|New Etsy Shop & Website Banner|
Many, many hours were spent recently building a new brand for my business. So that meant a new business card, new banners for the Etsy Shop and this here blog, and most importantly (and taxing) new product photos. Changing your brand is not ever an easy task, particularly if you're doing all the designing yourself, with limited tools and knowledge. I may make my living on the internet, but that certainly doesn't mean I'm an expert at code, graphics and photographing. Let's just say I've done the best I could with the skills and tools I have.
Overall, I think I did a fairly good job. Of course, I'm conforming to Etsy's neutral aesthetic kicking and screaming, but I really felt it was time to step up my game and give off a more professional image as I saunter my way into the fourth year of selling vinyl exclusively. After all, my web presence is beginning to grow, so I'd better at least look like I know what I'm talking about, right??
|New Business Card|
The above photo is an example of the new product shot I'm using for every item's featured photo (and yes, Star Wars is currently up for sale in the Etsy Shop and Website). Basic and plain? Yep. Because I guess that's what 'everyone' wants (although I'm not thoroughly convinced). We'll see how it does...
I hope you like the new branding, it was rather fun to make, if not a nightmare to re-photograph 950+ album covers--which I'm still in the process of completing. I can only seem to manage about 25-50 a day without ripping my eyeballs out, so I hope you'll bear with me while I drudge on.