellville, Virginia for several years. It has now become the Purcellville Arts and Music Fest, but the event’s spirit lives on. In 2012, the town commissioned us to create an attractive poster used to spread the word. We wanted to make it special.

 

rock festival marketingThis project literally began with a napkin sketch, drawn at a local hang out. The poster concept began with a V